March 2020 Black Music Releases of Note

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

Blues, Folk, Country
Alex Dixon: The Real McCoy (Dixon Landing Music)
Archie Edwards & Dr. Ross: Piedmont Blues Meets Mississippi Delta Blues (Wolf)
Big Joe Turner: The Complete Boss Of The Blues (2-CD) (Bear Family)
King Solomon Hicks: Harlem (Provogue)
Tré Burt: Caught It From The Rye (Oh Boy)

Alexis French: Dreamland (Sony Masterworks)
Gregg August: Dialogues on Race, Vol. 1 (ft. poetry by Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes) (Iacuessa)
Stewart Goodyear: Beethoven Piano Concertos (Orchid Classics)
Will Liverman: Whither Must I Wander (Odradek)

Funk, Rock, Pop, House, Electronic
Body Count: Carnivore (Century Media)
Brownout: Berline Sessions (Fat Beats)
Chassol: Ludi (Tricatel)
Harrison Kennedy: Hypnotic Music (vinyl reissue) (Demon)
Jamie 3:26: A Taste of Chicago (BBE)
Jimi Hendrix: Band of Gypsys 50th Anniv. Edition (Capitol/UMe)
Lisa Ramey: Surrender (Elimar Music)
Tower of Power ft. Marcus Scott: Step Up (Artistry Music/Mack Ave.)
Various: BLACK RIOT: Early Jungle, Rave and Hardcore (Soul Jazz)
Various: 5 Years of Modern Funk (Austin Boogie Crew)

Gospel, Spirituals, CCM
Canton Jones: Kingdom Business 5 (Cajo)
Deitrick Haddon: TIME (Truth Is My Energy) (eOne)
Sister Gertrude Morgan: Let’s Make a Record (reissue) (Ropeadope)
The Legendary Ingramettes: Take A Look In The Book (Hearth Music)
Various: Healing Songs [2020] (Tyscot)

Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 001 (Jazz is Dead)
Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers: Best of the Columbia & RCA/Vik Years (1956-1959) (Real Gone Music)
Aruán Ortiz: Inside Rhythmic Falls (Intakt)
Benjamin Boone & Ghana Jazz Collective: Joy (Origin)
Bunk Johnson: The King of the Blues (American Music)
Butcher Brown: Tidal Wave (Concord)
Clark Sommers’ Ba(SH): Peninsula (Outside In Music)
Day Dream: Originals (Corner Store Jazz)
Ella Fitzgerald: The Complete Piano Duets (Verve)
Gerald Cleaver: Signs (577)
Geri Allen: Some Aspects of Water (Storyville)
Harold Mabern: Mabern Plays Mabern (Smoke Sessions)
Irreversible Entanglements: Who Sent You? (International Anthem/Dist. RedEye)
Jason Miles & Kind of New: Black Magic (Ropeadope)
Jason Palmer: The Concert: 12 Musings For Isabella (Giant Steps Arts)
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Black, Brown & Beige (Blue Engine)
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Rock Chalk Suite (Blue Engine)
Keith Oxman & Houston Person: Two Cigarettes in the Dark (Capri)
Laila Biali: Out of Dust (Chronograph)
Pharoah Sanders: Live in Paris: Lost Ortf Recordings (Transversales Disques)
Raul Midón: The Mirror (Artistry Music)
Roscoe Mitchell w/Ostravaska Banda: Distant Radio Transmission (Wide Hive)
Rufus Reid w/Sullivan Fortner: Always in the Moment (Newvelle)
Skinny Hightower: Blue Moon (TRIPPIN & RHYTHM)
Shabaka And The Ancestors: We Are Sent Here By History (Impulse)
Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela: Rejoice (World Circuit)
Wolfgang Muthspiel & Scott Colley & Brian Blade: Angular Blues (ECM)

R&B, Soul
Ben l’Oncle Soul: Addicted to You (Decca France)
Chaka Khan: Homecoming (CD + DVD) (BMG)
Childish Gambino: 3.15.20 (dig) (RCA)
Cleveland P. Jones: Let’s Make Love (dig) (P3P Music Group)
Giveon: Take Time (dig) (Epic/Not So Fast)
Jhené Aiko: Chilombo (Def Jam)
Ju Evans: All About Soul (Ecko)
Madison McFerrin: You+I (vinyl) (Diggers Factory)
Orion Sun: Hold Space For Me (Mom+Pop)
Partynextdoor: Party Mobile (dig) (OVO Sound/Warner)
Ricky White: Southern Soul Nation (CDS)Sister Sledge: Thinking Of You: Atco / Cotillion / Atlantic Recordings 1973-1985 (SoulMusic)
Swamp Dogg: Sorry You Couldn’t Make It (Joyful Noise)
Tank: While You Wait EP (Empire)
Terrace Martin: Soul Juice (dig) (Sounds of Crenshaw/Empire)
The Weeknd: After Hours (XO/Republic)
Tiombé Lockhart: The Aquarius Years (dig) (Mother Tongue)
Tomar and the FCs: Rise Above (Splice)
Vedo: For You (dig) (Empire)

Rap, Hip Hop
$NOT: TRAGEDY+ (300 Ent.)
Afu-Ra: Urban Chemistry (X-Ray Productions)
Bankroll Fresh: In Bank We Trust (dig) (Street Money Worldwide)
Big Freedia: Louder EP (East West)
Blacc Zacc: Carolina Narco (Interscope)
Black Geez & Eto: Flour City Street Bible (T.C.F. Music Group)
Capolow: Room 304 (dig)
Chicka: Industry Games The EP (dig) (Warner)
CJ Fly: Rudebwoy (dig) (ProEra)
Clear Soul Forces: ForcesWithYou (Fat Beats)
Comethazine: Pandemic (dig) (Alamo)
Curren$y & Fendi P: Smokin’ Potnas (dig) (Jet Life)
Dax: I’ll Say It For You EP (dig) (Living legends)
Denzel Curry: Unlocked (Loma Vista)
DJ Kay Slay: Living Legend (Empire)Don Toliver: Heaven or Hell (Cactus Jack/Atlantic)
Ebenezer: Bad Romantic 2 (dig) (12 Tone Music)
Estee Nack & Superior: Baladas (Below System)
Flash Gottii: 20/20 Vision EP (dig) (eOne)
Fred the Godson: Payback (T.C.F. Music Group)
Giallo Point, Da Buze Buvaz: Adebesi Hat Recut (Grilchy Party)
Jadakiss: Ignatius (Def Jam)
Jay Electronica: A Written Testimony (Roc Nation)
Jay Whiss: Peace of Mind (Universal)
Jeezy: Twenty/20 Pyrex Vision (dig) (Agency 99)
Joey Trap: Champ! (dig) (Young Rich Squad)
Joyner Lucas: ADHD (Twenty Nine Music)
Kanye West: Jesus Is King (CD ed.) (Def Jam)
King ISO: World War Me (Strange Music)
Knxwledge: 1988 (Stones Throw)
Krizz Kaliko: Eternal (Strange Music)
Lil Uzi Vert: Eternal Atake (Atlantic)
Mac Miller: Circles (Deluxe) (Warner Bros.)
Megan Thee Stallion: Suga EP (300 Ent.)
Money Man: State of Emergency (dig) (Empire)
Nef The Pharaoh: ChangeSzn EP (dig) (Empire)
Only One Felipe: Thank You for Not Believing (dig) (Only One)
Otis Houston Jr.: America (dig) (Post Present Medium)
Rich The Kid: Boss Man (Republic)
Sada Baby: Skuba Sada 2 (dig) (Asylum)
Stormzy: Heavy is the Head (Atlantic)
Stove God Cooks & Roc Marciano: Reasonable Drought (dig) (Conglomerate Ent.)
Suigeneris: Demons N Angels (Devil Gear/Empire)
Tricky: 20,20 (False Idols)
Yung Mal: 6 Rings (dig) (Alamo)
Zebra Katz: Less is Moor (ZFK)

Reggae, International, Latin
Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabaté: Throw Down Your Heart: The Complete Africa Sessions (CD + DVD) (Craft)
Felipe Salles: The New Immigrant Experience  CD/DVD set (Tapestry / Capri)
Jah9: Note To Self (VP)
Nazar: Guerrilla (Hyperdub)
Orchestra Baobab: Mouhamadou Bamba (vinyl reissue) (Sterns Africa)
Siaosi: 5:55 (Wash House Music)
Tamikrest: Tamotait (Glitterbeat)