October 2018 Black Music Releases of Note

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

Blues, Folk, Country
Eric Bibb: Global Griot (Stony Plain)
Joe Louis Walker: Journeys to the Heart of the Blues (Alligator)
Kaia Kater: Grenades (Smithsonian)
Kirk Fletcher: Hold On
Paris James: Where the Big Dogs Play (Fervor)
Preacherman: Universal Philosophy: Preacherman Plays T.J. Hustler (Luaka Bop)

Classical, Broadway
Sissle & Blake: Shuffle Along of 1950 (Harbinger)
Rachel Barton Pine: Blues Dialogues – Music by Black Composers (Cedille)

Comedy, Spoken Word
Alonzo Bodden: Man Overboard (Laughing Hyena)

Funk, Rock, Pop, Electronic
Laraaji & Dallas Acid: Arrive Without Leaving (Flying Moonlight)
Mr Mitch: Primary Progressive EP (Gobstopper)
Neneh Cherry: Broken Politics (Smalltown Supersound)
Sexy Dex and The Fresh: Don’t Play My B-Sides
Superfónicos: Suelta EP (Discos Fónicos)
The Horny Funk Brothers : A Little Soul (Preiser)
Tom Morello: The Atlas Underground (Mom & Pop Music)

Gospel, Christian
Earl Bynum: This Song’s For You (Tyscot)
No Limits: Always with You (SAMTSO Music)
The Bonner Family: S/T (Shadow Mountain)

Holiday
CeCe Winans: Something’s Happening! A Christmas Album (Pure Springs Gospel)
John Legend: A Legendary Christmas (Columbia)
Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers: All I Got for Christmas Is the Blues (Pretty Good For a Girl)
Pentatonix: Christmas Is Here! (RCA)
Various: A Motown Gospel Christmas (Motown Gospel)

Jazz
Aggregate Prime: Inward Venture: Alive Vol. 5 at the Side Door
Amaro Freitas: Rasif (Far Out)
Anthony Joseph: People of the Sun (Heavenly Sweetness)
Aruán Ortiz/Don Byron : Random Dances and (A)tonalities (Intakt)
Ben LaMar Gay: 500 Chains (International Anthem)
Bob Baldwin: Presents Abbey Road & The Beatles (City Sketches)
Bobby Broom & the Organi-Sation: Soul Fingers (Clean Sweep Music)
Brad Goode Quintet: That’s Right! (Origin)
Dexter Gordon Quartet: Espace Cardin 1977 (Elemental Music)
Don Byron & Aruán Ortiz: Random Dances & (A)Tonalities (Intakt)
Grand Priest Malik White: From the Source of All Things (The Elevater Music Co.)
James Francies: Flight (Blue Note)
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Rubén Blades: Una Noche con Rubén Blades (Blue Engine)
Keith Jarrett: La Fenice (ECM)
Kirk Knuffke & Steven Herring: Witness (SteepleChase)
Maria Muldaur: Don’t You Feel My Leg—Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker (Last Music Co.)
Pucas Pino’s No Net Nonet: That’s a Computer (Outside Music)
Ralph Peterson’s Gen-Next Big Band: I Remember Bu (Onyx Productions)
Richie Cole: Cannonball (RCP)
Walter Smith III: In Common (Whirlwind)
Woody Shaw Quartet: Live in Bremen 1983 (Elemental Music)

R&B, Soul
Amp Fiddler / Will Sessions: The One (Sessions Sounds)
Barry White: 20th Century Records Albums 1973-1979 [box set] (Mercury)
Conya Doss: Clear
Corey Rudolph: Southern Soul Music (CDS)
Daniel Crawford: Revolution
deM atlaS: Bad Actress EP (Rhymesayers Ent.)
Dupont Brass: Halftime
Ella Mai: S/T (10 Summers / Interscope)
Four Tops: Complete ABC/Dunhill Singles (Real Gone)
Georgia Anne Muldrow: Overload (Braindfeeder)
Joel Simon: Step by Step—Complete Pop Hits (Real Gone)
Kalelea: Take Me A_Part, The Remixes (Warp)
Keith Sweat: Playing For Keeps (Red Music)
Leon Timbo: Invitation To Love Vol. 1 & 2 (eOne)
Mario: Dancing Shadows (Empire)
Miles Hudgins: Resolve
Mourning [A] Blkstar: The Garner Poems (Electric Cowbell)
Phony Ppl: mō’zā-ik (300 Ent.)
Pleasure P: She Likes (X-Ray)
Raheem DeVaughn: Decade of a Love King (BMG)
Ray BLK: Empress (Island)
Reel People: Retroflection
Russell Thompkins Jr.: Between Love Songs (Forevermore)
Spinners: While The City Sleeps (Kent)
Various: Jack Ashford Just Productions Vol. 2 (Kent)
Various: Westbound Super Breaks: Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples
Whole Darn Family: Has Arrived (reissue) (Amherst)

Rap, Hip Hop
City Morgue: Hell or High Water (Republic)
Dave East & Styles P: Beloved (Def Jam)
DJ Muggs & Roc Marciano: Kaos (Soul Assassins)
Future & Juice WRLD: World on Drugs (Interscope)
Ghostface Killah: The Lost Tapes (X-Ray)
Gunna & Lil Baby: Drip Harder (Motown/Capitol)
Kev Brown: Delve Into Classical Moog (Redefinition)
Lando Chill: Black Ego (Mello Music Group)
Lil Yachty: Nuthin’ 2 Prove (Motown/Capitol)
Lupe Fiasco: Drogas Wave (1ST and 15TH )
Mick Jenkins: Pieces of a Man (Cinematic Music Group)
Mozzy: Gangland Landlord (Mozzy/Empire)
OC & PF Cuttin: Opium (Get On Down)
Philthy Rich & Prezi: Hood Presidents (Empire)
Raiza Biza & REMI: Black Hole Sun EP(Low Key Source)
RAST: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Boston George)
Reckonize Real & Guilty Simpson: Carved From Stone (Real Deff Music)
Shaboozey: Lady Wrangler (Republic)
Sheck Wes: Mudboy (G.O.O.D. Music/Interscope)
Shy Glizzy: Fully Loaded (300 Ent.)
T.I.: Dime Trap (Grand Hustle/Epic)

Reggae
Beres Hammond: Never Ending (VP)
Lee Scratch Perry: The Black Album (VP)
Natty Jean: Imagine (Bacco)

World/International
Lura: Alguem di Alguem EP (Lusafrica)
Nikkiesha McLeod: Quarrel (Planet Cuckoonuts)
Omar Sosa & Yilian Cañizares: Aguas (OTA)
Sékou Bah: Soukabbè Mali (Clermont Music)
Te’Amir: Abyssinia Rise EP (Tru Thoughts)
Various: Beating Heart – Afro Bass Vol. 1 (Decca)