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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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Lauryn HillMTV Unplugged 2.0 ... CD
Columbia, 2002. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
Ms Hill's notorious double album follow up to the Miseducation Of. . .album – a pretty nice set of unvarnished, intimate performances that would have gone done a lot smoother in an earlier era! After the whirlwind success of her first solo album, Lauryn, either a) decided that the peak of ... (Hip Hop, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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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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LedisiLost & Found ... CD
Verve, 2007. Used ... $3.99
The long-awaited return of Ledisi – an artist we've dug for years, finally getting her shot on a major label! Ledisi's lost nothing in her transition to the big time – and the album's as deeply personal and soulful as her previous indie efforts – a tremendous little record that ... read more CD

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✨✧ LedisiPieces Of Me ... CD
Verve, 2011. Used ... $3.99
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 more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ LedisiSoul Singer – The Revival ... CD
LeSun, 2003. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent bit of modern soul – very much in the vein of Jill Scott, Laurnea, N'Dambi, or some of the other current underground divas from the US indie soul scene! Ledisi's got a heck of a voice – very rich and mellow, in a style that reminds us a bit of classic work by jazzy soul ... read more CD
(Out of print, booklet cover appears to be signed by the artist.)

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LedisiTurn Me Loose ... CD
Verve, 2009. Used ... $3.99
Damn great work from Ledisi – an artist who hasn't missed a beat since moving to the majors a few years back – sounding almost funkier than ever before, thanks to some impeccable production and razor-sharp instrumentation! Ledisi's vocals are beyond challenge – old school deep ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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John LegendGet Lifted ... CD
Getting Out Our Dreams/Sony, 2004. Used ... $0.99
You just have to love that one breath of fresh air on the pop charts at any given point – and John Legend is profoundly worthy of it! John has a feel for classic soul – strings and horns filter in with his own piano playing and emotive vocals – but the production approach is ... read more CD

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Carmen LundySolamente – The Demo Project ... CD
Afrasia, 2009. Used ... $6.99
Incredible work from Carmen Lundy – an album that's got us falling in love with her music all over again – but from a completely different perspective! As you might guess from the "demo" in the title, the album's got Lundy working in a very intimate setting – handling ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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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

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Matt BiancoAnother Time Another Place (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1994. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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MaxwellNow ... CD
Columbia, 2001. Used ... $0.99
Maxwell's third album, and he just keeps getting better. His songwriting skills have become more finely honed, and the arrangements and general feel still maintain his warm, retro modern vibe. We never tire of his soulful vocals, and music that references classics like the Isleys, Marvin Gaye, ... read more CD
Also available Now ... LP 39.99

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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

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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

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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 MichiruChasing After The Sun/Mysteries Of Life/Inspiration/How Deep Is Your Love ... CD
Polygram (Japan), 2000. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99
Special limited 2CD version! This sparkling single is one of her best from the early years – with an extended groove on both sides, and a style of production and songwriting that pushers her deeper and deeper into new territory. "Mysteries Of Life" is an amazing track – one ... read more CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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

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✨✧ Monday MichiruFalling/Restless/Early Dawn (Song For Nikita) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 2000. New Copy (pic cover)... $6.99
Jazzy, lovely, and completely soulful! "Fallin" begins with a soaring drum break, riffing away as tight piano lines join in, along with Monday's scatting vocals. The cut's got a classy jazzy sound that's totally 70s – but with enough of a groove to work well on a modern dancefloor. ... read more CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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✨✧ Monday MichiruIntrospection (Afternoon Dreams/Changes/The Island) ... CD
Polygram (Japan), 2000. New Copy ... $6.99
One of the best entries in Monday Michiru's yearly cycle of EP releases – and a sophisticated batch of jazz vocal tracks that takes her to a whole new level! The record's got a hip sound that reminds us of classic work by Dee Dee Bridgewater or Carmen Lundy – as Monday works with tight ... read more CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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✨✧ Monday MichiruMaiden Japan ... CD
Kitty (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic early album from Monday Michiru – a record that already has the young singer stepping forth with a sound that's richer and deeper than most of her contemporary – in a mode that would only get even more wonderful over the years! As with some of her other early efforts, there' ... read more CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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

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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 MichiruNew Beginnings EP ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 2000. New Copy ... $6.99
A wonderful EP from Monday Michiru – featuring three tracks exclusive to this release – all with a sound that recalls some of the best jazzy soul of the 70s! "Something To Believe In" is an excellent jazzy cut with warm electric piano riffs to match Monday's soulful vocals. ... read more CD
(Please Note – Obi has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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

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

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

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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
Also available Routes ... CD 3.99

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Monday MichiruRoutes ... CD
Artist Share, 2006. Used ... $3.99
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
(Out of print US pressing.)
Also available Routes ... CD 12.99

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

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

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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
(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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Midnight Hour (Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad)Adrian 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 ... $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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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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MusiqJuslisen ... CD
Def Soul, 2002. Used ... $1.99
A great bit of NuSoul from Musiq Soulchild – warm, beat-heavy, and with a sinewy vocal style that reminds us a bit of D'Angelo, but harder. The album's Musiq's second – and it's another proud statement from the current Philly underground, the kind of modern day soul that's transforming ... read more CD
(Booklet has some light wear.)

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N'DambiLittle Lost Girls Blues ... CD
Cheeky I, 1999. Used ... $5.99
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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N'DambiPink Elephant ... CD
Stax, 2009. Used ... $8.99
Tremendous work from N'Dambi – a set that really moves her career forward strongly, while still holding onto the best soulful sound of her roots! The album's N'Dambi's first for a big label – the newly-reformed Stax – but it's got a perfectly balanced sound that's sure to please ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Nuf SaidRise ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A fantastic mix of deep soul and funky jazz – but served up with a vibe that's completely contemporary, and which definitely gives these guys a sound that's all their own, right from the start! Iona Vintu is the singer, and she's got this tremendous voice – richly expressive, but never ... read more CD

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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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OmarSaturday (her mix, her radio, new album mix, Forcett's gangster club ride)/There's Nothing Like This ... CD
RCA, 1995. Used ... $2.99
Nice 12" single of one of the best cuts from Omar's For Pleasure album! The track's remixed here in a few versions – including the "Her Mix", with Vinia Mojica. CD
(Promotional release.)

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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
Also available Reasons ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Rahsaan PattersonLove In Stereo ... CD
MCA, 1999. Used ... $3.99
Patterson's second LP, with a transitional sound between his more mainstream debut effort and his later neo classic approach. With "Treat You Like A Queen", "Sure Boy", "It's Alright Now", "Do You Feel The Way I Do", "Friend Of Mine", "The ... (Soul, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ PhysicsFirst Flight ... CD
Journeys By DJ, 2004. Used ... $2.99
(New Grooves, Neo Soul) CD
(Out of print, CD case has a cutout hole.)

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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
Also available How Do I Talk To My Brother? ... LP 18.99

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PPP (Platinum Pied Pipers)Abundance ... CD
Ubiquity, 2008. Used ... $0.99
A bigger and more uniquely soulful sound for Triple P – aka cosmic DJ production duo Platinum Pied Pipers, rechristened as PPP with the addition of vocalists Coultrain and Karma to the group on the wonderful Abundance! The vocals, and a tighter focus on great songs than on an overall vibe, ... read more CD

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RC & The GritzAnalog World ... CD
Rexamillon/Ropeadope, 2017. Used ... $6.99
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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✨✧ Eric RobersonErro Live – Vol DC (CD & DVD) (NTSC version) ... CD
Blue Erro Soul, 2006. Used CD & DVD ... Just Sold Out!
Beautiful, simply beautiful – a fantastic DVD package that really captures all the charm and charisma of Eric Roberson – easily one of the greatest soul artists working today! We've always loved Eric's music on CD, and we're happy to say that we've put it in the hands of thousands of ... read more CD
(DVD is NTSC coded.)

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Chanda RuleSapphire Dreams ... CD
Pao, 2019. Used ... $8.99
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Alice RussellPot Of Gold ... CD
Little Poppet/Six Degrees, 2008. Used ... $7.99
Funky soul from the great Alice Russell – the first effort on her own label, and a killer set that's right up there with the greatness of previous albums! TM Juke produced, but the record has an even more stripped-down and soulful feel than before – a blend of funk and soul backings ... read more CD

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Raphael SaadiqJimmy Lee ... CD
Columbia, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
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
Also available Jimmy Lee ... LP 26.99

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Ricardo ScalesObsession ... CD
Bay Sound, 1999. Used ... $5.99
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✨✧ Jill ScottGetting In The Way (LP, MJ Cole rmx, live version)/Love Rain (rmx featuring Mos Def) ... CD
Hidden Beach/Epic, 2000. Used ... $1.99
One of the best tracks from Jill Scott's wonderful debut album – offered up here in 3 versions! The album version's a monster – but you already know that – and the MJ Cole version adds a nice kick that sounds a lot better than you'd expect. The cut's up a few notches on the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Jill ScottWho Is Jill Scott? ... CD
Epic/Hidden Beach, 2000. Used ... $2.99
Get ready to discover a fantastic new soul music talent! Jill Scott's the best thing we've heard in years – and she's a perfect example of the killer NuSoul trends that have been forged in the past few years by artists like D'Angelo, Mshell N'degocello, or N'Dambe (but Jill doesn't have an ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Jill Scott & OthersCollaborations ... CD
Hidden Beach, 2007. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
Jill Scott's a singer with a mighty generous spirit – and in addition to her own (all too few) recordings over the years, she's made some tremendous appearances on records under the leadership of other artists – a good deal of which are included in this set! Jill's not the kind of ... read more CD
(Also features a bonus CD – with material by Hidden Beach artists who include Jill Scott, Keite, Jeff Bradshaw, Peter Black, Sunny Hawkins, and Onitsha.)

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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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✨✧ ShabazzBetter Day ... CD
FER (UK), 2001. Used ... $8.99
A surprisingly nice record from Omari Shabazz – modern slow jam material with a strong quiet storm feel, lots of bass at the bottom, slow and slinky beats, and Omari's vocals sliding over the top. At times, the album seems about to slide into cliche – but it's actually pretty great ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Sy SmithSelections From Psykosoul ... CD
Hollywood, 1999. Used ... $3.99
Sy Smith is one of the sweetest voices in nusoul of the past decade! This CD includes five tracks intended for the album Psykosoul – "Gladly", "Good N' Strong", "That Ring", "Waiting... Contemplating", and "What I Am". CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Chris StandringLove & Paragraphs ... CD
Ultimate Vibe, 2008. Used ... $2.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Lisa StansfieldDeeper – Deluxe Edition ... CD
Ear Music (Germany), 2018. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
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

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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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✨✧ Swing Out SisterKaleidoscope World (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Phonogram/Fontana (UK), 1989. Used ... $4.99
Standout early work from Swing Out Sister – the group's second album, and one of their best from the time! The team of Andrew Connell and Corinne Drewery had well proven their ability to craft a jazz-tinged tune on the first album – and on this set, they take off in a style that's a ... read more CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Gabriel TajeuIntroduction To Gabriel Tajeu ... CD
Legere (France), 2017. Used ... $5.99
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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TamarTamar ... CD
Dreamworks, 2000. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ TamiaTamia ... CD
Qwest/Warner, 1998. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Gary TaylorUnder The Nightlight ... CD
Morning Crew, 2001. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 more CD
(Sticker over barcode.)

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TeaInterstellar (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Jump World (Japan), 2018. Used ... $6.99
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
(Includes obi.)

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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

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TopazZone ... CD
Velour, 2001. Used ... $3.99
New work by Topaz – the New York funky sax player who just keep getting better and better! This is Topaz's third full length set – and it's an excellent batch of smooth funky instrumentals, extremely well played, with a production tip that recalls mainstream jazz funk classics of the ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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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
Also available Tuxedo III ... LP 20.99

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Marcos ValleSempre ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
Wonderfully groovy work from Marcos Valle – one of the artists who first inspired us to start a record store many years ago! Marcos is back, and in very soulful formation – working here in a mode that recalls some of his fantastic soul-based sounds in the early 80s – including ... (Brazil, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Cecile VernyFear & Faith ... CD
Jazz Haus (Germany), 2014. Used ... $2.99
A wonderfully strong set from singer Cecile Verny – thanks to a backing combo who's as proud and bold as her vocals! Often, a singer like this never gets the sort of groove she deserves – sometimes lost amidst some fuller R&B arrangements, or under-whelmed by trippier abstract ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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VinxRooms In My Fatha's House ... CD
IRS, 1991. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ash WalkerAquamarie ... CD
Night Time Stories (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
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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Jody WatleyMidnight Lounge ... CD
Shanachie, 2003. Used ... $5.99
Forget everything you've ever known about Jody Watley – because this is a totally different album! Watley's really moved past her roots as a simple mainstream soul star – grabbing onto some of the better future soul styles that have been bumping around the underground scene, and ... read more CD

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WaynaHigher Ground ... CD
Quiet Power, 2008. Used ... $11.99
Wonderful work from Wayna – an artist we've waited a few years to hear again after her great debut – and one who re-emerges here with a fresh, mature sound! Wayna's still got that personal quality to her lyrics – one that almost makes you feel like she's speaking to you ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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WaynaMoments Of Clarity – Book 1 ... CD
Quiet Power/C Side, 2004. Used ... $5.99
Wayna's as much a poet as she is a singer – and has these wonderfully visual lyrics that are a great contrast to some of the sweeter sounds of the Neo Soul generation! There's a simple, effective power to the set that doesn't really grab you at first listen – mostly because Wayna's ... read more CD

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✨✧ Alyson WilliamsIt's About Time (UK pressing) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2004. Used ... $3.99
A very fitting title – as it's been a long time since we've heard from Alyson, and it's about time too! There's a sweetly seductive feel here that we don't remember from Alyson's older work – a mellower, more chilled out approach that slinks around with a slow and often jazzy groove ... read more CD

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Ben WilliamsComing Of Age ... CD
Concord, 2015. Used ... $7.99
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
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Amy WinehouseLioness – Hidden Treasures ... CD
Universal, 2011. Used ... $6.99
A (sadly) posthumous release from Amy Winehouse – a voice we loved for a couple good years before knowing how troubled she was in real life and now lament the loss of – and this set, largely put together by producer Salaam Remi turned out surprisingly well! It'd be pretty easy to bow ... read more CD

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Elisabeth WithersNo Regrets ... CD
E1, 2010. Used ... $8.99
A nice set of modern soul from Elisabeth Withers – following up her wonderful set for Blue Note with another gem! Elisabeth is a fantastically talented performer and a diverse artist – here tackling material that ranges from adult diva R&B, to soulful ballad, sultry groovers and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Diane WitherspoonLive ... CD
Life Force Jazz, 2016. Used ... $8.99
A very hip singer, and one of the most righteous jazz vocal albums we've heard in while! Diane Witherspoon has family ties to Jimmy Witherspoon, but her style here is completely different – in that mode of jazz singing that's way past torch, way past standards, and in much hipper territory ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) 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

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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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