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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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Aaron AbernathyEpilogue ... CD
Aaron Abernathy, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The deepest, most personal album to date from Aaron Abernathy – and that's saying a lot, given how much we loved his previous two records! As you might guess from the title, the set's a capper to his debut trilogy – but it also seems to begin more chapters than it ends – really ... read more CD

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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 BlaccGood Things ... CD
Stones Throw, 2010. Used ... $4.99
Cinematic soul rooted in the rawer organ, drums and horns vibes that resonated deeply in records from north to south in the 70s – done with a lean, tight and head nodding groove no doubt informed by Aloe Blacc's own roots in hip hop – on his best album yet and one of best raw soul ... read more CD
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✨✧ Amp FiddlerWaltz Of A Ghetto Fly (UK pressing) ... CD
Pias/Genuine (UK), 2004. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An incredible full length set from Amp Fiddler – and the kind of record that's well worth all the hype it's been getting! Think of this one as Stevie Wonder for the 21st Century – keyboards and vocals taking off in a rocketship for the future, yet packed to the brim with all the best ... read more CD

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Anderson PaakOxnard (with bonus tracks) ... 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 ... $1.99
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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India ArieVoyage To India (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown, 2002. Used ... $2.99
A great second album from India Arie – sweet, smooth, soulful, and one we like even better than the first! The style is wonderful – a mix of warm vocals, spare production, and acoustic guitar – which gives the set a folksy quality that really offsets the smooth backings nicely. ... read more CD

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India ArieWorthy ... CD
BMG, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A record that's overflowing with love and message – often both tied together at once – as India Arie hits territory that's maybe even more directly political than before – pushing her personal spirit to answer some of the challenges of the moment, sometimes with individual effort, ... read more CD

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Joe Armon-JonesStarting Today ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Joe Armon Jones sings and plays lots of cool Wurlitzer electric piano on this gem of an album – but the whole thing is maybe even more of a tribute to the warmly collaborative spirit of the contemporary London scene, as it is to the talents of the man himself! There's a nicely fluid sense of ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Starting Today ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Lucas ArrudaOnda Nova ... CD
Favorite (France), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
Completely Sublime work from Lucas Arruda – an artist we love more and more with each new record – and one that we can't believe isn't a huge global success by this point! Lucas has a way of mixing together older Brazilian modes – a bit of funk, a bit of jazz, and plenty of soul ... (Brazil, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Onda Nova ... LP 26.99

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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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Teodross AveryDiva's Choice ... CD
BTG, 2009. Used ... $3.99
Sweet sweet work from Teodross Avery – a musician who's way more than the smooth jazz player you might expect! Teodross steps out here as a mini-maestro in soul – writing and producing the whole album with a well-rounded, soul-based approach that has Teo in the lead on saxes – ... read more CD
(CDr pressing.)

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Teodross AveryNew Day, New Groove ... CD
Teodross Avery, 2001. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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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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Erykah BaduMama's Gun ... CD
Universal, 2000. Used ... $2.99
A millennial classic from Erykah Badu – a set that came along right as the current century was starting up, to show a soulful path that would keep things strong for many years to come! The album grabbed a bigger audience than Erykah's first, but still kept things strong – really ... read more CD
(Motown pressing – note that the track list varies from what is printed on the back or in the booklet, and does not include "Props To A Lonely People" – correct sequence is printed on the CD. Punch through barcode.)
Also available Mama's Gun ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh) ... CD
Motown, 2010. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The second chapter of Erykah Badu's New Amerykah – recorded for the most part, quite incredibly, during the same period and with the same collaborators as the mind-altering, murky and righteous hip hop funk experimentalism that was Part One – some months that must be among the most ... 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
Also available Dedication ... LP 19.99

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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

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Bilal1st Born Second ... CD
Interscope, 2001. Used ... $1.99
Debut full length from the singer we've heard on everybody else's cuts. The tracks bump along nicely, with a slightly harder vibe than most other Nusoul and certainly any radio-friendly R&B these days on a number of tracks, especially those produced by Dre, though the Soulquarians and Rafael ... read more CD
(Advance promo copy with single sided front tray card pictured here but without full booklet, includes all 17 tracks.)

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Blood OrangeNegro Swan ... CD
Domino, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 Mandala ProjectNotes From The Outer Soul ... CD
Pietro Vincenti (Italy), 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
Beautiful work from Blue Mandala Project – an Italian group led by pianist Pietro Vincenti, an artist we really loved for his older Brazilian-styled sounds in the group Quintetto X! The vibe here has some of the sound of the older group, but there's also maybe more funk and soul elements at ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Jeff BradshawBone Deep ... CD
Hidden Beach/Sony, 2003. Used ... $4.99
Sweet jazzy funk from trombonist Jeff Bradshaw – but way more than a jazz album, as Jeff's working here with help from a huge variety of artists that include Jill Scott, Darius Rucker, Floetry, Glenn Lewis, Bilal, N'Dambi, and Carol Riddick! This all-star assortment makes the album a ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
(Small drill hole through case and barcode.)

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Brand New HeaviesExcursions – Remixes & Rare Grooves ... CD
Delicious Vinyl/Capitol, 1995. Used ... $1.99
A key addition to any collection of The Brand New Heavies! The set features remixes of some of the group's best tracks, plus a few older and rarer cuts, and some other favorites. Titles include "Mind Trips (BNH rmx)", "Bang", "Brother Sister (Angel rmx)", "Keep ... read more CD
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Harriet BrownMall Of Fortune ... CD
Innovative Leisure, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A really great second set from Harriet Brown – one of those "recorded at home" soul records that may well set the tone for a generation to come! Brown's got this always-skittish, almost-nervous approach to his music – one that often echoes the lyrics of the tunes, and their ... read more CD
Also available Mall Of Fortune ... LP 19.99

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C-NarioTurn Around ... CD
Chi City, 2001. Used ... $6.99
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 ... $2.99
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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Terri Lyne CarringtonMoney Jungle – Provocative In Blue ... CD
Concord, 2013. Used ... $9.99
(Jazz, Neo Soul) 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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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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Children Of ZeusTravel Light (with bonus Story So Far CD) ... CD
First Word (UK), 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
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!)

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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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Cooly's Hot BoxTake It (Japanese pressing with bonus track) ... CD
Purpose/Wood (Japan), 2001. Used ... $8.99
The great first full album from Cooly's Hot Box – issued hot on the heels of a number of great singles and compilation tracks, and the start of a great run that's continued to flower strongly over the years! The album's a real blend of styles – and shifts from jazzy funked-up tracks ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Terence Trent D'ArbyVibrator ... CD
Work, 1995. Used ... $2.99
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(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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Victor DaviesVictor Davies ... CD
JCR/Compost (Germany), 2001. Used ... $4.99
Prepare to meet your new favorite soul singer! Victor Davies is an incredible talent – with a warm soulful voice that has slight folksy touches, in a manner that reminds us a lot of classic work by singers like Terry Callier or Jon Lucien. This debut album is incredible – an instant ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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D-EraniaLanguage Of The Heart ... CD
EverLove, 2016. Used ... $4.99
A sultry saxophonist from the Chicago scene – an artist who's especially great on soprano sax, which she uses in a sweet style that takes us back to Grover Washington in the 70s! Yet there's also a contemporary vibe to the record, too – not a smooth jazz polish, but instead a reworking ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD

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Des'reeSupernatural ... CD
Sony (UK), 1998. Used ... $2.99
(New Grooves, Neo Soul) CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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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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Julie DexterPeace Of Mind ... CD
Blackbyrd, 2000. Used ... $2.99
Ahhh . . . What a treat! Peace Of Mind is the debut ep of Julie Dexter – a wonderful soul singer who we guarantee will be huge! Julie's got a sweet jazzy style that mixes together classic elements of 70s soul with tight modern instrumentation on electric piano and bass – in a warm ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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DipDip Delivers ... CD
The Dip, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
Blue-eyed soul from The Dip – a Seattle combo who clearly draw a lot of influence from back in the day! Unlike some combos, who are maybe funk first, soul second – these guys seem to work through a variety of vocal soul modes as their main objective – including a few mellow ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul) read more CD

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DonnieColored Section ... CD
Giant Step/Motown, 2002. Used ... $4.99
"Destined To Be A Modern Soul Classic" says the sticker on the front – and for once, they finally got it right! The album's the first-ever full length from Donnie – a brilliant young soul singer who's been bubbling out of the Atlanta scene over the past few years, and who has ... read more CD
(Out of print. Small drill hole through spine.)

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DonnieExcerpts From The Colored Section EP ... CD
Giant Step, 2001. Used ... $2.99
Great work from Donnie – a hell of a soul singer, and a talent that will be huge! Donnie's got a warm vocal style that reminds us a lot of his namesake Donny Hathaway – and the work on this ep has a similar 70s approach to mellow soul, warm, round, deep, and with slight touches of ... read more CD

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Lizz FieldsBy Day By Night (original pressing) ... CD
Lizz Fields, 2003. Used ... $3.99
An instant classic – the debut album by Lizz Fields, one of the freshest talents we've heard from the Philly scene in years! Lizz has a style that starts with the hip laidback soul of Jill Scott – lots of low beats and keyboards underneath street smart vocals with a bit of an edge ... read more CD
(Out of print. Original CDr pressing.)

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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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Keyon HarroldMugician ... CD
Sony, 2017. Used ... $7.99
Trumpeter Keyon Harrold starts out this album with an inspirational message from his mother taken from his voicemail – then draws from that message to create one of his most amazing albums to date! Harrold's already been part of a strong underground scene for years – but here, he's ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
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Mayer HawthorneHow Do You Do ... CD
Universal Republic, 2011. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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
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Clara HillRestless Times ... CD
Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 2004. Used ... $12.99
The long-awaited debut of Clara Hill – one of the best soul singers to emerge from the European scene in recent years! This album's as pure a document of 21st Century Soul as we've heard yet this millenium – a brilliant blend of voice, beats, and keys – all filtered through a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Derrick HodgeSecond ... CD
Blue Note, 2016. Used ... $6.99
Derrick Hodge blows our mind yet again – and reminds us with this set that he's way more than just a bassist who's known for his earlier work with Robert Glasper! Instead, Hodge takes on a whole host of different instruments – and often provides most of the music on most of the tracks, ... (Jazz, Neo Soul) read more CD
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IncognitoAnother Page Of Incognito ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99
A sweet little set that definitely offers up another page of Incognito – as the Japanese-only collection mixes a few older tracks with more recent numbers we haven't seen on other albums! Bluey and the group are as fantastic as ever – and in a way, these later mature tracks almost have ... read more CD

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✨✧ IncognitoEleven ... CD
Dome/Narada, 2005. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... read more CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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

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✨✧ Incognito Guitars – Bluey &Tony RemiFirst Protocol (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Dome/Pony Canyon (Japan), 2008. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A sweet Incognito side project – a mostly-instrumental outing that places heavy focus on the guitars of Bluey and Tony Remy, and also features some great keyboards from Ski Oakenfull and Amp Fiddler too! Given the lack of vocals, the tunes often have styles and structures that are a bit ... read more CD

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Brian JacksonGotta Play ... CD
Roberts Music Group, 2000. Used ... $8.99
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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

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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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Leela JamesChange Is Gonna Come ... CD
Warner, 2005. Used ... $2.99
Powerhouse nusoul chanteuse Leela James recruits an all star slate of guests behind the boards for her Warner Bros debut – but it's the specter of soul greats such as Chaka Kahn, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Betty Davis, and Ike-era Tina Turner that really inform the sound! Leela has the ... read more CD

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Angela JohnsonNaturally Me ... CD
Nia, 2014. Used ... $6.99
Every new album from Angela Johnson turns out to be a treasure – but this set may well be one of the best she's done in years – and a really strong step forward for the singer! The music has this full, rich style that almost feels like classic soul at times – not a retro 60s vibe ... read more CD
(Out of print US pressing.)

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Stimulator JonesExotic Worlds & Masterful Treasures ... CD
Stones Throw, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
Bass-heavy funk with a definite 80s influence – but served up here with a contemporary crispness that's the best calling card of Stimulator Jones! In a world where so many others find it easy to completely cop the sounds of the post-disco years, these guys take all the best elements and ... read more CD
Also available Exotic Worlds & Masterful Treasures ... LP 18.99

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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

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Alicia KeysAs I Am ... CD
J Records, 2007. Used ... $1.99
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Kindred The Family SoulCouple Friends ... CD
Shanachie, 2014. Used ... $8.99
Always-great work from Kindred The Family Soul – the unassuming duo who've really kept things strong over the years – and who always win us over with records like this! The pair sing together wonderfully – with a vibe that's rooted in spiritual modes, but turned towards very ... read more CD
(Marker over barcode, cover has a hype sticker.)

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Toshi KubotaSunshine Moonlight ... CD
Columbia, 1995. Used ... $1.99
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Jessy KyleLove Again ... CD
Jessy Kyle, 2010. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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Kenny LattimoreWeekend ... CD
Arista, 2001. Used ... $0.99
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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LedisiSoul Singer – The Revival ... CD
LeSun, 2003. Used ... $4.99
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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Amos LeeAs The Crow Flies ... CD
Blue Note, 2012. Used ... $0.99
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John Legend & The RootsWake Up ... CD
GOOD/Columbia, 2010. Used ... $1.99
John Legend shakes loose of the contemporary pop soul style of his previous couple of records with a comparatively raw and direct soul vibe – revisiting some of best socially aware, emotionally resonant and still relevant songs of the 60s & 70s! The best tracks on the set are the ones ... read more CD

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Glenn LewisWorld Outside My Window ... CD
Epic, 2002. Used ... $3.99
A sweetly soulful debut from Glenn Lewis – a modern singer with a classic approach to vocals, dipped heavily in the tradition of Stevie Wonder, especially on his early 70s masterpieces, produced here with a bit of the current vocal processing approach used in the NuSoul era. Andre Harris co-w ... read more CD
(Small drill hole thorugh spine.)

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Terrace MartinVelvet Portraits ... CD
Ropeadope, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A jaw-dropper from Terrace Martin – the kind of record that sneaks on the market under everyone's ears, but will no doubt be one of those sets we'll all go back to again and again over the years! Martin's got a beautifully fresh take on funky jazz – steeped somewhat in the classic ... read more CD

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✨✧ Nigel MartinezSo Good ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1998. Used ... $3.99
R&B studio guru Nigel Martinez put together this excellent set of modern soul tracks with a great approach that mixes tight professionalism with the kind of indie soul groove that keeps things fresh, and which prevents the session from falling into the cliches of other albums of this sort. ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Frank McCombTribute To The Masters ... CD
Boobeescoot, 2006. Used ... $9.99
Mindblowing work from the mighty Frank McComb – an all-instrumental set, but one that's every bit as soulful as his vocal outings! As you might guess from the title, Frank's paying tribute to some of the greats from years past – and as you'd think from the electric piano on the cover, ... read more CD
(This is Frank McComb's own version – a self produced CDR in a slimline case, with color copy cover. Out of print.)

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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

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Mia MiataMia Miata's Urban Arias ... CD
Mia Melodic, 2003. Used ... $5.99
One of the freshest records we've ever heard from the Neo Soul underground – a killer debut release that makes the claim of having a rich blend of jazz and soul – and really lives up to it! There's a stunning sort of Roy Ayers vibe running through the set – a snapping jazz-tinged ... read more CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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Monday MichiruAdoption Agency ... CD
Kitty (Japan), 1996. Used ... $19.99
Great record that has Monday working with a host of different producers and remixers – all of whom do a great job with her jazzy soul sound. The album features production and playing by United Future Organization, Airto, Dred Scott, Flora Purim, DJ Krush, The Angel, Ray Hayden from Opaz, and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $11.99
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 MichiruJazz Brat (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Kitty (Japan), 1995. Used ... $4.99
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 MichiruMermaid ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1998. Used ... $11.99
A bit shorter than her usual albums, but a great batch of tracks that has Monday's soulful voice in a setting that's a little bit more club-oriented than usual. The grooves are warm and jazzy, with lots of nice acoustic touches that keep things rooted in the same style as her earlier albums. The ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Monday MichiruNaked With You EP ... CD
NEC (Japan), 1993. Used ... $5.99
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. Used ... $6.99
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
(Out of print US pressing.)

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Monday MichiruYou Make Me (single version)/Do Me Right/Saturday Night (Theme from Soundtrack Hood) ... CD
Polygram (Japan), 1998. Used ... $6.99
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
Also available Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad Present The Midnight Hour ... LP 28.99

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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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MoonchildVoyager ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
If you like Fender Rhodes, you'll find plenty to love here – as Moonchild is just the duo of singer Amber Navran and keyboardist Andris Mattson – whose warm lines here are a perfect accompaniment to the vocals! There's a warm, organic vibe here that's maybe a bit different than some of ... read more CD

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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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Mourning A BLKstarGarner Poems ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastically righteous set – a blend of funk and politics that we haven't heard done this well since the 70s – even though the whole record is aimed at dealing with contemporary issues – as you might guess from the title's reference to the late Eric Garner! The set's dedicated ... read more CD
Also available Garner Poems ... LP 15.99

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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

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Randy Muller Boom Chang BangGroovin U ... CD
Wave Hill, 2007. Used ... $5.99
Sweet and smooth grooves from the legendary Randy Muller – an artist we know from his great work with larger horns in 70s soul, but who steps out nicely here on his own! The album focuses on Randy's own work on funky flute – and features some really great grooves with a sweetly jazzy ... read more CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr. Piece of clear tape covering)

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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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Meshell NdegeocelloComfort Woman ... CD
Maverick, 2003. Used ... $2.99
Another dazzling batch of tunes from Meshell Ndegeocello – an incredible songwriter and performer who may have peaked commercially a few years back, but she is still maturing in ways that stretch far, far beyond the chart singles she scored in the past! The woman has never put out the same ... read more CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Meshell NdegeocelloPlantation Lullabies ... CD
Maverick, 1993. Used ... $2.99
This record, as we're sure you know, is a spunky bit of hip hop-inflected R&B, with the kind of sinister groove that got Me'Shell noticed immediately after the record was released. It got a bit overplayed and overblown at the time it was released – but it actually holds up well over the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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

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✨✧ Nubiyan TwistJungle Run ... CD
Strut (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Great work from a group who really know how to open up their sound – a larger ensemble who might have sounded like an Afro Funk combo at one time, but who've really done a lot to find their own special groove! The mix of sharp instrumentation, percussion, and horns could have just gotten a ... (Global Grooves, Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Jungle Run ... LP 28.99

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Nuf SaidRise ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A fantastic mix of deep soul and funky jazz – but served up with a vibe that's completely contemporary, and which definitely gives these guys a sound that's all their own, right from the start! Iona Vintu is the singer, and she's got this tremendous voice – richly expressive, but never ... read more CD

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Marvin ParksMarvin Parks ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2017. Used ... $9.99
A dream of a record from Marvin Parks – a hell of a jazz singer, and one that we'd place in an elite legacy that runs from Oscar Brown up through Jose James! The work here is wonderful – as Nicola Conte produced the record, and gives it the same sort of jazzy sparkle as his own sublime ... (Vocalists, Neo Soul) read more CD
 
 



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