Skip navigation
Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

Brown Sugar

CD (Item 483379) Capitol, 1995 — Condition: Used
Out Of Stock

CD

✈
A record that was an instant classic from the moment it was first released – and a set that's still pretty darn pleasing all these many years later! At a time when mainstream soul was often too smooth or too poppy, D'Angelo came along and not only found a way to return the music to the years of its power with singers like Al Green or Marvin Gaye – but also managed to bring in some of the best hip hop elements of his generation too, at a level that was far more successful than most other blends that had been tried before! Production is nice and lean, and super-crispy – at a level that so many folks are still copying all these years later – and the set's full of classics that include "Cruisin", "When We Get By", "Smooth", "Me & Those Dreamin Eyes Of Mine", "Brown Sugar", "Alright", and "Jonz In My Bonz".  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine and some notes in pen on booklet.)

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.


Used CD Grade

We only use the grade "Used CD" for non-new CDs. This all-encompassing grade was chosen it because we only buy and offer used CDs in the best possible condition.

When you purchase a used CD you can expect the disc to be free of all but the lightest of surface marks, the case to be clean (we often change the cases ourselves), and the booklet to be in good shape. Used CDs may show some signs of use, but if there are significant details or defects we will describe the item's condition (just like we do with LPs), so look for notes on cutout marks, stickers, promo stamps or other details before ordering.

All of our used CDs are guaranteed to play without skipping or flaws. After you receive a used CD from Dusty Groove, you have 1 week to play it to determine that it plays correctly. If it does not, you can request a return for a full refund.


You might be interested


D'Angelo

Voodoo
Virgin, 2000. Used
Sweet and gritty soul from D'Angelo – who takes a huge step into deeper territory on Voodoo – and it's one of the most monumental records of its time! On one level, Voodoo works as a nicely stripped-down session with a very classic soul feel. Gone are the overzealous flourishes that ... CD

Down To The Bone

From Manhattan To Staten
Internal Bass/Q/Atlantic, 1996. Used
A record that moves across the boroughs of New York – and which also managed to have a huge impact on the Windy City as well – given that the music of Down To The Bone was perfect for the groove of the Chicago steppers scene in the 90s! The group are a bit jazz, a bit soul, and have ... CD

Maysa (Maysa Leak)

Smooth Sailing
N Coded, 2004. Used
Smooth Sailing from Maysa Leak – a wonderful little record that captures all the warmth and soul of her work with Incognito, yet which also steps forward strongly in her own voice as well! The album's got a bit of Incognito help from Bluey and crew, but a number of tracks make a nice change ... CD
Hidden Beach/Sony, 2004. Used
The long-awaited "real" second album from Jill Scott – finally out 4 years after her massive debut! Fortunately, the passage of time has done nothing to dampen Jill's genius – and the sound, style, and overall quality of this set is every bit as great as we could have hoped. ... CD
Chi City, 1999. Used
Back in the 70s, legendary Chicago soul producer Clarence Johnson handled killer groups like Heaven & Earth, The Lovelites, and others – and now he's returned in the 90s with a brand-new modern soul combo called C-nario. The band has a style that mixes classic soul with modern production ... CD
Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 2005. Used
The second album from Benny Sings – quickly emerging as one of the best pop crooners of the 21st Century! The set's even greater that Benny's debut – recorded live in Amsterdam, with a full group arranged into tight formation – and a sound that's steeped in 70s crossover pop ... CD

Esperanza Spalding

Chamber Music Society
Telarc, 2010. Used
A timeless mix of heart tuggingly intimate strings and beautiful vocals by Esperanza Spalding – a set that feels deep down close to the heart, and in turns, quite soaring – all the while wonderful! The aspects we loved so dearly on Esperanza's previous albums are also done here – ... CD

Anthony Hamilton

What I'm Feelin
RCA, 2016. Used
Heavy sounds from Anthony Hamilton – a record that's still got all the warm flourish we love from his other work, but which also seems to have a bit more of a bass on the bottom! The production is by Mark Batson on most tracks – and the team of Salaam Remi and James Poyser on a few ... CD

Amy Winehouse

Back To Black
Universal, 2006. Used
An incredible album from Amy Winehouse – even way better than her fantastic debut! Although a contemporary soul album, this one's steeped in tradition – soul styles that run the gamut from Detroit down to Kingston, and which are carried off here with a rougher, sharper-edged sound than ... CD
Phonogram/Fontana (UK), 1989. Used
Standout early work from Swing Out Sister – the group's second album, and one of their best from the time! The team of Andrew Connell and Corinne Drewery had well proven their ability to craft a jazz-tinged tune on the first album – and on this set, they take off in a style that's a ... CD

Braxton Cook

Somewhere In Between
Fresh Selects, 2017. Used
Braxton Cook is a singer, but he's often one who speaks first with his alto sax – which he blows in this wonderfully sharp way – often with cascading notes that set this beautiful mood for his tunes! The music is mostly electric – filled with Fender Rhodes, bass, and guitar ... CD
Jive/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. Used 2CD
Classic work from Ruby Turner – a UK soul singer, but one who was part of a new generation that hardly had to answer at all to her contemporaries on the other side of the Atlantic! The tracks here have a modern, midtempo groove that's right up there with the best US mainstream soul of the ... CD
 



⇑ Top