September 3rd, 2013

Following are additional albums released the previous month that are on our hot list — some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.


Alabama Red: Ghetto Blues (Wolf)
AlunaGeorge:  Body Music (Vagrant)
Black Joe Lewis: Electric Slave (Vagrant)
Blind Lemon Jefferson: Rough Guide (World Music Network)
Blind Willie Johnson: Rough Guide (World Music Network)
Bo Diddley: The Singles Collection ( Not Now Music)
Masters of Memphis Blues (4 CD set, JSP)
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins: The Singles Collection (Not Now Music)
Toronzo Cannon: John the Conquer Root (Delmark  )
Valerie June: Pushin’ Against A Stone (Concord)

Marlissa Hudson: Lust (self-released)

Ashmont Hill: The Maze (Axiom)
Bishop Neal Roberson & Macedonia Mass Choir: Keep Holding On (Broken Chains)
Brooklyn Allstars: Live in Richmond, VA (4 Winds)
Curtis Dean & Tribe of Judah: 2 Chronicles 7:14 (self-released)
Darrell Luster: A Mighty Big God (4 Winds)
Denita Gibbs:  Without You (Audiostate 55 Entertainment  )
Dexter Walker & Zion Movement: Greater Than Before (E1)
Fantastic Violinaires:  Live in Richmond, VA (4 Winds)
Golden Wings Quartet: Live in Richmond, VA (4 Winds)
Larry McCullough & CG: The Morning (Emtro)
Lemmie Battles: Testify (Ashro / E1)
Mandisa: Overcomer   (Sparrow/Universal)
Mighty Aires: Can’t Give Up Now (self-released)
Sheena Lee: Destiny (self-released)
Soulfruit: Art of Distinction (Soulfruit)

Christian McBride Trio: Out Here (Mack Avenue)
Creole Joe Band: Creole Joe Band (PRA)
Cyrus Chestnut: Soul Brother Cool (WJ3)
Derrick Hodge: Live Today (Blue Note)
Harold O’Neal: Man on the Street (Bluroc)
Jacques Lesure: When She Smiles (WJ3)
John Coltrane: Afro Blue Impressions (expanded ed.) (Concord)
Lebron: Shades (Cutmore)
Pieces of a Dream: In the Moment (Shanachie)
Sam Sanders:  Mirror, Mirror  (180 Proof / Fat Beat)
Theo Parrish: Black Jazz Signature (Snow Dog Records)
Warren Wolf: Wolfgang (Mack Avenue)

Barrence Whitfield and the Savages: Dig Thy Savage Soul  (Bloodshot)
Beating the Petrillo Ban: The Late December 1947 Modern Sessions (Ace)
Charles Bradley: Soul of America (DVD) (Daptone)
Don-E: Little Star (Dome)
Eddie Horan: I’m Gonna Speak Out (HDM)
Etta James: Original Album Classics (box set) (Sony/Legacy)
Foxy R&B: Richard Stamz Chicago Blues (Ace)
Gloria Gaynor: Park Avenue Sound (1st CD reissue) (Big Break)
Justine Skye: Everyday Living EP (download only) (Atlantic)
K. Michelle: Rebellious Soul  (Atlantic)
Marques Houston: Famous (Shanachie)
Process & the Doo Rags: Too Sharp (expanded ed.) (Razor & Tie)
South Side of Soul Street: The Minaret Soul Omnivore Recordings (Universal)
Terrace Martin: 3chordfold (Akai Music)
TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank): Three Kings (Atlantic)
Will Preston: #reacquainted (West King Entertainment)

Rap/Hip Hop:
August Alsina: Downtown Life Under the Gun EP (Island)
A$AP Ferd: Trap Lord (RCA)
Big Sean: Hall of Fame (Def Jam)
Canibus: Almighty 2nd Coming (RBC)
Daz & WC: Westcoast Gangsta Shit (Dogg Pound)
Db Tha General: No CB4 (Empire Distribution)
Dice Raw: Jimmy’s Back (Raw Life)
Dizzy Wright: The Golden Age (mixtape, download only)
Earl Sweatshirt: Doris (Columbia)
Everlast: The Life Acoustic (Martyr/Long Branch)
Goodie Mob: Age Against The Machine (Alliance Entertainment)
Hi Power Entertainment Presents South Side Love (3 CD set)
Jered Sanders: While You Were Waiting EP (download only, DJBooth)
JJ Doom: Keys To The Kuffs (Extended Anniversary Dx. Edition) (Lex)
Juicy J: Stay Trippy (Taylor Gang)
King Krule: 6 Feet Beneath the Moon (True Panther Sounds)
Krizz Kaliko: Son of Sam (Strange Music)
Maxwell Benson: Dawn of a New Day (Maxwell Benson Ent.)
Maybach Music Group: Self Made Vol. 3 (Maybach)
Miss Lady Pinks: Trust No Man (High Power Entertainment)
No Malice: Hear Ye Him (download only, Re-up Gang)
Oh No: Oh No vs. Now Again Two (Now Again)
Rapsody: She Got Game (free mixtape at
Ras G: Back on the Planet (Brainfeeder)
Rich Quick: Sad Songz EP (Ben Frank Recordings)
Shaheed & DJ Supreme: Knowledge, Rhythm & Understanding (Communicating Vessels)
Stevie Stone: 2 Birds 1 Stone (Strange Music)
Vado:  Hated  (Crime Set)
Young Merger: Live from Chiraq (Merger Music)
YSG: Young Star Gang (Black Market)

Errol Bellot: Youthman, the Lost Album (Reggae Archive)
Keyser Soze: The Remedy (Megalith)
Mighty Diamonds: Pass the Knowledge (Reggae Anthology series,  VP)
Rockpalast: Reggae Legends Vol. 1 (DVD)  (Made in Germany MUSI)
Vybz Kartel: Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto, Incarcerated But Not Silenced (Whirlwind/VP)

Ellen Oléria: Ellen Oléria (Universal Brazil)
Esso Trinidad Steel Band (reissue) (Minky)
Mario Adnet: Um Olhar Sobre Villa-Lobos (Boranda Music/CD Baby)
Mumuzinho: Ao Vivo (Facil Brazil)

Review Genre(s): African American Culture & History


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