The Roots Music Report's
Top Soul Album Chart
for the Year of 2016

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Hold On!
by: The James Hunter Six

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Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
by: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

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Label: Bottleneck
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Cheers to the Fall
by: Andra Day

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Label: Warner Bros
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Coming Home
by: Leon Bridges

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Label: Columbia
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Take Me to the Alley
by: Gregory Porter

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Label: Decca
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The Heart Speaks in Whispers
by: Corinne Bailey Rae

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Label: Virgin
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1 Hopeful Rd.
by: Vintage Trouble

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Label: Blue Note
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Lemonade
by: Beyoncé

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Label: Columbia
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Beauty Behind the Madness
by: The Weeknd

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Label: The Weeknd XO
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Unbreakable
by: Janet Jackson

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Label: Rhythm Nation
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Sea of Noise
by: St. Paul & The Broken Bones

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Label: Records LLC
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A River's Invitation
by: The California Honeydrops

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Label: Self-Release
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The Buffet
by: R. Kelly

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Label: RCA
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Miss Sharon Jones! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
by: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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Label: Daptone
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Coloring Book
by: Chance The Rapper

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Label: Self-Release
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Woman
by: Jill Scott

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Label: Blue Babe
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The Definition Of...
by: Fantasia

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Label: 19 Recordings
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Struggle Love
by: Jaheim

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Label: Julie's Dream Music Group
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Lalah Hathaway Live
by: Lalah Hathaway

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Label: Entertainment One
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Vivid
by: Vivian Green

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Label: Caroline
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In My Mind
by: BJ The Chicago Kid

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Label: Motown
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HITNRUN Phase One
by: Prince

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Label: NPG
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Make Some Room
by: The Suffers

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Label: Self-Release
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Life on Earth
by: Musiq Soulchild

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Label: E1 Music
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Dress to Impress
by: Keith Sweat

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Label: KDS
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Black Rose
by: Tyrese

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Label: Voltron
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BlackSUMMERS'night
by: Maxwell

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Label: Columbia
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Promise to Love
by: Kem

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Label: Motown
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Better
by: Brian McKnight

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Label: Self-Release
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Game Changer
by: Johnny Gill

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Label: J Skillz
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Dream
by: Angie Stone

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Label: Shanachie Entertaiment
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Charlie Faye & the Fayettes
by: Charlie Faye And The Fayettes

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Label: Self-Release
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Malibu
by: Anderson Paak

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Label: Steel Wool
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In Common (The Remixes)
by: Alicia Keys

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Label: RCA
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Chapters
by: Yuna

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Label: The Verve
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What I'm Feelin'
by: Anthony Hamilton

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Label: RCA Records
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Hard II Love
by: Usher

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Label: RCA
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Eric Benét
by: Eric Benét

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Label: BMG
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K.Avett: Revelations
by: K.Avett

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Label: Kandeland
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Stone Rollin'
by: Raphael Saadiq

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Label: Sony
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Untitled Unmastered
by: Kendrick Lamar

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Label: Aftermath
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Royalty
by: Chris Brown

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Label: RCA
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Radius
by: Allen Stone

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Label: Capitol Records
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Heart Blanche
by: Cee Lo Green

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Label: Atlantic
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The Dreaming Room
by: Laura Mvula

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Label: Columbia
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Long Song Away
by: Kevin Ross

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Label: Motown
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Wildheart
by: Miguel

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Label: RCA
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Tales from the Land of Milk and Honey
by: The Foreign Exchange

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Label: The Foreign Exchange
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#MYNAMEISJOETHOMAS
by: Joe

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Label: Plaid Takeover
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Three Stripes
by: Bell Biv DeVoe

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Label: eOne
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Black America Again
by: Common

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Label: Def Jam
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Never Twice
by: Nick Waterhouse

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Label: Innovative Leisure
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Anticipation
by: Melanie Durrant

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Label: Melo-D's Inc
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Rationale
by: Rationale

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Label: Best Laid Plans
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"Awaken, My Love!"
by: Childish Gambino

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Label: Glassnote
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Black Messiah
by: D'Angelo And The Vanguard

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Label: RCA
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Lift Your Spirit
by: Aloe Blacc

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Label: Interscope Records
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Special Night
by: Lee Fields

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Label: Big Crown
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Superwoman
by: Rebecca Ferguson

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Label: Simco Limited
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Becoming
by: Stacy Barthe

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Label: Motown
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The VIII
by: Avant

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Label: Mo-B Entertainment
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Forever Charlie
by: Charlie Wilson

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Label: RCA Records
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Calling All Lovers
by: Tamar Braxton

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Label: Epic
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Anatomy of a Love Song
by: Kenny Lattimore

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Label: Entertainment One U.S.
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HERE
by: Alicia Keys

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Label: RCA Records
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93
by: Vedo

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Label: Platinum Power Moves
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Funk 'n' Feathers
by: Cha Wa

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Label: Joe Gelini
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100 Days, 100 Nights
by: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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Label: Daptone
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Naturally
by: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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Label: Daptone
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The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam
by: Thundercat

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Label: Brainfeeder
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Hitnrun Phase Two
by: Prince

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Label: NPG
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Broken People
by: Muddy Magnolias

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Label: Third Generation
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A Change is Gonna Come
by: Leela James

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Label: Warner Bros
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The Best of Aretha Franklin
by: Aretha Franklin

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Label: Rhino
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Funk Ain't Ova
by: Brooklyn Funk Essentials

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Label: Dorado
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Give the People What They Want
by: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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Label: Daptone
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I've Got My Own Hell to Raise
by: Bettye LaVette

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Label: Anti
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Original Brunswick Hit Recordings
by: Tyrone Davis

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Label: Brunswick Records
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The ArchAndroid
by: Janelle Monae

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Label: Atlantic
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Faithful Man
by: Lee Fields

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Label: Truth & Soul
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30 Greatest Hits
by: Aretha Franklin

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Label: Atlantic
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Fifty Miles of Elbow Room
by: Fraser & Daley

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Label: Self-Release
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Love Life
by: Tamia

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Label: Def Jam
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BUSH
by: Snoop Dogg

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Label: Voltron Recordz
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Interpretations: the British Rock Songbook
by: Bettye LaVette

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Label: ANTI
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I Learned the Hard Way
by: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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Label: Daptone Records
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Electric Love
by: Jack de Keyzer

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Label: Blue Star Records
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A Sunshine State of Mind
by: The Soul of John Black

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Label: Yellow Dog
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Fame Sessions
by: Nightowls

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Label: Nine Mile Records
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The Art of Love & War
by: Angie Stone

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Label: Stax
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Voodoo
by: D'Angelo And The Vanguard

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Label: Virgin Us
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Stranded
by: Greg Nagy

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Label: Big O Records
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Look Closer
by: Saun and Starr

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Label: Daptone
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The Queen of Soul
by: Aretha Franklin

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Label: Rhino
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Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers
by: Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers

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Label: Self-Release
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Reality Show
by: Jazmine Sullivan

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Label: RCA Records
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Call Me
by: Al Green

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Label: Hi Under Exclusive
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Non Fiction
by: Ne-Yo

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Label: Universal Motown
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The London Sessions
by: Mary J. Blige

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Label: Captiol
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Songbook
by: Allen Toussaint

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Label: Rounder
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101
Thankful N' Thoughtful
by: Bettye LaVette

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Label: Anti Records
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102
Animal and Man
by: David Migden And The Twisted Roots

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Label: Self Release
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Inside I Am All Blue
by: Bob Walsh

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Label: Bros Disques
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No Time for Dreaming
by: Charles Bradley

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Label: Daptone Records
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Worthy
by: Bettye LaVette

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Label: Cherry Red
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What Have You Done, My Brother?
by: Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens

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Label: Daptone
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Good Thang
by: The Soul of John Black

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Label: Yellow Dog Records
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Blue Night
by: Percy Sledge

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Label: Sky Ranch
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109
The New Beginning
by: Theo Huff

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Label: Self-Release
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Your Good Fortune
by: Mavis Staples

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Label: Anti
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Imagine This
by: Roland Johnson

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Label: Blue Lotus
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Under the Savage Sky
by: Barrence Whitfield & the Savages

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Label: Bloodshot Records
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The Ultimate Collection
by: Ben E. King

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Label: Atlantic
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Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
by: Otis Redding

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Label: Atco
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A Woman Like Me
by: Bettye LaVette

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Label: Blues Express
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Child of the Seventies
by: Bettye LaVette

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Label: Rhino Atlantic
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117
L a Sessions
by: Ray Goren

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Label: RJ Ray
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118
Like You Mean It
by: The California Honeydrops

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Label: Tubtone Records
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Portrait of a Legend
by: Sam Cooke

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120
Nightmare
by: Darryl Johnson

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The Crossing
by: Menahan Street Band

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Label: Dunham
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Daptone Gold
by: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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Label: Daptone
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123
Exclusive (The Forever Edition)
by: Chris Brown

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Label: RCA
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Look-ka Py Py
by: The Meters

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Label: Rounder
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Tell You What I Know
by: JJ Thames

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Label: DeChamp Records
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Two Hound Blues
by: King Biscuit Boy

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Label: Sony
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127
Soul Manifesto: 1964-1970
by: Otis Redding

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Label: Rhino
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128
Back
by: John Ellison

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Label: Jamie Record Company
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129
The Essential Bill Withers
by: Bill Withers

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Label: Sony
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Muscle Shoals Sessions
by: Alicia Keys

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Label: Universal
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Very Best of Prince
by: Prince

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Label: NPG
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