Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1007

WELCOME TO B&S ONLINE

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

Editorial STUFF

In this super size me edition of bluesansdsoul online we tempt you with (deep breath) KELLY ROWLAND, INCOGNITO, DIANNE REEVES, NATTY, KENNA, IMPROMP2 AND JOEY NEGRO (phew!). We announce an absolutely massive competition in the shape of 4 FREE TICKETS AND A FREE CHALLET to the PRESTATYN SOUL WEEKENDER (that's you and 3 friends!) There are also competitions to win MICHAEL McDONALD & TAIO CRUZ goodies. (Enough, Enough!!!) Not until we have suplied you with NEWS, REVIEWS and OPINION from the cream of music writing... Blues and Soul re-reminds it's readers that it is 'ONLINE ONLY.'B&S

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Amy Winehouse

AMY WINEHOUSE TO SET UP OWN LABEL

AMY WINEHOUSE IS REPORTEDLY PLANNING TO SET UP HER OWN RECORD LABEL AN UNNAMED SOURCE HAS REVEALED.

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MOTOWN

50 YEARS OF MOTOWN... WELL ALMOST!

49 YEARS NOT OUT FOR MOTOWN AND WOW WHAT AN ACHIEVEMENT... WE THOUGHT YOU MAY LIKE THIS BUILD-UP TO THE MOMENTOUS 50 CARE OF UTUBE.

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Kelly Rowland

KELLY ROLLAND: FULFILLING HER DESTINY

GRAMMY WINING RE-PACKAGED KELLY ROWLAND TALKS ABOUT HER FAMILIARLY NEW ALBUM 'MISS KELLY DELUXE', GROWING PAINS AS A RECORD BREAKING DESTINYS CHILD, ACTING AND THE UK GARAGE SCENE!!? (AND YES WE DID ASK IF DESTINYS CHILD ARE RE-FORMING)

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BILLY DAVIDSON

BILLY DAVIDSON: TO SOUTHPORT AND BACK.

AFTER HIS PENULTIMATE GIG AT SOUTHPORT- B&S WIPES A TEAR FROM IT'S EYE AS WE TALK TO BILLY DAVIDSON ABOUT HIS LAST SOUTHPORT WEEKENDER, LOOKING BACK ON 21 YEARS AT THE TOP... WE'RE SURE GONNA MISS YA BILLY.

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Natty

NATTY DREAD

PETE LEWIS SITS DOWN WITH NORTH LONDON'S SOCIALLY-CONSCIOUS LYRICAL POETIC NATTY - WHO TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW SINGLE 'COLD TOWN', SOON TO BE RELEASED ALBUM 'MAN LIKE I' STARTING UP HIS OWN LABEL AND HAVING TEA WITH THE QUEEN!?

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Dianne Reeves

DIANNE REEVES: JAZZ-QUISITE

MULTI GRAMMY WINNING DIANNE REEVES TALKS TO DAVID NATHAN ABOUT HER EXCELLENT ALBUM 'WHEN YOU KNOW', HER BIGGEST INSPIRATION, PLAYING THE APOLLO THEATER AND BEING FIXATED BY THE TEMPTATIONS.

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ERIC ROBERSON

ERIC ROBERSON: A STATE OF INDEPENDENCE

B&S Catches up with the artist generally acknowledged as America`s biggest-selling independent soul artist, New-Jersey based singer/songwriter/producer Eric Roberson...

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IMPROMP2

IMPROMP2: JAZZ-HOP OR HIP-JAZZ?

AFTER A THREE YEAR BREAK THERE'S NOTHING IMPROMPTU ABOUT IMPROMP2's CHAT WITH DAVID NATHAN, AS BRITT & THOMAS TALK ABOUT THEIR NEW ALBUM 'IS IS WHAT IT IS', ATTRACTING STAR GUESTS AND NOT HAVING AN IDENTY CRISIS!

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SHARON JONES AND THE  DAP-KINGS 16/04/2008

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: The Jazz Café, London 16/04/2008

This experience left me wondering whether there is a better female Soul singer in the world today. She is better than most all that I have ever heard and second to none...

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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Barbican 28/05/08)

Seun Kuti & Egypt80 + Geraldo Pino & the Heartbeats:: 28/05/2008 @The Barbican

I DOUBT I'LL GET TO REVIEW SUCH AN AWSOME SHOW THAT WAS IN SUCH EVIDENCE FOR A LONG TIME. Afrobeat is stretching i'ts borders and i'ts Global DNA and indigenous rhythm is in i'ts glorious ascendancy once more...

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Chris Brown: 'Forever'

Chris Brown: 'Forever'

NOW IT SEEMS GENRES ARE CROSS POLLINATING. A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO IF I HAD SUGGESTED A BONEFIED R&B STAR CHRIS BROWN, RECORD A TACKY SLICE OF COMMERCIAL EURO DANCE LIKE THIS i WOULD HAVE BEEN LAUGHED OUT OF THE OFFICE...

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Lil Mama: Shawty Get Loose (Feat. Chris Brown & T Pain)

Lil Mama: Shawty Get Loose (Feat. Chris Brown & T Pain)

JIVE IS BRINGING OUT ALL THE BIG GUNS TO ENSURE HER CARRER IS CATAPULTED IN TO THE STRATOSPHERE AT FIRST ATTEMPT...

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MINISTRY OF SOUND: CHILLED 1991-2008

MINISTRY OF SOUND: CHILLED 1991-2008

THIS ALBUM WALLOWS IN IT'S OWN SELF INDULGENCE FROM START TO FINISH EXPECTING YOU TO LOVE IT RIGHT BACK, BUT IN ESSENCE DELIVERING AN EMPTY GESTURE...

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