December 2013 Releases of Note

Following are additional albums released on physical media during December 2013 that are on our hot list — some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.        

Blues
Snooky Pryor:  Real Fine Boogie- J.O.B. Records Masters (Fuel 2000)
Willie Dixon: Wang Dang Doodle: Collectors Rarities (DVD) (IMV Blueline)
Robert Crumb & Jerry Zolten (comp.):  Chimpin’ the Blues  (East River)

Gospel
Canton Spirituals: Keep Knocking (Malaco)
Clara Ward & Famous Ward Singers: In Memory of Willa Ward-Royster (Gospel Friend)
James Fortune & Fiya: Snapshot  (Worldwide)
The Levites: Rescued  (Levite Laboratory)
Jerel: All Glory No Shame (CD Baby)

Jazz
Bernie Worell: Elevation- The Upper Air (M.O.D. Technologies)
Billie Holiday: Lady Day Ultimate Collection (box set) (AP Music)

R&B/Soul/Funk
Chocolate Milk: Chocolate Milk – Expanded Ed. (Funky Town Grooves)
Chocolate Milk: Blue Jeans – Expanded Ed. (Funky Town Grooves)
Chocolate Milk: Comin’ – Expanded Ed. (Funky Town Grooves)
Chris Jasper: Super Bad – Expanded Ed. (Big Break)
Detroit Emeralds: Let’s Get Together (1st CD reissue) (Westbound)
Eddie Giles: Southern Soul Brother, Murco Recordings 1967-1969 (Kent)
George Jackson: Old Friend: Fame Recordings, Vol. 3 (Kent)
Gladys Knight & The Pips: 2nd Anniversary – Expanded Ed. (Funky Town Grooves)
Gladys Knight & The Pips: The One & Only – Expanded Ed. (Funky Town Grooves)
Gladys Knight & The Pips: In the Beginning (Funky Town Grooves)
Kleeer: I Love to Dance – Expanded Ed. (Funky Town Grooves)
Kool & the Gang: As One – Expanded Ed. (Big Break)
Kool & the Gang: Something Special – Expanded Ed. (Big Break)
La La Brooks: All or Nothing (Norton)
Marcell Russell: Serenade & Sermon (Oakhill Music)
Melissa Laveaux: Memory Is a Strange Bell EP (No Format)
Quinn Deveaux: Late Night Drive (Shift Indie/QDV)
R. Kelly: Black Panties (RCA)
Rebecca Ferguson: Freedom (Sony UK)
Ren Woods: From Out of the Woods – Expanded Ed. (Funky Town Grooves)
Rue Davis: Shake It Loose (Kon-Kord)
Sounds of the City Experience: Sounds of the City Experience (Jazzman)
Various: Dust My Rhythm & Blues: Flair R&B Story (Ace)
Various: Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound (Numero)
Various: Where Southern Soul Began, vol. 2 (History of Soul)
Various: Witchcraft in the Air: Detroit Soul 1957-1962 (Juno Records)
Various: Complete Motown Singles Vol 12B, 1972 (Motown Select)
Various: Soul in Harmony – Vocal Groups 1967-1977 (Kent)
Wanda Walden: Searchin’ for Love – Expanded Ed. (Funky Town Grooves)
Zapp: New Zapp IV U – Expanded Ed. (Funky Town Grooves)

Rap/Hip hop/Electronica
B.o.B. : Underground Luxury (Atlantic)
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony: Art of War World War III (Seven Arts)
Childish Gambino: Because the Internet  (Glassnote)
Dice Raw: Jimmy’s Back (Rawlife / Soulspazm)
E-40:  Block Brochure, Welcome to the Soil Vols. 4-6 (Heavy on the Grind)
Hieroglyphics: Kitchen (Hieroglyphics)
Hopsin: Knock Madness (Funk Vol./Empire Dist.)
Jamall Bufford: Victim of a Modern Age (Mello Music)
Oddisee: Tangible Dream (Fat Beat)
Paranom & Purpose: Life Outside the Frame (Ill Adrenaline)
Smif-N-Wessun: Born and Raised (Duck Down)
Snoop Dogg & Dam-Funk : 7 Days of Funk (Stones Throw)

Reggae/Ska
Bob Marley: The Best of the Upsetter Singles 1970-1972 (Cleopatra)
Bunny Lee: Good News (King Spinna)
Desmond Dekker: Black & Dekker, Complete Stiff Recordings (Pressure Drop)
Lee Perry & His Upsetters: Roaring Lion (Pressure Sounds)
Luciano: The Qabalah Man (VP)
Shaggy: Out of Many One Music (Empire Distribution)
Various: Downbeat Shuffle Studio One, Birth of a Legend (Secret)
Various: Forward March Jamaican Hits 1962 (Secret)

Rock/Pop
Younger Lovers: Sugar in My Pocket (South Paw)

World/Latin
Al Bilali: Soudan (Clermont)
Debademba: Souleymane (World Village)
Nath & Martin Brothers: Money (reissue) (Voodoo Funk)
Various:  Angola Soundtrack 2- Hypnosis Distortions (Analog Africa)
Various: Mandela- Long Walk to Freedom (Soundtrack) (Decca)
Various: Sembeh Ma Fa Fe (Stronghold Sound)