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XThe best of the contemporary soul underground -- Eric Roberson, Ed Motta, D'Angelo, Incognito, Jose James, Monday Michiru, and many more!

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Aaron AbernathyEpilogue ... CD
Aaron Abernathy, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 13.98
The deepest, most personal album to date from Aaron Abernathy – and that's saying a lot, given how much we loved his previous two records! As you might guess from the title, the set's a capper to his debut trilogy – but it also seems to begin more chapters than it ends – really ... read more CD

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Ambrose AkinmusireOrigami Harvest ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Maybe the first album by Ambrose Akinmusire to carry a parental advisory warning on the front – and for good reason, too – as there's a powerful message here that really goes beyond the style of his previous albums! The set's clearly a product of the Trump moment – with rhymes by ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Ambrose AkinmusireOrigami Harvest ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Maybe the first album by Ambrose Akinmusire to carry a parental advisory warning on the front – and for good reason, too – as there's a powerful message here that really goes beyond the style of his previous albums! The set's clearly a product of the Trump moment – with rhymes by ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Origami Harvest ... CD 9.99

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Dee AlexanderSongs My Mother Loves ... CD
Blujazz, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
An instant classic from Chicago vocalist Dee Alexander – one of the greatest jazz singers working today – and an artist we'd easily rank right up there with old school talents like Shirley Horn or Lorez Alexandria! Dee can sometimes be far-reaching in her style, but here she steps back ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Dee AlexanderWild Is The Wind ... CD
Blujazz, 2008. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Amazing work from singer Dee Alexander – a wonderfully soulful album of jazz vocals, and one that we'd rank right up there with our favorite records by Carmen Lundy or Dee Dee Bridgewater! Dee's a singer who's worked in Chicago for years, but we've honestly only begun to appreciate her ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Aloe BlaccAloe Blacc EP ... CD
Ipo Wax, 2003. Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print.)

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AndreusStreet Troubadour (US version with bonus track) ... CD
Dialogue/Lightyear, 2002. Used ... $2.99
Compelling work from Andreus – an underground Chicago singer with a very unique approach! Andreus is really trying for the "street" in the title of this one – blending a smoother NuSoul mode with some heavier and more political influences. The result is a mixture of R&B, ... read more CD
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AstronauticaDeath Valley ... CD
Alpha Pup, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
Death Valley is emblazoned on the cover, and portrayed inside the CD gatefold too – but the music here is more cosmic than earthy – served up in these warm washes of electro elements that are totally great – dreamily tripping over the landscape in a laidback yet soulful sort of ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Az YetAz Yet ... CD
LaFace, 1996. Used ... $0.99
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✨✧ Erykah BaduBag Lady (cheeba sacmix, main) (CD single) ... CD
Motown, 2000. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Philip BaileyLove Will Find A Way ... CD
Verve, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Philip Bailey's looking hipper than usual on the cover – and he's sounding hipper than usual within – thanks to fantastic production help from Robert Glasper, Christian McBride, and Chick Corea – all artists who play on the record, and help give Bailey a really timeless sense of ... (Soul, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Bob BaldwinNever Can Say Goodbye – A Tribute To Michael Jackson ... CD
Trippin' N' Rhythm, 2010. Used ... $9.99
Keyboardist Bob Baldwin pays tribute to the late, great one – serving up a set of Michael Jackson classics – all done as smooth jazzy instrumentals! Baldwin shifts between acoustic and electric keyboards on the set, balancing things out nicely to create a soulful mix that definitely ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Benny SingsCity Pop ... CD
Stones Throw, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
We've loved the music of Benny Sings for years – and can't understand why the man's not a much bigger success at a worldwide level – because his songs have the gentle soul and careful construction of the sorts of music that used to grace the airwaves decades back! Yet maybe the ... read more CD
Also available City Pop ... LP 18.99

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BigyukiReaching For Chiron ... CD
Likely, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
Fantastic future soul from Bigyuki – an artist who's got a really far-reaching vision for his music – even though his sound is very stripped down overall! The music here is almost a science fiction take on contemporary soul – with these really wonderful, almost sinister keyboards ... read more CD

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Aloe BlaccLift Your Spirit ... CD
Interscope, 2014. Used ... $6.99
Real spirit-lifting sounds from Aloe Blacc – a set that starts with a sense of righteousness right on the very first track – almost a gospel sense of spirit, mixed with Aloe's wonderfully secular groove! The beats are lean, the vocals are clean, and the record's got a tight snap all ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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BlazeSpiritually Speaking – Then & Now ... CD
West End, 2003. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Incredible work from Blaze – one of their most soulful records in years! In a way, the album's a return to the group's roots in the New Jersey garage scene of the late 80s – a smooth blend of styles that has the feel of an instant classic club record – pumping forth majestically ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Blue Mandala ProjectNotes From The Outer Soul ... CD
Pietro Vincenti (Italy), 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
Beautiful work from Blue Mandala Project – an Italian group led by pianist Pietro Vincenti, an artist we really loved for his older Brazilian-styled sounds in the group Quintetto X! The vibe here has some of the sound of the older group, but there's also maybe more funk and soul elements at ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Brand New HeaviesGet Used To It ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 2006. Used ... $3.99
N'Dea Davenport returns to the Brand New Heavies – and the result is one of the greatest records from the group in many many years! The sound's here is totally wonderful – a real return to the classic funk of the Brand New Heavies' roots – and having N'Dea back in the vocal chair ... read more CD

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King Britt presents Sylk 130Re-Members Only ... CD
Ovum/Six Degrees, 2001. Used ... $1.99
The latest from this hip producer, and an album that's got a cool sound that's 2 parts underground soul, and 3 parts mid 80s R&B – complete with guest appearances by Alison Moyet, Martin Fry, Kathy Sledge, Alma Horton, Grover Washington Jr, and Trugoy of De La Soul. In a way, this is the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Harriet BrownMall Of Fortune ... CD
Innovative Leisure, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
A really great second set from Harriet Brown – one of those "recorded at home" soul records that may well set the tone for a generation to come! Brown's got this always-skittish, almost-nervous approach to his music – one that often echoes the lyrics of the tunes, and their ... read more CD
Also available Mall Of Fortune ... LP 12.99

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Chris CamozziSlow Burn ... CD
Samson, 2001. Used ... $14.99
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(Out of print.)

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Chantae CannJourney To Golden ... CD
Atlanta/Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Chante Cann really blew us away with her debut – and she seems to sound even better here – working with a new level of complexity in her music, while still coming across with all the soulful richness of the previous set! Acoustic piano features strongly in the sound – balancing ... read more CD

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Terri Lyne CarringtonMoney Jungle – Provocative In Blue ... CD
Concord, 2013. Used ... $6.99
(Jazz, Neo Soul) CD
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Louis CatoStarting Now ... CD
RSVP, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99 13.00
Nice work from Louis Cato – a singer with a style that warmly crackles along with his grooves – partly in a soul-based mode, but with more of the depth of the singer/songwriter world – as Louis is clearly an artist who doesn't care which genre he appeals to the most! That's not ... read more CD

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Tanika CharlesGumption ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Tina Charles has plenty of gumption – just the right kind of persistence that's going to make her a soul singer to watch in years to come! Charles starts out in the territory of a female vocalist working with a funk band – but she also brings a lot more to her music than just straight ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Gumption ... LP 23.99

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Children Of ZeusTravel Light (with bonus Story So Far CD) ... CD
First Word (UK), 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99
Beautifully bottom-heavy sounds from Children of Zeus – a British duo who effortlessly blend together elements from hip hop and contemporary soul – very much in the spirit of the London sounds that first pricked up our ears at the start of the 90s, even if the approach here is much more ... read more CD
(Includes the bonus CD!)

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Steven A ClarkWhere Neon Goes To Die ... CD
Secretly Canadian, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99 14.98
Really compelling music from Steven A Clark – a singer who's definitely in a contemporary soul vein, but who also seems to be using all these references from the 80s – but in an unusual way! Unlike other singers who go straight for an 80s bass or boogie mode, Steven instead almost ... read more CD
Also available Where Neon Goes To Die (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 8.99

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✨✧ D'AngeloLeft & Right (radio, album, call out hook 1, call out hook 2) ... CD
Virgin, 1999. Used ... $2.99
With Redman & Method Man. CD
(4 track maxi single.)

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✨✧ D'AngeloVoodoo ... CD
Virgin, 2000. Used ... $3.99
Sweet and gritty soul from D'Angelo – who takes a huge step into deeper territory on Voodoo – and it's one of the most monumental records of its time! On one level, Voodoo works as a nicely stripped-down session with a very classic soul feel. Gone are the overzealous flourishes that ... read more CD

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Vanessa DaouDear John Coltrane ... CD
Daou Music, 1999. Used ... $2.99
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Anthony DavidHello Like Before – The Songs Of Bill Withers ... CD
Shanachie, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 18.98
A really great combination of talents – the songs of Bill Withers and the vocals of Anthony David – a singer whose acoustic undercurrents make him a perfect partner for Bill's music! If anything, the presentation here might be even more spare and stripped-down than Withers' originals ... read more CD

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Karl DensonDance Lesson #2 ... CD
Blue Note, 2001. Used ... $2.99
Karl Denson has long been one of the funkiest reed talents on the west coast – working the groove in classic Ubiquity recordings of SF acid jazz from the early 90s, and playing on some of the strongest records to come out of the Greyboy label at the same time. Here, he makes his Blue Note ... read more CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode, disc has a promotional stamp.)

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Raheem DeVaughnDecade Of A Love King ... CD
BMG, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 13.98
We're not sure we're ready to call Raheem DeVaughn the love king – he'd have to face down Barry White and Marvin Gaye for that title – and he's actually given us more than a decade of music (we've been following him since his early self-released days) – but these are all hardly ... read more CD

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✨✧ Raheem DeVaughnLove Experience ... CD
Jive, 2005. Used ... $1.99
An infectious batch of soul tunes from Raheem DeVaughn – his long overdue debut for Jive Records! Raheem stands apart from many in the mainstream soul and neo soul, not because he wears his influences so proudly on his sleeve, but in the way he wears them. Raheem's soul style is born of ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Raheem DeVaughnLove Reunion ... CD
SoNo, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Raheem DeVaughn's the master of the smooth groove – a singer rooted in classic modes, but working in ever-contemporary modes – so much that this album feels like a great step forward from some of his previous sets! Despite the "reunion" in the title, the love here almost ... read more CD

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Julie DexterDexterity ... CD
Ketch A Vibe, 2002. Used ... $6.99
The long-awaited debut album from Julie Dexter – one of our favorite soul singers of the past decade! The album kicks off where Julie's excellent Peace Of Mind ep left off – a mix of underground American soul with British 21st Century influences – cosmic production, dubby ... read more CD
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Down To The BoneClassic Album Series (From Manhattan To Staten/Urban Grooves/Spread The Word – with bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Dome (UK), 1996/1998/2001. New Copy 3CD ... $16.99
The first three albums from Down To The Bone – packaged here in a nicely-priced set, with bonus tracks too! First up is From Manhattan To Staten – a record that moves across the boroughs of New York – and which also managed to have a huge impact on the Windy City as well – ... read more CD

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Down To The BoneUrban Grooves (Album II) ... CD
Internal Bass, 1999. Used ... $3.99
The second album from Down To The Bone – and a set that really continues the vibe of their debut – a mix of programmed funky rhythms and liver jazz instrumentation – all awash in a groove that really helped them cross over big on both sides of the Atlantic! The production is ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Kelly FinniganTales People Tell ... CD
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A killer debut from soul singer Kelly Finnigan – an artist who's got years of experience under his belt, working on other folks' projects – finally out in the spotlight on his own! Kelly's a blue-eyed singer, but has a voice that crackles with a classic soul rasp – set up here in ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Flying LotusFlamagra ... CD
Warp, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Fantastic sounds from Flying Lotus – an artist who just keeps on pushing past any conventional expectations, to a point where his music is almost a genre unto itself! The record's got this very tripped-out sort of vibe – very much in keeping with the image on the cover – and ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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GoapeleStrong As Glass ... CD
Skyblaze, 2014. Used ... $6.99
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Russell GunnLove Stories ... CD
High Note, 2008. Used ... $3.99
Pretty great stuff from Russell Gunn – a jazz musician who's always bringing something soulful to the table! This time around, there's some great keyboards in the mix – played by Orrin Evans, and used in ways that are sometimes funky, sometimes spacey – and always a great mix ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
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Everette HarpWhat's Going On ... CD
Capitol/Jazz Heritage, 1997. Used ... $3.99
Smooth jazz interpretation of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" album. (Jazz, Neo Soul) CD
(Out of print.)
Also available What's Going On ... CD 3.99

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Everette HarpWhat's Going On ... CD
Blue Note, 1997. Used ... $3.99
Smooth jazz interpretation of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" album. (Jazz, Neo Soul) CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)
Also available What's Going On ... CD 3.99

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Hil St. SoulCopasetik & Cool ... CD
Shanachie, 2003. Used ... $1.99
Laidback street soul from Hil St Soul, led by UK vocalist Hilary Mwelwa – sounding really great here on this Japanese album that nicely mixes up her groove! There's a strong sound of urban London running through the tracks – a melange of city sounds that differ nicely from the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Hil St. SoulSOULidified ... CD
Shanachie, 2006. Used ... $7.99
The best album so far from UK vocalist Hil St Soul – the kind of record that could blow her into the American mainstream, and easily rival the best work on these shores! There's an unabashedly catchy feel to most of the tunes here – a hook-heavy approach that really sends each tune ... read more CD

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✨✧ Shafiq HusaynLoop ... CD
Nature Sounds, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
It's been many years since Sa-Ra have expanded our minds with their revolutionary blend of hop hop and soul – but fortunately, Shafiq Husayn has carried on the group's legacy – and has reached an even higher plane with music like this! Husayn brings all the fantastic production skills ... read more CD
Also available Loop ... LP 23.99

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HUWMusic From The Multiverse ... CD
Ropeadope, 2017. Used ... $1.99
The cover's got a couple of monkeys playing the music – but the sound here actually comes from bothers Mike and Aaron Dolton – the first of whom plays the drums, the latter who seems to handle just about everything else! Their music is a blend of jazz and soul – sometimes with ... read more CD
Also available Music From The Multiverse ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Impromp2Can't Get Enough ... CD
Mo Jazz, 1997. Used ... $8.99
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IncognitoWho Needs Love (US version with bonus track) ... CD
Narada/Virgin, 2002. Used ... $6.99
Do these guys ever lose their touch? We think not – as this album, the group's umpteenth, is pretty darn great! Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick pulled out all the stops on this set – working with a range of vocalists that includes Joy Rose, Kelli Sae, Tony Momrelle, Joy Malcolm, ... read more CD
(Out of print, CD is copy protected.)

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Boney JamesTrust ... CD
Warner, 1992. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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Jose JamesLean On Me ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Maybe not the first album to ever pay tribute to the music of the great Bill Withers – but certainly one of the best we've ever heard, thanks to the mighty vocals of Jose James! Over a relatively short career, James has proven to be a singer who can handle himself in just about any setting ... read more CD
Also available Lean On Me ... LP 18.99

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Jose JamesNo Beginning No End ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
A great new chapter in the career of Jose James – and a record that really seems to take his already-amazing vocals to a whole new level! In a relatively short career, Jose's already been turning a lot of heads with his work on other projects, his jazz-based recordings, and his debut for ... read more CD

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Morgan JamesMorgan James Live From Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola – A Celebration Of Nina Simone ... CD
Epic, 2012. Used ... $4.99
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✨✧ JoeBetter Days ... CD
Jive, 2001. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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JoeMy Name Is Joe ... CD
Jive, 2000. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Syleena JohnsonChapter II – The Voice ... CD
Jive, 2002. Used ... $1.99
A surprisingly great album from Syl Johnson's daughter! Syleena's got a bit of a bite in her vocals – almost a touch of blues, showing her link to the rich soul lineage of which her father was a part – but she's also working here with some sweet modern arrangements, bubbling under in a ... read more CD

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Marshell JonesEvidence Of Things Not Seen ... CD
Flying Star Arts, 1999. Used ... $5.99
A very unique album from singer Marshell Jones – a talented vocalist with a style that stretches back to the spiritual jazz traditions of the mid 70s. Some of the tracks on the set features Jones singing almost unaccompanied – in a mode that might be NuSoul, but which opens up more ... read more CD
(CD Baby pressing.)

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✨✧ Ronny JordanAntidote ... CD
4th & Broadway, 1992. Used ... $7.99
A classic bit of London funky guitar from Ronny Jordan – the heir apparent to Grant Green and Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones – and one of the best new players of his generation! The set takes the older funky guitar styles of the 60s soul jazz generation, and fuses it with a 90s nujazz ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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KainaNext To The Sun ... CD
Sooper, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A soaring effort from Kaina – one we're sure to remember as a major creative statement from a versatile singer and as a vital snapshot of a burgeoning era in Chicago's indie soul scene! Kaina's triumph here is the way she sets up a dreamy mood that holds throughout the album – wherein ... read more CD
Also available Next To The Sun (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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KemKemistry ... CD
Motown, 2003. Used ... $2.99
The debut release of a new soul superstar – the magnificent Kem, an all-in-one artist with a sound that's tremendous! Kem wrote, arranged, and produced the whole album himself – wrapped up in banks of keyboards, lush rhythms, and some exquisite vocals that have lots of nice jazzy ... read more CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Alicia KeysDiary Of Alica Keys ... CD
J Records, 2003. Used ... $1.99
Don't write Alicia Keys off simply because she's a pop princess! This second album might sit at the top of the charts for six months, or it may falter quickly and be seen a "sophmore slump" – but whether you see clips on Access Hollywood or not, this Diary is pretty nice to our ... read more CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Jessy KyleLove Again ... CD
Jessy Kyle, 2010. Used ... $0.99
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Amel LarrieuxLovely Standards ... CD
Bliss Life, 2007. Used ... $8.99
A real shift in style for Amel Larrieux – but a great one too! As hinted at in the title, the tracks here are all standards from the American songbook of the 20th century – older tunes made famous many years back, but given new life and a new sense of soul through Amel's wonderful ... read more CD
(Still sealed.)

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LasperanzaSeeds ... CD
Dome (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99
A tight debut from Lasperanza – aka arranger producer Rico Garofalo, who put together the whole set as a tribute to older jazz, funk, and soul that laid the seeds for his own music in recent years! The record has a vibe that's a bit like that strong UK soul tradition started with Incognito, ... read more CD

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Jarrod LawsonJarrod Lawson ... CD
Jarrod Lawson, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99
A stunning debut from Jarrod Lawson – a singer we fell in love with right away – and who we'd rank right up there with some our favorite mellow soul artists of the 70s! Yes, the cover's got a look that's more indie rock – but Jarrod's got this righteous vibe and sense of flow ... read more CD

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John LegendGet Lifted ... CD
Getting Out Our Dreams/Sony, 2004. Used ... $1.99
You just have to love that one breath of fresh air on the pop charts at any given point – and John Legend is profoundly worthy of it! John has a feel for classic soul – strings and horns filter in with his own piano playing and emotive vocals – but the production approach is ... read more CD

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Liquid SoulLiquid Soul ... CD
Ark 21, 1996. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Carmen LundySolamente – The Demo Project ... CD
Afrasia, 2009. Used ... $8.99
Incredible work from Carmen Lundy – an album that's got us falling in love with her music all over again – but from a completely different perspective! As you might guess from the "demo" in the title, the album's got Lundy working in a very intimate setting – handling ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Terrace MartinVelvet Portraits ... CD
Ropeadope, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A jaw-dropper from Terrace Martin – the kind of record that sneaks on the market under everyone's ears, but will no doubt be one of those sets we'll all go back to again and again over the years! Martin's got a beautifully fresh take on funky jazz – steeped somewhat in the classic ... read more CD

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Patricia MarxNova ... CD
Canal (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
It's been quite awhile since we last heard from Patricia Marx – which is a real shame, as her soulful sounds earlier in the century were some of our favorite to come from Brazil! Despite the disappearance, Patricia hasn't dimmed her talents at all – and here, she works beautifully ... (Brazil, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Matt BiancoAnother Time Another Place (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1994. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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MaxwellNow ... CD
Columbia, 2001. Used ... $1.99
Maxwell's third album, and he just keeps getting better. His songwriting skills have become more finely honed, and the arrangements and general feel still maintain his warm, retro modern vibe. We never tire of his soulful vocals, and music that references classics like the Isleys, Marvin Gaye, ... read more CD

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Kojima MayumiSwingin' Caravan ... CD
Pony Canyon (South Korea), 2010. Used ... $6.99
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(Korean pressing. Out of print.)

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Frank McCombStraight From The Vault (Japanese pressing) ... CD
FMCCombmusic, 2004. Used ... $14.99
Incredible work from neo soul maestro Frank McComb – the kind of a record that will have you saying "dang, what's that classic jam" – and then being amazed that it's a brand new set from Frank! The record surpasses even the quality of Frank's amazing album The Truth – ... read more CD
(Out of print – includes obi!)

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Cecile McLorin SalvantDreams & Daggers ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2017. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
That's quite an unusual cover for a jazz vocal album – but then again, Cecile McLorin Salvant is quite an unusual singer – and one who may well be out to change the future of her genre with records like this! The songs are this fantastic blend of original compositions, jazz standards, ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Cecile McLorin SalvantWindow ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Beautifully intimate sounds from the great Cecile McLorin Salvant – a set that has the singer working with only piano or organ for accompaniment, but at a level that has her voice still flowing with marvelous ease! We've loved Cecile right from the start – but here, she maybe blows us ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Monday MichiruRoutes ... CD
Artist Share, 2006. Used ... $5.99
Another top-shelf session from Monday Michiru – one of the few current artists who's been able to hold our attention for so many years, thanks to an ever-deepening quality in her work! Back at the end of the 90s, we were first amazed when Monday moved simpler dance-based work into more ... read more CD
(Out of print US pressing.)

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Midnight Hour (Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad)Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad Present The Midnight Hour ... CD
Linear Labs, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad really sound fantastic here – stepping off their great work on the soundtrack for Luke Cage, and taking their music in an even stronger direction with help from an array of guest singers and musicians! Things are as rich and funky as you might expect ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Midnight Hour (Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad)Midnight Hour Live At Linear Labs ... CD
Linear Labs, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Adrian Younge is best known as a studio genius – and he's certainly working in that setting here – but in a live environment, with a larger group – in a way that really shows off a whole new side of his talents! Younge's partner here is Ali Shaheed Muhammad – who plays bass ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Midnight Hour Live At Linear Labs ... LP 23.99

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Janelle MonaeDirty Computer ... CD
Bad Boy, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 18.98
Janelle Monae knocks it out of the park here – sounding every bit as great as before, but also hitting this righteous mode that really takes the singer to incredible new territory! If you loved Janelle's previous records, don't worry – she's still as catchy and playful as ever – ... read more CD
Also available Dirty Computer (45 rpm 2LP pressing) ... LP 26.99

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MoonchildVoyager ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 11.99
If you like Fender Rhodes, you'll find plenty to love here – as Moonchild is just the duo of singer Amber Navran and keyboardist Andris Mattson – whose warm lines here are a perfect accompaniment to the vocals! There's a warm, organic vibe here that's maybe a bit different than some of ... read more CD

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Chante MooreLove Supreme ... CD
Silas/MCA, 1994. Used ... $2.99
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Ed MottaCriterion Of The Senses ... CD
Membran (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A mindblowing record from the great Ed Motta – a set that continues all the warmer, English language elements of his recent albums – but one that also seems to have Ed hitting a new sort of sophistication too! The sound is incredible – almost out-AORing all the global AOR ... read more CD
Also available Criterion Of The Senses (Japanese version – with bonus tracks) ... CD 18.99

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Ed MottaCriterion Of The Senses (Japanese version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
A mindblowing record from the great Ed Motta – a set that continues all the warmer, English language elements of his recent albums – but one that also seems to have Ed hitting a new sort of sophistication too! The sound is incredible – almost out-AORing all the global AOR ... read more CD
Also available Criterion Of The Senses ... CD 9.99

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Mourning A BLKstarGarner Poems ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
A fantastically righteous set – a blend of funk and politics that we haven't heard done this well since the 70s – even though the whole record is aimed at dealing with contemporary issues – as you might guess from the title's reference to the late Eric Garner! The set's dedicated ... read more CD

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Mr ConfuseOnly A Man ... CD
Confunktion (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
Mr Confuse has always been one of the best blue-eyed soul singers on the overseas funk scene – able to hit the right sort of modes for the music, yet never push things so much that he's trying to sound fake – a careful blend that might make others want to take note! Backings are tight ... read more CD
Also available Only A Man ... LP 14.99

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Georgia Anne MuldrowOverload ... CD
Brainfeeder, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
No overload here from Georgia Anne Muldrow – as the singer feels fresher and more vibrant than ever – maybe in part to the Brainfeeder setting of the album! More than a decade back, it seemed like Muldrow was giving us greatness at nearly every turn through the record racks – ... read more CD
Also available Overload (180 gram pressing) ... LP 21.99

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Meshell NdegeocelloWho Is He & What Is He To You/Leviticus: F@ggot ... CD
Reprise/Maverick, 1996. Used ... $1.99
An excellent remake of Bill Withers' classic! Me'Shell does a great job with the track – keeping the solid 70s groove (which is pretty heavily sampled from the original), but adding in some nice offbeat elements to spice the track up! The flipside is nice, too – and has more of that ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Alicia OlatujaIntuition – Songs From The Minds Of Women ... CD
Resilience, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Alicia Olatuja takes on the music of some strong female inspirations – Sade, Brenda Russell, Joni Mitchell, and others – but serves them up in a jazzy style that's very much her own! The album's in a great space between conventional jazz and contemporary soul – and Alicia gets ... read more CD

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OmarSaturday (her mix, her radio, new album mix, Forcett's gangster club ride)/There's Nothing Like This ... CD
RCA, 1995. Used ... $4.99
Nice 12" single of one of the best cuts from Omar's For Pleasure album! The track's remixed here in a few versions – including the "Her Mix", with Vinia Mojica. CD
(Promotional release.)

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OrgoneReasons ... CD
Killion Sound, 2019. New Copy ... $10.99
Orgone just seem to get better and better as the years go on – from a more standard funk combo to one who've really found their own groove – which they seem to push even further here with the addition of singer Adryon De Leon – a vocalist who really helps bring some focus to their ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Reasons ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Rahsaan PattersonLove In Stereo ... CD
MCA, 1999. Used ... $3.99
Patterson's second LP, with a transitional sound between his more mainstream debut effort and his later neo classic approach. With "Treat You Like A Queen", "Sure Boy", "It's Alright Now", "Do You Feel The Way I Do", "Friend Of Mine", "The ... (Soul, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Skinny PelembeDreaming Is Dead Now ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Spacey, slinky soul from Skinny Pelembe – an artist whose groove is right in keeping with the groundbreaking, genre-busting style of the Brownswood label! Skinny's definitely his own man here – weaving together gentle beats, slightly trippy instrumentation, and an overall sense of ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Dreaming Is Dead Now ... LP 18.99

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Ben PiraniHow Do I Talk To My Brother? ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
A great little soul set by a singer we're betting will have a long run in the funky underground – a relative newcomer, but one who comes across with a power that really belies his time in the studio! Ben Piriani's music has this righteous, full-on groove that reminds us a lot of that moment ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available How Do I Talk To My Brother? ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Platinum Pied PipersTriple P ... CD
Ubiquity, 2005. Used ... $1.99
The long-awaited debut from Platinum Pied Pipers – an incredible set that melds underground soul, deep hip hop, and innovative club groove into a cohesive sound all its own! The PPP is essentially the duo of Waajeed (a founding member of Slum Village and frequent Jay Dee collaborator) and ... read more CD

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Gregory PorterNat King Cole & Me ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. Used ... $9.99
The great Gregory Porter in a very different setting than usual – working here with larger backings from an entire orchestra, as part of the album's tribute to Nat King Cole during his glory days at Capitol Records! The style here isn't the King Cole Trio vibe of the mid 40s, but instead ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Gregory PorterNat King Cole & Me ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The great Gregory Porter in a very different setting than usual – working here with larger backings from an entire orchestra, as part of the album's tribute to Nat King Cole during his glory days at Capitol Records! The style here isn't the King Cole Trio vibe of the mid 40s, but instead ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Nat King Cole & Me ... CD 9.99

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PPP (Platinum Pied Pipers)Abundance ... CD
Ubiquity, 2008. Used ... $4.99
A bigger and more uniquely soulful sound for Triple P – aka cosmic DJ production duo Platinum Pied Pipers, rechristened as PPP with the addition of vocalists Coultrain and Karma to the group on the wonderful Abundance! The vocals, and a tighter focus on great songs than on an overall vibe, ... read more CD

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RC & The GritzFeel ... CD
Rexamillon/Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 13.99
RC Williams really outdoes himself here – moving The Gritz way past their previous role as the backing band for Erkyah Badu – and finding their own wonderfully strong sense of soul! The groove is fantastic right from the start – funky, but very fresh in approach – with lots ... read more CD
 
 



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