Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1071

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B&S IS MOVING! We are moving our street dates. Being a bi-monthly magazine, our content mission statement has always been to fill each mag with as much of what we believe will interest and inform our readers as humanly possible. Hey, well why change a habit? That said, we have also constantly tried to fine tune our efforts and to curtail to your musical wants, as music of black origin has continued to widen and sometimes morph into other compelling genre and sub genre...From this issue, we will not be dating our issues, we will be numbering them instead…This year with 6 mags hitting the shops as per, these issues will now be released when there are traditionally high periods of music releases / events. Instead of slower periods when there is less to report…we believe this will enhance our coverage, making us able to cover more of the best material which is being released, in turn helping to make our readership better informed. B&S will now be released thus; 2 spring, 2 autumn, 1 summer and 1 winter…the date for the next issue will is printed in each mag, just in case you are worried when our next issue is due.B&S

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Bass guitar legend Louis Johnson R.I.P.

Another music legend has gone off to that big gig in the sky. Funk band The Brothers Johnson bass star Louis Johnson has died aged 60.

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The Thrill Is Gone – BB King R.I.P.

BB King, the very last of the living blues legends and a true originator, has died at the age of 89...

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R.I.P. Ben E. King @bluesandsoul.com

Ben E. King R.I.P.

Soul legend Ben E King, best known for the classic song Stand By Me, has died at the age of 76...

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Errol Brown R.I.P.

Tributes from around the world have poured in after the sad news that former Hot Chocolate front man Errol Brown has died at the age of 71.

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Percy Sledge R.I.P.

Soul icon Percy Sledge has died at the age of 74, after a long battle with cancer. He passed away early today (Tuesday 14th April) at his US home with his wife and children by his side...

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Reggae Greats Beres Hammond & Bunny Wailer To Tour UK

Jamaican reggae giants Bunny Wailer and Beres Hammond have confirmed they are to play a series of shows across the UK in July.

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Faith Evans @bluesandsoul.com Faith Evans @bluesandsoul.com Faith Evans @bluesandsoul.com Faith Evans @bluesandsoul.com

Faith Evans: Words Of Faith

Faith Evans talks new "Incomparable” album, book "Keep The Faith: A Memoir” Biggie plans for a duets album, the beef with Lil' Kim and time spent with Whitney...

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Ne-Yo: By The Book

Pete Lewis reacquaints himself with multi-million-selling, Las Vegas-raised US R&B-pop singer/songwriter NE-YO. Whose new single Coming With You precedes his upcoming sixth album Non-Fiction...

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Rebecca Ferguson @bluesandsoul.com Rebecca Ferguson @bluesandsoul.com Rebecca Ferguson @bluesandsoul.com Rebecca Ferguson @bluesandsoul.com

Rebecca Ferguson: All inclusive Holiday

Pete Lewis meets million-selling former “X-Factor” runner-up Rebecca Ferguson, as the soulful Liverpudlian songstress releases her Billie Holiday-celebrating third album “Lady Sings The Blues”...

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Najee @bluesandsoul.com

Najee: Saxy R&B

It’s a year shy of saxophonist and flautist Najee arriving onto the music scene three decades ago with his platinum-selling major label debut LP, Najee’s Theme, an invigorating fusion of smooth instrumental R&B layered under...

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Paul Lamb and the Detroit Breakdown UK Tour

US blues rockers Paul Lamb and the Detroit Breakdown have a growing fan-base here, and it’ll get a bit bigger soon when they hit these shores for a 13-date UK tour to make new friends.

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Cool Million

Cool Million: Sumthin' Like This (Sedsoul)

The Jam & Lewis inspired duo add an 80's type essential ingredient to any good soulful disco-dance collection and any album which contains this amount of groovin', deserves to be purchased believe me - it's wonderful stuff!

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Mobb Deep (Havoc) 20th Anniversary tour 2015: Shepherd's Bush Empire 2/5/15 Mobb Deep (Prodigy) 20th Anniversary tour 2015: Shepherd's Bush Empire 2/5/15 Mobb Deep (Havoc) 20th Anniversary tour 2015: Shepherd's Bush Empire 2/5/15 Mobb Deep (Prodigy) 20th Anniversary tour 2015: Shepherd's Bush Empire 2/5/15

Mobb Deep 20th Anniversary tour: Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London 2/5/15

Mobb Deep were performing at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire in a series of shows to mark 20 years since "The Infamous" was released. The record, released when both were teenagers, remains a definitive hip hop LP...

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Lalah Hathaway: Ronnie Scott's, London 15/05/15

Lalah Hathaway: Ronnie Scott's London 15/05/2015

If Ms. Hathaway's uber-ripe timbre envokes the same luscious sensuality that say, Sarah Vaughan brought to jazz, her music definitely displays a whole heap of interlocking traditions...

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