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THE SERIOUS SOUL CHARTS IN 2004

The Latest Serious Soul Chart

DECEMBER 2004

My Everything: Vintage Baker


1 (1) ANITA BAKER My Everything US BLUE NOTE CD
2 (4) MAYSA Smooth Sailing US ENCODED/UK EXPANSION CD
3 (3) REGINA BELLE Lazy Afternoon US PEAK CD
4 (-) GWENDOLYN JOY Love Is... UK Expansion CD
5 (2) INCOGNITO Adventures in Black Sunshine UK DOME/US NARADA CD
6 (5) VARIOUS New Soul Heaven UK EXPANSION CD
7 (7) VARIOUS ARTISTS Cafe de Soul Vol. 5 UK CAFE DE SOUL CD
8 (17) JABARI GROVER When I'm with You UK EXPANSION
9 (14) LISA DEVEAUX Shakin That Jazz US ISLAND GIRL MUSIC
10 (15) THE O'JAYS Imagination US SANCTUARY CD

11 (9) TEENA MARIE La Dona US CASH MONEY CD
12 (6) TRINA BROUSSARD Same Girl US MOTOWN CD
13 (8) PETE BELASCO Deeper US COMPENDIA CD
14 (-) VARIOUS Soul Togetherness 2004 UK EXPANSION CD
15 (10) THE SUNBURST BAND Until the End of Time UK ZR RECORDS CD
16 (-) LORI PERRY Wrote This Song US PA LANCE RECORDS
17 (16) ROY AYERS Virgin Ubiquity UK BARELY BREAKING EVEN CD
18 (-) NEW BIRTH Lifetime US STONEHURST RECORDS
19 (13) JILL SCOTT Beautifully Human US SONY CD
20 (12) STEPHANIE MILLS Born for This UK EXPANSION CD


NOVEMBER 2004

1 (1) ANITA BAKER My Everything US BLUE NOTE CD
2 (2) INCOGNITO Adventures in Black Sunshine UK DOME/US NARADA CD
3 (3) REGINA BELLE Lazy Afternoon US PEAK CD
4 (7) MAYSA Smooth Sailing US ENCODED/UK EXPANSION CD
5 (12) VARIOUS New Soul Heaven UK EXPANSION CD
6 (6) TRINA BROUSSARD Same Girl US MOTOWN CD
7 (9) VARIOUS ARTISTS Cafe de Soul Vol. 5 UK CAFE DE SOUL CD
8 (8) PETE BELASCO Deeper US COMPENDIA CD
9 (4) TEENA MARIE La Dona US CASH MONEY CD
10 (11) THE SUNBURST BAND Until the End of Time UK ZR RECORDS CD

11 (5) EMERALD JADE A New Classic US BREEZE CD
12 (14) STEPHANIE MILLS Born for This UK EXPANSION CD
13 (16) JILL SCOTT Beautifully Human US SONY CD
14 (-) LISA DEVEAUX Shakin That Jazz US ISLAND GIRL MUSIC
15 (-) THE O'JAYS Imagination US SANCTUARY CD
16 (10) ROY AYERS Virgin Ubiquity UK BARELY BREAKING EVEN CD
17 (-) JABARI GROVER When I'm with You UK EXPANSION
18 (15) ANTOINIQUE Introducing Antoinique US X RECORDS CD
19 (19) PARKES Heart & Soul (Nexus) US POINT OF GRACE ENT.
20 (-) GRAINGER Twin Phase UK CAFE DE SOUL CD


OCTOBER 2004

1 (-) ANITA BAKER My Everything US BLUE NOTE CD
2 (7) INCOGNITO Adventures in Black Sunshine UK DOME/US NARADA CD
3 (9) REGINA BELLE Lazy Afternoon US PEAK CD
4 (1) TEENA MARIE La Dona US CASH MONEY CD
5 (2) EMERALD JADE A New Classic US BREEZE CD
6 (4) TRINA BROUSSARD Same Girl US MOTOWN CD
7 (-) MAYSA Smooth Sailing US ENCODED/UK EXPANSION CD
8 (3) PETE BELASCO Deeper US COMPENDIA CD
9 (-) VARIOUS ARTISTS Cafe de Soul Vol. 5 UK CAFE DE SOUL CD
10 (6) ROY AYERS Virgin Ubiquity UK BARELY BREAKING EVEN CD

11 (10) THE SUNBURST BAND Until the End of Time UK ZR RECORDS CD
12 (14) VARIOUS New Soul Heaven UK EXPANSION CD
13 (5) THE TEMPTATIONS Legacy US MOTOWN CD
14 (19) STEPHANIE MILLS Born for This UK EXPANSION CD
15 (8) ANTOINIQUE Introducing Antoinique US X RECORDS CD
16 (-) JILL SCOTT Beautifully Human US SONY CD
17 (17) VAL WATSON Urbal US THUMP RECORDS CD
18 (12) THE O'JAYS Together We Are One US THE RIGHT STUFF CD
19 (-) PARKES Heart & Soul (Nexus) US POINT OF GRACE ENT.
20 (13) SAKAI Dream Big US FAMILY TREE PRODUCTIONS CD


SEPTEMBER 2004

Teena Marie: Her best ever set?


1 (1) TEENA MARIE La Dona US CASH MONEY CD
2 (2) EMERALD JADE A New Classic US BREEZE CD
3 (4) PETE BELASCO Deeper US COMPENDIA CD
4 (6) TRINA BROUSSARD Same Girl US MOTOWN CD
5 (3) THE TEMPTATIONS Legacy US MOTOWN CD
6 (8) ROY AYERS Virgin Ubiquity UK BARELY BREAKING EVEN CD
7 (-) INCOGNITO Adventures in Black Sunshine UK DOME/US NARADA CD
8 (5) ANTOINIQUE Introducing Antoinique US X RECORDS CD
9 (-) REGINA BELLE Lazy Afternoon US PEAK CD
10 (-) THE SUNBURST BAND Until the End of Time UK ZR RECORDS CD

11 (11) MONÉT Essence US PURPOSE RECORDS CD
12 (7) THE O'JAYS Together We Are One US THE RIGHT STUFF CD
13 (17) SAKAI Dream Big US FAMILY TREE PRODUCTIONS CD
14 (-) VARIOUS New Soul Heaven UK EXPANSION CD
15 (14) ALYSON WILLIAMS It's about Time UK EXPANSION CD
16 (13) BRENDA RUSSELL Between the Moon and the Stars UK DOME CD
17 (15) VAL WATSON Urbal US THUMP RECORDS CD
18 (-) ANGIE STONE Stone Love US J RECORDS CD
19 (-) STEPHANIE MILLS Born for This UK EXPANSION CD
20 (-) BYRON WOODS In the Land of Smooth UK EXPANSION CD


AUGUST 2004


1 (1) TEENA MARIE La Dona US CASH MONEY CD
2 (3) EMERALD JADE A New Classic US BREEZE CD
3 (6) THE TEMPTATIONS Legacy US MOTOWN CD
4 (8) PETE BELASCO Deeper
5 (2) ANTOINIQUE Introducing Antoinique
6 (17) TRINA BROUSSARD Same Girl US MOTOWN CD
7 (4) THE O'JAYS Together We Are One
8 (7) ROY AYERS Virgin Ubiquity
9 (5) GABRIELLE GOODMAN Angel Eyes
10 (10) TIFFANY LAING The Return

11 (11) MONÉT Essence
12 (9) LOUISE PERRYMAN Whisper My Name
13 (18) BRENDA RUSSELL Between the Moon and the Stars UK DOME CD
14 (12) ALYSON WILLIAMS It's about Time
15 (-) VAL WATSON Urbal
16 (16) SISTER SLEDGE Style US EMPOWERMENT ENTERPRISES CD
17 (15) SAKAI Dream Big
18 (-) STEVE HARVEY De'Valicious Volume One US Promo CD (Available through Soulbrother.com)
19 (-) RASHAAN PATTERSON After Hours
20 (14) MIA MIATA Mia Miata's Urban Aria


JULY 2004

1 (6) TEENA MARIE La Dona
2 (1) ANTOINIQUE Introducing Antoinique
3 (-) EMERALD JADE A New Classic US BREEZE CD
4 (8) THE O'JAYS Together We Are One
5 (2) GABRIELLE GOODMAN Angel Eyes
6 (-) THE TEMPTATIONS Legacy US MOTOWN CD
7 (7) ROY AYERS Virgin Ubiquity
8 (13) PETE BELASCO Deeper
9 (4) LOUISE PERRYMAN Whisper My Name
10 (5) TIFFANY LAING The Return

11 (11) MONÉT Essence
12 (12) ALYSON WILLIAMS It's about Time
13 (3) PHYLLIS HYMAN In Between Heartaches
14 (10) MIA MIATA Mia Miata's Urban Aria
15 (17) SAKAI Dream Big
16 (-) SISTER SLEDGE Style US EMPOWERMENT ENTERPRISES CD
17 (-) TRINA BROUSSARD Same Girl US MOTOWN CD
18 (-) BRENDA RUSSELL Between the Moon and the Stars UK DOME CD
19 (15) KASHIF Music from My Mind
20 (-) PIECES OF A DREAM No Assembly Required


JUNE 2004

Antoinique


1 (4) ANTOINIQUE Introducing Antoinique
2 (1) GABRIELLE GOODMAN Angel Eyes
3 (3) PHYLLIS HYMAN In Between Heartaches
4 (2) LOUISE PERRYMAN Whisper My Name
5 (6) TIFFANY LAING The Return
6 (-) TEENA MARIE La Dona
7 (8) ROY AYERS Virgin Ubiquity
8 (10) THE O'JAYS Together We Are One
9 (5) ISLEY meets BACHARACH Here I Am
10 (7) MIA MIATA Mia Miata's Urban Aria

11 (19) MONÉT Essence
12 (11) ALYSON WILLIAMS It's about Time
13 (-) PETE BELASCO Deeper
14 (12) ALISON CROCKETT On Becoming a Woman
15 (13) KASHIF Music from My Mind
16 (16) JON LUCIEN Live in NYC
17 (-) SAKAI Dream Big
18 (9) VARIOUS Cafe de Soul 4
19 (-) SHEREE BROWN '83
20 (-) RAHSAAN PATTERSON After Hours


MAY 2004

Gabrielle Goodman


1 (1) GABRIELLE GOODMAN Angel Eyes
2 (6) LOUISE PERRYMAN Whisper My Name
3 (2) PHYLLIS HYMAN In Between Heartaches
4 (14) ANTOINIQUE Introducing Antoinique
5 (3) ISLEY meets BACHARACH Here I Am
6 (5) TIFFANY LAING The Return
7 (15) MIA MIATA Mia Miata's Urban Aria
8 (8) ROY AYERS Virgin Ubiquity
9 (4) VARIOUS Cafe de Soul 4
10 (-) THE O'JAYS Together We Are One

11 (-) ALYSON WILLIAMS It's about Time
12 (13) ALISON CROCKETT On Becoming a Woman
13 (9) RHIAN BENSON Gold Coast
14 (12) JOHN STODDART Wings to Walk This Road
15 (10) ALICIA KEYS The Diary of Alicia Keys
16 (11) JON LUCIEN Live in NYC
17 (7) WILL DOWNING Emotions
18 (17) KASHIF Music from My Mind
19 (-) MONÉT Essence
20 (16) ANTHONY HAMILTON Comin' from Where I'm from


APRIL 2004

1 (1) GABRIELLE GOODMAN Angel Eyes
2 (5) PHYLLIS HYMAN In Between Heartaches
3 (2) ISLEY meets BACHARACH Here I Am
4 (4) VARIOUS Cafe de Soul 4
5 (8) TIFFANY LAING The Return
6 (-) LOUISE PERRYMAN Whisper My Name
7 (3) WILL DOWNING Emotions
8 (-) ROY AYERS Virgin Ubiquity
9 (6) RHIAN BENSON Gold Coast
10 (7) ALICIA KEYS The Diary of Alicia Keys

11 (11) JON LUCIEN Live in NYC
12 (16) JOHN STODDART Wings to Walk This Road
13 (-) ALISON CROCKETT On Becoming a Woman
14 (-) ANTOINIQUE Introducing Antoinique
15 (-) MIA MIATA Mia Miata's Urban Aria
16 (9) ANTHONY HAMILTON Comin' from Where I'm from
17 (-) KASHIF Music from My Mind
18 (12) IMPROMP2 The Definition of Love
19 (15) VARIOUS Soul Togetherness 2003
20 (10) BARRINGTON Best Kept Secret


MARCH 2004

1 (5) GABRIELLE GOODMAN Angel Eyes
2 (2) ISLEY meets BACHARACH Here I Am
3 (1) WILL DOWNING Emotions
4 (12) VARIOUS Cafe de Soul 4
5 (14) PHYLLIS HYMAN In Between Heartaches
6 (4) RHIAN BENSON Gold Coast
7 (7) ALICIA KEYS The Diary of Alicia Keys
8 (13) TIFFANY LAING The Return
9 (3) ANTHONY HAMILTON Comin' from Where I'm from
10 (6) BARRINGTON Best Kept Secret

11 (11) JON LUCIEN Live in NYC
12 (10) IMPROMP2 The Definition of Love
13 (20) JOHN STODDART Wings to Walk This Road
14 (9) ARETHA FRANKLIN So Damn Happy
15 (8) VARIOUS Soul Togetherness 2003
16 (15) FULL FLAVA Colour of My Soul
17 (18) GARY TAYLOR Ecletic Bohemian
18 (-) RAYFORD GRIFFIN Rebirth of Cool
19 (-) KALVIN BISHOP Do What I Gotta Do
20 (-) AL GREEN I Can't Stop


FEBRUARY 2004


1 (1) WILL DOWNING Emotions
2 (9) ISLEY meets BACHARACH Here I Am
3 (2) ANTHONY HAMILTON Comin' from Where I'm from
4 (5) RHIAN BENSON Gold Coast
5 (-) GABRIELLE GOODMAN Angel Eyes
6 (3) BARRINGTON Best Kept Secret
7 (10) ALICIA KEYS The Diary of Alicia Keys
8 (6) VARIOUS Soul Togetherness 2003
9 (7) ARETHA FRANKLIN So Damn Happy
10 (4) IMPROMP2 The Definition of Love

11 (8) JON LUCIEN Live in NYC
12 (-) VARIOUS Cafe de Soul 4
13 (18) TIFFANY LAING The Return
14 (-) PHYLLIS HYMAN In Between Heartaches
15 (12) FULL FLAVA Colour of My Soul
16 (13) VARIOUS Organic Soul 3
17 (11) JUEWETT BOSTICK It's Not So Easy
18 (19) GARY TAYLOR Ecletic Bohemian
19 (15) FRANK McCOMB Truth
20 (-) JOHN STODDART Wings to Walk This Road


JANUARY 2004

1 (1) WILL DOWNING Emotions
2 (3) ANTHONY HAMILTON Comin' from Where I'm from
3 (4) BARRINGTON Best Kept Secret
4 (2) IMPROMP2 The Definition of Love
5 (8) RHIAN BENSON Gold Coast
6 (10) VARIOUS Soul Togetherness 2003
7 (6) ARETHA FRANKLIN So Damn Happy
8 (5) JON LUCIEN Live in NYC
9 (12) ISLEY meets BACHARACH Here I Am
10 (14) ALICIA KEYS The Diary of Alicia Keys

11 (7) JUEWETT BOSTICK It's Not So Easy
12 (11) FULL FLAVA Colour of My Soul
13 (13) VARIOUS Organic Soul 3
14 (9) VENUS MALONE Pretty on the Inside
15 (19) FRANK McCOMB Truth
16 (18) LARRY GOLD Presents Don Cello & Friends
17 (20) SEEK Journey into Day
18 (-) TIFFANY LAING The Return
19 (-) GARY TAYLOR Ecletic Bohemian
20 (16) MARLON SAUNDERS Enter My Mind


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