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Private Space, the group’s third album, is a previously untapped vibe at the heart of The Indications. Pushing beyond the boundaries of the funk and soul on their previous releases, Private Space unlocks the door to a wider range of sounds and launches boldly into a world of synthy modern soul and disco beats dotted with strings. It’s an organic, timeless record that’s as fresh as clean kicks and familiar as your favorite well-worn LP. Developed after being apart for much of the year, Private Space is creatively explosive and delights in upending expectations. Its 10 tracks are both an escapist fantasy and a much-needed recentering after a tumultuous 2020. Throughout, The Indications highlight a collective resiliency – as well as the power of a good song to be a light in the darkness.

Durand Jones & The Indications have long provided the soulful soundtrack for such deep thoughts, both on stage and on your turntable. But as the world slowly resets from the chaos of the past year, Durand Jones & The Indications’ Private Space is arriving at just the right time.

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Mariah Carey

Butterfly [LP]

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In celebration of #MC30, Mariah Carey’s album Butterfly is back on vinyl and remastered – featuring “Honey,” “My All” and “Breakdown.”
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Mariah Carey

Rainbow [2LP]

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In celebration of #MC30, Mariah Carey’s album Rainbow is back on vinyl and remastered – featuring “Thank God I Found You” and “Heartbreaker.”
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ARETHA - To say that Aretha Franklin was one of the greatest American artists of all time is an understatement. Her multi-octave voice moved millions around the world during an unrivaled career that spanned six decades and garnered the singer-songwriter every achievement and honor imaginable. This 1CD version features 20 highlight tracks from the box.
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Recorded in the spring of 2010 and then mysteriously abandoned by Prince before its release, the statement album Welcome 2 America documents Prince’s concerns, hopes, and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political division, disinformation, and a renewed fight for racial justice. The album features some of Prince’s only studio collaborations with the bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, drummer Chris Coleman, and engineer Jason Agel, with additional contributions from New Power Generation singers Shelby J, Liv Warfield, and Elisa Fiorillo and keyboardist Morris Hayes, who Prince also recruited to co-produce the album. The Deluxe Edition of Welcome 2 America combines the 2LP and CD versions of the album with a never before released Blu-Ray of Prince’s full April 28, 2011 performance at the Forum, part of the Welcome 2 America Tour’s historic 21 Nite Stand in Los Angeles. The show is presented in stereo, 5.1 surround and Dolby Atmos, and includes 24 tracks from across Prince’s career, from his biggest hits to fan favorites to ten rare covers. In addition, the deluxe edition features a 32 page 12x12 book, exclusive poster and an embossed vellum envelope of limited edition memorabilia all housed in a luxe, gold embossed package. Experienced as a complete package, the Deluxe Edition provides an immersive view of Prince’s creative genius during his spontaneous, energetic, and thought-provoking Welcome 2 America era.

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Four CD set. To say that Aretha Franklin was one of the greatest American artists of all time is an understatement. Her multi-octave voice moved millions around the world during an unrivaled career that spanned six decades and garnered the singer-songwriter every achievement and honor imaginable. Her reign as the Queen of Soul will play out across four discs on a new boxed set from Rhino that is the first to span her entire career, including songs from every label she recorded with. Among the collection's 81 newly remastered tracks, 19 are making their CD and digital debuts, including alternate versions of classic hits, demos, rarities, and live tracks, like her stunning performance of "(You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman" at The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in 2015. To put Franklin's life and career into perspective, the collection is accompanied by liner notes written by Rochelle Riley, author and director of arts and culture for the City of Detroit, and David Nathan, a music journalist and soul historian who interviewed Franklin more times than any other living writer. The collection also features stunning artwork by celebrated artist Makeba Keebs Rainey, who provides her signature style to a classic portrait of the Queen of Soul by renowned photographer Neal Preston.
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Bastards of Soul return with 2 songs recorded at Niles City Sound in Ft. Worth during the lockdown. Lizzy Louise is a tune about past loves and relationships and While It's Hot is a Summer scorcher influenced by 70s soul dancefloor classics like Curtis Mayfield's "Move On Up".
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IAN ISIAH IS A BONAFIDE NYC R&B SEX IDOL.Raised in the heart of Brooklyn with a strong gospel stripe, he's growninto the forefront of both fashion and LGBTQ+ movements. Seen as acreative leader & magnetic muse of the Hood By Air brand, you can findhim hymning in a church or on a street corner as often as you can hearhim McIng one of NYC's underground raves. Ian has loaned his talentselsewhere as well, branding and performing at events for Virgil Abloh,Nike, Helmut Lang, Adidas, Century 21, Colmar, Telfar and many othersover the years. Ian has toured with Blood Orange and is featured/singingall over the latest album Angel's Pulse, as well as Hynes' previous LPsNegro Swan, Freetown Sound, on top of appearances on records byChromeo & Theophilus London. His Shugga Sextape Vol. 1 from 2018took the music world by storm and featured looks in Vogue, The FADER,Pitchfork's Rising and culminated in a performance at the 2019 Pornhubawards. Now with his Chromeo-produced funk, silky soul-infusedrelease AUNTIE on Chromeo's Juliet Records, things are looking veryexciting for the young rising star.
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Aleicha Janeice Campbell known professionally as Leela James, is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter. This is her 7th Studio album.
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Tony Glausi has created a mixtape to his life, thanks, in part, to his willingness to try anything. EVERYTHING AT ONCE is cinematic, a feature length production introducing Tony Glausi the polymath. "The album is literally a two year snapshot of my life. Each story is like a scene from a film, or I guess 10 different films" Glausi concludes. They're all worth watching, over and over again.
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Hieronymus Dros takes no responsibility for any cigarette habits formed, bank heists performed, turtle necks purchased, rooftop sniping acts of domestic terrorism, illegal gun fights, federal automobile pursuits or unprotected sexual encounters that may be perceived as being caused by the extensive play of the audio recordings on (but not limited to) "The Age Of Hieronymus" and all subsequently related materials. If you're gonna make a disclaimer about your album, that's the way it should be done. Australian producer and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Allister, known as Dros in the studio, banded together with 15+ other like-minded soul brothers and sisters to create The Age of Hieronymus, a disgustingly good concoction of cosmic jazz fusion, soul funk and hip hop. A whopper of a double album at 17 tracks, this scorching debut could comfortably soundtrack your next block party barbecue, a bank heist, or a steamy evening in (and morning after) with your concubine.
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Rip It Up: The Best Of Specialty Records brings together some of the most important tracks to be released on the notable Los Angeles record label. Founded in 1945 by Art Rupe, Specialty Records made a giant impact in the fields of gospel, rock n roll, and R&B. With legendary artists including Little Richard, Lloyd Price, Sam Cooke and Roy Milton – this completion features 18 tracks that helped to shape R&B as we know it.  

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Group member and songwriter Thomas Gatling says this about the song:"During slavery, songs were a form of communication for black people. These songs became known as hymns, or as our seasoned saints call them, the songs that brought us over. "Fight On" was inspired by a hymn called "Hold On (Just A Little While Longer)", a song used to encourage black people to not give up. Through that song, God gave me "Fight On." It was written to amplify the voices that for so long have fallen on deaf ears and to encourage and uplift people to continue the fight for equality and against white supremacy. Be empowered, my people. We are not thugs, we are innovators. We are intelligent and our feelings, hopes, dreams, and lives matter. Fight on, and everything's gonna be alright.
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The O'Jays are an American R&B group from Canton, Ohio, formed in 1958 and originally consisting of Eddie Levert (born June 16, 1942), Walter Lee Williams (born August 25, 1943), William Powell (January 20, 1942 - May 26, 1977), Bobby Massey (born 1942, Canton) and Bill Isles (January 4, 1941 - March 28, 2019). The O'Jays emerged at the forefront of Philadelphia soul with "Back Stabbers" (1972), and topped the US Billboard Hot 100 the following year with "Love Train." Several other US R&B hits followed, and The O'Jays were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2013 they were inducted into National Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame.
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The Time

The Time

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Double red and white colored vinyl LP pressing. The debut album by Morris Day's band, The Time. Written and produced with, and performed almost entirely by Prince with vocals from Day. With a 6-track second LP of original single edits of five of the album's songs (with "Cool" in 2 parts).
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Michael Jackson

Thriller [Vinyl]

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Limited vinyl LP repressing in gatefold jacket. Thriller is the sixth solo studio album by Michael Jackson. It was released by Epic Records on November 30, 1982, as the follow-up to Jackson's critically and commercially successful 1979 album Off The Wall. Thriller explores similar genres to those of Off The Wall, including pop, post-disco, rock and funk. Recording sessions took place on April to November 1982 at Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles with a production budget of $750, 000, assisted by producer Quincy Jones. Seven singles were released from the album, all of which reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. In just over a year, Thriller became-and currently remains-the best-selling album of all time, with estimated sales of 65 million copies worldwide. It has become the first album ever to be certified 32 times multi-platinum for U.S. sales, marking more than 32 million sales shipped. The album won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards in 1984, including for Album of the Year.
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For the first time on vinyl - the spectacular live album from the original modern R&B diva and Rock Hall Of Fame nominee, Chaka Khan!Incredible performances of Khan's best loved songs including "I Feel For You," "Ain't Nobody," "Through The Fire," "I'm Every Woman," and more!Gorgeous gatefold jacket with colored vinyl!
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J. Cole

2014 Forest Hills Drive [Vinyl]

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Double vinyl LP pressing. 2014 release, the third album from the rapper. The album was named after his childhood home address 2014 Forest Hills Drive. Produced by J. Cole with guest producers Elite, Ron Gilmore, Tray Samuels, DJ Dahl, Illmind, Cardiak, CritCal, Vinylz, Organized Noize and Jproof. Cole calls out white rappers Justin Timberlake, Eminem and Macklemore on the track "Fire Squad" hinting "history repeats itself" ala the Elvis rip-off controversy in the '50s.
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1 standard weight BLACK Vinyl LP, in mirror-board finish jacket, printed inner sleeve, and 20 page 12”x 12” booklet

Gold-Diggers Sound is the new album from Leon Bridges. This R&B collection is birthed from extended late nights at the Los Angeles, California studio of the same name. The album celebrates Leon’s immersive experience of creating music in the same East Hollywood room where he lived, worked and drank over the course of two years. The soulful collaboration between Leon as an artist and the space itself was so encompassing that he chose to name the album after the soon-to-be legendary complex.

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GRAMMY nominated singing sensation Giveon is gearing up for another big year in 2021. The Long Beach native took 2020 by storm and has already landed in stardom, thanks to his vocals on Drake's "Chicago Freestyle," coupled with the release of his own single "Like I Want You." The video has gained over 47 million views on YouTube alone, and the single has reached over 121M WW streams to date across streaming platforms, peaking at #10 on the Billboard Emerging Artist chart and #25 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart. His debut EP Take Time was met with critical acclaim, as everyone from Billboard to NPR recognized this rising star's reach. He even grabbed a song placement on Season 4 of HBO's Insecure with his track "World We Created." - By August, Giveon became the inaugural artist for Spotify's Are & Be Spotify Singles campaign, as he reworked "Like I Want You" (dubbed "Side A") with "Side B" being a cover of D'Angelo's classic "Untitled (How Does It Feel)," serendipitously also recorded at NYC's Electric Lady Studios where D'Angelo recorded the hit. His new EP When It's All Said And Done, picks up where Take Time left off, detailing the peaks and valleys of a love story gone awry. With a Rat Pack-style vibe and elevated storytelling woven tightly through his music, Giveon is here to give R&B the re-up it needs. And he's just getting started.

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Limited vinyl picture disc LP pressing. Purple Rain is the sixth studio album by Prince, the first to feature his backing band The Revolution, and is the soundtrack album to the 1984 film of the same name. Purple Rain is regularly ranked among the best albums in music history, and is widely regarded as Prince's magnum opus. Time magazine ranked it the 15th greatest album of all time in 1993, and it placed 18th on VH1's Greatest Rock and Roll Albums of All Time countdown. Rolling Stone ranked it the second-best album of the 1980s and 76th on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The first two singles from Purple Rain, "When Doves Cry" and "Let's Go Crazy", topped the US singles charts, and were hits around the world, while the title track went to number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified thirteen-times platinum (diamond) by the RIAA.
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TINA / FOREIGN AFFAIR - Tina Turner's classic album Foreign Affair is celebrated on 2LP, fully remastered for the first time. Foreign Affair (2020 Remaster)(2LP)
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Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, the mysterious steel pan outfit hailing from Hamburg, Germany have amassed a cult following around the globe. With a slew of classic 7"s and two critically acclaimed full length albums, they set a high bar for themselves, one they clearly intend on pushing even higher with this new offering. On their third album, aptly titled Expansions, BRSB are back with more of the same, but more of the same with them is inherently different. Covering songs that span genres and range from mega hits to album cuts, they make them their own with their unique approach to the traditional steel pans of Trinidad and Tobago. Part of the allure of a new record from Bacao is finding out what covers they chose. However, die hard fans are also waiting to hear the original numbers like the stellar album opener "Tough Victory". It's airtight rhythm section, brass arrangements, and layers of steel pan melodies make the term "cover band" a shoe that could never fit Bacao. Within the next three songs they go from Jazz (Galt MacDermot), to Hip Hop (Slum Village / J Dilla), to a dance floor classic (Grace Jones) taking them all on with their signature style, expanding on the originals. An easy crowd favorite is their gritty, gully, and neck snapping cover of the Timbaland produced Jay-Z club hit "Dirt Off Your Shoulder". The infamous crushing Bacao drums start the show and the moment they start playing the top line on the pans, all bets are off. Sure to become a dance floor filler is their bottom heavy, four on the floor version of Sylvester's classic "I Need Somebody To Love Tonight". They venture into some gutbucket funk with Ike Turner's "Getting Nasty" and bring the steel pans to Minnie Riperton's Jazz classic "Les Fleurs". Digging deeper in the modern canon and paying tribute to a tribute, they cover Erykah Badu's homage to the late great J Dilla, "The Healer". This is the type of thing to make Spice Adams jump on his kitchen counter and scream. From the second the beat drops they give the original Madlib production a run for it's money, shaking subwoofers with the eerie tremolo bass while the pans play E. Badu's vocal melodies. By the time the album is through Bacao has taken the listener on a journey that spans a myriad of energies, tempos, and moods while somehow managing to keep it all under one umbrella. For all that, these songs are alive, and they will be taken out of the context of this album and sewn into the fabric of DJ sets around the globe for many years to come. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band is breathing renewed life into the originals and continuing to push the boundaries of steel pan music, or, as the title suggests, expanding on it.
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BILLY PAUL - Paul Williams (December 1, 1934 - April 24, 2016), known professionally as Billy Paul, was a Grammy Award-winning American soul singer, known for his 1972 No. 1 single "Me and Mrs. Jones", as well as the 1973 album and single War of the Gods, which blends his more conventional pop, soul, and funk styles with electronic and psychedelic influences. At a night spot or a show when he sang the song "Me and Mrs. Jones", people go crazy because they love it so much.
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Lou Rawls (December 1, 1933 - January 6, 2006) was an American record producer, singer, composer and actor. Rawls released more than 60 albums, sold more than 40 million records. Talk about Groovy People.
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Limited edition vinyl LP pressing of the uber-successful sophomore album from this UK vocalist. Although her 2003 debut was a success, her rowdy offstage behavior became the focus of tabloids and critics instead of the music. Because of this, Winehouse stepped out of the spotlight and concentrated on putting the focus back on her music. Three years later, her sophomore release surprised critics and excited her fan base. Combining a strong, Jazzy vocal style with often frank lyrical content recounting tales of love and loss, Winehouse is a truly talented songwriter with a good ear for melody, making this album an essential purchase. Universal.
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The band's first Greatest Hits compilation from their first four albums, originally released on Reprise in 1993. Includes "More Bounce To The Ounce" sampled by The Notorious BIG, and "Computer Love" sampled by "2Pac. On two-color per LP Violet and Magenta / Orange and Pink 140g colored vinyl.

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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Al Green's Greatest Hits is a 1975 greatest hits release by soul singer Al Green. The compilation has consistently ranked as one of the best executed 'greatest hits' albums in history. The album peaked at #3 on Billboard's Top Soul LPs and at #17 on the Billboard 200. Al Green is a soul/gospel singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, including "Take Me to the River", "Tired of Being Alone", "I'm Still in Love with You", "Love and Happiness", and his signature song, "Let's Stay Together". Inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, Green was referred to on the museum's site as being "one of the most gifted purveyors of soul music".
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Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, the mysterious steel pan outfit hailing from Hamburg, Germany have amassed a cult following around the globe. With a slew of classic 7"s and two critically acclaimed full length albums, they set a high bar for themselves, one they clearly intend on pushing even higher with this new offering. On their third album, aptly titled Expansions, BRSB are back with more of the same, but more of the same with them is inherently different. Covering songs that span genres and range from mega hits to album cuts, they make them their own with their unique approach to the traditional steel pans of Trinidad and Tobago. Part of the allure of a new record from Bacao is finding out what covers they chose. However, die hard fans are also waiting to hear the original numbers like the stellar album opener "Tough Victory". It's airtight rhythm section, brass arrangements, and layers of steel pan melodies make the term "cover band" a shoe that could never fit Bacao. Within the next three songs they go from Jazz (Galt MacDermot), to Hip Hop (Slum Village / J Dilla), to a dance floor classic (Grace Jones) taking them all on with their signature style, expanding on the originals. An easy crowd favorite is their gritty, gully, and neck snapping cover of the Timbaland produced Jay-Z club hit "Dirt Off Your Shoulder". The infamous crushing Bacao drums start the show and the moment they start playing the top line on the pans, all bets are off. Sure to become a dance floor filler is their bottom heavy, four on the floor version of Sylvester's classic "I Need Somebody To Love Tonight". They venture into some gutbucket funk with Ike Turner's "Getting Nasty" and bring the steel pans to Minnie Riperton's Jazz classic "Les Fleurs". Digging deeper in the modern canon and paying tribute to a tribute, they cover Erykah Badu's homage to the late great J Dilla, "The Healer". This is the type of thing to make Spice Adams jump on his kitchen counter and scream. From the second the beat drops they give the original Madlib production a run for it's money, shaking subwoofers with the eerie tremolo bass while the pans play E. Badu's vocal melodies. By the time the album is through Bacao has taken the listener on a journey that spans a myriad of energies, tempos, and moods while somehow managing to keep it all under one umbrella. For all that, these songs are alive, and they will be taken out of the context of this album and sewn into the fabric of DJ sets around the globe for many years to come. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band is breathing renewed life into the originals and continuing to push the boundaries of steel pan music, or, as the title suggests, expanding on it.
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Available for the first time on picture disc!

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The Best Of The Intruders BY The Intruders - The Intruders are an American soul music group most popular in the 1960s and 1970s.[1] As one of the first groups to have hit songs under the direction of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, they were a major influence on the development of Philadelphia soul. The Intruders are also noted for having 24 R&B chart hits, including 6 R&B Top Tens, and 14 chart hits in the Billboard Hot 100, including their signature song, the million-selling Top 10 smash, "Cowboys to Girls."
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Private Space, the group’s third album, is a previously untapped vibe at the heart of The Indications. Pushing beyond the boundaries of the funk and soul on their previous releases, Private Space unlocks the door to a wider range of sounds and launches boldly into a world of synthy modern soul and disco beats dotted with strings. It’s an organic, timeless record that’s as fresh as clean kicks and familiar as your favorite well-worn LP. Developed after being apart for much of the year, Private Space is creatively explosive and delights in upending expectations. Its 10 tracks are both an escapist fantasy and a much-needed recentering after a tumultuous 2020. Throughout, The Indications highlight a collective resiliency – as well as the power of a good song to be a light in the darkness.

Durand Jones & The Indications have long provided the soulful soundtrack for such deep thoughts, both on stage and on your turntable. But as the world slowly resets from the chaos of the past year, Durand Jones & The Indications’ Private Space is arriving at just the right time.

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June - RSD First

Dallas-based Eastwood Music Group has joined forces with the Dallas Mavericks and Universal Music Production Group to curate a "Soundtrack for Empowerment." The Truth to Power Project is a creative endeavor working to engage people with inspiring new music and multimedia content to encourage community involvement. Let’s bring truth to the light so that we can heal, grow, and prosper together. Hip-Hop, Soul, Psych and Jazz artists with a shared commitment to racial equity have donated their time and creative energies to produce Exclusive collaborations, including Leon Bridges, Black Pumas, BADBADNOTGOOD, Keite Young, Ghost-Note, Sarah Jaffe, Holy Hive, and many more. And it hasn’t taken long for this expansive, nonprofit musical endeavor to transcend its DFW roots and grow into Austin, New York, Detroit, and Toronto. On a local level, Eastwood is working with the Dallas Mavericks and Universal Music Production Group to identify nonprofits in the DFW-area that are aligned with their vision for supporting communities that have been damaged by inequitable structures. Released on RSD-Exclusive smoky clear vinyl in a single wide-spine jacket designed by renowned Dallas artist Jeremy Biggers.

Leon Bridges & Keite Young - Like A Ship | Elliott Skinner - What Does It Mean | S1 feat. Dereck Scott - Bishop | Sergeant Ira Carter | Paul And The Tall Trees + Adrian Quesada - Don't Stay Silent | Black Pumas - Black Moon Rising (Badbadnotgood Remix) | N'Dambi - Space (NCS Remix) | Holy Hive - Kingdom Of The Sun | Sha La Das - Didn't I | Ghost Funk Orchestra - Your Man's No Good | Bastards Of Soul - Look Me In The Eye | Flower Child - Truth To Power | Free Blck feat. The Dallas String Quartet - Ventilation | Max Gerl - Restoration | Cure For Paranoia - Peace And Light | Ghost-Note - Spunky | JT Donaldson & Penelope Antena - Colorblind | Zaftiggg! - Sultans Of Decay | Leon Bridges & Keite Young - Like A Ship (Niles City Dub) | Abraham Alexander - Bridge Over Troubled Water | Sarah Jaffe & Sam Lao - Domino | Keite Young - Is It Because I'm Black

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The Weeknd

After Hours [2LP]

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The Weeknd's latest chapter via XO/Republic Records, After Hours, features global hits like "Heartless" and "Blinding Lights". Filtering R&B, pop, and hip-hop through an ambitious widescreen lens, quietly took over popular music and culture on his own terms. As a result, the multi-platinum two-time GRAMMY® Award winner has emerged as one of the most successful and significant artists of the 21st century. Double LP Set housed in gatefold jacket packaging.
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HOMECOMING: THE LIVE ALBUM is a four LP set of Beyoncé’s historic headlining Coachella performance on two weekends in April 2018. Beyoncé was the first African American woman to headline the Coachella festival, and her performances received immediate widespread acclaim from fans and critics alike for the staging and celebration of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

The set includes over two dozen songs that moved over 125,000 concert goers in the Valley. The epic pyramid-shaped bleachers held some 100 dancers and band, with special guest performers including Solange, JAY-Z, and Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, who brought Destiny’s Child magic, harmony and nostalgia.

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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. An Atlantic compilation from 1968, this was included in Rolling Stone's best albums of all time in 2012. Packaged in it's original sleeve, illustrated by Loring Eutemey.
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Debut album from Cleveland born, NYC-based multi-instrumentalist, producer, singer-songwriter, and artist Cautious Clay. Deadpan Love, which includes previously released singles “Roots,” “Dying In The Subtlety,” and “Agreeable,” warps influences from R&B, Hip Hop and Indie Pop in Cautious’ trademark sophisticated songwriting and jazz- and blues-inflected instrumentation. “Deadpan Love explores the ways I cope with the worst of what humanity has to offer,” says Cautious. “It’s about opposites—having an outer layer that’s tougher, this “deadpan” state, and an inner layer of compassion, where you’re open to being there for the people you care about. It’s this warring compassion and cynicism that has empowered me to express myself through this medium.”

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Anita Baker

Rapture [180 Gram]

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180-gram vinyl. Raptureis the second album by the American vocalist Anita Baker. It was released in 1986, becoming her breakout album, selling over 8 million copies worldwide (of which 5 million in the US) and earning her two Grammy Awards. It produced one moving hit after another, including "Sweet Love," "Caught up in the Rapture", "Same Ole Love," and "No One in This World."
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Mark Morrison’s Ground-Breaking R&B Classic Album Reissued On Limited Edition Purple Vinyl.

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D'Angelo

Black Messiah [Vinyl]

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D’Angelo surprises us all with the release of his first album in nearly 15 years, Black Messiah. The follow-up to 2000′s Voodoo marks the long-awaited return of R&B’s prodigal son. Now Available on Vinyl!
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Nat Turner Rebellion, the Philadelphia soul-music group release their long-awaited debut album, originally signed to local label Philly Groove Records, the group is made up of Joe Jefferson (who sadly passed away in July 2020), Major Harris, Ron Harper, and Bill Spratley - pioneers of the Philly Soul and protest music movements. For their debut track, 'Tribute To A Slave', NTR channeled the revolutionary spirit of the infamous 1831 uprising, after which the group derived their name. Starting in 1969, NTR wrote and recorded dozens of tracks with only a handful of singles released. Tensions with then-Philly Groove Records label head Stan Watson sidelined the project and the tapes went unheard for decades. Then, in 2012 when Reservoir Media acquired Philly Groove Records, they discovered the tapes in Sigma Sound Studios archive. Jefferson, lone-surviving NTR member, gave his blessing for the 14-track collection, Laugh To Keep From Crying, which made it's only US debut last year with a limited vinyl-only run via Vinyl Me Please. The themes they wrote about are still as relevant today as they were in 1969. Chrysalis Records are now proud to partner with Reservoir Media to do a full Worldwide release of the album, with a bonus track, new artwork and sleeve notes. There will also be a debut CD of the album. The vinyl has been newly mastered and cut by Alchemy in London. The packaging is a standard 3" spine sleeve with a 12" insert and the vinyl housed in a poly-lined sleeve.
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Stevie Wonder

Innervisions

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Ranked 23/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The sixteenth album by American musician Stevie Wonder, released August 3, 1973 on Motown Records; a landmark recording of his "classic period".The nine tracks of Innervisions encompass a wide range of themes and issues: from drug abuse in "Too High, " through social anger in "Living for the City, " to love in the ballads "All in Love is Fair" and "Golden Lady."As with many of Stevie Wonder's albums the lyrics, composition and production are almost entirely his own work, with the ARP synthesizer used prominently throughout the album. This instrument was a common motif among musicians of the time because of it's ability to construct a complete sound environment. Wonder was the first black artist to experiment with this technology on a mass scale, and Innervisions was hugely influential on the subsequent future of commercial black music. He also played all or virtually all instruments on six of the album's nine tracks, making most of Innervisions a representative one-man band.
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The Chi-Lites' third album, "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People", finds the group tapping into the social consciousness movement of the early '70s, presumably influenced by contemporaries like Sly & the Family Stone and fellow Chicagoan Curtis Mayeld. They had one of sweetest voices in soul music with Eugene Record, but their 1971 release showed a different side of the band, both in terms of lyrical content and production on tracks like "We Are Neighbors". Ironically, the biggest single on the album was "Have You Seen Her?", a sweet soul ballad which topped the R&B charts. "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People" was the best album the Chi-Lites ever released, and it's finally back on vinyl for the first time in decades, remastered from original Brunswick Records tapes. This Indie Exclusive is pressed on green swirl color vinyl, limited to 300 copies, and only available at independent record stores. Available starting June 25th.
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Surfaces

Horizons [Red LP]

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Cool jazzy sounds spiked with pop, hip-hop, reggae, soul, calypso all in the service of positive vibes. Look beyond those seductive Surfaces where the musical depth of the band shines. On new album Horizons the duo challenges the concept album. Influences from warm older sounds are reimagined & repainted in a modern musical pallet. Each song is unique in feelings yet each belongs in this atmosphere, layer by layer forming the realm that is Horizons. LP pressed on red vinyl.

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Ivette Cepeda

T R A P S O U L [Vinyl]

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2015 debut album from hotly tipped, Kentucky singer/rapper/songwriter, features hit single "Don't".
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Deluxe packaging with obi sleeve, 180g translucent red vinyl
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Durand Jones & the Indications aren't looking backwards. Helmed by foil vocalists in Durand Jones and drummer Aaron Frazer, the Indications conjure the dynamism of Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, AND the Impressions. Even with an aesthetic steeped in the golden, strings-infused dreaminess of early '70s soul, the Indications' sophomore LP, American Love Call, is planted firmly in the present, with the urgency of this moment in time. The Indications' 2016 self-titled debut was the product of friends who met as students at Indiana University in Bloomington, In., recorded for $452.11, including a case of beer. American Love Call, the band's sophomore LP is instead the record the Indications dreamed of making, fleshed out with strings, backing vocals, and a newfound confidence in songwriting. Blending a slew of influences from years spent crate-digging, guitarist Blake Rhein says the Indications approach songs in the same way hip-hop producers do, as likely to pull inspiration from '70s folk-rock or classic R&B as they are Nas' Illmatic. "Did I expect to do this shit once I got out of college? Hell no," Jones relays, laughing. "Totally not. But this is what God is telling me to do - move and groove. So I'm gonna stay in my lane."
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2014 limited edition 180G vinyl pressing jazz classics series reissue of his 1972 album taken from the original master tapes & featuring three songs (two previously unreleased). He's best known for his classic spoken word poem/song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised". BGP.
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Vinyl LP pressing. One of the most exciting musical talents to come out of the UK, Laura Mvula returns with highly anticipated studio album, Pink Noise. This album is an example of her newly found light, still reflecting her distinctive signature sound - her inventive, atmospheric mix of R&B, jazz, classical, and pop - but also showing the progression of an artist who has come into her own. Pink Noise is the blend of neo-soul meets art pop in a new cosmic realm filled with confessional lyricism and compelling synth pop."This is the album I always wanted make", says Laura Mvula, "Every corner is made warm with sunset tones of the 80s. I was born in 1986. I came out of the womb wearing shoulder pads. I absorbed the dynamism of the 80s aesthetic right from my first moments on this planet. Wrestling with identity seems to be one of the rites of passage of the established artist. Making Pink Noise felt like the most violent of emotional wrestling matches. It took 3 years of waiting and waiting and fighting and dying and nothingness and then finally an explosion of sound. As if it was always here, this record is my most honest and unapologetic flying of the freedom flag. In my adult years, I had forgotten how important dance was to me as a vital tool of my creative expression. I brought it back, just for me, so I could find my delight in dance again. And now I can't stop dancing."
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Reissued for the First Time Since 1975 on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl. Bill Withers' 'Live At Carnegie Hall' was recorded almost 40 years ago on a rainy Friday evening, but it is still regarded as one of the best live performances in the history of Soul music. With beautiful renditions of his classics 'Ain't No Sunshine', 'Use Me', 'Grandma's Hands' and of course his biggest hit 'Lean On Me', this shouldn't come as a surprise. Withers' brand of melancholy Soul plucks at your heartstrings and creates a wistful yearning, but it is still one of the most uplifting pieces of music you will ever find.
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A mixture of. African music, funk, blues, psychedelic rock and jazz. Influences runs throughout their original repertoire.
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Kehlani’s long-awaited sophomore album featuring appearances by Tory Lanez, Jhené Aiko, Masego, Lucky Daye, and James Blake

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Daniel Caesar

Case Study 01

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Grammy Award-winning R&B singer/songwriter Daniel Caesar releases his second full-length album, Case Study 01. He introduces the record with lead single "Love Again" and over a smoky beat enhanced by swells of guitar and keys, he locks into a heavenly and hypnotic harmony with none other than the legendary Brandy. These two voices merge their respective eras of R&B and deliver a blockbuster timeless collaboration steeped in sweet soul. It hinges on a redemptive and real refrain, "If you can take my hand, I promise we'll find love again." Additional guests include Pharrell Williams, John Mayer, Sean Leon and Jacob Collier. The album as a whole represents Caesar's continued evolution as one of R&B's most undeniable outliers.
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Double vinyl LP pressing. To say that Aretha Franklin was one of the greatest American artists of all time is an understatement. Her multi-octave voice moved millions around the world during an unrivaled career that spanned six decades and garnered the singer-songwriter every achievement and honor imaginable.
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Lizzo

Coconut Oil EP [Vinyl]

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Lizzo’s Atlantic Records debut EP featuring the #1 hit single “Good As Hell.” Standard black vinyl version includes a coconut-scented scratch and sniff insert.

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Quincy Jones

The Dude [LP]

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The 40th Anniversary reissue of Quincy Jones' "The Dude," will be available in a gatefold jacket for the first time, from remastered audio. The 1LP set features a Foil finish, the vinyl disc are standard black.

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