December 2018 Black Music Releases of Note

Following are additional albums released during December 2018—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.

Blues, Folk, Country
Big Hands Rhythm & Blues Band: Thoughts and Prayers (Ropeadope)
Chris Peace: Songcraft (Winding Way)
Henry Townsend: Mule (reissue) (Omnivore)

Funk, Rock, Pop, Electronic
Cymphani Cyrine: Dungeonz & Dragons (dig)
Melvo Baptiste: Glitterbox – Pump the Boogie (Glitterbox)
Mofak: Drunk of Funk (The Sleepers Recordz)
Vintage Trouble: Chapter II EP (McGhee Ent.)

Gospel, CCM, Christian Rap
Canton Jones: Ghost (Cajo)
Darrell Petties ft. S.I.P.: New Season (Church Howse Music)
Pastor Clinton McFarland: Trusting God (Grace Way Music)
Peter Michel Joseph: Gras (MUSICLife Prod.)

Andre Tanker Five: Afro Blossom West (vinyl reissue) (Cree)
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio: Live at KEXP! (Colemine)
Duke Ellington: Harlem Suite Live 1964 in London (Sounds of Yesteryear)
Fred Hersch Trio: ’97 @ The Village Vanguard (Palmetto)
Nett Duo (Charnett Moffett/Jana Herzen): Overtones (Motema)
Pennal Johnson: Pickup Grooves (Hitman)
The Lightmen Plus One: Energy Control Center (Now Again)
Various: A Day In The Life: Impressions of Pepper (Verve)

R&B, Soul
Aretha Franklin: Atlantic Records 1960s Collection (6 LPs) (Atlantic)
C.J. & Co: Ain’t It Amazing: Unreleased Westbound Masters (Ace/Westbound)
Dennis Coffey: Live at Baker’s (unissued tracks) (Omnivore)
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye: Best Of (3-CDs) (Motown)
Ego Ella May: Table for One (Tru Thoughts)
Key & Cleary: Love Is the Way (Now Again)
Tower of Power: You Ought To Be Havin’ Fun: Columbia/Epic Anth. (Soulmusic)
Various: Feelin’ Right Saturday Night: Ric & Ron Anth. (Craft)
Various: Motown Unreleased 1968, parts 1-2 (Motown)

Rap, Hip Hop
21 Savage: i am > i was (Epic)
9th Wonder: Zion III (Jamla)
A Boogie wit da Hoodie: Hoodie SZN (Atlantic)
Big K.R.I.T.: Trifecta EP (BMG)
Black Thought & Salaam Remi: Streams of Thought Vol. 2 (Passyunk Prod.)
Boosie Badazz: Boosie Blues Café (BadAzz Music Syndicate)
Brockhampton: iridescence (vinyl) (Question Everything/RCA)
Chuck D As Mistachuck: Celebration of Ignorance (SpitSlam)
Conway the Machine: EIF 2: Eat What U Kill
Cormega: Mega EP (Aura)
Daboii: Neva Lookin Back (RBE)
Gucci Mane: Evil Genius (Atlantic)
Ice Cube: Everythangs Corrupt (Interscope)
Illa J: John Yancey (Jakarta)
JID: DiCaprio 2 (DreamVille)
Just Rese: HIPS EP (Just Wax)
Kodak Black: Dying to Live (Atlantic)
Kodie Shane: Young HeartThrob (Epic)
Locksmith: Ali (Landmark)
Meek Mill: Championships (Atlantic)
Method Man: Meth Lab Season 2 (Hanz on Music)
Philmore Greene: Chicago: A Third World City (One of One)
Philthy Rich: Fake Love (SCM Music)
Ski Mask the Slump God: Stokely (Republic)
Swizz Beatz: Poison (Epic)
Reef The Lost Cauze: The Majestic (Goon MuSick)
The Alchemist: Bread (ALC)
The Grouch & DJ.Fresh: The Tonite Show with The Grouch
UnoTheActivist: Limbus part 2 (Republic)
Wildelux & Roccwell: The Nomad In No Man`s Land EP
Xxxtentacion: Skins (Bad Vibes Forever)

Brown Sugar: I’m in Love with a Dreadlocks – Birth of Lovers Rock 1977-80 (Soul Jazz)
Neuza: Badia Di Fogo (Harmonia)