June 2019 Black Music Releases of Note

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

Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers: No Good Deed (Pretty Good for Girl)

Raphael Feuillatre: Guitar Recital (Naxos)

Funk, Rock, Pop, Electronic
Prince: Originals (Warner Bros.)
The APX: Amplified Experiment (digital)
Jordan John: Funk Parade (digital) (Johnboys Music)

Bishop Paul S. Morton: A Month Of Sundays (Integrity)
Gloria Gaynor: Testimony (Spring House/Gaither)
Titus Showers: Who? (digital) (A&P)
Seth Pinnock & A New Thing: Live (Symphony)

Abdullah Ibrahim: The Balance (Gearbox)
Al Foster: Inspirations & Dedications (Smoke Sessions)
Althea René: Flawsome (CD Baby)
Barrence Whitfield Soul Savage Arkestra: Songs From The Sun Ra Cosmos
Brandee Younger: Soul Awakening
Cal Harris Jr.: Soulful (Innervision)
Charnett Moffett: Bright New Day (Motéma Music)
Curtis Nowosad: S/T (Sessionheads United)
Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble: Where Future Unfolds (International Anthem)
Davell Crawford: Dear Fats, I Love You (Basin Street)
David Sánchez: Carib (Ropeadope)
Doug Carn and West Coast Organ Band: Free For All (Doodlin’)
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble: Be Known Ancient/Future/Music (Spiritmuse)
Freddie Douggie: Live on Juneteenth (International Anthem)
JD Allen: Barracoon (High Note/Savant)
Julian Vaughn: Supreme (TRIPPIN & RHYTHM)
Marcus Shelby Orchestra: Transitions (MSO)
Markus Howell: Get Right! (Posi-Tone)
Maurice Brown: The Mood (Ropeadope)
Nash/Barron/Rosenberg: MLK Convergence (Origin)
Out To Dinner: Different Flavors (Posi-Tone)
Philip Bailey: Love Will Find A Way (Verve)
Preservation Hall Jazz Band: A Tuba to Cuba (Sub Pop)
Ron Carter & Danny Simmons: Brown Beatnik Tomes Live at BRIC House (Blue Note)
Vince Ector Organatomy Trio: Theme for Ms. P (American Showplace Music)

R&B, Soul
Avery R. Young: Tubman
C.S Armstrong: Truth Be Told (vinyl) (HMV)
Cheryl Lynn: Got To Be Real: The Columbia Anthology (Soul Music)
Chris Brown: Indigo (RCA)
Hamiltones: Watch the Ton3s EP (digital) (Ghetto Allstars)
India.Arie: SongVersation: Medicine
Johnny Otis: On With the Show, Otis Story Vol. 2: 1957-74 (Ace)
Kiana Lede: Myself (Republic)
Raheem DeVaughn: The Love Reunion (So No)
Shaft: Music from the Soundtrack (Craft)

Rap, Hip Hop
Benny the Butcher: Plugs I Met
Big Tone & House Shoes: Big Shoes (digital) (Fat Beats)
Casey Veggies: Organic (digital)
Comethazine: BAWSKEE 3.5 (digital) (Alamo)
Craig Xen: Broken Kids Club (digital) (Empire)
Future: Save Me EP (digital) (Epic)
Georgia Anne Muldrow: Vweto II (Mello Music Group)
Goldlink: Diaspora (digital) (RCA)
Gucci Mane: Delusions of Grandeur (digital) (Atlantic)
iLoveMakonnen: M3 (digital) (Warner)
Jean Deaux: Empathy (digital) (Empire)
Lil Keed: Long Live Mexico (digital) (300 Ent.)
Lil Nas X: 7 EP (digital) (Columbia)
Marco McKinnis: E’merse EP (digital) (Republic)
Mustard: Perfect 10 (digital) (10 Summers)
Napoleon Born Apart: Born A Trap (Hitman)
Octavian: Endorphins (digital) (Black Butter LTD)
Pell: Gravity (digital) (Payday)
Pi’erre Bourne: Life of Pi’erre 4 (digital) (Interscope)
Polo G: Die a Legend (digital) (Columbia)
Ralo: Free Ralo (digital) (Famerica)
Tec: Ketha Son (digital) (Empire)
Tee Grizzley: Scriptures (digital) (300 Ent)
Trina: The One (digital) (Fast Life Ent.)
Tyga: Legendary (Last Kings)
Walshy Fire: Abeng (digital) (Mad Descent)
Wu-Tang Clan: Disciples of the 36 Chambers: Chapter 1 (Sanctuary)
YFN Lucci: 650Luc: Gangsta Grillz (digital) (Warner)

Reggae, Latin, International
Colombian Soul compiled by Bagar aka Tricky D (BBE)
Julie Coker: A Life in the Limelight: Lagos Disco & Itsekiri Highlife, 1976-1981 (Kalita)
Kanazoe Orkestra: Tolonso (Buda Musique)
Lucibela: Laço Umbilical (Lusafrica)
Marcia Griffiths: Timeless (Tad’s Record)
Max Romeo: Words from the Brave (Baco)
Ojo Balingo: Afrotunes: Best of Juju Vol. II (BBE)
Santana ft. Buika: Africa Speaks (Concord)
Yabby You: Walls of Jerusalem (reissue) (Pressure Sounds)
Young Ones of Guyana: On Tour/Reunion (reissue) (BBE)
Zeal Onyia: Trumpet King Zeal Onyia Returns (BBE)