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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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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
Also available Wild Is The Wind ... CD 7.99

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Joe Armon-JonesTurn To Clear View ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A fantastic second set from keyboardist Joe Armon-Jones – a musician we first came to love in the UK-based Ezra Collective, and one who's now effortlessly bridging a space between jazz and soul! The record's got a vibe that's as cosmic as its cover – but one that comes not just through ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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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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BilalIn Another Life ... CD
Purpose/BBE (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Bilal gets some amazing help this time around from super-hip producer Adrian Younge – who really helps the singer reinvent his sound! The album's got a funky depth we've never heard from Bilal before – lots of those old school, 70s-styled soundtrack funk touches that Younge's so great ... read more CD

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BilalLove Surreal ... CD
Purpose/BBE (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Tremendous work from Bilal – and further proof that his life on the indie side of the soul spectrum has been a very good thing! There's a crispness to the record that crackles right from the start – slight cosmic touches in the beats, but never too over the top – just enough to ... read more CD

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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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BlueyTinted Sky ... CD
Shanachie, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great solo project from the man behind Incognito – and a reminder that, although Jean Paul "Bluey" Maunick can always choose great singers for that group – he can serve up some pretty great vocals on his own! The sound here is a nice lean change from the fuller Incognito ... read more CD

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✨✧ Brand New HeaviesLive At The Soul Kitchen, Gothenburg ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $24.99
A great little live set from Brand New Heavies – the kind of record that reminds us that, even after the space of 25 years, these guys are still one of the best funky soul groups on the planet! The set's an unusual one, in that N'Dea Davenport makes a surprise return to the lead with the ... read more CD

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Brit Funk AssociationLifted ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99
Excellent work from a very well-named group – as the contemporary combo forwards the legacy of British funk in the late 70s and early 80s – as the supergroup features original members of Central Line, Beggar & Co, Light Of The World, and Hi-Tension – all seminal groups from ... read more CD

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Camera SoulExistence ... CD
Extra Smooth/P-Vine (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $26.99
A great little group – and one with a wonderful talent for bringing together soulful styles in a really catchy way – using bits of funk, ala the Brand New Heavies – but also not afraid to go for a tighter hook, too – in a way that reminds of some of our favorite Japanese-only ... read more CD

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Cee-LoCee-Lo Green Is Thomas Callaway ... CD
Easy Eye Sound/BMG, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A fantastic new chapter in the career of Cee-Lo Green – reemerging here as an old school southern soul singer, with a vibe that's in the best legacy of Al Green and some of the underground talents of his generation! The set was recorded in Nashville, produced by Dan Auerbach, and has a ... read more CD
Also available Cee-Lo Green Is Thomas Callaway ... LP 22.99

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Citrus SunExpansions & Visions ... CD
Dome (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A great little record from the jazzier side of the Incognito universe – work from the excellent Citrus Sun project of Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick – done with some of the soulful vocal modes of his famous group, but also a lot stronger focus on the instrumentation – with ... read more CD

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CoultrainAdventures Of Seymour Liberty (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Juju Dust/P-Vine (Japan), 2007. New Copy ... $22.99
Spacey soul from Coultrain – an up-and-coming singer from the St Louis scene, and one with a really unique sort of sound! The album's a wonderful debut effort – far more mature and complex than you might expect, with a really cosmic feel that's somewhere between 70s spacey soul and ... read more CD

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Kizzy CrawfordWay I Dream ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
A fantastic debut from Kizzy Crawford – a soul singer who will most likely be huge in years to come – thanks to an approach that seems to effortlessly cross borders and boundaries! Kizzy's lyrics are personal, but positive – and the music is a blend of soul instrumentation with ... read more CD

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Lady DonliEnjoy Your Life ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $26.99
The cover's got the look of a vintage set from the West African scene of the early 80s – and Lady Donli steps out here with an equally classic mode at times – but the set's also very contemporary at others, and really grabs our attention right away! The Lady's got a great style – ... (Global Grooves, Neo Soul) 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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Shaun EscofferyEvergreen ... CD
Dome (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
Why isn't Shaun Escoffery bigger? He's easily been one of the top soul singers in the world for over a decade – and a record like this should be in everyone's collection! Shaun's always had a cutting edge sound in his music – and this time around, he inflects it with a bit of classic ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettBeyond The Universe ... CD
Studio Confession, 2009. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
One of the heaviest house albums we've heard from Peven Everett in years – a set that's filled with upbeat, joyous grooves – all done with the same deep soul you'd expect from other recent records! The whole thing's a great step back towards some of the classic grooves from Everett's ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettDear Europe ... CD
Studio Confession, 2008. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Peven Everett sends a letter out to his huge European fan base – but the sound here is every bit as great as his other Chicago-crafted grooves! The rhythms are a bit upbeat this time around – not really house, but a warmly flowing sort of style – that trance-like mode that Peven ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettEasy Livin' ... CD
Unified/Studio Confession, 2006. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Another bold step forward for Peven Everett – easily one of the real front runners in the 21st Century soul scene! The album's got a tighter, more unified feel than even some of Peven's previous work – a confident, almost majestic approach that has Everett's wonderful vocals coming ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettHome Cookin – An Acoustic Album ... CD
Studio Confession, 2010. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Peven Everett, acoustic – a whole new sound for this amazing 21st Century soul singer! We've always loved Peven's music, but usually it's drenched in keyboards and drum patterns – so an acoustic setting like this is a wonderful change – and more proof that Peven's got more than ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettIntimate Affair ... CD
Studio Confession, 2012. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
One of those Peven Everett records that makes us fall in love all over again with his fantastic talents – a record that's definitely intimate, but which bristles over with the kind of soulful energy that Peven can often do better than anyone else! Most of the tunes just have rhythms and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettKaleidoscope ... CD
Studio Confession, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
The title's a great one, as the rich talents of Peven Everett always present us with such a strong range of shifting shapes and sounds in soul music – grooves that draw from his work in jazz and house, but which always come across with so much more overall! The tunes are simple, but so ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettKing Of Hearts ... CD
Studio Confession, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
We haven't heard from Peven Everett in quite some time – and the respite's been a great one, because it seems that Peven's really regrouped, found new strengths, and has come out with his best record in years! The whole thing's one of the best produced, packaged, and put-together sets we've ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettLove Story ... CD
Studio Confession, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Bubbling, joyous grooves from Peven Everett – a set that's definitely flowing with some of the love vibes promised in the title, and which has Everett serving up this fantastic blend of upbeat rhythms and deeper instrumentation! Peven sometimes flirts with house music in the grooves, but he's ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettMedicine Man ... CD
Studio Confession, 2011. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Soulful medicine served up by the mighty Peven Everett – one of the most spiritual talents in the underground today, and an artist who can definitely live up to the title of this set! The grooves are warm and flowing – often on the more upbeat side of the Peven spectrum, which means a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettMy Brazil ... CD
Studio Confession, 2003. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A really unique record from Peven Everett – very different than most of his other work, but equally great! The "My Brazil" reference in the title hints at the style of the work – a bossa-inspired session that has Peven singing gently and soulfully, with mostly just acoustic ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettMy Life My Struggle ... CD
Studio Confession, 2006. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
The most personal album to date from modern soul wizard Peven Everett – as you might guess from the title! The set begins with a striking spoken bit from Peven, then rolls into a tapestry of urban themes and clubbier sounds – the best of which feature those warmly flowing vocals that ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettNotions ... CD
Studio Confession, 2007. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Incredible mellow soul from the mighty Peven Everett – a record that shows that he's every bit as great with a gentle tune as he is with a clubby one! The music here has a beautifully glowing sort of quality – piano, keyboards, acoustic guitar, and softer beats – all wrapped up ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettParty Of The Year ... CD
Studio Confession, 2009. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Sublime soul from Peven Everett – a beautifully-crafted album that moves well beyond some of his homemade productions of recent years! This set's got all the silky soul that first made us love Peven's music – that open, flowing groove that's almost organic, and which makes you feel ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettPower Soul ... CD
Studio Confession, 2006. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Peven Everett in all his glory – stepping forth in one of his best-produced albums in years! As with most of Peven's records, all music and vocals are from the man himself – a one-man show, but with a lot more going on than most full groups! Peven is really at the top of his game here ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettRealness ... CD
Studio Confession, 2007. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
One of the most soulful albums we've ever heard from Peven Everett – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the depth of his work so far! The album's one of Peven's most song-based, vocally-strong efforts – an instant classic batch of tunes that show a tremendous evolution in his ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettReflections Of Misconception ... CD
Studio Confession, 2006. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
One of the boldest, fullest, and most soulful albums we've ever heard from Peven Everett – a set that's overflowing with enough classic influences to rival the genius of Stevie Wonder in the 70s! The groove here is really tremendous – not just house rhythms or beats and keys, but a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettSaturday Night Orchestra ... CD
Studio Confession, 2006. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A cheesy cover, but a really wonderful little record – and definitely something different from Chicago soul wizard Peven Everett! The style here is a lot jazzier than before – almost a mix of 70s CTI funk with some of Peven's more house-driven rhythms – in a way that captures an ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettSincerely Yours ... CD
Studio Confession, 2008. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
One of the most sweetly soulful sets we've ever heard from Peven Everett – a laidback session that's a nice change from some of his more upbeat grooves – and one that places him solidly in the territory of mid 70s Isley Brothers or Marvin Gaye! Tunes are simple, but have a real sense ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettSpeed Of Light ... CD
Studio Confession, 2002. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Excellent work from Peven Everett – another one of his home-made underground soul CDs, issued by Peven himself as a big "F#$% You" to the major labels that have screwed around with him in the past! The CD is a brilliant mix of soul, jazz, house, and touches of Afro-centric rhythms ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettStudio Confessions ... CD
ABB/Studio Confession, 2002. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
The first full and official album from Peven Everett – a professional release that pulls together the strands from his underground, self-released albums of the past few years! After knocking around as a young up and comer on the east coast scene, Peven went underground in Chicago a while ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettWe Need House ... CD
Studio Confession, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
There's a disco ball on the cover, and house music in the title – and the set is definitely one of the clubbiest records we've ever heard from the mighty Peven Everett! That's a great thing to us – as if you've ever caught one of Everett's sets in a club, you'll know that he's got this ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven Everett & Billie JewellModern Duets ... CD
Studio Confession, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
The mighty Peven Everett teams up again with Billie Jewell – a singer who always seems very well-tuned to his soul drenched grooves! The pair sing together, trading lines back and forth, almost in a style that's a 21st Century evolution of the older Motown soul duo format – like Peven ... read more CD

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✨✧ Peven Everett & Upper EshStar Studded ... CD
Satelite Soundscape, 2003. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A wicked blend of hip hop and underground soul from Peven Everett and Upper Esh – warm Peven-styled beats and keys underneath, and rhymes by Asian A and Pretty Toan over the top! If you dig Peven's self-produced albums, you'll find plenty in here to like – as a lot of the tracks have ... read more CD

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Flying LotusFlamagra – Instrumentals ... CD
Warp, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
We really loved the Flamagra album from Flying Lotus, but this set of instrumentals maybe shows off even more of the deeper currents in his music! The record's not the usual instrumental variant – in that these tracks don't really come across as cuts with the vocals removed – and ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Flamagra – Instrumentals (with bonus animated slipmat) ... LP 37.99

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Free NationalsFree Nationals ... CD
Obe, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
These guys are known by some as the backing band of Anderson.Paak, but they're a hell of a group on their own – rock-solid right at the core, and able to effortlessly craft a sweet blend of funk and soul – yet also leave room for plenty of guests along the way! The musicianship here is ... read more CD

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Robert GlasperF**k Yo Feelings ... CD
Loma Vista, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Easily the most powerful album cover and title to date from the mighty Robert Glasper – an artist who's evolved so much in recent years, he's shifted from the world of conventional jazz to the role of an elder statesman in funk, soul, and hip hop as well! This album's got all of those sides ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Derrick HodgeColor Of Noize ... CD
Blue Note, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99
Derrick Hodge has given us some wonderful music over the years – and he just seems to be getting better and better with each new release – a bassist who can make his instrument sing more than most we've heard in recent years – and a player who's also wonderfully in tune with his ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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James Hunter SixNick Of Time ... CD
Daptone, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
One of the best things that ever happened to singer James Hunter was the moment he formed his James Hunter Six – a great combo who've really helped Hunter deepen his groove in recent years! James was always a great vocalist – one of the best blue-eyed soul singers of the past 20 years ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Jose JamesNo Beginning No End 2 ... CD
Rainbow Blonde, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Really mindblowing work from Jose James – an artist we loved right from his very first record, but one who has us completely over the top with this record – a set that may well push James from the soul underground into firmly classic territory – the sort of space that will have ... read more CD
Also available No Beginning No End 2 ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Deborah JordanSee In The Dark ... CD
Futuristica (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
It's been quite some time since we last heard from Deborah Jordan – and the singer has come a long way since her days in Silhouette Brown – really maturing a lot as a songwriter, and finding this way to really move forward in her music, while still hanging onto some of the future soul ... read more CD

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KainaNext To The Sun ... CD
Sooper, 2019. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
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

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Kele2042 ... CD
Kola, 2019. New Copy ... $6.99 12.99
Really striking work from Kele – an artist who works in a space that's very much his own, but which follows in a strong British legacy of mashing up modes for political action – a trajectory that might start with Pop Group, and flow strongly through the Tricky and Portishead generation! ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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KhruangbinLive At Lincoln Hall (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Night Time Stories/Beat (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
A great live set from this very funky trio – recorded in our home city of Chicago, but with an appeal that's pretty darn universal! The sound here is maybe even more lean than some of the studio work we've heard from Khruangbin – lots of interplay between the basslines and guitar, over ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Live At Lincoln Hall ... LP 42.99

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Khruangbin & Leon BridgesTexas Sun ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2020. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
Khruangbin get a great new sound here – thanks to the vocals and acoustic guitar of Leon Bridges, who bring a whole new dimension to their music! The title and cover of the record are very well-put – as there's this open space to the record that's a bit different than previous outings ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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James L'Estraunge OrchestraEventual Reality ... CD
BBE (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 19.98
A fantastic debut from the James L'Estraunge Orchestra – a studio combo, but one who come together with this amazing mix of groove and sophisticated arrangements! The project is the brainchild of Ricky Reid – who you might know in his work with The Soul Renegades – and there's a ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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LasperanzaSeeds ... CD
Dome (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $7.99
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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Ego Ella MaySo Far (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
A British singer with a wonderfully fluid feel – a voice that slides right into a tune, wraps around the keyboards and other instrumentation, and picks up this special sort of glow along the way! The album's very heavy on Fender Rhodes, which are almost a second sort of voice on the record ... read more CD

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Monday MichiruAlter Ego – Nexus Remixed ... CD
Artist Share, 2010. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99
Really great remixes from Monday Michiru's Nexus album – tracks that make some really great magic with the originals! Monday's selected a great array of talents for this project, and the music really takes off from the sound of Nexus – often into territory that's even more cosmic and ... read more CD

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Monday MichiruAlternate Routes ... CD
Artist Share, 2008. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99
Great remixes from Monday Michiru's Routes album – and a set that really continues her strong tradition of collaboration with some of the hippest talents of the underground! As with some of our favorite Michiru remixes from years back, the tracks here are more re-imaginations or re-recordings ... read more CD

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Monday MichiruDouble Image ... CD
Polygram (Japan), 1998. New Copy ... $8.99
A real turning point for Monday Michiru – a set that has the Japanese singer moving into more complex rhythms than some of the straighter soul of her initial releases – really keeping things interesting as she stretches out lyrically too! Monday arranged and produced most of the record ... read more CD
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Monday MichiruMoods ... CD
MCJP (Japan), 2003. New Copy ... $8.99
A wonderful little album from Monday Michiru – her tenth solo album in a short but strong legacy of soul! The album builds on the maturing sound that Monday's been crafting over her previous records – a really cohesive sound that takes bits of classic 70s jazz, Latin rhythms, acoustic ... read more CD
Also available Moods ... CD 6.99

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Monday MichiruRoutes ... CD
Artist Share, 2006. New Copy ... $7.99
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
Also available Routes (Japanese pressing) ... CD 6.99

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Monday MichiruSelections '97-'00 ... CD
Polydor (Japan), Late 90s. New Copy ... $8.99
A great selection of tracks by one of the best soul singers of the past few decades! Japanese/American vocalist Monday Michiru's been one of the few new artists we've supported heavily since our "dusty" past – and this 12 track set is a wonderful sampling of tracks she's recorded ... read more CD
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Monday Michiru & OthersCo-Collaborator Works Of Monday Michiru ... CD
Universal (Japan), 2007. New Copy ... $13.99
Great grooves from Monday Michiru – a Soul Source collection that brings together a wealth of Monday's dancefloor work with a host of other artists! The tunes here are all upbeat and nicely grooving – very much that soulful Soul Source dancefloor vibe – and the package is a nice ... read more CD
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Monday Michiru & Toshiko AkioshiJazz Conversations – The Other Side Of Monday Michiru ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $13.99
The other side of Monday Michiru – or, more appropriately, the early side of the great soul singer – given that her roots in jazz go very far back, to the time when she was the child of two very famous jazz musicians! This set has Monday reunited with her mother – the legendary ... read more CD

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Tom Misch & Yusef DayesWhat Kinda Music ... CD
Blue Note, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Tom Misch and Yusef Dayes definitely make some kinda music here – a sweet blend of jazzy elements, contemporary soul, and a spacious, spacey vibe that resonates strongly with some of our favorite recent sounds from the west coast! The album's on Blue Note, but it's a bit different than some ... read more CD

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MonophonicsIt's Only Us ... CD
Colemine, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99
The Monophonics sound better here than ever before – as if the group's gone through some great mutation that's got them coming across with a richer, more mature sound than we ever might have expected a few years before! Things are still pretty darn funky, but there's also strong currents of ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Brenda Nicole MoorerMarrow ... CD
Ropeadope, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Great work from a really unique singer – a vocalist who's equally well-balanced between jazz and soul, and who uses that balance to great advantage throughout this well-crafted LP! Brenda's vocals and inflection definitely show a strong side of the understanding of the nuances you'd use in ... read more CD

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Nubiyan TwistJungle Run ... CD
Strut (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Great work from a group who really know how to open up their sound – a larger ensemble who might have sounded like an Afro Funk combo at one time, but who've really done a lot to find their own special groove! The mix of sharp instrumentation, percussion, and horns could have just gotten a ... (Global Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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OmarOmar – The Anthology ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 1990s/2000s/2010s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A huge career overview of the music of Omar Lyefook – one of our favorite soul singers of the past few decades – right from the moment he first wowed the world with a bedroom-produced album that rivaled the greatness of Stevie Wonder! Omar's placement on the UK scene has maybe got him ... read more CD

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Kassa OverallI Think I'm Good ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
We really loved Kassa Overall's debut, but we're completely blown away with this full length set – as the record's got a visionary sound that's completely his own – a really new mix of jazz, soul, and funk that's bound to make Kassa one of the most important talents in years to come! ... read more CD
Also available I Think I'm Good ... LP 18.99

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Jeff ParkerSuite For Max Brown ... CD
International Anthem/Nonesuch, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Mindblowing music from Jeff Parker – sounds that we always knew were part of his core, but which have maybe taken most of his career to emerge! This album follows beautifully from Jeff's previous album for International Anthem – and like that one, it's an explosion of new and old ideas ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Suite For Max Brown ... LP 21.99

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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 11.99

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Gregory PorterAll Rise (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 2020. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
A heck of a step forward for Gregory Porter – and we're stunned to say that, because he's already had so many great steps forward in his career! Gregory's already been a hell of a singer for years – we've loved him since the very first note he ever recorded – but with a record ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD
(EU deluxe edition – in a book-styled cover, with bonus tracks!)
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All Rise (2LP pressing) ... LP 28.99
All Rise (3LP teal vinyl pressing) ... LP 45.99

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Precious Lo'sToo Cool For Love ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
Sweet electro soul from the Precious Lo's – a duo who have a great stripped-down sound, but who manage to really make things sparkle with their vocals in tandem! The instrumentation is nice and lean – beats, basslines, and keyboards – certainly raised in the 80s, but with a more ... read more CD

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Alex PudduDiscotheque ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2020. New Copy ... $18.99
A fantastic album of grooves from the mighty Alex Puddu – and a record that's worth it alone for its guest work from Gene Robinson Jr on a few tracks – a singer whose voice was part of the classic sound of Breakwater! Puddu's groove has really shifted into the jazzy funk of Robinson's ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Discotheque (with bonus CD) ... LP 18.99

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Cherrill Rae, Rene Goodwin, & Teddi FuscoSociety Hill Goes Pop ... CD
Society Hill, 2019. New Copy ... $4.99 15.99
The Society Hill label goes pop, but not in a contemporary way – as the company's always been devoted to the best classic sounds of 70s Philly – which it explores here with the help of three different singers! The tunes include a lot of crossover classics you'd know from 70s radio, but ... read more CD

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Reel PeopleRetroflection Remixed ... CD
Reel People (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
Excellent remix version of Reel People's fantastic Retroflection – one that you can almost look to as an equally great alternative version of it – with remixes by Atjazz, John Morales, Terry Hunter, Tall Black Guy, DJ Spinna and others! The warmly collaborative spirit of the original ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Marlon SaundersEnter My Mind ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), 2003. New Copy ... $9.99
A stunning debut from singer Marlon Saunders – a fantastic male vocalist who's gonna be huge! Marlon's got a smooth and seductive vocal approach that really takes us back to mellow 70s Isley Brothers, later ballad tracks from the O'Jays, and even a bit of the best work from Marvin Gaye ... read more CD

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Paul Simpson UbiquityDon't Talk – Press Play ... CD
Simp House, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Great grooves from Paul Simpson – music that mixes a strong influence from classic soul with some of the best touches of contemporary club – all served up in a blend that's mighty nice throughout! Paul's got some great help on the record – which features work from Nando Griffiths ... read more CD

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Sly5thAveWhat It Is ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
Sly5thAve is deeper and more soulful than ever before – really stepping past his initial role as a creative beatmaker, and emerging here more as a fully-formed producer with a strong ear for his overall sound! The tunes here are a mix of instrumental and vocal numbers – woven together ... read more CD
Also available What It Is (purple vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 20.99

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SoiaWhere Magnolia Grows ... CD
Beat Art Department, 2019. New Copy ... $7.99 15.98
Soia has a wonderfully crisp, chunky style to her music – very well-placed on a label with "beat art" in the name – but topped with snakey, soulful vocals that are a really great contrast! There's a production style that's right up there with the best of the hip hop ... read more CD

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Kandace SpringsWoman Who Raised Me ... CD
Blue Note, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
Maybe the straightest jazz set we've heard to date from Kandace Springs – a record that's got a great old school vibe overall, and the sorts of moody, dark-tinged qualities that takes us back to vintage material by Abbey Lincoln or Nina Simone – something we might not have said about ... read more CD
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Woman Who Raised Me ... LP 18.99
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Marcus StricklandPeople Of The Sun ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Saxophonist Marcus Strickland continues the electric explorations of his previous project with Meshell Ndegeocello – but works here on his own, with his very cool Twi-Life group – which certainly opens up a whole new dimension in his music! Marcus blows sopranino, alto, tenor, and bass ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available People Of The Sun ... LP 12.99

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Sudan ArchivesAthena ... CD
Stones Throw, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
A great full length album from Sudan Archives – an artist whose name is a bit misleading – as there's nothing Sudanese or archival in her sound! But the vibe of the record is maybe captured by the image on the cover – as the music all features violin, but in a contemporary soul ... read more CD

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Sulu & ExcelsiorAntimatter Suite ... CD
Sulu & Excelsior, 2019. New Copy ... $4.99
A sweet set from Sulu & Excelsior – essentially the solo project of singer, rapper and trumpet player Steven "Sulu" Mallorca despite the sprawling sound and stylistic breadth – with influences that stretch from classic Motown, to late 60s funk, to live horn-backed hip hop ... read more CD

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ThundercatIt Is What It Is ... CD
Brainfeeder, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A tremendous album from Thundercat – an artist who just seems to get better and better with every new record, and who's maybe here defining a genre that's completely unto himself! The record is soulful, and has a lot of contemporary cosmic currents – but it's also more far-reaching and ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD
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It Is What It Is (cream vinyl pressing) ... LP 22.99
It Is What It Is (deluxe gatefold clear vinyl pressing) ... LP 30.99
It Is What It Is (red vinyl pressing) ... LP 22.99

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TruLet's Make Love ... CD
Society Hill, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Sweet soul from Tru – a contemporary group from the Philly scene, but one who hearken back to some of that city's classic male trios of years back – with an easygoing vibe and warm sound that's perfect for the mix of classics and new material on the set! Production is by Butch Ingram, ... (Soul, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Ben WilliamsI Am A Man ... CD
Rainbow Blonde, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
We first fell in love with Ben Williams as a bassist – but here, he's equally a vocalist – stepping out with a richly soulful vibe we never would have expected a few years back! The set marks a label shift for Williams, and a shift in sound too – one that almost resonates as ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available I Am A Man ... LP 24.99

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Warren WolfReincarnation ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Vibist Warren Wolf has always been way more than just a straight soloist in jazz – and here, he takes that role further by bringing in work from two different singers – vocalists Marcellus Shepard and Imani Grace Cooper, each of whom sing a few songs on the set! This isn't a straight ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Jamila WoodsHeavn ... CD
Jagjaguwar, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
A fantastic debut from Chicago soul singer Jamila Woods – the kind of artist that makes us very proud to be located in the Windy City! Woods is an extremely inventive lyricist – strongly inspired by poetry, but also immediately trying to communicate in a wider spectrum with her sound ... read more CD

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VariousBamaLoveSoul Presents – On Deck Vol 2 – Future Soul Classics For The New B Boy Generation ... CD
BBE (UK), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99 14.99
A great selection of future soul tracks, all handpicked by radio DJ Radhu – an American talent with ears that may well rival those of Gilles Peterson for finding the sounds we'll all enjoy tomorrow! The work here is from a wide range of the soulful underground – not just Neo Soul, but ... read more CD

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VariousBrownswood Bubblers Volume 13 ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A lucky number 13 for the Brownswood Bubblers series – a great reminder that the compilation is still one of the best places we know for getting turned onto new music from the global underground! And by that, we don't mean the lame dance music "underground" of more than a decade ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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VariousDJ Spinna Presents The Sound Beyond Stars – Essential Remixes ... CD
BBE (UK), 2000s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99 22.99
The mighty DJ Spinna has a way of making already-great music sound even greater – by using just the right sort of soulful touch to augment subtle elements in the original tunes that might have otherwise gone overlooked – to unlock a richer, more righteous energy that really serves the ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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VariousFree Soul 2010s – Urban Jazz ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), Early 2010s. New Copy ... $24.99
Jazzy grooves from the global underground – all brought together in a sweet set of tracks for the Free Soul series! Despite the "urban jazz" in the title, the sound here isn't the smooth jazz you might expect – and instead these tracks are mostly small label numbers that are ... (Funky Compilations, Neo Soul) read more CD

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VariousLuxury Soul 2020 (3CD set) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2020. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
Soulful luxury at a mighty nice price – 3CDs and 35 tracks of music from the contemporary underground, plus a few cuts from back in the day – all put together with the top-shelf style of the Expansion Records label! The package is one of the best so far in this annual series – ... read more CD

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VariousMusic Inside Me – 30 Soul Gems & Lost Grooves ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A great collection of grooves both old and new – pulled from a decades-old tradition of soul music, with a vibe that really lives up to the piles of dusty old records on the cover! The set begins with rare 70s soul, then moves up to the present – and all along the way, there's a focus ... (Funky Compilations, Neo Soul) read more CD

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VariousNew Soul Woman ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99
A wonderful overview of contemporary female soul – none of it commercial, and nearly all of it from the mighty Expansion family of labels – home to some of the hippest Neo Soul around! Work here is from both American and overseas sources, and although a few tracks are issued under the ... read more CD

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VariousSoul Togetherness 2019 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
A killer collection of contemporary soul – served up in a way that really understands what makes classic soul music so great, then finds a way to provide a similar vibe from music that's new! And by that, we don't mean that the music is retro, or old-sounding at all – just that it's ... (Funky Compilations, Neo Soul) read more CD
 
 



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