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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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Pendletons2 Steps Away ... CD
Bastard Jazz (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
A great full length set from The Pendletons – a group who've given us some great singles in recent years, but who seem to sharpen up their sound even more in an extended setting! These guys started out in more of a lean 80s funk mode, but have really warmed up their groove – so that ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available 2 Steps Away ... LP 18.99

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Pendletons2 Steps Away ... LP
Bastard Jazz, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A great full length set from The Pendletons – a group who've given us some great singles in recent years, but who seem to sharpen up their sound even more in an extended setting! These guys started out in more of a lean 80s funk mode, but have really warmed up their groove – so that ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 2 Steps Away ... CD 12.99

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Phonte & Eric RobersonTigallerro ... CD
Hard Boiled, 2016. Used ... $6.99
A fantastic collaboration between Phonte and Eric Roberson – one that's way more than just the sum of its parts, as the duo really find a special place to come together and soar! Phonte's been giving us much more soulful sounds in recent years, and Roberson's always had a strong ear for a ... read more CD
(Digipack case has some edgewear.)

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Pieces Of A ManMade In Pieces ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
You've gotta love a band who names themselves after a Gil Scott Heron album – even if their approach is somewhat different than the legendary records by the man himself! Pieces Of A Man hail from London, and are wonderfully soulful overall – but they also work in a pastiche-oriented ... read more CD

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✨✧ Gregory PorterLiquid Spirit ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. Used ... $7.99
Gregory Porter arrives on Blue Note Records – and the result is Porter's most fully-formed set so far – just the kind of album that will push him firmly into the limelight – a place that we've felt he's deserved for quite a few years! Porter's a hell of a singer, and a hell of a ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Ryan PorterForce For Good ... LP
World Galaxy/Alpha Pup, 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
The deepest sounds so far from Ryan Porter – a double-length album of spiritual majesty, and a set that marks Porter as one of the key up-and-coming players on the West Coast Get Down scene! The record has long tracks that are very far-thinking jazz all the way through – mostly ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Force For Good ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Ryan PorterForce For Good ... LP
World Galaxy/Alpha Pup, 2019. Near Mint- 2LP ... $19.99
The deepest sounds so far from Ryan Porter – a double-length album of spiritual majesty, and a set that marks Porter as one of the key up-and-coming players on the West Coast Get Down scene! The record has long tracks that are very far-thinking jazz all the way through – mostly ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a bent corner.)
Also available Force For Good ... LP 23.99

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Precious Lo'sToo Cool For Love ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
Sweet electro soul from the Precious Lo's – a duo who have a great stripped-down sound, but who manage to really make things sparkle with their vocals in tandem! The instrumentation is nice and lean – beats, basslines, and keyboards – certainly raised in the 80s, but with a more ... read more CD

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ProphetWanna Be Your Man ... LP
Stones Throw, 2018. Very Good+ ... $11.99
The hype sticker on this one might say it all – "First album in 34 years, still sounds like '84" – and that's definitely the spirit here, as overlooked soul artist Prophet serves up a host of sweet 80s keyboards and grooves! He's not alone, though – as Mndsgn is on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on the back and a small peeled spot.)

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✨✧ RadHigher Plane ... CD
7 Bridges, 1997. Used ... $3.99
A wonderful bit of jazzy soul – kind of in the mode of Monday Michiru, but with a bit of a bay area twist. Female vocalist Rad sings and plays keyboards on the record – giving the tracks a nice mellow soul feel with some work on Fender Rhodes, mini moog, and other keyboards – and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Cherrill Rae, Rene Goodwin, & Teddi FuscoSociety Hill Goes Pop ... CD
Society Hill, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
The Society Hill label goes pop, but not in a contemporary way – as the company's always been devoted to the best classic sounds of 70s Philly – which it explores here with the help of three different singers! The tunes include a lot of crossover classics you'd know from 70s radio, but ... read more CD

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RandolphEchoes Of Lonely Eden ... CD
Still Music (Germany), 2010. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A nicely reworked version of Randolph's Lonely Eden record – one that features the whole core album, plus a full bonus CD of new mixes! The core album is an amazing bit of cosmic soul from Paul Randolph – a set that seems to take some of the best energy going down on the Detroit scene ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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RC & The GritzAnalog World ... CD
Rexamillon/Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
RC & The Gritz just keep getting better and better with each new record – to the point where they've found a way to fully state their own sound, yet work with a sort of generosity that opens up the door for plenty of great collaborations! That's definitely the case here – as the ... read more CD

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Reel PeopleRetroflection Remixed ... CD
Reel People (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
Excellent remix version of Reel People's fantastic Retroflection – one that you can almost look to as an equally great alternative version of it – with remixes by Atjazz, John Morales, Terry Hunter, Tall Black Guy, DJ Spinna and others! The warmly collaborative spirit of the original ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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ResavoirResavoir ... CD
International Anthem, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful International Anthem debut from Resavoir – a group led by Will Miller, a musician who's equally skilled at both keyboards and trumpet – and who often plays in a style that sometimes makes it hard to tell which sound is coming from which instrument! In other words, there's ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Resavoir ... LP 18.99

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ResavoirResavoir ... LP
International Anthem, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A beautiful International Anthem debut from Resavoir – a group led by Will Miller, a musician who's equally skilled at both keyboards and trumpet – and who often plays in a style that sometimes makes it hard to tell which sound is coming from which instrument! In other words, there's ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RevelationsBleeding Edge ... CD
Decision, 2008/2009. Used ... $0.99
Funky soul from The Revelations and lead vocalist Tre Williams – a deeply soulful set that's a great mix of classic soul and funk influences, but hardly a throwback – actually quite a timeless, live band soul set! Some of the tunes feel like a modern spin on Hi Records style soul, with ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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RevelationsDeep Soul (plus instrumentals) ... CD
Decision, 2008. Used ... $3.99
Raw, funky deep soul from Brooklyn based Tre Williams and the Revelations – with a sound rooted in the classic southern sounds of Hi Records and others, but feels fresh and current – not so much in the throwback vein of others in the soul and funk underground – but a timelessly ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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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RojaiStrut Down ... LP
Austin Boogie Crew, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 20.00
There's a photo of 70s vintage Johnny Guitar Watson nestled somewhere in the collage on the cover – and that's a really great soul music reference for the slinky, well-inflected sound of Rojai! The singer hails from San Francisco, and has a great way of stepping up to the needs of a tune ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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. Used ... $6.99
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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Kendra RossNew Voice ... CD
Lola's Child, 2007. Used ... $4.99
It's a bold thing to call a debut album "new voice" – but Kendra Ross more than lives up to that promise with this tasty little set – a fresh, no-nonsense batch of contemporary soul tracks that should certainly put Kendra on the map! Kendra's collaborated with others in the ... read more CD

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Ursula RuckerMa'at Mama ... CD
K7, 2006. Used ... $3.99
Quite possibly the strongest set so far from Ursula Rucker – a set that almost seems to retrench in Philly greatness, and tie Ursula closer to home! The record still has some of the spacey 21st Century touches Rucker's other records, but there's also a sound that's bolder, more personal, and ... read more CD
(Digipack has some wear, including a few small peeled spots, and some dry sticker residue on the cover.)

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Chanda RuleSapphire Dreams ... CD
Pao, 2019. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Alice RussellMy Favourite Letters ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2005. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A brilliant set from one of the greatest voices in 21st Century soul – and a record that has Alice exploring even more territory than her first! Russell's got a sound that's effortlessly classic – one of those voices that grabs you like some lost jazz vocalist or soul singer from years ... read more CD

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Alice RussellPot Of Gold ... CD
Little Poppet/Six Degrees, 2008. Used ... $0.99
Funky soul from the great Alice Russell – the first effort on her own label, and a killer set that's right up there with the greatness of previous albums! TM Juke produced, but the record has an even more stripped-down and soulful feel than before – a blend of funk and soul backings ... read more CD

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✨✧ Alice RussellPot Of Gold Remixes ... CD
Little Poppet, 2009. Used 2CD ... $9.99
Alice Russell's neo classic funk soul style gets the remix treatment – a sprawling 2CD set with remixes by DJ Vadim, Mr Scruff, Kid Gusto, Clonious, J-Boogie, Shawn Lee, Ohmega Watts, Ticklah, The Heavy, DJ Day & Clutchy Hopkins, Yellowtail and others! Alice Russell is a surprising ... read more CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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Carl Hancock RuxRux Revue ... CD
550 Music/Sony, 1999. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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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 SaadiqJimmy Lee ... LP
Columbia, 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
The deepest, most political album we've ever heard from Raphael Saadiq – a set named after his brother, Jimmy Lee – an addict who died an unfortunate early death! Saadiq takes all the pain from his brother's trauma, and works it into a series of songs that go farther than anything we've ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jill ScottBedda At Home (album, inst)/FamilyReunion (album, inst) ... 12-inch
Hidden Beach, 2004. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Jill Scott & OthersCollaborations ... CD
Hidden Beach, 2007. Used 2 CDs ... $2.99
Jill Scott's a singer with a mighty generous spirit – and in addition to her own (all too few) recordings over the years, she's made some tremendous appearances on records under the leadership of other artists – a good deal of which are included in this set! Jill's not the kind of ... read more CD
(Also features a bonus CD – with material by Hidden Beach artists who include Jill Scott, Keite, Jeff Bradshaw, Peter Black, Sunny Hawkins, and Onitsha.)

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Vivian SessomsLife 2 ... CD
Baby Buddha/Ropeadope, 2019. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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79.5Predictions ... CD
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
The first full album from 79.5 – a contemporary female soul group, but one with a very unique approach to their sound! The group's got three lead singers, but their style is different than some of the more poppy female trios out there – and, if anything, they seem to echo older sweet ... read more CD

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79.5Predictions ... CD
Big Crown, 2018. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... CD 7.99

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ShabazzBetter Day ... CD
FER (UK), 2001. Used ... $4.99
A surprisingly nice record from Omari Shabazz – modern slow jam material with a strong quiet storm feel, lots of bass at the bottom, slow and slinky beats, and Omari's vocals sliding over the top. At times, the album seems about to slide into cliche – but it's actually pretty great ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Elizabeth ShepherdSignal ... CD
Linus, 2014. Used ... $1.99
Some of the greatest sounds we've heard from Elizabeth Shepherd in years – a record that really returns the singer to her funky roots and soulful styles! There's a stripped-down vibe to the record we really love – mostly just Fender Rhodes from Shepherd, alongside her vocals – ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Sidewalk ChalkShoulder Season (CD & DVD) ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy CD & DVD ... $6.99 16.99
Really great work from this up-and-coming combo – a group who seems like they can spin together neo soul and hip hop better than most of the rest – and who also make great use of some live jazzy instrumentation as well! The set compiles live performances done around the midwest in ... read more CD

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Khari Cabral SimmonsSoul Bossa EP ... CD
Dome (UK), 2018. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Packaged in a slim sleeve.)

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SinclairI Want You Back ... CD
Dome (UK), 1992. Used ... $2.99
A crucial bit of British Soul – Sinclair's I Want You Back LP, one of the most popular homegrown soul records in the London scene of the early 90s! The album's got the warm grooves and beats you'd expect from some of the bigger British soul acts who crossed over to the US at the time – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Carlton Jumel Smith1634 Lexington Avenue ... CD
Timmion, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The long-overdue debut of Carlton Jumel Smith – a soul singer with roots at the Harlem address listed in the title, and who's slowly been working his way around the globe in recent years! Those global travels are key to the success of this set – as Smith works very tightly in Finland's ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available 1634 Lexington Avenue ... LP 20.99

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Carlton Jumel Smith1634 Lexington Avenue ... LP
Timmion, 2019. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99
The long-overdue debut of Carlton Jumel Smith – a soul singer with roots at the Harlem address listed in the title, and who's slowly been working his way around the globe in recent years! Those global travels are key to the success of this set – as Smith works very tightly in Finland's ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 1634 Lexington Avenue ... CD 13.99

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Gizelle SmithRuthless Day ... LP
Jalapeno (Spain), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Sam SmithThrill Of It All ... CD
Capitol, 2017. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Small punch through booklet.)

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✨✧ Sy SmithGladly (radio, LP)/Snippets From Her Album Psykosoul ... CD
Hollywood, 1999. Used ... $0.99
A rare treasure from Sy Smith's short-lived stint at Hollywood Records – a CD single of the excellent track "Gladly", presented here with a bonus 9 minute track that offers up a preview of the Psykosoul album – even though Hollywood later declined to release the record! " ... read more CD

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Sy SmithSyberspace Social ... CD
Sy Smith, 2005. Used ... $9.99
Great work from one of the freshest new voices around – the lovely Sy Smith! Sy's got a cosmically-inflected musical vision here – one that seems to borrow bits from the London and Philly underground, but deliver an overall groove that's got plenty of sunny soulful touches! Sy uses ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Society Hill OrchestraPhilly Classics Vol 1 ... CD
Society Hill, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
New takes on Philly soul classics – served up by maestro Butch Ingram, who's been making the city a musical powerhouse for decades! Butch borrows more from the old school Sigma Studios approach than on his own work from back in the day – but the instrumentation also includes some more ... (Soul, Neo Soul) read more CD

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SolUpfront – An EC3 Vibe ... CD
Pacific Coast Jazz, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 10.99
Great sounds from Sol – an artist with a warm glow right from the start, but also a nice sense of crispness that really personalizes his lyrics! Sol's got an approach here that almost feels like gospel – especially given his vocal range, and his positive energy – but the music is ... read more CD

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Esperanza Spalding12 Little Spells (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Concord, 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
12 sublime spells from Esperanza Spaulding – with 4 more spells added to the mix for the physical release of the album! The record's got Esperanza really blowing us away – not content to just stay in the safer territory that she virtually invented a few years back, and which could ... read more CD
Also available 12 Little Spells (with bonus tracks) ... LP 26.99

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Esperanza Spalding12 Little Spells (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Concord, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 34.99
12 sublime spells from Esperanza Spaulding – with 4 more spells added to the mix for the physical release of the album! The record's got Esperanza really blowing us away – not content to just stay in the safer territory that she virtually invented a few years back, and which could ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 12 Little Spells (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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Bobby Sparks IISchizophrenia – The Yang Project ... CD
Leopard, 2019. New Copy 2CD ... $20.99
A super cosmic mix of jazz, funk, and soul – served up by keyboardist Bobby Sparks, who plays host to a huge array of guest musicians and singers! In a way, there's a vibe here that almost recreates the spirit of George Clinton's P-Funk – especially the way that Sparks can be such a ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Schizophrenia – The Yang Project (180 gram pressing) ... LP 25.99

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Bobby Sparks IISchizophrenia – The Yang Project (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Leopard, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99
A super cosmic mix of jazz, funk, and soul – served up by keyboardist Bobby Sparks, who plays host to a huge array of guest musicians and singers! In a way, there's a vibe here that almost recreates the spirit of George Clinton's P-Funk – especially the way that Sparks can be such a ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Schizophrenia – The Yang Project ... CD 20.99

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Marc StaggersKey To My Heart ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2011. Used ... $8.99
Warm, smooth as silk soul from Mark Staggers – working in a style rooted in the 70s and early 80s sound of some of our favorites of that era – mature, charismatic and timeless. Mark reminds a bit of Luther Vandross – classic-styled, but contemporary. Lots of sweet keys in the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Starchild & The New RomanticLanguage ... CD
Ghostly International, 2018. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Starchild here sings with a group called New Romantic – a really great name, given the 80s vibe of the set! Yet the music isn't the soft electro pop of the UK new romantics – as the groove here is more funky soul, but with a slightly sexy vibe – almost in the legacy of some of ... read more CD

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Angie StoneStone Love ... CD
J Records, 2004. Used ... $1.99
Angie's out to prove that she's one of the best young soul singers around – kicking off the record with a straight acapella track, then rolling into some of the most classically soulful tracks she's ever recorded! The set's a stunner from the word go – grabbing us like a classic mellow ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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SuchTrial & Error ... CD
Arc Sai, 2014. Used ... $6.99
One of the warmest soul debuts we've heard in a long time – a really well-crafted batch of work from the up-and-coming Such – who's also the first indie soul singer we've heard to hail from the Denver scene! The music is definitely contemporary soul, but there's a glistening ... read more CD

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Sudan ArchivesAthena (bronze marble vinyl pressing) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A great full length album from Sudan Archives – an artist whose name is a bit misleading – as there's nothing Sudanese or archival in her sound! But the vibe of the record is maybe captured by the image on the cover – as the music all features violin, but in a contemporary soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive marble bronze marble vinyl pressing.)

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Selah SueReason ... CD
Because (France), 2015. Used ... $1.99
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Sulu & ExcelsiorAntimatter Suite ... CD
Sulu & Excelsior, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
A sweet set from Sulu & Excelsior – essentially the solo project of singer, rapper and trumpet player Steven "Sulu" Mallorca despite the sprawling sound and stylistic breadth – with influences that stretch from classic Motown, to late 60s funk, to live horn-backed hip hop ... read more CD

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Moses SumneyAromanticism ... LP
Jagjaguwar, 2017. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing, including the booklet.)

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Al SunnyPlanets ... CD
Favorite (France), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
Al Sunny is a singer who really lives up to his name – as his voice has this warm glow that's really wonderful, and which is a perfect fit for the classic-styled backings on the set! And by "classic", we mean a tight mix of soul and 70s AOR modes – laidback, but well-crafted ... read more CD

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Swing Out SisterLiving Return ... CD
Universal (UK), 1994. Used ... $3.99
An overlooked album by Swing Out Sister – recorded at the tail end of their early fame, and at a point when they were really starting to stretch their wings and grow creatively! The album's got production by Ray Hayden of Opaz – who gives the record a sweetly jazzy finish, one that ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sylk 130Gettin' Into It (joblessness, brother ? mix, brother ? Enhancestrumental, original mix, jazz mix, jazzstrumental) ... CD
Columbia, 1997. Used ... $1.99
The lead single off of King Britt's "When The Funk Hits the Fan" LP, "Getting Into It" feels almost like a '90's tribute to his hometown, with sort of an updated take on the classic Philly sound. The jazz version is more of an Acid Jazz version, which doesn't lose the groove ... read more CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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SZACtrl (colored vinyl) ... LP
Top Dawg Ent., 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 23.98
A stunning debut from SZA – a soul singer who seems to represent a whole new way of being – with a style that's at once very understated and completely compelling! SZA's clearly got a hell of a voice – but she's also content to weave it into the rich mix of beats, keyboards, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(On translucent green vinyl – with download!)

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T-Groove & Two Jazz ProjectNu Soul Nation ... LP
Kissing Fish (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
T-Groove has given us some great music in the past, but he really blows us away here – as he works with Two Jazz Project on a much warmer version of some of his classic clubby modes – this wonderfully deep sound that has plenty of room for guests who include Enois Scroggins, Brae Leni, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gabriel TajeuIntroduction To Gabriel Tajeu ... CD
Legere (France), 2017. Used ... $1.99
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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Tank & The BangasLive Vibes Vol 2 EP (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Verve, 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
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ThiefsGraft [La Greffe] ... CD
Jazz & People (France), 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
Thiefs are a jazz combo at the core – outfitted with saxes, acoustic bass, and drums – but all three members also use a fair bit of electronics, and do so in a way that opens the door to a range of different voices that help shape the sound of the record! The mode is a bit like some of ... read more CD

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Martina Topley-BirdQuixotic ... CD
Independiente (UK), 2003. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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TruLet's Make Love ... CD
Society Hill, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Sweet soul from Tru – a contemporary group from the Philly scene, but one who hearken back to some of that city's classic male trios of years back – with an easygoing vibe and warm sound that's perfect for the mix of classics and new material on the set! Production is by Butch Ingram, ... (Soul, Neo Soul) read more CD

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TuomoMy Thing ... CD
Jupiter (Finland), 2007. Used ... $6.99
A brilliant solo debut from Tuomo – a singer we know from his work with the Finnish group Quintessence, stepping out here in even more soulful territory on his own! Tuomo's got a warmly raspy sound that's all-classic, all the way – a unique voice that could well become one of our ... read more CD

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✨✧ TuomoReaches Out For You ... CD
Jupiter (Finland), 2009. Used ... $5.99
A tremendous second set from Tuomo – a Finnish singer, but one with a voice to rival that of American soul greats from the 70s! The sound here is a bit more complex than Tuomo's debut – sometimes in a warm, laidback vibe that reminds us a bit of Hi Records production – other ... read more CD

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Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One)Tuxedo III ... CD
Funk On Sight, 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
There's a sticker on the cover that proclaims "third time's the charm" – and while that might be the case, we've also got to admit that we've always been pretty well charmed by Tuxedo – a great outlet for the soulful talents of Mayer Hawthorne, as he teams up with Jake One! ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Ultra NateSituation Critical ... CD
Strictly Rhythm, 1998. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Urban MysticI Refuse (divine mill groove mix radio, inst, acapella, street clean, street dirty, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
SoBe, 2006. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Featuring Rick Ross. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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WaynaHigher Ground ... CD
Quiet Power, 2008. Used ... $2.99
Wonderful work from Wayna – an artist we've waited a few years to hear again after her great debut – and one who re-emerges here with a fresh, mature sound! Wayna's still got that personal quality to her lyrics – one that almost makes you feel like she's speaking to you ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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WeekndEchoes Of Silence ... LP
Republic, 2012. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Nicole Willis & Banda PalomitaMy Soul Sensation ... LP
Persephone (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
Nicole Willis has always been a fiercely collaborative singer – at a level that really helps her open up her style with each new project she takes on! That's definitely the case here as Willis works with Banda Palomita – who've got this smoothly groovy style that's really wonderful ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nicole Willis & The Soul InvestigatorsKeep Reachin' Up – Remixed ... CD
Timmion/Above The Clouds (UK), 2007. Used ... $6.99
The deep funk groove of Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators – and their instant classic Keep Reachin' Up LP – remixed by an excellent group of producers/DJs/fellow travelers including Ghost, Mr Scruff, Aaron Jerome, Lack Of Afro, Elisabeth Shepard and more! The revivalist soul ... read more CD

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Jamila WoodsHeavn (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jagjaguwar, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
A fantastic debut from Chicago soul singer Jamila Woods – the kind of artist that makes us very proud to be located in the Windy City! Woods is an extremely inventive lyricist – strongly inspired by poetry, but also immediately trying to communicate in a wider spectrum with her sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited white vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Jamila WoodsLegacy Legacy ... CD
Jagjaguwar, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Jamila Woods already blew us away with her debut – but this second set has the singer ready to take on the world with a huge step forward in her style! Jamila caught us almost by surprise when she first emerged – a Chicago soul singer who wasn't on our radar, and who already had this ... read more CD

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Avery R YoungTubman ... CD
FPE, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A career-defining record from Avery R Young – a Chicago poet, educator, and a hell of a singer too – working here with a larger ensemble of vocalists to redefine a space between gospel, funk, and soul – but all with a revolutionary quality that will set a whole new standard for ... read more CD

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Adrian YoungeProduced By Adrian Younge EP ... LP
Linear Labs, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Adrian Younge's a talent who never sleeps – a producer/musician who's always on to new projects and new records – including some surprisingly great soundtrack efforts in recent years! Here, Younge takes a bit of time to collaborate with four different lyricists – Georgia Anne ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ZhaneZhane (Pronounced Jah Nay) ... CD
Motown, 1994. Used ... $4.99
A stone classic from Zhane – a duo who maybe never had the longest life in soul music, but who made a massive impact with this gem from the 90s! The record was part of a new urban generation that was grounded both in hip hop production and deeper soul modes – territory maybe opened up ... (Soul, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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VariousBrownswood Bubblers Volume 13 ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A lucky number 13 for the Brownswood Bubblers series – a great reminder that the compilation is still one of the best places we know for getting turned onto new music from the global underground! And by that, we don't mean the lame dance music "underground" of more than a decade ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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VariousCity Soul – Futures – Today's Soul, AOR, & Blue Eyed Soul ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2018. Used ... $19.99
A fantastic little set that looks at the huge wave of top-shelf AOR material recorded in recent years – part of a huge global re-awakening to the charms of the genre – often with results that are even groovier than the classic records of the 70s! One of the compelling things here is ... (Funky Compilations, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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VariousDisco Soul Gold – The Nigel Lowis Mixes – 16 Modern Disco Soul Gems ... CD
Disco Soul Gold (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
The glory of disco is alive and well – thanks to a host of contemporary club talents who really help the music find a new groove in the 21st Century! The title and cover might make you expect a collection of tracks from years back – but the work here is all recent, and brings together ... (Funky Compilations, Neo Soul) read more CD

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VariousDJ Spinna Presents The Sound Beyond Stars – Essential Remixes – Part 1 ... LP
BBE (UK), 2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
The mighty DJ Spinna has a way of making already-great music sound even greater – by using just the right sort of soulful touch to augment subtle elements in the original tunes that might have otherwise gone overlooked – to unlock a richer, more righteous energy that really serves the ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHidden Beach Presents Hidden Hits Vol 1 ... CD
Hidden Beach, 2003. Used ... $3.99
Music from Myron, Trek Life, Critically Acclaimed & Kev Brown, Tori Amanaze, Jamal, United Soul, Carmen, Quinn, Rosie Gaines & more. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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VariousHidden Beach Presents Unwrapped Vol 1 ... CD
Hidden Beach, 2001. Used ... $2.99
We're not really sure how we feel about this project, as it's a bunch of modern jazz lite players doing versions of hip hop hits. What's even more ironic is that some of the tunes they're covering looped up bits of stuff by their peers, like Jeff Lorber. There's some players involved here who've ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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VariousHidden Beach Presents Unwrapped Vol 4 (limited edition with bonus versions) ... CD
Hidden Beach/Sony, 2005. Used ... $3.99
The wonderful Hidden Beach groove continues – smooth, but never slick – and a great attempt at bringing instrumental work to a much younger generation! There's a really jazzy sensibility here that's moved far beyond the roots of the series – a style that completely transforms the ... read more CD

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VariousHidden Beach Presents Unwrapped Vol 8 – The Chicago Session ... CD
Hidden Beach, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A great entry in this long-running series – maybe one of the freshest in years, although maybe we're biased because of the Chicago connection too! The record continues the approach of previous volumes, but maybe has an even stronger vocal presence – thanks to strong contributions from ... read more CD
Also available Hidden Beach Presents Unwrapped Vol 8 – The Chicago Session ... LP 22.99

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VariousHidden Beach Presents Unwrapped Vol 8 – The Chicago Session ... LP
Hidden Beach, 2019. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
A great entry in this long-running series – maybe one of the freshest in years, although maybe we're biased because of the Chicago connection too! The record continues the approach of previous volumes, but maybe has an even stronger vocal presence – thanks to strong contributions from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hidden Beach Presents Unwrapped Vol 8 – The Chicago Session ... CD 12.99

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VariousI Am A Vocoder ... CD
Neon Finger, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99 15.98
To folks back in the 80s, the vocoder seemed like the sound of the future – and all these many years later, it turns out it's still the sound of the present – thanks to a range of younger artists who've helped breathe new life into the old electro stalwart! The tracks here are totally ... read more CD

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VariousInto Somethin' Vol 1 – Presented by Tony Minvielle – A Conscious Journey Into Soul & Jazz ... CD
Sound Of Everything (UK), 2015. Used ... $1.99
A stunning little set – one we fell in love with from the very first note! The collection is wonderful – some of the freshest underground soul we've heard in years – almost a re-lighting of the UK fire that burned so strongly a few years ago – but with a very vibrant new ... read more CD

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VariousIsley Brothers – Taken To The Next Phase (Reconstructions) ... CD
Sony, 2004. Used ... $2.99
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 ... (Funky Compilations, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Tray card has a small cutout hole.)

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VariousMusic Inside Me – 30 Soul Gems & Lost Grooves ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A great collection of grooves both old and new – pulled from a decades-old tradition of soul music, with a vibe that really lives up to the piles of dusty old records on the cover! The set begins with rare 70s soul, then moves up to the present – and all along the way, there's a focus ... (Funky Compilations, Neo Soul) read more CD
 
 



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