Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1086

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BRINGING YOU THE STORIES BEHIND MUSIC + ESSENTIAL NEWS, REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS...

Editorial STUFF

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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B&S EXCLUSIVE: Listen to db Clifford

B&S Premiere: dbClifford 'Away'

It's another B&S first listen exclusive as multitalented B&S one to watch dbClifford drops radio/ear friendly and ever so catchy new tune "Away" on Smadhi Music...

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Charles Bradley Obituary

Commonly referred to as “The Screaming Eagle of Soul”, raspy-voiced 68-year-old sensational Soul/Funk/R&B vocalist Charles Bradley, has sadly lost his battle with cancer...

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Afropunk Festival 2017

Afropunk festival announce impressive 2017 lineup

Those set to perform include; Lianne La Havas, Nao, Thundercat, Danny Brown, JME and The Internet, Will Smith, Born N Bread, Gal-Dem DJs, Liam Bailey and more...

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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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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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Nyree: Soul Food Connoisseur

Karen Lawler talks to B&S one to watch and all round special Soul talent, Nyree. With new album "International Girl" about to open many a door, we get the lowdown on our future star...

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Crowd Company: The In Crowd

B&S contributer Emrys Baird gets on the funk trail and finds a band getting their funky strut on in the shape of Crowd Company who have been gently honing their art and getting their greasy grooves on for well over four years now...

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The Soul Immigrants : Pizza Express Dean St. Soho 19/05/2018

Pizza Express seems to be thriving these days they put three gigs on this particular day and it ran as smooth as clockwork,kicking off with Esther Bennet and Duncan Lamont at lunchtime

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Judith Hill : The Pepper Club

'Pepper' is no potboiler either,slinky guitar,crisp beats,some decent slap bass and a stonking horn section make this a goose necking floor filling and fun party banger - five feet from stardom!

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Soulnaturals: Say That U Love Me Ft. Kylie Auldist (British Soul Standard)

Soulnaturals ft. Kylie Auldist: Say That You Love Me (inc. Dr Packer Remix) British Soul Standard

Who doesn't love a bit of Kylie Auldist!?! "Say That You Love Me" sees the Australian Soul mamma flex her cutie vocals on this gorgeous new love song with UK band Soulnaturals...

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Will Sessions Feat Rickey Calloway : Come On Home / Off The Line

Will Sessions teams up with the King of funk, Rickey Calloway, to produce a 45 of pure unadulterated funk...

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Lakeside : Shot of love,rough riders,fantastic voyage

It's interesting that this 1980 release really put Lakeside out there with bands like Slave, Bar-Kays & Parliament especially being from Dayton,Ohio this now promoted them to the first division of Funkateers.

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Ltd : shine on

Hands up who remembers L.T.D? (Love, Togetherness, Devotion), the ten-piece Band from North Carolina that featured Jeffrey Osborne on lead vocals a band that came into their own in the early 70’s

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Marlena Shaw : Go Away little Boy the columbia anthology

* Lovers of soul jazz and rare groove will no doubt be extremely excited by this bumper 2-CD compilation concentrating on her three year stint with Columbia between 1977-1980,culled from three of her seminal albums

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