July 2015 Releases of Note

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

Blues, Folk, Country
B.B. King: Complete Recordings 1949-1962 (Enlightenment)
Blinddog Smokin’: High Steppin’
Buddy Guy: Born to Play Guitar (RCA)
Freddie King: Going Down at Onkel Po’s (Rockbeat)
Georgia Tom Dorsey & Big Bill Broonzy: Famous Hokum Boys (JSP)
Muddy Waters Blues Band: Live at Ebbets Field
Otis Rush: Double Trouble: Live in Cambridge 1973 (Rockbeat)
Tampa Red: Dynamite! The Unsung King Of The Blues (Ace)
Various: Texas Blues: Early Blues Masters from the Lonestar State (JSP)
Various: Muddy Waters 100 (MRI)

Redd Foxx: Nasty (Airline)

Funk, Rock, Pop, Electronic
American Fangs: Dirty Legs (Best Before)
Benjamin Clementine: At Least For Now (Behind Records / Barclay)
Double Duchess: All Eyes on Me
George Clinton: Chocolate City: London P-Funk Live at Metropolis (Metropolis)
Rock Candy Funk Party: The Groove is King CD + DVD (J&R Adventures)
Felix Da Housecat: Narrative Of Thee Blast Illusion (No Shame)
Kwame Binea Shakedown EP (Pelopos Ent. Group)
Lianne La Havas: Blood (Nonesuch)
P.O.D.: The Awakening (Ume)
ROYAL: Crash EP (Ropeadope)
Sample Answer: Good Boy EP (ACP)
Various: The Sam Records Anthology (Harmless)

Gospel, Gospel Rap, CCM
Anthony Brown & Group Therapy: Everyday Jesus (Tyscot)
CeCe Winans: The Best of; Millennium Collection (Sparrow)
Israel & New Breed: Covered: Alive in Asia DVD (RCA)
Karen Clark Sheard: Destined to Win (eOne)
Madam Edna Gallmon Cooke: Collection 1949-62 (Acrobat)
Mandisa: 3CD Collection (Sparrow)
Mighty Clouds of Joy: Classic 3 (eOne)
Sue Neil: Through the Fire (Rebel Hill Music)
Violinaires: Groovin’ With Jesus (Safety Zone)
Violinaires: You Can All Join In (Safety Zone)

Clarence Williams: Senegalese Stomp (Frog UK)
Curtis Haywood: Smooth Ingredients (Megawave)
Dexter Gordon: 12 Classic Albums: 1947-1962 (box set)
Heads of State: Search for Peace (Smoke Sessions)
Horace Silver: Live at the Half Note (Hi Hat)
Ivo Perelman & Matthew Shipp: Callas (Leo)
James P Johnson: Collection, 1921-1949 (Fabulous)
John Coltrane: Live at Penn State ’63
Lebron: New Era (Trippin & Rhythm)
Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 (Sony Legacy)
Mina Agossi: Fresh (Proper Music)
Robert Cunningham Jr.: Deep Within (Pacific Coast Jazz)
Sangoma Everett Trio: Debi (Naïve)
Sun Ra Arkestra: Babylon Live (In + Out)
Xanadu All-Stars: Xanadu In Africa / Night Flight From Dakar (Elemental Music)
Laura Karpman/Langston Hughes: Ask Your Mama (Avie Records)
Various: Nina Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone (RCA)

R&B, Soul
Aaron Parnell Brown: The Tin Man (Expansion)
All-4-One: Twenty+ (AFO Ltd.)
Cadets & Jacks: The Complete Releases 1955-57 (Acrobat)
Crown Heights Affair: Dreaming a Dream: The Best Of (Sanctuary)
James Brown: Tell Me What You’re Gonna Do (Rumble)
Jill Scott: Woman (Atlantic)
Joe Tex: Yum Yum Yum – The Early Years 1955-1962 (Jasmine)
Julian King: Sing for You EP
Marvin Gaye: Recorded Live on Stage (Rumble)
Marvin Gaye: The Concert Anthology (Goldenlane)
Ricky White: Love Zone (Music Access Inc)
Ronnie Jones: Satisfy My Soul: Complete Recordings 1964-1968 (RPM)
Sly & the Family Stone: Live at the Fillmore East October 4th& 5th 1968 (Sony Legacy)
Speedometer: No Turning Back (Freestyle)
Stacy Barthe: Becoming (Motown)
Stephen Bradley: Runaways EP
The Fantastic Four: The Lost Motown Album (Kent)
Tommy Ridgley & Bobby Mitchell: In The Same Old Way (Ace)
Tyrese: The Black Rose (Voltron Recordz)
Various: Dore: L.A. Soul Sides 2 (Kent)
Various: Groove With a Feeling: Sounds of Memphis 1975-1985 (BGP)
Various: The Super Rare Doo Wop Box (Rockbeat)
With Lions: Fast Luck

Rap, Hip Hop
Gunplay: Living Legend (Def Jam)
Kutt Calhoun: Kuttin Loose EP (Black Gold Ent.)
Solomon Childs: Monsters in My Room (Chambermusik)
Capone-N-Noreaga: Lessons (Penalty Ent.)
C-Bo: The Mobfather II (RBC)
Chinx: Welcome To JFK (eOne)
Citizen Kay: Demokracy (Asphalt)
Flo Rida: My House
Ghost Writerz: GWZ All The Way (Tru Thoughts)
Ghostface Killah: Adrian Younge Presents Twelve Reasons To Die II (Linear Labs)
Hopsin: Pound Syndrome (Funk Volume)
Juju Rogers: From the Life of Good-For-Nothing (Jakarta)
Kankick vs DJ Choku: Beat Life (Octave)
Kid Ink: Coast 2 Coast 261 (Ontrack Ent.)
Krept & Konan: The Long Way Home (Def Jam)
Lil C: H-Town Chronic 14 (Oarfin)
Lil C: H-Town Chronic 15 (Oarfin)
L’Orange & Kool Keith: Time? Astonishing! (Mello Music)
Migos: Yung Rich Nation (300 Entertainment)
Motive: D.N.A. (Dopest Nigga Alive) (Dirty Version)
Mr. Criminal: Evolution of a G (Hi Power Ent.)
Noveliss: Toonami Tsunamis EP (Clear Soul Forces)
Papoose: You Can’t Stop Destiny (Honorable)
Public Enemy: Man Plans God Laughs (Spit)
Raz Fresco: Pablo Frescobar (Duck Down)
Slim Thug : Hogg Life: 2 Still Surviving (Hogglife Ent.)
ST 2 Lettaz: Good Day in the Ghetto: Season One (Mishka)
The Pharcyde: Bizare Ride II: The Singles Collection (45 box)
Trae Tha Truth: Tha Truth (ABN)
Various: Hydra: Underground’s Finest (Octave)
Vitamin D: Uninterrupted (Cold Busted)
Young Jeezy: Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 (Def Jam)
SICC ILL: Vicdemic 1234 (Fahrenheit)
TT the Artist: Gimme Yo Love EP (Nina Pop)
Seven Davis Jr: Universes (Ninja Tune)
Various: Jamaica Hip-Hop (Movie Time Dist.)

Reggae, Dancehall
Bunny Striker Lee: Next Cut! (Pressure Sounds)
Jah Cure: The Cure (VP)
King Jammy: Roots Reality & Sleng Teng (VP)
Tanto Metro & Devonte: Sly & Robbie Present (Taxi Records/Zojak World Wide)
Tyrone Taylor: Totally Tyrone (Tuff Gong)
Various: Feel So Fine: Birth of Jamaican Ska (Future Noise)
Various: Nyacoustic Chants (Zion High)
Various: Don Letts: Dread Meets Punk Rockers Downtown, Vol. 2 (Island)

World, Latin
Ramon Goose and Modou Touré: West African Blues Project
Polyversal Souls: Invisible Joy (Philophon)
Nation Beat & Cha Wa: Carnival Caravan EP (Nation Beat Music)
Toto La Momposina: Tambolero (Real World)