A key addition to any collection of The Brand New Heavies! The set features remixes of some of the group's best tracks, plus a few older and rarer cuts, and some other favorites. Titles include "Mind Trips (BNH rmx)", "Bang", "Brother Sister (Angel rmx)", "Keep ... read moreCD
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Pharrell Williams —
Girl ... CD Columbia, 2014. Used ...
Philly-bred Musiq Soulchild heads over to Atlantic from Def Jam with his tight modern soul sound intact and better than ever – Luvanmusiq might be his best set yet! Musiq's brand of hip hop informed, steady soul has been consistent from the get go, but this one has a tightness that surpasses ... read moreCD
Sublime work from a truly amazing artist – one who both sings and plays acoustic bass – all in a captivating blend of jazz, soul, and Brazilian styles! Esperanza Spalding has a fresh, unique feel that's all her own – the warmth of a jazz singer like Carmen Lundy, the sharper ... read moreCD
N'Dea Davenport returns to the Brand New Heavies – and the result is one of the greatest records from the group in many many years! The sound's here is totally wonderful – a real return to the classic funk of the Brand New Heavies' roots – and having N'Dea back in the vocal chair ... read moreCD
A tasty little set from Mike Phillips – soulful sax blown in a nice mellow style, and given enough of a Hidden Beach twist to push the record nicely away from any smooth jazz cliches! There's a lilt, bounce, and deep enough R&B feel to the set to make Phillips way more than just a ... read moreCD
Surprisingly soulful work from Spacek – on one hand an assortment of the skittish beats the group's been known for, but on the other, a well crafted album of songs that show them picking up the spirit of the current soulful underground! There's some extremely catchy numbers on the set – ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul)read moreCD
Pretty nice work from one of the hipper groups to groove around Chicago in the past decade – the almost-famous Liquid Soul, a tight little combo that was playing out years before there was any funk or jamband scene to speak of! The format of the group is similar to some of the best West ... read moreCD
India Arie continues her sensuous journey in sound – working here in the same earthy blend of acoustic and electric elements that made other records so great, and showing that she's still one of the strongest voices in contemporary soul! The record's got a personal, intimate quality that's ... read moreCD
A nicely laidback album of mellow modern soul – featuring the keyboard and vocal talents of Gary Taylor, set to some smooth arrangements that have a classic early 80s quiet storm sound to them. Titles include "Gotta Be A Way", "The Nightlight", "About The Real", ... read moreCD
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Kathleen Potton —
Nero ... CD Kathleen Potton, 2017. Used ...
There's a definite hip hop influence going on here – but as you might guess from Peven Everett, the end results are always unique! As the title and cover imply, there's a slightly "street" feel to the record – one that has Peven rapping a bit over funky beats and warmer ... read moreCD
(Note that each of these is handmade by Peven – so that the items will have a self-produced, homemade look to them – although the music is great, and that production makes these one of a kind items!)
Abri & The Dreamfleet —
We Fly ... CD Desmo, 2017. Used ...
Abri is Hamdan Al Abri – the former singer of the excellent Dubai soul group Abri – getting back into his own groove here, at the forefront of a tight little trio! The instrumentation is heavy on warm keyboards and understated beats – often moving with a mellow rhythm that really ... read moreCD
Lovely work by Fernanda Porta – a talented new singer and arranger, with a sound that's a bridge between Rio and London! Fernanda's like some of her labelmates on the Trama imprint – a vocalist with a sound that's steeped in the bossa traditions of Brazil, yet which also reaches out ... (Brazil, Neo Soul)read moreCD