December 2015 Releases of Note

Following are additional albums released during December 2015—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.

Blues, Folk, Country

B.B. King: Here’s One You Didn’t Know About– From The RPM & Kent Vaults (Ace)
Barrence Whitfield & Tom Russell: Hillbilly Voodoo & Cowboy Mambo (reissue) (Rockbeat)
Big Bill Broozy: Seven Classic Albums (remastered) (Real Gone Jazz)
Elmore James: Complete Singles As & Bs, 1951-62 (Acrobat)

Funk, Rock, Pop, Electronic
Cymande: A Simple Act of Faith (Cherry Red)
Deantoni Parks: Technoself (vinyl) (Leaving Records)
Egyptian Lover: 1984 (Egyptian Empire)
Fingers Inc.: Another Side (vinyl reissue)    (Alleviated)
Kid Cudi: Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven (Republic)
Mickey’s Candy: Unprotected Funk ( Magic Mile Music)
Willow Smith: Ardipithecus (digital) (Roc Nation)

Gospel, Gospel Rap, CCM
Duawne Starling: Deeper Faith (New Day Ent.)
Pilgrim Travelers: Gospel Boogie Rare Recordings, 1946-1957 (Gospel Friend)

Ameen Saleem: Groove Lab (Vio Veneto Jazz)
Comet Is Coming: Prophecy EP (vinyl) ( Leaf)
James Taylor Quartet:  Rochester Mass  (Cherry Red)
Max Ionata, Clarence Penn, Reuben Rogers: Kind of Trio (Vio Veneto Jazz)
Miles Davis: The Last Word – The Warner Bros. Years (8CD Boxset)   (Rhino)
Nat King Cole: Stardust—The Rare Television Performances (Real Gone)
Robin Eubanks Mass Line Big Band: More than Meets the Ear (ArtistShare)
Various: Detroit Jazz City (Blue Note)

R&B, Soul
Aurra :  Body Rock (Family Groove Rec.)
Babyface: Return of the Tender Lover (Def Jam)
Chris Brown: Royalty (RCA)
Coasters: Four Classic Albums Plus Bonus Singles (Real Gone Jazz)
Dells: Freedom Means  (Caroline International/SoulMusic Records)
Five Satins: Complete Releases 1954-62 (Acrobat)
King Curtis: Complete Atco Singles (Real Gone)
Leeda Lyric Jones : Perspective
Monica: Code Red (RCA)
R Kelly: The Buffet (RCA)
Various: Chi-Raq (OST)  (RCA)
Various: Dave Hamilton’s Detroit Soul Volume 2 (Kent)
Various: From Sacred to Secular: A Soul Awakening (box set)  (History of Soul)
Various: King & Deluxe Acetate Series Beef Ball Baby! New Orleans R&B (Ace)
Various: The Wiz LIVE! OST of the NBC TV Event   (Masterworks)

Rap, Hip Hop
August Alsina: This Thing Called Life (Def Jam)
Boosie Badazz:  Thrilla Vol. 1 (Trill Ent)
Chief Keef :   Nobody 2 (digital)  (12million)
Corey Paul : Today, Tomorrow, Forever (digital)   (Collision)
Curren$y:  Canal Street Confidential   (Atlantic Urban)
Daz -N- Snoop:  Cuzznz (Dogg Pound)
DJ Ready Cee: Order 66 (End Of Days) (ReadyMade)
G-Eazy: When It’s Dark Out (RCA)
Jeremih: Late Nights: The Album   (Def Jam)
Kid Ink: Summer In The Winter (digital)  (RCA)
Kidd Called Quest : Put Your Headphones On 2  (New Era Boom Batt)
King Chip: CleveLAfornia   (S.L.A.B. Ent)
Pearl Gates: Diamond Mind (Below Systems)
Pimp C: Long Live the Pimp  (Mass Appeal)
Prhyme (DJ Premier & Royce Da 5′ 9 ): Prhyme  (Prhyme)
Price the Poet:  The Passion of the Price  ( Blaze Of Glory Productions)
Pusha T: King Push Darkest Before Dawn (Def Jam)
R. Kelly: Buffet (RCA)
Rick Rock: Rocket the Album  (Southwest Federation)
Rick Ross: Black Market (Def Jam)
Rohff: Rohff Game
Sheek Louch: Silverback Gorilla 2  (Tommy Boy)
Talib Kweli: Fuck the Money (Javotti Media)
Termanology: Term Brady  (Showoff)
Young Roddy: The Kenner Loop  (Ihiphop Dist.)

Reggae, Dancehall
Iba Mahr: Diamond Sox (VP)
John Holt: Memories By the Score  (VP)
Junior Kelly: Urban Poet  (VP)
Pablo Gad: Hard Times, Best of (Burning Sounds)
Sly & Robbie and Spicy Chocolate: Reggae Power 2 (Tuff Gong)

Domingo Justus: Juju Music in Nigeria 1928, Vol. 1 (Ashera)
Kumasi Trio: Fanti Guitar in West Africa 1928, Vol. 1   (Ashera)
Peace:  Black Power (Now-Again)