The January 2017 issue of Black Grooves, sponsored by the Indiana University 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 were leading with two big December releases: Childish Gambino's Awaken, My Love!<http://blackgrooves.org/childish-gambino-awaken-my-love/> and A Tribe Called Quest's We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service<http://blackgrooves.org/a-tribe-called-quest-we-got-it-from-here-thank-you-4-your-service/>. Other new hip hop and rock releases include Totem Pole<http://blackgrooves.org/johnny-popcorn-totem-pole/> from the Philly band Johnny Popcorn (led by Hezekiah), and the trap music of Post Malone on Stoney<http://blackgrooves.org/post-malone-stoney/>.
New jazz releases include Pennal Johnson's Conversations: Live in Chicago<http://blackgrooves.org/pennal-johnson-conversations-live-in-chicago/>, Gregory Porter's Live in Berlin<http://blackgrooves.org/gregory-porter-live-in-berlin/>, Adam O'Farrill's Stranger Days<http://blackgrooves.org/adam-ofarrill-stranger-days/>, and Kosi's I Know Who I Am<http://blackgrooves.org/kosi-i-know-who-i-am/>. Also featured is jazz/classical pianist Daahoud Salim's Erwin Schulhoff: Forbidden Music<http://blackgrooves.org/daahoud-salim-erwin-schulhoff-forbidden-music/>, Senegalese artist …lage Diouf's MelokŠane<http://blackgrooves.org/elage-diouf-melokaane/>, and the Gospel Pioneer Reunion<http://blackgrooves.org/gospel-pioneer-reunion-dvd/> DVD (finally released by the Gaither Music Group after nearly 25 years).
Continuing our annual winter blues theme, there are reviews of Grown Ass Woman<http://blackgrooves.org/sharon-lewis-and-texas-fire-grown-ass-woman/> by Sharon Lewis and Texas Fire, Cab Driving Man<http://blackgrooves.org/mississippi-heat-cab-driving-man/> by Mississippi Heat, One of a Kind <http://blackgrooves.org/grady-champion-one-of-a-kind/> by Grady Champion, and Live at Rosa's Lounge<http://blackgrooves.org/omar-coleman-live-at-rosas-lounge/> by Omar Coleman.
Under the category of reissues and compilations, there's the first CD release of Dee Dee Sharp's Songs of Faith<http://blackgrooves.org/dee-dee-sharp-songs-of-faith/>, Bobby "Blue" Bland: The Singles Collection, 1951-62<http://blackgrooves.org/bobby-bland-the-singles-collection-1951-62/>, Evelyn "Champagne" King: The Complete RCA Hits and More<http://blackgrooves.org/evelyn-champagne-king-the-complete-rca-hits-and-more/>, and John Lee Hooker: The Modern, Chess & VeeJay Singles Collection, 1949-62<http://blackgrooves.org/john-lee-hooker-the-modern-chess-veejay-singles-collection-1949-62/>.
Wrapping up this issue is our list of December 2016 Releases of Note<http://blackgrooves.org/december-2016-releases-of-note/>.
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