The June/July issue of Black Grooves has now been posted at www.blackgrooves.org<http://www.blackgrooves.org>
This month we're featuring historical compilations that profile seminal figures in rock 'n' roll, including Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers and Shirley & Lee, as well as Death, a Detroit-based band active in the early 1970s that has been hailed as the "missing link" of punk. Notable gospel music releases from the first quarter of 2009 are summarized in a series of three posts. New DVD releases include the documentaries From Mambo to Hip Hop and One Love: Word Sounds & Powah, about Rastafari and Nyabinghi culture. Also featured in this issue are new releases from Zap Mama, Tower of Power, and Jade Simmons, who performs contemporary piano music including Daniel Bernard Roumain's Hip-Hop Studies & Etudes.
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