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*** Kenny Lattimore, “From the Soul of Man,” Columbia. Lately, soul troubadours seem like an endless stream of emotionally shallow booty callers. Lattimore is different. It takes guts to dive into the deep well of sadness and need contained in a Donny Hathaway standard. Lattimore does it on “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know"--the very antithesis of ‘90s cool--and his version successfully sets this rising R&B; star apart from the pack. He plays the House of Blues on Dec. 3

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