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Neo Soul

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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✨✧ VariousIsley Brothers – Taken To The Next Phase (Reconstructions) ... CD
Sony, 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Isley Brothers get taken to the next level – as a variety of underground artists rework their classics for the 21st Century! The Isleys themselves have been enjoying plenty of new fame recently, making it the perfect time to trip back and discover their gems from the 70s – and this package does a great job of bringing that genius to light – working in a variety of formats that include lots of hip hop and Neo Soul touches – and which seem to feature lots of snippets of the original tunes alongside newer material! Titles include "Tell Of Tales" by Will I Am, "Take Me To The Next Phase" by Ignorants featuring Dead Rabbits, "That Lady (parts 1 & 2)" by ?uestlove, "Summer Breeze" by Onda, "Tonight Is The Night" by Stuart Matthewman, "Footsteps In The Dark" by Gabriel Rene, "Beauty In The Dark (Groove With You)" by Mos Def, and "Harvest For The World" by Raphael Saadiq & Kelvin Wooton. (Funky Compilations, Neo Soul) CD
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✨✧ MaxwellMaxwell's Urban Hang Suite ... CD
Columbia, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent bit of modern soul – a smooth seductive album that fits perfectly with an older mellow groove, but which also sparkles with the best recent efforts of the past decade. Maxwell's got a wonderful vocal style – reminding us a bit of classic Isley Brothers, Leon Ware, or O'Jays in a ballad mode – and it sits perfectly amidst warm jazzy arrangements by Musze, filled with all the subtle instrumental touches (keyboards, sax, and guitar) you'd find on a late album by Marvin Gaye, or some of the slow jams by the Isleys. The vibe is warm and acoustic, and the record's a wonderful return to a classic mellow midtempo soul style – and did quite well upon its initial release. Also interesting was the fact that the record was pressed up heavily on vinyl – something that was rare for a mainstream soul album at the time, and which was particularly ubiquitous in our hometown of Chicago, where DJs on the steppers scene were snatching up the record like hotcakes! Includes the titles "Ascension", "Whenever Wherever Whatever", "Lonely's The Only Company (parts 1 & 2)", "Reunion", and "Suitelady (The Proposal Jam)" – but the whole thing's great! CD
 
 
 



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