Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1082

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I take great pleasure in announcing not one exciting cover star this issue, but two! As ever impressive, QueenBrit Live aka Carlene Graham, graces the front of this issue and immaculately talented soul hero, Imagination featuring Leee John, is looking just as striking on our second cover. Other first-class interviews this issue continue with Soul/Blues goddess Nikka Costa, dance music maverick Carl Craig, quality soul/R&B vanguards ephemerals, deft genre-crossing Frankie Oliver and jazz one to watch, Polly Gibbons...Live reviews include Cymande at Ronnie Scott’s, Michael Kiwanuka at the Royal Albert Hall and Sean Paul at the Forum Kentish Town. Plus, B&S’ Frank Elson checks out a Northern Soul gem at The Strategy, Barnoldswick in Lancashire.... Our all time top 500 B&S singles countdown continues from 180-141 with; Cameo, Fugees, Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, The Chi-Lites, Four Tops, Ray Charles, Rose Royce and Nina Simone amongst the highlighted artists this issue... There’s just time to mention our esteemed columnists: Richard Searling (Northern Soul), Bigger (R&B), Ben Lovett (Dance), Ralph Tee (Modern Soul) and Jon Harrington (Blues) who are on hand to share their wealth of musical knowledge and upfront news on; Soul, Northern Soul, Dance, Blues and R&B, respectively. Till next issue, Lee Tyler (Editor)B&S

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Southport Weekend Festival 2017

Southport Weekender festival - line up announced!

In what has been one of the most hotly anticipated line-up announcements since Jack built the house back in the 80s, The Southport Weekender festival finally told the World today what they have in store on June 10...

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Splendour Festival Bags Grammy-Winner Jess Glynne For 2016 Headline Spot

Jess Glynne and UB40 among the big acts at this year's one day Splendour Festival near Nottingham on Saturday 23rd July.

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Jess Glynne To Tour The UK

The unstoppable and monstrously talented Jess Glynne has announced a major UK tour for the Autumn. Following the announcement of her debut album âI Cry When I Laughâ which will drop in August.

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Nina Kraviz: Kraviz Craves

Russian DJ/producer/singer and Melbourne resident Nina Kraviz talks to B&S' Ben Lovett about her DJ Kicks / Fabric 91 offering, plus her thoughts on the techno scene and the almost closure of Fabric nightclub...

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David Zowie: We can be House Heroes

It's House Every Weekend for David Zowie, and a dance exclusive every issue for B&S...and this issue is no different as we nab a chat with the man himself just before as he hits #1 in the dance chart...

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Example: Back To The Old School

Example sets off on a mammoth UK tour in a few days, going back to basics in his choice of venues, instead of the usual huge Arenas. He tells Simon Redley whyâ¦

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Karizma: Still solid

Karizma by name but not quite by nature â that was the case at the end of last year when the DJ-producer, real name Kris Klayton, seriously questioned his worth and considered quitting the music business...

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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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Blind Colors: Found Love Ft. Melonie Daniels Walker (inc. David Morales mixes) Def Mix Music

Blind Colors: Found Love Ft. Melonie Daniels Walker (inc. David Morales Mixes) Def Mix Music

Armed with all the essential credentials of soulful smash, "Found Love" is full of uplifting Soul-drenched vocals from Melonie Daniels Walker and features a mighty vocal hook taken from Third World's classic, Now That We Found Love...

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Phil Weeks: It's The Inside That Counts (Robsoul)

Phil Weeks: It's The Inside That Counts (Robsoul)

French house connoisseur Phil Weeks unleashes his highly anticipated new release for Robsoul - "It's The Inside That Counts". Already a hit with the club masses from USA to Ibiza, "It's The Inside That Counts" comes with&acir

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CARL HANAGHAN FT. BETH - ILLUMINATE ME

Carl Hanaghan Ft. Beth: Illuminate Me (Inc. Long & Harris, Changing Planes and Terry Lex Mix

After his recent big release "Strings Of Life", Carl Hanaghan teams up with the dynamite vocalist Beth, together delivering a beautiful slice of deep and soulful house titled "Illuminate Me" for Discopolisâ¦

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Bahama Soul Club : Havana 58

German-based Bahama Soul Club come up trumps with this their now fourth studio album.You may remember we reviewed sometime back the excellent 'Cuban Tapes'

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Anomie Belle: FLUX (Diving Bell Recording Co)

This Seattle-based experimental electronica artist and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, is a bit of a genius. Her fifth album is quite something...

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Bona: Peace, Love & Understanding (70X7 Records)

Zona: Peace, Love & Understanding (70x7 Records)

Sunshine vibes are a plenty as LA's soulful outfit Zona reveal their very lovely debut album "Peace, Love & Understanding", an impressive collection of songs...

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