SOUL & JAZZ-FUNK RELEASES IN 1997

UK = Also released in UK/Europe
UK ONLY = No U.S. release, only released in UK

2/98 = Reviewed in Soul Express issue 2/98
1/98 = Reviewed in Soul Express issue 1/98
4/97 = Reviewed in Soul Express issue 4/97
3/97 = Reviewed in Soul Express issue 3/97
2/97 = Reviewed in Soul Express issue 2/97
1/97 = Reviewed in Soul Express issue 1/97

DECEMBER 1997

JELLIE Jellie's Jam 1/98
RANDY CRAWFORD Every Kind of Mood UK

NOVEMBER

JEFFREY OSBORNE Something Warm for Christmas
BABYFACE Face MTV Unplugged
KWESI Testimoney UK ONLY 2/98
WHISPERS Songbook 1: Songs of Babyface 4/97
THE CHI-LITES Help Wanted 1/98
BENITO Benito
ERYKAH BADU Live 4/97
LYNDEN DAVID HALL Medicine 4 My Pain 1/98
CHICO DeBARGE Long Time No See 1/98
TYRONE DAVIS Pleasing You 4/97
KEVIN SAUNDERSON Faces & Phases
VICKIE BAKER Don't Gimme No Lip 1/98
JOHNNY GILL Favorites (compilation) 4/97
GERALD LEVERT, KEITH SWEAT & JOHNNY GILL LSG 4/97
BOBBY BROWN Forever
MARVIN SEASE The Bitch Git It All 4/97
BE BE WINANS Secrets 4/97
REGINA BELLE Baby Come to Me - Best of
PEGGY SCOTT-ADAMS Contagious 4/97
DIANNE REEVES That Day
KAREN CLARK-SHEARD Finally Karen
JOHN P. KEE Strength

OCTOBER

WILL DOWNING Invitation Only 4/97
GERALD ALBRIGHT Live to Love 4/97
SHIRLEY BROWN Soul of a Woman 4/97
TOTAL COMMITMENT Love Again
H-TOWN Ladies Edition
BILLY PRESTON Universal Love
BILL WITHERS Live at Carngre Hall
PAUL HARDCASTLE Cover to Cover (compilation) 1/98
RONNIE McNEIR Down in the Neighborhood UK ONLY
D'INFLUENCE London UK ONLY 4/97
FINLEY QUAYE Maverick a Strike UK
TONY REMY Matamorfollow UK ONLY
MARK MORRISON Only God Can Judge Me UK ONLY
MEL WAITERS Woman in Need 4/97
RICK JAMES Urban Rapsody 1/98
AARON NEVILLE To Make Me Who I Am
CARL ANDERSON Why We Are Here
VIBRAPHONICS On a Roll 1/98
HEATWAVE Live at Greek Theater
SUN Best of
PIECES OF A DREAM Pieces 4/97
BIG BUB Timeless UK 4/97
BILL SUMMERS Essence of Kwanzaa
DIANA KING Think Like a Girl UK
YVETTE MICHELE My Dream UK
JANET JACKSON The Velvet Rope UK 4/97
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER Dear Ella
LUTHER VANDROSS One Night with You - Best of Love 2 UK 4/97
SAM SALTER It's On Tonight 4/97

SEPTEMBER

USHER My Way UK
SOMETHING FOR THE PEOPLE This Time It's Personal
IMMATURE Journey UK
ANDRE DeLANGE Worth the Wait UK ONLY
BRIAN McKNIGHT Anytime UK 4/97
BOYZ II MEN Evolution UK 4/97
BILLY PORTER Untitled 4/97
DOC POWELL Don't Let the Smooth Jazz Fool Ya 1/98
KIRK WHALUM Colors 4/97
CISSY HOUSTON He Leadeth Me 4/97
OLLIE NIGHTINGALE Make It Sweet 4/97
GEORGE CLINTON & P-FUNK ALL STARS Live & Kickin'
DELANO Let's Make Love
4PM Light in the Dark
SIMONE HINES Simone Hines 4/97
TARAL HICKS This Time UK
4.0 4.0 UK
BOB JAMES Playin' Hooky
JON B. Cool, Relax UK
TOWER OF POWER Rhythm & Business 4/97
COURTNEY PINE Underground UK
OLA From Meaning, Beyond Definition UK ONLY 3/97
SOUL II SOUL Time for Change UK ONLY 3/97
CONTROLLERS Clear View 4/97
GREG OSBY Further Ado
BOB THOMPSON Lady First 4/97
JONATHAN BUTLER Do You Love Me 4/97
SHOLA AMA Much Love UK ONLY 4/97
FRANKIE My Heart Belongs to You UK

AUGUST

VANESSA WILLIAMS Next UK 4/97
BRIGETTE McWILLIAMS Too Much Woman 3/97 UK
LAKESIDE Invasion (Live) 4/97
NORMAN CONNORS Best of Norman Connors & Friends
RIK G Rik G
SWV Release Some Tension UK 3/97
RANDY BRECKER Into the Sun
TANIA MARIA Europe (Live)
EARL KLUGH The Journey 3/97
JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET Creation

JULY

JOE All That I Am 3/97 UK
SHADES Shades 4/97
VANESSA RUBIN New Horizons 3/97
JOE SAMPLE Sample This 3/97
EARTH, WIND & FIRE In the Name of Love 3/97
CRYSTAL WATERS Crystal Waters
DOROTHY MOORE More Moore 3/97
MARLENA SHAW Elemental Soul 3/97
MAXWELL Unplugged (EP) UK 3/97
THE O'JAYS Love You to Tears 3/97
PATRICE RUSHEN Signature 3/97
RUDE BOYS Rude as Ever
HERBIE HANCOCK & WAYNE SHORTER 1+1
OMAR This Is Not a Love Song UK ONLY 4/97

JUNE

SAM DEES Gospel Tribute Album UK ONLY 3/97
JOHN BUTLER So Real
BOB BALDWIN Cool Breeze 3/97
BROWNSTONE Still Climbing UK 3/97
LAURNEA Betta Listen UK 4/97
VANNESSA SIMON Definitive Source UK ONLY
PATTI LaBELLE Flame 3/97
PHAJJA Seize the Moment 3/97
DON DIEGO Feel Me 3/97
MARIO WINANS Story of My Heart UK
VICKIE WINANS Live in Detroit
MICHAEL WHITE PROJECT Side by Side 3/97
EN VOGUE EV3 UK 3/97
K-CI & JO-JO Love Always UK 3/97
LEE OSKAR So Much in Love
OLETA ADAMS Come Walk with Me 3/97
CHANGING FACES All Day, All Night UK 3/97
SPYRO GYRA 20/20 UK
MIKI HOWARD Can't Count Me Out 3/97

MAY

BONEY JAMES Sweet Thing 3/97
DAZZ BAND Double Exposure 3/97
SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS Time for Healing 2/97
WALTER BEASLEY Tonight We Love 3/97
GERALD VEASLEY Soul Control 2/97
ERIC MARIENTHAL Easy Street
MARVIN SAPP Grace & Mercy
WOODY CUNNINGHAM Never Say Never UK ONLY 3/97

APRIL

WILLIE CLAYTON Chapter One 3/97
VIRTUE Virtue 3/97
URBAN KNIGHTS Urban Knights 2 2/97
TEDDY PENDERGRASS You & I 2/97
ROME Rome 2/97
BRAND NEW HEAVIES Shelter UK 2/97
ZHANE Saturday Night UK 2/97
MARVIN GAYE Vulnerable
MARY J. BLIGE Share My World 2/97

MARCH

US3 Broadway & 52nd 1/97+3/97
ADRIANA EVANS Adriana Evans UK 2/97
LEVERT The Whole Scenario UK 2/97
NORMAN CONNORS Easy Living 2/97
WARREN HILL Shelter
DENISE LaSALLE Smokin' in Bed 2/97
BARBARA CARR Footprints on the Ceiling 2/97
LE JIT Le Jit
ASSORTED PHLAVORS Assorted Phlavors UK 2/97
LISA STANSFIELD Lisa Stansfield 2/97
ETERNAL Before the Rain UK ONLY
TROUBLE FUNK Early Singles 2/97
NU FLAVOR Nu Flavor
TERRY BURRUS Soul of Jazz 2/97
GEORGE DUKE Is Love Enough? UK 2/97+3/97
ELISHA LA'VERNE Her Name Is... UK ONLY 2/97
DAVID SEA Groove Mission UK 1/97
IMPROMP2 Can't Get Enough 2/97+3/97
EVERETTE HARP What's Going On 2/97
BYRON MILLER Until 3/97
DIANA KING Tougher & Live UK ONLY

FEBRUARY

MARTINE GIRAULT Revival UK ONLY 1/97
ACT OF FAITH Release Yourself UK ONLY 1/97
GEOFFREY WILLIAMS The Drop UK ONLY
NUYORICAN SOUL Nuyourican Soul UK 2/97+3/97
RAHSAAN PATTERSON Rahsaan Patterson UK 2/97
BUCKSHOT LEFONQUE Music Evolution UK 2/97
VARIOUS Nu Classic Soul UK ONLY
SOLOMON BURKE The Definition of Soul 1/97
LENNY WHITE Renderers of Spirit UK
ERYKAH BADU Baduism UK 1/97
JHELISA Language Electric UK ONLY
YELLOWJACKETS Blue Hats

JANUARY

OMAR CHANDLER Pieces of My Heart UK
BOBBY LYLE The Power of Touch 2/97
VARIOUS The Word Is Blackness, The Sound is Soul UK ONLY
GERALD ADAMS Give Me Your Loven 1/97
WILSON MEADOWS Memories 2/97

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