Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1011

WELCOME TO B&S ONLINE

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

Editorial STUFF

In this already bursting issue of B&S ONLINE we excitedly introduce another regular columnist in ANDY DAVIES - who will in his own inimitable style cover all things Soul. From news to reviews, from 45's to CD's, from nights out to weekenders - if it's got Soul then Andy Davies is our man in the know. If you want to drop Andy a line to let him know of a Soul event or indeed share your soulful views then email andy@bluesandsoul.com Talking of all things Soul - In this issue we also feature interviews with BRYN CHRISTOPHER, EDDIE 'Knock on Wood' FLOYD, LEON WARE, DON-E, SAM BOSTICK, RAPHAEL SAADIQ and soul/ jazz and anything else he turns his hand to, saxy DAVID SANBORN... We also welcome the Oscar nominated talents of Terrence Howard to B&S for something just a little different... And our one to watch this month has to be the enigmatic talents of NATALIA... How do we top that? Well, how about competitions to win ERIC ROBERSON @o2 tickets, clubbing @FABRIC and a chance to go VIP to KINKY MALINKY'S 10th BIRTHDAY @PACHA... Add daily updated NEWS, REVIEWS and OPINION from the cream of music writing AND check out the B&S and HMV's recommended page, where you can have a sneaky listen to four hot, hot albums care of us. This Issue we have the new albums from BRYN CHRISTOPHER, LLOYD, SOLANGE and the absolutely massive album from THE GAME - so why look any further?!? B&S re-reminds it's patrons that it is ON-LINE ONLY.B&S

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Sam Sparrow: o2 Wireless Festival Bootsy Collins: @ The o2 Wireless Festival Robyn Akala:  @ o2 Wireless Festival

o2 WIRELESS FESTIVAL PART 2

As promised, here is part 2 of Darren Lewis' unparrelled review of the o2 Wireless Festival. We report on the performances of FATBOY SLIM, SAM SPARROW, ROBYN, Bootsy Collins, Dans Le Sac, Akala, Underworld and The WHIP...

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Eric Roberson

WIN ERIC ROBERSON TICKETS

In another great B&S compertition, we are giving you the chance to go to see the superb Eric Roberson at London's o2 on October 4th and that's not all - We also have Eric's Collection and Left albums to give away...

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Beyonce

Icon Diva - BEYONCE WANTS TO BE AN ICON

Beyonce is bored of being a pop star. Pop stars are so yesterday. Now she wants to be an icon and live forever...

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WU-TANG CLAN

WIN DVD's of THE WU-TANG CLAN 'LIVE AT MONTREUX'

Win a copy of WU-TANG CLAN Live in Montreux DVD... What were they doing playing a Jazz festival, who knows?! But we're glad they did as this DVD cooks up a whole-heap of hits. Just answer a simple question...

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Bryn Christopher

BRYN CHRISTOPHER: Soul Sorcerer

In todayâs female-dominated retro-soul climate, 22-year-old, singer/songwriter Bryn Christopher is definitely taking on the likes of Amy, Duffy and Adele at their own game with the release of his eagerly-anticipated debut album 'My World'

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Eddie Floyd

Eddie Floyd: Stax Soul Survivor

Itâs tough for any veteran soul music artist to have the opportunity of releasing new music â and even more rare to have a new album issued by a major label. Eddie Floyd, he of 'Knock On Wood' fame, is one of the lucky ones...

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David Sanborn

DAVID SANBORN: Let's Talk About Sax?!!

Few are so closely identified with their instrument that they overshadow their peers. Nevertheless, iconic David Sanborn merits his position as an unrivaled saxophonist straddling the jazz, soul, pop and rock worlds whilst commanding respect in all four.

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Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard: Howard's Way

You may be familiar with Terrence Howard - the Oscar/ Golden Globe-nominated, handsome actor who starred in box-office smashes âHustle & Flowâ, âRayâ and âCrashâ. But, You many may NOT know his first

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Don-E

DON-E: Right down to the letter

Unanimously acknowledged as one of the UKâs most gifted and enduring urban music talents, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Don-e this month returns with his fourth album, the appropriately-titled âNaturalâ...

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Leon Ware

LEON WARE: A WELCOME RETURN

For soul fans everywhere, the name "Leon Ware" has long been associated with some of the best music that's been made in the past thirty years. He now returns with a brand new album 'Moon Ride' care of Stax/ Concord...

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Natasha Panas

NATASHA PANAS: Star potential

The current female Brit-soul boom is creating an ideal platform for more individual and seasoned talents to finally make their long-overdue entrance. Cue London singer/songwriter/ keyboardist Natasha Panas and the album âYellow Flowersâ...

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RAPHAEL SAADIQ: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

David Nathan talks to Joss Stone producer and former Tony!Toni!Tone artist Raphael Saadiq about creating his new album 'The Way I See It,' Stevie Wonder guesting and creating a great soul sound reminiscent of late 60's and early 70's..

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Natalia

NATALIA: Songbird

Soulful singer-songwriter Natalia is currently causing a stir across the UKâs urban airwaves with the punchy, uplifting bounce of her new single âPerfect Dayâ. Which also features a male guest-rap from Florida-based rhymesmith Kali

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Sam Bostick

Sam Bostic: Staying Power

While a modern take on the Sixties retro-R&B sound may currently be conquering airwaves, Californian singer/songwriter/producer Sam Bostic has instead opted to tap the Seventies sweet-soul vibe for his widely-acclaimed debut Soul Supreme

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