September 2014 Releases of Note

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

Blues, Folk, Country             

Charley Pride: Christmas In My Home Town (Music City Records/MVD)
Gary Clark Jr.: Live (2 CD set) (Warner Bros.)
Grady Champion: Bootleg Whiskey (Malaco)
Mississippi Heat: Warning Shot  (Delmark)
Otis Clay: Walk a Mile (Oarfin)
T-Bone Walker: Ultimate Collection 1929-57 (Ace)
Various: Louisiana Swamp Blues (JSP)
Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920’s: 2015 Calendar (+CD)
Various: We Are the Music Makers! (Music Maker Foundation)


Adrian Thaws: Tricky (False Idols/!k7)
Electric Youth: Innerworld (Secretly Canadian)
Red Snapper: Hyena (Lo Recordings)

Gospel, Gospel Rap, CCM

Sallie and Cora Martin: Just A Little Talk With Jesus (Gospel Friend)
3 Winan Brothers: Foreign Land (eOne)
Alabama Gurlz: Gurlz Live (4 Winds)
David Hammond & Chosen Disciples: Live in Columbus, GA (4 Winds)
Deric J Lewis & The Church Choir: Live (EPM Music Group)
Dietrick Haddon: Best of RCA (RCA)
Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites: Yet Faithful (Ophir Entertainment/MVD)
Lecrae: Anomaly (Reach Records)
Michelle Williams: Journey To Freedom (Light/eOne)
Nathan Best: Center of My Life  (A Higher Calling)
Paul Porter: F.R.E.E. (Motown Gospel)
The Walls Group: Fast Forward  (RCA Inspiration/FYS)
Various: The Revelation Records Story (City Hall Records)
Zie’l (Dream Gospel)


Afro Bop Alliance: Angel Eyes (Zoho)
Ahmad Jamal & Jusef Lateef: Live at the Olympia – June 27, 2012 (Jazz Village)
Ali Jackson: Amalgamations (Sunnyside Communications)
Billy Childs: Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro (Sony Masterworks)
Bud Powell: I Know That You Know on Stage (reissue) (Fuel 2000)
Carmen Lundy: Soul to Soul (Afrasia Productions)
Charles Lloyd: Manhattan Stories (Resonance)
Chick Corea: Trilogy (Stretch Records/Concord Jazz)
Conrad Herwig:  The Latin Side of Joe Henderson (Half Note)
Dee Daniels: Intimate Conversations (Origin Records)
Donald Byrd: The Definitive Classic Blue Note Collection [Box Set] (Enlightentment)
Eric Reed: Groovewise (Smoke Sessions)
Frank Lacy: Live at Smalls (SmallsLIVE)
Freddy Cole: Singing the Blues (Highnote)
Illinois Jacquet Big Band: Live In Burghausen 1996 (Squatty Roo)
Jane Bunnett: Maqueque (Justin Time)
Jason Moran: All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller (CMG)
John Coltrane: Offering: Live At Temple University (Resonance)
Kandace Springs: Kandace Springs EP (SRP Music Group)
Kenny Werner: Coalition (Half Note)
Kim Waters: Silver Soul (Red River Ent.)
Mack Avenue Superband: Live from the Detroit Jazz Festival 2013 (Mack Ave.)
Matthew Shipp: I’ve Been to Many Places (Thirsty Ear)
Otis Brown III: The Thought of You (Blue Note)
Ranee Lee: What’s Going On (Justin Time)
Rodney Green Quartet: Live at Smalls (SmallsLIVE)
Shailah Edmonds: Moonlight Magic 9 (Shailah Edmonds)
Slim Gaillard: Extrovert Spirit of Slim Gaillard 1945-58 (Avid Jazz)
Stanley Clarke Band: Up (Mack Avenue)
Urban Renewal Project: Local Legend (Lombardy)
Spiritual Jazz Vol. 5: Esoteric, Modal And Deep Jazz (Jazzman)
Wadada Leo Smith: The Great Lakes Suites (TUM Records)
Wadada Leo Smith: Red Hill (Rarenoise)

R&B, Soul                  

Barbara Lynn: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (Real Gone)
Barry White: 5 Classic Albums (Mercury)
Calvin Richardson: I Am Calvin (BMG/Primary Wave)
Chris Brown: X (RCA)
Esther Phillips: Alone Again, Naturally (Real Gone)
Faith Hope & Charity: Life Goes On (Real Gone)
Gladys Knight: Where My Heart Belongs (Shadow Mountain)
JC: The Renaissance (Ecko)
Jennifer Hudson: JHUD (RCA)
Jon Lucien: Believe in Me: The Essential Selection     (Red River)
Luke James: Luke James (Mercury)
Mapei: Hey Hey (Downtown)
Michael Henderson: Take Me I’m Yours: The Essential Collection (Red River)
Myles Sanko: Forever Dreaming (Legere Recordings)
Naturally 7: Hidden In Plain Sight (Hidden Beach)
Norman Connors: Starship: The Essential Collection (Red River)
Ray Charles: Genius Loves Company (Concord)
Ronnie Dyson: Phase 2/Brand New Day (Real Gone)
Sinkane: Mean Love (DFA)
Sly Stone: I’m Just Like You-Sly’s Stone Flower 1969-1970
Steve Arrington: Way Out  (Tummy Touch)
Such: Trial and Error (Arc Sai Publishing)
Uvee Hayes: In the Mood (Mission Park)
Catch Action: The Sophisticated Boogie Funk Of Sheridan House Records (Ubiquity)
Various: Motown Christmas (Motown)
Various: A Shot In The Dark: Nashville Jumps, 1945-1955 (Bear Family)
Willie Hutch: In Tune (Real Gone)
Willie Hutch: Midnight Dancer (Real Gone)
Take Me To The River Soundtrack (Stax)

Funk, Rock                

Slash: World on Fire (Universal)
California King: Sankofa
Lenny Kravitz: Strut (Kobalt)
P.O.D.: The Acoustic Album (Pledge Music)
Prince: Art Official Age (NPG/Warner Bros.)

Rap, Hip Hop            

Diamond D: The Diam Piece (Dymond Mine Records)
Yo Gotti & Young Jeezy: Face Card (Wired Up)
Big L: Harlem’s Finest vols. 1&2 (Corleone Entertainment)
Big L: The Archives (1996-2000) (Corleone Entertainment)
Bishop Nehru & MF Doom: NehruvianDOOM (Lex)
Black Opera: The Great Year (Mello Music Group)
Busdriver: Perfect Hair (Big Dada)
Damu the Fudgemunk & Flex Mathews: Live From Wonka Beats (Redefinition Records)
Diabolic: Fightin’ Words (Warhorse)
Edo.G: After All These Years (5th & Union)
Fredro Starr: Made in the Streets (Goon MuSick)
Freeway & The Jacka: Highway Robbery (Golden Mean)
Gang Starr: Daily Operation (LP reissue) (Virgin)
Homeboy Sandman: Hallways (Stone’s Throw)
Jeezy: Seen It All (Def Jam)
Joell Ortiz: House Slippers (Penalty)
Kankick: Traditional Heritage (LP) (Someothaship Connect)
K-Def & 45 King: Back to the Beat (Redefinition)
Kevin Gates: I Don’t Know What to Call It (Four Glocks Ent.)
Killjoy Club: Reindeer Games (Psychopathic)
Lil Boosie & Kevin Gates: Louisiana Generals (Four Glocks Ent.)
Lil C: H-Town Cronic 10 (Oarfin)
Lil’ KeKe: Screwed Up Click 4 Life (Venom)
Louie V Gutta: New Legend (
Meek Mill: Dreams Worth More Than Money (Atlantic/Q Records)
Method Man: Tical (20th Anniversary Ed.)  (Def Jam)
Milo: A Tooth Paste Suburb (Hellfyre Club)
Nas: Original Album Classics (Legacy)
Nicki Minaj: Anaconda (Four Glocks Ent.)
Octave Minds: Octave Minds (Boysnoize)
Oji & The Ascension Team: Speak ‘n Tones (Fahrenheit)
Opio & Equipto: Red (XX)
Philthy Rich: N.E.R.N.L. 3 (RBC)
Plies: Coast 2 Coast 251 (Oarfin)
Ray West & OC: Ray’s Café (Fat Beats)
Rich Homie Quan: We Been Had Hitz (Lrg Ent)
Saigon  GSNT3: The Troubled Times (Squid Ink Squad)
Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark: Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark (Delicious Vinyl)
Snootie Wild: Go Mode EP (Epic/CMG)
Supa Dave West: Beat Boxing (Redefinition)
T.I. & Killer Mike: About the Money (Four Glocks Ent.)
Various: Road Kill Vol. 4 (Hit+Run)
Yung Gleesh: Cleansides Finest 3 (Yung Gleesh)
Z-Ro and Lil C:Big Bucks & Styrofoam Cups 2 (Oarfin)
Def Jam 30th Anniversary: Greatest Hits [6 LP] (Def Jam)
Sa-Roc Nebuchadnezzar (Empire)

Reggae, Dancehall, Calypso             

10 Ft Ganja Plant: 10 Deadly Shots Vol. III (Roir)
Duane Stephenson: Dangerously Roots: Journey from August Town (VP)
Excelsiors: Control This (BBE)
Gregory Isaacs: Roxy Theater 1982 (Cleopatra)
Jah Vinci: Ghetto Born  (Grillaras Production)
King Jammy: More Jammy’s From the Roots (VP)
Radio Riddler: Purple Reggae (Easy Star)
Rebel Souljahz: Soul Jahz for Life (Blind Man Sound)
Screwdriver: African Music (Upstairs Music)
Taj Weekes & Adowa: Love Herb & Reggae (Jatta)
Willi Williams: Unification: From Channel One to King Tubby’s (Shanachie)

World, Latin              

Vaudou Game: Apiafo (Hot Casa)
Aurelio: Lándini  (Real World)
Les Ambassadeurs: Motel de Bamako (Sterns Africa)
Niasony: Afroplastique (Membran)
Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics: Jaiyede Afro (Strut)
Sergio Mendes: Magic (Okeh)
Various: Zambush Vol. 2: Zambian Hits from the 60s and 70s (Sharp Wood Records)
William Onyeabor: What (Luaka Bop)
Cecilia Noel: Havana Rocks (Compass Records)