October 2019 Black Music Releases of Note

Following are additional albums released during October 2019 across multiple genres—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves.

Blues, Folk, Country
Bukka White: Aberdeen, Mississippi Blues (Sunset Blvd)
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes: Cypress Grove (Easy Eye Sound)
Johnny Guitar Watson: Music Hall In Concert  DVD (Last Man)
Lucky Peterson: 50 – Just warming up! (Jazz Village)
Trigger Hippy: Full Circle and Then Some (Turkey Grass)

Classical, Soundtracks
David Shifrin, Dover & Harlem String Quartets: Clarinet Quintets for Our Time (Delos)

Comedy, Spoken Word
Rudy Ray Moore: 50 Years of Cussing Vol. 2 (Warrior Records)

Funk, Rock, Pop, House, Electronic
Afriqua (Adam Longman Parker): Colored (R&S)
Blacker Face: Distinctive Juju (Sooper)
Delores Galore: New Growth (dig)
Funkproof: The Revival (Tidal Waves Music/Fat Beats)
HR: Give Thanks (Hardline Ent.)
Imani Coppola: The Protagonist (Ipecac Recordings)
Son Little: Invisible EP (dig) (Anti)
The Pendletons: 2 Steps Away (Bastard Jazz)

Gospel, CCM
Anthony Brown & Group Therapy: 2econd Wind (Tyscot)
David John: John 3:16 (David John Ministries)
Eric Waddell: Presents Hour of Power Experience (New Day)
Kanye West: Jesus Is King (GOOD/Def Jam)
Various: Put The Whole Armour On: Female Black Gospel 1940s-50s (Gospel Friend)

Dionne Warwick: The Voices of Christmas (S-Curve)
Gerald Albright: Not So Silent Night (dig) (Bright Music)
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Big Band Holidays (Blue Engine)
Jonathan Butler: Christmas Together (Mack Ave.)
Keb’ Mo’: Moonlight, Mistletoe, And You (Concord)
Ne-Yo: Another Kind of Christmas (Motown)

Bonerama: Empty World: Tribute to Allen Toussaint (Basin Street)
Byron Asher: Skrontch Music (Sinking City)
Carmen Lundy: Modern Ancestors (Afrasia Prod.)
Carmen Souza: The Silver Messengers (Galileo Music)
Down to the Bone: Funkin Around: Collection of Remixes and Reworks (Dome UK)
FKA Jazz: Beautifully Awkward (NIA Music Dist)
Fred Hersch Trio: 10 Years / 6 Discs (Box set) (Palmetto)
Jackiem Joyner: Touch (CD Baby)
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Jazz for Kids (Blue Engine)
Jeff Denson: Between Two Worlds (Ridgeway)
John Beasley: Presents MONK’estra (Mack Ave)
Joshua Redman & Brooklyn Rider: Sun on Sand (Nonesuch)
London Afrobeat Collective: Humans (London Afrobeat)
Magic Malik: Jazz Association (Jazz & People)
Marquis Hill: Love Tape (Black Unlimited Music Group)
Nicholas Payton: Relaxin’ With Nick (Smoke Sessions)
Ray Blue: Work (Jazzheads)
Robert Glasper: Fuck Yo Feelings (vinyl) (Loma Vista/Concord)
Rodney Whitaker: All Too Soon: The Music of Duke Ellington (Origin)
Spyro Gyra: Vinyl Tap (Amherst)
Tenor Triage: S/T (Ropeadope)
The Bad Plus: Activate Infinity (Edition)
The Justus Brothers: S/T (Memphis International Records/Select-O-Hits)
Tomeka Reid Quartet: Old New (Cuneiform)
Various: This is … New Orleans Jazz (3 CD box set) (Not Now UK)
Wild Bill Davis & Johnny Hodges: Blue Pyramid (reissue) (Squatty Roo)

R&B, Soul
Asa: Lucid (Wagram Music / Chapter Two)
Blood Orange: Angel’s Pulse (Domino)
Booker T & the M.G.’s: The Complete Stax Singles Vol. 1 (1962-1967) (Real Gone)
Brik.Liam: What’s the Matter, Brik? (dig) (Morton)
Cook County: Released (Everland Ent.)
Cornell “CC” Carter: Absolutely (Izipho Soul)
Dante’: Mint (Chill Beat Ent.)
Fantasia: Sketchbook (BMG)
Fats Domino: I’ve Been Around: Imperial & ABC Paramount Recordings (Bear Family)
Gallant: Sweet Insomnia (Warner)
Hoard: Follow Me (Thru the Past) (Ropeadope)
James Brown: Live At Home With His Bad Self (new) (Republic/Ume)
Leon Ware: Rainbow Deux (vinyl) (Be With)
Marcus Scott: Back 2 Da Soul (eOne)
Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On Live (Expanded Ed.) (Motown)
Shenna: Blue Memories (dig)
Sonny Emory’s Cachet: Love Is The Greatest (Universal)
Tank: Elevation (Atlantic)
The Soul Rebels: Poetry in Motion (Artistry Music)
Various: Jazzy Ladies Of Society Hill Records, Volume 2 (Essential Media Group)

Rap, Hip Hop
1K Phew: What’s Understood 2 (dig) (Reach)
9lokknine: Mind of Destruction (dig) (Cash Money)
Aaron Rose: Rozart (dig) (Pro Era)
Big Shug: The Diamond Report (Brick)
Black Cesar: Knowledge the Pirate (Tuff Kong)
Black Milk: Dive (Mass Appeal)
Black Moon: Rise of Da Moon (dig) (Duck Down)
Casanova: Behind These Scars (dig) (Roc Nation)
clipping: There Existed an Addiction to Blood (Sub Pop)
Curren$y, Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy: Plan of Attack (dig) (Baby Grande)
Deno: Eye 2 Eye (Columbia)
DJ Chase: The Gospel Beats (dig) (Worldwide Soundz)
DJ Gramatik: RE:Coil, PT.II (dig) (Lowtemp)
Elaquent: After Midnight (Urbnet)
Guapdad 4000: Dior Deposits (TWNSHP)
Gucci Mane: Woptober II (Atlantic)
Homeboy Sandman: Dusty (Mello Music Group)
Jae Stephens: f**k it i’ll do it myself (dig)
Jay Loud: Nap Town (Empire)
JayDaYoungan: Misunderstood (dig) (Atlantic)
Jungle Brown: Full House (Mr. Bongo)
Kash Doll: Stacked (Republic)
Kembe X: I Was Depressed Until I Made This (dig) (Empire)
Lil’ Kim: 9 (eOne)
Lil Tjay: True 2 Myself (Columbia)
Lil Zay Osama: Hood Bible (dig) (Warner)
L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae: Complicate Your Life With Violence (Mello Music Group)
Lucki: Days B4 III (Empire)
Lyric Jones & Nameless: Ga$ Money (Tuff Kong)
Mad Professor: Massive Attack v Mad Professor Part II (vinyl) (Virgin)
Michael Christmas: Baggy Eyes 2 (dig)
Mooch & Raticus: New York State: The Renaissance (Tenement Music)
Notorious B.I.G.: Ready to Die: 25th Anniversary (7″ Box Set) (Get On Down)
Paul Gee: Beyondr (digital)
Trippie Redd: ! (TenThousand Projects)
Wale: Wow… That’s Crazy (Warner)
Y.K. Osiris: Golden Child (dig) (Def Jam)
Yalee: 1v1 You Vs The World (dig)
Youngboy Never Broke Again: Al Youngboy 2 (dig) (Interscope)

Reggae, International, Latin
Akon: El Negreeto (Akonik)
Alhaji Sidiku Buari: Disco Soccer (BBE)
Bro David: Modern Music From Belize (Cultures of Soul)
Bukky Leo & Black Egypt: Tribute to Fela Kuti -Live At Jazz Café Vol. 2 (Drift)
Busy Signal: Parts of the Puzzle (VP)
Cheikh Tidiane Seck: Timbuktu – The Music of Randy Weston (Komos/Light in the Attic)
Eric Kol: Today (BBE)
Jidenna: 85 to Africa (vinyl) (Epic)
Lee Scratch Perry: Life of the Plants (Stones Throw)
Lumingu Puati: Mosese (BBE Africa)
Mamman Sani: La Musique Electronique Du Niger (Sahel Sounds)
Melt Yourself Down: 100% Yes (Decca)
Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band: Obiaa! (Strut)
Prince Fatty: In the Viper’s Shadow (Evergreen)
Samthing Soweto: Isphithiphithi (Platoon)
Various: Body Beat: Soca​-​Dub and Electronic Calypso (1979​-​98) (Soundway)
Various: Congo Revolution 1955-62 (Soul Jazz)
Various: Down In Jamaica – 40 Years of VP Records (box set) (VP)
Various: Pour Me A Grog: The Funana Revolt in 1990s Cabo Verde (Ostinato)