Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1086

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ISSUE 1036: Kicking off this issue in style we have award-winning soulful singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist dbClifford and critically lauded jazz/hip-hop/funk outfit The Herbaliser adorning our covers. Other stellar interviews include: One time James Brown band member and sax legend, Maceo Parker. Quality house/soul singer/songwriter Peyton. Soulhouse label boss/DJ Brain Power. DJ/remixer/producer Deetron. Funk/soul singer-songwriter and one time Mighty Mocambos frontwomen, Gizelle Smith. The real lord mayor of Brixton, AKA Ty, brings his inspired soul to B&S pages and if that wasn’t enough, touted for success by us sometime ago, Ady Suleiman, finally gets an album release and boy are we glad! ... We go live with reviews from Seal at the London Palladium and PARTYNEXTDOOR at the Brixton Academy. Frank Elson checks out Colne Muni in Lancashire and grime is on fire as Bigger invites all artists to take a bow! It’s charts galore with our Grooveyard (Dance), B&S (What’s) Hot and Smoove Grooves (RnB) charts. The B&S Top 500 Singles of all time has almost reached conclusion 50-21. And one time Droitwich Sunday soul sessions original DJ, Carl "farmer" Dene along with Richard Searling, list the blue-eyed-soul performers/songs which have influenced the Northern Soul scene for over 40 years. Lastly, sharing their knowledge as per, our columnists; Bigger (RnB), Richard Searling (Northern Soul), Ben Lovett (Dance), Ralph Tee (Modern Soul) and Jon Harrington (Blues) Till next issue - may the music be with you! Editor: Lee TylerB&S

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db Clifford: World Get Ready

Pete Lewis interviews award-winning soulful singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist db Clifford, who this month releases his third studio album “Lucky Me” via Samadhi Music...

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The Herbaliser: Return To The Mix

Pete Lewis meets London jazz/hip/hop/funk outfit The Herbaliser, who this month release their first album in five years - “Bring Out The Sound” - through UK independent BBE Records...

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Ty: No Ordinary Visionary

It's been 8 years since the release of critically acclaimed album "Special Kind Of Fool" now TY is back with equally credible "Work Of Heart" and as you can imagining, there's a lot of catching up to do...

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Peyton: Soul Provider

Peyton is one of house music's most distinctive vocalists and regularly splits his time between the UK and Ibiza, the Jet-setting/club hopping soul singer now releases his debut album "Sinners Got Soul Too"...

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Andy Allo: Pizza Express Soho London 13/3/2018

Andy Allo popped into town to deliver a late night set to what seemed to be a bunch of 'in the know fans'. She has quite a following, as the reception she got when she hit the stage...

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Freakpower + Weekend Sun: Borderline London 24/03/18

Their classic album and anthem of the 90's "Drive Thru Booty" was well represented including seminal tracks such as "Rush", the fab "Moonbeam Woman" and the downtempo Hendrix type vibe of 'Freakpower Is Beautiful...

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Seun Kuti: Electric Brixton, London 2/3/18

Fusing traditional Nigerian music with funk and jazz to tremendous effect, Seun Kuti - son of Fella - is such an accomplished musician it was no surprise to see him in front of a packed audience...

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Yasiin Bey (formally Mos Def) + Robert Glasper: Troxy, London 8/3/18 @bluesandsoul.com Yasiin Bey (formally Mos Def) + Robert Glasper: Troxy, London 8/3/18 @bluesandsoul.com Robert Glasper + Yasiin Bey (formally Mos Def): Troxy, London 8/3/18 @bluesandsoul.com Robert Glasper + Yasiin Bey (formally Mos Def): Troxy, London 8/3/18 @bluesandsoul.com

Yasiin Bey (formally Mos Def) + Robert Glasper: Troxy, London 8/3/18

Yasiin Bey was paired with bandleader and producer Robert Glasper, who led a trio of musicians to work their way through some classic Mos Def material...

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Afro Brotherz: Tick Tock (Afrocentric Records)

Afro Brotherz: Tick Tock (inc: Silvano Del Gado and Cory Centric mixes) Afrocentric Records

South Africa's Afro Brotherz have deservedly cemented themselves in as one's to watch in the world of afro house...

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Sam Skilz & Michelle Weeks: Release (GAGA Records)

Sam Skilz & Michelle Weeks: Release (inc: K-Klass and Cosimo Mele Remixes) Gaga Records

Ooooh we do love a big Diva House record here at B&S towers, and Michelle Weeks' new collaboration with Sam Skilz is just the ticket!

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Fierce Angel Presents Bonnie Bailey ’Song Book Volume 1’  (Fierce Angel)

Fierce Angel Presents Bonnie Bailey: ’Song Book Volume 1’ Album (Fierce Angel)

To the delight of Bonnie Bailey fans, "Song Book Volume 1" is a comprehensive collection of her work, which finally gets to see the light of day as full album, thanks to former Hed Kandi boss Mark Doyle...

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Spiritchaser & Est8 ft Emily Cook

Spiritchaser & Est8 ft Emily Cook "Because I Knew" (Guess Records)

Mark Bamford), Est8 and vocalist Emily Cook on the menu, then you know you’re in for some audible bliss! Their new collaborative single "Because I Knew" is a fresh, deep house groove with Afro vibes...

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