A knockout from one of our favorite post millennium soul singers – beautiful stuff from Ledisi – perhaps her best album since moving up to Verve! Better than ever before, Ledisi is balancing insistent songcraft and deep, genuine emotion – it's the best of both worlds, really. ... read moreCD
A strong second set by Angie Stone – with production work by Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Raphael Saadiq, Rufus Blaq, and others – warmly wrapped up in a NuSoul orgy of beats, smooth instrumentation, and gutsy soul vocals. Titles include "The Ingredients Of Love" with Musiq ... read moreCD
A ridiculously solid companion piece to Anderson.Paak & Knxwldge's instant classic Yes Lawd! – more of an alternate version than it is a mere remix record! Whereas a standard remix album would have a bunch of producers of varying fame and acclaim remix/re-do standout album tracks in ... read moreCD
The cover looks a lot like a vintage soul album from the 70s – and the whole thing sounds a lot like one too – as the vocals of Curtis Harding are maybe even more wonderful here than on his debut album, and set up with these majestic grooves that are completely outta sight! The record ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl pressing limited to 1000 copies. Indie store exclusive.)
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 moreCD
Vivian Green —
VGVI ... CD Caroline, 2017. New Copy ...
A fantastic new direction for Vivian Green – and a record that seems to have the singer setting her sound on fire all over again! In the notes, Green credits co-producer Kwame Holland for giving her career all new energy – and that claim definitely comes through in the music, which ... read moreCD
A massive return to form for Maxwell – his first album in many years, but definitely well worth the wait! The set's supposedly the start of a trilogy – but hell, we're more than happy to have it all on its own – a wonderful reminder of the deeply soulful sound that first made us ... read moreCD
Raphael Saadiq takes throwback soul and r&b to the next level on The Way I See It – rolling in a groove that recalls 60s Motown, grittier group soul, the sophisticated strings of the 70s scene, and subtle contemporary touches that keep it in the here and now! An awareness of the past and ... read moreCD
An excellent collection of underground soul – one that brings together tracks from both the British and American scene, including a number of titles that we've never seen on CD before! The set comes from the Reel People label, and has the same depth of sound as that group's wonderful music ... read moreCD
The first we've heard from Chantae Cann – a wonderful singer who grabs our ears right with the very first note on this set – and continues to delight all the way through! Chantae's got this really cool style – kind of light and dreamy, but with a rasp around the edges – a ... read moreCD
Jamila Woods —
Heavn ... LP Jagjaguwar, 2017. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Christian Scott just seems to get hipper and hipper with each new record – and that's saying a lot, as he was already pretty darn hip to begin with! This album's part of Scott's brilliant trilogy that has him reworking his sound even more than before – using his horn in both acoustic ... (Jazz, Neo Soul)read moreCD
Christian Scott just seems to be finding his groove more and more with each new record – really opening with a new sense of pride and power after adopting the Atunde Adjuah name – and blowing here not just on trumpet, but also "reverse flugelhorn", sirenette, and siren – ... (Jazz, Neo Soul)read moreCD
A fantastic step forward for trumpeter Christian Scott – an artist who takes on a new name with this recording, and a vibrant new sound as well! Scott still plays trumpet, but he also works with some electronics and effects, too – in a group that mixes acoustic elements from piano, ... (Jazz, Neo Soul)read moreCD
Voodoo ... LP Virgin/Modern Classics, 2000. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2012 2LP gatefold edition with new liner notes by Jason King and interviews with ?uestlove, James Poyser, Charlie Hunter and others.)