November 2018 Black Music Releases of Note

Following are additional albums released during November 2018—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.

Blues, Folk, Country
Barbara Hendricks & Her Blue Band: Road to Freedom (Outhere)
Boney Fields:  Bump City (Blues Project)
Dexter Allen: Live from Ground Zero Blues Club (Pass the Pick)
Kane Brown: Experiment (RCA)
Little Milton: Long Distance Operator 1953-1962 – Sun Meteor Bobbin & Checker Sides (Soul Jam)
Various: Confessin’ The Blues (BMG)
Various: Fiddle Noir: African American Fiddlers on Early Phonograph Records, 1925-1949 (Old Hat)

Funk, Rock, Pop, Electronic
Ben LaMar Gay: Grapes (International Anthem)
Jean Beauvoir: Rock Masterpieces Vol. 2 (AOR)
Mr. T:  Black Drop (Cold Busted)
Robert Hood: Dj-Kicks (K7!)
The Dream Logic: Liquid Sunshine (Chaos Music)
Whose Hat Is This?: Everything’s OK (Ropeadope)

Gospel, CCM, Christian Rap
Da’ T.R.U.T.H.: Vet
H.B. Charles Jr.: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Shiloh Worship)
Tamela & David Mann: Us Against the World (TillyMann)

Abstract Orchestra: Madvillain Vol.1 (ATA)
Blair Bryant: Cerulean Blue (Innervision)
Camilla George: People Could Fly (Ubuntu)
Carmen McRae: Diva of Jazz: NY State of Mind (Classic World)
Chicago Edge Ensemble: Insidious Anthem (Trost)
Chucho Valdés: Jazz Batá 2 (Mack Ave.)
Frank Kimbrough Quartet: Monk’s Dreams: The Complete Compositions (Sunnyside)
Gregory Porter: One Night Only Live at Royal Albert Hall (Blue Note)
Harold Mabern: Iron Man Live at Smoke (Smoke Sessions)
Harriet Tubman: Terror End of Beauty (Sunnyside)
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life: People of the Sun (Blue Note)
Marquis Hill: Modern Flows Vol. II (Black Unlimited Music Group)
Rohan Reid: Watch Me Now (Goin’ Native)
Stella Jones: Songs for My Mother Christine (Stelluna)
Various: Soul of a Nation: Jazz Is the Teacher, Funk Is the Preacher (Soul Jazz)
Various: Live at Little Gem Saloon (Basin Street)

R&B, Soul
John Yancey: Illa J (Jakarta)
Adeline: S/T
Big Jay McNeely: I’m Still Here (Cleopatra)
Durand Jones & The Indications: Live Vol. 1 (Dead Oceans/Colemine)
Jaylien: Summer’s Over 2 (Empire)
Judith Hill: Golden Child
Kheyra: Essentials of Kheyra Ann
Mariah Carey: Caution (Epic)
Spontaneous Overthrow: All About the Money (Numero)
Tucka: Working with the Feeling (Hit Nation)
Victor Oladipo: V.O. (Feathery Music Group)
Will Downing: The Promise (Shanachie)

Rap, Hip Hop
88GLAM: 88GLAM2 (XO/Republic)
9th Wonder Presents: Jamla Is The Squad II (Jamla)
Anderson.Paak: Oxnard (Aftermath/12 Tone Music)
Apollo Brown & Ghostface Killah: Ghost Files (X-Ray)
Birdman & Jacquees: Lost At Sea 2 (Cash Money)
Black Eyed Peas: Masters of the Sun (Interscope)
Chali 2na: Instrumentality EP (Westwood)
Crist’ian E: Uncaged (On The Move)
Earl Sweatshirt: Some Rap Songs (Columbia)
Evander Griiim: Raices 2 (Brand Media Music Group)
J. Stalin & DJ.Fresh: Miracle & Nightmare On 10th Street, Pt. 2
Jaden Smith: Sunset Tapes: A Cool Tape Story (Roc Nation)
Lil Baby: Street Gossip (Motown/Capitol)
Lil Durk: Signed to the Streets 3 (Interscope)
Major Lazer: Essentials (Mad Decent)
Malik Yusef: Matte Blaque Experience (G.O.O.D Music)
Prezi: Still in the Hood (Empire)
Roc C: Ode to Broadway Joe (KashRoc Ent)
Smino: Noir (Zero Fatigue/Interscope)
Tee Grizzley: Still My Moment (300 Ent.)
Teyana Taylor: K.T.S.E. (Def Jam)
Tory Lanez: LoVE me Now (Interscope)
Warhol.SS: Chest Pains (Empire)

Parly B: Lyrics Spree (Scotch Bonnet)
Various: Step Forward Youth (VP)

Asnakech Worku: Asnakech (Awesome Tapes from Africa)
Blinky Bill: Everyone’s Just Winging It and Other Fly Tales (Lusafrica)
Julio Montoro y Alma Latina: Black Roots (Tumi)
Moonlight Benjamin: Siltane (Ma Case)
The Scorpions & Saif Abu Bakr: Jazz, Jazz, Jazz (Habibi Funk)
Vaudou Game: Otodi (Hot Casa)