The Roots Music Report's
Top Soul Album Chart
for the Year of 2018

1
Good Thing
by: Leon Bridges

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Label: Sony
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Whatever It Takes
by: The James Hunter Six

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Label: Daptone
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Dyna-Mite
by: Jon Cleary

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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What if All I Was Was Black
by: Mavis Staples

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Label: Anti
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Dirty Computer
by: Janelle Monae

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Label: Atlantic
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Unstoppable
by: Candi Staton

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Label: Beracah
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Bluebird of Happiness
by: Tamar Braxton

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Label: LoganLand
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Sex & Cigarettes
by: Toni Braxton

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Label: Def Jam
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Strength of a Woman
by: Mary J. Blige

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Label: Capitol
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Freudian
by: Daniel Caesar

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Label: Golden Child
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Face Your Fear
by: Curtis Harding

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Label: Anti
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Love Signals
by: Freddie Jackson

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Label: Climax
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Electric Café
by: En Vogue

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Label: En Vogue
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Silver & Stone
by: Mike Farris

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Label: Compass
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A Moment of Madness
by: Izzy Bizu

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Label: Epic
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Did It for Love
by: Leela James

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Label: BMG
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Natural
by: Andrea Marr

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Label: Only Blues Music
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Everybody
by: Logic

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Label: Def Jam
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Trip
by: Jhené Aiko

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Label: Def Jam
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Caution
by: Mariah Carey

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Label: Epic
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Jetlagger
by: Bette Smith

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Label: Fat Possum
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Summer with Friends
by: DaniLeigh

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Label: Def Jam
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"Awaken, My Love!"
by: Childish Gambino

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Label: Glassnote
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Reflections
by: The Temptations

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Label: UMG
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Feel the Real
by: Musiq Soulchild

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Label: eOne
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The Spectrum
by: Daley

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Label: BMG Rights Management
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Call It Home, Vol. 1 & 2
by: The California Honeydrops

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Label: Tubtune
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Durand Jones & the Indications
by: Durand Jones & The Indications

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Label: Self-Release
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Outcast
by: Liz Brasher

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Label: Fat Possum
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Billy Porter Presents: the Soul of Richard Rodgers
by: Billy Porter

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Label: Sony
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Long Song Away
by: Kevin Ross

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Label: Motown
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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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Juke Joint at the Edge of the World
by: Randall Bramblett

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Label: New West
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Oxnard
by: Anderson .Paak

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Label: Aftermath Entertainment
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Everything Here
by: The Suffers

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Label: Shanachie
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Eric Benét
by: Eric Benét

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Label: BMG
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BlackSUMMERS'night
by: Maxwell

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Label: Columbia
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Soul of the Bayou
by: Gregg Martinez

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Label: Louisiana Red Hot
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Cheers to the Fall
by: Andra Day

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Label: Warner Bros
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Blood Type
by: Cautious Clay

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Broken People
by: Muddy Magnolias

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Label: Third Generation
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Game Changer
by: Johnny Gill

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Label: J Skillz
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Play It All Day
by: Terry Blersh

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Label: Self-Release
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Hard II Love
by: Usher

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Label: RCA
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Take Me Apart
by: Kelela

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Label: Warp
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Into the Purple Valley
by: Ry Cooder

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Label: Reprise
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Got Soul
by: Robert Randolph & The Family Band

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Label: Masterworks
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Soul Street
by: Ron Artis II & the Truth

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Label: Self-Release
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Game Winner
by: Joey Dosik

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Label: Secretly Canadian
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#MYNAMEISJOETHOMAS
by: Joe

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Label: Plaid Takeover
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Never Twice
by: Nick Waterhouse

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Label: Innovative Leisure
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The Best of Aretha Franklin
by: Aretha Franklin

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Label: Rhino
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Go All in
by: Mike Biggar

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Label: Busted Flat
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Sea of Noise
by: St. Paul & The Broken Bones

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Label: Records LLC
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Spyboy
by: Cha Wa

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Label: UPT Music
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Ventriloquism
by: Meshell Ndegeocello

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Label: Believe
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Adam Robert Thomas
by: Adam Robert Thomas

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Label: Self Release
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K.Avett: Revelations
by: K.Avett

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Label: Kandeland
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You've Got to Feel It!
by: Chris Pierce

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Label: Calabma
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Hold on
by: Joakim Tinderholt

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Label: Big H
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Don't Give Up on Love
by: Don Bryant

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Label: Fat Possum
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The Right Time
by: Ural Thomas & the Pain

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Label: Tender Loving Empire
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100 Days, 100 Nights
by: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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Label: Daptone
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River of Soul
by: Bobby Harden

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Label: Nyota
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A Change is Gonna Come
by: Leela James

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Label: Warner Bros
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1 Hopeful Rd.
by: Vintage Trouble

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Label: Blue Note
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Coming Home
by: Leon Bridges

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Label: Columbia
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S.O.S.: Save Our Soul
by: Marc Broussard

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Label: Vanguard Records
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Love in the Wind
by: The Sha La Das

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Label: Daptone
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44/876
by: Sting & Shaggy

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Label: A&M
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Stand for Love
by: Peabo Bryson

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Label: Perspective
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The Best of Ray Charles: the Atlantic Years
by: Ray Charles

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Label: Atlantic
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My Southern Soul
by: Donnie Ray

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Label: CDS
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Acoustic Soul
by: India.Arie

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Label: UMG
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Promise to Love
by: Kem

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Label: Motown
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Words Left Unsaid (feat. Ken Knox)
by: Chairmen of the Board

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Label: Melvin Steals
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Interpretations: the British Rock Songbook
by: Bettye LaVette

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Label: ANTI
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The Road from Memphis
by: Booker T. Jones

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Label: Anti
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Faithful Man
by: Lee Fields

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Label: Truth & Soul
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80
The Art of Love & War
by: Angie Stone

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Label: Stax
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81
Genesis
by: Brian McKnight

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Label: The SoNo Recording Group
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Lalah Hathaway Live
by: Lalah Hathaway

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Label: Entertainment One
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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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84
The ArchAndroid
by: Janelle Monae

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

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Label: Virgin Us
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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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No Time for Dreaming
by: Charles Bradley

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Uprising
by: Commodores

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Label: SRI
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Out of the Blue
by: Willie Hightower

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Label: Ace
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Sometimes a Rose Will Grow in Concrete
by: Sy Smith

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Label: Psyko
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Uncommon Good
by: Busty and the Bass

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Label: Indica
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Perfectly Imperfect
by: Elle Varner

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Label: RCA
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Original Brunswick Hit Recordings
by: Tyrone Davis

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Label: Brunswick
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Luke & the Apostles
by: Luke & The Apostles

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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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ELDORADO
by: Ro James

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Label: ByStorm
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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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30 Greatest Hits
by: Aretha Franklin

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Label: Atlantic
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Call Me
by: Al Green

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Label: Hi Under Exclusive
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A Woman Like Me
by: Bettye LaVette

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Label: Blues Express
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101
Moondog Howlers
by: Moondog Howlers

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102
The Intimate Truth
by: Ledisi

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Label: Verve
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103
The Ultimate Collection
by: Ben E. King

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Label: Atlantic
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When the Game is on
by: Greasy Gravy

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Label: Big H
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The Time Has Come
by: Chambers Brothers

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Label: RCA
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106
Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions: the Anthology, 1961-1977
by: Curtis Mayfield

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Label: MCA
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The Essential Bill Withers
by: Bill Withers

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Label: Sony
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108
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
by: Aretha Franklin

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Label: Atlantic
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109
Hold On!
by: The James Hunter Six

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Label: Daptone
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Malibu
by: Anderson .Paak

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Label: Steel Wool
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Night Beat
by: Sam Cooke

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Label: BMG
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Sound the Alarm
by: Booker T. Jones

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Label: Concord / Stax
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Black Messiah
by: D'Angelo And The Vanguard

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Label: RCA
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114
Anatomy of a Love Song
by: Kenny Lattimore

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Label: Entertainment One U.S.
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115
A Sunshine State of Mind
by: The Soul of John Black

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Label: Yellow Dog
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116
Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
by: Otis Redding

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Label: Atco
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117
Sound of Sinning
by: Monophonics

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Label: Self
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TLC
by: TLC

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Label: 852 Musiq
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