May 2020 Black Music Releases of Note

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

Blues, Folk, Country 
Errol Linton: No Entry (dig) (Brassdog) 
Fenton Robinson: Out of Chicago: Live & Studio Sessions (JSP)
Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys: La Danse à St. Ann’s (Nouveau Electric) 

Karim Kamar: Smll Mvmnts (Osterio) 
Roderick Williams: Scubert Schwanengesang & Beethoven An die ferne Geliebte (Chandos) 
William Chapman Nyaho: Kete Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora (MSR Classics) 

Funk, Rock, Pop, House, Electronic 
Chuck Berry: Original King of Rock ‘N’ Roll (DVD) (MVD) 
Ghostpoet: I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep (Play It Again Sam) 
Haggis Horns: Stand Up For Love (Haggis) 
Moses Sumney: Grae (Jagjaguwar) 
Mourning [A] BLKstar: The Cycle (Don Giovanni) 
Nat King Cole: Straighten Up and Fly Right: Best of Hittin’ the Ramp, the Early Years (Dig) (Resonance) 
Prince: Rainbow Children (reissue) (SMG) 
Prince: Up All Nite With Prince: One Nite Alone Collection (SMG) 

Gospel, Spirituals, CCM 
Earnest Pugh:The Outpour Experience (dig) (Worldwide Music) 
Rev. Luther Barnes: Look to the Hills (Shanachie) 
Ricky Dillard: Choirmaster (Motown Gospel) 

Jazz, Fusion 
Ambiance: Into a New Journey (reissue) (BBE) 
Charnett Moffett & Jana Herzen: Round the World (Motéma Music) 
Christian Sands: Be Water (Mack Avenue) 
David L. Harris: More Than Love, to Be a Man (dig) (Dlee Prod.) 
Gabriel Chakarji: New Beginning (Chaksmusic) 
Gary Bartz & Maisha: Night Dreamer Direct-To-Disc Sessions  
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis:Christopher Crenshaw’s The Fifties: A Prism (Blue Engine) 
Joshua Crumbly: Rise (Open Book) 
Kaidi Tatham: In Search of Hope (reissue) 
Karuna Trio: Imaginary Archipelago (Meta) 
Kim Waters: Shakedown (Shanachie) 
Lightning Orchestra: Source and Deliver (Blue Corn Music) 
Mathis Sound Orchestra: World Unity (dig) (Outside In Music) 
Matthew Shipp: The Piano Equation (Tao Forms) 
Orrin Evans & The Captain Black Big Band: Intangible Between (Smoke Sessions) 
Steve Swell’s Kende Dreams: Hommage à Bartok (Silkheart) 
Pasquale Grasso: Solo Bud Powell (Okeh/Sony Masterworks) 
Reggie Parker: Black N Beautiful (dig) 

R&B, Soul 
Blakk Soul: Take Your Time (Mello Music Group) 
Chadd Black: Black Hearts Don’t Break (dig) (The 713 Agency) 
Don Bryant: You Make me Feel (Fat Possum) 
Emontre: The Journey (dig) 
Jacob Latimore: C3 (dig) 
Jonah Mutono: GERG (EQT) 
Lamont Butler: It’s Time for a Change (reissue) (Acid Jazz) 
Loren Oden: Adrian Younge Presents (Linear Labs) 
Patrice Rushen: Posh (remastered) (Strut) 
Professor Longhair: Bach of Rock (Sunset Blvd.) 
SNNY: Otito EP 

Rap, Hip Hop 
Ace Hood: Self Preservation EP (dig) (Hood Nation/Empire) 
Bishop Nehru: Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts (dig) (Nehruvia) 
Chris Brown & Young Thug: Slime & B (300 Ent.) 
Damu the Fudgemunk, Archie Shepp & Raw Poetic: Ocean Bridges (dig) (Redefinition) 
Deante Hitchcock: Better (dig) (RCA) 
Dee-1:Timeless (dig) (Mission Vision Music) 
Drake: Dark Lane Demo Tapes (dig) (OVO/Republic) 
E-40: Curb Commentator Channel 1 (dig) (Heavy on the Grind Ent.) 
Future: High Off Life (dig) (Epic) 
Futuristic: Still on the Rise (dig) (Dropout) 
Gunna: Wunna (dig) (300 Ent.) 
Hit-Boy: Chauncey Hollis Project (dig) (HS87) 
HoodRich Pablo Juan: Hood Champ (dig) (Empire) 
Jamo Gang: Walking With Lions (Fat Beats) 
Jgreen: 510 (dig) (Empire) 
Key Glock: Son of a Gun (dig) (Paper Route Empire) 
Kiddo Marv: Unappreciated Blessing (dig) 
Kota the Friend: Everything (dig) (Fltbys LLC) 
KSI: Dissimulation (dig) (BMG) 
Leven Kali: Hightide (Interscope) 
Lil Durk: Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 (dig) (Alamo) 
Lil Flip & Tum-Tum: Made in Texas (dig) 
Lil Tjay: State of Emergency (Columbia) 
Lil Yahty: Lil Boat 3 (Motown) 
Medhane: Cold Water (dig) (TBHG) 
Moneybagg Yo: Time Served (dig) (Interscope) 
Mozzy: Beyond Bulletproof (dig) (Mozzy) 
Nav: Good Intentions (dig) (Republic) 
Polo G: The Goat (dig) (Columbia) 
Problem: Coffee & Kush Vol. 1 (dig) 
Rockie Fresh: Destination (deluxe ed.) (Rostrum) 
RonSoCold: S/T (dig) 
Runway Richy: Perc 30 (dig) (Flygoon Business) 
Sheff G: One and Only (dig) (Empire) 
Skooly: Nobody Likes Me (dig) (Atlantic) 
Smoove’L: Boy From Brooklyn (dig) (Interscope) 
Styles P: Styles David Ghost Your Enthusiasm (dig) (Empire) 
Taylor J: Game Time (dig) (Scenious Ent.) 
Tha Chill: Fohead (dig) 
TJ Porter: We Gon Ball (dig) 
Treva Holmes: Big Trev (dig) 
Various: Cold Day In Hell (dig) (1017 Eskimo) 
Young Buck: Outbreak (dig) (Cashville) 
Young M.A: Red Flu (dig) 

Reggae, International, Latin 
Africa Airways Six: Mile High African Funk 1974-1981 (Africa Seven) 
Bamba Wassoulou Groove: Dankele (Lusafrica) 
Chouk Bwa & The Ångströmers: Vodou Alé (Bongo Joe) 
Eric (Showboy) Akaeze & His Royal Ericos: Ikoto Rock (Everland) 
Fadhilee Itulya: Kwetu (Naxos)  
Ghetto Youths International: Real Champion Riddim (dig) 
Jahmiel Reveal: Revamp EP (dig) 
Jake Sollo: Boogie Legs (reissue) (Tidal Waves Music) 
Kearney, Davis, Atambire, Sukura: Still Flying (Verve Forecast) 
Nkem Njoku & Ozzobia Brothers: Ozobia Special (reissue) (BBE) 
Sibusile Xaba: Ngiwu Shwabada (Komos) 
Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Vladislav Delay: 500-Push-Up (Sub Rosa) 
The Archives:Carry Me Home: Reggae Tribute Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson (Montserrat House) 
WurlD: AfroSoul EP 

Kamasi Washington:Becoming (Young Turks) 
Robert Glasper: The Photograph (Backlot Music)