Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1010

WELCOME TO B&S ONLINE

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

Editorial STUFF

In this bumper edition of your B&S we welcome the creme de la creme of the Jazz world BLUE NOTE to our Jazz pages. Mix that with the unadulterated views of our very own SNOWBOY and I think you'll agree a formidable partnership that will make our Jazz pages soar above the rest... We bring you interviews with soon to be massive LITTLE JACKIE, we check out what LLOYD has to say and are invited to get our car keys out and attend WIFE SWAP with ALEXANDER O'NEAL. We team that little lot with interviews from Daughter of Soul Lalah Hathaway, the impeccable PRESTON GLASS, hot reggie talent in the shape of AVA... (Exhale) Also RONALD CLARK hits new heights and the ever increasing SHAPESHIFTERS tell us the secret to a big tune... O' I nearly forgot - our - "We Told You So" this edition is MARC EVANS - what a voice and WHAT an album!... We have competitions galore including MACEO PARKER Tickets and a Meal for two at London's Pigalle. We and have also gone on bended knee to ask the guys at PRESTATYN to give us another chalet and four tickets to give away to their massive LEGENDS OF SOUL WEEKEND in October (Phew)... That's not all... We add our usual sprinkle of daily updated NEWS, REVIEWS and OPINION from the cream of music writing AND LASTLY don't forget to check out our HMV page, where you can have a sneaky listen to four hot albums as recommended by us. This Issue we recommend the new albums from LLOYD, NATTY, SOLANGE and the absolutely massive album from THE GAME which is worth checking out just to listen to alone... We remind all our readers that we are ONLINE ONLY.B&S

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Isaac Hayes

B&S Pay Tribute to isaac Hayes on the BBC

B&S' Pete Lewis was invited to say a few words on the death of Soul Legend Isaac Hayes who sadly passed away this week...

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R Kelly

R Kelly rebutts scam reports

R Kelly has denied reports that he was involved in a South African scam in which Busiswe Zakwe conned investors out of $1.5 million by getting them to put $1,300 each into a fake tour by the R&B star...

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Tinie Tempah

TINIE TEMPAH: 'Tears' The Video

B&S get's the heads up on the new TINIE TEMPAH VIDEO, The track is called 'Tears' and is well worth checking out as he's blowing-up all over, so time to get on it - enjoy...

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Little Jackie

LITTLE JACKIE: Big Future

UK retro-soul girls like Amy & Duffy are big bussiness internationally and can unquestionably be heard on ‘The Stoop’ - mixing old skool R&B with a quirky hybrid of New York hip hop and melodic pop, care of Little Jackie

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Lloyd

Lloyd: Peek Condition

Usher’s morphed into a home-loving husband; Ne-Yo’s declared 2008 ‘The Year Of The Gent’; Chris Brown’s emerged as the new teen prince.... Leaving the much-coveted slot of R&B’s No1 young lover-man t

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Isaac Hayes on the front cover of Blues and Soul

'B&S' CLASSIC INTERVIEW: Soul Icon ISAAC HAYES MAY 1995

Following THE SAD DEATH OF ISAAC HAYES EARLIER THIS WEEK, PETE LEWIS FONDLY RECALLS HIS INTERVIEW WITH THE ICONIC MEMPHIS SOUL LEGEND IN MAY 1995...

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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, there̢۪s no question in terms of the UK soul market, Alexander O̢۪Neal was just about as big as you could get.

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Lalah Hathaway

Lalah Hathaway: Keeping It in the family

Lalah Hathaway keeps the soul in the family as she talks to David Nathan about her aptly named album 'Self Portrait', working with Rahsaan Patterson, her joy at signing with Stax... and being a late bloomer!?...

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Preston Glass

PRESTON GLASS: IMPRESSIVE REFLECTIONS

His name may not be regularly mentioned amongst the hierarchy of all-time R&B producer/writers nevertheless there's no disputing the fact that California-based Preston Glass does hold a mighty impressive CV in his own right. Why?... Simple...

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Roland Clark

ROLAND CLARK: MIXING WITH THE STARS

His voice has been described as 'wildly erotic, soulful, loving and deep'. Vocalist/songsmith/producer/DJ Roland Clark will unquestionably go down in history as one of soulful house music̢۪s earliest and most enduring male pioneers...

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Marc Evans

Marc Evans: On the brink

They call him ‘the Man with the magnificent voice’ and they are right. Marc Evans is the soul sensation from Baltimore who first showed up on the UK radar after his 2006 release of ‘The Way You Love Me’...

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Shapeshifters

The Shapeshifters: The Futures Shaping Up Nicely

The Shapeshifters tell us about their new single ‘Chime’, why Knuckles and Morales are such good mates and why mixing the next in the Defected In the House compilation series makes them so nervous...

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The Wu's The Wu's The Wu's The Wu's

Wu Tang Clan: Shepherd̢۪s Bush 16/07/2008

The energy, the rawness and the hunger are still all too present and I don̢۪t see any reason why the Wu can̢۪t continue doing the do for a good few years to come...

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SOUL VILLAGE WEEKENDER: JULY 4TH – 6TH 2008

Soul Village Weekender, July 4th – 6th

I’ve just got back from SWV number 7 and am exhausted. Let’s face it: there are just too many weekenders happening now – certainly Soul-based ones, but this one is different...

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