Black Grooves

There are probably, oh, 800 billion CD review sites out there, but one that I particularly like is Black Grooves, a monthly site hosted by the Archives of African American Music & Culture (AAAMC) at Indiana University. They focus, as the title might suggest, on “gospel, blues, jazz, funk, soul, and hip-hop — as well as classical music composed or performed by black artists.”

The December issue includes the usual assortment of funky Christmas tunes (although, to be honest, I can’t for the life of me figure out how Bela Fleck and Spyro Gyra made the list). At any rate, Black Grooves covers good music and usually includes some in-depth commentary on the important historical releases of the month.

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