October 2nd, 2017

Following are additional albums released during September 2017—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.

Blues, Folk, Country
Anthony Paule/Wee Willie Walker: After a While  (Blue Dot)
Arthur Adams: Look What the Blues Has Done for Me (Cleopatra)
Benny Turner: My Brothers Blues (Nola Blue)
Big Jay McNeely: Honkin’ & Jivin’ at the Palomino Live (Cleopatra)
Lucky Peterson: Singin this Song 4 U (Jazz Village)
Lucky Peterson: Tribute to Jimmy Smith (Jazz Village)
Paula Boggs Band: Elixir—Soulgrass Sessions (Boggs Media LLC)
Sweet Pea Atkinson: Get What You Deserve (Blue Note)

Classical, Broadway, Soundtracks
Kathleen Battle: Best of Kathleen Battle (Deutsche Grammophon)
Various: Greenleaf Soundtrack: Volume 2 (RCA Inspiration)
Various: Marshall OST  (Warner Bros.)

Funk, Rock, Pop, Electronic
Antibalas: Where the Gods Are in Peace (Daptone)
Kennedy Administration: S/T (Leopard Label)
Laraaji: Bring on the Sun + Sun Gong (All Saints)
Lloyd Price: This Is Rock and Roll (Conqueroo)
M.A.G.S.:  S/T (Admirable Traits)
Numa Edema: The Hourglass (Wildflower)
Sheila E.: Iconic Message 4 America (Stiletto Flats Music)
Tricky: ununiform (False Idols)

Gospel, Gospel Rap, CCM
Canton Jones: Greatness  (Cajo)
Chad Brawley: The WeWorship Project! (digital) (CKBMusik)
Charles Butler & Trinity: The Blood Experience (eOne Music)
Clark Sisters:  You Brought the Sunshine: Sound of Gospel 1976-81 (Westbound)
Danny Walker & Fantastic Violinaires: Fresh Wind (Danwes Music)
DW Page: God Made (Confident Mind Media/PyoorMuzik)
G.I.: Winning (Shanachie)
Jamie Grace: 91 (digital) (Good Eye )
Lecrae: All Things Work Together (Reach/Columbia)
McCrary Sisters: Live (Soundly Music)
Marvin Sapp: Close (RCA Inspiration)
Ricky Dillard & New G: Ten (eOne)
Ruth La’Ontra: I Got You (Tyscot)
Ted Winn: Stand in Awe (Shanachie)
Todd Galberth:  Decrease (digital) (Redemption Worship)
Various: Jesus Rocked the Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) (Craft)
Various: God Cares for U—Bless the Little Children (Tyscot)

Jazz
Bennie Green: Complete Albums Collection 1958-64
Blue Note All Stars: Our Point of View (Blue Note)
Danny Grissett: Remembrance (Savant)
Ella Fitzgerald & London SO: Someone To Watch Over Me (Verve)
Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet: Diablo en Brooklyn (Saponegro)
Gary Peacock Trio: Tangents (ECM)
John Beasley: MONK’estra, Vol. 2 (Mack Avenue)
Kamasi Washington: Harmony of Difference (Young Turks)
Keyon Harrold: The Mugician (Legacy/Mass Appeal)
Kirk Andres Wilson: My Love (Illustra Dist.)
Lizz Wright: Grace (Concord)
Lyambiko: Love Letters
Marcus Pope: This Is How I Feel (digital)
Mark Whitfield: Live & Uncut (Chesky )
Mike Stern: Trip (Head’s Up)
Nicole Mitchell/Haki Madhubuti: Liberation Narratives (Third World)
Rosco Mitchell: Discussions Orchestra (Wide Hive)
Tim Bowman: Into the Blue  (I.M. Records)
Urban Renewal Project: 21st Century Ghost (Resonance/Fastrac)
Wadada Leo Smith: Aspiration (Libra)
Wooten/Chambers/Franceschini: Trypnotyx (Vix)

R&B, Soul
Bobby Byrd: Help For My Brother—Pre-Funk Singles 1963-68 (Ace)
Calvin Richardson: All Or Nothing (Shanachie)
Chanté Moore: Rise of the Phoenix (CM7)
Chuck Jackson: Big New York Soul—Wand Records 1961-66 (Ace)
Cold Specks: Fool’s Paradise (Arts & Crafts)
Coriology: Feelings (digital)
Dee Dee Bridgewater: Memphis …Yes, I’m Ready (Sony)
Detroit Emeralds: I Think Of You—Westbound Singles 1969-75  (Ace)
Eamon: Golden Rail Motel (Huey Ave. Music)
Fabriccio: Jungle (Indigo Music )
Isaac Hayes: Spirit of Memphis (1962-1976) (Craft/Stax)
Johnny Rawls: Waiting For the Train (Catfood)
Kashif: Help Yourself To My Love—Arista Anthology (SoulMusic)
Kennedy Administration: S/T (Leopard)
Ledisi: Let Love Rule (Verve)
Lil’ Bob & the Lollipops: Sweet Soul Swinger & Jin Singles (Jin)
Mista Roe: RnB King of Shreveport (Illustra Dist.)
Moses Sumney: Aromanticism  (Jagjaguwar)
Musiq Soulchild: Feel the Real (eOne)
Rayana Jay: Morning After (Empire)
Son Little: Blue Magic (Anti/Epitaph)
Space Captain: Sycamore (Tru Thoughts)
Sugaray Rayford: World That We Live In (Blind Faith)
Tamar Braxton: Bluebird of Happiness (LoganLand)
Tangina Stone: Elevate (digital) (IMG)
Tatum Jackson: Soul of a Man (Stage Left Ent.)
Tina Campbell: It’s  Still Personal (Gee Tree Creative)
Toulouse: Extended Plea EP (Terrible)
Undisputed Truth: Nothing But the Truth (2-CD) (Ace)
Various: Soulsville U.S.A.: Celebration of Stax (3-CD) (Concord/Rhino)
Will Downing: Soul Survivor (Shanachie)

Rap, Hip Hop
$hreddAintShxt: Kill ’em Wit da Delivery (digital) (TopOff Ent.)
A Boogie Wit da Hoodie: The Bigger Artist (digital) (Highbridge)
Audio Push: Last Lights Left (Good Vibe Tribe)
Chief Keef: The W (RBC)
Cool Kids: Special Ed. Grandmaster Deluxe (Propelr Music)
D.J. Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince: He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper (Expanded)(Real Gone)
Dälek: Endangered Philosophies (Ipecac)
Danny Watts:  Black Boy Meets World (digital) (Bandcamp)
Derek Minor:  Your Soul Must Fly EP (Empire)
Dillon & Diamond D: Black Tie Affair (Full Plate)
DJ Kay Slay: Big Brother (Streetsweepers Ent)
Earthgang: Rags EP (Spillage Village)
G Herbo: Humble Beast (Machine Ent. Group)
Gorilla Zoe: Gorilla Warfare (Real Talk Ent.)
Gucci Mane: Mr. Davis (Atlantic)
Gunplay:  Harem (Real Talk Ent.)
Hustle Gang: We Want Smoke (Hustle Gang)
Intel: That Was Then, This Is Now (Goon MuSick)
Jermin Costor: F*ck Y’all: The Movie Album (Billionz Ent.)
Kevin Gates: By Any Means 2 (Atlantic)
KR: Intermission (digital) (Empire)
Lando Chill: Boy Who Spoke To The Wind (Mello Music)
Leikeli: Wash and Set (digital) (RCA)
Mayday: Search Party (Strange Music)
Mike Floss: Tennessee Daydreams (Iconic Group)
Mr. Brady: Speechless (Urbnet)
Nolan the Ninja: Yen (Fat Beats)
Noni Blanco: Pretty Militant (Black Marketing)
Open Mike Eagle: Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music)
PMD (Parish Smith): Busine$$ Mentality ( RBC)
Project Pat: M.O.D.
Rapsody: Laila’s Wisdom (Jamla/Roc Nation)
Sammie: Coming of Age (Empire)
TiDUS: Soon You’ll Understand (Vinyl Digital)
Troy Ave.:  Album of the Summer (BSB)

Reggae, Dancehall
Mad Professor & Jah9: In The Midst of the Storm (VP)
Various: Doing Our Thing: More Soul From Jamdown 1970-82 (Cree)
Various: Studio One Supreme: Maximum 70s & 80s Early Dancehall (Soul Jazz)

World, Latin
Amadou & Mariam: La Confusion (Because Music)
Antibalas: Where the Gods Are in Peace (Daptone)
David Virelles: Gnosis (ECM)
Juan Hoerni: Love on High (Cha Cha Project)
Msafiri Zawose: Uhamiaji (Soundways)
Pierre Kwenders: Makanda at the End of Space, Beginning of Time (Bonsound)
Rayce: African Juice (Shanachie)
Sandra Nkaké: Tangerine Moon Wishes (Jazz Village)
Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet: Ladilikan (World Circuit)

Review Genre(s): African American Culture & History


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