December 1st, 2014

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

Blues, Folk, Country

Albert Collins: Funky Blues Live 1973 (Rockbeat)
Alvin Youngblood Hart: Helluva Way (Big Legal Mess)
Eric Bibb: Blues People (Stony Plain)
Junior Wells: Southside Blues Jam (Delmark)
Magic Slim & the Teardrops: Pure Magic (Wolf)
Sheba Potts Wright: I Came to Get Down (Ecko Records)
Taj Mahal: Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA, 14th March 1972 (Echoes/Forced Exposure)
Taj Mahal: Ultrasonic Studios, Long Island, October 15th 1974 (Keyhole/Forced Exposure)
Various: Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes (Electromagnetic/Harvest Records)

Dance/Electronica/Techno

David Guetta: Listen (Parliaphone)
Groove Armada: Late Night Tales Presents Automatic Soul (Night Time Stories)
Hyperdub & Teklife Present: Next Life (Hyperdub)
Les Sins: Michael (Carpark/Company)

Funk, Rock  

Death Grips: Government Plates (12-in. vinyl)
Fishbone: Truth and Soul (12-in. colored vinyl)
Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Music (2-LP set) (Legacy/Dagger)
P.O.D. (Payable On Death): SoCal Sessions (T-Boy/Universal)
Theophilus London: Vibes (Warner Bros.)
TV on the Radio: Seeds (Harvest)

Gospel, Gospel Rap, CCM

Dr. Larry D. Reid and The Breakthrough Singers: Go Tell It
Dtroit Reed: Turnaround Day (Holy Hip Hop)
foreverJONES: Prayer Tools Vol. 1 (digital)
Fred Hammond: I Will Trust (RCA Inspiration)
Freddie Washington & Cornerstone: The Order of Worship
Highway QC’s Featuring Spencer Taylor: The Godfather (OPHIRGOSPEL)
J Moss  Grown: Folks Gospel (PaJam)
Jessica Reedy: Transparent (Infinity Music)
Maurette Brown Clark: Can’t Wait For Christmas (SRT Ent.)
Mighty Clouds of Joy: Down Memory Lane Chapter 2 (MCG)
Mr. Del: Hope Dealer 2 (Holy South)
Rance Allen Group: Celebrate (Tyscot)
VaShawn Mitchell: Unstoppable EP (Capitol Christian Music Group)

Jazz

Danish Radio Big Band: Spirituals (Storyville)
Chico Hamilton: The Complete Remastered Recordings (Black Saint/Soul Note)
Christian Scott: Christian Scott Collection (Concord)
Dee Brown: Brown Sugar, Honey-Coated Love (Innervision)
Ed Blackwell: The Complete Remastered Recordings (Black Saint/Soul Note)
Elvin Jones Jazz Machine: Remembrance (MPS / Naxos of America)
Eric Darius: Retro Forward (Shanachie)
Ethel Waters: Live on the Air (Mr. Music)
Frank Lowe Quartet: Out Loud (Triple Point Records)
Jimmy Greene: Beautiful Life (Mack Avenue)
Jimmy Lyons: The Complete Remastered Recordings (Black Saint/Soul Note)
Louis Hayes & The Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band: Live at Cory Weeds’ Cellar Jazz Club (Cellar Live)
Miles Davis: ‘Blue Xmas’ (7-inch vinyl)
Miles Davis: The Prestige 10 Inch LPs Collection Vol. 1 (vinyl box set)
Miles Davis: Engima (10-inch vinyl)
Netherlands Blazers Ensemble: White Man Sleeps
Nicole Mitchell’s Sonic Projections: Secret Escapades of Velvet Anderson (RogueArt)
Sun Ra: The Complete Remastered Recordings (Black Saint/Soul Note)
Sun Ra Arkestra: 3rd September 1988 Chicago (Klondike)
Sun Ra Arkestra: Live In Ulm 1992 (Leo Records UK)
Sun Ra Arkestra: Live in Nickelsdorf 1984 (Trost)
Thelonious Monk: Round Midnight: Complete Blue Note Singles 1947-52 (Blue Note)
Various: Rudy Van Gelder Remasters (box set) (Prestige)
Various: Black Fire! New Spirits!: Radical and Revolutionary Jazz in the USA 1957-82 (Soul Jazz)
Various: Uncompromising Expression: Singles Collection (box set) (Blue Note)
Will Downing: Collection (Concord)
Various: The Complete Dial Modern Jazz Sessions  (Mosaic)

R&B, Soul  

Beyoncé: Beyoncé (Platinum Edition box set) (Columbia)
Billy Butler & Infinity: Hung Up on You (Fever Dream)
Brand New Heavies: Sweet Freaks (Eagle Rock)
C. Nichole: Coup D’Etat (Kensington Music Group)
Dawn Pemberton: Say Somethin’ (Do Right! Music)
Denitia & Sene: side fx. EP (Red Bull Sound Select)
Donn T: Gramophonica EP (D-Tone Victorious)
Eddie Giles: Southern Soul Brother: The Murco Recordings 1967-1969 (Kent)
Estelle: True Romance (Established 1980 Inc/BMG)
Falcons: TheDefinitive Falcons Collection (box set) (History of Soul)
Imaani: Standing Tall (Dome)
J.B.s: These are the J.B.’s (Now Again)
Jesse Boykins III: Love Apparatus (Empire)
MoZaic: Unexpected Turns (SKY5/DOXSIDE MUSIC )
Nicki Minaj: The Pinkprint
Paul Jackson Trio: Groove or Die (Whirlwind)
Portia Monique: Portia Monique (Reel People Music/Papa)
Sir Jonathan Burton: Southern Soul Christmas
Sonny Til & the Orioles: Live in Chicago 1951 (Uptown Jazz)
Swamp Dogg: The White Man Made Me Do It (Alive Naturalsound)
Various: East La Soul: Rampart Records 1963-71 (OuttaSight)
Various: Earth Angel The Dootone/Dooto Records Story 1954-1961 (One Day Music)
Various: Get A Job – The Ember Records Story 1956-1962 (One Day Music)
Various: The Funky Side of Goldband/ANLA Records (Tramp)
Various: Yes!: Now This Is What I Call Southern Soul Xmas (Music Access Inc.)
Willie West: Lost Soul (Timmion)

Rap, Hip Hop

Apollo Brown & Ras Kass: Blasphemy (Mello Music Group)
Axel F. (J.Rocc x M.E.D.): Theme Music (Bang Ya Head)
Big K.R.I.T.: Cadillactica (Def Jam)
Black Milk: If There’s A Hell Below (Computer Ugly)
Bobby Shmurda: Shmurda She Wrote EP (Epic/GS9)
DELS: Petals Have Fallen (Big Dada)
Devine: Ghetto Rhymin’ (Supreme)
Eminem & Friends: Shady XV (Interscope)
Epic: #OPRAH – Ordinary People Recording American History (Bandcamp)
Fes Taylor: Buzz Killer EP (Chambermusik)
G-Unit: The Beauty of Independence EP (G-Unit)
Hail Mary Mallon (Aesop Rock & Rob Sonic): Bestiary (Rhymesayers)
Hassaan Mackey: That Grit (Ill Adrenaline)
Havoc: XIII Thirteen Reloaded (Hclass)
Jneiro Jarel: Flora EP (Label Who)
Joe Budden: Some Love Lost EP                (eOne)
Lee Bannon: Main/Flex EP (Babygrande)
Maino: K.O.B. 2 (Stage One Music)
Pitbull: Globalization (Mr. 305)
Prodigy X Boogz Boogetz: Young Rollin Stonerz (Infamous)
Raekwon: FILA (Fly International Luxurious Art) (Ice H20/Universal)
Rick Ross: Hood Billionaire (Island/Def Jam)
Sam Scarfo X Ski Beatz: 5 Million Stories (Infamous)
Teyana Taylor: VII (G.O.O.D. Music)
The 1978ers (yU+Slimkat): People of Today (Mello Music Group)
Various: Funkinjazz 4 (Cold Busted)
Vince Staples: Hell Can Wait EP (Def Jam)
Von Pea and the Other Guys: To You (HiPNOTT)

Reggae, Dancehall, Calypso   

Bob Marley: Uprising Live! (DVD) (Eagle Rock)
John Gibbs And the Unlimited Sound of Steel Orchestra: Steel Funk (EM)
Various: Soundsystem Dub Plate Specials 1975-1979 (Jamaican Recordings)

Classical

Angel Blue: Joy Alone (Opus Arte)
Various: An AIDS Quilt Songbook: Sing for Hope(GPR Records)

World, Latin   

Aby Ngana Diop: Liital (Awesome Tapes from Africa)
Fantasma: Eye of the Sun EP (Soundway)
Hailu Mergia and the Wallas: Tche Belew (Awesome Tapes from Africa)
Idris Elba: mi Mandela (Parlophone)
Petite Noir: The King of Anxiety (Domino Records/Double6)
Various: 90⁰ of Shade: Hot Jump up Island Sounds from the Caribbean (Soul Jazz)
Various: Cuba Caliente! (box set) (Fania)
Various: The Afrosound of Colombia Vol. 2 (Vampisoul)
William Onyeabor:  Box set (Luaka Bop)

Review Genre(s): African American Culture & History


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