September 2019 Black Music Releases of Note

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

Blues, Folk, Country
Altered Five Blues Band: Ten Thousand Watts (Blind Pig)
Elmore James: Sky Is Crying Ultimate Collection (3 CDs) (Sunset Blvd.)
Just Around the Bend: Survival and Revival in Southern Banjo Styles –
Mike Seeger’s Last  Documentary (Smithsonian Folkways)
Vince Agwada: Light of Day (Rocketnoodle)

Branford Marsalis: Gabriel Prokofiev Saxophone Concerto (Signum UK)
Black Voices Rise: African American Artists at the Met, 1955-1985 (Metropolitan Opera)

Documentaries (DVD/Blu-Ray)
Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me (MVD Visual)
Clarence Clemons : Who Do I Think I Am? (MVD Visual)

Funk, Rock, Pop, House, Electronic
Brittany Howard: Jaime (ATO)
Esa Presents Amandla: Music To The People (Soundway)
Fitz and The Tantrums: All The Feels (New Elektra)
Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper: Director’s Cut Collection, Vol. 2 (Def Mix/So Sure)
Hornē Electric Band: S/T (Ropeadope)
Kaleta & Super Yamba Band: Mèdaho (vinyl) (Ubiquity)
KXM: Circle of Dolls (Rat Pak)
Prince: VERSACE Experience (SMG/Legacy)
Sequoyah Murray: Before You Begin (Thrill Jockey)
Theo Parrish: First Floor (reissue) (Peacefrog)

Gospel, CCM
Byron Cage: Isolation (Atlanta International)
Elizabeth King & The Gospel Souls: D-Vine Spirituals Recordings (Bible and Tire)
Emeli Sandé: Real Life (Capitol)
Melvin Crispell, III: Prologue III EP (RCA Inspiration)
Renee Spearman: I Love Him (JDI)
Sensational Barnes Brothers: Nobody’s Fault But My Own (Bible and Tire)
William McDowell: The Cry: A Live Worship Experience (Integrity Music)

Brent Jones: The Soul of Christmas (JDI)

Ahmad Jamal: Ballades (Jazz Village)
Brand New Heavies: TBNH (Acid Jazz)
Brian Lynch: The Omni-American Book Club: My Journey Through Literature in Music (Hollistic MusicWorks)
Erroll Garner: Closeup in Swing (Octave Remastered Series) (Mack Ave/Octave)
Erroll Garner: Dreamstreet (Octave Remastered Series) (Mack Ave/Octave)
Erroll Garner: New King of Love (Octave Remastered Series) (Mack Ave/Octave)
Erroll Garner: One World Concert (Octave Remastered Series) (Mack Ave/Octave)
George Coleman: The Quartet (Smoke Sessions)
Geri Allen: Grand River Crossings: Motown & Motor City Inspirations (Motéma)
Jacky Terrasson: 53 (Blue Note)
Lawrence Clark: Inner Visions (Jazz Tribes)
Lloyd McNeill: Elegia (Soul Jazz)
Louis Armstrong: Armstrong in Germany (Dot Time)
Miles Davis: Rubberband (The Lost Album) (Rhino)
Orice Jenkins: Centennial Cole (Nat King Cole) (Truth Revolution Recording Collective)
Souljazz Orchestra: Chaos Theory (Strut)

R&B, Soul
Ego Ella May: So Far (Tru Thoughts)
Johnny Gill: Game Changer II (Kavalry)
Mahalia: Love and Compromise (Atlantic)
Mel Production Band: Trying to Get Out of Here (reissue) (Everland)
Nooky Jones: Like Candy (dig)
Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact: Running Out of Time (The Redwoods Music)
Roland Guerin: Grass Roots (Louisiana Red Hot)
Swamp Dogg: Refried: Remixes for the 21st Century (Essential Media Group)
Vagabon: All The Women In Me (Nonesuch)

Rap, Hip Hop
Charlie Heat: Fireworks (dig)
Childish Major: Dirt Road Diamond (dig) (Empire)
Chukwu: Process (Veriditas)
Conway The Machine: Look What I Became (Griselda)
Earthgang: Mirrorland (dig) (Interscope)
Euro: Don’t Expect Nothing (Secret Weapon/Empire)
Ghostface Killahs: Ghostface (dig) (Now Generation Music)
GNAR: Fire Hazard (TenThousand Projects)
IDK: Is He Real? (dig) (Warner)
Jackboy: Lost in My Head (Sniper Gang/Empire)
Joey Cool: Old Habits Die Hard (Strange Music)
JPEGMAFIA: All My Heroes Are Cornballs (dig) (EQT)
Jungle Brown: Full House (Mr. Bongo)
Kemba: Gilda (Republic)
Kool Keith: Computer Technology (vinyl) (Junkadelic)
Lil Tracy: Anarchy (Toreshi)
Lil West: Vex Part 2 (Republic)
Molly Brazy: Built To Last (dig) (Empire)
Murs & 9th Wonder: The Iliad is Dead and the Odyssey is Over (Jamla/Empire)
Nef The Pharaoh: Mushrooms & Coloring Books (dig) (Empire)
Quality Control: Control the Streets Vol. 2 (Quality Control Music)
Rodney P: The Next Chapter (Tru Thoughts)
Skyzoo & Pete Rock: Retropolitan (Mello Music Group)
Supa Bwe: Jaguar (Freddy Got Magic/Empire)
Terror Danjah: Invasion (Tru Thoughts)
Von Pea: City For Sale (dig) (HiPNOTT)
Young M.A: Herstory in the Making (dig) (M.A Music/3D)

Reggae, International
Alefa Madagascar: Salegy, Soukous & Soul from the Red Island 1974-1984 (Strut)
Alex Cuba: Sublime (Caracol)
Ashley Henry: Beautiful Vinyl Hunter (Sony UK)
Ebo Taylor Jr.: Gotta Take It Cool (reissue) (Mr. Bongo)
Ebo Taylor: Palaver (BBE)
Eliasse: Amani Way (Soulbeats)
Jwhite: Driven (TCB)
Mah Damba: Hakili Kele (Buda Musique)
Nahawa Doumbia: La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol. 1 (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Sampa The Great: The Return (Ninja Tune)
Tinariwen: Amadjar (Anti/Epitaph)

Hitsville: The Making of Motown (Motown)
John Coltrane: Blue World (Verve)
Michael R. Jackson: A Strange Loop: Original Cast Recording (Yellow Sound)