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Ambrose AkinmusireOrigami Harvest ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Maybe the first album by Ambrose Akinmusire to carry a parental advisory warning on the front – and for good reason, too – as there's a powerful message here that really goes beyond the style of his previous albums! The set's clearly a product of the Trump moment – with rhymes by ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Aloe BlaccChristmas Funk ... CD
Aloe Blacc, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A full on funky soul Christmas gift from Aloe Blacc! AB wasn't messing around with the title here, he delivers genuinely funky Christmas cheer from beginning to end, all the more endearingly so, as it's rooted strongly in new original songs rather than leaning on the classic Christmas songbook like ... (Holiday Music, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Christmas Funk (split colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Anderson PaakOxnard (with bonus track) ... CD
12T/Aftermath, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Cinematic hip hop soul from Anderson.Paak named after a seaside city west of Los Angeles, CA – but it's not Malibu, it's the stunning follow up Oxnard – a little looser, more diverse, and ultimately just as impressive set from this still rising talent! The uber-impressive guest list ... read more CD

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AstronauticaDeath Valley ... CD
Alpha Pup, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 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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K AvettLioness ... CD
K Avett, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99
A great soul singer, and one with a very positive vibe – a sound that maybe grabs us the same way we felt when we first heard Jill Scott – and that's saying a heck of a lot! As you might guess from the title, K Avett's a singer who's not to be taken lightly – yet while her ... read more CD

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Drika BarbosaEspelho ... CD
Pommelo (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A nice little EP from Brazilian soul singer Drika Barbosa – an artist we're only discovering with this release, but who we expect to be hearing from in years to come! Drika's got a smooth flow on most tracks – one that really seems inspired by better American R&B of recent years, ... (Brazil, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Beady BelleDedication ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
Beady Belle never lets us down – and even though the lady's been making music for well over a decade, she still turns out some of the most consistently thoughtful soul we can think of! Forget the fact that the singer's on a Norwegian label, as the lyrics here are all in English, backed by ... read more CD

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Beady BelleAt Welding Bridge ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2010. New Copy ... $9.99
A beautiful album from Beady Belle – the group and wonderful vessel for the seductive, entrancing voice and songs of Beate S. Lech – possibly their best yet! Beady Belle have made deeply engaging blend of modern jazzy soul and beautiful mood music for most of the outs, taking a step ... read more CD

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BigyukiReaching For Chiron ... CD
Likely, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic future soul from Bigyuki – an artist who's got a really far-reaching vision for his music – even though his sound is very stripped down overall! The music here is almost a science fiction take on contemporary soul – with these really wonderful, almost sinister keyboards ... read more CD

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✨✧ BigyukiReaching For Chiron (Japanese version) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic future soul from Bigyuki – an artist who's got a really far-reaching vision for his music – even though his sound is very stripped down overall! The music here is almost a science fiction take on contemporary soul – with these really wonderful, almost sinister keyboards ... read more CD
Also available Reaching For Chiron ... CD 13.99

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Blood OrangeNegro Swan ... CD
Domino, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The cover of this album by Blood Orange – aka Devonte Hynes – might imply a sort of weary bleakness – but given the quality of the music, the whole thing can't help but elevate our spirits – even if Hynes is digging even deeper than usual with his subject matter! The songs ... read more CD

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Chantae CannJourney To Golden ... CD
Atlanta/Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Chante Cann really blew us away with her debut – and she seems to sound even better here – working with a new level of complexity in her music, while still coming across with all the soulful richness of the previous set! Acoustic piano features strongly in the sound – balancing ... read more CD

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Louis CatoStarting Now ... CD
RSVP, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 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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✨✧ Cee-LoCee-Lo's Magic Moment ... CD
Elektra, 2012. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Ho, ho, ho from Cee-Lo – and a surprisingly great holiday release from Dirty South MC turned leftfield funky soul crooner, turned TV singing contest mentor – although we really should stop being surprised by what unlikely successes Cee-Lo Green can pull off! Cee-Lo manages to have a ... (Holiday Music, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Reginald ChapmanPrototype ... CD
Fresh Selects, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Reginald Chapman plays a bass trombone here – but at a level that's a lot groovier than just about anyone else we've ever heard on the instrument! Chapman takes the unlikely horn into some wonderfully soulful territory – almost using its depth to create a leaner take on bigger brassier ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Neneh CherryBroken Politics ... CD
Smalltown Supersound (Sweden), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
One of the greatest things about Neneh Cherry in recent years is the way she's developed a strong sense of creative collaboration – which she definitely continues here, on a record done with great help from Keiran Hebden! Hebden produced, mixed, and co-wrote much of the set – and most ... (Soul, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Broken Politics ... LP 19.99

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Mike CityFeel Good Agenda Vol 1 ... CD
BBE (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
They definitely got the title right on this one – as the music is so upbeat and positive, it's certainly got a feel good agenda! Mike City does a wonderful job of mixing clubby rhythms with deeper soul currents – getting help from an amazing array of guests talents along the way – ... read more CD

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Steven A ClarkWhere Neon Goes To Die ... CD
Secretly Canadian, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Really compelling music from Steven A Clark – a singer who's definitely in a contemporary soul vein, but who also seems to be using all these references from the 80s – but in an unusual way! Unlike other singers who go straight for an 80s bass or boogie mode, Steven instead almost ... read more CD
Also available Where Neon Goes To Die (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Benjamin ClementineAt Least For Now ... CD
Virgin, 2015. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The fantastic first album from Benjamin Clementine – one of the most unique talents we've heard in years – and a singer with a sound that's as wonderful as it is hard to describe! At some level, there's a bit of jazz in Clementine's music – at least in the way he can croon along ... read more CD

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✨✧ Benjamin ClementineI Tell A Fly ... CD
Virgin, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most unique artists we've heard in years – and one who will no doubt be setting the world on fire for years to come! Benjamin Clementine's a singer, but also a poet – inspired by jazz and classical music, yet working here in neither – and instead, finding a path that's ... read more CD

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Anthony DavidHello Like Before – The Songs Of Bill Withers ... CD
Shanachie, 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 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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James DaySong Soul Spirit (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
James Day Songs, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
James Day has always been one heck of a collaborative fellow – but this time around, he seems to be even more so than ever – as the album's overflowing with an insane amount of guests artists – a huge lineup that includes Gordon Chambers, Tony Terry, Audrey Wheeler, Glenn Jones, ... read more CD
(CD includes 2 bonus tracks not on the digital version!)

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Raheem DeVaughnDecade Of A Love King ... CD
BMG, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
We're not sure we're ready to call Raheem DeVaughn the love king – he'd have to face down Barry White and Marvin Gaye for that title – and he's actually given us more than a decade of music (we've been following him since his early self-released days) – but these are all hardly ... read more CD

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Conya DossClear ... CD
Conyadosssongs, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
The music of Conya Doss has been making our world a whole lot better for many years now – and even after nearly two decades, the lady hasn't lost her touch at all! In fact, Doss emerges here with a new sense of maturity that only seems to deepen her songwriting – which was already ... read more CD

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Sonny Emory's CachetLove Is The Greatest ... CD
GRP (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Sonny Emory's a drummer, but he's got some great help here in his funky Cachet combo – singers on just about every track, who really help to flesh out the soulful sound of the set! The core grooves come from Sonny working the drum kit, and adding in keyboards and other instruments too – ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Esso! Afrojam FunkbeatEsso! Afrojam Funkbeat ... CD
Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat, 2015. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
Sweet work from a great Chicago combo – one who go way past the usual grooves you might expect from an ensemble of this nature! Sure, these guys have "Afro" in their name, but they don't just play Fela-styled sounds – and instead step into a warm, wide range of sounds – ... (Global Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Girl Named NinoMoonlight Daughter ... CD
Moonlight Daughter, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99 15.00
Captivating, genre-defying indie soul from Girl Named Nino – a girl originally from Tbilisi, Georgia who has long called the Chicago area home, has a sound as far reaching as her travels, but it still feels intimate and personal! Her voice is front-and-center throughout Moonlight Daughter, in ... read more CD

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Curtis HardingFace Your Fear ... CD
Anti, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 13.98
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 more CD

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

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Jose JamesLean On Me ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Maybe not the first album to ever pay tribute to the music of the great Bill Withers – but certainly one of the best we've ever heard, thanks to the mighty vocals of Jose James! Over a relatively short career, James has proven to be a singer who can handle himself in just about any setting ... read more CD
Also available Lean On Me ... LP 18.99

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

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Allysha JoyAcadie – Raw ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99
Explosively soulful talents from Allysha Joy – a singer who seems to have a lot of her name in her style – this joyous vibe that really matches her fantastic flow – coming across with a sense of spirit that really grabs us from the very first note! Joy hails from the London scene ... read more CD
Also available Acadie – Raw ... LP 19.99

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Jarrod LawsonJarrod Lawson ... CD
Jarrod Lawson, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
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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MaysaVery Maysa Christmas ... CD
Shanachie, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 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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Zara McFarlaneArise ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Zara McFarlane is looking a lot more righteous on the cover of this one – and the sound is a lot more righteous too, as you might guess from the title! Zara's vocals have always been a tremendous instrument of power, but this time around she's directing them towards a great sense of social ... read more CD
Also available Arise ... LP 18.99

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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
Also available Window ... LP 30.99

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Monday MichiruAlter Ego – Nexus Remixed ... CD
Artist Share, 2010. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99
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 MichiruRoutes ... CD
Artist Share, 2006. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Midnight Hour (Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammaAdrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad Present The Midnight Hour ... CD
Linear Labs, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad really sound fantastic here – stepping off their great work on the soundtrack for Luke Cage, and taking their music in an even stronger direction with help from an array of guest singers and musicians! Things are as rich and funky as you might expect ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Janelle MonaeDirty Computer ... CD
Bad Boy, 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Janelle Monae knocks it out of the park here – sounding every bit as great as before, but also hitting this righteous mode that really takes the singer to incredible new territory! If you loved Janelle's previous records, don't worry – she's still as catchy and playful as ever – ... read more CD
Also available Dirty Computer (45 rpm 2LP pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Ed MottaCriterion Of The Senses ... CD
Membran (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
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

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✨✧ Mourning A BLKstarGarner Poems ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
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
Also available Garner Poems ... LP 15.99

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Mr ConfuseOnly A Man ... CD
Confunktion (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
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 22.99

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Georgia Anne MuldrowOverload ... CD
Brainfeeder, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
No overload here from Georgia Anne Muldrow – as the singer feels fresher and more vibrant than ever – maybe in part to the Brainfeeder setting of the album! More than a decade back, it seemed like Muldrow was giving us greatness at nearly every turn through the record racks – ... read more CD
Also available Overload (180 gram pressing) ... LP 21.99

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Sharon MusgraveSha's Archive ... CD
Zosar (Canada), 2018. New Copy ... $7.99
Sharon Musgrave waited a number of years between records, but that time really seems to be well-spent – as the singer comes across here with a mature, focused sound that's even deeper than the last time around! The groove is mostly mellow – never too forced, and with just the right ... read more CD

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✨✧ Musiq SoulchildFeel The Real ... CD
E One, 2017. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Musiq Soulchild has been making music for many years – the man virtually invented the beats n keys format back at the start of the century – and he's still got the sharp crackle and classic depth that won us over to his sound back in the day! This double-length set is completely ... read more CD

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Meshell NdegeocelloVentriloquism ... CD
Naive (France), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
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
Also available Ventriloquism (180 gram vinyl – with download) ... LP 29.99

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Noya RaoIcaros ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
Warm waves of soul from Noya Rao – a jazzy quartet who make their lead female vocals blend perfectly with their keyboards! The approach is simple and unadorned – really beautiful keys from Tom Henry, who seems to be playing Fender Rhodes on many tracks – and these lyrics from ... read more CD

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PhilthyParty Crashers ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A funky set from Philthy – a group who take their name from trumpeter/leader Philip Lassiter – an artist you might know from a previous date under his own name, but working here very much as part of the ensemble! The group have a horn-heavy sound that's somewhat in the legacy of Tower ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) 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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Pollyseeds (Terrace Martin)Sounds Of Crenshaw Vol 1 ... CD
Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 15.99
A fantastic project from keyboardist Terrace Martin – very much in the same spirit as his excellent Velvet Portraits record, but even more collaborative overall – and, given the title, a wonderful expression of the new wave of soul that's been brewing up on the west coast! Martin's ... read more CD

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Gregory PorterNat King Cole & Me (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 23.98
The great Gregory Porter in a very different setting than usual – working here with larger backings from an entire orchestra, as part of the album's tribute to Nat King Cole during his glory days at Capitol Records! The style here isn't the King Cole Trio vibe of the mid 40s, but instead ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Ryan PorterSpangle Lang Lane ... CD
World Galaxy/Alpha Pup, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
There's a trippy-looking Muppet on the cover, and that gives you part of a feeling of the album – but just a sliver, because the overall sound here is a lot more complex! The album's a masterpiece from west coast arranger Ryan Porter – a mix of deeper jazz with bits of soul and hip hop ... read more CD

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R+R Now (Robert Glasper/Derrick Hodge/Terrace MartCollagically Speaking ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A soul jazz supergroup for the 21st Century – one that features individual players who've really blown our minds with their work over the past decade or so – all coming together in a combo that really lives up to its promise! R+R Now has a dream lineup – Robert Glasper on ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Collagically Speaking ... LP 24.99

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Yolanda RabunChristmastime ... CD
Yodyful Music, 2012. New Copy ... $13.99
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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Reel PeopleRetroflection ... CD
Reel People (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A fantastic album from Reel People – and warmly collaborative, too – thanks to contributions from Mica Paris, Angie Stone, Navasha Daya, Omar, Tony Momrelle, and a host of others! Reel People have always given us fantastic grooves – classic club-styled cuts, but with a lean ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Eric RobersonFire EP ... CD
Blue Erro Soul, 2017. New Copy ... $3.99
Elemental genius from Eric Roberson – an artist who's already touched on Earth and Wind with previous records, but who's really on fire with this sweet little set! As with the others in the series, the album's an EP – but the 8 tracks here are even deeper than most longer albums you'd ... read more CD

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Jamison RossAll For One ... CD
Concord, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Jamison Ross is a drummer at heart, but he's also turning into a hell of a singer who seems ready to help the music of New Orleans find a great new space of its own – as he works here in a sweet small combo set that mixes his voice with grooves that draw together strong currents of classic ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Christian ScottChristian Scott Atunde Adjuah – Diaspora ... CD
Stretch/Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
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 more CD

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Jill ScottGolden Moments – Jill Scott's Greatest Hits – The Hidden Beach Years 2000 to 2008 ... CD
Hidden Beach, 2000s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A pretty wonderful retrospective of Jill Scott's years at Hidden Beach – timeless, richly emotional neo classic soul from one of the leading lights of her generation! We've been fans of Jill's from the first album onward, and if you're a younger fan, this excellent collection is a great place ... read more CD

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Robb ScottSiren ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful tribute to the Cali soul sound of the 70s – served up here by Robb Scott with a wonderfully groovy sound! The music here recalls that great moment when things could be tight, but never slick or commercial – maybe the productions of Larry Mizell, or the flowing soulful ... read more CD

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79.5Predictions ... CD
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 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
Also available Predictions ... LP 19.99

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Sha La DasLove In The Wind ... CD
Dunham/Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 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
Also available Love In The Wind ... LP 14.99

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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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Kandace SpringsIndigo ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Much more of a soul-based set than the debut album by Kandace Springs on Blue Note – really showing the growth in direction the label has been taking in the past decade or so! Kandace is a perfect singer for the sorts of ears that have been brought to Blue Note by some of the work of Robert ... read more CD
Also available Indigo ... LP 18.99

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Lisa StansfieldDeeper ... CD
Ear Music, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
It may be years since Lisa Stansfield last topped the charts – but the singer's lost none of her charm, and is still completely at the top of her game – as you'll discover in this wonderfully grooving set! At some level, it's as if nothing has changed at all – the rhythms are ... (Soul, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Deeper (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 25.99

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Starchild & The New RomanticLanguage ... CD
Ghostly International, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99
Starchild here sings with a group called New Romantic – a really great name, given the 80s vibe of the set! Yet the music isn't the soft electro pop of the UK new romantics – as the groove here is more funky soul, but with a slightly sexy vibe – almost in the legacy of some of ... read more CD
Also available Language ... LP 13.99

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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

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Swing Out SisterAlmost Persuaded ... CD
Miso (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
Wonderful work from Swing Out Sister – a group who've matured wonderfully in their years away from the charts – even if most of their best records, like this one, are a special secret for a small and selective audience! Corinne Drewery's always had a wonderful voice, but the years just ... read more CD

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Vicktor TaiwoJoy Comes In Spirit ... CD
Innovative Leisure, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 12.99
The fantastic first full length set from Vicktor Taiwo – an artist who may well redefine the sound of electro soul for the 21st Century! Vicktor's got a voice that would be wonderful in a standard setting – inflected with his Nigerian roots, and clear love of American soul music – ... read more CD
Also available Joy Comes In Spirit ... LP 16.99

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Gabriel TajeuIntroduction To Gabriel Tajeu ... CD
Legere (France), 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
A great introduction to the voice of Gabriel Tajeu – a singer who has this way of grabbing us right from the very first note, with a vibe that's classic enough to have made him huge way back in the 70s! Gabriel's music has a sound that's as sunny as the image on the cover – a style ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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TashaAlone At Last ... CD
Father Daughter, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
A fantastic debut from a Chicago talent we guarantee you'll be hearing from in years to come – a songwriter with a style that's both personal and political – schooled in years of underground work in the city, now springing forth as a crucial voice for a new generation! Tasha's younger ... read more CD
Also available Alone At Last (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ TeaInterstellar (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Jump World (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A set that really lives up to its cover – as the music here is a very galactic take on contemporary soul – grounded by excellent vocals from Tea, but served up with lots of cool cosmic elements in the music! Things are nice and warm throughout – that version of space first ... read more CD

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ThiefsGraft [La Greffe] ... CD
Jazz & People (France), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
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

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Rhonda ThomasLittle Drummer Girl ... CD
Rhonvocals, 2012. New Copy ... $11.99
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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Thundercat with OG Ron C & The ChopstarsDrank ... CD
Brainfeeder, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A chopped-up take on Thundercat's album Drunk – handled here by OG Ron & The Chopstars – who provide a surprisingly sensitive take on the music! The album's billed as "chopped not slopped" – and that claim definitely seems right – as the music here is mostly ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Drank (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ U-NamEssential Collection ... CD
Skytown, Late 2000s/2010s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A strong overview of recent sounds from U-Nam – one of the few contemporary guitarists to inherit the best 70s styles of artists like George Benson or David T Walker – and a set that also features a few new titles too! Like both of those jazz giants, U-Nam has a way of playing with a ... read more CD

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Umii (Reva DeVito & B Bravo)This Time ... CD
Fresh Selects, 2018. New Copy ... $3.99 7.98
Singer Reva DeVito is right on top of the grooves here – adding her upbeat, positive vocal style to the lightly crackling energy of the tunes! Rhythms are straightforward, instrumentation is nice and light, but there's always a forward-moving quality to the cuts – underground club with ... read more CD

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Ruby Velle & The SoulphonicsStage Of All Things ... CD
Soulphonics, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
Ruby Velle's got one of those voices that will no doubt make her huge – soaring and powerful, right from the very first notes – with a capable confidence that could probably take on just about any style of music, but which is especially great here in the company of the Soulphonics combo! ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Will Sessions & Amp Fiddler featuring Dames BrownOne ... CD
Sessions Sounds, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
The funky Will Sessions groove gets some great electric help from Amp Fiddler – and this time around, there's also chorus vocals from the soulful Dames Brown trio! Fiddler handles most of the lead lyrics, and also plays plenty of keyboards – as you'll know from his own work – ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Lizz WrightGrace ... CD
Concord, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Lizz Wright teams up with producer Joe Henry on a tribute to the grace of the American south – on a record that may well be her strongest to date! The set's got a warm core that really suits Wright's vocals – and the strength of her presentation here is so rich, she hardly needs any ... read more CD

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Satoshi Yoshida with Takuya KurodaMememto ... CD
Pirates (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great little set that follows strongly in the mode of some of the best recent Blue Note work from the spiritual funk underground – such as releases by Robert Glasper and Takuya Kuroda – the latter of whom plays on most of this set! The album's leader is guitarist Satoshi Yoshida, but ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousBrainfeeder X (2CD set) ... CD
Brainfeeder, 2010s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
A fantastic celebration of the first ten years of the Brainfeeder label – an imprint that's slowly been shaping the sound of soul, hip hop, and other styles over the past decade or so – with a reach that's starting to make waves in jazz and other music too! Brainfeeder has always had a ... read more CD
Also available Brainfeeder X (4LP set) ... LP 55.99

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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
Also available Brownswood Bubblers Volume 13 ... LP 18.99

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VariousChristmas Of Emotions ... CD
Expansion (UK), New Copy ... $16.99
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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VariousCity Soul – Futures – Today's Soul, AOR, & Blue Eyed Soul ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
A fantastic little set that looks at the huge wave of top-shelf AOR material recorded in recent years – part of a huge global re-awakening to the charms of the genre – often with results that are even groovier than the classic records of the 70s! One of the compelling things here is ... (Funky Compilations, 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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VariousI Am A Vocoder ... CD
Neon Finger, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 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 2018 (3CD set) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2018. New Copy 3CD ... $9.99
Fantastic soul from the contemporary scene – most of it by British and American artists who work in the soul underground – hand-picked by the always-trusted ears of Expansion Records! As you might know, the label also reissues lots of classic soul from the 70s – and we'd ... read more CD

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VariousN-Coded Music Presents Holiday Jazz ... CD
N Coded, 2011. New Copy ... $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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VariousUK Soul Chart Album – 19 Modern UK Soul Chart Gems & Unreleased Masterjams ... CD
Disco Soul Gold (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
Don't let the title fool you – as these aren't the common soul tracks you'd find on the pop charts – and instead represent a great slice of the UK underground scene – soul cuts that are tight and together, but nicely far from the mainstream! The set follows in the mode of the ... (Funky Compilations, Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousWorld Soul Collective Vol 5 – Sweet Soul Select Artists ... CD
Sweet Soul (Japan), 2016. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A killer collection of contemporary soul – put together by a Japanese label that's building a great reputation for digging out the coolest corners of the global underground! The set definitely earns the "world" in its title, as the singers here aren't just from the US scene – ... read more CD
 
 



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