September 4th, 2018

Following are additional albums released during August 2018—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.

Blues, Folk, Country
Ameal: Ameal for 2 (Cameron Studios)
Delgres: Mo Jodi (Jazz Village)
Dennis Jones Band: WE3 LIVE (Blue Rock)
Junior Wells: Box of Blues (6 CD set) (Cleopatra)
RB & Company: Hooked, Chained, & Bound (Oracle)
War & Treaty: Healing Tide (Strong World Ent.)

Classical, Broadway
Alexis Ffrench: Evolution (Sony Masterworks)

Funk, Rock, Pop, Electronic
Amos Lee: My New Moon (Dualtone)
Blood Orange: Negro Swan (Domino Recording Co.)
Chuck Brown: By Special Request the Very Best of (Raw Venture)
Fulton Street: Problems & Pain (digital)
Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami (DVD) (Kino Lorber)
Kiddy Smile: One Trick Pony (Neverbeener)
Turning Jewels Into Water: Which Way Is Home (FPE)

Gospel, Christian
Demetrius West & Jesus Promoters: Choirology: Study of Choir Music (Black Smoke Music)
FM2 & Intentional: Live From The Choir Stand (Intersound)
Godframe: Hello Jesus (digital)
Tommye Young-West: The Return (digital)
Bryan Andrew Wilson: This Time EP (Bryan’s Songs/CE Music)
Calvin Suggs: Walking By Faith (Alegacy)
James Fortune: The Collection (eOne Music)
Marcel Smith: Everybody Needs Love (digital) (Little Village Foundation)
Pastor Dom & The Dream Team: Worship Exchange (Live) (Nia Music)
Robert Hawkins: Happy (DVD)

Jazz
Bob James Trio: Espresso (Evolution Music Group)
Bunk Johnson: Rare & Unissued Masters Volume Two 1943-1946 (American Music)
Cyrus Chestnut: Kaleidoscope (Highnote)
David P Stevens: Rogue (Sanctifly Music Group)
Eric Darius: Breakin’ Thru (SagiDarius Music)
James Austin Jr.: Songs in the Key of Wonder (JCA)
Jonathan Butler: Close to You (Mack Ave.)
Lori Williams: Out of the Box (digital)
Mako Sica & Hamid Drake: Ronda (Feeding Tube)
Marcus Lewis Big Band: Brass and Boujee (Sharp 11)
Monk Higgins: Extra Soul Perception (reissue) (Real Gone Music)
Nate White: Up Close (Phat Bass Ent)
Sam Rucker: Redemption (Favor Productions)
Scott Petito: Rainbow Gravity (Planet Arts)
Slim Gaillard: Groove Juice: The Norman Granz Recordings (Verve)
The Braxton Brothers: Higher (Braxton Productions)
Tony Kofi / The Organisation: Point Blank (Last Music Company)

R&B, Soul
Ameal: Ameal for 2 (Cameron Studios)
Axl Rich: New Trap Swing (Fifty Deuce Sound Ent)
Barnaba: Gold Never Gets Old (digital) (Slide Visuals)
Bobby Earth: Cloudy McSunshine (digital) (Milky Wayv)
Candi Staton: Unstoppable (Thirty Tigers)
Cornell “CC” Carter: One Love (CDC Productions)
D’Maestro: Got It All (digital)
Dondi: Don’t Call Me Junior (Melldon)
Erica Falls: HomeGrown (Louisiana Red Hot)
Iconya: The Spoon Doon Room (digital) (UpGrade)
Ike & Tina Turner: World of Ike & Tina: Live (Beat Goes On)
Jae Sinnett: Americana Groove Project ( J-Nett Music)
Mary Love: Lay This Burden Down (Ace)
Monique DeBose: The Sovereign One
Peabo Bryson: Stand for Love (Caroline)
Various: Music City Blues & Rhythm (Ace)
Xperience: Piscean (digital)

Rap, Hip Hop
Aminé: Onepointfive (Republic)
B3nchMarQ: We Had Hope (digital) (XLR Media)
Bakka Not Nice: 4Milli (Warner Bros.)
Bas: Milky Way (Dreamville)
Bugzy Malone: Be Inspired (Bsomebody)
Da Buze Bruvaz: Ni&S@Tivity (Grilchy Party)
DāM-FunK: Architecture II EP (Glydezone/SAFT 18)
Damu the Fudgemunk and Flex Mathews: Dreams & Vibrations (Redefinition)
Death Grips: Year of the Snitch (Third Worlds/Harvest)
Fly Anakin and Ohbliv: Backyard Boogie (Mutant Academy)
Fmb Dz & Philthy Rich: Can’T Funk Broke (Empire)
Hyro the Hero: Flagged Channel (Century Media)
Jamall Bufford: Time in Between Thoughts (The Black Opera)
Jay-Boi: Under the Ghetto Bird (Trenchlife)
John Robinson: Rhythms, Jazz and Politics (Beatvizion)
Kev Brown: Homework (Redefinition)
Kliq Fresh: Came in the Game (Fresh Music Group)
Kool G Rap & 38 Spesh: Son Of G Rap (TCF Music Group)
Koran Streets: Late 20s (Steady Leanin)
Lil Wop: Silent Hill EP
Marco McKinnis: Underground (Republic)
Marks: Crush (Coyote)
Nebu Kiniza: From Me 2 You EP (OSHS)
Nef the Pharoah: The Big Chang Theory (Empire)
Nicki Minaj: Queen (digital) (Cash Money)
Nomad Chad: Skinny Hendrix Experience (Monolog)
Odney Smooth: S/T (Odney Smooth)
Pshade & DarkKeys: Love Yourself (DK Worldmusic)
Q Da Fool: 100 Keys (digital) (Roc Nation)
Reese LaFlare: S/T (Empire)
Rossy: Class N Session (Dogsled Music)
Royal: Summer on Main St.
Stefflon Don: Secure (digital)
The Black Sheep: Tortured Soul (X-Ray)
The Deli: Jazz Cat (Cold Busted)
Travis Scott: Astroworld (Epic)
Trippie Redd: Life’s A Trip (digital) (TenThousand Projects)
Ty Dolla Sign & Jeremih: MihTy (Def Jam)
WARHOL.SS: Free Andy EP (EMPIRE)
Wise Intelligent: Ponzie (Intelligent Muzik Group)
YG: Stay Dangerous (Def Jam)
Young Thug: Slime Language (300 Entertainment)
Yungeen Ace: Life of Betrayal (Cinematic)

Reggae
Gemmy: Unruly EP (World Of Wonders)
Mighty Diamonds: Leaders Of Black Countries (reissue) (Kingston Sounds)
Various: Black Man’s Pride 2 (K7)
Various: Yardie (Original Soundtrack) (Island)
Various: Ska Around the World (Putumayo)

Review Genre(s): African American Culture & History


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