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IncognitoClassic Album Series (Who Needs Love/Adventures In Black Sunshine/Eleven/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Dome (UK), 2002/2004/2005. New Copy 3 CDs ... $14.99
Three great albums from Incognito – served up at a mighty nice price, and with bonus tracks too! Who Needs Love is a gem from over a decade ago – and Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick pulled out all the stops on this set – working with a range of vocalists that includes Joy Rose, Kelli Sae, Tony Momrelle, Joy Malcolm, and Brazilian soul legend Ed Motta! The range of voices on the set really gives it a lot of depth – moving past the easy jazz funk moments of earlier sets, and going for an all-solid, all-soulful approach that really blows our mind! Great stuff all the way through – maybe their best album in years – and a record you'll be playing into the next decade. Titles include "Morning Sun", "Who Needs Love", "Stone Cold Heart", "Where Love Shines", "Blue", "Fly", "If You Want My Love", and "Cada Dia". On Adventures In Black Sunshine, the groove is sweetly soulful, with a jazzy undercurrent that hearkens back to the best west coast soul of the 70s – and Bluey's got the group honed to perfection, playing with a razor-sharp edge that keeps the tunes as funky as they are soulful! Vocals are by Maysa and Tony Momrelle – and tracks include "Don't Turn My Love Away", "This Thing Called Love", "The Principles Of Love", "Everything Your Heart Desires", "Close My Eyes", "25th Chapter", and "Mr Jones". Eleven is a record that's a great testament to Incognito's richly-collaborative spirit – a quality that makes plenty of room here for lead vocals by Maysa Leak, Imaani, and Carleen Anderson – and which benefits strongly from some great keyboard lines by Ski Oakenfull. But as usual, mainman Bluey is the one to thank for the record – because his sense of groove, and love of classic 70s-influenced soul comes through very strongly on all tracks – hitting an on-the-money sound that makes the group, and this latest album, stand head to head with some of the best soul acts of classic years. Another winner from Incognito – not a bit of fluff at all – and a sublime batch of tracks that includes "Jacaranda", "Show Me Love", "We Got Music", "Let The Mystery Be", "Will I Ever Learn", "I'll Get By", "As Long As It's You", and "When Tomorrow Brings You Down". Bonus tracks include the previously-unreleased "To Prove My Love" and "Feel The Real" – plus "Zaius (Ski Oakenfull mix)". CD
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✨✧ VariousSoul Survivors – A Dance, Disco, Boogie Jazz, & Fusion Selection ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful title for this excellent little collection – as the package is overflowing with tremendous work from artists who've really held onto their soulful strengths over the years! Some of the artists are older ones, others are part of the Neo Soul underground of the past decade or two – and together, the tracks are united in a wonderfully positive, wonderfully upbeat groove – of the sort that reminds us why we love soul music in the first place! Titles include "When You Feel What Love Has" by Lenny Fontana with D-Train, "Get Your Head Out The Phone (funky dance mix)" by Bill Curtis & Friends with The Fatback Band, "Whatever It Takes" by Angela Johnson, "Open Sesame" by Beggar & Co, "Don't Hide Your Wings" by Eric Roberson, "Ordinary Day (Scratch Professor retwist" by Omar, "In The Open Space" by Vladimir Cetkar, "Beta Waves" by Nu-Era, "Round & Round (old school mix)" by The Pasadenas, "Don't Go (Shane D's solar club mix)" by DJ Skip with Shalamar, "Heaven (Frankie Valentine rmx)" by MODE with Leroy Burgess, and "Show Me Love (Yam Who rework)" by Incognito with Carleen Anderson. CD

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BB Boogie (Daz I Kue)Standing On The Wall ... LP
R2 (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
It's been many years since Daz I Kue first rocked our world with his grooves in Bugz In The Attic – and since that time, he's only gotten stronger and more soulful as a solo act – to the point where a new project like this almost blows away some of his previous work! As you might guess from the cover and name, the project has a very vintage feel – somewhere in the territory of late 70s/early 80s clubby funk, with warmer instrumentation than back in the Bugz days – and a fantastic sense of production that could almost have you playing this set alongside later Funkadelic material, or early work from Prince! Yet there's also a sharpness, too – that new vision of funk that's always made the London scene so wonderful – from the Incognito/Brand New Heavies years onward. Khari Simmons plays bass on most of the record – and the bass is definitely in the lead – and singers include Vanessa Freeman, Greg Blackman, Leroy Burgess, DNS, Monica Blaire, Joy Jones, and others – really helping flesh out the sound on tracks that include "Opposition", "Sweating & Shaking", "Wanna Be With You", "We Can Do It", "Standing On The Wall", "In The Middle", "Let Love Grow", "Stay Woke", and "RAyanne". LP, Vinyl record album

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D'AngeloBrown Sugar (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1995. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.98
A record that was an instant classic from the moment it was first released – and a set that's still pretty darn pleasing all these many years later! At a time when mainstream soul was often too smooth or too poppy, D'Angelo came along and not only found a way to return the music to the years of its power with singers like Al Green or Marvin Gaye – but also managed to bring in some of the best hip hop elements of his generation too, at a level that was far more successful than most other blends that had been tried before! Production is nice and lean, and super-crispy – at a level that so many folks are still copying all these years later – and the set's full of classics that include "Cruisin", "When We Get By", "Smooth", "Me & Those Dreamin Eyes Of Mine", "Brown Sugar", "Alright", and "Jonz In My Bonz". This fantastic 2CD set is overflowing with bonus material – 21 more tracks that include "Lady (just tha beat inst)", "Brown Sugar (alt version)", "Brown Sugar (Incognito molasses mix)", "Me & Those Dreamin Eyes Of Mine (two way street mix)", "Cruisin (cut the sax mix)", "Me & Those Dreamin Eyes Of Mine (Def Squad rmx with Redman)", "Lady (CJ Mackintosh mix radi)", "Cruisin (God made me funky rmx)", "Brown Sugar (acapella)", "Me & Those Dreamin Eyes Of Mine (acapella)", "Lady (2B3 shake dat ass mix)", "Cruisin (Dallas Austin rmx)", and "Brown Sugar (soul inside 808 mix)". Also features a big booklet with a new essay by Nelson George. CD

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MaysaLove Is A Battlefield ... CD
Shanachie, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
We never thought we'd hear Maysa singing a Pat Benatar song – but as with most of Maysa's music, the results come across surprisingly well! The album's heavy on covers – and also includes songs first made famous by The Isley Brothers, Natalie Cole, Luther Vandross, Jerry Butler, and others – but all done in that warmly glowing sound that's made Maysa so great from her years with Incognito onward – with a rich legacy in quality soul! As with other recent albums from the singer, the production here is nicely understated – maturing with Maysa's talents, and another great showcase for the skills of Chris "Big Dog" Davis. Titles include "Love Is A Battlefield", "Can We Talk", "Inseparable", "Because It's Really Love", "Inside Out", "The Things We Do For Love", "Mr Dream Merchant", and "Am I Dreaming". CD

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MaysaVery Maysa Christmas ... CD
Shanachie, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
It's like a Christmas wish come true – a fantastic album of Holiday music, all sung by the soulful Maysa Leak! We've loved Maysa's vocals for years – from her work in Incognito to her long run of solo albums – but she grabs us all over again with the style of this set – a really fresh variation on her excellent sound, with a righteous undercurrent that definitely comes from the spirit of the season! Production is still contemporary and soul-based – done by Chris "Big Dog" Davis, in the spirit of Maysa's other recent records – but the shift in material seems to open up a whole new side of the singer – on titles that include "Pray For Peace", "Jingle Bells", "Joy To The World", "It's The Holidays", and "Christmas Time Is Here". Album also features guest appearances – with Will Downing on "This Christmas", and Gerald Albright on "Silver Bells". CD

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Monday MichiruPremiumix ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1999. Used ... $6.99
Great work from our favorite Japanese soul star – a nice batch of remixes, filled with guest appearances by the likes of Incognito, Basement Jaxx, Shinichi Osawa, Soul Society, Byron Wallen, Rob Playford, and others – all packaged in an extremely captivating cover with great graphics! Titles include "You Make Me (Shin Shin's Mix)", "Yellow Bird (Incognito Capoeira Mix)", "Cruel 2 Be Kind (Basement Jaxx Nite Dub)", "Change Of Scenery", "Double Image (Live At Manic One Remix)", "Love Flow (Mango Margarita Mix)", and "Freed Or Bound (Reconsideration Mix)". Very nice stuff, with more focus on the dancefloor side of Monday's work, than the pop-hook sort of side. A mixture of jazzy bits, jungley bits, and lots more! CD

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Tony MomrelleKeep Pushing (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Reel People (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $13.99
Wonderful solo work from Tony Momrelle – a singer you may know from his tremendous contributions to Incognito and Reel People over the years, and a hell of a soul artist on his own! Tony may well be one of the UK's best male soul singers these days – and he steps forth beautifully here on a set of tracks that are couched in all the warm tones of his best work with Incognito, with lots of jazzy touches in the instrumentation, and a rock-solid groove in the rhythms! Momrelle soars out wonderfully on his vocals – with a style that's somewhere in the Stevie Wonder side of the spectrum, but also very much Tony's own, too – instantly classic, on titles that include "It's Real", "Back Together Again", "Pick Me Up", "It's Real", "A Million Ways", "All The Things You Are", "Different Street", and "Keep Pushing", which features a guest appearance by Talib Kweli. Bonus tracks include "Shout It Out", "All I Need", and "Love Me Again". CD
(New deluxe edition with 3 bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ Kim TibbsKim ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
The debut album from Kim Tibbs – not only a wonderful singer, but also a heck of a keyboardist too – as you'll hear here through her work on Hammond and Fender Rhodes! Kim's got a soaring style of soul – upbeat, positive, and with this flow that moves right along with the keyboards – not the simple "beats and keys" mode of underground soul from a generation before, but a really focused sense of energy that almost seems to glow with an Incognito sort of positivity! Co-producer Reginald Myricks handled a lot of the songs and instrumentation with Tibbs – and they're clearly an unbeatable pair together, with an undeniable energy that's underscored by the way that five of the album's twelve tracks are listed on the cover with an exclamation point! Titles include "Soul", "Drifting", "My Better Side", "A Building That'll Last", "The River", "My Reason For Life", "Come On By", and "I Need You For Your Love". CD also features a bonus – "Soul (rmx – ext DJ version)". CD

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VariousSoul Lounge Volume 12 – 40 Soulful Grooves (3CD box set) ... CD
Dome/Soul Lounge (UK), 2015. Used 3CD ... $9.99
One of the greatest values in contemporary soul music – and a series we can still highly recommend even after the course of eleven previous volumes! The 3CD package is overflowing with great tracks far from the mainstream of soul – the kind of current, underground tracks that you'll hear from only a select few on both sides of the Atlantic – with an especially strong focus on UK soul artists here, given that the Dome Records label puts out some of the best of the London scene! There's plenty here to love – including a number of tracks that haven't been on CD before – and titles include "Sleepwalkers (Opolopo rmx)" by Jarrod Lawson, "Lowdown (Ski Oakenfull rmx)" by Incognito with Mario Biondi & Chaka Khan, "People (DJ Spen & Gary Hudgkins rmx)" by Shaun Escoffery, "Just For One Day" by Imaani, "Music & Its Magical Way" by Jarrod Lawson, "Soul Town (Nigel Lowis rmx)" by Ola Onabule, "Deja Vu" by Angela Johnson, "Bridge Over Troubled Water (acoustic)" by Shaun Escoffery, "Believe Me" by Anthony David, "Ever After (Jiva rmx)" by Seek, "Touch My Body" by Cooly's Hot Box, "Brighter Tomorrow" by Diplomats Of Soul, "Major Bossa" by Khari Cabral Simmons with Sabrina Malheiros, "Change" by Full Flava with Joy Rose, and "Every Time I Turn Around" by Makeda. 40 tracks in all! CD
(Back of slipcase has a small tear.)

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VariousSoul Togetherness Presents Soul Life – 16 Contemporary Soul Dance & Luxury Bar Grooves ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2015. Used ... $8.99
Contemporary cuts, all hand-picked by the Soul Togetherness crew – who you might know from their other excellent collections of vintage funk and soul! The music here is from the global Neo Soul underground – and reflects both the sort of cutting-edge acts showcased by Soul Togetherness, and the long legacy of new music released by the Expansion label – still one of the strongest imprints for contemporary soul after all these years! A few cuts here mark the CD debut of tracks that have only been vinyl or digital before – and titles include "Brighter Tomorrow" by Diplomats Of Soul with Incognito & Imaani, "So Good" by Sparkles with Ethel, "Saving All My Kisses" by Soperfreesia, "Best Work" by Tasha Page Lockhart, "Bring Me Back" by Marc Staggers, "Your Love Is On Fire" by Sheree Brown, "Control Yourself (Opolopo rmx)" by Robin McKelle & The Flytones, "Soul Life (T-Groove Philly soul mix)" by Tom Glide with Shylah Vaughn, and "Dontcha Wanna Dance" by Cool Million with Marc Evans. CD

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✨✧ Maysa LeakBottle/Hooked On Your Love ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), Late 90s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two great tunes from Maysa – both with a nice Incognito-styled groove! "The Bottle" is a remake of the Gil Scott-Heron groover – done here with a housey finish peppered with warm keyboards and a tasty funky flute! "Hooked On Your Love" has great jazz funk instrumentation – nicely sharp, of the sort that Maysa doesn't get on her records these days – and which really seems to bring out the best in her vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousJazz Club – Acid Jazz ... CD
Jazzclub (Germany), 1990s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The crossover side of Acid Jazz in the 90s – not just the British groups who first got the genre started, but also some nice cuts from American acts who threw their hats into the ring too! The collection does a great job of showing the return of funky jazz at the time – both played live and programmed, and often mixed with other styles too – a touch of house here, a dash of hip hop beats there – all to keep things fresh and upbeat. And while the modes might be familiar now, they were plenty important at the time – a nice way to give R&B-infused jazz a kick in the seat, after it was losing a bit of steam in the 80s. Titles include "Roots" by Incognito, "Electra Glide" by Down To The Bone, "Big Idea" by Brecker Brothers, "Anthem" by Groove Collective, "Oasis" by Monday Michiru, "Long Time Gone (7" mix)" by Galliano, "Love I Never Had It So Good" by Ronny Jordan with DJ Krus, "Starsky & Huch (Funky People mix)" by James Taylor Quartet, "Dis Is Da Drum" by Herbie Hancock, "You Can't Hold Me Down" by US3, and "The Favourite" by Directions In Groove. CD

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✨✧ Joey NegroProduced With Love (with bonus CD) ... CD
Z Records (UK), 2017. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Joey Negro's got a decades-long love of disco – one that began at a time when so many other artists were going for colder, easier ways of serving up a groove – and Joey was a rare talent who could really take things back to the glory days of the clubs! That talent has only gotten greater and greater over the years – through projects done under Negro's own name, his work with the Sunburst Band, and even his unstoppable efforts to work as a dancefloor historian through his Z Records label! All that energy, and more, seems to come to play here – on a set that soars to the skies with the very first note – reminding us that, alongside Bluey from Incognito, Joey's one of the few cats who can get a classic sound completely right, right from the start – but also have a way of sending the music forward for a new generation too! The album's a dream right from the start – with great work from Kaidi Tatham on keyboards on some tracks – and an array of great guest singers young and old, who include Angela Johnson, Donna Gardier, Lifford, Alex Mills, Diane Charlemagne, Melba Moore, and Linda Clifford. Titles include "Must Be The Music (orig disco version)", "Everything", "Into The Blue", "Overnight Sensation", "Won't Let Go", "Anyway", "Prove That You're Feeling Me", "It's More Fun To Compute", "In Search Of The Dream", and "Stomp Your Feet". Features a full CD with bonus mixes and productions by Joey – including "Anyway (Joey Negro rmx)" by Melba Moore, "Spanish Hustle (Joey Negro rmx)" by Fatback Band, "Love Is Thicker Than Water" by Peven Everett, "Into The Blue" by Alex Mills, "Message In Our Music (Joey Negro rmx)" by The O'Jays, "What A Life (Joey Negro rmx)" by Gwen Guthrie, "Must Be The Music (disco boogie xtravaganza dub)" by Joey Negro, and "Dancing Into The Stars" by Joey Negro & Horse Meat Disco. CD

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