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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 ... $19.99
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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✨✧ IncognitoEleven ... CD
Dome/Narada, 2005. Used ... $2.99
Is it only 11 albums so far? Given the number of years Incognito's been grooving our world, we'd have thought it was at least 50 records to date! Yet given the richly collaborative spirit of leader Bluey – and his work with many other groups and projects – added to the always-great sound of any Incognito set, it's clear that the group have had an influence that goes far beyond a straight run of just 11 records. There's always a depth to Incognito's work that few other groups can match – including the countless artists of the Neo Soul generation who've been inspired by their older records, but can never seem to cut a record that's as great as one like this! Of course, part of the strength of the set is 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". CD

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IncognitoLive In London – The 30th Anniversary Concert (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Inakustik (Germany), 2009. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99 34.99
The 30th Anniversary of Incognito – and the group are still going wonderfully strong! In fact, it could easily be argued that the Incognito here is light years ahead of the way they sounded during their first decade – an instant classic ensemble that never fails to delight our ears – with so many great records under their collective belts, it would be hard for any other group to even come close! Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick and crew are clearly invigorated by their success over the years, and really keep things fresh on recent records – and also manage to bring that same spontaneous groove to a live date like this. Titles include "Talkin Loud", "Step Aside", "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing", "Colibri", "Everyday", "Nights Over Egypt", "Can't Get You Out Of My Head", "Deep Waters", "Wild & Peaceful", and "Still A Friend Of Mine". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Diplomats Of Soul feat Incognito & Vanessa HaynesSweet Power Your Embrace/Mi Sabrina Tequana (My Sister's Daughter) ... 12-inch
Expansion (UK), 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite tracks of all time – James Mason's "Sweet Power Your Embrace" – done here in a wonderfully faithful version by Diplomats Of Soul, with help from Incognito and the lovely Vanessa Haynes on vocals – who serves up the lyrics with maybe even more soul than the original! The flipside is equally groovy – a wonderful remake of a James Ingram tune, with soaring keyboards over tight congas and percussion – and a great organ solo in the middle! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ IncognitoAmplified Soul ... CD
Shanachie, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Incognito never lets us down – and records like this keep us listening strongly year after year! The set's got all the core brilliance of Incognito at their best – a really classic approach to jazzy soul, served up with top shelf instrumentation by the group – and sent home strongly by a range of singers who include Vandessa Haynes, Tony Momrelle, Chiara Hunter, Imani, Deborah Bond, and the great Carleen Anderson! Nobody can do it as well as these guys – tight, but never uptight – smooth, but never sleepy – really right on the money from the production on down to the bottom – the kind of careful, classy soul that almost makes Incognito a genre unto themselves. Titles include "Wind Sorceress", "Rapture", "Hands Up If You Wanna Be Loved", "Hats", "I Couldn't Love You More", "Something Bout July", and "Silver Shadow". CD

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✨✧ IncognitoIn Search Of Better Days ... CD
Shanachie, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Incognito hardly need to go off in search of better days – as all the many years they've given us music, the days have always been pretty darn great! Yet the title's also a great reminder of the group's unflagging positive energy and optimism – a quality that made them one of the key forces helping to reinvigorate soul music at the start of the 90s, and still has them burning strong all these many years later! The trademark blend of jazz, funk, and soul is perfect throughout – led by the legendary Bluey, and featuring vocal contributions from top-shelf singers who include Tony Momrelle, Maysa, Avery Sunshine, Vanessa Haynes, and Imaani. The whole thing's great – we wouldn't expect anything less – and titles include "Just Say Nothing", "Love Born In Flames", "Echoes Of Utopia", "Racing Through The Bends", "Love's Revival", "Selfishly", "All I Ever Wanted", and "Better Days". CD

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Alphonse MouzonMan Incognito ... CD
Blue Note/Soul Brother (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
A monstrous bit of jazz funk from drummer Alphonse Mouzon – spacey tracks in a choppy style that reminds us a bit of some of the best European fusion albums from the period, but with a harder groove overall! Mini Moog and ARP trip out the sound throughout, but the underlying rhythms are nice and heavy. Lee Ritenour's on guitar, and he gets a lot of play on the record – but the main groove is Alphonse's heavy funky snakefoot! Al's drums and percussion are furiously frenetic, and he also plays a lot of keyboards – and other players include Tom Scott on tenor, Dave Grusin on clavinet, Victor Feldman on bongos and congas, and Charles Meeks on bass. A few tracks have vocals – by Marty McCall, Jackie Ward, and Caroline Willis – as well as Alphonse himself and the album's also got two very nice break-oriented tracks – "Snake Walk" and "New York City" – both with nice hard drums! Titles include a number of other good fusion groovers, like "Without A Reason", "Just Like the Sun", "Before You Leave", "Just Like The Sun", and "Mouzon Moves On". CD

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✨✧ Alphonse MouzonMan Incognito ... CD
Blue Note/Soul Brother (UK), 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A monstrous bit of jazz funk from drummer Alphonse Mouzon – spacey tracks in a choppy style that reminds us a bit of some of the best European fusion albums from the period, but with a harder groove overall! Mini Moog and ARP trip out the sound throughout, but the underlying rhythms are nice and heavy. Lee Ritenour's on guitar, and he gets a lot of play on the record – but the main groove is Alphonse's heavy funky snakefoot! Al's drums and percussion are furiously frenetic, and he also plays a lot of keyboards – and other players include Tom Scott on tenor, Dave Grusin on clavinet, Victor Feldman on bongos and congas, and Charles Meeks on bass. A few tracks have vocals – by Marty McCall, Jackie Ward, and Caroline Willis – as well as Alphonse himself and the album's also got two very nice break-oriented tracks – "Snake Walk" and "New York City" – both with nice hard drums! Titles include a number of other good fusion groovers, like "Without A Reason", "Just Like the Sun", "Before You Leave", "Just Like The Sun", and "Mouzon Moves On". CD
Also available Man Incognito ... CD 14.99
 
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✨✧ VariousSmooth Jazz Journey – Great Ocean Road ... CD
Dome (UK), 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Don't think "smooth jazz", think more "Neo Soul" – as the set's put together by Neo Soul powerhouse Dome Records – and features some of their own great recordings mixed with hipper electric jazz tracks from some of the more soulful talents of the past decade or so! There's definitely an instrumental focus here – although some cuts have vocals too – and the jazz component is much more skewed towards an older sort of soulful fusion from the 70s, than some of the weaker or clunkier smooth jazz styles from the contemporary charts – a classic vibe that really makes the collection strong. Titles include "A Universal Vibe" by Down To The Bone, "Tonight We Dance" by Citrus Sun, "The Girl From Ipanema" by Brian Bromberg, "Never In Your Sun" by Khari Cabral Simmons with India Arie, "Winelight" by Jason Miles with Gerald Albright, "10 Degrees South" by Jonathan Butler, "The Message" by Brenda Russell, "Full Circle" by Jazz Steppers, "The Stars From Here" by Incognito with Natalie Williams, "Lullabye" by Ray Gaskins with Roy Ayers, "Biyah" by Pat Leacock, "Round The World" by Jackiem Joyner, "The Look Of Love" by Steve Cole, and "If You Really Wanna" by Bluey. CD

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James DayRepertoire ... CD
James Day Songs, 2016. New Copy ... $8.99
The repertoire here is as great as the lineup – positive, upbeat soul songs all written by James Day – and performed with help from a huge cast of talent from the contemporary and classic soul underground – including Maysa, U-Nam, Glenn Jones, Trina Broussard, U-Nam, Donnie, Audrey Wheeler, Tony Terry, Cool Million, Gavin Christopher, and others! Some of these are folks we haven't heard in years – and certainly not in a setting this great – as Day works with U-Nam, who co-produced the set, in a mode that's got the same warm mix of classic and contemporary that you'd find in the best music by Incognito! Titles include "Considered Delivered", "We Dance", "Don't Waste The Pretty", "Dance Again", "Repertoire", "Rewind", and "RSVP". CD

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Haggis HornsWhat Comes To Mind ... CD
Haggis (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $9.99
Heavy funk from the Haggis Horns – a group with a gimmicky name, but a rock-solid sound that's made them one of the best contemporary funk combos working in the British Isles these days! The horns are only part of the groove – as the drums and other funky elements really ground the tracks strongly – with a classic vibe that takes us back to our favorite 70s albums by better-known horn groups – like the Memphis or Muscle Shoals Horns! And like the latter, there's also a great vocal component here – something the group has really worked on for this record, and which they introduce with a vibe that's way different than just the usual female singer with a funk band – and instead comes across with a much more integrated style that almost has these guys challenging Incognito for UK funky soul supremacy! Half the cuts feature vocals – by singers John Turrell, John McCallum, and Lucinda Slim – and titles include "Digging In The Dirt", "Keep It Tight", "It Ain't What You Got", "You've Got To Keep On Bumpin", "Give Me Something Better", "I Can't Stop The Feeling", and "Outta My Head". CD

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✨✧ Mighty FireNo Time For Masquerading ... LP
Elektra, 1981. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A wonderful debut full length from Mighty Fire – a group whose roots lead back to lots of previous work for Motown, and as The Flakes – stepping out here as a tight quintet with a wonderfully focused sound! Despite the 80s date of the record, the sound feels like the best combo funky soul from the previous decade – really sharp and on the money, but never commercial or chart-sounding at all – a perfect balance of so many wonderful warm elements, with the kind of jazzy touches you might hear in later groups like Incognito or Brand New Heavies. Guitarist Mel Bolton handles the arrangements, and most of the songwriting too – and trumpeter Harry Kim handles the horns, with the same warm vibe he'd later bring to his work with Earth Wind & Fire. Titles include "Sweet Fire", "Love Fantasy", "I Could Write A Love Song", "Missing You", and "Look What You Made Me Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo including the inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp & a bumped corner.)

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Tony MomrelleKeep Pushing (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Reel People (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
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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RyleAdventures Of Jefferson Keyes ... CD
Sed Soul (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A fantastic bit of boogie – a contemporary set, but one that it feels like it was lifted from the best of the early 80s underground – from the post-disco, funky club rhythms – right through to the soulful vocals and warm keyboards in the mix! The tunes have a sound that's sophisticated, but very organic too – that best sort of funky flow that you'll remember from the moment when the bigger discos were closing their doors, and club music went back underground and got stripped down to its finest elements! Rob Hardt provides the great keyboards on the record – and vocals are by a variety of singers – including Seest, Flemming Fanoe, Kiki Kyte, Folami, Kenny Thomas, and Sulene Fleming – on titles that include "Keep The Faith", "Busy Dreamin", "Never Gonna Let You Go", "Lift Your Head Up", "Private Eye", "Soho House", and "Something's Got Me Walking On Air". The tunes are positive and upbeat as their titles might imply – and the record's a great one if you go for an Incognito-styled groove! CD

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RyleAdventures Of Jefferson Keyes ... LP
Sed Soul (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... About January 25, 2017 (delayed)
A fantastic bit of boogie – a contemporary set, but one that it feels like it was lifted from the best of the early 80s underground – from the post-disco, funky club rhythms – right through to the soulful vocals and warm keyboards in the mix! The tunes have a sound that's sophisticated, but very organic too – that best sort of funky flow that you'll remember from the moment when the bigger discos were closing their doors, and club music went back underground and got stripped down to its finest elements! Rob Hardt provides the great keyboards on the record – and vocals are by a variety of singers – including Seest, Flemming Fanoe, Kiki Kyte, Folami, Kenny Thomas, and Sulene Fleming – on titles that include "Keep The Faith", "Busy Dreamin", "Never Gonna Let You Go", "Lift Your Head Up", "Private Eye", "Soho House", and "Something's Got Me Walking On Air". The tunes are positive and upbeat as their titles might imply – and the record's a great one if you go for an Incognito-styled groove! LP, Vinyl record album

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TristanLifestyle (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sweet Soul (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $28.99
A great album from Tristan – a group we only discovered in recent years, thanks to a UK release – and who we're really enjoying on this unusual Japanese-only album! Despite that overseas traffic, Tristan's got a sound that's really rooted in classic American soul – maybe given a slight contemporary update – as in the music of Brand New Heavies or Incognito – with rock-solid funky soul instrumentation from the group, and beautiful lead vocals from Evelyn Kallansee! Heston joins the group on two tracks, Francesco Cottone on two others – and titles include "I'll Be Around", "Admiration", "Feet Back On The Ground", "Let Me Breathe", "Group Up", "Spirit One", "Skip This", and "Love Leads The Way". Japanese pressing features bonus tracks "Supersize My Sunshine (1984 rmx)", "Running (1999 rmx)", and "Take Me To The River (Captain One-eye oldskool mix)". CD

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U-NamSurface Level ... CD
Skytown, 2016. New Copy ... $7.99
The grooves here go way past the surface level – mighty deep overall, and served up in that fantastic mix of jazzy fusion and club that we love so much from U-Nam! The guitarist just seems to get better and better with each new recording – mixing a 70s style of George Benson soloing with well-crafted rhythms that are never too over the top, and which never force the groove so much that U-Nam can't find space to do his own thing! The style's almost like an instrumental version of Incognito, although with more of a jazzy solo instrumental vibe – and titles include "Back In Style", "Mary Jane", "Groove Paradise", "Going For Miles", "Surface Level", and West Indeed". CD

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VariousSoul Lounge 9 – 40 Soulful Grooves (3CD box set) ... CD
Dome/Soul Lounge (UK), 2012. Used 3CD ... $11.99
40 tracks, at one mighty nice price – and a killer entry in the long-running Soul Lounge series! Think "soul" more than "lounge" – and get past the Hed Kandi-like image on the cover – because this stuff is the real deal – a great collection of Neo Soul gems pulled from the rich catalog of Dome Records – plus excellent tracks from other contemporary labels too! There's plenty to love here if you love our Neo Soul section – and we dare say that the track selection here is as good as we would have chosen, were we to put out such a set. Titles include "Nights" by Sy Smith with Rahsaan Patterson, "You Got Love" by Kindred The Family Soul, "Like This" by Avery Sunshine, "1960 What (Opolopo kick & bass rerub)" by Gregory Porter, "Get Myself Together (souldynamic rmx)" by Angela Johnson, "Zaius (Ski Oakenfull mix)" by Incognito, "In The Thick Of It" by Sunburst Band with Angela Johnson, "This Is What You Are" by Mario Biondi, "Sweetness" by Carleen Anderson, "Warm Human" by Heston, "Never In Your Sun" by Khari Cabral Simmons with India Arie, "Body Language" by Anthony David, and "Teardrops" by Avani. CD

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VariousSoul Survivors – A Dance, Disco, Boogie Jazz, & Fusion Selection ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2016. Used ... $6.99
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
Also available Soul Survivors – A Dance, Disco, Boogie Jazz, & Fusion Selection ... CD 11.99

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VariousSoul Survivors – A Dance, Disco, Boogie Jazz, & Fusion Selection ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
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
Also available Soul Survivors – A Dance, Disco, Boogie Jazz, & Fusion Selection ... CD 6.99

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VariousSoul Togetherness 2007 – Fifteen Modern Soul Room Gems ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2007. Used ... $6.99
Modern soul both old and new – that is, a range of current tracks, plus a few more classics – all wrapped together with a beautifully warm vibe overall! The package follows strongly in the spirit of the other Soul Togetherness collections – and although there's a date attached to the title, the music itself is really timeless – the sort of tracks you'll be digging again and again for years to come! Even on the new tracks, there's plenty of 70s elements firmly in place – great instrumentation, deeply soulful vocals, and production that's tight, but never too commercial. Titles include "Unity" by Darlene McCoy, "Beauty Flow (Incognito session)" by Jazztronik, "Don't Take It Personal (Georg Levin edit)" by Wahoo, "Don't Take It Too Hard" by Tuomo, "Brother & Sister" by Seven, "Let Love Shine" by Tassel & Naturel, "Romantic Number" by Billy Griffin, "I Really Love You" by Norman Hutchins, "Some Things Never Change" by Mo & Grazz, "We Can Make It Better" by Rena Scott, "Ten Minutes" by Karl Frierson, "Satisfied" by Alicia Myers, "It Makes A Difference" by Kim English, and "Naughty Girl" by Cool Million. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousUltimate Free Soul 90s (3CD set) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1990s. New Copy 3CD ... $31.99
The Free Soul series takes a massive dip into the 90s – a time when soul music was reborn in so many different ways – from the work of underground singers and hip hop acts, to a wave of bigger talents who started to turn things back to the warmer territory of the 60s and 70s! The collection is a wonderful mix of tracks that really runs the gamut – and includes key 90s material from both UK and US singers, key crossover hip hop cuts, and other important work that helped forge the Neo Soul underground by the end of the decade. Way more than a trip down memory lane, too – as the music works here together to create a new sort of freshness, as great sounds resonate between tracks that include "Runaway" by Nuyorican Soul with India, "Candy Mountain" by Nomad Soul, "I'm Still Waiting" by Courtney Pine with Carroll Thompson, "Give It UP Turn It Loose" by En Vogue, "Brooklyn Queens (UK power mix)" by 3rd Bass, "Cake & Eat It Too (pound cake mix)" by Nice & Smooth, "You Are The Universe" by Brand New Heavies, "There's Nothing Like This" by Omar, "Spiritual Love" by Urban Species, "The Whistle Song" by Frankie Knuckles, "Peachfuzz" by KMD, "Can I Kick It" by Tribe Called Quest, "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing" by Incognito, "Escape That (Ron Trent rmx)" by 4Hero, "Columbus (Montezuma jazz mix)" by Chapter & The Verse, "Show You (original finesse)" by Jeff Redd, "Be My Baby" by Vanessa Paradis, "Spiritual Thing" by Eric Benet, "You Gotta Be" by Des'Ree, "Wherever You Go" by Sydney Youngblood, and "Love Theme From Spartacus (4Hero main mix)" by Terry Callier. 53 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ Maysa (Maysa Leak)Maysa ... CD
Blue Thumb, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The soulful vocalist of Incognito strikes out on her own – serving up an excellent debut LP! This one's got a bit more of a modern R&B approach than the jazzier work of Incognito – but still stays in the hip London soul mode, thanks to some great production work by Ray Hayden of Opaz! Maysa's voice is incredible – running up to the heavens, and dipping deep in that wonderful way she has, to make the songs bottom out with a heck of a lot of feeling. Titles include "Peace Of Mind", "Goodbye Manhattan", "JFS", "Let It Go", "Sexy", "Black Heaven", and "What About Our Love?". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Oneness Of JujuAfrican Rhythms ... LP
Black Fire, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A landmark of 70s Afro-styled jazz – and the first album by this famous underground collective! Oneness of Juju were a Washington DC-based group that grew out of the ashes of the Juju avant jazz ensemble – formed in the culturally rich African-American community of DC in the 70s, with spiritual and political aspirations that stretched far beyond the average funky combo. This first album is a masterful blend of percussion, jazz, and a slight bit of funk – alternating vocal tracks with harder-hitting jazz instrumentals, all held together under the leadership of sax player Plunky Nakabinde – a reedman whose work here alone is worth the price of admission – laid out nicely alongside some great percussion, Fender Rhodes, and wonderfully worm vocals on a few tracks. The album's one of the greatest independent soul jazz albums of the 70s – and it's filled with great tracks, such as the breakbeat classic "African Rhythms" and "Liberation Dues" – plus "Kazi", "Funky Wood", "Don't Give Up", "Poo Too", and "Incognito". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSoul Lounge 3 – 40 Soulful Grooves (3CD box set) ... CD
Dome/Soul Lounge (UK), 2006. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An amazing box of contemporary soul music – 40 whopping tracks, all served up at an incredibly low price! Don't let the price fool you, though – because the work here is top-shelf all the way – a huge amount of tracks pulled from the excellent recent catalog of Dome Records UK – plus a few other bits borrowed from other sources to round out the package. The collection is a tremendous overview of the best in underground soul on both sides of the Atlantic – and titles include "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" by Incognito, "Stories" by Full Flava with Carleen Anderson, "Spirit (deeper rmx)" by Karen Bernod, "One More Time (Loose Vibez mix)" by Don E, "The Dove (Jiva rmx)" by Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons, "Sausalito" by George Duke, "Something Real" by Seek, "On & On" by Anthony David, "Doin It For Me" by Laurnea, "Are We Lovers Anymore" by Cooly's Hot Box, "Getting On With My Own Life" by The Jones Girls, "Where You Lead Me" by The Sound Principle, "All I Need" by D-Influence, "Future" by Donna Gardier, "They Don't Know" by Angela Johnson, "Sweet Love" by Conya Doss, "All For Me" by Omar with Angie Stone, "Lifetime +" by Rahsaan Patterson, "Come Away With Me (Caves a greater joy mix)" by Incognito, "4 Ever" by Mr Timothy with Rahsaan Patterson, and "Forever & A Day" by Terri Walker. CD
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✨✧ MaysaVery Maysa Christmas ... CD
Shanachie, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Friends From RioFriends From Rio 2014 ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best records in years from the mighty Far Out label – and a set that really takes the imprint back to its roots! The name of the record echoes the first Friends From Rio session that launched Far Out almost two decades ago – and like that classic, this one's a collaborative effort between a range of Brazilian and British talents – served up in a style that bridges the gap between older bossa and more contemporary modes! The music is perfect from the ground up – not a cheesy bossa remix project, but a true blend of all the best elements, served up in a rich new style. The project gets key Incognito-style help from Daniel "Venom" Maunick, and a real Azymuth pedigree from Alex Malheiros – and the whole thing features a great range of different singers, including Hyldon, Robertinho Silva, Aleh Ferreira, Ivan Matheus, Denise Pinaud, Sabrina Malheiros, and Carlos Dafe – each wrapped up in a sweet blend of Fender Rhodes, organ, riffing guitar, and sweet jazzy horns. Titles include "So Resta A Porta Se Abrir", "Mas Que Nada", "Garota", "Aguai", "Casino Bangu", "Batucada Bidu", "Anthemia", "Leita De Pedra", and "Mulher Malagueta". CD

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✨✧ Jazz InvadersFind The Love ... CD
Unique (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Were the Jazz Invaders ever this soulful before? We don't seem to remember that – as they come on totally strong and wonderful here – with a groove that might even rival the best previous work by big-name combos like Incognito or Brand New Heavies! Like both those groups, the Jazz Invaders are rooted in classic modes – but they've also picked up a lot more funk than before – putting the jazz off to the side a bit, and focusing on the overall groove – a bit like some of the best artists in the mid 70s run of jazz/funk classics from Fantasy Records! Linda Bloenhard adds some great vocals to a number of cuts – furthering the strong soul vibe here – but even the instrumental numbers are great, and sparkle strongly in a sweet blend of Fender Rhodes, and jazzy riffs on alto, tenor, and trumpet. All tunes are originals – and the writing is great – on tracks that include "Higher On Fire", "Get It Work It", "Get Away", "Disco Fever", "Do It", "Phil's Crossroads", "Discover Disco Lover", and "Much Rosie" CD
 
 
 



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