October 3rd, 2016

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

Blues, Folk, Country
Big Jay McNeely: Blowin’ Down the House-Big Jay’s Latest & Greatest (Cleopatra)
Bobby Rush: Porcupine Meat (Rounder Records)
Elmore James & His Broomdusters: Slide Order Of The Blues (Jasmine)
Grady Champion: One of a Kind (Malaco Records)
Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes & Terry ‘Harmonica’ Bean:                Twice As Hard (Broke & Hungry)
Jimmy Liggins: Knocking You Out – A Singles Collection Featuring All The Hits 1947-1959 (Jasmine)
Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials: The Big Sound Of Lil’ Ed And The Blues Imperials (Alligator)
Mighty Sam Mcclain: Time And Change – Last Recordings (Kirkelig Kulturverksted)
Natalia M. King:Bluezzin T’il Dawn (Naxos)
New Orleans Suspects: Kaleidoscoped (Louisiana Red Hot)
Robert Finlay: Age Don’t Mean A Thing (Big Legal Mess)
U.P. Wilson: Whirlwind (remastered ed.) (JSP)

Classical
Choir of Trinity Wall Street: Trevor Weston Choral Works (ACIS)
Daahoud Salim: Erwin Schulhoff: Forbidden Music  (Challenge Classics)
Lawrence Brownlee: Bel Canto Arias (Delos)
S.E.M. Ensemble: Julius Eastman: Femenine (Frozen Reeds)

Funk, Rock, Pop, Electronic
Adrian Younge: Electronique Void: Black Noise (Linear Labs)
Beyoncé: The Complete Story (2 DVD Collector’s Box Set) (The Collector’s Forum)
Brian Culbertson: Funk (BCM Entertainment)
Jordan Fisher: S/T EP (Hollywood Records)
Miko Tolliver: Attack of the Kittie Perm (Kittie Perm)
Nephew Tommy aka Thomas Miles: Lost Prank Phone calls Part 1 (CSD)
Prince: Up Close & Personal (DVD) (Nibon Silver Films)
Prince: Purple Reign In New York (Carrier Dome, Syracue, 1985) (SMOKIN’)
Sex Stains: Sex Stains (Don Giovanni )
Skye & Ross: S/T (Cooking Vinyl)
ThunderSoul Orchestra: 528-0728 (Suite 28)
TJ: Time is Wasting
Kamau Bell : Semi-Prominent Negro (Kill Rock Stars)
Zapp: Zapp I / Zapp II / Zapp III (Cherry Red)

Gospel, Gospel Rap
Audrey Cher: The Intro (Hitman)
Best of Proverb & Gospel Corner Records, 1959-1969 (Narro Way/City Hall)
Charles Jenkins: Think About These Things (Inspired People/Empire Dist.)
Fred Hammond: Worship Journal (Live) (RCA Inspiration)
Joe Pace: Joe Pace Presents: H. B. Charles Jr. And The Shiloh Church (360MusicWorX)
Luther Barnes & the Restoration worship Center Choir: Favor of God (Shanachie)
Lynntesha Roberts: Give God The Glory (Ophirgospel)
Mahalia Jackson: Moving Up a Little Higher (Shanachie)
Phillip Carter & SOV: Live from Zion (SOV)
Roy & Revelation: Blest By the Best Live (Malaco)
Tamela Mann: One Way (Tilly Mann Music Group)

Jazz
Andrew Cyrille & Bill McHenry: Proximity (Sunnyside)
Albert Ayler: Ghosts (reissue) (Skokiaan)
Allan Harris: Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better(Love Productions Records/Membran Entertainment)
Andrew Cyrille Quartet: The Declaration Of Musical Independence (ECM)
Bobby Kapp & Matthew Shipp: Cactus (Northern Spy)
Bobby Timmons: Holiday Soul (reissue) (Prestige)
Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra : Basically Baker Vol. 2 (Patois)
Delfeayo Marsalis & The Uptown Jazz Orchestra : Make America Great Again! (Troubadour Jass)
Dizzy Gillespie: Live in Vegas 1963 Vols. 1 & 2 (Jazz Rewind )
ELEW: And to the Republic (Sunnyside)
Etienne Mbappe & The Prophets: How Near How Far (Abstract Logix)
Herb Alpert & Hugh Masakela : Main Event Live (remastered reissue) (Herb Alpert Presents)
Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau: Nearness (Nonesuch)
Kim Scott: Southern Heat (Innervision)
Richard Elliot: Summer Madness (Heads Up)
Saltman/Knowles: Almost (Pacific Coast Jazz)

Shabaka & The Ancestors: Wisdom of Elders (Brownswood)
Shirley Horn: Live At The Four Queens (Resonance)
Soul Basement: What We Leave Behind  (ITI)
Spirits of Rhythm: Fine Jazzmen Whose Object Was Fun (JSP)
The Cookers: The Call of the Wild and Peaceful Heart (Smoke Sessions)

R&B, Soul
Az Yet: She’s Magic (X-Ray)
Betty Harris: Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul (Soul Jazz)
Brent Faiyaz: A.M. Paradox EP
Dave Hollister: The Manuscript (Shanachie)
Dionne Warwick: The Warner Bros. Recordings (Real Gone Music)
Elayna: Elayna
Frankie & The Spindles: Count to Ten – Complete Singles Collection 1968-77 (Playback )
George Duke: Shine On: Anthology – Epic Years 1977-1984 (SoulMusic)
Gerald Albright: G
I, Ced: What Are We Looking For? (Movenext Media)
Ike & Tina Turner: The Complete Pompeii Recordings 1968-1969 (Goldenlane)
Izzy Bizu: Moment of Madness (Epic)
Jackie Venson: Jackie Venson Live
James Booker: Bayou Maharajah (DVD) (Cadiz Music Ltd)
Kindred the Family Soul: Legacy of Love (Nal)
Nina Simone: What Happened, Miss Simone? (DVD) (Eagle Vision)
Otis Redding: Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings (Stax)
Pigeon John: Good Sinner (Dine Alone Music/Universal)
Sam Cooke: Complete Solo Singles As & Bs 1957-62 (Acrobat)
serpentwithfeet: Blisters EP (Tri Angle )
Shaun Escoffery: Evergreen
Tee Mac: Night Illusion (reissue) (SoulJazz)
The Excitements: Breaking the Rule (Penniman)
The Isley Brothers: Groove with You…Live (Real Gone Music)
Usher: Hard II Love (RCA)
Various: Instrumentals Soul-Style Volume 2 (History of Soul)
Various: Come Back Strong – Hotlanta Soul 4 (Kent)
Various: Prince’s Jukebox – The Songs That Inspired The Man (Chrome Dreams)

Rap, Hip Hop
Philthy Rich & Mozzy : Political Ties (Mozzy)
Apollo Brown & Skyzoo: The Easy Truth (Mellow Music)
Audio Push: 90951
Chinx: Legends Never Die (eOne)
Clipping: Splendor & Misery (Sub Pop)
Danny Brown: Atrocity Exhibition (Warp)
DJ Smoke & Kid Ink: Ink Factory Mixtape
Dreezy: No Hard Feelings (Interscope)
Durrty Goodz: Hungry Belly
Ezale and DJ Fresh: The Tonite Show With Ezale (Fresh in the Flesh)
Kool Keith: Feature Magnetic (Mellow Music)
Kunta: Death Before Betrayl (City Hall)
Lil Bibby: FC3 the Epilogue
Living Colour: Mixtape EP
Maitre Gims: A Contrecour (Jive Epic)
Mykki Blanco: Mykki
Outlawz: Living Legendz (City Hall)
Phonte: No News is Good News
Rasul Allah 7: Heru, the Face of the Goldem Falcon) (Chambermusik Special Products )
Reks: The Greatest X (Brick)
Scallops Hotel (AKA Milo): Plain Speaking (Ruby Yacht)
Show Banga: Showtime 2 (Mo Betta)
Ty Dolla $ign: Campaign
Various: Get Down OST (RCA)
Wyclef Jean: J’Ouvert EP

Reggae, Dancehall
Black Uhuru: Live At Rockpalast – Essen 1981 (Made In Germany Musi)
Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari: Grounation
Dennis Alcapone: Yeah Yeah Yeah – Mash Up the Dance (Kingston Sounds)
Freddie McGregor : True To My Roots (VPAL)
Jah9: 9 (VP)
Lee Scratch Perry: Must Be Free (Megawave)
Pat Kelly: Jamaican Soul (Kingston Sounds)
Resonators: Imaginary People (Wah Wah)
The Frightnrs: Nothing More to Say (Daptone)
Various: Dance Inna: Delamere Avenue (Black Solidarity)

World
Alsarah & the Nubatones: Manara (Wonderwheel)
Bitori: Legend of Funana: Forbidden Music of the Capes (Analog Africa)
Élage Diouf: Melokáane
Funkees: Now I’m a Man (reissue) (PMG)
Nana ‘Angel’ Love: Obaatan Pa (BBE)
Omar Sosa & Paolo Fresu : Eros (OTA)
Pat Thomas: Coming Home: Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1967-1981 (Strut)
Various: Nigeria Soul Fever (Soul Jazz)
Various: Urgent Jumping! East African Musiki Wa Dansi Classics (Sterns Africa)
Zion & Lennox:  Motivan2 (Warner Music Latina)
Various: Zouk Anthology (box set)
Zomba Prison Project: I Will Not Stop Singing (Six Degrees)

Review Genre(s): African American Culture & History


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