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XThe best of the contemporary soul underground -- Eric Roberson, Ed Motta, D'Angelo, Incognito, Jose James, Monday Michiru, and many more!

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✨✧ Ambrose AkinmusireOrigami Harvest ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Maybe the first album by Ambrose Akinmusire to carry a parental advisory warning on the front – and for good reason, too – as there's a powerful message here that really goes beyond the style of his previous albums! The set's clearly a product of the Trump moment – with rhymes by ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Aloe BlaccChristmas Funk ... CD
Aloe Blacc, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A full on funky soul Christmas gift from Aloe Blacc! AB wasn't messing around with the title here, he delivers genuinely funky Christmas cheer from beginning to end, all the more endearingly so, as it's rooted strongly in new original songs rather than leaning on the classic Christmas songbook like ... (Holiday Music, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Anderson PaakOxnard (with bonus track) ... CD
12T/Aftermath, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Cinematic hip hop soul from Anderson.Paak named after a seaside city west of Los Angeles, CA – but it's not Malibu, it's the stunning follow up Oxnard – a little looser, more diverse, and ultimately just as impressive set from this still rising talent! The uber-impressive guest list ... read more CD

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India ArieTestimony Vol 1 – Life & Relationship ... CD
Motown, 2006. Used ... $4.99
India Arie continues her sensuous journey in sound – working here in the same earthy blend of acoustic and electric elements that made other records so great, and showing that she's still one of the strongest voices in contemporary soul! The record's got a personal, intimate quality that's ... read more CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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AstronauticaDeath Valley ... CD
Alpha Pup, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Death Valley is emblazoned on the cover, and portrayed inside the CD gatefold too – but the music here is more cosmic than earthy – served up in these warm washes of electro elements that are totally great – dreamily tripping over the landscape in a laidback yet soulful sort of ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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K AvettLioness ... CD
K Avett, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99
A great soul singer, and one with a very positive vibe – a sound that maybe grabs us the same way we felt when we first heard Jill Scott – and that's saying a heck of a lot! As you might guess from the title, K Avett's a singer who's not to be taken lightly – yet while her ... read more CD

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Roy AyersMahogany Vibe ... CD
Roy Ayers, 2003. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Roy Ayers is back – and sounding as great as ever! Honest, this is his best CD in years – done at a stripped-down, back-to-basics level that's extremely wonderful – sort of a blend of the Polydor years and his later Uno Melodic recordings! There's a definite underground soul ... (Soul, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Drika BarbosaEspelho ... CD
Pommelo (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A nice little EP from Brazilian soul singer Drika Barbosa – an artist we're only discovering with this release, but who we expect to be hearing from in years to come! Drika's got a smooth flow on most tracks – one that really seems inspired by better American R&B of recent years, ... (Brazil, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Beady BelleDedication ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
Beady Belle never lets us down – and even though the lady's been making music for well over a decade, she still turns out some of the most consistently thoughtful soul we can think of! Forget the fact that the singer's on a Norwegian label, as the lyrics here are all in English, backed by ... read more CD

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Beady BelleAt Welding Bridge ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2010. New Copy ... $9.99
A beautiful album from Beady Belle – the group and wonderful vessel for the seductive, entrancing voice and songs of Beate S. Lech – possibly their best yet! Beady Belle have made deeply engaging blend of modern jazzy soul and beautiful mood music for most of the outs, taking a step ... read more CD

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BigyukiReaching For Chiron ... CD
Likely, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic future soul from Bigyuki – an artist who's got a really far-reaching vision for his music – even though his sound is very stripped down overall! The music here is almost a science fiction take on contemporary soul – with these really wonderful, almost sinister keyboards ... read more CD
Also available Reaching For Chiron (Japanese version) ... CD 14.99

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BigyukiReaching For Chiron (Japanese version) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
Fantastic future soul from Bigyuki – an artist who's got a really far-reaching vision for his music – even though his sound is very stripped down overall! The music here is almost a science fiction take on contemporary soul – with these really wonderful, almost sinister keyboards ... read more CD
Also available Reaching For Chiron ... CD 13.99

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Blood OrangeNegro Swan ... CD
Domino, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The cover of this album by Blood Orange – aka Devonte Hynes – might imply a sort of weary bleakness – but given the quality of the music, the whole thing can't help but elevate our spirits – even if Hynes is digging even deeper than usual with his subject matter! The songs ... read more CD

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Blue SixBeautiful Tomorrow ... CD
Naked/Astralwerks, 2001. Used ... $4.99
Sweetly soulful grooves, in the best Naked Music tradition! The tracks have a laidback groove – slightly chilled out, with lots of warm beats and basslines. At some level, there's not a heck of a lot going on in the tracks – but they do flow together nicely, in the kind of candy-coated ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Brand New HeaviesGet Used To It ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 2006. Used ... $2.99
N'Dea Davenport returns to the Brand New Heavies – and the result is one of the greatest records from the group in many many years! The sound's here is totally wonderful – a real return to the classic funk of the Brand New Heavies' roots – and having N'Dea back in the vocal chair ... read more CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Gregg Kofi BrownTogether As One ... CD
Nicolosi (Italy), 2005. Used ... $0.99
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C-NarioTurn Around ... CD
Chi City, 2001. Used ... $12.99
The Chicago soul girl group tradition lives again – in this trio of lovelies who are the latest project from legendary producer Clarence Johnson! Clarence was the production talent behind some of the best underground 70s harmony groups from Chicago – like The Lovelites and Brighter ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Terry CallierTotal Recall ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2003. Used ... $4.99
The genius of Terry Callier – remixed! One of the greatest things to happen to Chicago soul legend Callier in recent years was his discovery by a host of cutting edge producers and DJs on the European scene – important talents who took his work to a whole new audience, by fusing Terry's ... (Soul, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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Chantae CannJourney To Golden ... CD
Atlanta/Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Chante Cann really blew us away with her debut – and she seems to sound even better here – working with a new level of complexity in her music, while still coming across with all the soulful richness of the previous set! Acoustic piano features strongly in the sound – balancing ... read more CD

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Louis CatoStarting Now ... CD
RSVP, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 13.00
Nice work from Louis Cato – a singer with a style that warmly crackles along with his grooves – partly in a soul-based mode, but with more of the depth of the singer/songwriter world – as Louis is clearly an artist who doesn't care which genre he appeals to the most! That's not ... read more CD

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Ty CauseyN-Tysing – Rekindled ... CD
I Spy Soul, 2006. Used ... $9.99
A mix of smooth jazz and Neo Soul from Ty Causey – a keyboardist and singer with a warm and mellow style! Ty's got a style that runs back to Marvin Gaye of the mid 70s, through the quiet storm sound of the 80s, and into the mellow jazz mode of certain 90s artists – all presented here ... read more CD

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Reginald ChapmanPrototype ... CD
Fresh Selects, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Reginald Chapman plays a bass trombone here – but at a level that's a lot groovier than just about anyone else we've ever heard on the instrument! Chapman takes the unlikely horn into some wonderfully soulful territory – almost using its depth to create a leaner take on bigger brassier ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Neneh CherryBroken Politics ... CD
Smalltown Supersound (Sweden), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
One of the greatest things about Neneh Cherry in recent years is the way she's developed a strong sense of creative collaboration – which she definitely continues here, on a record done with great help from Keiran Hebden! Hebden produced, mixed, and co-wrote much of the set – and most ... (Soul, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Broken Politics ... LP 19.99

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Cody ChestnuttLanding On A Hundred ... CD
Vibration Vineyard, 2012. Used ... $4.99
Ten years since his underground Headphone Masterpiece and Cody Chesnutt is finally back with a proper follow up – one that has a more fully-fleshed out production – and it's pretty damn great! There's some striking differences in approach, but thankfully, the idiosyncratic creative ... read more CD

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Children Of ZeusTravel Light (with bonus Story So Far CD) ... CD
First Word (UK), 2018. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Beautifully bottom-heavy sounds from Children of Zeus – a British duo who effortlessly blend together elements from hip hop and contemporary soul – very much in the spirit of the London sounds that first pricked up our ears at the start of the 90s, even if the approach here is much more ... read more CD
(Includes the bonus CD!)
Also available Travel Light ... LP 24.99

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Mike CityFeel Good Agenda Vol 1 ... CD
BBE (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
They definitely got the title right on this one – as the music is so upbeat and positive, it's certainly got a feel good agenda! Mike City does a wonderful job of mixing clubby rhythms with deeper soul currents – getting help from an amazing array of guests talents along the way – ... read more CD

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Steven A ClarkWhere Neon Goes To Die ... CD
Secretly Canadian, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Really compelling music from Steven A Clark – a singer who's definitely in a contemporary soul vein, but who also seems to be using all these references from the 80s – but in an unusual way! Unlike other singers who go straight for an 80s bass or boogie mode, Steven instead almost ... read more CD
Also available Where Neon Goes To Die (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 14.99

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Benjamin ClementineAt Least For Now ... CD
Virgin, 2015. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
The fantastic first album from Benjamin Clementine – one of the most unique talents we've heard in years – and a singer with a sound that's as wonderful as it is hard to describe! At some level, there's a bit of jazz in Clementine's music – at least in the way he can croon along ... read more CD

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Benjamin ClementineI Tell A Fly ... CD
Virgin, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
One of the most unique artists we've heard in years – and one who will no doubt be setting the world on fire for years to come! Benjamin Clementine's a singer, but also a poet – inspired by jazz and classical music, yet working here in neither – and instead, finding a path that's ... read more CD

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D InfluenceD-Influence Presents D-Vas (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Pony Canyon (Japan), 2002. Used ... $9.99
A motherlode of modern female soul – produced by the D-Influence team, and featuring a wealth of singers from the club and NuSoul underground! The production is excellent – smooth, soulful, with enough of a kick to get a good number of tracks onto the dancefloor – and overall, ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Terence Trent D'Arby (Sananda Maitreya)Wildcard! (Joker's edition) ... CD
Compendia/Sanada, 2004. Used ... $5.99
A really surprising little set from Terence Trent D'Arby – aka Sananda Maitreya – light years ahead of his mainstream pop work from the 80s! The album's got a wicked indie feel to it – rougher than you'd expect from Terence, with an earthy, homegrown groove that filled with lots ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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D'Nell1st Magic ... CD
BBE (UK), 2005. Used ... $9.99
A crackling bit of British soul from D'Nell – the duo of keyboardist Dan Jones and singer Ellie Hajee – stepping forth here with a bold new groove that's one of the best we've heard from the UK in years! There's a simple, uncluttered feel to the set – one that avoids some of the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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D'AngeloBrown Sugar ... CD
Capitol, 1995. Used ... $2.99
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 ... read more CD

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Anthony David3 Chords & The Truth ... CD
Brash, 2004. Used ... $6.99
A nicely stripped-down debut from Atlanta native Anthony David – a songwriter and vocalist who recalls Bill Withers and Terry Callier with his deeply soulful, and often quite folksy groove – albeit with modern production values! The best bits on the album are the acoustic-based touches ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Anthony DavidAcey Duecy ... CD
Universal, 2008. Used ... $1.99
Anthony David keeps on getting better and better – to a point where a record like this really makes us say "damn, why isn't this guy one of the world's biggest soul stars?" The music is completely seductive – mellow beats, acoustic guitar, and David's raspy real soul vocals ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Anthony DavidHello Like Before – The Songs Of Bill Withers ... CD
Shanachie, 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
A really great combination of talents – the songs of Bill Withers and the vocals of Anthony David – a singer whose acoustic undercurrents make him a perfect partner for Bill's music! If anything, the presentation here might be even more spare and stripped-down than Withers' originals ... read more CD

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James DaySong Soul Spirit (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
James Day Songs, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
James Day has always been one heck of a collaborative fellow – but this time around, he seems to be even more so than ever – as the album's overflowing with an insane amount of guests artists – a huge lineup that includes Gordon Chambers, Tony Terry, Audrey Wheeler, Glenn Jones, ... read more CD
(CD includes 2 bonus tracks not on the digital version!)

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Chico DebargeLong Time No See ... CD
Kedar, 1997. Used ... $1.99
(Soul, Neo Soul) CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole, case has a clear promo sticker.)

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Raheem DeVaughnDecade Of A Love King ... CD
BMG, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
We're not sure we're ready to call Raheem DeVaughn the love king – he'd have to face down Barry White and Marvin Gaye for that title – and he's actually given us more than a decade of music (we've been following him since his early self-released days) – but these are all hardly ... read more CD

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Conya DossClear ... CD
Conyadosssongs, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
The music of Conya Doss has been making our world a whole lot better for many years now – and even after nearly two decades, the lady hasn't lost her touch at all! In fact, Doss emerges here with a new sense of maturity that only seems to deepen her songwriting – which was already ... read more CD

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Sonny Emory's CachetLove Is The Greatest ... CD
GRP (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
Sonny Emory's a drummer, but he's got some great help here in his funky Cachet combo – singers on just about every track, who really help to flesh out the soulful sound of the set! The core grooves come from Sonny working the drum kit, and adding in keyboards and other instruments too – ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Esso! Afrojam FunkbeatEsso! Afrojam Funkbeat ... CD
Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat, 2015. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
Sweet work from a great Chicago combo – one who go way past the usual grooves you might expect from an ensemble of this nature! Sure, these guys have "Afro" in their name, but they don't just play Fela-styled sounds – and instead step into a warm, wide range of sounds – ... (Global Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ Peven EverettSpeed Of Light ... CD
Studio Confessions, 2002. Used ... $3.99
Excellent work from Peven Everett – another one of his home-made underground soul CDs, issued by Peven himself as a big "F#$% You" to the major labels that have screwed around with him in the past! The CD is a brilliant mix of soul, jazz, house, and touches of Afro-centric rhythms ... read more CD
(Note that each of these is handmade by Peven – so that the items will have a self-produced, homemade look to them that differs from CD to CD – although the music is great, and that production makes these one of a kind items!)

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Fertile GroundBlack Is. . . ... CD
Blackout, 2004. Used ... $9.99
Essential wisdom, knowledge, and grooves from one of the greatest groups going! Fertile Ground may hail from Baltimore, but they've got a global impact – and are one of the few combos we can think of with a power to rival the most righteous groups of the 70s. Fertile Ground's power lies not ... read more CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some edgewear.)

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Fiidla & the Chocolat WireworksState Of Things ... CD
Fiidla, 2004. Used ... $1.99
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(Digipack case has some edgewear.)

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Girl Named NinoMoonlight Daughter ... CD
Moonlight Daughter, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99 15.00
Captivating, genre-defying indie soul from Girl Named Nino – a girl originally from Tbilisi, Georgia who has long called the Chicago area home, has a sound as far reaching as her travels, but it still feels intimate and personal! Her voice is front-and-center throughout Moonlight Daughter, in ... read more CD

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Curtis HardingFace Your Fear ... CD
Anti, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 13.98
The cover looks a lot like a vintage soul album from the 70s – and the whole thing sounds a lot like one too – as the vocals of Curtis Harding are maybe even more wonderful here than on his debut album, and set up with these majestic grooves that are completely outta sight! The record ... read more CD
Also available Face Your Fear ... LP 17.99

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Jeremiah Lloyd HarmonJeremiah Lloyd Harmon ... CD
Harding Street Assembly Lab, 2017. Used ... $1.99

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Mayer HawthorneHow Do You Do ... CD
Universal Republic, 2011. Used ... $5.99
Mayer Hawthorne moves to the majors on How Do You Do – bringing that fun, neo classic bedroom soul sound he did so well on Stones Throw with him – pretty much picking up right where Strange Arrangement left off! The Mayer Hawthorne story was a strange one from the start – white ... read more CD
(Small drill hole through case.)

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Mayer HawthorneStrange Arrangement ... CD
Stones Throw, 2009. Used ... $3.99
The full length debut of Mayer Hawthorne for Stones Throw – with both classic Motown and 60s & 70s Detroit indie soul influences, done the right way, and all of it wonderful and true to his heroes – after some promising early singles, we can now say emphatically that Mayer Hawthorne ... read more CD

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Heather HeadleyIn My Mind ... CD
RCA, 2006. Used ... $1.99
An great second set from Heather Headley – well on her way to becoming one of the best mainstream soul divas in years! It's been a few years since we last heard from Heather, but in that time she's sharpened her talents greatly – really deepening her sound and going for a more mature ... read more CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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HUWMusic From The Multiverse ... CD
Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $4.99 13.99
The cover's got a couple of monkeys playing the music – but the sound here actually comes from bothers Mike and Aaron Dolton – the first of whom plays the drums, the latter who seems to handle just about everything else! Their music is a blend of jazz and soul – sometimes with ... read more CD
Also available Music From The Multiverse ... LP 9.99

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InternetHive Mind ... CD
Columbia, 2018. Used ... $9.99
Stunning soul from The Internet – a group who just seem to get better and better with each new record – to the point where we fell in love with this set after hearing just the first few notes! The sound is wonderful – warm, but funky – bottom-heavy, but soaring to the skies ... read more CD
(Small drill hole through spine.)

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Boney JamesBoney's Funky Christmas ... CD
Warner, 1996. Used ... $3.99

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Jose JamesLean On Me ... CD
Blue Note, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Maybe not the first album to ever pay tribute to the music of the great Bill Withers – but certainly one of the best we've ever heard, thanks to the mighty vocals of Jose James! Over a relatively short career, James has proven to be a singer who can handle himself in just about any setting ... read more CD
Also available Lean On Me ... LP 18.99

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Jose JamesNo Beginning No End ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
A great new chapter in the career of Jose James – and a record that really seems to take his already-amazing vocals to a whole new level! In a relatively short career, Jose's already been turning a lot of heads with his work on other projects, his jazz-based recordings, and his debut for ... read more CD

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JhelisaGalactica Rush ... CD
Dorado (UK), 1993. Used ... $6.99
A classic album of jazzy diva soul, and one that put the Dorado label on the map. In spite of the record's age, we still get loads of requests for this one – and for good reason! The production's got that fresh, early '90's UK vibe, with a good mix of classic influences, and freshly crafted ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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JhelisaLanguage Electric ... CD
Dorado (UK), 1997. Used ... $1.99
The second LP from this enigmatic UK soul diva. The album, like her first, has a tightly produced sample-driven funk groove, with lots of warm keyboard touches that work well with Jhelisa's shimmering vocals. There's definitely a bit more spaciness to the production style here, but it works ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Angela JohnsonIt's Personal ... CD
Purpose, 2010. Used ... $9.99
Damn great work from Angela Johnson – just the sort of record to remind us why we've followed her music so eagerly for the past decade or so! Angela's still got a sense of vitality that few other singers can match – a positive, purposeful groove that's as fresh today as when we first ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Allysha JoyAcadie – Raw ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99
Explosively soulful talents from Allysha Joy – a singer who seems to have a lot of her name in her style – this joyous vibe that really matches her fantastic flow – coming across with a sense of spirit that really grabs us from the very first note! Joy hails from the London scene ... read more CD
Also available Acadie – Raw ... LP 19.99

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Elisabeth KontomanouWaitin for Spring ... CD
Nocturne (France), 2005. Used ... $0.99
(Vocalists, Neo Soul) CD
(Out of print.)

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Kenny LattimoreWeekend ... CD
Arista, 2001. Used ... $2.99
A bit of a guilty pleasure – but a pretty darn great batch of smooth soul tracks, percolated through with popping beats on most tracks, but also awash in warm keyboards that fit perfectly with Kenny's stretched out vocal approach. Think of D'Angelo with a bit of a mainstream R&B twist, ... (Soul, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Jarrod LawsonJarrod Lawson ... CD
Jarrod Lawson, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
A stunning debut from Jarrod Lawson – a singer we fell in love with right away – and who we'd rank right up there with some our favorite mellow soul artists of the 70s! Yes, the cover's got a look that's more indie rock – but Jarrod's got this righteous vibe and sense of flow ... read more CD

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LedisiLost & Found ... CD
Verve, 2007. Used ... $3.99
The long-awaited return of Ledisi – an artist we've dug for years, finally getting her shot on a major label! Ledisi's lost nothing in her transition to the big time – and the album's as deeply personal and soulful as her previous indie efforts – a tremendous little record that ... read more CD

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✨✧ LedisiSoul Singer – The Revival ... CD
LeSun, 2003. Used ... $6.99
An excellent bit of modern soul – very much in the vein of Jill Scott, Laurnea, N'Dambi, or some of the other current underground divas from the US indie soul scene! Ledisi's got a heck of a voice – very rich and mellow, in a style that reminds us a bit of classic work by jazzy soul ... read more CD
(Out of print. Spine has a cutout mark.)

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LedisiTurn Me Loose ... CD
Verve, 2009. Used ... $3.99
Damn great work from Ledisi – an artist who hasn't missed a beat since moving to the majors a few years back – sounding almost funkier than ever before, thanks to some impeccable production and razor-sharp instrumentation! Ledisi's vocals are beyond challenge – old school deep ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Amos LeeAs The Crow Flies ... CD
Blue Note, 2012. Used ... $2.99
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Lee2 + 2 = 5 ... CD
Lee, 2017. Used ... $3.99
Lee may not know his math, but he sure knows how to give us some great music – both back when he was working as the Square Egg, and now when he's out under his own name too! The man's a one man force in underground soul – a very creative songwriter and sharp-edged producer who's always ... read more CD

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Matt BiancoEchoes ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2002. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Matt BiancoWorld Go Round ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1998. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Matt Bianco featuring BasiaMatt's Mood (UK pressing) ... CD
EmArcy/Universal (UK), 2004. Used ... $6.99
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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 ... (Holiday Music, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Frank McCombTruth Vol 1 ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2003. Used ... $6.99
An instant soul classic from singer Frank McComb – awash in warm touches that take us back to the classic 70s work of Donnie Hathaway and Stevie Wonder – but done with a sound that clearly Frank's own! The instrumentation is enough to make us love the record – with lots of Fender ... read more CD

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Zara McFarlaneArise ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Zara McFarlane is looking a lot more righteous on the cover of this one – and the sound is a lot more righteous too, as you might guess from the title! Zara's vocals have always been a tremendous instrument of power, but this time around she's directing them towards a great sense of social ... read more CD
Also available Arise ... LP 18.99

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Cecile McLorin SalvantWindow ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Beautifully intimate sounds from the great Cecile McLorin Salvant – a set that has the singer working with only piano or organ for accompaniment, but at a level that has her voice still flowing with marvelous ease! We've loved Cecile right from the start – but here, she maybe blows us ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Window ... LP 30.99

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Monday MichiruAlter Ego – Nexus Remixed ... CD
Artist Share, 2010. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99
Really great remixes from Monday Michiru's Nexus album – tracks that make some really great magic with the originals! Monday's selected a great array of talents for this project, and the music really takes off from the sound of Nexus – often into territory that's even more cosmic and ... read more CD

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Monday MichiruDelicious Poison ... CD
Kitty (Japan), 1996. Used ... $18.99
An album that has Monday Michiru returning to her jazz funk "roots", and singing with a band that plays live throughout, with no overdubs or samples. The band is a tight collective of young Japanese players, and they get a good hard sound that's reminiscent of the playing on the early ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Monday MichiruGroovement ... CD
Kitty (Japan), 1994. Used ... $13.99
Another one of Monday Michiru's excellent collaborative efforts with some of the best modern talents in the acid jazz/abstract vibes realm. The album includes some killer tracks in which Monday's smooth soulful voice is mixed with backgrounds by the likes of DJ Krush, Ray Hayden (Opaz), Anton Fier ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Monday MichiruJazz Brat (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Kitty (Japan), 1995. Used ... $9.99
The breakthrough LP that brought Monday Michiru out of Japan, and exposed her work to a new worldwide audience! The record (like so many of her others) features performances by a great array of cool guests, including Cleveland Watkiss, DJ Krush, and Simon Richmond of Palm Skin Productions. The ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Monday MichiruMoods ... CD
MCJP (Japan), 2003. Used ... $14.99
A wonderful little album from Monday Michiru – her 10th solo album to date, and her best so far! The album builds on the maturing sound that Monday's been crafting over her past few records – a really cohesive sound that takes bits of classic 70s jazz, Latin rhythms, acoustic soul, and ... read more CD
(Includes original slipcase which has some light edgewear.)

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Monday MichiruNaked With You EP ... CD
NEC (Japan), 1993. Used ... $7.99
This 5 track CD features early work by one of Japan's greatest current soul singers, recorded early in her career, back when she was working with DJ Krush! Krush handled the rhythm tracks and arrangements for the material on the ep, which is released here as part of Universal's "Reproduction ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Monday MichiruRoutes ... CD
Artist Share, 2006. New Copy ... $7.99
Another top-shelf session from Monday Michiru – one of the few current artists who's been able to hold our attention for so many years, thanks to an ever-deepening quality in her work! Back at the end of the 90s, we were first amazed when Monday moved simpler dance-based work into more ... read more CD

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Monday MichiruTomorrow's Sunrise (Murphy Meets Titomaxx, Sakura Hills Disco 3000 rmx, album)/Higher (Spiritual Life voc, Higher dub) ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1999. Used ... $11.99
A wonderful Latin groover from Monday's Optimista album, remixed nicely here with some heavy conga beats, rolling piano riffs, and great production on the vocals! The cut's super catchy, and the instrumental remix is just as good as the vocal, as it's got some tight Latin playing that sound super. ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Monday MichiruYou Make Me (single version)/Do Me Right/Saturday Night (Theme from Soundtrack Hood) ... CD
Polygram (Japan), 1998. Used ... $9.99
Monday Michiru at her soulful best – working in a smooth modern setting, stepping out with a very seductive feel! "You Make Me" is an extremely catchy number – done with Shinichi Osawa in a warm Sakura Hills Disco mode – lots of beats at the bottom, and a snappingly ... read more CD
(Out of print, promotional sticker over barcode.)

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Midnight Hour (Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammaAdrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad Present The Midnight Hour ... CD
Linear Labs, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad really sound fantastic here – stepping off their great work on the soundtrack for Luke Cage, and taking their music in an even stronger direction with help from an array of guest singers and musicians! Things are as rich and funky as you might expect ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Janelle MonaeDirty Computer ... CD
Bad Boy, 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Janelle Monae knocks it out of the park here – sounding every bit as great as before, but also hitting this righteous mode that really takes the singer to incredible new territory! If you loved Janelle's previous records, don't worry – she's still as catchy and playful as ever – ... read more CD
Also available Dirty Computer (45 rpm 2LP pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Ed MottaCriterion Of The Senses ... CD
Membran (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A mindblowing record from the great Ed Motta – a set that continues all the warmer, English language elements of his recent albums – but one that also seems to have Ed hitting a new sort of sophistication too! The sound is incredible – almost out-AORing all the global AOR ... read more CD

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Mr ConfuseOnly A Man ... CD
Confunktion (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
Mr Confuse has always been one of the best blue-eyed soul singers on the overseas funk scene – able to hit the right sort of modes for the music, yet never push things so much that he's trying to sound fake – a careful blend that might make others want to take note! Backings are tight ... read more CD
Also available Only A Man ... LP 22.99

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Georgia Anne MuldrowOverload ... CD
Brainfeeder, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
No overload here from Georgia Anne Muldrow – as the singer feels fresher and more vibrant than ever – maybe in part to the Brainfeeder setting of the album! More than a decade back, it seemed like Muldrow was giving us greatness at nearly every turn through the record racks – ... read more CD
Also available Overload (180 gram pressing) ... LP 21.99

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Sharon MusgraveSha's Archive ... CD
Zosar (Canada), 2018. New Copy ... $7.99
Sharon Musgrave waited a number of years between records, but that time really seems to be well-spent – as the singer comes across here with a mature, focused sound that's even deeper than the last time around! The groove is mostly mellow – never too forced, and with just the right ... read more CD

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✨✧ MusiqSoulstar ... CD
Def Jam, 2003. Used ... $0.99
Tripped-out headphone soul from the mighty Musiq – sounding better than ever on this album, and well earning the title of Soulstar! Musiq's really got his groove in place here – a warm, mellow, bubbling approach that recalls the style of D'Angelo, but which has more "umph" in ... read more CD

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Musiq SoulchildFeel The Real ... CD
E One, 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 17.98
Musiq Soulchild has been making music for many years – the man virtually invented the beats n keys format back at the start of the century – and he's still got the sharp crackle and classic depth that won us over to his sound back in the day! This double-length set is completely ... read more CD

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✨✧ Meshell NdegeocelloVentriloquism ... CD
Naive (France), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A fantastic project from the legendary Meshell Ndegeocello – one that has her taking on the tunes of others, hence the title of the album – but completely transforming them with her own unique approach to bass and vocals! Most of the numbers won't be recognized at the start, as the ... read more CD
Also available Ventriloquism (180 gram vinyl – with download) ... LP 29.99

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Noya RaoIcaros ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
Warm waves of soul from Noya Rao – a jazzy quartet who make their lead female vocals blend perfectly with their keyboards! The approach is simple and unadorned – really beautiful keys from Tom Henry, who seems to be playing Fender Rhodes on many tracks – and these lyrics from ... read more CD

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OmarBest By Far ... CD
Oyster (UK), 2000. Used ... $6.99
Pretty cocky of Omar to call this one his "best by far" – but given the quality of the music, it really deserves the title! All of the great stuff from earlier albums is firmly in place – great vocals, excellent songs with strong hooks, and a classic sense of soul that's ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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PhilthyParty Crashers ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A funky set from Philthy – a group who take their name from trumpeter/leader Philip Lassiter – an artist you might know from a previous date under his own name, but working here very much as part of the ensemble! The group have a horn-heavy sound that's somewhat in the legacy of Tower ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Ben PiraniHow Do I Talk To My Brother? ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
A great little soul set by a singer we're betting will have a long run in the funky underground – a relative newcomer, but one who comes across with a power that really belies his time in the studio! Ben Piriani's music has this righteous, full-on groove that reminds us a lot of that moment ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available How Do I Talk To My Brother? ... Cassette 6.99

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Pollyseeds (Terrace Martin)Sounds Of Crenshaw Vol 1 ... CD
Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 15.99
A fantastic project from keyboardist Terrace Martin – very much in the same spirit as his excellent Velvet Portraits record, but even more collaborative overall – and, given the title, a wonderful expression of the new wave of soul that's been brewing up on the west coast! Martin's ... read more CD

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Gregory PorterNat King Cole & Me (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 23.98
The great Gregory Porter in a very different setting than usual – working here with larger backings from an entire orchestra, as part of the album's tribute to Nat King Cole during his glory days at Capitol Records! The style here isn't the King Cole Trio vibe of the mid 40s, but instead ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Ryan PorterSpangle Lang Lane ... CD
World Galaxy/Alpha Pup, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
There's a trippy-looking Muppet on the cover, and that gives you part of a feeling of the album – but just a sliver, because the overall sound here is a lot more complex! The album's a masterpiece from west coast arranger Ryan Porter – a mix of deeper jazz with bits of soul and hip hop ... read more CD
 
 



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