Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1005

WELCOME TO B&S ONLINE

THE OFFICIAL 1ST STOP FOR MUSIC WRITING, COMMENT, INTEGRITY, OPINION AND LISTINGS.

Editorial STUFF

In this sublime edition of Blues and Soul online, we have interviews with some of the best talent on the planet in the shape of ESTELLE, MICHAEL McDONALD, BOYS II MEN, LIZ WRIGHT and ROBYN. Watch this space with girl group CHERISH... We walk memory lane with Gamble and Huff who's distinctive 'Philly Sound' compiled the sound track to many of our lives over the years, between them they had over 3,500 hit records world wide (that's not a typo either). We ice this cake of perfection with the usual NEWS, REVIEWS & SUPERB COMPETITIONS. So go on, enjoy yourself!... We remind all our readers that we are ONLINE ONLY.B&S

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Bluey

INCOGNITO: 'FREE' LIVE GIG AT FOPP ON MAY 6TH

HOT OFF THE PRESS COMES NEWS THAT A STRIPPED DOWN INCOGNITIO (in this weather?!) WILL PERFORM AN EXCLUSIVE 20 MINUTE SET TO MARK THE RELEASE OF THEIR NEW ALBUM 'TALES FROM THE BEACH' DETAILS...

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AMY WINEHOUSE

WINEHOUSE & RONSON WORK ON BOND SONG

IT APPEARS AMY WINEHOUSE AND MARK RONSON HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT TO PEN THE THEME SONG FOR THE UPCOMING NEXT INSTALLMENT IN THE BOND FRANCHISE 'QUANTUM OF SOLICE.'

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Michael McDonald

MICHAEL MCDONALD SPEAKS FROM THE SOUL

B&S' PETE LEWIS SHOOTS THE BREEZE WITH 5 TIME GRAMMY WINNER MICHAEL McDONALD- WHO TALKS MULITI-PLATINUM ALBUMS, THE PERSONAL JOURNEY HIS ALBUM 'SOULSPEAK' HAS TAKEN HIM ON & PROVING A FEW PEOPLE WRONG ALONG THE WAY!

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Estelle

TO ESTELLE AND BACK!

SHINNING STAR ESTELLE TALKS TO PETE LEWIS ABOUT BECOMING A 10 YEAR OVER NIGHT SENSATION, BEING THE FIRST RECORDING ARTIST ON JOHN LEGENDS HOMESCHOOL RECORDS LABEL AND WHY WYCLEF CALLS HER "THE NEW LAURYN HILL?"

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BOYS II MEN

OF BOYS II MEN; GROWING PAINS AND LONGEVITY

NO 'END OF THE ROAD' IN SIGHT FOR BOYS II MEN AS THEY TALK ABOUT GETTING THEIR BIG BREAK, BECOMING MOTOWNS BIGGEST SELLING ACT EVER AND THEIR SELLOUT TOUR.

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Lizz Wright

LIZ WRIGHT IN THE THICK OF IT

LIZ WRIGHT TALKS ABOUT HER NEW ALBUM 'ORCHARD' AND PETE LEWIS PICKS ALL THE RIGHT QUESTIONS, AS HE TALKS TO THE JAZZ WORLDS NEXT BRIGHT YOUNG THING... EVEN IF SHE DOES THINK SHE IS STUCK WITH THAT TAG!?

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GAMBLE & HUFF

KENNETH GAMBLE & LEON HUFF; THE HISTORY BOYS

Gamble & Huff are responsible for 70 No.1 R&B singles,175 gold, multi-platinum records, 5 Grammys & over 3,500 songs so far. They sat down in L.A with B&Sâ David Nathan to talk shop, reminisce & and reflect.

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Robyn

RELIANT ROBYN

'ROBYN' TALKS ABOUT BUYING HER WAY OUT OF HER CONTRACT WITH SONY AND HER NEW RELEASE 'WHO'S THAT GIRL.'... I THINK WE KNOW BY NOW, DON'T YOU?!

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CHERISH

CHERISH; 'THE TRUTH' NOTHING BUT...

PETE LEWIS TALKS TO THE CHERISH SISTERS WHO ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES, WRITING THEIR OWN ALBUM 'THE TRUTH' AND CELEBRATING A 'KILLA' RELEASE

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BABY CHARLES

BABY CHARLES: THE PIGALLE CLUB 04/04/2008

I LEFT THE CLUB IN A EUPHORIC STATE AND A LIGHTHEADED DAZE. IT HAD BEEN A PRIVILEGE TO SEE BABY CHARLES IN FINE, INFECTIOUS FORM.

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KELLY ROWLAND: 'DAYLIGHT'

KELLY ROWLAND: 'DAYLIGHT'

'DAYLIGHT' SOUNDS LIKE ANOTHER SUREFIRE HIT FOR KELLY ROLAND, AS THE DELVERS PUNCH R&B WITH LOTS OF SILKY FLAVA. WATCH THIS ONE GO...

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BLACK GRASS: 'BASS MAN'

Black Grass: 'Bass Man'

WITH 'THREE' BEING SUCH A DIVERSE ALBUM AND A REAL PLEASURE TO LISTEN TO- I WAS A TINY BIT DISSAPOINTED BY 'BASS MAN' AS I FEEL THE HIGHLY POLISHED BLACK GRASS DON'T QUITE COME UP TO SCRATCH THIS TIME...

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SARAVAH SOUL

SARAVAH SOUL: 'SARAVAH SOUL'

I WAS ABSOLUTELY STAGGERED BY THE CD- PARTICULARLY BY THE RHYTHM SECTION OF BASS, DRUMS AND PERCUSSION (ALL OUTSTANDING)

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