March 2019 Black Music Releases of Note

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

Blues, Folk, Country
Boo Boo Davis: Tree Man (Black and Tan)
Henry Townsend & Roosevelt Sykes: Blues Piano And Guitar, Washington University 1973 (Omnivore)
Mary Lane: Travelin’ Woman (Women of the Blues)
Sugaray Rayford: Somebody Save Me (Forty Below)
Willie Farmer: The Man from the Hill (Big Legal Mess)

Funk, Rock, Pop, Electronic
Ben LaMar Gay: Confetti in the Sky Like Fireworks (International Anthem)
Ibibio Sound Machine: Doko Mien (Merge)
Jayda G: Significant Changes (Ninja Tune)
Just Loud: S/T (Five Seven Music)
Little Junior Parker: Rocks (Bear Family)
The Soul Motivators: Mindblastin’ EP (Do Right! Music)
Turning Jewels Into Water: Map of Absences (FPE)
Various: Trax: The Foundations of House (Demon UK)
Zeal & Ardor: Live in London (MVKA)

Gospel, CCM, Christian Rap
Beverly Crawford: Essential Vol. 3 (JDI)
Doobie Powell: Finding Myself Again (Ropeadope)
Faithful Connection: Personal Experience
Todd Dulaney: To Africa With Love (Urban Inspirational)
William Murphy: Settle Here (RCA Inspiration)

International, Latin
Ahmed Ag Kaedy: Akaline Kidal
Dexter Story: Bahir (Soundway Records)
Fuse Odg: New African Nation (London Mobile Studios)
Herman Asafo-Agyei: Sunny Afrika (Upbeat Global)
K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade: Wahala Wahala’ (Heavenly Sweetness)
KOKOROKO: S/T (Brownswood Recordings)
Various: Nigeria 70 No Wahala: Highlife, Afro-Funk & JuJu 1973-1987 (Strut)

Carolyn Fitzhugh: Living in Peace (IYOUWE)
Dwight Trible: Mothership (Gearbox)
Infinite Spirit Music: Live Without Fear (Jazzman)
Jason Palmer: Rhyme and Reason (Giant Steps Arts)
Joey DeFrancesco: In the Key of the Universe (Mack Avenue)
John Coltrane: Coltrane ’58: Prestige Recordings [5 CD] (Craft)
Joshua Redman Quartet: Come What May (Nonesuch)
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe: Gnomes & Badgers (MRI)
Lebron: Undeniable (Trippin N’ Rhythm)
Noah Preminger: Preminger Plays Preminger (Newvelle)
Rafael Zaldivar: Consecration (Effendi)
Roscoe Mitchell Orchestra: Littlefield Concert Hall Mills College (Wide Hive)
Snarky Puppy: Immigrance (GroundUp)
Steve Davis: Correlations (Smoke Sessions)
Steve Reid & Legendary Master Brotherhood: Nova (Soul Jazz)
Vijay Iyer & Craig Taborn: The Transitory Poems (ECM)
William Hooker: Cycle Of Restoration (FPE)

R&B, Soul
Barbara Howard: On the Rise (Colemine)
Bria Jhane: What is Love? EP (Republic)
Carvin Winans: In the Softest Way (Dance Factory)
Durand Jones & The Indications: American Love Call (Dead Oceans)
Fifth Dimension: Live! Plus Rare Studio Recordings (Classic World Ent.)
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers: Singles Collection 1945-52 (Acrobat)
Lion Babe: Cosmic Wind
Marvin Gaye: You’re the Man (LP) (Motown/Ume)
RC & The Gritz: Analog World (Ropeadope)
Sammie: Everlasting (Star Camp Music)
Shafiq Husayn: The Loop (Nature Sounds)
Solange: When I Get Home (Columbia)
The Undisputed Truth: Cosmic Truth Higher Than High (Kent)
Tommy Hunt: Complete Man 60s NYC Soul (Kent)
Willie Clayton: Excellence (Endzone Ent.)

Rap, Hip Hop
2 Chainz: Rap Or Go To The League (Def Jam)
Ankhlejohn: Yellow House (LP) (Shaap)
BAMSAVAGE: Yesterday’s Tomorrow (Republic)
Blu & Oh No: A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night (Nature Sounds)
Boosie Badazz: Badazz 3.5
Choosey & Exile: Black Beans
Chuck D.: Celebration Of Ignorance (vinyl) (Spitslam)
Da Buze Bruvaz: Drinkin’ Beer Wit Prostitutez (Grilchy Party)
Damu the Fudgemunk: Victorious Visions (LP) (Redefinition)
Dizzy Wright: Nobody Cares, Work Harder (Empire)
DJ Lord: Afterburn (Spitslam)
Don Trip: Don’t Feed the Guerillas
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib: Hot Tumy Tea (Madlib Medicine Show)
Juice WRLD: A Deathrace for Love (Interscope)
Lil West: Vex Part 1 EP (Nomad/Republic)
Little Simz: Grey Area (AGE 101)
Mathematik: Real/is-him (Urbnet)
MED ft. Guilty Simpson: Child Of The Jungle (Bang Yahead Ent.)
Quelle Chris: Guns (Mello Music)
Rasheed Chappell: First Brick (Kay-Dee Records)
The KingDem: The Conversation (We Ain’t Done Yet) (Tru Thoughts)
Tree: #WeGrownNow
Trizz: The Basement (Below System)
Wyclef Jean: Wyclef Goes Back To School (Heads Music)

Cocoa Tea: Music Is Our Business (VP)
Exile One: S/T (LP reissue) (Tidal Waves Music)

Nicholas Britell: If Beale Street Could Talk (Lakeshore)
Terence Blanchard: Blackkklansman (Backlot Music)