The October issue of Black Grooves, hosted by the IU Archives of African American Music and Culture<>, is now available at<>.

This month we're rolling out a new and improved website and mobile version of Black Grooves - feedback welcome!

Our featured releases include soulful songstress Macy Gray's new album Ruby<>, the Prince acoustic compilation Piano & a Microphone 1983<>, and avant-garde artist Lonnie Holley's third release, MITH<>.

Jazz releases include mezzo soprano Alicia Hall Moran's genre blending classical/jazz project Here Today<>, Judith Lorick's Second Time Around<> with the Eric Reed Trio, drummer Tosin Aribisala's ┴frÝkÓ Rising<>, and two Grant Green compilations from Resonance Records-Slick! Live at Oil Can Harry's and <> Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes 1969-1970.

For this month's gospel music selections were looking in our own backyard with releases from two Indianapolis-based artists-Judah Band's sophomore album Gone Fishin'<> and Tyscot Records' own Bishop Leonard Scott's praise and worship album Jesus Love Legacy<>. R&B/soul releases include Unstoppable<> by Candy Staton and Free Me<> from Burundian soul singer J.P. Bimeni & The Black Belts.

Albums with a Caribbean tie include legendary reggae group Black Uhuru's new release As the World Turns<>, the collaboration of reggae musician Winston McAnuff and French accordionist Fixi on Big Brothers<>, French-Guadeloupian trio Delgres' debut album Mo Jodi<>, Snarky Puppy spin-off group BokantÚ with the Metropole Orkest on What Heat <> (featuring Guadeloupian vocalist Malika Tirolien), plus BokantÚ member and lap/pedal steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier's 'dirty funk' solo debut Exit 16<>.

Wrapping up this issue is the Screamin' Jay Hawkins compilation, Are YOU one of Jay's Kids? - The Complete Bizzare Sessions 1990-1994<>, and our list of September 2018 Black Music Releases of Note<>.

**Now seeking volunteer reviewers for the November and December issues - please email me personally for details.

Brenda Nelson-Strauss
Editor, Black Grooves
Archives of African American Music & Culture
Indiana University
2805 E. 10th Street, Suite 180
Bloomington, IN 47408
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