Sade - Can it really be that is has been a decade since Sade last graced us with a new album? It has, and fans have been anxiously awaiting the new "Soldier of Love" disc for months. Well, now it is here and our Howard Dukes says it was worth the wait. Check out his review.
Jaheim has long straddled the line between lover man and man of the streets, but his brand new release, Another Round, shows a level of maturity that his prior discs only hinted at. Our Melody Charles says it is an unadulterated triumph, one that SoulTrackers will love.
Adriana Evans was one of the great new soul artists of the 90s and early 2000s, but her fans have gone almost a half decade without new music. She new returns with the excellent new Walking With The Night, a disc that will please both old school and new school music fans.
Jose James is one fine singer. An underground favorite for a few years, he's now getting the broad acclaim he deserves for his newest album Blackmagic, which our L. Michael Gipson says is one of the first great albums of 2010.
KeKe Wyatt rose to the top of the R&B music world with her debut album early last decade. Since then, her fans have had to wait eight years for her follow up album, and the fine disc shows her to be in very good form.
Ebony Evans won some fans a couple years ago with her attractive, wispy voice and some good moments on her debut album. And she shows both greater maturity and solid musical development in her new sophomore album, You Did It All. Come see our review.
Tomeka Williams is a new singer who doesn't pull any punches, and our Howard Dukes wouldn't have it any other way. Sir-Mixx-A-Lot is her producer, but her debut album is a great combination of R&B and rock, all featuring Williams' frank, intelligent lyrics.
Other Reviews Various Artists - The Contemporary Soul Songbook, Vol. 2
Dreemtime - New York Lounge Funk
The Neo Jazz Project - TNJP
Kristina Train - Spilt Milk
The Temptations - Truly for You (reissue)
The Sojourners - The Sojourners
Various Artists - Jump Start Music .
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