November 2013 Releases of Note

Following are additional albums released on physical media during November 2013 that are on our hot list — some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.


Alabama State Troupers: Road Show (Reissue) (Real Gone)
Eric Bibb: Jericho Road (Stony Plain Music/E1)
Holmes Brothers: Brotherhood (Alligator)
Magic Sam: Live At The Avant Garde, June 22, 1968 (Delmark)
Ms. Jody: It’s All About Me (Ecko Records)


Bishop Lawrence Hancock: Trust in Him (Independent)
Damien Sneed and the Levites: Broken to Minister EP (LeChateau Earl Records)
Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC’s: Soulful Healing (MCG)
Micah Stampley: Love Never Fails (Motown Gospel)
Ruth La’Ontra: So Good (Tyscot)
Temple of Deliverance Women’s Choir: In the Sanctuary (Habakkuk)
William McDowell: Withholding Nothing (E1)
Eric Reed: Reflections Of A Grateful Heart (WJ3 Records)
Veronica Petrucci: Made It Out Alive (Latin Soul Ent.)


Abdullah Ibrahim (a.k.a. Dollar Brand): African Space Program (reissue) (Enja)
Bobby Watson & I Have a Dream Project: Check Cashing Day (Lafiya Music)
Fay Victor Ensemble: Absinthe & Vermouth (Greene Avenue Music)
Randy Weston & Billy Harper: The Roots of the Blues (Sunnyside Communications)
Thelonious Monk: Paris 1969 (Blue Note)
Clarence Johnson III: Watch Him Work (Like Father Like Son Music)
Michael Walker: A Smoother You (Spectra Jazz)


Clarence Carter: The Fame Singles Vol. 2 (Kent)
Donny Hathaway: Never My Love: The Anthology (Rhino)
Lisa Fischer: So Intense (Real Gone)
Robbie Hill’s Family Affair: Gotta Get Back, Unreleased L.A. Sessions (Light in the Attic)
Charlie Singleton: Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained (reissue) (Funky Town Grooves)
Maurice Starr : Spacey Lady (Reissue) (Funky Town Grooves)
New Orleans Funk 3 (Soul-Jazz)
Tower of Power: Hipper Than Hip Live on the Air & in the Studio 1974 (Real Gone)
Bozoo Chavis & His Magic Sounds: Festival Stage 1989 (Valcour Records)

Rap/Hip hip/Electronica

Bun B  Trill Og: the Epilogue (Rap-a-Lot)
Color Me Black: Color Me Black (War Chant)
Denmark Vessey & Scud One: Cult Classic (Dirty Science)
Dice Raw (Roots): Jimmy’s Back (Raw Life Records)
Dudley Perkins: Dr. Stokley (Mello Music Group)
Eminiem: The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Endemic: Terminal Illness Part 2 (No Cure Records)
Freeway & the Jacka: Highway Robbery (Team Early Ent/The Artist Records)
J Diggs: Soul of a Gangster (Thizz Nation)
Jarren Benton: My Grandma’s Basement (Empire Distribution)
Kasim Keto: Long Car Rides (Babygrande)
Kool G Rap & Necro: Once Upon A Crime (RBC)
Latyrx: The Second Album (Latyramid)
Lone Ninja: Trapdoors And Secret Passageways (Holographic Pagoda)
Louis Logic: Look on the Blight Side (Fake Four)
Marco Polo: PA2: The Director’s Cut (Soulspazm)
Messy Marv: Wake’n Dey Cook Game Up (Siccness)
Pitbull  Global Warming: Meltdown   (RCA)
Statik Selektah & Ransom: Ransom (Brick Records)
Trademark Da Skydiver: Flamingo Barnes 2: Mingo Royale (iHipHop)
Trae: Deep in the Heart of Texas 5 (Oarfin)
Webbie: Savage Life Forever (Trill Entertainment)
Ya Boy Rich Rocka: Rich Rocka (Empire Distribution)
Yo Gatti: I Am (Epic)


Eek-A-Mouse: Reggae Anthology (3-CD set) (V.P. Records)
Linval Thompson: Jah Jah Is the Conquerer (Kingston Sounds)


Blood Orange: Cupid Deluxe (Domino)
Death Grips: No Love Deep Web (Harvest / Universal Music)
Jimi Hendrix Experience: Miami Pop Festival (Legacy)
The Gories: Shaw Tapes: Live in Detroit 88 (Third Man)
My Midnight Heart: Chest of Hearts EP (MNRCH)

Spoken Word/Comedy

Bill Cosby: Far From Finished (Comedy Central)


Lobi Traore: Bamako Nights: Live at Bar Bozo 1995 (Glitterbeat)
Mar Seck: Vagabonde: From Super Cap-Vert to Number One (Teranga Beat)
Penny Penny: Shaka Bundu (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Over There! Sounds and Images Of Black Europe (Bear Family)
Asheru: Sleepless in Soweto (Guerilla Arts)
Bahru Kegne: The Legendary Bahru Kegne (1929-2000) (Terp)
Leni Stern: Jelell  (Leni Stern Recordings)
Mario “Mayito” Rivera: Alma De Sonero (Connector)
Roberto Santamaria & His Latin Jazz Stars: Fiesta Al Jazz (Connector)
Soneros De Verdad & Mayito Rivera: Un, Dos, Tres Soneros (Connector)
Kheswa & Her Martians: Meadowlands, Stolen Jazz (Xippi)