May 2016 Releases of Note

Following are additional albums released during May 2016—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.

Blues, Folk, Country
Eric Bibb: Happiest Man In The World (Stony Plain)

Pumeza Matshikiza: Arias (Decca)

Gospel, Gospel Rap
Mighty Clouds of Joy: Millennium Collection – 20th Century Masters Vol. 2 (MCA)
Tim Bowman Jr.: Listen (Lifestyle Music Group LLC)
Puntin: Gold (Puntanious Ent.)
Reverend C. Coleman: Rock Gospel Time (reissue)
LIVRE: Jericho: Tribe Of Joshua (Bellamy)
Blind Boys of Alabama: Spirit Of The Century (expanded ed.) (Omnivore)
Echoaires: Stronger Than Ever (Ecko)
Micah Stampley: To The King…Vertical Worship (eOne)
Latice Crawford: Diary of a Church Girl (ECHO PARK JDI)

Gregory Porter: Take Me To The Alley (Blue Note)
Black Milk and Not Turner: The Rebellion Sessions (Computer Ugly Records)
Miles Davis: Chicago Jazz Festival 1990: The Classic Broadcast (Go Faster)
Chrisette Michele: Milestone 1 – Minimalism (Universal)
Lafayette Harris Jr. : Hangin’ With The Big Boys (Airmen Records)
Phyllis Blanford: Edgewalker
Cannonball Adderley Quintet: The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free (Real Gone)
Cannonball Adderley Quintet: Music, You All (Real Gone)
Noah Preminger: Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground (
Jack DeJohnette/Ravi Coltrane/Matthew Garrison: In Movement (ECM)
Davell Crawford : Piano in the Vaults, No. 1 (Basin Street)
Maxine Sullivan: Great Songs from the Cotton Club (reissue) (Harbinger)
Allen Toussaint: The Complete Warner Recordings (Rhino/Warner Bros.)
Rene Marie: Sound of Red (Motemo)
Chico Freeman 4-Tet: Spoken Into Existence (Jive)
Defunkt: Live at Channel Zero (ESP-DISK )
Allen Toussaint: The Complete Warner Recordings (re-release) (Rhino/Warner Bros.)
Ivo Perelman & Matthew Shipp: Soul (Leo)
Ivo Perelman & Matthew Shipp: Corpo (Leo)
René Marie: Sound of Red (Motema Music)
Cyrus Chestnut: Natural Essence (Highnote)
JD Allen: Americana – Musings on Jazz and Blues (Savant)
Luis Perdomo : Spirits and Warriors (Criss Cross)
Dayme Arocena: One Takes (Brownswood)

R&B, Soul
Trammps: The Legendary Zing Album (Fever Dreams)
Smiley Lewis: Collection: 1947-61 (Acrobat)
Nancy Wilson: The Early Years, 1956-62 (Acrobat)
Gloria Gaynor: Glorious: Expanded Ed. (BBR)
The Independents: Just As Long – The Complete Wand Recordings 1972-74 (Kent)
Billy Ocean: Here You Are: The Best of (Sony)
Esther Phillips: Capricorn Princess: Expanded Ed. (SoulMusic)
Kool & The Gang: Emergency (deluxe ed.) (BBR)
Beyoncé: Lemonade (Columbia)
George McCrae: Love (Popmi Music)
Corinne Bailey Rae: The Heart Speaks In Whispers (Virgin)
Slim: Re-Fueled (Shanachie)
Trammps: Trammps III (expanded ed.) (BBR)
Fifth Harmony: *7/27* (Syco Music/Epic)
Fly Moon Royalty: Delicious Trouble (Self issued)
Jermaine Jackson: Dynamite (expanded ed.) (Funky Town Grooves)
Tavares: Words & Music (expanded ed.) (Funky Town Grooves)
Audrey Wheeler: Let It Be Me (expanded ed.) (Funky Town Grooves)
T.K. Soul: Legacy (Music Access Inc.)
Maxine Brown: Funny Kind of Feeling: Complete 1960-1962 Recordings (Jasmine Music)
Rich Medina: Presents Jump ‘N’ Funk (BBE)
Bernie Worrell: Retrospectives (Purple Woo)
Real Thing: Live At The Liverpool Philharmonic 2013 (Angel Air)
Ro James: Eldorado (RCA)

Rap, Hip Hop
Kaytranada: 99.9% (XL)
Elzhi: Lead Poison (Slum Village)
Slum Village: Fan-Tas-Tic (Box set)(Get on Down)
M1 (Dead Prez) & Bonnot: Between Me And The World (Krian Music Group)
Yawl: A pile to keep, a pile to burn (Anette)
Bryan Ford & Killah Priest: Future of Hip Hop (Revolutionary Music)
Homeboy Sandman: Kindness for Weakness (Stones Throw)
Jay Dee/J Dilla: Jay Love Japan (Vintage Vibes)
Ohbliv: Bakers Dozen (Fat Beats)
The Legendary Traxster: Black Saints (digital) (Legendary Traxster Inc.)
Chance the Rapper: Coloring Book mixtape (download)
Oddisee: The Odd Tape (Mello Music Group)
David Banner: The God Box (A Banner Vision)
Cymarshall Law & Mr. Joeker: Hip Hop In The Soul III (Freedom Ent.)
Havoc & Alchemist: Silent Partner (Babygrande Records)
Afroman: Happy To Be Alive (X-Ray)
Masta Ace: Falling Season (Showdown / Hhv.De)
J-Zone: Fish-N-Grits (Old Maid Ent.)
Unity Lewis (ft. George Clinton): 7th Dynasty (Unity Lewis Arts and Entertainment)
Zo!: Skybreak (Foreign Exchange)
Zodiac Mprint: Ride the Stars EP (Majik Ninja)
DJ Quik and Problem: Rosecrans  (Diamond Lane Music)
Various: Boombox: Early Independent Hip-Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 1979-82 (Soul Jazz)
Skepta: Konnichiwa (Better Boy Know)
DâM-Funk: DJ Kicks (K7)
Jigmastas: Resurgence (BBE)
Legalizers (Paul Wall & Baby Bash): Legalize or Die (Paul Wall Music)

Reggae, Dancehall
Gregory Isaacs: Warning (Dubstore)
Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes: Junjo Presents: Heavyweight Dub Champion(Greensleeves)
Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes: Junjo Presents: Evil Curse of the Vampire (Greensleeves)
Ernest Ranglin: Boss Reggae (Dubstore)
Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes: Junjo Presents: Big Showdown (Greensleeves)
Alboroise: Freedom & Fyah (VP)
Tippa Lee: Cultural Ambassador (VP)
Ziggy Marley: Ziggy Marley (VP)
Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari: Man From Higher Heights (Soul Jazz)
The Sea: Red String Riddim EP (Tru Thoughts)
Raging Fyah: Everlasting (VP)
Wailers: Wailing Wailers (reissue) (Studio One)

Family Atlantica: Cosmic Unity (Soundway)
Elza Soares: woman at the end of the world (Mais Um Discos)
Debo Band: Ere Gobez (FPE)