The August issue of Black Grooves has now been posted at www.blackgrooves.org<http://www.blackgrooves.org>.
In this month's feature review, Tom Fine takes a look at the 40th anniversary super deluxe edition (LP/2CD) of Marvin Gaye's classic album, What's Going On. Also in the R&B/soul department is Kelly Price's Kelly and the album 7... by Mint Condition. Early Cajun fiddle and accordion music is the highlight of Mama, I'll Be Long Gone: The Complete Recordings of Amede Ardoin, while modern Louisiana blues is the focus of Tab Benoit's Medicine. Under the rock/pop umbrella there are three new releases-La Belle Epoque by California Kings, the Hive Mind EP by the up-and-coming L.A. band Black Party Politics, and the long awaited Garland Jeffreys come-back album, King of In Between-plus a reissue of The Power of Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Hip hop releases include Tech N9ne's 6's & 7's and Killer Mike's Pl3dge, while new gospel albums include The Mighty Clouds of Joy's 50 Year Celebration, Smokie Norful's How I Got Over... Songs That Carried Us, and The Blind Boys of Alabama's first country-gospel collaboration, Take the High Road.
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