January 2014 Releases of Note

Following are additional albums released during January 2014—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.

Blues
B.B. King & the Guitar Kings: In Performance (DVD, IMV Blueline)
Billy Branch: Blues Shock (Blind Pig)
Buddy Guy & Jr. Wells: Play the Blues, Deluxe Ed. (Friday Music)
Eddie Cotton, Jr.: Here I Come (Dechamp)
Harmonica Hinds: I Would Give You Anything If I Could (Wolf)
JJ Thames: Tell You What I Know (Dechamp)
Leo Welch: Sabougla Voices (Fat Possum)
Louisiana Red: Dead Stray Dog (reissue, Fat Possum)

Gospel
Ethan Kent: Work in Progress (Tonic Blue Print/Central South)
Jamie Grace: Ready to Fly (Gotee)
Latice Crawford: Latice Crawford (RCA Inspiration)
Lowell Pye: Transformed (E1)
Marica Chisolm: Simply Worship (Tyscott)
Sheri Jones-Moffett: Power & Authority Live In Memphis (EMI)

Jazz
Archive Shepp & Attica Blues Orchestra:  I Hear the Sound (Archieball)
Craig Handy: Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith (Okeh)
Dhafer Youssef: Birds Requiem (Okeh)
George Cables: Icons & Influences (HighNote)
Greg Lewis: Organ Monk (Greg Lewis Music)
Jeremy Pelt: Face Forward, Jeremy (HighNote)
Jimmy Heath Big Band: Togetherness, Live at the Blue Note (Jazz Legacy)
Kim Waters: Sweet & Sexy (compilation, Shanachie)
Nir Felder: Golden Age (Okeh)
Omar Sosa: Senses (Ota)
Paul Carr: Standard Domain (PCJ Music)
Tony Saunders: Appaloosa (San Francisco Records)Tricia Evy: Meet Me (Naxos)
Zara McFarlane: If You Knew Her (Brownslane)

R&B/Soul/Funk
Algebra Blessett: Recovery (E1)
Amp Fiddler: Basementality 2 (Bandcamp)
Bettye Swann: Complete Atlantic Recordings (Real Gone)
Derobert & the Half-Truths: I’m Tryin’ (G.E.D. Soul)
Family Circle: Family Circle (reissue, Numero)
Gary U.S. Bonds: Dance Til a Quarter to Three (Jasmine UK)
Keni Burke: Keni Burke (reissue, Solaris)
Noel Gourdin: City Heart, Southern Soul (Shanachie)
Ray-o-Vacs:  Riding High, 1949-1957 (Jasmine UK)
Samuel Jonathan Johnson: My Music (Real Gone)
Stairsteps: 2nd Resurrection (reissue, Solaris)
Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 12B: 1972   (Motown)
KC & the Sunshine Band: Original Album Series (Rhino Ger.)
The Meters: Original Album Series (Rhino Ger.)
Soul Fire Box Set (Truth & Soul)

Rap/Hip hop/Electronica
A Plus & AAGEE: Molly’s Dirty Water (Hieroglyphics Imperium)
Actress: Ghettoville (Ninja Tune)
Black Knights: Medieval Chamber (Record Collection)
Confidence Presents GDot & Born (Audible Con)
Del the Funky Homosapien: Iller Than Most (download)
Dooley-O: O.G. Status (Sleediz)
Incomparable Shakespeare: By Any Dreams Necessary (download)
Gangstagrass:  Broken Hearts & Stolen Money (Rench Audio)
J Holiday: Guilty Conscience (Music Line)
Juvenile: Fundamentals (Rap-a-Lot)
Kid Ink: My Own Lane (RCA)
Lecrae: Church Clothes 2 (Reach)
Lee Bannon: Alternate/Endings (Ninja Tune)
Lord Finesse: Return of the Funky Man (reissue, Traffic)
Mac Dre: Musical Life of Mac Dre, Vol. 3 (Young Black Brotha)
Murs & Curtiss King: Shut Your Trap (download)
Philthy Rich: No B.F.E. 3 (RBC)
Public Enemy:Rebels Without a Pause (DVD, Enemy)
Ray West & OC:  Ray’s Café EP (Fat Beats)
Smif-N-Wessun: Born & Raised EP   (Duck Down)
Step Brothers: Lord Steppington (Rhymesayers)
Trae Tha Truth & World’s Freshest: Tonite Show (Empire Dist.)
Ty Dolla $Ign: Beach House   (Atlantic)
Various: The Sound of Trap (Ministry of Sound)
Zion I: Masters of Ceremony EP (download)

Reggae/Ska
Linval Thompson: Jah Jah Is the Conquerer (Kingston Sounds)
Mighty Mystic: Concrete World (VP)
Wayne Marshall: True Colors (Thirty Tigers)

Rock/Folk/Country
Kandia Crazy Horse: Stampede (Bluebilly)

World/Latin
KiT (Kuenta I Tambu):
Tambutronic (Jiga Musica)
Soweto Gospel Choir: Divine Decade (Decca)
Rough Guide to Best African Music You’ve Never Heard (World Music Network)
Etienne Mbappe: Pater Noster (Naxos)
Bergitta Victor: On a Journey (1-2-3-4 GO)
Haiti Direct: Big Band, Mini-Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960-1978 (Strut)
Peter King: Omo Lewa (reissue, Secret Stash)
Angelique Kidjo: Eve (Savoy/429)