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Albums of the season:

MICHON YOUNG – Love, Life, Experiences (CD)
MARIO BIONDI – Best of Soul (2-CD)
WILL DOWNING – Black Pearls
EDDIE LEVERT – Did I Make You Go Ooh
GREGORY PORTER – Take Me to the Alley
MIKI HOWARD – Live in Concert
TERISA GRIFFIN – Revival of Soul
ELIANE ELIAS – Made in Brazil
WILL DOWNING – Chocolate Drops
JOHNNY GILL – Game Changer
GWENDOLYN COLLINS – Storytelling Side 1, The Simple Things
JENNIFER HOLLIDAY – The Song Is You
WILL DOWNING – Euphoria
GREGORY PORTER – Liquid Spirit
MARIO BIONDI – Sun
JEFFREY OSBORNE – A Time for Play
WILL DOWNING – Silver
ROBIN McKELLE – Soul Flower
VICTOR HAYNES – From the Bottom of My Heart
COOL MILLION – III
PETE BELASCO – Lights On
KATHLEEN BERTRAND – Katharsis
ARETHA FRANKLIN – A Woman Falling out of Love
TERISA GRIFFIN – Soulzophrenic
RENA SCOTT – Take Me Away
NINA VIDAL – Open-ended Fantasy
MILES JAYE – God's Creation
LORI WILLIAMS – Healing Within
SHIRLEY JONES – Feels Like Heaven
WILL DOWNING – Lust, Love & Lies
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Contemporary Soul Songbook Volume 3
LYNNE FIDDMONT – Lady
VARIOUS ARTISTS – United We Cure
THE TEMPTATIONS – Still Here
DIRA – Something about the Girl
COOL MILLION – Back for More
ADRIANA EVANS – Walking with the Night
MAYSA – Woman in Love
JOE McBRIDE – Lookin' for a Change
MAKEDA – Escape from Egypt
TEENA MARIE Congo Square
WILL DOWNING Classique
OLETA ADAMS Let's Stay Here
JAMES DAY – Natural Things
ANTOINETTE – Verbal Crush
NORMAN CONNORS – Star Power
KINDRED The Family Soul – The Arrival
LEDISI – It's Christmas
MAYSA – Metamorphosis
ALEX LATTIMORE – Promise
LEONARD JULIEN III – Reflections of Soul
LALAH HATHAWAY – Self Portrait
AL GREEN – Lay It Down
MIKI HOWARD – Private Collection
TRINA BROUSSARD – Inside My Love
NINA VIDAL – Nina Vidal
LORI JENAIRE – Fruition
IZZY JAMES – A Call To Conscience
WILL DOWNING – After Tonight



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New releases:

LINDA JONES – Precious (Anthology)
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Hotlanta Soul 4
PRESTON GLASS – Elevator Speech
CONFECTION – Private Conversations
THE SUNBURST BAND – The Secret Life of Us
MICHAEL FRANKS – Time Together
ROMAN ANDREN – Color Green
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Jump Start Music Volume 3
ALICIA MYERS – Peace of Mind
DAVID PIC CONLEY – Bossa Quintet
BOOKER T. JONES – Road from Memphis
ELECTRIC EMPIRE – Electric Empire
LEDISI – Pieces of Me
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Jump Start 2
RONALD ISLEY – Mr. I
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Contemporary Soulbook Volume 2
TRACY HAMLIN – Better Days
CORNELIUS MD – Lifetime of Love
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Contemporary Soulbook Volume 1
REGGIE CALLOWAY – Bring Back the Love
CHIDI – Unrehearsed
COOL MILLION – Going Out Tonight
VARIOUS ARTISTS – The Soul of Smooth Jazz
LORI DOW – Love Changes
HESTON – Storyteller
OMAR CUNNINGHAM – Time Served
CORNELIUS MD – Step Baby
SERGIO MENDES – Encanto
GERALD ALSTON – Sings Sam Cooke
SOLOMON BURKE – Like a Fire
ASHANTI MUNIR – Balance
VENUECONNECTION – Madrid Boogie
THE EMBERS – The Show Must Go on
LITTLE MILTON – If Walls Could Talk
DARRYL D. WHITE – Me Holding U (CD single)
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Village Soul 2
CARLTON J. SMITH – Diagram Of A Relationship
CONFECTION – Confection
THE SATYA PROJECT – Shine A Light
KIPPER JONES – K.I.P. (Keep It Pushin')
THE ALLSTARS COLLECTIVE – All about the Music
KEITH SWEAT – A Christmas Of Love
THE ISLEY BROTHERS – I'll Be Home for Christmas
PATTI LaBELLE – Miss Patti's Christmas
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Wants Lists Volume 3
UNΙ – Unι
VALARIE ADAMS – Valarie Adams
VARIOUS ARTISTS – City Teacher OST
JUA – Anticipation
CHAKA KHAN – Funk This!
LEDISI – Lost & Found
TUOMO – My Things
KENDRA ROSS – New Voice
PRINCE – Planet Earth
TY CAUSEY – Expressions
APRIL HILL Love 360
CONFECTION Fantasisin' (12" single)
RONNIE McNEIR Ronnie Mac & Co
O'BRYAN – First
PETER MICHAEL ESCOVEDO – Moments


The Latest CD Reissue Soul Reviews:


Soul reissue CD albums:

V.A. More from the Other Side of the Trax – Stax-Volt 45 rpm Rarities 1960-1968
V.A. Birth of Soul – Special Detroit Edition 1961-64
LOWRELL Lowrell
LENNY WILLIAMS Choosing You
DIONNE WARWICK – Presenting Dionne Warwick / Anyone Who Had A Heart / Make Way / The Sensitive Sound
DIONNE WARWICK – Here I Am & Live In Paris & Here Where There Is Love & On Stage And In Movies
DIONNE WARWICK – Windows Of The World & In The Valley Of The Dolls & Promises & Soulful
DIONNE WARWICK – I'll Never Fall In Love / Very Dionne / Dionne / Just Being Myself
KENI BURKE – Changes
KENI BURKE – You're the Best
KOOL & THE GANG – The Force
KLEEER – Winners
TYRONE DAVIS – In the Mood
STEPHANIE MILLS – Whatcha Gonna Do with My Lovin' (1979/2011)
LINDA WILLIAMS – City Living (1979/2011)
THE JONESES – The Joneses (1977/2011)
POINTER SISTERS – Special Things (1980/2010)
CON FUNK SHUN – Touch / Seven / To the Max (1980/1981/1982)
CON FUNK SHUN – Loveshine / Cnady (1978/1979)
CHANGE – Sharing Your Love (1982/2011)
CHANGE – This Is Your Time (1983/2011)
ESTHER WILLIAMS – Inside of Me (1981/2011)
PEOPLE'S CHOICE – People's Choice (1980/2011)
TATA VEGA – Full Speed Ahead (1976/2011)
TATA VEGA – Totally Tata (1977/2011)
MICHAEL HENDERSON – Slingshot (1981/2011)
G.Q. – Face to face (1981/2011)
JON LUCIEN – I Am Now (1970/2011)
POINTER SISTERS – Hot Together (1986/2011)
BEAU WILLIAMS – Bodacious (1984/2011)
MARLENA SHAW – Acting Up (1978/2011)
JON LUCIEN – Rashida (1973/2011)
DAZZ BAND – Hot Spot (1985/2011)
WALDO – Love Don’t Grow On Trees (1982/2011)
THE ORIGINALS – California Sunset (1975/2011)
PAUL LAURENCE – Haven't You Heard (1985/2011)
MELBA MOORE – Never Say Never (1983/2011)
MELBA MOORE – What a Woman Needs (1981/2011)
MELBA MOORE – The Other Side of the Rainbow (1982/2011)
STACY LATTISAW – Take Me All the Way (1987/2011)
FIRST CIRCLE – Boys Night Out (1987/2011)
BLUE MAGIC – Welcome Back (1981/2011)
LUTHER INGRAM – First Two Albums (1972/1972/2009)
FACTS OF LIFE – Just the Facts (Compilation, 2009)
STEPHANIE MILLS – Stephanie (1981/2009)
SANDRA FEVA – Savoir Faire Plus (1981/2009)
PHYLLIS HYMAN – Can't We Fall in Love Again (1981/2008)
TEDDY PENDERGRASS – Teddy Pendegrass (His solo debut) (1977/2008)
TEDDY PENDERGRASS – Life Is a Song worth Singing (1978/2008)
TEDDY PENDERGRASS – Teddy (1979)
TEDDY PENDERGRASS – Live! Coast to Coast (1979)
TEDDY PENDERGRASS – TP (1980)
HEATWAVE – The G.T.O. Singles Collection
HEATWAVE – Too Hot to Handle / Central Heating
HEATWAVE – Hot Property
HEATWAVE – Candles
HEATWAVE – Current
BEGGAR & CO feat THE FUNK JAZZ COLLECTIVE – Brass Strings 'n' Things
WEBSTER LEWIS – On the Town
WEBSTER LEWIS – Touch My Love
WEBSTER LEWIS – 8 for the 80s
WEBSTER LEWIS – Let Me Be the One
ANGELA BOFILL – Too Tough / Teaser
MARGIE JOSEPH – Hear the Words, Feel the Feeling
LEROY BURGESS Throwback: Harlem 1979 – 1983
OLIVER CHEATHAM Get Down Saturday Night
FATBACK So Delicious


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