February 2020 Black Music Releases of Note

Following are additional albums released during February 2020 across multiple genres—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.

Blues, Folk, Country
Dom Flemons: Prospect Hill: The American Songster (Omnivore)

Funk, Rock, Pop, House, Electronic
Ayo: Royal (Wagram)
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges: Texas Sun EP (Dead Oceans/Secretly Group)
Mhysa: Nevaeh (Hyperdub)
Sammy Miller and The Congregation: Leaving Egypt (dig)   
Sinkane: Gettin’ Weird [LP] (Spacebomb)
Temu Bacot: Relic of the Mothership (vinyl) (Sleeperz Records)
The Seshen: Cyan (Tru Thoughts)

Gospel, Spirituals, CCM
Adrian Dunn Singers & the Rise Orchestra: Redemption: LIVE (HoperaWorld Music)
Clark Sisters: You Brought the Sunshine, Sound of Gospel 1976-81 (Westbound/Ace)
Darius Paulk: Strong (digital) (Atlanta International)
Nicole C. Mullen: Redeemer: The Best of (Word)

Aaron Diehl: The Vagabond (Mack Ave)
Adam Hawley: Escape
Alicia Crowe: A Tribute to Alberta Hunter Live! (MVD)
Antibalas: Fu Chronicles (Daptone)
Art Ensemble of Chicago: The Spiritual (reissue) (Org Music)
Charlie Parker: The Savoy 10-inch LP Collection (4 disc box set) (Craft)
Derrick Shezbie: The Ghost of Buddy Bolden (Clubhouse)
Erroll Garner: Up in Erroll’s Room (Octave Remastered Series) (Mack Ave)
Kassa Overall: I Think I’m Good (Brownswood Recordings)
Makaya McCraven: Gil Scott-Heron – We’re New Again – A Reimagining (XL Recordings)
Marcus & Riza Printup: Gentle Rain (SteepleChase)
Marquis Hill: Love Tape: With Voices (Black Unlimited Music Group)
Mike Bond: The Honorable Ones (Bounce Castle)
Warren Wolf: Reincarnation (Mack Ave)
Rashied Ali / Frank Lowe: Duo Exchange: Complete Sessions (Survival)

R&B, Soul
Bobby Patterson: It’s Just a Matter of Time (vinyl reissue) (Real Gone)
Brent Faiyaz: Fuck The World (dig) (Lost Kids)
Hot Chocolate: Remixes & Rarities (Cherry Pop)
Staple Singers: Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection [7 LP] (Craft)
Various: Boss Black Rockers Vol. 1: She Can Rock (Koko-Mojo)
Various: Southern Bred Texas R&B Rockers, vol. 6-7 (Koko-Mojo)

Rap, Hip Hop
2 Chainz & T.R.U: No Face No Case (Atlantic)
A Boogie Wit da Hoodie: Artist 2.0 (dig) (Atlantic)
D Smoke: Black Habits (dig) (WoodWorks/Empire)
Deniro Farrar: Sole Food (dig) (Cultrap/BetterVibes)
Duke Deuce: Memphis Massacre 2 (dig) (Quality Control Music)
Fat Tony & Taydex: Wake Up (Carpark)
G Herbo: PSTD (dig) (Epic)
Jadakiss: Ignatius (dig) (Def Jam/Roc Nation/D-Block)
James Worthy: Kaleidoscopes (dig) (Humble Sound Music Group)
Kamaiyah: Got it Made (dig) (Empire)
Kidd Kenn: Child’s Play (Island)
Lil Baby: My Turn (dig) (Motown)
Lil Gotit: Superstar Creature (dig) (Alamo)
Marlo: 1st N 3rd (dig) (Quality Control)
Parallel Thought LTD: Hell Up In Harlem (Bandcamp)
Pop Smoke: Meet The Woo 2 (Republic)
Royce 5’9″: The Allegory (eOne)
ShooterGang Kony: Red Paint Reverend (dig) (Empire)
Tha God Fahim: Lost Kingz (Nature Sounds)
The Jacka: Murder Weapon (dig) (Empire)
Tink: Hopeless Romantic (Empire)
Youngboy Never Broke Again: Still Flexin, Still Steppin (dig)          

Reggae, International, Latin
Bai Kamara Jr & the Voodoo Sniffers: Salone (Made In Germany)
Clancy Eccles & The Dynamites: Freedom / Fire Corner (reissue) (Cherry Red)
Dembo Konte: Gambian Griot Kora Duets (Smithsonian Folkways)
Lord Invader: Calypso Travels (reissue) (Smithsonian Folkways)
Seu Jorge & Rogê: Night Dreamer Direct-To-Disc Sessions (Night Dreamer)
Tabansi Studio Band: Wakar Alhazai Kano & Mus’En Sofua Vol. 3 (BBE)
Various: Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-70 (Soul Jazz)
Various: Taureg Music of the Southern Sahara (Smithsonian Folkways)
Various: Cadence Revolution: Disques Debs International Vol. 2 (Strut)