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tsull (tsull)
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New music, not compilation or greatest hits. My vote if for Raphael Saadiq's, "The Way I See It." A fantastic album.

Vote for your favorite!
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No Place Like Motown (no_place_like_motown)
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Labelle's "Back To Now" CD.
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copley (copley)
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'Funplex' B-52's :-)
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John L (len_badger)
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" The way I see it " - easily.
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the classic master (the_classic_master)
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The Way I see It - let's hope today's artist follow raphael's pattern.
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tsull (tsull)
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Thought this thread would get more play. Where are the people who were supporting the "indie" artists?
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Mr Soul (mr_soul)
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St. Jude - The Courteeners
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The Valley (thevalley)
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Girls Aloud "Out Of Control"
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Chi Drummer (chidrummer)
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Victor Wooten's, Palmystery
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TD (tmd)
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L. Buckingham and the Kaiser Chief's
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EverythingsAlright (uptight)
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Yes, Raphael Saadiq's "The Way I See It." I didn't know if I was ever gonna buy a new CD in 2008 until I read and heard about this one. ...And I still play it! LOL
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gkwgwa (gkwgwa)
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Day and Age by The Killers
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Marv (marv2)
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I enjoyed John Legends' "Evolver" from 2008
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Antceleb12 (antceleb12)
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gkwgwa: That's a VERY good album!

Hmmmm....I'm gonna have to say...

Duffy - "Rockferry"
with Jason Mraz - "We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things" coming in at a very close second! :-)
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1wicked (1wicked)
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Eric Benet.............."Love & Life"

Raphael Saadiq....."The Way I See It"

Sekou Bunche......."The Next Level"
(Check him out for his cover of "Purple Haze" if nothing else !!)
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hotstuff (floreen)
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just in case you're at a loss for listening here is the link for the top 25 CDs of 2008 (unheard and all new in 2008 varied styles very current)

http://www.indie-music.com/mod ules.php?name=News&file=articl e&sid=7948

funny ross pix-a good time and good sense of humor..much to many's chagrin and dismay...oy vey!
http://groups.myspace.com/Dyna micDivas
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hotstuff (floreen)
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sorry....i got carried away...Love Labelle's CD...love gwen Guthrie Just for you and Portrait fab remixes...love Sherlie Matthews Sacred songs ,love 'Surrender' by Ms Diana Ross,Jenny Hudson's , some have slipped my mind....do mp3s count?....Everything is Temporary is my favorite MP3....Darlene's anthology,Claudine Clark's compilation...Jean Terrell on Bobby Martin and I think I hear Carla Bensen on there too...anyone know? xo
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gkwgwa (gkwgwa)
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Thanks Antceleb. The Killers are not exactly a band people here would normally like as they're more of indie rock/alternative pop band. But the Day and Age album shows a variety of styles and influences. The opening song Losing Touch certainly shows a Motown influence with the saxophones. Interesting that some consider the band's use of the sax on several cuts to be controversial and/or cheesy. When did the saxophone become such a discredited instrument? The band has admitted that some would find the use of sax controversial but they felt the instrument was due for a return to favor. There's another track in which they make use of harp and steel drums which has annoyed some of their rock oriented critics and fans.
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Richard Felstead (felstead2001)
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It's no surprise that Raphael's cd "The Way I See It" would get some strong support on SDF. It was a much anticipated project, and well worth the wait.

Love & Life - Eric Benet, was also a good cd, with many fine moments.

However, my favourite cd by a long mile last year was by UK outfit Reel People called "Seven Ways To Wonder".

It was a superb mix of quality soulful house and jazzy rhythms designed for people with open minds, that don't pidgeon hole their music.

Production values were very high.

I appreciate it won't appeal to all of you, but I can't urge you enough to at least google it, and hear some samples.

Also worthy of a mention was Al Green's "Lay It Down.
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splanky (splanky)
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Thanks, Richard. I'm going to have to check out Reel People along with Chi's mention of Palmystery by Victor Wooten (I love that man's work in and out of the Flecktones) and Sekou Bunche which wicked noted. I don't really have a favorite of 2008 unless I mention two that were released late 2007 which I still listen to quite often. Don Byron's Do The Boomerang (his tribute to Jr Walker) and Dee Dee Bridgewater's Red Earth. I do love that Al Green though, even stuff I never thought would work like his duet with Corrine Bailey Rae. Also like a lot of Chaka's Funk This, too. Especially her remake of Dee Dee Warwick's Foolish Fool...
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Antceleb12 (antceleb12)
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I hear you, gkwgwa. Those "rockers" who say the sax is "cheezy" obviously don't know the roots of rock ... JAZZ!
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ColtonThomas (soullegends)
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Vel Omarr-How Can I Make You Mine

mannn i love that cd go check it out!
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hotstuff (floreen)
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I have been doing re-buying like Yvonne Fair on CD....wanna save the lp for posterity...oy vey...the plot thickens...so much rehash ....
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inandoutoflove (inandoutoflove)
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Rockferry by Duffy and JENNIFER HUDSON by Jennifer Hudson. In the reissue genre, The Bitch Is Black by Yvonne Fair, Tell Me A Lie by Bettye Lavette, and Hot, Live & Otherwise by Dionne Warwick.
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Jester (jester)
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M-Swift - Evening Sun (2008)

What a wonderful end to last year.
Part time Incognito player (and the album features a lot of Bluey's sidekicks too).
Every track a winner and 78mins of original music to make your toes twitch!

One for the floors!

Jester.
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Antceleb12 (antceleb12)
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I'm gonna have to change my vote now:

Day & Age - The Killers
The Way I See It - Raphael Saadiq
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
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gkwgwa (gkwgwa)
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Day and Age is a great album Antceleb. Play it several times a week here. And The Killers are great live. Saw them at Madison Sq.Garden last week and they blew the roof off the place. At the end everyone in the sold out arena was singing along to songs like Human and When You Were Young. The stands were shaking!
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NSoul12 (nsoul12)
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Best New Album`s of 2008 :-

For me the ladies in 2008 just edge it, but a couple of the guy`s "hack" it, as well.

" Soul Talkin " Linda Jones with Helen Bruner & Terry Jones......Outstanding ( My Opinion OK )

" Listen " Terry Dexter ( At times a leaning to the Church...but hey no problem with that) Classy.

" The Way I See It " Raphael Saadiq great work .

" Jennifer Hudson " Jennifer Hudson Yeah! Happy with that one.

" The Promise " Deborah Cox nice to see her back.

" Love & Life " Eric Benet wonderful lyrics...you can feel this.

" Sol-Angel& the Hadley St. Dreams" Solange.
take a listen...works for me.

"Gerald Alston Sings Sam Cooke" this Guy could sing the yellow pages and I would buy it !!

All the above still get heavy play`s in my house.

Best,
John
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NSoul12 (nsoul12)
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Oooops,
Sorry one or two not New music I know, but with a New twist so hopefully they still count.

Keep It Real...." Word On The Kerb"

John
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Mike Sku (mike_sku)
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I've really thought about this one a lot. My vote goes to "Melody" by Sharleen Spiteri. Real instruments, a retro-feel, a soulful voice that lingers in the memory like Dusty Springfield...I hope to hear more !

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