Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1008

WELCOME TO B&S ONLINE

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

Editorial STUFF

I'M SOOO SORRY!... But we've done it again!!... In this GIANT of an Issue of B&S Online which dwarfs all in it's path, we have interviews from (deep breath) AL GREEN, NE-YO, SHARON JONES (exclusive), EDDY GRANT, CALVIN RICHARDSON, MINA AGOSSI, THE DAP-KINGS, THE BLACKBYRDS AND EMMANUEL JAL. Jeff Lorez looks back at the troubled career of the enigma that is D'ANGELO and Pete Lewis gives us a retrospective interview from soul legend BOBBY WOMACK... We have an absolutely superb competition to win four tickets and a chalet at Octobers 'LEGENDS OF SOUL' Weekender in Prestatyn, with the SPINNERS set to headline. Also Tickets to won to The Barbican's not to be missed 'GROOVE NATIONS' events, including 'A TRIBUTE TO JAMES BROWN' and KING SOLOMAN BURKE... (OK, stop it now),,, not untill we have brought you the NEWS, REVIEWS and OPINION that you expect from the cream of music writing... Blues and Soul re-reminds it's readers that it is 'ONLINE ONLY.' Happy reading!B&S

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B&S Launch Party (16th August) Bar Monsta Kenny Mac Terry Jones Gary Dennis

BLUES & SOUL ANNOUNCES: B&S LAUNCH PARTY - AUGUST 16TH

Get your tickets for a 'MONSTA' OF A MODERN SOUL NIGHT as B&S plays host to one of the club nights of the year on AUGUST 16TH. THE VENUE IS BAR MONSTA IN CAMDEN. THE LINE UP IS TRULY AWSOME...

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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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AL GREEN: Soul Deep

As Al Green plays UK dates and with the re-issue of recent critically acclaimed album 'Lay it Down' - We remembers an interview earlier this year with David Nathan as Al Green literally Lays it Down for B&S readers...

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Ne-Yo

NE-YO: IN HIS OWN WORDS

PETE LEWIS TALKS TO GRAMMY WINNING NE-YO ABOUT HIS NEW SINGLE 'CLOSER', HIS SOON TO BE RELEASED ALBUM 'YEAR OF THE GENTLEMAN', HIS LOVE OF THE RAT PACK AND HELPING OUT MICHAEL JACKSON WITH HIS NEW ALBUM.

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Sharon Jones

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONES

SNOW BOY AND MRS JONES HAVE AN INTERVIEW GOING ON... WHEN SHARON JONES GRANTED BLUES AND SOUL AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WHILST BACKSTAGE AFTER HER RECENT GIG AT THE JAZZ CAFE, SNOW BOY WAS ON HAND TO ACCEPT THE KIND OFFER (WELDONE THAT MAN)...

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Eddy Grant

EDDY GRANT: ELECTRIC INTERVIEW

Multi-million-selling legendary singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist/record-label-owner Eddy Grant will go down in history as one of the most influential & pioneering figures in Britsh black music of the late Twentieth Century...

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Bobby Womack

BOBBY WOMACK: 'LAST SOUL MAN' B&S CLASSIC INTERVIEW - 08/08/04

PETE LEWIS RECALLS MEETING ONE OF SOUL`S ELDER STATESMEN AND MOST ENDURING FIGURES IN SUMMER 1994, WHEN BOBBY WOMACK TOOK THE KID GLOVES OFF IN DISCUSSING HIS OWN TROUBLED CAREER AND THE DAMAGE BEING INFLICTED ON BLACK MUSIC BY NEGATIVE RAP...

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Calvin Richardson

CALVIN RICHARDSON: KEEPING THAT SOULFUL SOUND ALIVE!

B&S SITS DOWN STATESIDE WITH CALVIN RICHARDSON, WHO TALKS ABOUT HIS PROGRESSION FROM HIS DEBUT ALBUM TO BEING VERY MUCH A SOUL STAR OF TODAY... AND BEING WANTED ALONG THE WAY...

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Emmanuel Jal

EMMANUEL JAL: PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES

PETE LEWIS TALKS TO The possessor of one of the most extraordinary life-stories you`re likely to hear, rapper/songwriter Emmanuel Jal WHO RECREATES HIS lifetime experiences through MUSIC ON his latest album 'Warchild'...

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D'Angelo

D̢۪ANGELO: The Gift & The Curse

With personal demons, sensitivity and a raging creative fire, he will never be a record company darling like an Usher or Beyoncé. They are simply wired differently... Jeff Lorez looks back at the career of the inigma that is D'ANGELO.

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CRAIG DAVID: SHEPHERD̢۪S BUSH EMPIRE 17/06/2008

Craig David: Shepherd̢۪s Bush Empire 17/06/2008

Entertained we certainly were by a first rate if not entirely perfect live performance from the British R̢۪n̢۪B singer...

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NU TROPIC: JESSICA/DANCE OF THE LITTLE CHILDREN

Nu Tropic : Jessica / Dance Of The Little Children

A hate these situations when both sides of a record are killer and you don̢۪t know what to go with. A case in point is this French 45...

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James Hunter 'The Hard Way'

James Hunter – The Hard Way (Go records)

What does he sound like? Try and imagine a man whose voice and music is cross between Ray Charles (circa 1960) and Sam Cooke, with some Bobby Bland and Little Johnny Taylor thrown in for good measure. Got it?

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