The Roots Music Report's
Top Soul Album Chart
for the Year of 2019

1
We Get by
by: Mavis Staples

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Label: Anti
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Good Thing
by: Leon Bridges

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Label: Sony
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Oxnard
by: Anderson .Paak

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Label: Aftermath Entertainment
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Work to Do
by: Marc Cohn

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Label: BMG
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Silver & Stone
by: Mike Farris

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Label: Compass
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Caution
by: Mariah Carey

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

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Label: Daptone
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99 Cent Dreams
by: Eli "Paperboy" Reed

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Label: Yep Roc
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American Love Call
by: Durand Jones & The Indications

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Label: Dead Oceans
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Live in London
by: Mavis Staples

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Label: Anti
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Unstoppable
by: Candi Staton

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Label: Beracah
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Hyperion
by: Gesaffelstein

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Label: Columbia
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KIWANUKA
by: Michael Kiwanuka

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Label: Interscope
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Full Circle
by: Angie Stone

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Label: Cleopatra
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Sex & Cigarettes
by: Toni Braxton

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Label: Def Jam
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Dyna-Mite
by: Jon Cleary

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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Into the Purple Valley
by: Ry Cooder

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Label: Reprise
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Jimmy Lee
by: Raphael Saadiq

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Label: Columbia
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CASE STUDY 01
by: Daniel Caesar

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Label: Golden Child
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Dinah Jane 1
by: Dinah Jane

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Label: Hitco
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Strength of a Woman
by: Mary J. Blige

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Label: Capitol
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Play It All Day
by: Terry Blersh

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Label: Self-Release
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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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Worthy
by: India.Arie

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Label: BMG
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Freudian
by: Daniel Caesar

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Label: Golden Child
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Dirty Computer
by: Janelle Monae

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Label: Atlantic
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Reflections
by: The Temptations

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Label: UMG
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Indigo
by: Chris Brown

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Label: RCA
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Homecoming: the Live Album
by: Beyoncé

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Label: Parkwood
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Love Signals
by: Freddie Jackson

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Label: Climax
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West Coast Grooves
by: Guthrie Govan

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Label: Self-Release
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Samsara
by: Los Coast

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Label: New West
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Avalanche
by: Julian Taylor Band

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Label: Gypsy Soul
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The Tales People Tell
by: Kelly Finnigan

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Label: Colemine
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Stay Good
by: Brooklyn Funk Essentials

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Label: Dorado
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Over It
by: Summer Walker

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Label: Interscope
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REAL LIFE
by: Emeli Sandé

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Label: Virgin
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Coming Home
by: Leon Bridges

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

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Label: Masterworks
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Poetry in Motion
by: The Soul Rebels

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Label: Mack Avenue
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Dear Fats, I Love You
by: Davell Crawford

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S.O.L.A.R.
by: Inayah

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Label: Inayahlator
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Life II
by: Vivian Sessoms

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Label: Ropeadope
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Are You Ready
by: Leela James

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Label: Entertainment One
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Electric Café
by: En Vogue

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Label: En Vogue
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Never Twice
by: Nick Waterhouse

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Label: Innovative Leisure
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Love in the Wind
by: The Sha La Das

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Label: Daptone
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In the Cut
by: Jake Najor & the Moment of Truth

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Label: The Redwoods
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How Do You Do
by: Mayer Hawthorne

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Label: Universal
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Call It Home, Vol. 1 & 2
by: The California Honeydrops

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Label: Tubtune
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The Last Word
by: The O'Jays

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Label: S-Curve
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Outcast
by: Liz Brasher

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Label: Fat Possum
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Malibu
by: Anderson .Paak

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Label: Steel Wool
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The Right Time
by: Ural Thomas & the Pain

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Label: Tender Loving Empire
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What if All I Was Was Black
by: Mavis Staples

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Label: Anti
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The Carnival is Back in Town
by: Brock Zeman

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Label: Self-Release
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Everything Here
by: The Suffers

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Label: Shanachie
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The Mike Duke Project... Took a While
by: Mike Duke

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Label: Little Village Foundation
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Black Love & War
by: G&D

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Label: Someothaship
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Scenery
by: Emily King

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Label: ATO
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Summer with Friends
by: DaniLeigh

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Label: Def Jam
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A Change is Gonna Come
by: Leela James

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Label: Warner Bros
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"Awaken, My Love!"
by: Childish Gambino

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Label: Glassnote
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Better with Time
by: Personal Touch

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Label: Self-Release
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Spyboy
by: Cha Wa

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Label: UPT Music
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Lift Your Spirit
by: Aloe Blacc

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Label: Interscope Records
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Soul of a Woman
by: Shay Denise

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

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Label: Daptone
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Don't Give Up on Love
by: Don Bryant

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Label: Fat Possum
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Wide Nose Full Lips
by: SuCh

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Label: Arc Sai
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Dream
by: Angie Stone

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Label: Shanachie Entertaiment
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A River's Invitation
by: The California Honeydrops

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Label: Self-Release
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Painted Image
by: Liz Brasher

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Label: Fat Possum
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Starts Again
by: Tawiah

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Label: First Word
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Wake Up!
by: John Legend

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Label: Columbia
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Take Me Apart
by: Kelela

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

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Label: Atlantic
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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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Broken People
by: Muddy Magnolias

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Label: Third Generation
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The Art of Love & War
by: Angie Stone

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Label: Stax
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Acoustic Soul
by: India.Arie

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

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Label: Virgin Us
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Out of the Blue
by: Willie Hightower

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Label: Ace
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It Gets Better
by: Ryan Shaw

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Label: Dynotone
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Home (The Dockside Sessions)
by: Marc Broussard

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Label: G-Man Touring
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The Queen of Soul
by: Aretha Franklin

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

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Label: Atco
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Hold On!
by: The James Hunter Six

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Label: Daptone
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The Ultimate Collection
by: Ben E. King

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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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What We Leave Behind (feat. Jay Nemor)
by: Soul Basement

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Label: ITI
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Half Mile Harvest
by: The Teskey Brothers

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Label: Harvest Mile
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The Road from Memphis
by: Booker T. Jones

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Label: Anti
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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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I've Got My Own Hell to Raise
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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Cheers to the Fall
by: Andra Day

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Label: Warner Bros
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Portrait of a Legend
by: Sam Cooke

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Adam Robert Thomas
by: Adam Robert Thomas

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Label: Self Release
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Ventriloquism
by: Meshell Ndegeocello

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Label: Believe
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101
1999
by: Prince

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Label: Warner
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30 Greatest Hits
by: Aretha Franklin

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

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Label: Records LLC
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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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Faithful Man
by: Lee Fields

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Label: Truth & Soul
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Little Sister Got Soul
by: Andrea Marr

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Label: Amphead
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Hold on
by: Joakim Tinderholt

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Label: Big H
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108
Casual Encounter
by: Doug Shorts

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Label: Daptone
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Stone Rollin'
by: Raphael Saadiq

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Label: Sony
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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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The Essential Lou Rawls
by: Lou Rawls

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Label: Sony BMG
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Falling Faster Than You Can Run
by: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

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Label: Mod y Vi Records
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Blue Night
by: Percy Sledge

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Label: Sky Ranch
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1 Hopeful Rd.
by: Vintage Trouble

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Label: Blue Note
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The ArchAndroid
by: Janelle Monae

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Label: Atlantic
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The Essential Bill Withers
by: Bill Withers

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Label: Sony
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BlackSUMMERS'night
by: Maxwell

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Label: Columbia
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118
Hitnrun Phase Two
by: Prince

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Label: NPG
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Coloring Book
by: Chance The Rapper

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120
A Seat at the Table
by: Solange

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Label: Columbia
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Face Your Fear
by: Curtis Harding

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Label: Anti
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Distant Danger
by: Nuela Charles

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Label: Self-Release
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Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Vol. 1 & 2
by: Ray Charles

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Label: Concord
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