July 2019 Black Music Releases of Note

Following are additional albums released during July 2019—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.

Blues, Folk, Country
Arthur Adams: Here To Make You Feel Good (Cleopatra Blues)
Billy Branch & Sons of Blues: Roots and Branches, Songs of Little Walter (Alligator)
Bonita & The Blues Shacks: Sweet Thing (Rhythm Bomb Records)
Charley Jordan: Collection 1930-37 (Acrobat)
Guitar Shorty: Trying to Find My Way Back (EMG)
Houston Person: I’m Just a Lucky So and So (Highnote)

Isata Kanneh-Mason: Romance (Decca Classics)
Wynton Marsalis (comp.) & Nicola Benedetti: Violin Concerto in D and Fiddle Dance Suite for Solo Violin (Decca)

Funk, Rock, Pop, Electronic
Bloc Party: Silent Alarm Live (digital)
Chocolate Buttermilk Band: Head Games: Story of Larry Akles & CBM Records (Past Due)
Lighthouse Family: Blue Skies in Your Head (Polydor)
Maneka: Devin (Exploding In Sound)
Saul Williams: Encrypted & Vulnerable (Pirates Blend Records)

Gospel, CCM
JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise: Miracle Worker (Jamestown Music)
Kurt Carr: Bless Somebody Else (RCA Inspiration)
Zak Williams: The Next Chapter (digital) ( Enon)

Cécile Verny Quartet: Of Moons and Dreams (Jazzhaus)
Calvin Weston & Phoenix Orchestra: Dust and Ash (vinyl) (577 RECORDS)
Gino Rosaria: Still Waters Run Deep (digital)
Grover Washington Jr: Sacred Kind of Love: Columbia Recordings (Soul Music/Cherry Red)
Ivo Perelman & Matthew Shipp: Efflorescence Vol. 1 (Leo)
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & St. Louis Symphony Orchestra: Swing Symphony (Blue Engine)
Kenyatta Beasley: Frank Foster Songbook (Sony/The Orchard)
Lafayette Gilchrist: Dark Matter (Lafayette Music)
Luke Gillespie: Moving Mists (Patois)
Moy Eng & Wayne Wallace: The Blue Hour (Patois)
Resavoir: Resavoir (IARC/!K7)
Steve Cole: Gratitude (Artistry Music)
Kim Scott: Free To Be (Innervision)

R&B, Soul
Angie Stone: Full Circle (Cleopatra)
Ash Walker: Aquamarine (Night Time Stories)
Beyonce: The Lion King: The Gift (digital) (Columbia)
Elle Varner: Ellevation (eOne)
Jagged Edge: A Jagged Love Story (Hard Case Music)
Janet Jackson: Control: The Remixes (A&M)
Laville: The Wanderer (PIAS America)
Lo Boii: Sex Doesn’t Sell… Anymore (digital)
OGBrady: Rolled the Dice EP (digital)
Patrice Rushen: REMIND ME: The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978-1984 (Strut)
Pieces of a Man: Made In Pieces (Tru Thoughts)
Willow Smith: Willow (Republic)

Rap, Hip Hop
AD & Sorry Jaynari: By The Way 2 (digital)
Ballout: Ballin No NBA 2 (digital)
Big K.R.I.T.: K.R.I.T. Iz Here (BMG)
Birdman & Juvenile: Just Another Gangsta 2 (Cash Money)
BJ The Chicago Kid: 1123 (Motown)
Chance the Rapper: The Big Day (digital)
Dbangz: Keahonui (digital) (iAloha)
Devin the Dude: Still Rollin Up: Somethin to Ride With (Coughee Brothaz Ent.)
E-40: Practice Makes Paper (Heavy on the Grind)
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib: Bandana (RCA)
Futuristic: I Am (Sheeesh World)
Jacquees: Round II (Cash Money)
Jaden Smith: ERYS (Roc Nation)
Kool Keith: Keith (Mello Music Group)
Larry June: Mr. Midnight (digital)
LightSkinKeisha: Act Up Szn (digital)
Maxo Kream: Brandon Banks
Mike Smiff: All Gas No Brakes Vol. 3 (digital) (Slip-N-Slide)
Murs: The Iliad Is Dead and the Odyssey Is Over (Empire)
Nas: The Lost Tapes 2 (Mass Appeal/Def Jam)
Rob Stone: Stone Cold (Grove Town)
Westside Gunn: Flygod Is an Awesome God (digital) (Griselda)
xxxtentacion: ? (Dlx. Ed.) (Bad Vibes Forever)
YBN Cordae: The Lost Boy (Atlantic)
Yung Bans: Misunderstood (digital) (Atlantic)
Zoey Dollaz: Last Year Being Humble (digital)

Reggae, International
Akae Beka & Zion I Kings: MEK A MENSHUN (Zion High Productions)
Cornell Campbell: I Man a the Stal-A-Watt (VP)
Faith Mussa: Kalilima (Beating Heart)
Grupo Pilon: Leite Quente Funana De Cabo Verde (Ostinato)
Hope Masike: The Exorcism of a Spinster (Riverboat)
Keith Foundation + Black Disciples: Hi Yo (Tabou1)
Kokoko!: Fongola (Pias America)
Laville: The Wanderer (Acid Jazz/Pias America)
Luedji Luna: Um Corpo No Mundo (Sterns)
Ondigui & Bota Tabansi International: Ewondo Rhythm (BBE)
Oumar Konate: I Love You Inna (Clermont)
The Mighty Sparrow: The Slave (1st reissue) (Modern Harmonic)
Various: Rough Guide to Mali Blues (World Music Network)