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 moreCD
(Out of print. Booklet appears to be signed by the artist and inscribed to the previous owner.)
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 moreCD
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 moreCD
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 moreCD
Bet.e & Stef —
Day By Day ... LP Bet.e & Stef Records/Return To Analog (Canada), 2002. New Copy 2LP ...
Magical work from this amazing duo – the lovely Bet.e & Stef, a Candian pair with a wonderful Brazilian sound, clearly destined for stardom! Imagine all the best bits of the 60s recordings by Astrud and Joao Gilberto, filtered through the best early work of Tracey Thorn or Sade, handled ... (Brazil, Neo Soul)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 500!)
Bet.e & Stef —
Jazz/Bossa Nova ... LP Bet.e & Stef Records/Return To Analog (Canada), 1997. New Copy ...
A beautiful selection of early work by the Candian bossa duo of Bet.e & Stef – a great team that makes some really musical magic together – with a vibe that's quite different than anything you might expect from the Great White North! The feel here is like perfect 60s bossa – ... (Brazil, Neo Soul)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's impossible to put a label on the sound of Sudan Archives – and while we were already blown away with the mix of future sounds and African inspiration on her debut EP, she's even more mindblowing here on an album that's based around recent experiences in Ghana! If you're expecting to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Voyager ... LP Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer modern soul and funk from the same underground Atlanta scene that's given us artists like Seek, Donnie, and Laurnea! The set features modern tracks with a nu groove soul sound that reaches back into classic roots – which means that the cuts are filled with heavy funky beats, warm ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Voyager ... CD Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy ...
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 moreCD
A fantastic debut from Chicago soul singer Jamila Woods – the kind of artist that makes us very proud to be located in the Windy City! Woods is an extremely inventive lyricist – strongly inspired by poetry, but also immediately trying to communicate in a wider spectrum with her sound ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the sweetest cuts from the One album from Amp Fiddler and Will Sessions – a sweetly funky number that has Fiddler's vocals supported by the Dames Brown – all set to this warmly glowing groove that's equally great as an instrumental! (Deep Funk, Neo Soul)12-inch, Vinyl record
(Very heavy vinyl – an unusual 10" single!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, November 23.
Soaring hip hop soul from Chicago! An Orchid Is Born finds the group confidently covering a lotta territory in a great batch of songs that roll from timeless live band hip hop to jazzy soul, and the pair of lead vocalists – Maggie Vale and Rico Sisney – bring both lyrical and stylistic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first full album from 79.5 – a contemporary female soul group, but one with a very unique approach to their sound! The group's got three lead singers, but their style is different than some of the more poppy female trios out there – and, if anything, they seem to echo older sweet ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Will Sessions & Amp Fiddler featuring Dames Brown —
One ... CD Sessions Sounds, 2018. New Copy ...
The funky Will Sessions groove gets some great electric help from Amp Fiddler – and this time around, there's also chorus vocals from the soulful Dames Brown trio! Fiddler handles most of the lead lyrics, and also plays plenty of keyboards – as you'll know from his own work – ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul)read moreCD
Lots of bassy bottom here – almost as if the Zapp spirit of the early 80s lept forward in the future, and found a home in Diamond Ortiz! "In The Cut" has lots more fuzzy bassy bits – but also more prominent vocals, which also get processed from time to time! (Funky 45's, Neo Soul)7-inch, Vinyl record
The lovely ladies of the Voices Of Gemma have been booted off this version of their project with Adrian Younge – as the set's all instrumental, and instead focuses on those wonderful beats and baroque sounds that make the core project so great! Without the singers, the vibe is very similar ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Laidback street soul from Hil St Soul, led by UK vocalist Hilary Mwelwa – sounding really great here on this Japanese album that nicely mixes up her groove! There's a strong sound of urban London running through the tracks – a melange of city sounds that differ nicely from the ... read moreCD
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 moreCD
16 tracks in all including skits. Titles include "Weekend Thing", "After Party", "Chick On Da Side", "Blackout", "All Those Fancy Things", "Quickie", "Hater's Disease", "Qualified" and "Do U See". LP, Vinyl record album
A great little tune from Erykah Badu – smooth, mellow, with a nice downtempo vibe, but still a warm finish that works perfectly with her voice! This is the kind of tune that made us all fall in love with her right away – and which still sounds great years later. 12-inch, Vinyl record
An album with a very classic look on the cover – and an equally classic sound to match – one that takes us back to some of the hippest, coolest work by early 60s singers like Sam Cooke or Marvin Gaye! Both artists are a good comparison here, as Leon Bridges is unabashedly in the same ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has lightly bent corners.)
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 moreCD
Raphael Saadiq gets his pimp strut on as Ray Ray – his nom de plume for this stellar set of sophisticated, yet trippy soul! Raphael ditched the major label for this second official solo album, and he's better off without it – if ever an artist needed the freedom to chase his own ideas, ... read moreCD
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 ... read moreCD
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 moreCD
One of the best recent albums by Japan's hippest singer! Monday Michiru arranged and produced most of this release – although she has help from famous guest stars (as usual), like DJ Krush, Mondo Grosso, Byron Wallen, The Angel, and others. The vibe's slightly more abstract than her typical ... read moreCD
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 moreCD
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 – ... read moreCD
The cover sticker bills this one as sounding like a lost collaboration between the Beach Boys and Delfonics – although for our money, we'd lean a bit more towards the latter – as the Sha La Das have a surprisingly strong approach to harmony soul! Instrumentation and production are much ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Here's a great way to build up the modern soul side of your record collection – a 3CD, 40 track set that's overflowing with great music from the Neo Soul scene! The package draws on work from labels that include Dome, Passion, Oyster, and Purpose – some of whom also themselves draw on ... read moreCD