May 1st, 2015

Following are additional albums released during April 2015—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.

Blues, Folk, Country
Captain Luke & Cool John Ferguson: Live at the Hamilton (Music Maker)
Cash Box Kings: Holding Court (Blind Pig)
Chastity Brown: Long Way (Creative And Dreams Music Network)
Gaye Adegbalola & Wild Rutz: Is It Still Good To Ya? (Hot Toddy)
Guitar Slim Green: Stone Down Blues (BGP)
Hans Theessink & Terry Evans: True & Blue: (Blue Groove)
J.B. Hutto & his Hawks with Sunnyland Slim: Hawk Squat (Delmark)
J.B. Smith: No More Good Time in the World for Me (Dust to Digital)
Ms. Jody: Talkin’ Bout My Good Thang (Ecko)
Papa Charlie Jackson: Why Do You Moan When You Can Shake That Thing (JSP)
Sherwood Fleming: Blues Blues Blues (1201 Music)
Various: Beale Street Saturday Night (Omnivore)

Funk, Rock, Pop, Electronic
Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color (ATO)
Alan Hewitt & One Nation: Evolution (Red River)
ConFunkShun: More Than Love (Shanachie)
Danko Jones: Fire Music (MRI)
Death: N.E.W. (Drag City)
Doug Locke: Blue Heart EP (digital)
Kelela: Cut 4 Me (Fade to Mind)
Orgone: Beyond the Sun (Shanachie)
Precious: Wilson & Eruption: Greatest Hits (Sony Special Products)
Push Up: The Day After (Jazz Village)
Van Hunt: Fun Rises, the Fun Sets (Godless Hotspot)
Young Fathers: White Men Are Black Men Too (Big Dada)

Gospel, Gospel Rap, CCM
Casey J: The Truth (Tyscott)
Puntin: Bananas 4 (Red Dist.)
Rev. James Cleveland: Inspirational Gospel Legends, Vol. 1 (Independent Label Services)
Rev. Milton Brunson: Inspirational Gospel Legends, Vol. 2 (Independent Label Services)
The Showers Family Group: The Showers Family Group (Habakkuk Music)

Jazz
Alex Puddu (ft. Joe Bataan): Soultiger (Schema)
Steve Wilson & Wilsonian’s Grain: Live In New York: The Vanguard Sessions (Random Act)
Andrew Bishop: De Profundis (Envoi)
Annabel (lee) & Richard E: By the Sea & Other Solitary Places (Ninja Tune)
Ben Williams: Coming of Age (Concord)
Big Mike: Young Man Old Soul (Black Market Blue)
Cassandra Wilson: Coming Forth By Day (Legacy)
Charles Lloyd: Wild Man Dance (Blue Note)
City Boy Allstars: Personal Things (City Boys Mike Production)
Cyrus Chestnut: A Million Colors in Your Mind (Highnote)
Dayme Arocena: Havana Cultura Sessions EP (Brownswood Recordings)
Harold Mabern: Afro Blue (Smoke Sessions)
Herbie Hancock: Omaha Civic Auditorium 17th November 1975 (Hi Hat)
Irvin Mayfield: New Orleans Jazz Playhouse (Basin Street)
Jazz in the New Harmonic: Primal Scream (Chesky)
Joyce Elaine Yuille: Welcome To My World (Schema)
Julian Vaughn: Limitless (TRIPPIN & RHYTHM)
Matthew Shipp-Mat Walerian Duo: The Uppercut: Live At Okuden (Forced Exposure)
Sax Pack: Power of 3 (Shanachie)
Sir Roland Hanna: This Must Be Love (Progressive)
Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio: Unissued 1965 Half Note Broadcasts (Jazz on Jazz)

R&B, Soul
Adrian Younge: Something About April (Linear Labs)
Bluey: Life Between the Notes (Shanachie)
Bobbye Doll Johnson: True to You (Music Access Inc.)
Dells: The Complete Early Singles Collection (Hallmark)
Donn T: Flight of the Donn T (D Tone Victorious)
Eddie Bo: Baby I’m Wise: Complete Ric Singles 1959-62 (Ace)
Fame Gang: Grits & Gravy: Best of the Fame Gang (BGP)
Garnett Mimms: Looking for You: Complete United Artist & Veep Singles (Ace)
Jackie Wilson: NYC 1961-63 (Ace)
Jerry Lawson: Just a Mortal Man (Red Beet )
Kenny Lattimore: Anatomy of a Love Song (Sincere Soul Records/eOne Music)
Mavis Staples: Your Good Fortune EP (Anti)
Muscle Shoals Horns: Born to Get Down (Funky Town Grooves)
Muscle Shoals Horns: Doin’ It to the Bone (Funky Town Grooves)
Muscle Shoals Horns: Shine On (Funky Town Grooves)
Redland: An Enlightened Contagion (Redland Ent)
Reggie P.: Why Me? (Music Access Inc.)
Slow Knights: Living in a Dark World ( Red Dist.)
Trouble Funk: Trouble Funk Live: Ultimate Crank (TWF)
Various: The Super Rare Doo Wop Box (Rockbeat)

Rap, Hip Hop
Aceyalone: Action (Bionik Music)
Alchemist & Oh No: Welcome to Los Santos (Mass Appeal)
Alex Faith & Dre Murray: Southern Lights: Overexposed (Empire Dist.)
Black Rob: Genuine Article (Slim Style)
B-Legit: What We Been Doin (Empire Dist.)
Blueprint: King No Crown (Weightless)
Chief Keef: Feed the Streets (Black Market)
City Fidelia: A Pisces World (Nothing’s Really New)
Clear Soul Forces: Fab Five (Fat Beats)
Drake: If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (Republic)
Earl Sweatshirt: I Don’t Like Shit: I Don’t Go Outside (Columbia)
Jus: Obsession EP (Zenith Point)
KMD: Bl_ck B_st_rds: Traffic (The Orchard)
L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae: The Night Took Us In Like Family (Mello Music Group)
La Chat: Murder She Spoke II (Phixieous Ent.)
Mac Mall: Legal Business (Thizzlamic)
Project Pat: Mista Don’t Play 2: Everythangs Money (eOne)
Raekwon: Fly International Luxurious Art (Universal)
Toro Y Moi: What For? (Carpark)
Tyler the Creator: Cherry Bomb (Columbia)
Wordsmith: Apt. 507 EP (Plus 180)
Worlds Freshest & J-Stalin: The Real World Part 4 (Empire Dist).

Reggae, Dancehall, Calypso
Alborosie & King Jammy: Dub of Thrones (VP)
Bob Marley: So Much Things to Say: Interviews (Tuff Gong)
Doctor Dread: Theremin in Dub (Tafari)
Peter Tosh & Friends: An Upsetters Showcase (Cleopatra)
Sizzla: 876 (868 Music)
Taj Weekes: Love, Herb & Reggae (Jatta)

World, Latin
Amanaz: Africa (reissue) (Now Again)
Ayub Ogada, Trevor Warren  Kodhi: Trevor Warren’s Adventures With Ayub Ogada (Longtale)
Estacada: Caribbean Steelband (Air Mail Music)
Gino Sitson: VoiStrings ( Buda Musique)
Mola Sylla: Count Till Zen (Winter & Winter)
Rudy Twoleft Smith: What Pan Did For Me (Caprice)
Tal National: Zoy Zoy (Fat Cat)

Spoken Word, Comedy
Rain Pryor: Black & White (Uproar)

Review Genre(s): African American Culture & History


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