July 1st, 2016

Following are additional albums released during June 2016—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.

Blues, Folk, Country
Buddy Guy: Live at the Checkerboard Lounge 1979 (Rockbeat)
James Blood Ulmer: Free Lancing (reissue) (Wounded Bird)
Nappy Brown: Down In The Alley – The Complete Singles As & Bs 1954-1962  (Jasmine)
Omar Coleman: Live (Delmark)
Various: Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection (Alligator)
Various: Mississippi Juke Joint Blues – 9th September, 1941 (RHYTHM & BLUES)

Classical
André Watts: The Complete Columbia Album Collection (Box set) (Sony Classical)

Funk, Rock, Pop, Electronic
Corey Henry: Lapeitah  (Louisiana Red Hot)
Fantastic Negrito: Last Days of Oakland  (Blackball Universe)
Fitz and The Tantrums: S/T (Elektra/WEA)
Funky Knuckles: New Birth (GroundUp)
Grace Jones: Warm Leatherette: Deluxe Edition (Island)
Laura Mvula: The Dreaming Room (RCA)
Leapling: Suspended Animation (Exploding in Sound)
Melody Angel: In This America (digital) (One Melody)
Michael Franti & Spearhead: SoulRocker (Concord)
Seven Davis, Jr.: Future Society (R2)
Unlocking the Truth: Chaos

Gospel, Gospel Rap
Charles Butler & Trinity:  Make It (eOne)
Denise Josiah: Songs for the Heart (digital) (joDah, LLC)
Deon Kipping: Something To Talk About (RCA Inspiration)
Half Mile Home: Don’t Judge Me
Shirley Caesar: Fill This House (eOne)
Various: Motown Gospel Presents 1 Mic 1 Take (Motown Gospel)
Various: Motown Gospel Presents 1 Mic 1 Take (Motown Gospel)
William Murphy: Demonstrate (CD + DVD) (RCA Inspiration)

Jazz
Allen Toussaint: American Tunes (Nonesuch)
Bennie Moten: The Bennie Moten Collection, 1923-32 (Fabulous)
Branford Marsalis Quartet: Upward Spiral (Marsalis Music/Okeh)
Crusaders: Live – New Orleans 1977 (Hi Hat)
Etienne Charles: San Jose Suite (Culture Shock Music)
Houston Person & Ron Carter: Chemistry (High Note)
Incognito: In Search of Better Days (Shanachie)
Ivo Perelman – Matthew Shipp:  Soul
Jeff Parker: Breed (International Anthem)
Kandace Springs: Soul Eyes (Blue Note)
Kenny Garrett: Do Your Dance! (Mack Ave.)
Kim Waters: Rhythm and Romance (Shanchie)
Marquis Hill: The Way We Play (Concord)
Michael Blum Quartet: Chasin’ Oscar: A Tribute to Oscar Peterson
Pedrito Martinez Group: Habana Dreams (Motema Music)
Tyshawn Sorey: The Inner Spectrum of Variables  (PI Recordings)
Warren Wolf: Convergence (Mack Ave.)

R&B, Soul
Andre Williams: I Wanna Go Back to Detroit City. (Bloodshot)
Chrisette Michele: Milestone (Rich Hipster)
Electric Flag: Live 1968 at the Carousel Ballroom (Rockbeat)
Fantasia: The Definition of… (RCA)
Harleighblu: Futurespective EP (Tru Thoughts)
Johnny Otis Show: Cuttin’ Up (Wounded Bird)
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne: Jumpin’ & Boppin’ (Stony Plain)
Marvin Gaye:  Volume Three: 1971-1981 (Box set) (Motown)
Pheeyownah: zero9zero9 EP (Labrador)
Rebbie Jackson: Centipede (expanded ed.) (Funky Town Grooves)
Sabrina Starke: Sabrina Starke (Zip)
The Pheels: likeWise EP (digital) (Above All Else)
Various: Eccentric Soul: Sitting in the Park (Numero)
William Bell: This Is Where I Live (Stax)
Xenia Rubinos: Black Terry Cat (Anti)

Rap, Hip Hop
Apathy: Handshakes With Snakes (Dirty Version)
Birdman: Ms. Gladys
Chazmere: Chazmere
Chinx: Legends Never Die (eOne)
Craig G: I Rap and I Go Home (digital) (Soulspazm)
D.O.C.: Nobody Can Do It Better (expanded ed.) (Real Gone)
Demrick: Collect Call (digital) (10 Strip Inc.)
DJ Shadow: The Mountain Will Fall (Mass Appeal)
Flowdan: Horror Show Style (Tru Thoughts)
Key Nyata: Dad of the Year (digital) (Goodrich & Gold)
Larry June: Larry EP (Warner Bros.)
Lessondary: Ahead of Schedule (HiPNOTT)
Mekanix: Under the Hood (Zoo Ent)
Mezonic: Inspire 2 – Redemption of The Ghettos Worldwide (Mezonic)
Mindless Behavior: #OfficialMBmusic  (Conjunction)
Oddisee: Alwasta EP (Mello Music)
Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Got a Mind to Give Up Living, Live 1966 (Real Gone)
Pawz One: F.U.C.K. (Below System)
Quelle Chris: Lullabies For The Broken Brain (LP) (Mello Music)
Rapper Shane: Too Busy To Be This Broke EP
Rome Fortune: Jerome Raheem Fortune (Fool’s Gold)
Soulja Boy: Better Late Than Never (SODMG)
Tha Don: Arrival of Tha Don (Music Access Inc.)
The Game: Streets of Compton (eOne)
Ugly Heroes: Everything In between (Mello Music)
Various: Trill Family Compilation (Trill Ent)
Vic Mensa: There’s Alot Going On (digital) (Roc Nation/Def Jam)
Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J: T.G.O.D Mafia: Rude Awakening (digital)
YG: Still Brazy (Def Jam)
Young Chop: King Chop (digital) (ChopSquad.inc)

 Reggae, Dancehall
Horace Andy / Winston Jarrett / The Wailers: The Kingston Rock (reissue) (Dubstore)
Alborosie: Freedom & Fyah (VP)
Bunny Lee & Friends: Tape Rolling (Pressure Sounds)
Flowering Inferno: 1000 Watts (Tru Thoughts)
Sly & Robbie: Dub Sessions 1978-1985 (Jamaican Recordings)
The Aggrovators: Dubbing At King Tubby’s (VP)

World
Hailu Mergia and Dahlak Band: Wede Harer Guzo (Awesome Tapes from Africa)
Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno: 1000 Watts (Tru Thoughts)
Siama Matuzungidi: Rivers: From The Congo To The Mississippi
Sunburst: Ave Africa, The Complete Recordings 1973-1976  (Strut)
Various: Tanbou Toujou Lou (Ostinato)

Review Genre(s): African American Culture & History


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