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Neo Soul — In Stock — CDs

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 6.99

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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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Dayme ArocenaSonocardiogram ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
The best we've heard so far from Dayme Arocena – a Cuban singer who's got a great way of reaching out from Havana with a sound that can circle the globe! The music here has a blend of jazz, soul, and Cuban roots – but all delivered together in a style that's completely unique and ... read more CD
Also available Sonocardiogram ... LP 18.99

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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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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
Also available Love Will Find A Way ... LP 26.99

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BJ The Chicago Kid1123 ... CD
Motown, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
BJ The Chicago Kid's second full length for Motown! BJ has a way of recalling classic Chicago soul in the earnest, emotional realness of his lyricism and relatively mellow style, which is a nicely grounding anchor given the modern overall aesthetic. It's a contemporary sound with a timeless soul ... 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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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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Captain SupernovaVoyage Never Ends ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Crisply crackling work from Captain Supernova – a set that has a great blend of 21st Century soul and funk – delivered with some nice classic touches as well! Things are pretty funky all the way through – jazzy at some times, a bit more straightforward at others – and the ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more 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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Citrus SunRide Like The Wind ... CD
Dome (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic little record from Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick – served up by a project with a slightly different vibe than his famous group Incognito – but a sound that's every bit as soulful! There's maybe a bit more jazz in the mix here – a focus even more on the great ... read more CD

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✨✧ Cool MillionStronger ... CD
Lounge (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
A really great full length set from Cool Million – a group who don't give us nearly as many records as we'd like – because by this time, they should have a recorded legacy to match that of Incognito or Brand New Heavies! Like both of those groups, these guys have a great way of going ... read more CD
Also available Stronger ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Da LataBirds ... CD
Da La Music (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
The first album in more than a few years from Da Lata – a set that has the core group winnowed down to Chris Franck, but which seems to open up the sound even more than before! Everything we've ever loved about Da Lata is in place here – that special sound that filters together bits of ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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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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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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Ego MondoEnd Of A Daze ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A tight blend of hip hop, funk, and soul – served up with a lot of dark currents around the edges, and in a criss-crossing style that reminds us of some of the hipper experiments of this type from the New York downtown scene in years back! There's distortion at the edge, and lots of moody ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Shaun EscofferyEvergreen ... CD
Dome (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99
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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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
Also available Flamagra ... LP 24.99

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Victor HaynesTake It To The Top (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
Really great work from Victor Haynes – the soul singer who's been giving us some great albums for Expansion Records over the years – real gems that have slowly been creating an instant-classic collection of music that keeps on going strong! Haynes has this positive, upbeat vibe that ... read more CD

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Shafiq HusaynLoop ... CD
Nature Sounds, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
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 ... Cassette 8.99

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KainaNext To The Sun ... CD
Sooper, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 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
Also available Next To The Sun (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Kele2042 ... CD
Kola, 2019. New Copy ... $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
Also available 2042 ... LP 28.99

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William KurkWillionaire ... CD
William Kurk Productions, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
A great little record from William Kurk – an artist who's been giving us excellent music for years, and who deserves to be way more than just a secret force in the contemporary soul underground! William's got a great way with a tune – a vibe that's upbeat and positive, and a sound that' ... read more CD

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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 LegendLegendary Christmas (deluxe edition) ... CD
Sony, 2019. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99
John Legend recreates the classic soul music Christmas album in more ways than one! First, he works with just the right blend of soul and seasonal touches – at a level that recalls the way that Motown transformed its own music for its famous Christmas albums back in the day! And also, ... (Holiday Music, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Carmen LundyCode Noir ... CD
Afrasia, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Fantastic work from Carmen Lundy – one of our favorite jazz singers of all time, and an artist who keeps on giving us her best as the years go on! This album's definitely some of Carmen's best – as it features the singer working with a wonderful group that includes Jeff Parker on ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Mama's GunGolden Days ... CD
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Funk-tinged modern soul from Mama's Gun – the London based combo who've been making waves across the globe for close to a decade leading up to Golden Days, which sounds right at home on Ubiquity Records! The songs and overall sound blend vintage inspiration with sly modern touches, from a ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Golden Days ... LP 13.99

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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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MaysaVery Maysa Christmas ... CD
Shanachie, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
It's like a Christmas wish come true – a fantastic album of Holiday music, all sung by the soulful Maysa Leak! We've loved Maysa's vocals for years – from her work in Incognito to her long run of solo albums – but she grabs us all over again with the style of this set – a ... (Holiday Music, 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 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
Also available Alter Ego – Nexus Remixed ... CD 8.99

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Monday MichiruAlternate Routes ... CD
Artist Share, 2008. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99
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 MichiruBrasilified Nights ... CD
Hydra (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $13.99
Monday Michiru returns to one of our favorite modes from her early years – collaborative grooves cut with some of the best talents of the underground – all of whom breathe incredible new life into her Brasilified album! We loved that record to death – and so did most of you ... read more CD

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Monday MichiruDouble Image ... CD
Polygram (Japan), 1998. New Copy ... $13.99
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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Also available Double Image (Japanese pressing) ... CD 9.99

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Monday MichiruMermaid ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $13.99
An EP release – but one that offers up a great standout moment in the career of Monday Michiru – and a record that has the power to knock away most other contemporary soul of the time! Monday's picking up a bit more of a clubby vibe than her earlier years – getting great help ... read more CD
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Monday MichiruMoods ... CD
MCJP (Japan), 2003. New Copy ... $13.99
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

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Monday MichiruNaked Breath ... CD
Artist Share, 2004. New Copy ... $12.99
Monday Michiru in a beautifully stripped-down setting – working here with just the guitar of Adam Rogers alongside her wonderful vocals – on a record that shows just how much she's grown over the years! The format is spare, but that also seems to unlock even more jazz expression in ... read more CD

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Monday MichiruNaked Breath 2 ... CD
Sonic Image, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
Beautiful work from Monday Michiru – an artist we've loved for over 20 years, and who just keeps on rewarding our faith in her work with records like this! Years back, Monday was a soul singer, then she grew into a very talented jazz singer too – and here, she's in a very special space ... read more CD

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Monday MichiruNexus ... CD
Artist Share, 2008. New Copy ... $12.99
Brilliant work from Monday Michiru – one of her jazziest records to date, and one of her most soulful too! There's a really deep feel going on here – light years past the basic soul and dancefloor grooves that Monday was cutting a decade ago, with a musically evolved sound that's ... read more CD

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Monday MichiruPlay It By Ear ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $6.99
Great single from our favorite Japanese singer! The cut's got a great rolling jazzy groove, with a deep bassline, nicely plucked guitar lines, and soulful vocals from Monday. As usual, the lyrics are in English, and the writing has a very positive vibe to it. There's 3 mixes on the single, ... read more CD
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Monday MichiruPremiumix ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $13.99
Great work from our favorite Japanese soul star – a nice batch of remixes, filled with guest appearances by the likes of Incognito, Basement Jaxx, Shinichi Osawa, Soul Society, Byron Wallen, Rob Playford, and others – all packaged in an extremely captivating cover with great graphics! ... read more CD
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Monday MichiruRecollections (Remixes & Covers) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 2001. New Copy ... $13.99
A collection of hard-to-find work by Monday Michiru – featuring mixes and covers that have been issued as singles in the past, and which fit together surprisingly well as a full LP! If you know Monday's work, you know that her singles often feature versions of tracks that are quite different ... read more CD
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Monday MichiruRoutes ... CD
Artist Share, 2006. New Copy ... $12.99
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

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Monday MichiruSelections '97-'00 ... CD
Polydor (Japan), Late 90s. New Copy ... $13.99
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 MichiruTomorrow's Sunrise (Murphy Meets Titomaxx, Sakura Hills Disco 3000 rmx, album)/Higher (Spiritual Life voc, Higher dub) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $6.99
A wonderful Latin groover from Monday's Optimista album, remixed nicely here with some heavy conga beats, rolling piano riffs, and great production on the vocals! The cut's super catchy, and the instrumental remix is just as good as the vocal, as it's got some tight Latin playing that sound super. ... read more CD
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Monday MichiruYellow Bird (Incognito capoeira mix, Incognito capoeira inst)/Double Image (orig) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $6.99
A real charmer from Monday – the great tune "Yellow Bird" from her Double Image album, dressed up with some Braziliany touches from Incognito! The track's warm, glowing – and has just the right amount of jazzy soul to put it up there with Monday's best work! The flip's a ... 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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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

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✨✧ Devin MorrisonBussin' (with bonus track) ... CD
NBN (Japan), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
A great debut from soul singer Devin Morrison – an artist who brings a strong nod here to mainstream soul of a few decades back – while also opening the door for some great collaborative talents from the underground! Devin wrote and produced the whole set – with an ear that ... read more CD
Also available Bussin' ... LP 20.99

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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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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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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

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Skinny PelembeDreaming Is Dead Now ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
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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Pendletons2 Steps Away ... CD
Bastard Jazz (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
A great full length set from The Pendletons – a group who've given us some great singles in recent years, but who seem to sharpen up their sound even more in an extended setting! These guys started out in more of a lean 80s funk mode, but have really warmed up their groove – so that ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available 2 Steps Away ... LP 18.99

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Pieces Of A ManMade In Pieces ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
You've gotta love a band who names themselves after a Gil Scott Heron album – even if their approach is somewhat different than the legendary records by the man himself! Pieces Of A Man hail from London, and are wonderfully soulful overall – but they also work in a pastiche-oriented ... read more CD

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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

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Precious Lo'sToo Cool For Love ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
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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Yolanda RabunChristmastime ... CD
Yodyful Music, 2012. New Copy ... $9.99
A really special Holiday set from Yolanda Rabun – a great little Christmas record that warmly mixes together jazz and soul with a timeless vibe that will have you playing this one for years to come! Yolanda takes her cues from some of the best seasonal albums of the 70s and 80s – and ... (Holiday Music, Neo Soul) read more CD

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RC & The GritzAnalog World ... CD
Rexamillon/Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
RC & The Gritz just keep getting better and better with each new record – to the point where they've found a way to fully state their own sound, yet work with a sort of generosity that opens up the door for plenty of great collaborations! That's definitely the case here – as the ... 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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ResavoirResavoir ... CD
International Anthem, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A beautiful International Anthem debut from Resavoir – a group led by Will Miller, a musician who's equally skilled at both keyboards and trumpet – and who often plays in a style that sometimes makes it hard to tell which sound is coming from which instrument! In other words, there's ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Resavoir ... LP 18.99

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Raphael SaadiqJimmy Lee ... CD
Columbia, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The deepest, most political album we've ever heard from Raphael Saadiq – a set named after his brother, Jimmy Lee – an addict who died an unfortunate early death! Saadiq takes all the pain from his brother's trauma, and works it into a series of songs that go farther than anything we've ... 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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79.5Predictions ... CD
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
The first full album from 79.5 – a contemporary female soul group, but one with a very unique approach to their sound! The group's got three lead singers, but their style is different than some of the more poppy female trios out there – and, if anything, they seem to echo older sweet ... read more CD

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Sha La DasLove In The Wind ... CD
Dunham/Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
The cover sticker bills this one as sounding like a lost collaboration between the Beach Boys and Delfonics – although for our money, we'd lean a bit more towards the latter – as the Sha La Das have a surprisingly strong approach to harmony soul! Instrumentation and production are much ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Sidewalk ChalkShoulder Season (CD & DVD) ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy CD & DVD ... $6.99 16.99
Really great work from this up-and-coming combo – a group who seems like they can spin together neo soul and hip hop better than most of the rest – and who also make great use of some live jazzy instrumentation as well! The set compiles live performances done around the midwest in ... read more CD

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Carlton Jumel Smith1634 Lexington Avenue ... CD
Timmion, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The long-overdue debut of Carlton Jumel Smith – a soul singer with roots at the Harlem address listed in the title, and who's slowly been working his way around the globe in recent years! Those global travels are key to the success of this set – as Smith works very tightly in Finland's ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available 1634 Lexington Avenue ... LP 20.99

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SolUpfront – An EC3 Vibe ... CD
Pacific Coast Jazz, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 10.99
Great sounds from Sol – an artist with a warm glow right from the start, but also a nice sense of crispness that really personalizes his lyrics! Sol's got an approach here that almost feels like gospel – especially given his vocal range, and his positive energy – but the music is ... read more CD

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Esperanza Spalding12 Little Spells (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Concord, 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
12 sublime spells from Esperanza Spaulding – with 4 more spells added to the mix for the physical release of the album! The record's got Esperanza really blowing us away – not content to just stay in the safer territory that she virtually invented a few years back, and which could ... read more CD
Also available 12 Little Spells (with bonus tracks) ... LP 26.99

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Marcus StricklandPeople Of The Sun ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 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 18.99

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SuchWide Nose Full Lips ... CD
Arc Sai, 2019. New Copy ... $10.99
Not the first album we've heard from Such, but a set that has us listening to her music with fresh ears all over again – as the whole thing's got a crisp, positive crackle that really lives up to the pride of the cover image and the title! In a world of underground soul singers who can ... read more CD

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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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Tank & The BangasGreen Balloon ... CD
Verve, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Tank and the Bangas roll in with a mighty heavy groove – their own special spin on contemporary soul, which seems equally informed by elements of hip hop and underground funk! The group hail from New Orleans, but have a sound that's way more 21st Century than most of that city's musical ... read more CD

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ThiefsGraft [La Greffe] ... CD
Jazz & People (France), 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
Thiefs are a jazz combo at the core – outfitted with saxes, acoustic bass, and drums – but all three members also use a fair bit of electronics, and do so in a way that opens the door to a range of different voices that help shape the sound of the record! The mode is a bit like some of ... read more CD
Also available Graft [La Greffe] ... CD 0.99

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Rhonda ThomasLittle Drummer Girl ... CD
Rhonvocals, 2012. New Copy ... $9.99
A really beautiful Christmas album from Rhonda Thomas – a singer we already love during the other seasons of the year – but one who's really won us over with this unique Holiday set! The record's easily one of the best Christmas records we've heard in years – and Rhonda does way ... (Holiday Music, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One)Tuxedo III ... CD
Funk On Sight, 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
There's a sticker on the cover that proclaims "third time's the charm" – and while that might be the case, we've also got to admit that we've always been pretty well charmed by Tuxedo – a great outlet for the soulful talents of Mayer Hawthorne, as he teams up with Jake One! ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Ash WalkerAquamarie ... CD
Night Time Stories (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
We really loved Ash Walker the last time around – but here, he really blows us away by stepping forth into a style that's even stronger than before – more focused, more soul-based, and with a depth that should really put him on the map! As before, there's lots of funky jazz in the mix ... read more CD

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Brandon WilliamsLove Factor ... CD
Soulasis, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 15.00
We loved Brandon Williams the last time around, and we love him even more here – a richly talented artist with an equal ear for jazz and soul – and a warmly collaborative spirit that makes room for great guests who include Jabari Johnson, Eric Roberson, Joe Pore, Marcus Miller, Taylor ... read more CD

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Jamila WoodsLegacy Legacy ... CD
Jagjaguwar, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Jamila Woods already blew us away with her debut – but this second set has the singer ready to take on the world with a huge step forward in her style! Jamila caught us almost by surprise when she first emerged – a Chicago soul singer who wasn't on our radar, and who already had this ... read more CD
Also available Legacy Legacy (with download) ... LP 20.99

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Candace WoodsonDesire ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
A killer album from Candace Woodson – the kind of set that takes us back to the glory days of sophisticated female soul – the generation of Phyllis Hyman, Chaka Khan, and Jean Carne – when it seemed as if quality records like this were something we could really take for granted! ... read more CD

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✨✧ Avery R YoungTubman ... CD
FPE, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A career-defining record from Avery R Young – a Chicago poet, educator, and a hell of a singer too – working here with a larger ensemble of vocalists to redefine a space between gospel, funk, and soul – but all with a revolutionary quality that will set a whole new standard for ... read more CD
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✨✧ VariousBrownswood Bubblers Volume 13 ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 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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VariousChristmas Of Emotions ... CD
Expansion (UK), New Copy ... $14.99
A stunningly soulful Holiday set – one that goes way past the overplayed Christmas soul tunes of the 70s and 80s, and which has a lot fresher feel than a Christmas Slow Jams set as well! Most of the numbers here are contemporary, and are a mix of Neo Soul artists from the underground, and a ... (Holiday Music, Neo Soul) read more CD

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VariousDisco Soul Gold – The Nigel Lowis Mixes – 16 Modern Disco Soul Gems ... CD
Disco Soul Gold (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
The glory of disco is alive and well – thanks to a host of contemporary club talents who really help the music find a new groove in the 21st Century! The title and cover might make you expect a collection of tracks from years back – but the work here is all recent, and brings together ... (Funky Compilations, Neo Soul) read more CD

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VariousHidden Beach Presents Unwrapped Vol 8 – The Chicago Session ... CD
Hidden Beach, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A great entry in this long-running series – maybe one of the freshest in years, although maybe we're biased because of the Chicago connection too! The record continues the approach of previous volumes, but maybe has an even stronger vocal presence – thanks to strong contributions from ... read more CD
Also available Hidden Beach Presents Unwrapped Vol 8 – The Chicago Session ... LP 22.99

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VariousI Am A Vocoder ... CD
Neon Finger, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99 15.98
To folks back in the 80s, the vocoder seemed like the sound of the future – and all these many years later, it turns out it's still the sound of the present – thanks to a range of younger artists who've helped breathe new life into the old electro stalwart! The tracks here are totally ... read more CD

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VariousLuxury Soul 2019 (3CD set) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2019. New Copy 3CD ... $18.99
A fantastic assortment of contemporary soul – put together by one of the labels who kept the underground soul groove going, long before the generation of Neo Soul! Expansion Records is a London-based imprint who started out recording American soul artists from the 70s who were still going ... 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 ... $14.99
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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VariousN-Coded Music Presents Holiday Jazz ... CD
N Coded, 2011. New Copy ... $6.99 9.99
Sweet Holiday grooves from the folks at N-Coded music – a great assortment of jazzy instrumentals and soulful vocal numbers – all served up with the classy, contemporary vibe we've come to love from the label! The set's one of the few contemporary Christmas collections like this in ... (Holiday Music, Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Desirables – 15 Modern Soul Delicacies ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy ... $9.99
The title's a bit clunky, but the grooves are wonderfully smooth – a great assortment of hard to find tracks from recent years, all brought together in one totally wicked set! The cuts here are pulled from a variety of sources – Japanese-only CDs, previously unreleased sessions, and ... (Funky Compilations, Neo Soul) read more CD

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VariousSoul Lounge Volume 12 – 40 Soulful Grooves (3CD box set) ... CD
Dome/Soul Lounge (UK), 2015. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
One of the greatest values in contemporary soul music – and a series we can still highly recommend even after the course of eleven previous volumes! The 3CD package is overflowing with great tracks far from the mainstream of soul – the kind of current, underground tracks that you'll ... read more CD

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VariousSoul Togetherness 2018 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A sublime entry in this always-great series – a selection of cuts that are mostly contemporary, but which bubble with a classic soul vibe all the way through! And by "classic", we mean the sound of the early years of modern soul – those late 70s/early 80s groovers from the ... (Funky Compilations, Neo Soul) read more CD

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VariousSoul Togetherness 2019 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
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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VariousSound Of Philadelphia – A Tribute To Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff Vol 1 ... CD
Society Hill/Essential, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A mighty tribute to the duo who put Philly soul at the top of the game in the 70s – legendary producers/writers/label owners Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff – all given their full due by a host of artists from the contemporary Philadelphia underground, including some who recorded for the ... (Soul, Neo Soul) read more CD

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VariousSound Of Philadelphia – A Tribute To Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff Vol 2 ... CD
Society Hill/Essential, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A mighty tribute to the duo who put Philly soul at the top of the game in the 70s – legendary producers/writers/label owners Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff – all given their full due by a host of artists from the contemporary Philadelphia underground, including some who recorded for the ... (Soul, Neo Soul) read more CD
 
 



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