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Neo Soul — In Stock

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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Terrace MartinVelvet Portraits ... CD
Ropeadope, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A jaw-dropper from Terrace Martin – the kind of record that sneaks on the market under everyone's ears, but will no doubt be one of those sets we'll all go back to again and again over the years! Martin's got a beautifully fresh take on funky jazz – steeped somewhat in the classic ... read more CD

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✨✧ MaxwellEmbrya ... CD
Columbia, 1998. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The second album by smooth soul singer Maxwell – and every bit as great as the first! Although the vibe is modern, the sound is quite classic – with lush warm arrangements that perfectly wrap up Maxwell's sweet and soulful vocals. The record picks up a tradition that was left off by ... read more CD

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✨✧ MaxwellMaxwell's Urban Hang Suite ... CD
Columbia, 1996. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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'Jay ... read more CD
(Punch through booklet and barcode.)

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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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Zara McFarlaneArise ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Arise ... CD 11.99

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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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Mia MiataMia Miata's Urban Arias ... CD
Mia Melodic, 2003. Used ... $5.99
One of the freshest records we've ever heard from the Neo Soul underground – a killer debut release that makes the claim of having a rich blend of jazz and soul – and really lives up to it! There's a stunning sort of Roy Ayers vibe running through the set – a snapping jazz-tinged ... read more CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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Monday MichiruAdoption Agency ... CD
Kitty (Japan), 1996. Used ... $19.99
Great record that has Monday working with a host of different producers and remixers – all of whom do a great job with her jazzy soul sound. The album features production and playing by United Future Organization, Airto, Dred Scott, Flora Purim, DJ Krush, The Angel, Ray Hayden from Opaz, and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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 MichiruDelicious Poison ... CD
Kitty (Japan), 1996. Used ... $11.99
An album that has Monday Michiru returning to her jazz funk "roots", and singing with a band that plays live throughout, with no overdubs or samples. The band is a tight collective of young Japanese players, and they get a good hard sound that's reminiscent of the playing on the early ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Monday MichiruJazz Brat (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Kitty (Japan), 1995. Used ... $4.99
The breakthrough LP that brought Monday Michiru out of Japan, and exposed her work to a new worldwide audience! The record (like so many of her others) features performances by a great array of cool guests, including Cleveland Watkiss, DJ Krush, and Simon Richmond of Palm Skin Productions. The ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Monday MichiruMermaid ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1998. Used ... $11.99
A bit shorter than her usual albums, but a great batch of tracks that has Monday's soulful voice in a setting that's a little bit more club-oriented than usual. The grooves are warm and jazzy, with lots of nice acoustic touches that keep things rooted in the same style as her earlier albums. The ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Monday MichiruNaked With You EP ... CD
NEC (Japan), 1993. Used ... $5.99
This 5 track CD features early work by one of Japan's greatest current soul singers, recorded early in her career, back when she was working with DJ Krush! Krush handled the rhythm tracks and arrangements for the material on the ep, which is released here as part of Universal's "Reproduction ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Monday MichiruRoutes ... CD
Artist Share, 2006. Used ... $6.99
Another top-shelf session from Monday Michiru – one of the few current artists who's been able to hold our attention for so many years, thanks to an ever-deepening quality in her work! Back at the end of the 90s, we were first amazed when Monday moved simpler dance-based work into more ... read more CD
(Out of print US pressing.)

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Monday MichiruYou Make Me (single version)/Do Me Right/Saturday Night (Theme from Soundtrack Hood) ... CD
Polygram (Japan), 1998. Used ... $6.99
Monday Michiru at her soulful best – working in a smooth modern setting, stepping out with a very seductive feel! "You Make Me" is an extremely catchy number – done with Shinichi Osawa in a warm Sakura Hills Disco mode – lots of beats at the bottom, and a snappingly ... read more CD
(Out of print, promotional sticker over barcode.)

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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
Also available Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad Present The Midnight Hour ... LP 28.99

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Midnight Hour (Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammaAdrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad Present The Midnight Hour ... LP
Linear Labs, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 31.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad Present The Midnight Hour ... CD 14.99

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Midnight Hour (Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammaAdrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad Present The Midnight Hour – Instrumentals ... LP
Linear Labs, 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 25.98
A great instrumental take on the Midnight Hour project from Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad – one that maybe feels even more like their great music for the soundtrack to Luke Cage – as these tunes don't have any vocals at all! The vibe is wonderful – funky instrumentation ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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

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Mondo GrossoMan From Sakura Hills ... LP
For Life (Japan), 1998. Near Mint- 2LP ... $29.99
One of the most soulful albums by this tasty Japanese combo! Most of the tracks on the record have a strong uptempo groove, with strident soulful female vocals – very much in the manner of those you'd hear on a Monday Michiru record. The album's only got 6 tracks – but they're all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy Japanese pressing!)

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MoonchildVoyager ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
If you like Fender Rhodes, you'll find plenty to love here – as Moonchild is just the duo of singer Amber Navran and keyboardist Andris Mattson – whose warm lines here are a perfect accompaniment to the vocals! There's a warm, organic vibe here that's maybe a bit different than some of ... read more CD

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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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Mourning A BLKstarGarner Poems ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Garner Poems ... CD 9.99

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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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Mr ConfuseOnly A Man ... LP
Confunktion (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Only A Man ... CD 12.99

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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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Georgia Anne MuldrowOverload (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brainfeeder, 2018. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Overload ... CD 12.99

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Randy Muller Boom Chang BangGroovin U ... CD
Wave Hill, 2007. Used ... $5.99
Sweet and smooth grooves from the legendary Randy Muller – an artist we know from his great work with larger horns in 70s soul, but who steps out nicely here on his own! The album focuses on Randy's own work on funky flute – and features some really great grooves with a sweetly jazzy ... read more CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr. Piece of clear tape covering)

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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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✨✧ Meshell NdegeocelloComfort Woman ... CD
Maverick, 2003. Used ... $2.99
Another dazzling batch of tunes from Meshell Ndegeocello – an incredible songwriter and performer who may have peaked commercially a few years back, but she is still maturing in ways that stretch far, far beyond the chart singles she scored in the past! The woman has never put out the same ... read more CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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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

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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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NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge)Link Up & Suede EP ... LP
Stones Throw, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Debut EP from Anderson.Paak & Knxwledge – teaming up as the duo NxWorries – with hazy hip hop beatcraft by Knxwledge and unique vocals by Anderson.Paak! Paak has a very distinctive voice, fresh from some standout moments on Dr. Dre's Compton record here and (justly) poised for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge)Yes Lawd! (with download) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 24.98
Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge's full length debut as a duo – and the most triumphant Stones Throw record in years! To this (still early) point in young .Paak's career, his voice has already proved to be a prime vessel for natural grit and mood, if not gamechanger songwriting, best paired with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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OrgoneReasons ... LP
Killion Sound, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Diamond OrtizGoodies EP ... 12-inch
Austin Boogie Crew, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
There's lots of 80s-styled groove acts around these days – but Diamond Ortiz may well be one of the best – serving up a record here that's very worth the title of "Goodies" it bears on the label! The set's only got four tracks, but has a wicked groove that takes us back to ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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OurraCrystal Palms ... LP
Star Creature, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweet 80s grooves from Ourra – awash in all sorts of cool keyboards, from street electro-styled lines, to those with a darker European energy! The songs are all nice and tuneful, but also all instrumental – and are almost begging for vocals at times, because they're so darn catchy ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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Marvin ParksMarvin Parks ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2017. Used ... $9.99
A dream of a record from Marvin Parks – a hell of a jazz singer, and one that we'd place in an elite legacy that runs from Oscar Brown up through Jose James! The work here is wonderful – as Nicola Conte produced the record, and gives it the same sort of jazzy sparkle as his own sublime ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Rahsaan PattersonRahsaan Patterson ... CD
MCA, 1996. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & sticker remnant on booklet cover.)

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Nicholas PaytonSonic Trance ... CD
Warner, 2003. Used ... $3.99
A surprisingly wonderful departure for trumpeter Nicholas Payton – a mad set of space jazz, with roots that stretch back to electric Miles and Herbie of the 70s – but an overall sound that's 21st Century Soul all the way! Some of the tunes get quite abstract – with Payton blowing ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Digipack case has some edgewear & a penmark through barcode.)

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Jay PhelpsFree As The Birds ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Genius work from Jay Phelps – a jazz trumpeter, but also a soulful singer – yet working here in a mode that's a completely fresh fusion of both of his talents! There's a crispness to the record right from the very first note – like you've just stepped into a cool club from a back ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) 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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Gregory PorterNat King Cole & Me ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. Used ... $6.99
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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✨✧ Jaye QFrom My Soul ... CD
Jaye Q, 2009. Used 2CD ... $12.99
(Soul, Neo Soul) 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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R+R Now (Robert Glasper/Derrick Hodge/Terrace MartCollagically Speaking ... LP
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Collagically Speaking ... CD 13.99

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Reel PeopleRetroflection ... LP
Reel People (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 30.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Reel People with Navasha DayaI'm In Love (12" voc, inst)/Can't Fake The Feeling (12" voc, inst) (180 gram pressing) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Papa (UK), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $19.99
Navasha Daya is light years away from her roots with Fertile Ground – singing here on two massive cuts from Reel People – both of which elevate her to legendary soul diva status! Daya is incredible on the version of the Kashif tune "I'm In Love" – hitting a level that ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Dianne ReevesIn the Moment – Live in Concert ... CD
Blue Note, 2000. Used ... $2.99
Sweet sophisticated vocals from the great Dianne Reeves – singing here in a beautifully mellow live setting, more stripped-down than on a lot of her other studio albums. The group's very jazz-oriented – and Dianne shines nicely on great versions of "Afro Blue", "Triste&qu ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Right NowStarlight ... LP
Right Now, 2017. Sealed ... $1.99
A big step forward for The Right Now – branching out from the retro soul of their past work into a bigger, brighter neo-classic sound – but still firmly rooted in soul! Now, as always, the band is an excellent showcase for the powerful voice of singer Stefanie Berecz – and she's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing. Shrinkwrap has a hole in one corner.)

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✨✧ Right NowUp All Night (original, Buscrates remix, Liquid Pegasus remix)/If It Was You (original, Liquid Pegasus dub mix, JKriv remix) ... 12-inch
Star Creature, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
Two great cuts from this Chicago soul combo – both offered up with some tasty remix work too! "Up All Night" has a clubby anthemic vibe – very fitting to the spirit of the title, and the pulsating remixes ensure that the cut could definitely play until the dawn! "If It ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Jimetta RoseLight Bearer ... LP
Temporary Whatever, 2016. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
LA underground soul from Jimetta Rose – tripped out and intimately soulful at the same time, really a unique vibe, even coming from a scene as progressive of a jazzy hip hop soul scene as creatively unfettered as independent west coast's this far into the new millennium – and produced ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Finally available on vinyl!)

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Jamison RossAll For One ... CD
Concord, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 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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Carl Hancock RuxRux Revue ... CD
550 Music/Sony, 1999. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Raphael SaadiqRaphael Saadiq As Ray Ray (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Pookie/Victor (Japan), 2004. Used ... $6.99
Raphael Saadiq gets his pimp strut on as Ray Ray – his nom de plume for this stellar set of sophisticated, yet trippy soul! Raphael ditched the major label for this second official solo album, and he's better off without it – if ever an artist needed the freedom to chase his own ideas, ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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Philippe Saisse TrioBody & Soul Sessions (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Polystar/G&N (Japan), 2006. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi which has a sticker over the barcode.)

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Christian ScottChristian Scott Atunde Adjuah – Centennial Trilogy (Ruler Rebel/Diaspora/Emancipation Procrastination) (3CD set) ... CD
Stretch/Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 23.98
A trio of fantastic albums from Christian Scott – all packaged together! First up is Ruler Rebel – a fantastic step forward for trumpeter Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah – an artist who takes on a new name with this recording, and a vibrant new sound as well! Scott still plays ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Jill ScottBy Popular Demand ... LP
Hidden Beach, 2000s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Classics from Jill Scott's phenomenal run for the Hidden Beach label from the early-to-mid 00s – easily some of the finest soul music to break out at the time! Jill will probably always be considered a leading light of the early 00s neo soul era, but there's a timelessness to her work that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jill ScottReal Thing – Words & Sounds Vol 3 (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hidden Beach/Victor (Japan), 2007. Used ... $8.99
Mindblowing work from Jill Scott – possibly the best thing we've heard from her since her classic debut – and a record that reminds us that she's still one of the greatest soul singers around! Jill's a bit more grown up here than before – shaking off some of the more passive ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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79.5Predictions ... LP
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $19.99 22.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Predictions ... CD 15.99

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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 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 17.99

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Sha La DasLove In The Wind (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Daptone Authorized Dealer version – on colored vinyl. Quantities limited! Includes download.)
Also available Love In The Wind ... CD 13.99

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Ryan ShawIn Between ... CD
Form, 2009. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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Ryan ShawThis Is Ryan Shaw ... CD
Razor & Tie, 2007. Used ... $1.99
From the cover, Ryan Shaw looks like he might be this year's contender for American Idol – but he's actually a pretty decent soul singer with a real bent towards classic-styled work! We might have passed this one by were it not for the leadoff cut – a remake of The Sharpees' classic ... read more CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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Doug ShortsCasual Encounter/Keep Your Head Up ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Doug Shorts hits the Daptone label – bringing his 80s electro soul mode as a really fresh sound for the imprint! "Casual Encounter" may well be one of Doug's best tunes ever – grounded in these stepping bass pedal lines that are mighty nice – as his vocals crackle over ... (Funky 45's, Neo Soul) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Show TymeLove Truth ... CD
WAR Media, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99
A breezy yet gritty soul set from Show Tyme – a New Jersey bred singer perhaps best known previously for live support slots with a neo soul and hip hop heroes alike – and it's high time Show Tyme gets a solid showcase of his own! The sound is contemporary soul with live sounding feel, ... read more CD

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Sidewalk ChalkShoulder Season (CD & DVD) ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy CD & DVD ... $10.99 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
Also available Shoulder Season (CD & DVD) ... CD 5.99

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Sidewalk ChalkShoulder Season (CD & DVD) ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. Used CD & DVD ... $5.99
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
Also available Shoulder Season (CD & DVD) ... CD 10.99

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Gizelle SmithRuthless Day ... LP
Jalapeno (Spain), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
Gizelle Smith got caught in the rain on the cover – but you'd hardly know that, given the sunny, upbeat vibe of the album! Smith's a singer who's been bubbling under for years, and this sweet little set may be the one that breaks her out to the big time – as the album has her going ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Steve SpacekNatural Sci-Fi ... LP
Eglo (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
It feels like forever since we last heard from Steve Spacek – and in that time, he's only gotten deeper and more amazing than ever before – to a point where a record like this might well be a genre unto itself! The songs are definitely soul, but Steve really takes the "space" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Kandace SpringsIndigo ... LP
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Indigo ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Steal Vybe & OthersGenerations ... CD
Steal Vybe, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
Fast funky sounds from the Steal Vybe duo of Chris Forman and Damon "Mr Dizzy Fingers" Bennett – and a record that's overflowing with great guest help – from a lineup that includes Omar, Peven Everett, Kenny Bobien, Fertile Ground, Sara Devine, Ursula Rucker, Trizonna ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Steal Vybe & OthersGenerations ... LP
Steal Vybe, 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $20.99
Fast funky sounds from the Steal Vybe duo of Chris Forman and Damon "Mr Dizzy Fingers" Bennett – and a record that's overflowing with great guest help – from a lineup that includes Omar, Peven Everett, Kenny Bobien, Fertile Ground, Sara Devine, Ursula Rucker, Trizonna ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Marcus StricklandPeople Of The Sun ... LP
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available People Of The Sun ... CD 13.99

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Sudan ArchivesSink ... LP
Stones Throw, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
It's impossible to put a label on the sound of Sudan Archives – and while we were already blown away with the mix of future sounds and African inspiration on her debut EP, she's even more mindblowing here on an album that's based around recent experiences in Ghana! If you're expecting to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SwindleNo More Normal ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
British producer Swindle is at the top of his game here – effortlessly moving between contemporary genres that put the London scene in its very best light – as bits of funk, hip hop, dubstep, jazz, and other modes come together with an amazingly fresh sound! Most tracks have vocals, ... 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
Also available Almost Persuaded ... LP 29.99

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Swing Out SisterAlmost Persuaded ... LP
Miso (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $29.99 30.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Almost Persuaded ... CD 22.99

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Swing Out SisterBeautiful Mess (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Shanachie, 2008. Used ... $6.99
These guys just keep getting better and better – growing up with a mature sound that we never would have expected a few decades back – to a level where they're easily one of the hippest, most sophisticated acts around! As on other recent albums, there's a really classic vibe going on ... read more CD

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Swing Out SisterKaleidoscope World (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Fontana/Phonogram (Japan), 1989. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Out of print.)

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Swing Out SisterWhere Our Love Grows ... CD
Shanachie, 2004. Used ... $8.99
Simply incredible work from Swing Out Sister – a group who left the charts decades ago, it seems, but who sound better and better with each passing year! This album may well be their best so far – a swirling blend of soul, jazz, bossa, and 60s mod touches – put together with an ... 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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Vicktor TaiwoJoy Comes In Spirit ... LP
Innovative Leisure, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99 24.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Joy Comes In Spirit ... CD 6.99

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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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TashaAlone At Last (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Father Daughter, 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(On baby blue colored vinyl – with download!)
Also available Alone At Last ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Gary TaylorCompassion ... LP
Virgin, 1987. Very Good+ ... $1.99
An indie soul classic from Gary Taylor – his first full album, originally issued in 1987 for Virgin! The set's got a style that's very much in the 80s mellow soul groove – a fair bit of electronics in the backing, but a smooth, round style in the tunes that snakes out with a good late ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James Taylor QuartetIn The Hand Of The Inevitable ... CD
Acid Jazz, 1995. Used ... $7.99
One of our favorite albums of the 90s – an instant-classic soul set from the James Taylor Quartet, working here at the height of their powers! James and his group hit a classic vibe that sounds somewhere in between Johnny Hammond's Gears LP and some of the other great records on Fantasy. ... read more CD
(Out of print, booklet has a slight cut corner.)

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Lewis TaylorLewis Taylor ... CD
Island (UK), 1996. Used ... $4.99
A hell of a classic from UK singer Lewis Taylor – one of the best blue-eyed soul albums recorded in the 90s, and a record that's still years ahead of its time! In a stretch when so many others were putting out fake soul – or breathing heavily on downtempo records – Taylor found a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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
Also available Graft [La Greffe] ... CD 4.99

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ThiefsGraft [La Greffe] ... CD
Jazz & People (France), 2018. Used Gatefold ... $4.99
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
Also available Graft [La Greffe] ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ ThundercatDrunk ... CD
Brainfeeder, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Fantastic work from one of the most compelling mainstream talents in recent years – an artist who can get wide fame and acclaim, yet keep on pushing the boundaries into fresh new cosmic territory! This album may well be Thundercat's masterpiece – not just a summation of all the ideas ... (New Grooves, 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

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Wayman TisdaleFonk Record ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2010. Used ... $4.99
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