Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Neo-Soul Music ( or New (ish) Soul (ish) Music)

B, my favorite DJ/realtor, called today for recommendations for neo-soul music.

Here are some artists to check out. You may already have them, but, if not, buy this stuff quick!

I am taking more of a Pandora approach, so not everything is necessarily categorized as "Soul," but it fits together musically.

Amp Fiddler

A first heard this at a listening station at Borders a few years ago.

His album Waltz of a Ghetto Fly is well-worth buying.

Mp3: You Played Me, Amp Fiddler.


This Lemar track "50 50" comes from the Live Lounge.

You can find his music at Amazon.

Mp3: 50 50, Lemar

The Brand New Heavies

With N'Dea Davenport back in the mix, it sounds like vintage BNH.

You can find their new album on iTunes.

Mp3: I Don't Know Why (I Love You), The Brand New Heavies

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

I was introduced to this band by Idolator.

They are just amazing.

Mp3: How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings.

Amos Lee

Amos Lee is an artist on Blue Note. I bought his new album though I am not 100% sold. You can find it here on

He's in my rotation, though, and I am keeping an open mind to see how he develops.

Mp3: Sympathize, Amos Lee.


Her latest album is filled with Lounge-y goodness. I listened to her a lot at the end of last year and the album really held up. You can find it on iTunes and

Mp3: Everyday is a Holiday, Esthero

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