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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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James Hunter SixNick Of Time (with bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
One of the best things that ever happened to singer James Hunter was the moment he formed his James Hunter Six – a great combo who've really helped Hunter deepen his groove in recent years! James was always a great vocalist – one of the best blue-eyed soul singers of the past 20 years ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download card.)

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Hypnotic Brass EnsembleThis Is A Mindfulness Drill (black & white explosion vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Jagjaguwar, 2021. New Copy ... $20.99 24.98
A really different sound for this legendary group – still very hypnotic and brassy, but in a very different way! The EP features three songs that build slowly, with brass as a key element, but maybe more in the background than the rhythmic forefront of previous records – letting vocals ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition version – on black and white explosion vinyl – with bonus fold-out booklet and download!)

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Incognito100 Degrees & Rising ... CD
Verve/Suonaphone, 1995. Used ... $3.99
Mid period work from Bluey and Incognito – perhaps slipping a bit from the freshness of their initial albums, but still sounding a heck of a lot better than most of the groups on the market! Like previous sets, this one has a jazzy finish that's blended with a tight NuSoul vibe – the ... read more CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a small set of initials in pen.)

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IncognitoNo Time Like The Future ... CD
Suonaphone/Blue Thumb, 1999. Used ... $5.99
More than a decade of work from Incognito, and Bluey's still going strong! The group here are picking up some of the 21st Century Soul touches of late 90s Talking Loud – but that's a great thing by us, as they forge together the warmth of their earlier tunes with the crisp freshness of the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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IncognitoPositivity ... CD
Talkin' Loud/Universal, 1993. Used ... $4.99
Wonderful work from Incognito – perhaps their greatest album ever! By the time of this 1993 release, this Brit funky soul combo was in perfect form – blending together classic modes of jazz funk into a tight modern blend that's lasted a lot longer than anyone might have thought at the ... read more CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Inner Shade4 Corners ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2000. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
An excellent batch of UK soul tracks – and essentially an Incognito album! Bluey from Incognito produced the set, and the album features vocals by Maysa Leak and Christopher Ballin, plus some tasty reed work by Brit jazz funk players Ed Jones and Chris Demargary. Some of the tracks are ... read more CD

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Jose JamesNo Beginning No End 2 ... CD
Rainbow Blonde, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Really mindblowing work from Jose James – an artist we loved right from his very first record, but one who has us completely over the top with this record – a set that may well push James from the soul underground into firmly classic territory – the sort of space that will have ... read more CD

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Leela JamesSee Me ... CD
BMG, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Is it us, or has the voice of Leela James just gotten deeper and more expressive over the years? Here, she's got a way of inflecting the lyrics that we never would have guessed way back at the start – set up in well-crafted contemporary soul modes with plenty of help from Rex Rideout, but ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jazz SteppersNext Step ... CD
Passion (UK), 2000. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
One of our favorites – and an excellent second album by this smooth jazzy combo! The Jazz Steppers remind us of some of our favorite slick jazz funk from the 70s – like Bob James on Tappan Zee, or some of the sweeter sounds on the Kudu label – smooth on top, but filled with a ... read more CD

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JesutonHome ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2017. Used ... $1.99
"Don't Think So" features Seu Jorge. (Brazil, Neo Soul) CD

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Billie Jewell with Peven EverettAmouse Bouche ... CD
Studio Confession, 2000. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Singer Billie Jewell gets some great grooves here – backings and production from Peven Everett, who put the whole thing together and co-wrote the tunes with Billie! Jewell is something of a muse for legendary underground soul figure Everett – a female singer that lets him unleash a ... read more CD

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Deborah JordanSee In The Dark ... LP
Futuristica (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $20.99
It's been quite some time since we last heard from Deborah Jordan – and the singer has come a long way since her days in Silhouette Brown – really maturing a lot as a songwriter, and finding this way to really move forward in her music, while still hanging onto some of the future soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Valerie JuneMoon & Stars – Prescriptions For Dreamers ... CD
Fantasy, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Here's a record that may well push Valerie June over the top – a mature, fully-formed set that's filled with anthemic tunes that point the way to a whole new generation in soul! The album bills individual songs as filling certain needs – prescriptions, if you will – like ... read more CD
Also available Moon & Stars – Prescriptions For Dreamers (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Valerie JuneMoon & Stars – Prescriptions For Dreamers (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fantasy, 2021. New Copy ... $23.99 25.99
Here's a record that may well push Valerie June over the top – a mature, fully-formed set that's filled with anthemic tunes that point the way to a whole new generation in soul! The album bills individual songs as filling certain needs – prescriptions, if you will – like ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool pressing – in a shiny silver cover!)
Also available Moon & Stars – Prescriptions For Dreamers ... CD 13.99

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Alicia KeysAs I Am ... CD
J Records, 2007. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Alicia KeysIf I Ain't Got You (main, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
J Records, 2004. Near Mint- ... $13.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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KhruangbinLive At Lincoln Hall (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Night Time Stories/Beat (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
A great live set from this very funky trio – recorded in our home city of Chicago, but with an appeal that's pretty darn universal! The sound here is maybe even more lean than some of the studio work we've heard from Khruangbin – lots of interplay between the basslines and guitar, over ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Khruangbin & Leon BridgesTexas Sun EP ... LP
Dead Oceans, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Khruangbin get a great new sound here – thanks to the vocals and acoustic guitar of Leon Bridges, who bring a whole new dimension to their music! The title and cover of the record are very well-put – as there's this open space to the record that's a bit different than previous outings ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Diana KingTougher Than Love ... CD
Work, 1995. Used ... $1.99
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Jay KingHelen's Son ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Jay King's had quite a career in soul music – some of it back in the 80s, through his work with Club Nouveau – and lots of it behind the scenes, as a writer, producer, and greater creative force in the business! Yet standing up front here on his own, Jay's maybe in his greatest ... (Soul, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Takuya KurodaFly Moon Die Soon ... LP
First Word (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99 26.99
A fantastic chapter in the continuing evolution of trumpeter Takuya Kuroda – a great musician who's got equal parts jazz and soul in his makeup, and who serves up sounds with a nicely cosmic vibe! The set's funky at times, soaringly soulful at others – almost as if Takuya's trying to ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Amel LarrieuxInfinite Possibilities ... CD
Epic, 1999. Used ... $4.99
A seminal set in helping shape the sound of Neo Soul for the 21st Century – the solo debut of Amel Larreiux, recorded after an initial rise to fame in Groove Theory! The set's got a simple, yet seductive groove – a mix of spare beats and keyboards that really gives Amel's sweet vocals ... read more CD

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LaurneaI Remember (UK pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Erasound/Dome (UK), 2003. Used ... $4.99
Beautiful work from Laurnea – some of her best ever! The set's got a polish and precision that we've never heard in her work before – a bold leap forward with a sound that really puts her at the forefront of the current soul underground. The album's a fiercely collaborative effort, ... read more CD

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LaurneaLaurnea II (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1999. Used ... $11.99
An incredible new soul album – and one of our favorites of the past few years! Laurnea's one of the best singers we've heard in ages, and she's got a warm sweet wonderful voice that works perfectly with the album's mellow jazzy arrangements. There's lots of cool electric keyboards, a slowly ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Lauryn HillMTV Unplugged 2.0 ... CD
Columbia, 2002. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
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.)

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Jarrod LawsonBe The Change ... CD
Dome (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Really fantastic work from Jarrod Lawson – one of those underground singers who should be huge, if the world had any justice! Lawson's a cut above, and completely his own singer – the kind of individual talent that comes along once in a generation, like Al Jarreau or Michael Franks ... read more CD

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LedisiLedisi Sings Nina ... CD
BMG, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
We've loved the music of soul singer Ledisi since her first self-released album back in the 90s – and since that time, she's matured even more as a vocalist – to a point where she can easily take on the music of Nina Simone with all the glory it deserves! This special set features ... read more CD

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LedisiWild Card ... CD
BMG, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Fantastic work from Ledisi – an artist we've loved for almost 25 years, and who maybe sounds better here than she has in the last decade! There's this back to basics approach that maybe recalls some of her self-released albums at the start – but mixed with the maturity in all the years ... read more CD

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✨✧ John Legend/Roots/Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesWake Up Everybody ... 7-inch
Sony, 1975/2010. Very Good- ... $7.99
The timeless righteous soul hit "Wake Up Everybody" – done by John Legend with the Roots, Common & Melanie Fiona – paired up with the classic original version by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes with Teddy Pendergrass! John Legend & The Roots work in a groove that's ... (Funky 45's, Neo Soul) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered plastic sleeve. Vinyl is oxidized from the sleeve and plays with noise.)

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Liquid SoulHere's The Deal ... CD
Shanachie, 1999. Used ... $1.99
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Liquid SoulLost Soul Vol 1 ... CD
Soul What, Late 90s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.00
Rare work from this hip Chicago collective of the 90s – an ever-shifting lineup of players who got together to mix together jazz, funk, and soul styles together in a regular weekly live gig! The one constant here is saxophonist Mars Williams – who you might also know from his free ... read more CD

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Marcus MachadoAquarious Purple ... LP
Soul Step, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Funky soul from Marcus Machado – a guitarist who puts plenty of fuzz in his sound, so that the mix of styles here is nicely psychedelic, while also steering towards the best vibes of the contemporary soul underground! The mix of strong guitar work and warm soul production is wonderful – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Terrace Martin & Devi DevHere My Dear ... LP
De Rap Winkel (Netherlands), 2010. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $39.99 44.99
A set inspired by the Marvin Gaye album of the same name, but delivered here in a very contemporary spirit – handled with lots of fantastic production from Terrace Martin – who moves between a mix of hip hop and some of the cosmic jazz touches that have become his strength in more ... (Hip Hop, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered, limited edition of 500.)

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MaxwellNow ... CD
Columbia, 2001. Used ... $1.99
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

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Ego Ella MaySo Far (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
A British singer with a wonderfully fluid feel – a voice that slides right into a tune, wraps around the keyboards and other instrumentation, and picks up this special sort of glow along the way! The album's very heavy on Fender Rhodes, which are almost a second sort of voice on the record ... read more CD

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Michael MayoBones ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
An effortless blend of jazz and soul from Michael Mayo – a singer who's got the vocal range of the former style, but also hits all the warmth of the latter! The tunes are set up here in territory that might sound familiar on paper, but which instantly bristles as Michael's own when you hear ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Zara McFarlaneSongs Of An Unknown Tongue ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A beautiful tribute to the deep roots of the Jamaican homeland of Zara McFarlane – but a set that sounds unlike any Jamaican music we've heard before! This isn't dub or reggae – but sounds that delve much more deeply into past musical traditions of the island – styles collected ... read more CD

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Cecile McLorin SalvantFor One To Love ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2015. Used ... $8.99

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Cecile McLorin SalvantWindow ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2018. Used ... $12.99
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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Cecile McLorin SalvantWoman Child ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2013. Used ... $7.99
A sublime debut from the up-and-coming Cecile McLorin Salvant – a fresh new jazz singer with really rich roots – and a vocalist who's equally at home with both contemporary styles, and modes from the earliest years of jazz! There's a really complex approach to this record – both ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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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 MichiruNew Beginnings EP ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 2000. Used ... $9.99
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
(Out of print. Slipcase has some edge wear.)

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Monday MichiruRecollections (Remixes & Covers) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 2001. Used ... $16.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Duncan MillarDream Your Dream ... CD
Instinct, 1998. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Duncan MillarGood To Go ... CD
Instinct (UK), 2001. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Tom Misch & Yussef DayesWhat Kinda Music ... CD
Blue Note, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes definitely make some kinda music here – a sweet blend of jazzy elements, contemporary soul, and a spacious, spacey vibe that resonates strongly with some of our favorite recent sounds from the west coast! The album's on Blue Note, but it's a bit different than some ... read more CD

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MndsgnRare Pleasure ... CD
Stones Throw, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A wonderfully laidback record from Mndsgn, and a set that has him stepping out as a much more fully-formed artist overall – a contemporary soul talent more than just a beatmaker – working here on these tunes that have an easygoing groove, and lots of warm cosmic touches around the edges! ... (Hip Hop, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Rare Pleasure ... LP 18.99

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MndsgnRare Pleasure ... LP
Stones Throw, 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 19.99
A wonderfully laidback record from Mndsgn, and a set that has him stepping out as a much more fully-formed artist overall – a contemporary soul talent more than just a beatmaker – working here on these tunes that have an easygoing groove, and lots of warm cosmic touches around the edges! ... (Hip Hop, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Rare Pleasure ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Candice Monique & The OpticsIn My Soul ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2010. Used ... $4.99
A mix of funky storytelling and sharp modern soul from Candice Monique – a singer and poet – backed well by The Optics! The title track kinds things off with a mix of stripped down, but cleanly thumping funky soul and Candice in closer to a spoken word funk chanteuse mode, but she ... read more CD

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MonophonicsIt's Only Us ... LP
Colemine, 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $20.99 24.99
The Monophonics sound better here than ever before – as if the group's gone through some great mutation that's got them coming across with a richer, more mature sound than we ever might have expected a few years before! Things are still pretty darn funky, but there's also strong currents of ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Chante MooreLove Supreme ... CD
Silas/MCA, 1994. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Brenda Nicole MoorerMarrow ... CD
Ropeadope, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Great work from a really unique singer – a vocalist who's equally well-balanced between jazz and soul, and who uses that balance to great advantage throughout this well-crafted LP! Brenda's vocals and inflection definitely show a strong side of the understanding of the nuances you'd use in ... read more CD

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Mourning A BLKstarCycle ... LP
Don Giovanni, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 29.99
A fantastic album from Mourning A BLKstar – even more powerful than their set dedicated to Eric Garner, and a batch of material that really gets at the righteous energy of this Cleveland combo! The group see themselves as part of the James Baldwin tradition of the artist bearing witness ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mourning A BLKstarReckoning (with bonus download) ... LP
Don Giovanni, 2019. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
A tremendous effort from Mourning A BLKstar – a group who may be on their way to being the voice of a generation – as they work with an unabashed sense of righteous politics, funk, and soul – all taken to a higher plane in the process of creation! Plenty of folks are message-orien ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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MustafaWhen Smoke Rises (dark green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Regent Park Songs, 2021. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A genre-setting record from Mustafa – Muslim poet and songwriter, and an artist who approaches his music with a vibe that's unlike anyone else we can think of! The tunes often begin with a gentle slide into a groove – and a gentle groove once things get going – all to support the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive dark green vinyl pressing. Quantities extremely limited!)

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MuzartMuzart ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A tremendous little record from Muzart – upbeat, positive, and wonderfully grooving right from the start – served up in a beautiful blend of club rhythms and righteous soul, all with a sense of precision that we haven't heard this well in years! The vibe here is a bit contemporary, but ... read more CD

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Meshell NdegeocelloPeace Beyond Passion ... CD
Maverick/Reprise, 1996. Used ... $3.99
A 90s classic from Meshell Ndegeocello – and one of the key records in showcasing how much new soul energy was beginning to brew up in the decade! The set forges an instant bridge between contemporary modes and the 70s – but all in a way that's freshly forward, not retro sleepy – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Nubiyan TwistFreedom Fables ... LP
Strut (UK), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
Nubiyan Twist really open up their sound here – in part by opening the door to a rich array of guest singers and instrumentalists – a lineup that includes Cherise, Pat Thomas, Soweto Kinch, Ria Moran, and Nick Richards – all artists who help bring a different personal flavor to ... (Global Grooves, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Loren OdenAdrian Younge Presents Loren Oden – My Heart My Love – Instrumentals ... LP
Linear Labs, 2020. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
A record that should really just be billed under the name of Adrian Younge, and maybe not Loren Oden – as the set features all of Adrian's sweet instrumental backings for Oden's vocals – a cool deep funk set that's got all the classic currents of some of Younge's other productions in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jair OliveiraOutro ... CD
Trama (Brazil), 2002. Used ... $6.99
A wonderful release on the Trama label – very much in the tradition of Trama's blending of new and old Brazilian styles! Jair is a wonderful singer – with a warm soulful voice that's instantly captivating, and which sounds even better set in the album's well-crafted arrangements. ... (Brazil, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Xavier OmarIf You Feel ... LP
RCA, 2021. New Copy ... $23.99 27.98
Beautiful vocals from Xavier Omar – a singer who maybe takes us back to the classic 70s sound of the Isley Brothers with the way he cascades and flows between the record's gentle grooves – but an artist who's definitely set up here in a much more contemporary mode! Omar's a soul singer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Otis & ShuggWe Can Do Whatever ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1996. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
The long-overdue release of an album that should have been a Neo Soul classic! The team of Otis Cooper and Shugg David recorded this gem of a set back in the mid 90s along with help from longtime friend and producer Raphael Saadiq – but due to shifting priorities at the major label, the set ... read more CD

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Kassa OverallI Think I'm Good ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
We really loved Kassa Overall's debut, but we're completely blown away with this full length set – as the record's got a visionary sound that's completely his own – a really new mix of jazz, soul, and funk that's bound to make Kassa one of the most important talents in years to come! ... read more CD

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Jeff ParkerSuite For Max Brown ... CD
International Anthem/Nonesuch, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Mindblowing music from Jeff Parker – sounds that we always knew were part of his core, but which have maybe taken most of his career to emerge! This album follows beautifully from Jeff's previous album for International Anthem – and like that one, it's an explosion of new and old ideas ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Suite For Max Brown ... LP 24.99

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William Parker/Raining On The MoonGreat Spirit ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2015. Used ... $11.99
Some of the most soulful music we've ever heard from bassist William Parker – a set that puts his mighty instrument to use at the core of a sextet who move with a sound that's perhaps a bit more straight ahead than some of Parker's usual music – but no less spiritual at all! The group's ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Arlo ParksSuper Sad Generation (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Beatnik, 2021. New Copy ... $22.99 25.98
Arlo Parks may be part of the super sad generation, but her music makes us plenty happy – as the British singer/songwriter has a way of reaching out with her own flaws and fragility, and making a very welcome space in her sound for her audience! The tunes are nicely understated – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rahsaan PattersonStop By (radio, LP, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
MCA, 1996. Near Mint- ... $1.99
(Soul, Neo Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Personal LifeMorning Light ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
The first we've heard from this UK group – but given the strength of the record, we're betting we'll be digging them for many years to come! The album's a great no-nonsense contemporary soul affair – put together in a really old school sort of way that recalls the energy of Brand New ... read more CD

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Gregory PorterAll Rise ... CD
Blue Note, 2020. Used ... $6.99
A heck of a step forward for Gregory Porter – and we're stunned to say that, because he's already had so many great steps forward in his career! Gregory's already been a hell of a singer for years – we've loved him since the very first note he ever recorded – but with a record ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available All Rise (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Gregory PorterAll Rise (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 21.99
A heck of a step forward for Gregory Porter – and we're stunned to say that, because he's already had so many great steps forward in his career! Gregory's already been a hell of a singer for years – we've loved him since the very first note he ever recorded – but with a record ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD
(EU deluxe edition – in a book-styled cover, with bonus tracks!)
Also available All Rise ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Gregory PorterTake Me To The Alley ... CD
Blue Note, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
The greatness of Gregory Porter continues to grow and grow – as the vocalist keeps moving past the straighter jazz of his roots, into a role as one of the greatest soul singers of the 21st Century! Porter's got a depth and maturity that few folks have had in recent years – especially ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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ProphetDon't Forget It (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
80s underground soul lives again in the hands of Prophet – an artist who recorded a bit back in the day, but who's reemerged in recent years with great new energy – thanks in part to strong support from the Stones Throw label! These tunes are heavy on beats, keyboards, and a really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow vinyl pressing!)

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R+R Now (Robert Glasper/Derrick Hodge/Terrace Martin/Taylor McFerrin/Christian Scott)R+R Now Live ... CD
Blue Note, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A stunning supergroup from the contemporary scene on the west coast – heard here on a live set that's every bit as wonderful as the studio album that marked their debut! You'll probably know every player here from albums under their own names, and the group is every bit as great as the sum ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available R+R Now Live ... LP 26.99

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R+R Now (Robert Glasper/Derrick Hodge/Terrace Martin/Taylor McFerrin/Christian Scott)R+R Now Live ... LP
Blue Note, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
A stunning supergroup from the contemporary scene on the west coast – heard here on a live set that's every bit as wonderful as the studio album that marked their debut! You'll probably know every player here from albums under their own names, and the group is every bit as great as the sum ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available R+R Now Live ... CD 13.99

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Marc RapsonDark Vs Light ... CD
Futuristica (UK), 2010/2021. New Copy ... $14.99
A full-length set of work from Marc Rapson, created at a time when he was mostly adding his talents to projects by others – and always turning out to be a fantastic force in the music! This set has Marc all on his own – nicely minimal backings and beats, often with a lead keyboard line ... read more CD
(First-ever CD release of the complete edition!)

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Dianne ReevesIn the Moment – Live in Concert ... CD
Blue Note, 2000. Used ... $4.99
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, BMG music club pressing.)

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Alice RussellTo Dust ... LP
Tru Thoughts/Differ-Ant (UK), 2013. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.99
Dusty grooves from Alice Russell – a set that's steeped in heavy soul influences all the way through – from her great vocals on the top, to the tight instrumentation in the middle, to all the heavy drums that keep things kicking on the bottom! The album may well be Russell's tightest ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Raphael SaadiqAll Hits At The House Of Blues ... CD
Pookie, 2003. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
One of the greatest talents in mainstream soul – recorded live, and sounding wonderful! Raphael Saadiq's been burning on the left side of the R&B mainstream for the past decade or more – really catching our ears with his work with Tony Toni Tone, and living up to his promise even ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Raphael SaadiqFaithful (album, inst, acapella)/Still Ray (album, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Universal, 2002. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Myles SankoMemories Of Love ... CD
Legere (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A really joyous album from Myles Sanko – an artist we've always loved, but who really seems to hit a new sort of pride and power with this release! There's an uplifting spirit to the sound right from the start – an anthemic approach that has the jazzy instrumentation soaring to the ... read more CD
Also available Memories Of Love ... LP 23.99

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Myles SankoMemories Of Love ... LP
Legere (UK), 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99 26.99
A really joyous album from Myles Sanko – an artist we've always loved, but who really seems to hit a new sort of pride and power with this release! There's an uplifting spirit to the sound right from the start – an anthemic approach that has the jazzy instrumentation soaring to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Memories Of Love ... CD 13.99

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Sault5 ... CD
Forever Living Originals (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99 26.99
A sweet little record from Sault – a group with a sound that's unlike anybody else we can think of, and which has a lot more warmth than you might guess from the spare look of the cover! There's almost a tribal quality to the rhythms at times – although they're also nicely understated ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Sault7 ... CD
Forever Living Originals (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99 26.99
Just two matchsticks on the cover, but a sound that's wonderfully rich and deep – a special blend of righteous message and understated grooves – all served up at a level that really sets Sault apart from the rest! Production is by Inflo, who keeps things spare and crisp – but ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available 7 ... LP 34.99

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Sault7 ... LP
Forever Living Originals (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $34.99 44.99
Just two matchsticks on the cover, but a sound that's wonderfully rich and deep – a special blend of righteous message and understated grooves – all served up at a level that really sets Sault apart from the rest! Production is by Inflo, who keeps things spare and crisp – but ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 7 ... CD 22.99

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Sault9 ... CD
Forever Living Originals (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $22.99 26.99
Fantastic music from Sault – a record that explodes way past some of their previous releases, and really shows the group evolving in their sound – even if they are still keeping their cover art in the same very understated territory! There's a sense of urgency as the album begins ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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SaultUntitled (Black Is) ... CD
Forever Living Originals (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
Sault have always been fantastic, but it also seems that with each new release, they get even more powerful and progressive – opening up a more radical agenda that really comes through in their music! The group don't state their position with the title of the record – which is ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Untitled (Black Is) ... LP 46.99

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SaultUntitled (Black Is) ... LP
Forever Living Originals (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $46.99 61.99
Sault have always been fantastic, but it also seems that with each new release, they get even more powerful and progressive – opening up a more radical agenda that really comes through in their music! The group don't state their position with the title of the record – which is ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Untitled (Black Is) ... CD 22.99

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SaultUntitled (Rise) ... CD
Forever Living Originals (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99 26.99
A record with an unassuming cover, but with a deeply soulful sound that comes across right away – a spare blend of simple beats and well-crafted basslines, topped with vocals that almost seem like they're trying hard not to get in the way of the groove! The approach is great – gently ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Untitled (Rise) ... LP 48.99

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SaultUntitled (Rise) ... LP
Forever Living Originals (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $48.99 61.99
A record with an unassuming cover, but with a deeply soulful sound that comes across right away – a spare blend of simple beats and well-crafted basslines, topped with vocals that almost seem like they're trying hard not to get in the way of the groove! The approach is great – gently ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Untitled (Rise) ... CD 22.99

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Christian Scott Atunde AdjuahAxiom – Live At The Blue Note ... LP
Ropeadope, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99 35.99
A fantastic chapter in the continuing evolution of trumpeter Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah – a set recorded at the Blue Note in New York, just days before the city had to shut down in 2020 – and a record that maybe carries with it some of the urgency of that moment! Scott's studio ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Robb ScottSiren ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A beautiful tribute to the Cali soul sound of the 70s – served up here by Robb Scott with a wonderfully groovy sound! The music here recalls that great moment when things could be tight, but never slick or commercial – maybe the productions of Larry Mizell, or the flowing soulful ... read more CD

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Benny SingsCity Pop (baby blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2019. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.99
We've loved the music of Benny Sings for years – and can't understand why the man's not a much bigger success at a worldwide level – because his songs have the gentle soul and careful construction of the sorts of music that used to grace the airwaves decades back! Yet maybe the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Benny SingsMusic ... CD
Stones Throw, 2021. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
Benny Sings has a scruffy sort of look on the cover here – but his music is wonderfully smooth and soulful – every bit the sound that we've loved on all of his previous records, and which makes Benny maybe one of the under-discovered talents of the global scene of the past decade or so! ... read more CD

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Gizelle SmithRevealing ... CD
Jalepeno (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Gizelle Smith changes things up here nicely – moving past her roots as a deep funk singer with the Mighty Mocambos, and maybe growing into a more fully-formed role as a classic 70s-styled soul artist! The backings are funky, rich, and full – shifting in mood and complexity, at a level ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Revealing ... LP 24.99

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Gizelle SmithRevealing ... LP
Jalepeno (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
Gizelle Smith changes things up here nicely – moving past her roots as a deep funk singer with the Mighty Mocambos, and maybe growing into a more fully-formed role as a classic 70s-styled soul artist! The backings are funky, rich, and full – shifting in mood and complexity, at a level ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Revealing ... CD 14.99

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Esperanza SpaldingEsperanza ... CD
Heads Up, 2008. Used ... $5.99
Sublime work from a truly amazing artist – one who both sings and plays acoustic bass – all in a captivating blend of jazz, soul, and Brazilian styles! Esperanza Spalding has a fresh, unique feel that's all her own – the warmth of a jazz singer like Carmen Lundy, the sharper ... read more CD

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Esperanza SpaldingJunjo ... CD
Ayva (Spain), 2006. Used ... $8.99
A wonderful little record that's like few other we can think of – the debut of bassist Esperanza Spaulding, a player who also sings along wordlessly with her strings! The style is quite unique, and completely great – and Esperanza's really opened up a whole new territory here with her ... read more CD

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✨✧ Esperanza SpaldingSongwrights Apothecary Lab ... CD
Concord, 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
One of the hippest records we've ever heard from Esperanza Spalding – a set that almost feels as if she's stepping back into some of the more experimental, individual qualities that made her so different at the start! There's definitely some appealing, catchy songs here – but the ... read more CD

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Marc StaggersDream Catcher ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Great contemporary soul from Marc Staggers – a singer who really takes us back to some of our favorite mellow soul singers of the 70s! Like some of our favorites, Staggers sounds especially great when hitting a midtempo groove – kind of a smooth stepping style that has the rhythms ... read more CD

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SteoplesWide Through The Eyes Of No One ... LP
Stones Throw, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
The Steoples are a wonderfully righteous group – one with these soaring soulful vocals that take off even more in the larger arrangements from Miguel Atwood Ferguson – all with a style that's much more spiritual than most other groups on their scene! These guys aren't a retro soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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