The March issue of Black Grooves has now been posted at www.blackgrooves.org<http://www.blackgrooves.org>.
This month's lead article highlights the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a group that continues the black string band tradition on their new release Genuine Negro Jig. Other new releases featured in this issue include BlakRoc, the collaboration between the Black Keys and an all-star cast of hip hop artists; Burkina Electric's Paspanga, a blend of traditional West African music, African highlife, and western electronica; Galactica's Ya-Ka-May, a heavy dose of New Orleans funk and "sissy-bounce" hip hop; and The Polka Dotted Stripe, from the up and coming Atlanta band Jaspects. Also covered are a number of reissues, including the forthcoming expanded edition of This is Big Audio Dynamite from Legacy; the first CD reissue of Chapter VII by the late, great Buddy Miles; Delmark's compilation Boogie Woogie Kings; and The Real Sound of Chicago: Underground Disco from the Windy City compiled by Mr. Peabody's Records, which captures the end of the disco era and the beginnings of house music.
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