Sweet solo work from Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick – the legendary leader of Incognito, and a driving force in global soul music for the past few decades! The set's a bit more instrumental than Bluey's work with his main group – although Bluey himself sings on a number of tracks, ... read moreCD
A masterpiece from Bilal – the record we knew he had in him all this time since 1st Born Second came out nearly a decade prior! Earlier in his career, Bilal was one of those distinct voices you'd hear assisting myriad singers and MCs on their singles, someone you knew should be a superstar ... read moreCD
The close knit modern soul of Kindred The Family Soul – grooving on as warmly and as sweetly as ever on this set for Shanachie & Purpose – and they're reaching out to an extended family of guests including Ursula Rucker, Raheem Devaughn, Snoop Dog, Rich Medina & others! The ... read moreCD
A beautiful album from the team of Mercedes Martinez and Tracey Moore – aka Jazzyfatnastees, a group that's far better than their name! Mercedes and Tracey sing harmony vocals on most tracks – drifting in a sweet and soulful style that recalls classic moments from singers like Minnie ... read moreCD
The lovely lady from the Young Disciples steps out on her own – making the move to a solo act that so many other Brit female soul singers were doing at the time! Luckily, Carleen's got a voice that really holds up to such a shift – stretching out here on some wonderful tracks that show ... read moreCD
Leela James burst proudly back on the scene with a killer debut for Stax Records – a set that comes across with a lot deeper sound than her previous records for other labels – proof that the newly revived Stax is a very good thing! Production is by a handful of different talents – ... read moreCD
A really special sort of record from the Bastards Of Soul – a Texas group, but one who work in this great mix of deep soul and slight southern rock touches – at a level that almost makes this album feel like some lost nugget from the vaults of Capricorn Records! Vocals are by male ... (Deep Funk, Neo Soul)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lucy Pearl —
Lucy Pearl ... LP Pookie/Unidisc (Canada), 2000. New Copy 2LP (reissue)...
The only album ever from Lucy Pearl – but a groundbreaking soul classic that still holds up strongly over the years! The group is something of an all-star trio – with a young Raphael Saadiq and Ali Shaheed Muhammad at the helm of the music, and Dawn Robinson of En Vogue on vocals ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic soul from Lucid Paradise – a group who work here with a soaring, joyous vibe that takes us back to the best underground club of the early 80s! The beats are contemporary, but the keyboards and group vocals are very old school – and the whole thing sounds like it came from ... (Funky 45's, Neo Soul)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Wonderful work from Algebra Blessett – a singer who's really a cut above most other vocalists in the underground soul scene – with a classic sense of depth and timing that really knock this album out of the park! Algebra spent many years working under some of the bigger soul singers on ... read moreCD
More in the acid jazz vein than some of her great laster NuSoul efforts, but still a wonderful single, with a slick jazzy feel that reminds us nicely of the mid 90s. The Outside mix gives it a jazzier spin, that we really dig, while "Secret Place" moves at a tempo that's a shade too slow ... read moreCD
6 mixes from CJ Mackintosh of this track off 100 Degrees & Rising, infusing the track with a nice mid tempo club flavor! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Heavy gold vinyl pressing. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)
Lisa Stansfield —
Deeper ... CD Ear Music, 2018. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
It may be years since Lisa Stansfield last topped the charts – but the singer's lost none of her charm, and is still completely at the top of her game – as you'll discover in this wonderfully grooving set! At some level, it's as if nothing has changed at all – the rhythms are ... (Soul, Neo Soul)read moreCD
Natalie hails from Sweden – despite the California title of the set – but her music has a sweet, soulful sparkle that would be right at home in the US! The record's got a bit of the feel of some of the more cosmic soul coming out of the west coast underground – never too tripped-o ... read moreCD
Da Lata —
Birds ... LP Da La Music (UK), 2019. New Copy ...
The first album in more than a few years from Da Lata – a set that has the core group winnowed down to Chris Franck, but which seems to open up the sound even more than before! Everything we've ever loved about Da Lata is in place here – that special sound that filters together bits of ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Michael Kiwanuka works in a genre that's all his own – definitely soulful, but wrapped around so many other influences too – all with this proud, positive vibe that's gotten the singer a lot more ears than we might have expected just a few short years ago! The record's got plenty of ... read moreCD
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Given that this one was lifted from the Excursions album, which already featured a number of remixed songs – it's even more surprising that the folks at Delicious Vinyl were willing to come up with 4 more mixes! "Superstar" is by Mike Floss and Def Jef, and the "Durham" ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
80s underground soul lives again in the hands of Prophet – an artist who recorded a bit back in the day, but who's reemerged in recent years with great new energy – thanks in part to strong support from the Stones Throw label! These tunes are heavy on beats, keyboards, and a really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Steve Spacek isn't making as many musical waves as he was back at the start of the century – but the man certainly hasn't lost his touch at all – and is still one of the most forward-thinking talents of his generation! As with his classics, the record bristles with new energy and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A British singer with a wonderfully fluid feel – a voice that slides right into a tune, wraps around the keyboards and other instrumentation, and picks up this special sort of glow along the way! The album's very heavy on Fender Rhodes, which are almost a second sort of voice on the record ... read moreCD
A really great moment from Flying Lotus – a live set recorded for Gilles Peterson in 2010, at a point that's kind of the start of a whole new generation in jazzy modes! The lineup here features tenor from Ravi Coltrane, light string touches from Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, and some especially ... (New Grooves, Neo Soul)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic second set from keyboardist Joe Armon-Jones – a musician we first came to love in the UK-based Ezra Collective, and one who's now effortlessly bridging a space between jazz and soul! The record's got a vibe that's as cosmic as its cover – but one that comes not just through ... (Jazz, Neo Soul)read moreCD
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 moreCD