November 2020 Black Music Releases of Note

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

Blues, Folk, Country
Dave Keller: You Get What You Give (Tastee Tone)
Harmonica Shah & Howard Glazer: Ain’t Gonna Worry About Tomorrow (Electro-Fi)
John Lee Hooker: Live at Montreux 1983 & 1990 (LP, video) (Eagle Rock Ent.)

Lawrence Brownlee & Michael Spyres: Amici E Rivali (Erato)

Funk, Rock, Pop, House, Electronic
Anane: Chapters Of Becoming… (Part Two) (VINYL)         
Con Funk Shun: Confunkshunizeya – The Mercury Anthology (Robinsongs/Cherry Red)
Dame Shirley Bassey: I Owe It All To You (Decca)
Honey Made: Brand New        
MF Robots: Mother Funkin’ Robots (BBE)
Mike Dunn: Defected Presents House Masters (Defected)
Moogstar: Higher On The Dance Floor (Essential Media Group)
The OBGMs: The Ends (Black Box)

Gospel, Spirituals, CCM
Apostle James Pinckney & Voices of Fai: The Sound of Holiness (Ophir Gospel)
Jekalyn Carr: Changing Your Story (New Day Ent.)
Kenny Lewis & One Voice: Undefeated (Puresound Muzik Grp)
Various: The Gospel Truth: The Complete Singles Collection BOX (Stax/Craft)

Black Violin: Give Thanks (Di Versatile Music Group)
Charles Brown: Cool Christmas Blues (reissue) (Craft)
Cory Henry: Christmas With You (Culture Collective)
Dean Fraser: Nyahbinghi Christmas (VP)
Emma Stackhaus: Have Yourself A Magically Delicious Christmas (Essential Media Group)
Lauren Henderson: Classic Christmas EP (Brontosaurus)
Love Renaissance: Home For The Holidays (Interscope)
Pentatonix: We Need a Little Christmas (RCA)
Robert E. Person: Christmas Joy EP (dig) (REP Music)
The Society Hill Orchestra: The Holiday Suite (Essential Media Group)
Various: Verve Wishes You A Swinging Christmas [4 LP Box Set] (Verve)
Various: If The Fates Allow: A Hadestown Holiday Album (Broadway)

Aaron Burnett & The Big Machine: Jupiter Conjunct              
Angel Bat Dawid & Tha Brothahood: Live (dig – physical 2/14/21) (International Anthem/K7!)
Bill Evans: Live at Ronnie Scott’s (Resonance)
Charlie Parker: The Savoy 10-Inch LP Collection (Centennial Ed.) (Craft)
Damani Rhodes: R.E.A.C.H. (Self-release)
Eric Reed: For Such a Time as This (Smoke Sessions)
George Coleman Quintet: In Baltimore (Reel to Real)
Jason Moran: Thanksgiving at The Vanguard (2 LP limited ed.) (Yes)
Justin Lee Schultz: Gruv Kid (Shanachie)
Lackerschmid/Baker: Quintet Sessions 1979 (Dot Time)
Laraaji: Through Luminous Eyes (Bandcamp)
Papo Vázquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours: Chapter 10: Breaking Cover (Picaro)
Sarah Elizabeth Charles & Jarrett Cherner: Tone (BaldHill Music)
Sun Ra Arkestra: Swirling (Strut)
The Smoogies: Planet Smoogies (Bandcamp)
Yellowjackets: Vintage XL (Mack Ave)
Jahari Massamba Unit (Karriem Riggins  & Madlib): Pardon My French (Madlib Invazion)
Ragan Whiteside: Five Up Top (Randis Music)
Roderick Harper: Evolving (R.H.M. Ent.)

R&B, Soul
Aaron Neville: The Minit & Sansu Sessions 1960-1977 (Charly)
Evelyn “Champagne” King: RCA Albums: 1977-1985 (8 CD Box) (Soul/Cherry Red)
Hezekiah: The Universe Does not Reward Fear (Book + CD) (Bandcamp)
Raheem DeVaughn: What A Time To Be In Love (SoNo Recording Group)
Ryan Shaw: Imagining Marvin (Broadway)
Sevyn Streeter: Drunken Wordz x Sober Thoughtz (eOne)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Rendition Was In (vinyl) (Daptone)
Staple Singers: Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection [7 CD Box Set] (Craft)
Tank and the Bangas: Friend Goals (Verve Forecast)
The Jones Girls: We’re a Melody: The Essential Jones Girls (Real Gone)
The Rivieras: The Coed Singles (Omnivore)
Tides: Native Dancer (Psychological Banana)
Various: The Craig Charles Trunk of Funk Vol. 1 (Soul Bank Music)
Vivian Green: Love Absolute (SoNo Recording Group)
Xavier Omär: If You Feel (RCA)

Rap, Hip Hop
2 Chainz: So Help Me God (dig) (Atlantic)
Azizi Gibson: Stay the Phuck Out My Bubble (dig) (Prehistoric)
Bari: F*@k It… Burn It All Down (dig) (Cinq Music)
Blac Youngsta: F*ck Everybody 3 (dig) (Epic)
Blakkamoore: Upward Spiral (Deluxe Ed.) (Lustre Kings)
Bluz and Anrō: Duologue Part 1: Conversations In a Vibe Room (dig) (Bandcamp)
Bree Runway: 2000AND4EVA (dig)       
Busta Rhymes: ELE2 (Deluxe Ed.) (Empire)
Curren$y and Harry Fraud: Bonus Footage (dig) (Jet Life)
DaBaby: Long Live G (dig) (Interscope)
DaniLeigh: Movie (dig) (Def Jam)
Doe Boy and Southside: Demons R Us (808 Mafia/Epic)
French Montana: CB5 (dig) (Empire)
Future & Lil Uzi Vert: Pluto x Baby Pluto (dig) (Atlantic/Epic)
Goodie Mob: Soul Food (25th Anniv. Ed.) (Sony)
Goodie Mob: Survival Kit (Sony)
Guap Tarantino: Bandemic (Epic)
Homeboy Sandman: Don’t Feed the Monster (Mello Music Group)
Jackboy: Living In History (Deluxe Ed.) (Empire)
Juicy J: The Hustle Continues (eOne)
K Camp: Kiss 5 (Deluxe Ed.) (Interscope)
Kodak Black: Bill Israel (Atlantic)
Lecrae: Restoration: The Deluxe Album (Reach)
Lil Eazzyy: Underrated (dig) (Atlantic)
Lil Tracy: Designer Talk 2 (dig) (Toreshi LLC)
Lil Yachty: Lil Boat 3.5 (Motown)
Lul Soldier: Soldier Mentality 2 (dig) (Cinematic Music Group)
Masego: Studying Abroad EP (EQT/Capitol)
Meek Mill: Quarantine Pack (dig) (Maybach/Atlantic)
Megan Thee Stallion: Good News (dig) (300 Ent)
Nas: King’s Disease (CD version) (Mass Appeal)
Nav: Emergency Tsunami (Republic)
Neak: INNENSTADT (dig) (Bandcamp)
Nico.wav: I’ll Explain Later (dig)     
NLE Choppa: From Dark to Light (Warner)
Phora: With Love 2 (dig)             
Quakers (Supa K, 7STU7, Fuzzface): II: THE NEXT WAVE (Stones Throw)
Rasheed Chappell & Buckwild: Sinners and Saints (Get On Down)
Rexx Life Raj: California Poppy 2 (Empire)
Rich The Kid and YoungBoy Never Broke Again: Nobody Safe (dig) (Empire)
Rucci: Midget Deluxe (dig) (Empire)
Saint Jhn: While the World Was Burning (dig) (Hitco)
Salaam Remi: Black on Purpose (Louder Than Life)
Seddy Hendrinx: Say Less EP (dig) (Atlantic)
Shoreline Mafia: Mafia Bidness (Deluxe Ed.) (Atlantic)
Sosamann: Born to Drip (Create Music Group)
Stunna 4 Vegas: Welcome to 4 Vegas (dig) (Interscope)
T.I.: L.I.B.R.A. (CD) (Grand Hustle)
YoungBoy Never Broke Again: Until I Return (dig) (Atlantic)
YSN Flow: Long Story Short (dig) (Empire)

Reggae, Latin, International
Darkovibes: The Cornerstone EP (dig)             
Pape Djiby Ba & Swiss African Orchestra: Jokko (Unit)
Rocky Dawuni: Voice of Bunbon, Vol. 1 (Acquarian)
Thaba (Khusi Seremane/Gabriel Cyr): Eyes Rest Their Feet (Soundway)
Toots & The Maytals: Pressure Drop – The Golden Tracks (Purple Pyramid)
Various: Can’t Stop The Dread (Doctor Bird/Cherry Red)
Various: Ska From Jamaica: Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks (Cherry Red)
Victor Chukwu & The Black Irokos: Akalaka and The Power (BBE)

RZA: Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai OST (Get On Down)
Various: BILLIE: The Original Soundtrack (Verve)
Various: Against All Odds OST (Motown UK)
Various: Baller Blockin’ OST (20th Anniv. Ed) (Cash Money/Ume)