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Soul Recommendations July 2017

Juno Recommends Soul

Juno Recommends Soul

Soul Recommendations July 2017
2 Oct 2017
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Cat: AJX 4135. Rel: 15 Jul 19
Soul
  1. Positive Forces (3:41)
  2. All Because Of You (theme instrumental) (3:14)
Review: Acid Jazz has pulled off something of a coup here by persuading legendary '70s soul man Leroy Huston to part with a couple of previously unreleased cuts. A-side "Positive Forces" was recorded by Hutson in 1977 and sits somewhere between the sweeping, orchestrated bliss of Philly soul, the soaring dancefloor celebration of disco and the loose-limbed instrumental goodness of jazz-funk. It's an absolute stunner, all told, and sounds like it was tailor-made for spins at sweltering summer festivals. On the B-side you'll find a previously unreleased instrumental version of 1975's "All Because of You". While a vocal-free version has previously been released, this particular mix includes a little more drum action at the beginning to assist with mixing.
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out of stock $7.83
2
Cat: ATH 042. Rel: 03 Jul 17
Soul
  1. Let Your Light Shine (3:28)
  2. Somebody Help Me (2:31)
Review: Athens of the North founder Euan Fryer has described Willie Dale's "Let Your Light Shine" as "one of the best discoveries in the last 15 years". Only five copies of the original 7" single have surfaced to date, with the most recent changing hands for eye-watering sums of money. You can see why Fryer was so excited by "Let Your Light Shine": while rooted in both funk and soul, the track also draws heavily on psychedelic rock and the fuzzy, funk-rock fusion brilliance of Sly Stone. Original B-side "Somebody Help Me" is an altogether more laidback affair, with Dale offering impassioned and melancholic lyrics over a psychedelic era take on old rhythm & blues ballads.
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out of stock $7.30
3
Cat: BC 0457. Rel: 03 Jul 17
Soul
  1. Never Be Another You (3:48)
  2. Lover Man (3:13)
out of stock $9.99
4
  1. Love Stormy Weather (4:09)
  2. Crying For Your Love (4:02)
Review: Soul collectors have long considered Melvin Brown and James Matthews' "Love Stormy Weather" to be a slept-on classic. Initially released (and largely ignored) in 1976, it sits somewhere between the acoustic soul of Terry Callier, the dewy-eyed goodness of Rotary Connection, and the sumptuous jazz-funk that was all the rage in the late 1970s. Don't take our word for it, though: check out the sound clips for yourself. On the flipside you'll find a previously unheard gem from the duo: the impassioned, tear-jerking torch song "Crying For Your Love". Naturally it's a little fuzzy round the edges (the masters were probably sat in someone's loft for 30-odd years), but still sounds powerful and emotional.
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out of stock $11.61
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Smiling Faces (1 per customer)
Cat: OOT 003. Rel: 24 Jul 17
Soul
  1. Smiling Faces (6:23)
  2. I Love You For All Seasons (3:05)
Review: Famously, East of Underground's 1971 debut album - a brilliant set of originals and covers that many soul fans think is an overlooked gem - was pressed up and distributed to soldiers during the Vietnam War by the U.S Army. Here, one of the highlights of that set, the band's cover of Norman Whitfield's "Smiling Faces Sometimes", gets a deserved 7" reissue. It's a wonderful version, all told, with the band's brilliant musicality and emotion-rich vocals shining through (think Curtis Mayfield crossed with the Meters, and you're close). On the flip you'll find another cut from that hard-to-find debut album, "I Love You", a typically sweet and dewy-eyed ballad rippling with vocal harmonies.
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out of stock $10.79
6
  1. Lou Pride - "I'm Com'un Home In The Morn'un" (3:26)
  2. Southwind Symphony - "I'm Com'un Home In The Morn'un" (instrumental) (2:35)
Review: Chicagoan soul man Lou Pride's 1972 debut, "I'm Com'un Home In The Morn'un", has long been sought after by collectors. With original copies fiendishly difficult to find, this new pressing - the latest in a long line of occasional reissues of the Northern Soul style favourite - is a boon for all those who have long wanted a piece of the action. Pride's heartfelt vocal delivery is superb, while the backing track - heavy bass, stomping drums and razor sharp horns - is an absolute beast. For those wanting to revel in its driving goodness, you'll find a contemporary instrumental cover from Southside Wind Symphony on the B-side. This replaces Pride's vocal with some killer piano and organ solos, and is almost better than his original.
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out of stock $7.83
7
Cat: STLKCD 002. Rel: 17 Jul 17
Soul
  1. Ezy & Isaac - "Let Your Body Move (Oba Balu Balu)"
  2. Stimela - "I Love You"
  3. Kosmik 3 - "I'm Gonna Pack" (Jeremy Spellacey edit)
  4. Mike Fabulous - "Wang East" (instrumental)
  5. Feladey - "Forest Music (Anambra Na-imo)"
  6. Larry Maluma & Kalimba - "Kamusale"
  7. Acayouman - "Funk Around"
  8. JK Mandengue - "Afrika"
  9. The Staple Singers - "Slippery People" (club version)
  10. Brother Resistance - "Can I Get A Witness"
  11. Legacy - "Monday Blues"
  12. La Banda De Martin - "Mi Dueno"
  13. Devon Russell - "Move On Up"
  14. Costa & Chyps - "Detroit City Cats" (instrumental long version)
  15. Wilfred Percussion - "Andei"
Review: Crown Ruler Records co-founder Jeremy Spellacey is highly regarded within the crate-digging community, primarily for his ability to sniff out copies of obscure - but, naturally, high quality - boogie-era disco records from Africa and the Caribbean. On this fine compilation, Spacetalk has offered the New Zealander the opportunity to showcase some of those finds, alongside a smattering of better-known favourites and more recent cuts (see Mike Fabulous's overlooked modern boogie gem "Wang East"). Predictably, Spellacey has delivered the goods, serving up humid, exotic and loved-up gems galore, including the fluttering brilliance of Stimela's "I Love You", the marimba-laden Balearic boogie of Feladey's "Forest Music" and Devon Russell's impeccable reggae-soul cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Move on Up".
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out of stock $6.47
8
Cat: TNT 229. Rel: 10 Jul 17
Soul
  1. Streetman (2:28)
  2. Chocolate Puddin' (3:44)
out of stock $8.92
9
Cat: PPU 080. Rel: 24 Jul 17
Soul
  1. If You Want Me (3:49)
  2. You're Exactly (4:24)
  3. Hypnotized (5:06)
  4. Best Of My Love (4:27)
  5. Mystical Lady (4:56)
  6. Walk With Me (5:25)
  7. Togetherness (4:37)
  8. Baby Talk (3:50)
  9. Sometimes (5:02)
Review: Sporty Cat sykes delivers the album he always wanted to in the 80s. Laid down the traditional Tascam way, the talented Michigan multi-instrumentalist digs deep into soul palette with equal measures of organic and electronic instrumentation. Expect heavy waves of atmospheres, rich layers of funk and consistent levels of emotion as we glide and stumbled between each touching moment; the drifting sunset ballad "The Best Of My Love", the weeping keys and fluttering slap bass of "Togetherness", the cloud surfing dream boogie of "Sometimes", the rude synth bass and sultry R&B vocals of "If You Want Me", the list goes on...
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 in stock $13.50
10
Cat: CAT 2614. Rel: 10 Jul 17
Soul
  1. All This love That I'm Givin' (3:54)
  2. I Can Only Think Of You (5:17)
  3. Maybe, I'll Find Somebody New (3:21)
  4. I Found A Love (4:20)
  5. The Joy (3:42)
  6. Ease The Pain (3:30)
  7. The Melody Of Life (5:56)
out of stock $15.39
11
Cat: RR 003REED. Rel: 03 Jul 17
Soul
  1. Heart Full Of Soul (1:55)
  2. West Coast Boogaloo (2:55)
out of stock $7.83
12
Cat: ST 001. Rel: 17 Jul 17
Soul
  1. Love Game (extended LP version) (6:47)
  2. Soo Hii (4:21)
  3. Put Your Love On Me (1:33)
  4. Keep Me Running (3:48)
  5. Keep It Ghetto (3:46)
  6. Nothing Better (LP version) (3:16)
 in stock $31.85
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VARIOUS
Cat: OSVLP 013. Rel: 03 Jul 17
Soul
  1. Herbert Hunter - "The Big Oak Tree" (2:22)
  2. Joe Simon - "Troubles" (2:26)
  3. Ricky Rezell - "What You Bet" (2:35)
  4. Nina Simone - "Come On Back, Jack" (2:16)
  5. Dean Barlow - "Third Window From The Right" (2:33)
  6. Bobby Adams - "What A Mess" (2:30)
  7. Benny Freeman - "Come On & Tell Her" (2:00)
  8. Bertha Tillman - "(I Believe) Something Funny Is Going On" (2:27)
  9. George Allen - "Come On Home" (2:24)
  10. Grover Mitchell - "That's A Good Idea" (2:23)
  11. Eddie Banks - "Sugar Diabetes" (with The Five Dreamers) (2:38)
  12. Big Boy Myles - "She's So Fine" (2:31)
  13. The Profiles - "Take A Giant Step (Walk On)" (2:05)
  14. Mary Johnson - "These Tears" (2:35)
  15. Prince Conley - "I'm Going Home" (2:29)
  16. Dale Cunningham - "Too Young" (3:10)
out of stock $19.98
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VARIOUS
Cat: KENT 505. Rel: 03 Jul 17
Soul
  1. The Merced Blue Notes - "Sundown" (2:35)
  2. Troy Dodds - "The Real Thing" (2:36)
  3. Chuck Higgins - "All Around The World" (3:49)
  4. Leroy Harris - "I'm Gonna Get You" (2:35)
  5. Bessie Banks - "(You Should Have Been A) Doctor" (2:08)
  6. Bob & Earl - "Dancing Everywhere" (3:31)
  7. Chet 'Poison' Ivy & His Fabulous Avengers - "Soul Is My Game" (2:26)
  8. Little Johnny Hamilton & The Creators - "Go" (1:51)
  9. Teddy Reynolds - "Ain't That Soul" (2:38)
  10. The Corvairs - "A Feeling Deep Inside" (2:11)
  11. Floyd White - "Another Child Lost" (2:08)
  12. Clarence Daniels & Obie Jessie - "Hard Working Girl" (2:55)
  13. Mel Williams - "Jet Set" (2:46)
  14. Hank Jacobs - "East Side" (2:56)
out of stock $15.93
15
VARIOUS
Cat: NUM 72CD. Rel: 10 Jul 17
Soul
  1. Jim Spencer - "Wrap Myself Up In Your Love"
  2. Michael Miglio - "Never Gonna Let You Go"
  3. Ned Doheny - "Before I Thrill Again"
  4. Johnny Gamboa - "That Good Old Feeling Back Again"
  5. Solenoid - "Acquaintances"
  6. Steps - "Your Burning Love"
  7. Jeff Harrington - "Kristi"
  8. Paul Skyland - "Give Me Your Love"
  9. Rob Galbraith - "Tell Me With Your Eyes (Just Be You)"
  10. Calvin Johnson - "Dance Of Love"
  11. Salty Miller - "One More Time"
  12. Canyon - "Country Lovin'"
  13. AJ Loria - "Please Analyze"
  14. Gary Marks - "Sailing"
  15. Country Comfort - "To Be Lonely"
  16. Madness - "Madam Operator"
  17. Chuck Senrick - "Don't Be So Nice"
  18. Breathers - "Don't It Make You Feel"
  19. Damon Danielson - "How Long Has It Been"
  20. Rudy Norman - "Back To The Streets"
out of stock $20.25
16
Cat: HR 017S. Rel: 10 Jul 17
Soul
  1. Losers & Fools (3:41)
  2. Hole In My Heart (4:15)
out of stock $6.21
17
Cat: 081227 940515. Rel: 10 Jul 17
Soul
  1. BABY (2:54)
  2. Red Rooster (3:57)
  3. Let Me Be Good To You (2:42)
  4. I Got You, Boy (2:48)
  5. Medley: Baby What You Want Me To Do/For Your Love (5:31)
  6. What Have You Got To Offer Me (2:48)
  7. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (3:25)
  8. I Fall To Pieces (3:13)
  9. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (3:31)
  10. Fate (3:12)
  11. Looking Back (4:31)
out of stock $17.27
18
Cat: AW BBC. Rel: 02 Oct 17
Soul
  1. Fuck Me Pumps (T In The Park 2004) (3:41)
  2. In My Bed (T In The Park 2004) (4:38)
  3. October Song (T In The Park 2004) (3:42)
  4. Rehab (Pete Mitchell 2006) (3:55)
  5. You Know I'm No Good (Jo Whiley live Lounge 2007) (3:26)
  6. Just Friends (Big Band Special 2009) (3:17)
  7. Love Is A Losing Game (Jools Holland 2009) (2:50)
  8. Tears Dry On Their Own (Jo Whiley live Lounge 2007) (3:10)
  9. Best Friends, Right? (Leicester Summer Sundae 2004) (3:04)
  10. I Should Care (The Stables 2004) (3:38)
  11. Lullaby Of Birdland (The Stables 2004) (2:35)
  12. Valerie (Jo Whiley live Lounge 2007) (3:52)
  13. To Know Him Is To Love Him (Pete Mitchell 2006) (2:30)
out of stock $18.35
19
Cat: CHOBO 005. Rel: 03 Jul 17
Soul
  1. 60 Minute Cassette Mix (part 1) (30:05)
  2. 60 Minute Cassette Mix (part 2) (30:01)
out of stock $12.41
20
  1. The Ruler (3:35)
  2. Obey Da Lawd (1:46)
  3. All 3 (2:28)
  4. ET Flow (3:57)
  5. STR8 NGG (2:56)
  6. On The Radiooo (3:38)
  7. Too Bad (3:59)
  8. Hands In The Sky (3:29)
  9. Now That I’m Here (2:36)
  10. What’s Really Going On? (2:22)
 in stock $22.68
21
VARIOUS
Cat: ICLMN 12016BLACK. Rel: 18 Sep 17
Soul
  1. Jungle Fire - "Comencemos (Let's Start)" (2:25)
  2. The Droptones - "Don't Get Caught" (4:25)
  3. The Rugged Nuggets - "Yo Todo Tu Yo" (3:00)
  4. Dojo Cuts - "You Make Lovin' Real Easy" (3:40)
  5. Ikebe Shakedown - "Hard Steppin'" (3:01)
  6. On The Spot Trio - "Suction" (3:34)
  7. Monophonics - "Like Yesterday" (4:00)
  8. Los Sospechos - "Jano's Revenge" (2:15)
  9. The Jive Turkeys - "The Reggie" (2:53)
  10. Fat Night - "Things You Do" (3:29)
  11. Alan Evans Trio - "Authoritay" (3:25)
  12. The Grease Traps - "Street Sweeper" (3:47)
  13. Gene Washington & The Ironsides - "Next To You" (3:34)
  14. The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble - "City Heights" (3:41)
  15. Kris Lager Band - "Money & Loneliness" (4:17)
  16. In Motion Collective - "Jesse's Jing" (3:53)
  17. Orgone - "Do What You Came To Do" (4:47)
  18. Durand Jones & The Inidications - "Smiles" (3:44)
  19. Leroi Conroy - "Remember When?" (4:31)
  20. Soul Scratch - "Pacified" (3:19)
  21. Ephemerals - "Things" (4:27)
  22. The Gripsweats - "Ziggy's Walk" (4:02)
Review: Previously a Record Store Day special, Colemine elevate this epic 45" compendium to permanent status. 22 tracks heavy, the double 12" whammy unites some of Colemine's finest curations over the years into one perfect collection. From the rare shimmering guitars and woozy horns of The Rugged Nuggets to Colemine debuts such as the sweaty afrofunk boogaloo fusion of Ikebe Shakedown's 2009 breakthrough "Hard Stepping" and the garage funk fizz of Alan Evans Trio's 2012 "Drop Hop" via the beautiful "Smile" from Duran Jones & The Indications' debut album last year, no other album represents the breadth, warmth and vitality of Colemine quite as succinctly as this collection. Slab it up.
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out of stock $28.61
22
VARIOUS
Cat: TRLP 9067. Rel: 25 Sep 17
Soul
  1. Jackie Johnson & The Backbats - "How Tough It Was" (3:50)
  2. The Chances - "People Wake Up Before It's Too Late" (3:57)
  3. The Fugitives Archie - "Rich Man Poor Man" (2:28)
  4. Hank Hodge - "One Way Love" (2:30)
  5. Holly Carroll - "Lovin'" (3:14)
  6. Don Patterson Trio - "I Don't Know Yet" (3:16)
  7. Spider Martin - "Here 'Tis" (4:47)
  8. John Lewis Sound - "Foolin' Around" (3:11)
  9. Ullysses Crockett - "Major Funky" (2:37)
  10. Reuben Bell - "Superjock" (2:59)
  11. Mel Production Band - "Do The Airplane" (5:14)
  12. Spangle - "Do Dat Stuff" (4:10)
  13. Rita MacNeil - "Tell It Like It Is" (2:40)
  14. International Boogie Band - "Silver Dollar Lady" (2:20)
  15. Lawrence Dixon - "The Steel Man" (2:52)
  16. Sherri Hayes - "I Helped You Go" (2:41)
  17. John Brown - "Sound Of The Wind" (3:00)
out of stock $17.27
23
Cat: ZENCD 245. Rel: 25 Sep 17
Soul
  1. Eye To Eye
  2. May
  3. Sorceress
  4. Nerve
  5. Goodbyes
  6. Clues Blues
  7. Chemical Coincidence
  8. Carnation
  9. Lucid
  10. Hiding Place
  11. Wallflower (feat Kaya Thomas-Dyke)
Review: Jordan Rakei's brilliant debut album, Cloak, made such an impact that the multi-talented New Zealander now finds himself signed to one of the world's most successful independent labels, Ninja Tune. The move into the big leagues seems to have inspired the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer to up his game, because Wallflower is arguably even better than his debut. Rakei has taken a more widescreen approach, largely ditching the trusty MPC in favour of live drums, bass, guitars, pianos and, on a couple of stand-out cuts, what sounds like a string quartet. As a result, his usually woozy and sun-kissed songs sound even warmer and sunnier, with the Rakei's impeccable vocals coming gift-wrapped in classic musicality. In other words, it's a bit good.
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out of stock $11.87
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  1. Yvonne Baker - "You Didn't Say A Word" (2:38)
  2. Bobby Freeman - "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" (2:33)
  3. Lou Pride - "I'm Com'Un Home In The Morn'un" (3:25)
  4. Al Wilson - "Help Me" (2:14)
  5. The Jades - "I'm Where It's At" (2:29)
  6. The Invitations - "Skiing In The Snow" (2:39)
  7. Stemmons Express - "Woman, Love Thief" (2:36)
  8. Gerri Granger - "I Go To Pieces (Everytime...)" (2:31)
  9. Alice Clark - "You Hit Me (Right Where It Hurts Me)" (2:51)
  10. Johnny Caswell - "You Don't Love Me Anymore" (2:13)
  11. Ben Aiken - "Satisfied" (2:36)
  12. Cindy Scott - "I Love You Baby" (2:24)
  13. The Cherry People - "And Suddenly" (2:03)
  14. Cobblestone - "Trick Me, Treat Me" (2:28)
  15. Mike McDonald - "God Knows" (3:11)
  16. Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77 - "Love Music" (2:54)
out of stock $15.39
25
  1. I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) (2:44)
  2. Do Right Woman - Do Right Man (3:17)
  3. Respect (2:26)
  4. Dr Feelgood (3:20)
  5. Baby, I Love You (2:38)
  6. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (2:44)
  7. Chain Of Fools (2:47)
  8. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) (2:23)
  9. Ain't No Way (4:13)
  10. Think (2:18)
  11. You Send Me (2:27)
  12. The House That Jack Built (2:21)
  13. I Say A Little Prayer (3:33)
  14. See Saw (2:45)
out of stock $62.63
26
Cat: ZEN 245. Rel: 25 Sep 17
Soul
  1. Eye To Eye (5:50)
  2. May (4:09)
  3. Sorceress (3:03)
  4. Nerve (3:55)
  5. Goodbyes (4:57)
  6. Clues Blues (4:07)
  7. Chemical Coincidence (3:30)
  8. Carnation (4:03)
  9. Lucid (4:52)
  10. Hiding Place (3:46)
  11. Wallflower (feat Kaya Thomas-Dyke) (3:28)
Review: Jordan Rakei's brilliant debut album, Cloak, made such an impact that the multi-talented New Zealander now finds himself signed to one of the world's most successful independent labels, Ninja Tune. The move into the big leagues seems to have inspired the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer to up his game, because Wallflower is arguably even better than his debut. Rakei has taken a more widescreen approach, largely ditching the trusty MPC in favour of live drums, bass, guitars, pianos and, on a couple of stand-out cuts, what sounds like a string quartet. As a result, his usually woozy and sun-kissed songs sound even warmer and sunnier, with the Rakei's impeccable vocals coming gift-wrapped in classic musicality. In other words, it's a bit good.
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 in stock $22.95
27
VARIOUS
Cat: TRCD 9067. Rel: 25 Sep 17
Soul
  1. Jackie Johnson's Backbeaters - "How Tough It Was"
  2. The Chances - "People Wake Up Before It Is Too Late"
  3. The Fugitives Archie - "Rich Man Poor Man"
  4. Hank Hodge - "One Way Love"
  5. Holly Carroll - "Lovin'"
  6. Ulysses Crockett - "Major Funky"
  7. Don Patterson Trio - "I Don't Know Yet"
  8. Spider Martin - "Here 'Tis"
  9. John Lewis Sound - "Foolin' Around"
  10. Reuben Bell - "Superjock"
  11. Mel Production Band - "Do The Airplane"
  12. Spangle - "Do Dat Stuff"
  13. Rita MacNeil - "Tell It Like It Is"
  14. International Boogie Band - "Silver Dollar Lady"
  15. Lawrence Dixon - "The Steel Man"
  16. Sherri Hayes - "I Helped You Go"
  17. John Brown - "Sound Of The Wind"
out of stock $12.69
28
Cat: 574094 9. Rel: 11 Sep 17
Soul
  1. Superstition (4:32)
  2. You Haven't Done Nothin' (3:25)
  3. Living For The City (7:25)
  4. Front Line (5:59)
  5. Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You) (7:59)
  6. Send One Your Love (4:01)
  7. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (2:51)
  8. Ribbon In The Sky (5:37)
  9. Higher Ground (3:49)
  10. Sir Duke (3:54)
  11. Master Blaster (Jammin') (5:06)
  12. Boogie On Reggae Woman (4:56)
  13. That Girl (5:14)
  14. I Wish (4:15)
  15. Isn't She Lovely (6:33)
  16. Do I Do (10:30)
out of stock $26.46
29
  1. Letter Full Of Tears (2:50)
  2. You Broke Your Promise (2:42)
  3. Operator (2:18)
  4. I'll Trust In You (2:48)
  5. Morning, Noon & Night (2:20)
  6. I Really Didn't Mean It (2:44)
  7. Come See About Me (bonus track) (2:49)
  8. Every Beat Of My Heart (2:03)
  9. Room In Your Heart (2:05)
  10. Guess Who (3:22)
  11. Stop Runnin' Around (2:08)
  12. Darling (2:44)
  13. What Shall I Do? (2:41)
  14. I Want That Kind Of Love (bonus track) (2:30)
out of stock $14.85
30
  1. Put It In A Song
  2. Problematic
  3. How It Goes
  4. Desiree
  5. You Can't Rush The Funk
  6. Stop Time (feat Nia Andrews)
  7. Saskafornia Dreaming
  8. Put It In A Song (part 2)
  9. Shuggie Pie
  10. Love Wins
  11. Didn't Ya Hear
  12. Music Save Me (One More Time)
out of stock $15.39
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