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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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Monday MichiruMoods ... CD
MCJP (Japan), 2003. Used ... $6.99
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
(Includes original slipcase.)
Also available Moods ... CD 8.99

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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 MichiruRoutes (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Geneon (Japan), 2006. Used ... $6.99
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
(Includes slipcase.)
Also available Routes ... CD 7.99

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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
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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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
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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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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Mondo GrossoBLZ (voc, inst) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2002. Used ... $9.99
A groove happy single from Mondo Grosso! The track's one of their catchiest in years – a kicking two-step beat, strong use of acoustic guitar over the beats, and sweet English language vocals by Blu James. The track's an anthemic groover of the sort that's best heard blasting out of a car ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi!)

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Mondo GrossoLife (4 track CD single) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2000. Used ... $6.99
A hard heavy track from this excellent Japanese funk combo! The cut starts with some pounding drums – batucada style – and rolls into a pumping house groove with nice touches like acoustic guitar, and lots of warm keyboard. Bird sings lead vocals on the main mix and the "MG 2.7 ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Mondo GrossoMG4 (Japanese version) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2000. Used ... $14.99
The fourth album by Mondo Grosso – and maybe their best to date! Unlike some of the earlier records, which noodled around a bit too much (although not that much), this is a totally solid record, with a very united set of tracks, and a heck of a lot more music than you get on some of their ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes slipcover and obi.)

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Mondo GrossoNow You Know Better (single mix, Nitin Sawhney rmx)/Life feat Bird (live)/Life feat Paula Lima (CD single) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2000. Used ... $6.99
A sweet little soul single from Mondo Grosso! "Now You Know Better" features wonderful soul vocals by Amel Larrieux – in a sweet floating way that reminds us a bit of Minnie Riperton crossed with Phoebe Snow, laying out a righteous message on top of acoustic guitar and jazzy ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Mondo GrossoPieces From The Editing Floor ... CD
For Life (Japan), 1995. Used ... $9.99
Nice mini-album by this killer Japanese combo – featuring some excellent lost mixes recorded during their best period! If you know the Japanese tradition for remixing, you know that it often creates widely different versions of the original songs – with new instrumental passages or ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Mondo Grosso featuring BoAEverything Needs Love (voc, piano-pella, dub, inst) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2002. Used ... $11.99
A soaring little soul tune from Mondo Grosso – featuring guest vocals by BoA! The track's got a blend of strings that sweeps towards the sky majestically – as beats and piano come in to give it a deeper feel, and BoA's English-language vocals drive the whole groove with a nice dash of ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Mondo Grosso with Monday MichiruButterfly (main mix, Francois K jazzy vibe mix, Sleepy Tongue Love mix, inst) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 2000. Used ... $8.99
One of the best songs ever by Mondo Grosso – redone nicely in 2 mixes, plus one instrumental version! The cut was written with Monday Michiru, who also sings lead vocals on the track – and it's got all the righteous soulful power of her best work. The hook is incredible, and the cut ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Mourning A BLKstarCycle ... CD
Don Giovanni, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A fantastic album from Mourning A BLKstar – even more powerful than their set dedicated to Eric Garner, and a batch of material that really gets at the righteous energy of this Cleveland combo! The group see themselves as part of the James Baldwin tradition of the artist bearing witness ... read more CD
Also available Cycle ... LP 28.99

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N'DambiLittle Lost Girls Blues ... CD
Cheeky I, 1999. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years! An independently produced first effort – filled with rich warm jazzy production, and a sweet mellow soul sound that brings to mind some of our favorite records of the old days. N'Dambi has an incredible voice – and although she ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Naked Music NYCWhat's On Your Mind? ... CD
Om Records, 1998. Used ... $6.99
An instant classic – warmly soulful tracks from the Naked Music crew, with lots of heavy beats, jazzy electric keyboards, and deep female vocals that drive the whole thing home! More of a soundsystem project than a full group affair, but the record is surprisingly coherent – a trippy ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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NamyClimax Tone (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
S25 (Japan), 2015. Used ... $6.99
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Meshell NdegeocelloVentriloquism ... CD
Naive (France), 2018. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
A fantastic project from the legendary Meshell Ndegeocello – one that has her taking on the tunes of others, hence the title of the album – but completely transforming them with her own unique approach to bass and vocals! Most of the numbers won't be recognized at the start, as the ... read more CD
(Still sealed with hype sticker.)

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Shara NelsonFriendly Fire ... CD
Cooltempo, 1995. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print, tray card has some rippling.)

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NiaNext In Line – The Project ... CD
2006. Used ... $4.99
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(CDr release. Disc appears to be signed by the artists and inscribed to the previous owner.)

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Night TrainsCheckmate ... CD
BGP (UK), 1991. Used ... $4.99
One of the groovier groups from the early days of Acid Jazz! Titles include "Blow Out", "Taking A Stroll", "Hot & Cool", "Bongo Breakdown", "Checkmate", "Street Chase", and "Hang On To That Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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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

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Marvin ParksMarvin Parks ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2017. Used ... $6.99
A dream of a record from Marvin Parks – a hell of a jazz singer, and one that we'd place in an elite legacy that runs from Oscar Brown up through Jose James! The work here is wonderful – as Nicola Conte produced the record, and gives it the same sort of jazzy sparkle as his own sublime ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Courtney PineUnderground ... CD
Antilles, 1997. Used ... $3.99
Another great combination of post bop jazz traditions and modern day grooves and moves. The core group is Pine with Cyrus Chestnut, Reginald Veal, Jeff Tain Watts and DJ Pogo, and thankfully like Pine's previous foray into this realm, the tracks veer more towards the core ensemble than heavily ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & pre owned sticker on booklet cover.)

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

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✨✧ Gregory PorterAll Rise ... CD
Blue Note, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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
Also available
All Rise (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99
All Rise (2LP pressing) ... LP 28.99
All Rise (3LP teal vinyl pressing) ... LP 45.99

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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!)
Also available
All Rise (2LP pressing) ... LP 28.99
All Rise (3LP teal vinyl pressing) ... LP 45.99

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Fernanda PortoAuto-Retrato ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 2008. Used ... $11.99
Fernando Porto's very much at the top of her groove here – stepping out with the same sort of hip rhythms and electric elements that made us love her early work on Trama Records! Porto's way more than just another Brazilian female singer – as she definitely digs a wide variety of 21st ... (Brazil, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Yolanda RabunYolanda ... CD
Yodyful Music, 2016. Used ... $3.99
Yolanda Rabun's got a great groove here – a sound that's even tighter, warmer, and jazzier than on her previous album – with all the poise and class you'd expect from her image on the cover! The instrumentation's nice and laidback – plenty of keyboards, and less of the beats that ... read more CD
(Original digipack pressing.)

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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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Robert Randolph & The Family BandLive At The Wetlands ... CD
Dare, 2002. Used ... $2.99
Pretty unique work from Robert Randolph – one of the most soulful pedal steel players you'll ever hear! Randolph's working here in a live setting before a very enthusiastic crowd – playing pedal steel and singing with a deeply soulful approach – running through styles that range ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Darryl ReevesMercury ... CD
Darryl Reeves, 2013. Used ... $11.99
A tremendous little album from reedman Darryl Reeves – jazz at the core, but served up with plenty of cosmic soulful touches too – thanks to help from a great lineup of guest singers! Darryl's work on alto sax is more than enough to make us fall in love with the album – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Rurals & othersRurals Presents Soulfields ... CD
Peng (UK), 2005. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Alice RussellUnder The Munka Moon ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2004. Used ... $4.99
A wonderful set from UK chanteuse Alice Russell – one of the best records yet to come out on always reliable Tru Thoughts label! Alice's strong soul vocals have added real depth to tracks by Quantic and others, but here she succeeds tenfold as the marquee artist! She has a heavy, resonate ... read more CD

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Phillippe Saisse Acoustique TrioMy Favorite Songs ... CD
441, 2003. Used ... $13.99
Wonderful work from a real up-and-comer – a bright young jazz artist who seems to get better and better with each new record! Philippe Saisse takes his "acoustic" tag here with a grain of salt – as the French keyboardist also plays Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer organ, and vibes on ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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SalvoUnconditional ... CD
Cosmic (UK), 2003. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Emeli SandeOur Version Of Events ... CD
Capitol, 2012. Used ... $1.99
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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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✨✧ Christian Scott Atunde AdjuahAxiom – Live At The Blue Note ... CD
Ropeadope, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A fantastic chapter in the continuing evolution of trumpeter Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah – a set recorded at the Blue Note in New York, just days before the city had to shut down in 2020 – and a record that maybe carries with it some of the urgency of that moment! Scott's studio ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Jill ScottExperience – Jill Scott 826+ ... CD
Epic/Hidden Beach, 2001. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
Ok so she's got a Grammy – but that makes us love her even more! Jill Scott is one of the greatest soul artists to emerge in the past decade – and this second album avoids the usual "sophomore slump" by showing a whole new side of her talents! Disc one is a great live set ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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ShenaOne Man Woman ... CD
No Prisoners, 2009. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Paul Simpson UbiquityDon't Talk – Press Play ... CD
Simp House, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
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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Rhonda SmithIntellipop ... CD
Rhonda Smith/Edclectic, 2005. Used ... $4.99
Sexy soul from Rhonda Smith, a singer who's also got a great talent for playing the bass – and who brings in some great jazzy touches to this set! Rhonda's work on the bass makes the set a lot more strongly rhythmic than the work of some of her contemporaries – and often gives the best ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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SomiEternal Motive ... CD
Somi, 2002. Used ... $3.99
(Global Grooves, Neo Soul) CD
(CDr release.)

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Steve SpacekSpace Shift ... CD
Sound In Color, 2005. Used ... $2.99
An amazing album – and a space soul classic for the 21st Century! Steve Spacek really caught us by surprise with this set – because he's working here in a much deeper groove than ever before – one that's slower, spacier, and which has him coming off like some outer space version ... read more CD
(Out of print, still sealed.)

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✨✧ Esperanza SpaldingJunjo ... CD
Ayva (Spain), 2006. Used ... $6.99
A wonderful little record that's like few other we can think of – the debut of bassist Esperanza Spaulding, a player who also sings along wordlessly with her strings! The style is quite unique, and completely great – and Esperanza's really opened up a whole new territory here with her ... read more CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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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
Woman Who Raised Me ... CD 8.99

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Kandace SpringsWoman Who Raised Me ... CD
Blue Note, 2020. Used ... $8.99
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
(Back cover has a light crease in one corner.)
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Woman Who Raised Me ... CD 12.99
Woman Who Raised Me ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Marcus StricklandNihil Novi ... CD
Blue Note, 2016. Used ... $8.99
The reed talents of Marcus Strickland hit the sound of the new Blue Note – with wonderful results! The album was produced by Meshell Ndegeocello, and has a much more electric vibe than some of Marcus' other records – an angular, snakey sort of groove that really shows Meshell's ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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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
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People Of The Sun ... LP 12.99
People Of The Sun ... CD 4.99

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Marcus StricklandPeople Of The Sun ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. Used ... $4.99
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
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People Of The Sun ... CD 9.99
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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Moses SumneyGrae ... CD
Jagjaguwar, 2020. Used ... $6.99
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Think TwiceJoy Is Free ... CD
Internal Bass (UK), 1996. Used ... $4.99
In Chicago, Think Twice and Down To The Bone need no introduction, "Staten Island Groove" popping along as the hottest stepper's cut in years. Aside from that track though, this LP is still filled with strong, jazz inflected modern soul, tastefully produced at a crisp mid or up tempo ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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

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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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Joyo VelardeLove And Understanding ... CD
Quannum, 2010. Used ... $2.99
Fresh modern hip hop soul sounds from Joyo Velarde – her full length debut for Quannum – featuring production that ranges from uptempo funky to laidback and bumping! Joyo has a versatile style vocally, and the producers bring a variety of backdrops to suit – including producer ... read more CD

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Ben WilliamsComing Of Age ... CD
Concord, 2015. Used ... $6.99
Bassist Ben Williams definitely comes of age here – serving up a set that's warmly balanced between acoustic and electric modes from the leader, and from the other musicians in the group! The album's got an open, soulful vibe that's not unlike some of the best contemporary projects on Blue ... (Jazz, 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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Amy WinehouseFrank ... CD
Universal, 2003. Used ... $5.99
A stunning debut from UK soul singer Amy Winehouse – a vocalist with a sound that's instantly captivating, and which will be with us for years! Amy's clearly cut her chops in jazz, but also has a laidback and soulful personality – easily shifting between modes for the right mood of ... read more CD

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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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Lizz WrightDreaming Wide Awake ... CD
Verve, 2005. Used ... $4.99
The second outing from vocalist Lizz Wright – done in the same sweetly folksy style as her debut, but in a way that seems to have even more of a focus overall. The backing on the set is especially nice – mostly just spare keyboards, bass, and drums, plus some great work on acoustic ... 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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✨✧ VariousDisco Soul Gold – The Nigel Lowis Mixes – 16 Modern Disco Soul Gems ... CD
Disco Soul Gold (UK), 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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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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VariousThis Is Smooth Jazz 5 – Sounds Of Africa ... CD
Sheer Sound/Instinct, 2002. Used ... $4.99
Music from Louis Mhlanga, Shaluza Max, Paul Hanmer, Ernie Smith, Kalamazoo III, Steve Dyer, Sipho Gumede, Wessel, McCoy Mrubata, Gloria Bosman, Sheer All Stars & Lakim featuring Joe Nina. (Jazz, Neo Soul) CD
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VariousThis Is Soul 2006 ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), 2006. Used ... $7.99
The title certainly gets it right, as the compilation is a great overview of all things soulful in 2006 – with a real focus on up-and-coming artists from the American underground, including a few here who are yet to release their own albums! The track list is totally great – a really ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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