The October 2016 issue of Black Grooves, sponsored by the Indiana University Archives of African American Music and Culture<https://aaamc.indiana.edu/>, is now available at www.blackgrooves.org<http://www.blackgrooves.org>.
This month we're featuring previously unreleased recordings of jazz pianist Erroll Garner on Ready Take One, as well as the genre-bending albums ArtScience by the Robert Glasper Experiment and De La Soul's and the Anonymous Nobody...
New R&B, blues and rap releases include Andre Cymone's funky pre-election protest EP Black Man in America; the retro-soul of Danish duo Black Dylan on Hey Stranger and Lady Wray on Queen Alone; the "Prince of Sophisticated Soul" Will Downing's tribute to female vocalists on Black Pearls; "The Voice" alum Javier Colon's Gravity; JJ Thames' collaboration with Mississippi guitarist Eddie Cotton on Raw Sugar; and DC lawyer and rapper Tarica June's EP Stream of Consciousness, Vol. 1.5.
World music releases include The Frightnrs' reggae album Nothing More To Say; Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano's tribute to the musical diversity of Cuba on Heritage; the Ethiopian-American pop group Debo Band's Ere Gobez; and Haitian-born artist Wesli's blending of vodou and rara with rap and reggae on Ayiti, Étoile Nouvelle.
Additional compilations featured this month include Chicago blues label Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection; regional soul music from Washington, DC on True Enough: Gene & Eddie with Sir Joe at Ru-Jac; and from New Orleans, A Message from The Meters: The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles.
Wrapping up this issue is our list of September 2016 Releases of Note.
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