November 2nd, 2015

Following are additional albums released during October 2015—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.

Blues, Folk, Country
Eugene Hideaway Bridges: Hold on a Little Bit Longer (Armadillo Music)
Ironing Board Sam: Super Spirit (Big Legal Mess)
Joe Louis Walker: Everybody Wants A Piece (Provogue)
Sam Butler: Raise Your Hands! (Severn)
Taj Mahal & the Hula Blues Band: Live From Kauai (Kuleana Music)
T-Bone Walker: Texas Guitar From Dallas to L.A. (remastered ed.) (Friday Music)

Classical/Broadway
David Chesky: Rap Symphony (Chesky)
Various: Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Recording (Atlantic)
Willard White: Willard White in Concert (Musical Concepts)

Funk, Rock, Pop, Electronic
Denai Moore: Elsewhere (Because Music/WMI)
4th Coming: Strange Things, Complete Works 1970-1974 (Now-Again)
Alesha Dixon: Do It For Love (Precious Stone)
Blue Daisy (Kwesi Darko): Darker Than Blue (R&S)
Doug Hream Blunt: My Name Is Doug Hream Blunt (Luaka Bop)
Escort: Animal Nature (Escort)
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church (DVD) (Legacy)
Judith Hill: Back in Time (NPG)
Lenny Kravitz: Just Let Go Live (DVD) (Eagle Rock)
Seinabo Sey: Pretend (Virgin)

Gospel, Gospel Rap, Sacred
Ambassador: When Scared Meets Secular (Next Music LLC)
James Hall Worship & Praise: WAP New Era (eOne)
Janice Gaines: Greatest Life Ever (Motown Gospel)
Jonathan Butler: Free (Rendezvous)
Patrick Riddick & D’vyne Worship: Ready (PMG)
Travis Greene: The Hill (RCA Inspiration)
Tru-Serva: Eyes Open (Psalms Group)
Williams Brothers: Gospel Praise (Orchard)
Williams Brothers, Lee Williams & the Spiritual QCs: My Brother’s Keeper III (Orchard)

Holiday
Al Green: Feels Like Christmas (Fat Possum)
Earth, Wind & Fire: Classic Christmas Album (Legacy)
India.Arie & Joe Sample: Christmas With Friends (Motown)
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Big Band Holidays (Blue Engine)
KC & The Sunshine Band: A Sunshine Christmas (BFD)
Kim Waters: My Gift to You (Red River Ent.)
Mint Condition: The Healing Season (Mint Condition Music)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: It’s A Holiday Soul Party (Daptone)
Sons of Serendip: Christmas Beyond The Lights (NIA)
Soulful Strings: The Magic of Christmas (Real Gone)

Jazz
Billy Cobham: Live Electric Ballroom in Dallas Texas 1975 (United States Dist.)
Chucho Valdés: Tribute to Irakere (Live in Marciac) (Jazz Village)
Cilantro Boombox: A Live, Sweaty Session (Good Music Club)
Erik Friedlander: OSCALYPSO (Tribute to Oscar Pettiford) (Skipstone)
Sun Ra and His Arkestra: To Those of Earth…And Other Worlds (Strut)
Houston Person: Something Personal (HighNote)
Johnny Hammond: Gears (expanded ed.) (BGP)
Kenny Burrell: The Road to Love (HighNote)
Leon Thomas: Full Circle (remasted ed.) (BGP)
Lionel Loueke: GAÏA (Blue Note)
Matthew Shipp Trio: The Conduct of Jazz (Thirsty Ear)
Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid & Mike Reed: Artifacts (482 Music)
Sopko, Laswell, Pridgen: s/t (self-released)
Sullivan Fortner: Aria (Impulse)

R&B, Soul
Damita Jo: Love Laid It’s Hand on Me 1952-1962 (Jasmine)
Edge of Daybreak: Eyes of Love (Numero)
Fats Domino: Thrillin In Philly! Live 1973 (Cleopatra)
Gene-O: Born to Love (Spectra Music Group)
Janel Jackson: Unbreakable (BMG)
Jay Dee: Come On In Love (expanded ed.) (Real Gone Music)
Lalah Hathaway: Live (eOne)
Monica: Code Red (RCA)
Narada Michael Walden: Evolution (Tarpan)
O’Jays: 50th Anniversary Concert (CD+DVD) (Wienerworld)
OMI: Me 4 U (Columbia)
Otis Redding: Soul Manifesto 1964-1970 (Box set) (Rhino)
Raury: All We Need (Columbia)
Tamar Braxton: Calling All Lovers (Epic)
The Jack Moves: s/t (Wax Poetics)
Various: Private Wax Vol. 2, Super Rare Boogie & Disco (BBE)
Willie Clayton: Heart & Soul (Endzone Ent.)

Rap, Hip Hop
First Degree the D. E.: Black Bane, Misunderstood Hero (Part 1) (Fahrenheit)
First Division: Overworked & Underpaid (Slice of Spice)
PleaseThankYouKnow (Infinito:2017): Children Have Room To Grow ( Joe Left Hand)
Ray West & Kool Keith: A Couples of Slices (Red Apples 45)
B.B. & The Underground Kingz (B.B. King & UGK): The Trill is Gone (digital) (Soul Mates)
Bryson Tiller: Trap Soul (RCA)
Chedda Da Connect: Chedda World the Album (eOne)
Chuck Inglish: Everybody’s Big Brother (digital) (Sounds Like Fun)
Doc Illingsworth: Worth the Wait (LP) (Fat Beats)
Illa J: Illa J (Bastard Jazz)
J Dilla: Dillatronic (Vintage Vibes)
J. Stalin: Tears of Joy (Empire)
J-Diggs & Jacka: Mobb Nation (Romp’t Out)
Joe Budden: All Love Lost (eOne)
June Onna Beat: No Favors (Black Market)
Kirk Knight: Late Knight Special (Cinematic Music Group)
Knxwledge: Anthology (vinyl) (Leaving)
LE1F: Riot Boi (XL)
Lil C: H-Town Chronic 16 (Oarfin)
Little Simz: A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons (Age 101 Music)
M.I.C.: A.W.A.P. (All Work All Play) (Empire)
Marcellous Lovelace Presents American Poverty: Fray & Tay (Joe Left Hand)
Med, Blu, Madlib: Bad Neighbor (BangYaHead Ent.)
Mozzy: Yellow Tape Activities (Black Market)
Ohana Bam: Tree Up (digital)
Pharoah Davinci: The Art of Life (Black Market)
R.City: What Dreams Are Made Of (RCA)
Roots Manuva: Bleeds (Big Dada)
Semi Hendrix: Breakfast At Banksy’s (Mello Music)
Shakka: The Lost Boys EP (digital) (RME)
Styles P: A Wise Guy and A Wise Guy (Phantom Ent.)
T.I.: The Dime Trap (Columbia)
The Game: Documentary 2.5 (eOne)
The Other Guys: After the 9 to 5 (HipNott)
Various: New Sounds of Hip-Hop (Wagram)

Reggae, Dancehall
Gussie Clarke: From the Foundation (2 CD/DVD) (VP)
Lee Perry: Mr. Perry I Presume (Pressure Sounds)
Macka B: Never Played a 45 (VP)
Soul Jazz Records presents 100% Dynamite! (expanded ed.) (Soul Jazz)
The Selecter: Subculture (Redeye)
Various: Trevor Jackson Presents Science Fiction Dancehall Classics (On-U Sound)
Various: Clarks in Jamaica (VP)

Spoken Word, Comedy
D’Militant: Too Raw For Mainstream (Uproar)
Jessica Care Moore: Black Tea, The Legend of Jessi James (Javotti Media)

World, Latin
Rim Kwaku Obeng: Too Tough/I’m Not Going to Let You Go (BBE)
Bixiga 70: III (Glitterbeat)
Dexter Story: Wondem (Soundway)
Dieuf-Dieul De Thies: Aw Sa Yone 2 (Teranga Beat)
DJ Khalab & Baba Sissoko: Khalab & Baba (Wonderwheel)
Eji Oyewole: Charity Begins at Home (LP reissue) (BBE)
Gangbé Brass Band: Go Slow to Lagos (Buda Musique)
Grupo Fantasma: Problemas (Blue Corn)
Holy Forest: s/t (Mighty Fine Music)
Kandia Kouyaté: Renascence (Sterns Africa)
Kranium: Rumors (Atlantic)
Lura: Herança (Lusafrica)
Rim Obeng Kwaku: Rim Arrives (BBE)
SK Kakraba: Songs of Paapieye (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Various: The Brasileiro Treasure Box of Funk & Soul (Cultures of Soul)
Youssou N’Dour & Le Super Etoile de Dakar: Fatteliku: Live (Real World)

 

 

 

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