The May 2019 issue of Black Grooves, sponsored by the Indiana University Archives of African American Music and Culture<>, is now available at<> Our featured title this month is Rhiannon Giddens' third solo album, there is no Other<>, which speaks to the practice of "othering people" for economic and political gain.

New R&B/soul music releases include albums from both veterans and rising stars: the O'Jays' first studio album in 15 years, The Last Word<>; Durand Jones & The Indications sophomore album American Love Call<>; Memphis band Southern Avenue's sophomore album Keep On<>; British singer/songwriter/cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson's classical-infused Road Runner<>; and Canadian soul star Tanika Charles' The Gumption<>.

Rolling Stones' back-up singer Bernard Fowler presents Inside Out<>, featuring covers of classic and lesser known Stone's songs in a spoken word style, and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra offers the tribute album Songs: The Music of Allen Toussaint<>.

Gospel music releases include Earl Bynum's This Song's For You<>, The Tommies Reunion (aka Thompson Community Singers) self-titled album<>, and Live on the East Coast<> from Florida sacred steel group The Lee Boys.

Wrapping up this issue is our list of April 2019 Black Music Releases of Note<>.

Brenda Nelson-Strauss
Editor, Black Grooves
Archives of African American Music & Culture
Indiana University
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