The Roots Music Report's
Top Soul Album Chart
for the Year of 2017

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"Awaken, My Love!"
by: Childish Gambino

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Coming Home
by: Leon Bridges

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Label: Columbia
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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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BlackSUMMERS'night
by: Maxwell

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

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Label: Masterworks
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Hard II Love
by: Usher

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

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Label: Capitol
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Everybody
by: Logic

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Label: Def Jam
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Did It for Love
by: Leela James

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Label: BMG
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Eric Benét
by: Eric Benét

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Label: BMG
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Long Song Away
by: Kevin Ross

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Label: Motown
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Cheers to the Fall
by: Andra Day

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Label: Warner Bros
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The Definition Of...
by: Fantasia

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Label: 19 Recordings
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Natural
by: Andrea Marr

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Label: Only Blues Music
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Coloring Book
by: Chance The Rapper

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Label: Self-Release
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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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Hold On!
by: The James Hunter Six

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Label: Daptone
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#MYNAMEISJOETHOMAS
by: Joe

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Label: Plaid Takeover
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Chapters
by: Yuna

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Label: The Verve
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Superwoman
by: Rebecca Ferguson

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Label: Simco Limited
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K.Avett: Revelations
by: K.Avett

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Label: Kandeland
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Feel the Real
by: Musiq Soulchild

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Label: eOne
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ELDORADO
by: Ro James

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Label: ByStorm
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25
Love Signals
by: Freddie Jackson

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

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Label: Fat Possum
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Already All Ready
by: La'Porsha Renae

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Label: Motown Records
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The Spectrum
by: Daley

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Label: BMG Rights Management
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TLC
by: TLC

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Label: 852 Musiq
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Three Stripes
by: Bell Biv DeVoe

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Label: eOne
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Lemonade
by: Beyoncé

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Label: Columbia
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What if All I Was Was Black
by: Mavis Staples

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Label: Anti
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Game Changer
by: Johnny Gill

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Label: J Skillz
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Broken People
by: Muddy Magnolias

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Label: Third Generation
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HERE
by: Alicia Keys

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Label: RCA Records
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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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Twenty Sixty Four
by: Avery Sunshine

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Label: Shanachie Ent. Corp
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Trip
by: Jhené Aiko

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Label: Def Jam
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Jetlagger
by: Bette Smith

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Label: Fat Possum
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Freudian
by: Daniel Caesar

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Label: Golden Child
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Take Me to the Alley
by: Gregory Porter

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Label: Decca
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Black America Again
by: Common

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Label: Def Jam
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A Seat at the Table
by: Solange

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Label: Columbia
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Struggle Love
by: Jaheim

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Label: Julie's Dream Music Group
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Stone Rollin'
by: Raphael Saadiq

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Label: Sony
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Bluebird of Happiness
by: Tamar Braxton

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Label: LoganLand
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47
In Common (The Remixes)
by: Alicia Keys

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

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Label: Records LLC
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49
Go All in
by: Mike Biggar

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Label: Busted Flat
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Life on Earth
by: Musiq Soulchild

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Label: E1 Music
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51
Soul of the Bayou
by: Gregg Martinez

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Label: Louisiana Red Hot
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52
The Heart Speaks in Whispers
by: Corinne Bailey Rae

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Label: Virgin
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A Moment of Madness
by: Izzy Bizu

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Label: Epic
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Special Night
by: Lee Fields

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Label: Big Crown
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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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Woman
by: Jill Scott

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Label: Blue Babe
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The Best of Aretha Franklin
by: Aretha Franklin

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Label: Rhino
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Face Your Fear
by: Curtis Harding

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Label: Anti
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Heart Attack
by: Tomar and the Fcs

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Label: Self-Release
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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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1 Hopeful Rd.
by: Vintage Trouble

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Label: Blue Note
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Jardin
by: Gabriel Garzon-Montano

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Label: Stones Throw
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Take Me Apart
by: Kelela

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Label: Warp
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Drunk
by: Thundercat

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Label: Brainfeeder
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Move Upstairs
by: The Como Mams

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Label: Daptone
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Skyline
by: Izo Fitzroy

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

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Label: Self-Release
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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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70
Hold on
by: Joakim Tinderholt

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Label: Big H
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71
Fifty Miles of Elbow Room
by: Fraser & Daley

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Label: Self-Release
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72
Hooka Train
by: Al Wood & The Woodsmen

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Label: Self-Release
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When the Game is on
by: Greasy Gravy

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

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Label: Daptone
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Solo
by: Michael Pickett

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Label: Self-Release
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River of Soul
by: Bobby Harden

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Label: Nyota
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77
Bluewisdom, Vol. 2
by: Yvonne Moore

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Label: Self-Release
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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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Original Brunswick Hit Recordings
by: Tyrone Davis

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Label: Brunswick Records
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81
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
by: Aretha Franklin

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Label: Atlantic
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82
What About Wool Wishbags
by: Denielle Bassels

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Label: Self-Release
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83
Unbreakable
by: Janet Jackson

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Label: Rhythm Nation
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84
Lalah Hathaway Live
by: Lalah Hathaway

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Label: Entertainment One
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85
What I'm Feelin'
by: Anthony Hamilton

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Label: RCA Records
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The Buffet
by: R. Kelly

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Label: RCA
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Black Rose
by: Tyrese

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Label: Voltron
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Malibu
by: Anderson .Paak

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Label: Steel Wool
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89
30 Greatest Hits
by: Aretha Franklin

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

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Label: RCA
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Genesis
by: Brian McKnight

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Label: The SoNo Recording Group
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Acoustic Soul
by: India.Arie

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

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Label: Warner Bros
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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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Durand Jones & the Indications
by: Durand Jones & The Indications

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Child of the Seventies
by: Bettye LaVette

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Label: Rhino Atlantic
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97
Love, Lies & Could Be's
by: Ron Burke

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Label: Self-Release
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98
Moondog Howlers
by: Moondog Howlers

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The Love Songs Collection
by: Al Green

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Label: Motown
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100
The Queen of Soul
by: Aretha Franklin

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Label: Rhino
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101
Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
by: Otis Redding

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Label: Atco
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102
The ArchAndroid
by: Janelle Monae

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

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Label: Anti
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No Time for Dreaming
by: Charles Bradley

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Label: Daptone Records
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105
You've Got to Feel It!
by: Chris Pierce

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Label: Calabma
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106
Portrait of a Legend
by: Sam Cooke

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Label: ABKCO
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107
I've Got My Own Hell to Raise
by: Bettye LaVette

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Label: Anti
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108
The Art of Love & War
by: Angie Stone

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Label: Stax
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109
What We Leave Behind (feat. Jay Nemor)
by: Soul Basement

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Label: ITI
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110
I Learned the Hard Way
by: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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Label: Daptone Records
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A Woman Like Me
by: Bettye LaVette

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Label: Blues Express
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Thankful N' Thoughtful
by: Bettye LaVette

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Label: Anti Records
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113
Trial and Error
by: SuCh

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Label: SuCh
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114
Electric Love
by: Jack de Keyzer

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Label: Blue Star Records
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115
Songbook
by: Allen Toussaint

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Label: Rounder
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Sour Mash
by: The Old No. 5s

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Label: High Bar Rekkads
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117
Steam
by: The Old No. 5s

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Label: Self-Release
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A Life Worth Living
by: Marc Broussard

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Label: Vanguard
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119
The Intimate Truth
by: Ledisi

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Label: Verve
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120
Better
by: Brian McKnight

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Label: Self-Release
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121
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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123
The Essential Bill Withers
by: Bill Withers

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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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Faithful Man
by: Lee Fields

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Label: Truth & Soul
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126
Call Me
by: Al Green

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Label: Hi Under Exclusive
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127
Naturally
by: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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Label: Daptone
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128
Muscle Shoals Sessions
by: Alicia Keys

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Label: Universal
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129
Interpretations: the British Rock Songbook
by: Bettye LaVette

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Label: ANTI
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130
Little Sister Got Soul
by: Andrea Marr

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Label: Amphead
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Down the Road
by: Soul Scratch

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Label: Broken Complex
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132
What Have You Done, My Brother?
by: Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens

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

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