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NEW SOUL & JAZZ-FUNK RELEASES IN 2004-2005

Check also new reissue soul / funk CDs

US = U.S. Release
EU = EU Release
UK = No U.S. release, only released in UK
JAP = No U.S./European release, released in Japan only

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4/05 = Reviewed in Soul Express 4/05-1/06, our last printed issue, a special double issue
3/05 = Reviewed in Soul Express issue 3/05
2/05 = Reviewed in Soul Express issue 2/05
1/05 = Reviewed in Soul Express issue 1/05
4/04 = Reviewed in Soul Express issue 4/04
3/04 = Reviewed in Soul Express issue 3/04
2/04 = Reviewed in Soul Express issue 2/04
1/04 = Reviewed in Soul Express issue 1/04

(F) = Reviewed in Soul Express, but in Finnish pages only

DECEMBER 2005 RELEASES:

GOAPELE Change It All
MARY J. BLIGE Breakthrough
JOHN LEGEND Live at the House of Blues DVD
ANTHONY HAMILTON Ain't Nobody Worryin' 4/05

NOVEMBER 2005 RELEASES:

JIVA Sun & Moon (UK Expansion)
LEW KIRTON Forever
VARIOUS ARTISTS Music From the Soul (UK Expansion)
VARIOUS ARTISTS Soul Togetherness 2005 (UK Expansion)
VARIOUS ARTISTS Get This Party Started (UK Expansion)
MELI'SA MORGAN I Remember
FREDDIE JACKSON Personal Reflections 4/05
FLOETRY Flo'Ology
BURT BACHARACH At This Time

OCTOBER 2005 RELEASES:


INCOGNITO Eleven UK 4/05
STEVIE WONDER A Time to Love 3/05
MICA PARIS Soul Classics 3/05
HI FIVE Return
BOBBY WOMACK Soul Seduction Supreme (DVD)
ANITA BAKER Christmas Fantasy 3/05
WILL DOWNING Soul Symphony
GERALD LEVERT Voices 3/05
JEFFREY OSBORNE From the Soul 3/05
ALICIA KEYS Unplugged (CD/DVD) 4/05
LES NUBIANS Nubians Present Echos
DARWIN HOBBS Worshipper
KIRK FRANKLIN Hero
MIKE MARSHALL Love, Lies and Life
LOU PRIDE Keep on Believing 4/05
DWELE Some Kinda 3/05 (F)
DON-E Try This UK
RAMSEY LEWIS With One Voice 4/05
ALEX BUGNON Free 4/05
CHRIS BOTTI Still in Love
VICK ALLEN Simply Soul 4/05

SEPTEMBER 2005 RELEASES:


FIVE CORNERS QUINTET Chasin' the Jazz Gone by (US Copy) 2/05
BLACK GOLD MASSIVE (w. CINDY MIZELLE on lead vocals) Stories 4/05
LORENZO OWENS After the Show 4/05
LEON McMULLEN Just a Few Words 4/05
LORRAINE TURNER Shake It Down 4/05
CHANDRA CURRELLEY Love Songs 4/05
MICA PARIS Soul Classics 3/05
LATOYA LONDON Love and Life 4/05
SYLEENA JOHNSON Chapter 3: The Flesh 4/05
EARTH, WIND & FIRE Illumination 3/05
KINDRED In This Life Together
KIM WATERS All for Love 4/05
BOB BALDWIN All in a Day's Work 4/05
ERIC MARIENTHAL Got You Covered!
CHARLIE WILSON Charlie, Last Name Wilson
OLA ONABULE In Emergency Brake Silence (US release) 4/04
SOULIVE Breakout 4/05 (F)
CARLEEN ANDERSON Soul Providence UK
MARVIN SEASE Live with the Candy Licker
BETTYE LAVETTE I've Got My Own Hell To Raise 3/05

AUGUST 2005 RELEASES:

VARIOUS ARTISTS Soul Exposed UK
IAN MARTIN The Way UK 3/05 (F)
BRIGETTE Starlite Lounge UK 3/05
GABBIE McGEE Certified Soul Starring Gabbie Mcgee
YOLANDA ADAMS Day by Day
LAURNEA I Remember UK 4/05
CAFE SOUL ALL STARS Love Pages
NNENNA FREELON Blueprint of a Lady: Sketches of Billie Holiday
TONI GREEN More Love
MIKE AVERY Destination Love
DARRICK-N-ANGEL The World 3/05
MACY GRAY Live in Las Vegas (2-CD/DVD)
TERRY CUMMINGS Nothing Is What It Seems
JOAQUIN Child Support
EUGE GROOVE Just Feels Right 4/05
GREGG KARUKAS Looking up
EARL KLUGH Naked Guitar
HERBIE HANCOCK Possibilities
NAJEE My Point of View
RUBY BAKER – Love Is Worth It All is
WARREN HILL Popjazz
PONCHO SANCHEZ Do It
MARILYN SCOTT Handpicked
SUSAYE GREENE Brave New Shoes
GREG OSBY Channel Three

JULY 2005 RELEASES:

MARLON SAUNDERS A Groove So Deep 3/05
WENDELL B. (BROWN) Good Times 3/05
WADE O. BROWN All Night, All Love 3/05
BRIAN CULBERTSON It's on Tonight 3/05
TREY SONGZ I Gotta Make It 3/05
GENE DUNLAP Peaceful Days 3/05
MIKE PHILLIPS Uncommon Denominator
SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS (feat. ANN NESBY) Unity 3/05
GERALD VEASLEY At the Jazz Base!
MAXINE BROWN From the Heart 2/05
TOM BRAXTON Bounce
PAUL HARDCASTLE Hardcastle 4 3/05
PAUL BROWN City 3/05
RICHARD ELLIOT Metro Blue 3/05
AARON HALL Adults Only
BABYFACE Grown & Sexy 3/05 (F)
ANGELA JOHNSON Got to Let It Go (US Copy, released in UK last May) 3/05
CAMEO Gold (2-CD, compilation)
DAVID BRINSTON Rockin'
BOBBY PURIFY Better to Have It 3/05
CHUCK JACKSON Tribute to Rhythm and Blues UK (2-CD, compilation)
JAGUAR WRIGHT Divorcing Neo 2 Marry Soul 3/05
KLOUD 9 Yearning 2 Love UK
GARY "G" JENKINS (former lead singer of Silk) The Other Side UK 2/05
R. KELLY TP.3 Reloaded CD+DVD

JUNE 2005 RELEASES:

VERONICA MARTELL The Art of Intimacy 4/05
MAXINE BRAHAM If... JAP 4/05
RONEE MARTIN Come on through My Door
ERIC BENÉT Hurricane 2/05
DOWN TO THE BONE Spread Love Like Wildfire 4/05
ME'SHELL NDEGEOCELLO Dance of the Infidels
LEE RITENOUR Overtime
LEELA JAMES A Change Is Gonna Come 2/05
RAHEEM DEVAUGHN Love Experience 3/05
VIVIAN GREEN Vivian
ANTHONY HAMILTON Soulife 2/05 (F)
LINA Inner Beauty Movement
WENDY WILLIAMS (VARIOUS ARTISTS) Brings the Heat, Vol. 1
DOROTHY MOORE I'm Doing Alright 2/05
PATTI LABELLE Classic Moments 2/05
LIZZ WRIGHT Dreaming Wide Awake 2/05
WAYNA Moments of Clarity - Book 1 3/05 (F)
KEYSHIA COLE Way It Is 3/05 (F)

MAY 2005 RELEASES:

KEM Album II 2/05
ROY AYERS Virgin Ubiquity, Vol. 2: Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981
ANGELA JOHNSON Got to Let It Go UK 3/05
MICA PARIS If You Could Love Me 2/05
THE RIPPINGTONS Wild Card 3/05
WILL WHEATON Old School Soul 2/05
TREI This Is Me 2/05
MARQUES HOUSTON Naked
LITTLE MILTON Think of Me 2/05
MONIQUE DEBOSE Choose the Experience 2/05
JONATHAN BUTLER Jonathan 2/05
WALTER BEASLEY For Her 3/05
AL TURNER It's Good to Have Friends 3/05

APRIL 2005 RELEASES:

NICCI GILBERT (ex-Brownstone vocalist) Grown Folks Music 2/05 (F)
ADAM (McKNIGHT) Determination 2/05
DEXTER WANSEL Digital Groove World 2/05
AMERIE Touch
VARIOUS This Is Soul 2005 UK
MINT CONDITION Livin' the Luxury Brown
THE BROTHERS JOHNSON Strawberry Letter 23: Live (DVD)
ANTHONY HAMILTON Live (DVD) (Limited Edition: +Bonus Live CD) 1/05 (F)
HOWARD HEWETT Intimate: Greatest Hits Live DVD 2/05 (F)
THE TEMPTATIONS REVIEW featuring DENNIS EDWARDS Live at Casino San Pablo (DVD)
BOB JAMES Live at Montreaux (DVD)
U-NAM The Past Builds The Future (UK Café De Soul)
MARCUS MILLER Silver Rain 2/05
VICTOR WOOTEN Soul Circus 2/05
CHUCK BROWN Best of 2-CD
MARIAH CAREY Emancipation of Mimi
FAITH EVANS The First Lady 2/05
WILLIE CLAYTON Full Cirle 2/05

MARCH 2005 RELEASES:

SOULIVE Steady Groovin' (Best of)
OTIS CLAY Respect Yourself 2/05
GEORGE DUKE Duke 2/05
THE YELLOWJACKETS Altered State
PAUL TAYLOR Nightlife
URBAN KNIGHTS VI 1/05
N2U Issues
112 Pleasure and Pain
DONNIE RAY I'll Be Good to You
LUTHER LACKEY I'm Talking to You
FRANKIE J. One
TWEET It's Me Again
BROOKE VALENTINE Chain Letter
AL GREEN Everything's OK 1/05
SOLOMON BURKE Make Do With What You Got 1/05

FEBRUARY 2005 RELEASES:


JANITA Seasons of Life 1/05
VARIOUS Soul of Brasil
TRACY HAMLIN Seasons 1/05
CARLTON BLOUNT (From) A Man's Point of View 2/05
JEFF LORBER Flipside 1/05
ARCHIE LOVE Sincerely Yours 2/05
BRIAN McKNIGHT Gemini 1/05
BE BE WINANS Dream 2/05 (F)
INCOGNITO Incognito in Concert DVD 1/05 (F)
LEON WARE A Kiss in the Sand 1/05
CONYA DOSS Just Because 2/05 (F)

JANUARY 2005 RELEASES:


GORDON CHAMBERS Introducing... 1/05
JEAN CARNE & FRIENDS The Sound of Philadelphia - Live in Europe UK DVD 1/05 (F)
OTIS & SHUGG We Can Do Whatever UK 1/05
PERRI Anthology (UK Expansion)
NICOLAS BEARDE All about Love (UK Expansion) 4/04
GROOVE COLLECTIVE Brooklyn, NY (2-CD)
DAVID SANBORN Closer 1/05
VAL WATSON Live at the Funk Lounge
VANESSA WILLIAMS Everlasting Love 1/05 (F)
KEVIN MAHOGANY Big Band
PAMELA WILLIAMS Sweet Saxations 2/05
MATT JORDAN feat. KELLI SAE Let The Feeling Flow 1/05
GLADYS KNIGHT & THE SAINTS UNIFIED VOICES One Voice (gospel) 1/05
VICKI ANDERSON Anthology - Mother Popcorn UK

DECEMBER 2004 RELEASES:

RAYE JONES Sistah Girl's Lament 1/05
NICOLA CONTE Other Directions
JOHN LEGEND Get Lifted 1/05
EMOTIONS Live 1/05 (F)

NOVEMBER 2004 RELEASES:


LORI PERRY Wrote This Song 4/04
NICOLAS BEARDE All About Love 4/04
JULIE DEXTER Conscious 1/05
FANTASIA BARRINO Free Yourself 3/05
LEMAR Time to Grow 2/05
NEW BIRTH feat. LESLIE AND MELVIN WILSON Lifetime 4/04
GERALD LEVERT Do I Speak for the World 4/04
RONNY JORDAN After 8 4/04
WILL DOWNING Christmas, Love And You 4/04
HERBIE HANCOCK Gershwin's World
KENNY G. At Last... the Duets Album (feat. Gladys Knight, Maurice White Philip Bailey etc.)
CHUCK STRONG Let's Get Back Together 1/05
ALLURE Chapter III
TROUBLE FUNK E Flat Boogie (compilation)


OCTOBER 2004 RELEASES:



JABARI GROVER When I'm with You UK 4/04
VARIOUS Soul Togetherness 2004 UK
MO PLEASURE Elements of Pleasure 1/05
AVANI The Real Thing UK
PENNY WELLS Shine 4/04
LISA DEVEAUX Shakin' That Jazz
COOLY'S HOT BOX Don't Be Afraid, Get On UK
BRAND NEW HEAVIES Allaboutthefunk UK 4/04 (F)
MARCUS JOHNSON Just Doing What I Do
DONALD LAWRENCE I Speak Life
GABRIELA ANDERS Last Tango in Rio
R. KELLY & JAY-Z Unfinished Business
MARVIN SEASE Playa Haters 4/04
TYRONE DAVIS Legendary Hall of Famer 4/04
KOOL & THE GANG Hits: Reloaded
MICHAEL McDONALD Motown Two 4/04
RAHSAAN PATTERSON After Hours (US Copy, 13 tracks)
NIKI HARIS Live in Switzerland
THE NEVILLE BROTHERS Walkin' in the Shadows of Life
SIR CHARLES JONES & FRIENDS Southern Soul Party
MARY J. BLIGE Live from Los Angeles (DVD)
GWENDOLYN JOY Love Is... UK 4/04
CHAKA KHAN ClassiKhan 4/04
JOE SAMPLE Soul Shadows 1/05
JON B. Stronger Everyday
RAPHAEL SAADIQ Ray Ray
ROY AYERS Mahogany Vibe 2/04

SEPTEMBER 2004 RELEASES:



LALAH HATHAWAY Outrun the Sky 4/04
THE O'JAYS Imagination 4/04
ROY HARGROVE/RH FACTORY Strength (EP) 1/05
QUEEN LATIFAH The Dana Owens Album 2/05 (F)
JEFF FLOYD Power Is Still On 4/04
CHARLES WRIGHT High Maintenance Woman
RAY CHARLES Genius & Friends 3/05
RUBY TURNER So Amazing 3/05
ANTHONY WATSON I Love Being Single
CARL SIMS It's Just a Party 4/04
RAVEN-SYMONE This Is My Time
MAYSA (LEAK) Smooth Sailing 4/04
LENNY WILLIAMS My Way 3/04
CUBA GOODING Beging with the Family
TOSHI (KUBOTA) Time to Share
CHRIS BOTTI When I Fall in Love
JONATHAN BUTLER Worship Project
GREG ADAMS Firefly
NORMAN BROWN West Coast Coolin 4/04
OMAR CUNNINGHAM Omar Cunningham 3/04
ANITA BAKER My Everything 3/04
OLA ONABULE In Emergency, Brake Silence UK 4/04

AUGUST 2004 RELEASES:

JILL SCOTT Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds, Vol. 2 3/04
FERTILE GROUND Black Is... 4/04
DEITRICK HADDON Crossroads 2/05 (F)
MARILYN SCOTT Nightcap 4/04
BLAZE The Instrumentals Project UK
RAY CHARLES Genius Loves Company 3/04
VARIOUS Cafe de Soul Volume 5 UK 3/04
GRAINGER Twin Phase UK
R. KELLY Happy People / U Saved Me 2-CD 3/04
BOYZIIMEN Throwback
RENA SCOTT Let Me Love You
MAVIS STAPLES Have a Little Faith 3/04
MELBA MOORE Nobody But Jesus 3/04
PERCY SLEDGE Shining Through the Rain 3/04
TEEDRA MOSES Complex Simplicity
SHEBA POTTS-WRIGHT I Need a Cowboy to Ride My Pony 3/04
STEPHANIE MILLS Born for This 3/04
BONEY JAMES Pure 3/04
AL JARREAU Accentuate the Positive
THE LENNY WHITE PROJECT Tribute to Earth Wind & Fire - The Love Has Never Gone

JULY 2004 RELEASES:

DOC POWELL Cool Like That 4/04
INCOGNITO Adventures of Black Sunshine 3/04
BEVERLEY KNIGHT Affirmation
EVERETTE HARP All for You 3/04
REGINA BELLE Lazy Afternoon 4/04
MICHAEL COOPER Are We Cool
WILSON MEADOWS Back to Basics 3/04
AMANDA PEREZ I Pray
READY FOR THE WORLD She Said She Wants Some
RICKY FANTÉ Rewind 3/04, 2/05(F)
ANGIE STONE Stone Love 3/04
WAYMAN TISDALE Hang Time 3/04

JUNE 2004 RELEASES:

BYRON WOODS In the Land of Smooth UK 3/04
TRINA BROUSSARD Still the Same Girl 3/04
VARIOUS New Soul Heaven (UK Expansion) 3/04
BRANDY Afrodisiac
RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO Time Flies 3/04
MORRIS DAY It's about Time
SWEETBACK Stage 2 3/04
PAUL HARDCASTLE/JAZZMASTERS feat. HELEN ROGERS Smooth Cuts (The Very Best of)
CHRISTINA MILIAN It's about Time
MACY GRAY Day in the Life (DVD)
MARY J. BLIGE Queen of Hip Hop Soul (DVD)
AALIYAH So Much More Than a Woman (DVD)
FOURPLAY Journey 3/04
GERALD ALBRIGHT Kickin' It up
GEORGE BENSON Irreplaceable 4/04
ANITA BAKER A Night of Rapture (Live) 2/04
VAL WATSON Urbal 2/04
MARLENA SHAW Looking for Love
NICOLE HENRY The Nearness of You
TEMPTATIONS Legacy 2/04
DONNY HATHAWAY These Songs for You, Live! 3/04 (F)
TARRALYN RAMSEY Tarralyn Ramsey 3/04 (F)
PARKES STEWART Heart & Soul (Nexus)
PAUL TILMAN SMITH & PARK PLACE Invisible Man
ELLIS HALL Straight Ahead
RICK LAWSON Ladies Night
TRUTH HURTS Ready Now
JESSE POWELL Jesse 4/04 (F)
BOBBY RUSH Folkfunk
SISTER SLEDGE Style

MAY 2004 RELEASES:

RAHSAAN PATTERSON After Hours UK 2/04
BRENDA RUSSELL Between the Sun and the Moon UK 2/04
TAMYRA GRAY The Dreamer 3/04 (F)
THEO (PEOPLES) Chemistry... You and Me 4/04 (F)
FRANK MENDENHALL Hard Times
MICHAEL LINGTON Stay with Me 3/04
FATBACK BAND Second Generation UK 3/04 (F)
HARVEY MASON SR. With All My Heart
PATTI LaBELLE Timeless Journey 2/04
TEENA MARIE La Dona 2/04
LIONEL RICHIE Just for You
AYA Strange Flower
ELIANE ELIAS Dreamer

APRIL 2004 RELEASES:

EMERALD JADE A New Classic 2/04
PIECES OF A DREAM No Assembly Required 2/04
MARION MEADOWS Players Club
KIM WATERS In the Name of Love 2/04
PETE BELASCO Deeper 2/04 (Released earlier in Japan)
FELICIA ADAMS Read My Lips UK 2/04
SMOKEY ROBINSON Food for the Spirit
SHIRLEY BROWN Woman Enough 2/04
STEPHANIE MILLS Love Is to Listen UK
ALYSON WILLIAMS It's about Time 2/05 (F)
CARMEN RODGERS Free UK 2/04
THE O'JAYS Together We Are One 2/04
MARIO WINANS Hurt No More
ADINA HOWARD Second Coming
BEYONCE Live at Wembley DVD
BOBBY LYLE Straight and Smooth 2/04
DEBRA KILLINGS Surrender
PAQUITO D'RIVERA Reunion
TAMIA Still 2/04 (F)

MARCH 2004

ROBIN DUHE Do It Duhe 2/05
ALFONSO BLACKWELL Sax You Down 2/04
GENO YOUNG Ghetto Symphony 3/04
MONÈT Essence 2/04
SAKAI Dream Big 2/04
JOYCE COOLING The Girl's Got to Play
PETER WHITE Cofindental 2/04
BOB BALDWIN Brazil Chill 2/04
JANET JACKSON Damita Jo
THEODIS EALEY Stand up in It 2/04
HUBERT LAWS Moondance
EUGE GROOVE Livin' Large 2/04
LEE RITENOUR Live in Montreal with Special Guests
USHER Confessions
SHEREE BROWN '83 2/04

FEBRUARY 2004

PAUL BROWN Up Front 4/04
BRAXTON BROTHERS Rollin' 2/04
WALTER BEASLEY Classic R&B Collection (compilation)
BOB JAMES TRIO Take It from the Top
LOUISE PERRYMAN Whisper My Name (reissue) 1/04
ROSIE GAINES You Gave Me Freedom UK 1/04
FREDDIE JACKSON It's Your Move
EN VOGUE Soul Flower 1/04 (F)
VAN HUNT Van Hunt 1/04
ERIC ROBERSON Presents: The Vault Vol 1.5 3/04
ROY C. Meets the Root Doctor

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