Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1068

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Editorial STUFF

I am pleased (over the moon even!) to announce the debut cover for a soul super nova, a brand new UK talent who we are behind 100 percent. Ladies & Gentleman, I give you Myles Sanko. Go Myles! …How do you top that introduction, well how about with a lady who doesn't really need one at all! We nab a candid chat with exquisitely talented soul icon Chaka Khan. Also dropping by the UK and into B&S for a chat, probably the most famous musical family in the world (ok, next to the Von Trap family! lol) The Jacksons will be here playing two extra special shows…We switch genre for an interview with self-appointed ‘King of Ayia Napa’ and one time So Solid member A.M. SNiPER, we follow that with truly unforgettable interview with one of the founding fathers of hip hop, Grandmaster Flash…Watch them go! Jessie Ware and Maverick Sabre are back to pick up where they left off, both toting impressive new releases, both planning their own assault on the charts…with albums and singles locked and loaded, this pair are surely set to dominate both arenas over the coming months….Talking of impressive albums, that's always been the order of the day for former Isley brother Chris Jasper… after penning iconic hits with his former band, that magic is more evident than ever with his new long player - Chris recounts those Isley Bothers' days while bringing us bang up-to-date with his new release…We round proceedings off with quality independent soul acts Eric Roberson and Kindred Family Soul…plus as the festival season comes to an end, we go ringside round the U.K. at Wireless (Birmingham), V Festival (Stafford) and catch Snoop make a doggy slash at the Boardmaster Festival (Cornwall)…There's just time to mention our columnists, who are chomping at the bit to spread the word in the areas they frequent. Please feel free to contact them or indeed me at B&S HQ (Tweet/Facebook/e-address below) with any release or event news which you feel would benefit other music lovers. Till next time! TWITTER: @LeeTyler13 @BluesandSoul FACEBOOK: BluesAnd-Soul and BluesAnd-Soul IIB&S

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Myles Sanko: Hookline &Sanko

B&S Editor Lee Tyler interviews bright UK soul prospect Myles Sanko about his authentic Motown-esque album "Forever Dreaming" and his tour to compliment this deft debut…

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Chaka Khan: Diva Unique

An enthralling interview from global icon and all round soul mega star Chaka Khan, who talks to B&S' Simon Redley about her charity calling and the role music has played in her at times troubled life…

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Maverick Sabre: Soul Contender

Pete Lewis chats to 24-year-old London-born, Irish-raised soulful singer/songwriter Maverick Sabre, who this October releases his highly-anticipated second album “Innerstanding”…

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Incognito: Always There

Pete Lewis reacquaints himself with Incognito founder/leader Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, as the seasoned London-based jazz/funk/soul collective release their new, sixteenth studio album “Amplified Soul”

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Laura Mvula: The Hippodrome, London 29/8/14

Flushed with her triumphant gig at the proms, performed recently at the Royal Albert Hall with the Metropole Orchestra, Laura Mvula sang at an exclusive ‘audience with’ evening for the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint¦

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Keith Thompson Band: Catch The Fire (Density Music)

Here we have a British blues band offering us a quality not often associated with self-released UK blues-rock albums, and a guitarist who should be heard.

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Mike Zito & The Wheel: Songs From The Road (Ruf Records)

US guitarist, singer, songwriter and acclaimed producer Mike Zito, has left "Supergroup,” Royal Southern Brotherhood after three years and is back out on the road with his own band.

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Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics: Jaiyede Afro (Strut Records)

Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics: Jaiyede Afro (Strut Records)

This new studio album, (delivered by the wonderful people at Strut) is by one of the all-time legends of Nigerian music, Orlando Julius and is ably backed by the London-based left-field collective, The Heliocentrics…

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