August 2019 Black Music Releases of Note

Following are additional albums released during August 2019—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.

Blues, Folk, Country
Annika Chambers: Kiss My Sass (Vizz Tone)
Bobby Rush: Sitting On Top of the Blues (Deep Rush)
Carolyn Gaines: The Thrill is Gone
Charlie Wooton Project: Blue Basso (Wild Heart)
John Lee Hooker: Country Blues (60th anniv. reissue) (Craft)
Marc Cohn & Blind Boys Of Alabama: Work to Do (BMG)
Various: Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969 (Third Man)
Various: Cadillac Baby’s Bea & Baby Records (4 CD box) (Earwig)

Roderick Williams: Schubert Die schöne Müllerin (Chandos)
Sonora Slocum: Return (Affetto)
Uri Caine: The Passion of Octavius Catto (816 Music)
Katherine Jolly: Preach, Sister, Preach (Navona)

Funk, Rock, Pop, Electronic
Big Joanie: Sistahs (Daydream Library)
Lizzie No: Vanity
Mwenso & the Shakes: Emergence, the Process of Coming Into Being (Ropeadope)
Various: Lamp Records, It Glowed Like the Sun: Story of Naptowns Motown 1969-1972 (Now Again)

Gospel, CCM
BeBe Winans: Need You (Regimen)
Gene Moore: Tunnel Vision (Motown Gospel)
James Fortune: Dream Again (Fiya World/eOne)
Various: Sacred Sounds – Dave Hamilton’s Raw Detroit Gospel 1969-1974 (Kent)
VaShawn Mitchell: Elements (Fair Trade Services)

Bryony Jarman-Pinto: Cage and Aviary (Tru Thoughts)
Jason Palmer: Sweet Love – Plays Anita Baker (SteepleChase)
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Jazz and Art (Blue Engine)
Jazzmeia Horn: A Social Call (Concord)
Jimmy Cobb: This I Dig of You (Smoke Sessions)
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: The Early Years: 1954-59 (Acrobat)
Miguel Zenón: Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera (Miel Music)
Nérija: Blume (Domino)
The Curtis Brothers (Zaccai & Luques): Algorithm (Truth Revolution)
The Session: Collusion (Bubble Bath)
Wallace Roney: Blue Dawn-Blue Nights (Highnotes)
Matthew Whitaker: Now Hear This (Resilience Music Alliance)

R&B, Soul
Cautious Clay: Resonance (vinyl)
Dakota Staton: Complete Early Years 1955-58 (Acrobat)
Emotions: Don’t Ask My Neighbors Columbia/Arc Recordings 1976-81 (Soul Music)
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: Be For Real P.I.R. Recordings 1972-75 (Soul Music)
Lionel Richie: Hello from Las Vegas (Capitol)
Lyfe Jennings: 777 (LJ Music)
P.P. Arnold: The New Adventures of… (earMUSIC)
PJ Morton: Paul (dig) (Empire)
Robert Randolph & The Family Band: Brighter Days (Provogue/Mascot)
Social House: Everything Changed… EP (School Boy/Republic)
Stevie Wonder: Live At  Regal Theater Chicago 1962 (vinyl) (La Face Cachee)
Such: Wide Nose Full Lips (Arc Sai Music)
Sunny War: Shell of a Girl (Hen House Studios)
Velvet Negroni: Neon Brown (4AD)

Rap, Hip Hop
Abby Jasmine: Abbnormal (dig) (Cinematic)
ASAP Ferg: Floor Seats (dig) (Ultra)
Blu & Damu the Fudgemunk: Ground Water (dig) (Redefinition)
Chief Keef: Almighty So 2 (dig) (Glo Gang)
Chris Rivers: G.I.T.U. (Mello Music Group)
Common: Let Love (Loma Vista Recordings)
Cousin Stizz: Trying To Find My Next Thrill (RCA)
Denzel Curry: ZUU (Loma Vista)
Drake: Care Package (dig) (OVO)
Eve: Rapsody (Jamla)
G Perico: Ten-Eight (dig) (So Way Out)
G&D: Black Love & War (eOne)
Gawd Status: Firmamentum (Tru Thoughts)
Jeezy: TM104: The Legend of the Snowman (dig) (Def Jam)
Kingdem: The Kingdem EP (Tru Thoughts)
Kur: Shakur (eOne)
Lightshow: If These Walls Could Talk 2 (dig) (86 America)
Lil Durk: Love Songs 4 the Streets 2 (dig) (Interscope)
Lil Tjay: F.N (dig) (Columbia)
Lil Wop: Psych (dig)
Little Brother: May the Lord Watch (dig) (Empire)
Matt Muse: Love & Nappyness EP
Missy Elliott: Iconology EP (Atlantic)
Obie Trice: The Fifth (dig) (Black Market Ent)
P-Lo: Shine (dig) (Empire)
Powers Pleasant:  Life Is Beautiful (dig) (Commission)
Raashan Ahmad: The Sun (B-Sides)
Rapsody: Eve (dig) (Jamla)
Rick Ross: Port of Miami 2 (Epic)
RJMrLA: On God (dig) (Empire)
Saint Jhn: Ghetto Lenny’s Love Songs (dig) (Godd Complexx/HITCO)
Sauce Walka: New Sauce City (dig) (The Sauce Familia)
Seanie T: Ruff Rugged & Smooth (Nice Up)
Shredders: Great Hits (Doomtree)
Snoop Dogg: I Wanna Thank Me (dig) (Doggystyle/Empire)
Thouxanbanfauni: Seein Colors (dig)
Trae Tha Truth: Exhale (Abn/Empire)
Ugly God: Bumps & Bruises (dig) (Asylum)
Vic Mensa: 93Punx (dig) (Roc Nation)
Young Thug: So Much Fun (dig) (300 Ent)
Yungeen Ace: Chloé EP (dig) (Cinematic Music Group)

Reggae, International
Ben Jagga: Hold On Pretty Woman (reissue) (BBE)
Dytomite Starlite Band of Ghana: S/T (reissue) (BBE)
Gili Yalo: Made in Amharica (Dead Sea Recordings)
Grupo Pilon: Leite Quente Funana de Cabo Verde (Ostinato)
Jah Cure: Royal Soldier (VP)
Maxi Priest: It All Comes Back To Love (S-Curve)
Ondigui & Bota Tabansi International: Ewondo Rhythm (BBE)
Various: Brutal Africa: Heavy Metal Cowboys of Botswana (Svart)
Zeal Onyia: Trumpet King Returns (BBE Music)

Spoken Word
Tenesha The WordSmith: Peacocks and Other Savage Beasts (On The Corner)