October 2014 Releases of Note

Following are additional albums released during October 2014—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.

Blues, Folk, Country     

Clifton Chenier, Rod Bernard: Boogie in Black & White (reissue) (Jin)
Bessie Jones: Get in Union – Recordings by Alan Lomax, 1959-1966 (Tompkins Square)
Billy Boy Arnold: The Blues Soul of (Stony Plain)
Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls: Soul Brothers (Catfood)
Various: We’re Sisters Under the Skin: Female Blues & Boogie Woogie, 1944-49 (Document)
Whosoever South: Come On In (Pit Bull Productions)


Cooly G: Wait ‘Til Night  (Hyperdub)
Kele: Trick (Lilac)
Munk: Chanson 3000 (Gomma)
Seshen: Unravel EP (Tru Thoughts)

Funk, Rock    

Danielia Cotton: The Real Book (Cottontown)
Eric Gales: Good for Sumthin’ (Cleopatra)
Sammy Hagar with Vic Johnson: Lite Roast (Mailboat)
The Bots: Pink Palms (Fader)

Gospel, Gospel Rap, CCM

Antonio Neal: Welcome Home EP (digital) (Madison Line)
Apostle Rosilyn Copeland & One Voice: Living Daddy’s Dream (Lowrush Music)
Dorothy Norwood: An Incredible Journey (Echo Park JDI)
Jekalyn Carr: It’s Gonna Happen (Malaco)
Je’kob:  This Side of the Sky (Save the City)
L. Spenser Smith: Unstoppable (SmithWorx/eOne)
Slim & the Supreme Angels: It Ain’t What You Think (reissue) (New Direction)
Trip Lee: Rise (Reach)


Anthony Hamilton: Home for the Holidays (RCA)
Blind Boys of Alabama & Taj Mahal: Talkin’ Christmas! (Sony Masterworks)
Darius Rucker: Home for the Holidays (Capitol)
Earth, Wind & Fire: Holiday (Legacy)
Marie-Josee Lord: Amazing Grace (ATMA Classique)
Maysa: A Very Maysa Christmas (Shanachie)
Various: Gotta Have Gospel! Christmas O Holy Night (RCA Inspiration)
Various: It’s Christmas on Mack Avenue (Mack Ave.)


Ahmad Jamal: Complete Collection: 1951-1959 (box set)
Billy Strayhorn:  Out of the Shadows (box set) (Storyville )
Branford Marsalis: In My Solitude – Live in Concert at Grace Cathedral (Okeh)
Bud Powell: Live at the Blue Note Café, Paris 1961 (ESP)
Charles Lloyd: Manhattan Stories (Ingrooves)
Clarence Penn & Penn Station: Monk – The Lost Files (Origin)
David Virelles: Mboko (ECM)
Houston Person:  The Melody Lingers On (Highnote)
Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet: The 21st Century Trad Band (Basin Street)
Joey Sommerville: Overnight Sensation (Jay Vox)
Miles Davis Quintet: All of You: The Last Tour, 1960 (box set) (Acrobat)

R&B, Soul  

Charles Earland & Oddysey: The Great Pyramid (1st CD reissue) (Solaris)
Shaun Escoffery: In the Red Room (Dome)
Aretha Franklin: Sings the Great Diva Classics (RCA)
Barbara Lynn: Here Is Barbara Lynn (reissue) (Light in the Attic)
Blind Ricky Mccants: Let’s Get the Party Started (Aviara)
Boyz II Men: Collide (BMG)
D. Edwards: Love Is (10th & Clay)
Dave Hollister: Chicago Winds…The Saga Continues (eOne)
Dionne Warwick: Feels So Good (10 Spot)
Foster Sylvers:  Foster Sylvers (1st CD reissue) (Fever Dream)
Four Tops: On Top (CD deluxe vinyl replica) (LMLR)
Four Tops: Reach Out (CD vinyl replica) (LMLR)
Jagged Edge: Je Heartbreak Too  (So So Def/Hard Case)
James Brown: It’s a Man’s Man’s World (CD vinyl replica)  (LMLR)
Joe Tex: Snapshot (Hickory)
J-Wonn: I Got This Record (Music Access Inc.)
Keyshia Cole: Point of No Return (Interscope)
Lil’ Mo: The Scarlet Letter (Astra/Penalty Ent.)
Macy Gray: The Way (Kobalt/Happy Mel Boopy)
Moniquea: Yes No Maybe (Mofunk)
New Orleans Suspects: Ouroboros (Louisiana Red Hot)
Partynextdoor: Partynextdoor Two (WEA)
Shanaz Dorsett: Mother Tongue EP (digital)
Shuggie Otis: Live In Williamsburg (Cleopatra)
Sinkane: Mean Love (DFA)
Syleena Johnson: Chapter 6: Couples Therapy (Blakbyrd Ent.)
Tinashe: Aquarius (RCA)
Traci Braxton: Crash & Burn (eOne)
Various: The Original Sound of New Orleans Soul, 1960-76 (Soul Jazz)
Various: Ain’t It the Truth – The Ric & Ron Story, Vol. 2 (Ace)
Various: One-derful! (Secret Stash)

Rap, Hip Hop  

Army of the Pharaohs: Heavy Lies the Crown (Enemy Soil)
Big K.R.I.T.: 4eva N A Day (Green Streets Ent.)
Bishop Nehru & MF Doom: NehruvianDOOM (Lex)
Boaz: Intuition (Rostrum)
Cozz: Cozz & Effect (digital) (Interscope)
Diamond District: March on Washington (Mello Music Group)
DJ Quik: Midnight Life (Mad Science)
El-P and Killer Mike: Run the Jewels 2 (Mass Appeal)
Flying Lotus: You’re Dead (Warp)
Frayser Boy: Not No Moe (Phixious)
Logic: Under Pressure (Def Jam)
Meek Mill: Coast 2 Coast 206 (Oarfin)
Pastor Troy: Welcome to the Rap Game  (Madd Society)
Plies: Coast 2 Coast 251 (Oarfin)
Stalley: Ohio (Atlantic)
T.I.: Paperwork (Columbia)
The Game: Blood Moon – Year of the Wolf (eOne)

Reggae, Dancehall, Calypso      

Ali Campbell: Silhouette – The Legendary Voice of UB40 (Cooking Vinyl)
Dub Dynasty: Thundering Mantis
Etana: I Rise (VP)
Groundation: A Miracle (Groundation)
Radio Riddler: Purple Rain (MITA)

Spoken Word, Comedy

Prince: Sound and Vision (CD/DVD)
Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn (Other Music)

World, Latin     

Acholi: Machon Lapwong (IRL)
Batida: Dois (Soundway)
Claude Teta: Blue Tsapiky (Buda Musique)
Hailu Mergia & The Walias: Tche Belew  (Awesome Tapes from Africa)
Julian Bahula: The Spirit of Malombo (Strut)
Pierre Kwender: Le Dernier Empereur (Bantou)
Various: Spirit of Malombo (Strut)
Wasis Diop: Sequences (Imports)