Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1078

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This issue we warmly welcome our stunning cover stars, Copenhagen Soul sensations, Wafande & Duplex - otherwise known as, Black Dylan. Their fresh twist on a '60's / '70's brass led formula can only mean these gangsters of cool get our vote to stay in a musical union! Euro 2016 may be over, but we have also assembled a veritable dream team of supporting stars for you to peruse at your leisure… Last issue I stated wholeheartedly that Jazz greatness beckoned for Kandace Spings in the not too distant future… now, it's time to put our my money where our mouths are once again, so to speak, as we follow that prediction with an interview with our star in the making - as usual, remember where you heard it first! Picking up plaudits by the score, UK Soul artist Shaun Escoffery makes a very welcome return with new album “Evergreen”. Looking at Shaun, that’s exactly what I thought, man that guy doesn’t age! What’s the secret Shaun? ...You must have heard the absolutely MASSIVE trumpet led tune doing the rounds and topping most charts around the world as we speak called, “This Girl”, by Kungs Vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners. Check it out if you haven’t, tis a corker! We are lucky to have tracked down vocalist Kylie Auldist on the other side of the world, as the Aussie powerhouse, she of Bamboos and aforementioned Cookin’ on 3 Burners fame, releases her own set of fine tunes via album, ‘Family Tree”. Talking of new albums, Blues fans get a real treat this issue as we bring you an interview with long-mooted by B&S Blues’ star, Laurence Jones, as he takes a well-deserved bow with brand new album “Take Me High” ...We complete our compendium of hard to match interviews with 2 new faces, R&B bad boy Ro James, behaves impeccably for our first newbie interview - already off to a flyer in the US with his Prince-like vibe, the fact he is supporting legendary talent Maxwell at the moment, obviously won’t do his cred any harm either. Lastly, but by no means least, we also introduce fine fresh talent, Imani Williams, at 16 years of age and with the hit “Say You Do” already under her belt, it’s only a matter of time until great things beckon for this uber talented artist... There's a lot more in our print issue, follow the links to our shop if you wish to purchase the latest edition of Blues & Soul Magazine or check it out at your nearest UK newsagent - if they don't have it, ask for a "shop save" the majority of magazine retailers will be able to order B&S in for you. See you next issue! Lee Tyler (Editor)B&S

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Prince Buster (24 May 1938 – 8th September 2016) RIP.

Ska legend Prince Buster has died at 78-years-old. RIP.

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Black Dylan: Great Danes!

B&S Editor Lee Tyler travels to Copenhagen to meet stylish Danish soul duo, Black Dylan. With an authentic soul infused '60s/'70s horn led sound, mixed with a bang-up-to-date lyrics/melodies, this duo drop it like it's hot...

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Kandace Springs: The Joys Of Springs

B&S Editor Lee Tyler talks to B&S one to watch Kandace Springs about her Blue Note album "Soul Eyes", supporting Gregory Porter on tour and where started her love of Jazz first started...

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Shaun Escoffery: Soul stirring

Pete Lewis interviews acclaimed East London-born-and-raised singer/songwriter/actor Shaun Escoffery, whose new, fifth album “Evergreen” is released this September through UK soul independent Dome..

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Tweet: Life is Tweet!

After a long self-imposed hiatus, immensely talented American R&B singer/songwriter/guitarist, tweet, catches-up with B&S’ Semper Azeez-Harris before her new album "Charlene" showcasing UK date...

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Splendour Festival: Wollaston Park, Nottingham 23/7/16

Fancy a festival in a day in a picturesque setting, easy to get to and a family friendly vibe, crammed with classy bands and artists from today, yesterday and some dead cert future stars? Splendour's the place for you then...

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Buddy Guy & Quinn Sullivan: Symphony Hall, Birmingham 1/7/16

When BB King left us just over a year ago at 89-years-old, he passed on the blues baton to sole survivor of the US blues originators; Mr Buddy Guy. Back in the UK for just three shows.

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Rachel Modest: I Try / Forbidden Love

Lead singer with the retro soul sound of The Magnificent Tape Band, Rachel Modest adds some gospel gentleness to this stylish deep soul offering.

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Teddy Pendergrass: Teddy – Expanded Edition (BBR) 23rd Sept

Teddy Pendergrass is a soul music legend and his music lives on long after his sad death. His 1979 album Teddy has been expanded, re-mastered and released on CD.

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Resolution 88 : Afterglow

There is one mandatory prerequisite for you to be able to enjoy this album wisely, wistfully and weary free ... You must set your mind with two words 'JAZZ FUNK'

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Joe Bonamassa: Live At The Greek Theatre - 2 CD & 2 DVD

Blues guitar guru Joe Bonamassa pays tribute to the Three Kings; BB, Albert and Freddie on his new live album and DVD.

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Devon Allman: Ride Or Die (Ruf Records)

I had a long boozy night with Devon Allman a few years ago in a hotel bar, when he played me all of his new unmixed album. Nice chap. His new one is a belter................

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Maynard Ferguson: Lost Tapes Volume Three (Sleepy Night Records)

To some his piercing high notes on trumpet sounded like a burning pet shop, or a pod of dolphins being hit by a cruise ship! To others; his sound was unique and sent shivers down the spine.

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What Happened, Miss Simone? DVD+CD, BLU-RAY+CD AND DIGITAL FORMATS. (Eagle Rock Entertainment)

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary at the 2016 Oscars, Best Music Film at the 2016 Grammy Awards, and winning Best Documentary at the American Film Institute Awards in 2016, this Nina Simone documentary is fascinating.

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