The December 2016 holiday issue of Black Grooves, sponsored by the Archives of African American Music and Culture<http://www.indiana.edu/%7Eaaamc/>, is now available at www.blackgrooves.org<http://www.blackgrooves.org>.
This month we're featuring an Overview of Holiday Music <http://blackgrooves.org/2016-holiday-music-overview/> with new releases from Andra Day, Leslie Odom Jr., Bob Baldwin, Kenny Lattimore, R. Kelly and Big Freedia. Our Recent Books on Music Recommended for Holiday Giving <http://blackgrooves.org/recent-books-on-music-recommended-for-holiday-giving/> include biographies of Charles Wright (Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band), New Orleans jazz legend Danny Barker, soul icon Curtis Mayfield, and EW&F's Maurice White, as well as Ben Westoff's Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap and Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader.
New releases include Common's Black America Again<http://blackgrooves.org/common-black-america-again/>, Solange's A Seat at the Table<http://blackgrooves.org/solange-a-seat-at-the-table/>, Dom Flemons & Martin Simpson's Selection of Ever Popular Favourites<http://blackgrooves.org/martin-simpson-and-dom-flemons-ever-popular-favourites/>, the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra's Basically Baker Vol. 2<http://blackgrooves.org/buselli-wallarab-jazz-orchestra-basically-baker-vol-2/> (a tribute to David Baker), Trevor Weston Choral Works <http://blackgrooves.org/the-choir-of-trinity-wall-street-trevor-weston-choral-works/> performed by Trinity Wall Street and Julian Wachner, and the DVD and OST album Miss Sharon Jones<http://blackgrooves.org/miss-sharon-jones-documentary-and-ost-album/>.
Reissue projects include Dust-to-Digital's book/CD Washington Phillips & his Manzarene Dreams<http://blackgrooves.org/washington-phillips-washington-phillips-and-his-manzarene-dreams/>, the Bear Family box set Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup - A Music Man Like Nobody Ever Saw<http://blackgrooves.org/arthur-big-boy-crudup-a-music-man-like-nobody-ever-saw/>, the two CD compilation Best of Proverb & Gospel Corner Records: 1959-1969<http://blackgrooves.org/best-of-proverb-gospel-corner-records-1959-1969/>, the complete recordings of Otis Redding: Live at the Whisky A Go Go<http://blackgrooves.org/otis-redding-live-at-the-whisky-a-go-go-the-complete-recordings/>, a remastered and expanded edition of the Isley Brothers' Go For Your Guns<http://blackgrooves.org/isley-brothers-go-for-your-guns/>, and two classic Blind Boys of Alabama reissues<http://blackgrooves.org/blind-boys-of-alabama-two-classic-albums-reissued/> in expanded editions - the holiday album Go Tell It on the Mountain and their 2005 release Atom Bomb.
Wrapping up this issue is the 2017 Blues Images Calendar/CD set 24 Classic Blues Songs from 1920s Vol. 14<http://blackgrooves.org/classic-blues-artwork-from-the-1920s-vol-14/> and our list of November 2016 Releases of Note<http://blackgrooves.org/november-2016-releases-of-note/>.
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