Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1009

WELCOME TO B&S ONLINE

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

Editorial STUFF

In this massive edition of B&S online, we excitedly welcome HMV to our prestigious pages. In this and ensuing issues we will be choosing what we feel in our heart of hearts are the top albums of the month, whilst giving you a chance to have a sneaky listen. If (as I'm sure you will) you agree with us- a couple of clicks later you can own those killer tracks care of HMV, the worlds No1 music store - with REDUCED PRICES & FREE DELIVERY!! To compliment this pink edition we bring you the Blues and the Soul of music in the shape of interviews from... ADELE, DARYL HALL, SERGIO MENDEZ, BARBARA TUCKER, MONIQUE BINGHAM, CHANTE MOORE, MATTAFIX and SIMONE. You also get a second chance to go to PRESTATYN as we repeat the competition to win 4 tickets and a chalet to October's LEGENDS OF SOUL WEEKENDER in PRESTATYN'....'MAILING LIST MEMBERS ONLY' get the chance to win tickets to CHAKA KHAN AND BRYN CHRISTOPHER GIGS! We also have album giveaways galore... And top that with the only way we know how with NEWS, REVIEWS and OPINION 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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Isaac Hayes

ISAAC HAYES DIES, AGED 65

The world of music morns a Soul legend, as R&B singer Isaac Hayes was found dead at his home in Memphis. He was discovered by his wife lying next to a still-running treadmill in their basement...

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Maceo Parker

MACEO PARKER Plays London

James Brown sideman Maceo Parker is coming to London to perform at Piccadillys Pigalle Club. For details....

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Alexander O'Neal & B&S' Pete Lewis

ALEXANDER O`NEAL: Life swap!

Eight sell-out nights at Wembley Arena. A multi-Platinum album (`Hearsay`) which remained on the British chart for two years. Yes, thereâs no question in terms of the UK soul market, Alexander OâNeal was just about as big as you could get.

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Adele

ADELE: Up close and personal

Platinum debutant Adele sits down for a chat with Pete Lewis about the new generation of white female soul-orientated singer-song writers, single 'Hometown' and suggestion that she changed her debut song title to 'Chasing Sidewalks'!?

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Daryl Hall

DARYL HALL: Interview from Daryl's House

Multi-million-selling singer/songwriter DARYL HALL talks to B&S' Pete Lewis about his globally-watched 'Live From Daryl`s House', his part in the formulated Sound of Philadelphia and of course his partnership with John Oates...

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Sergio Mendez and company?!

SERGIO MENDES: THE BOY FROM BRAZIL

SERGIO MENDES WAXES LYRICAL WITH PETE LEWIS TALKING ABOUT HIS NEW ALBUM, THE ENCHANTING 'ENCANTO', HAVING A FEAST OF TALENT AT HIS DISPOSAL AND "THAT YOUNG CAT" WILL.I.AM. MEE...OW!

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Barbara Tucker

BARBARA TUCKER:Tuckers Luck!

Itâs a fact that every genre boasts its own, era-defining musical royalty. And, in the case of house music, thereâs no doubt that the globally-reigning Queen is unquestionably Brooklyn singer/writer/dancer/choreographer Barbara Tucker...

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Chante Moore

Chante Moore: Moore than Words

Moore the Merrier,as David Nathan sits down with seasoned Chante Moore to talk about her personal journey to complete new album 'Love The Women', working with husband Kenny Lattimore and her adoration for that little ol' thing called music!

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Mattafix

MATTAFIX: NO PROBLEM

B&S TALKS TO MATTAFIX ABOUT THERE NEW ALBUM Rhythms & Hymns, GOING PLATINUM ALL OVER THE WORLD, CHASED BY FANS IN GERMANY AND BEING RELATIVELY UNKNOWN IN THEIR NATIVE UK...

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Simone

Simone: Keeper Of The Flame

David Nathan talks to Simone about her 'Simone on Simone' album. A tribute to the high priestess of soul, her mother Nina Simone and the personal journey it took her on complete this special and very personal project.

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Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco: Somerset House, London - Monday 14th July 2008

Hip-Hop seems to have come of age in 2008. On a pleasant cool summer evening in the neoclassical setting of Somerset House, Lupe Fiasco managed to add another layer to this already rich mix in the form of passion bordering on evangelical fervour..

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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson: Spotlight

The highly anticipated Jennifer Hudson debut album is almost upon us. This single is a pleasant upbeat slab of contemporary soul with an old school feel...

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DJ SPEN & THE MUTHAFUNKAZ PRES MARC EVANS: GIVEN ME JOY

DJ Spen & The Muthafunkaz Pres Marc Evans: Given Me Joy

One of the best loved voices in Soulful House today, Marc Evans, unveils a brand new cut âGiven Me Joyâ from his forthcoming album âThe Way You Love Meâ...

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