Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1013

WELCOME TO B&S ONLINE

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

Editorial STUFF

We've brought you a mega-packed issue of B&S online... Issue 1013 has interviews with JOHN LEGEND, MARTHA REEVES, KIM WESTON, BILLY OCEAN, AMP FIDDLER, KLOUD 9 AND SHARLEEN SPITERI. We have competitions to WIN SOUTHPORT WEEKENDER VIP TICKETS for next months event. WIN tickets to a really exciting SEAL SINGS SOUL live at Ronnie Scott's. WIN SEU JORGE at the Roundhouse tickets. A 'Crucial' HYDRO competition to win goody bags and a pair of customized Nike Air Force 1 trainers (Bright Yellow! They look HOT!!). We have R&B WINTER COLLECTION'S to give away and MICHAEL JACKSONS MOTOWN YEARS on CD also for you to win. We have a Live Review from FRANKIE BEVERLY AND MAZE @Hammersmith Apollo and our HMV page has NE-YO, BRYN CHRISTOPHER, ROBIN THICKE AND JENNIFER HUDSON waiting for you to listen and buy... We give you your daily updated NEWS, REVIEWS and OPINION from the cream of music writing as well as a reminder of our not to be missed columnists in the shape of - SOUL COLUMNIST ANDY DAVIES andy@bluesandsoul.com JAZZ COLUMNIST - SNOWBOY snowboy@bluesandsoul.com who are at the ready to share the months news, reviews and opinion in their respective genres. Last issue we announced the return to our pages of B&S motown legend SHARON DAVIS sharon@bluesandsoul.com who will return to Blues and Soul in November to write the MOTOWN TRACKING COLUMN that so many of you have missed - roll on Motown's 50th. So don't forget to contact our columnists with stories, reviews and gig news. We'd like to reminds you that Blues and Soul is ONLINE ONLY.B&S

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LEVI STUBBS _________________ June 6 1936 - October 17 2008

With the sad passing of Four Tops front-man and Motown Legend Levi Stubbs. Sharon Davis remembers fondly the life of great man and perfect gentleman - Where the term "They broke the mould" doesn't even come close...

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Beyonce

BEYONCE ON NEW ALBUM

Beyonce has confirmed that she will release her new album in the US on 18 Nov, in a message to fans published on her MySpace page. She said...

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Hydro

WIN A PAIR OF NIKE AIR FORCE 1 CARE OF OUR HYDRO COMPETITION

Glasgow rapper̢۪s killer album 'Crucial' is out to download and buy now. Filled with 17 scorching hot tracks, the album also features Busta Rhymes, Memphis Bleek and Clinton Sparks. Buy it now, it̢۪s crucial...

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Massive R&B Winter Collection 2008

WIN Massive R&B Winter Collection 2008

Win a copy of the number one selling Massive R&B series latest offering 'Massive R&B Winter Collection 2008.' A definitive collection of 2008̢۪s hottest chart-toppers, classic anthems and grooviest urban flavas!!

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JOHN LEGEND: An Evolving Legend

Credited as the man who brought soul music back to international mainstream prominence, 29-year-old singer/writer/producer/pianist/label-head John Legend this month releases his eagerly-anticipated new set Evolver...

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Martha Reeves Martha Reeves (Councilor) Martha Reeves Martha Reeves and The Vandellas

Martha Reeves: Soul Survivor

Kath Newman's sits down with Motown Legend, and now elected councilwoman for the city of Detroit, Michigan - The inimitable Martha Reeves. The songstress responsible for some of Motown's most memorable hits...

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Billy Ocean Billy Ocean Billy Ocean Billy Ocean

BILLY OCEAN: Caribbean King

Having sold over 30 million records, topping the charts across the world - Billy Ocean is without question the biggest black recording artist Britain has ever produced. This month, sees him return to the public arena with a 19-date tour of the UK...

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Kim Weston Kinm Weston Kim Weston Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston: It Takes Two

KIM WESTON: SEPTEMBER 1990: B&S` CLASSIC INTERVIEW

With Sixties Motown songstress Kim Weston performing at this month̢۪s Legends of Soul & Motown weekender at Prestatyn, Pete Lewis recalls talking to her in September 1990 when she was recording for UK producer Ian Levine̢۪s Motorcity

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Amp Fiddler with Sly and Robbie Amp Fiddler Amp Fiddler Amp Fiddler

AMP FIDDLER: FUNKY SENSATION

This autumn finds Strut label launching a new album series entitled ‘Inspiration Information’. Which kicks off with Detroit soul maverick Amp Fiddler in a studio head-to-head with Jamaican reggae super-producers Sly Dunbar & Robbie

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Sharleen Spiteri Sharleen Spiteri Sharleen Spiteri Sharleen Spiteri

SHARLEEN SPITERI: The Single Life

Sharleen Spiteri - the face and voice of one of the biggest British bands of the last 20 years, Texas - releases her second single from her Gold selling album 'Melody'; Sixties Motown-inspired stomper ‘Stop I Don’t Love You Anym

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KLOUD 9 KLOUD 9 KLOUD 9 KLOUD 9

KLOUD 9: UP WHERE THEY BELONG

Establishing themselves as firm favourites on the UK’s discerning modern soul scene via their acclaimed first two albums - On Kloud 9 and Yearning 2 Love’ - This month comes eagerly-anticipated third set ‘Enjoy the Ride’

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Eric Roberson Angela Johnson Anthony David Eric Roberson

Eric Roberson,Angela Johnson & Anthony David 04/10/08 Indigo2

It takes a whole lotta soul to warm up the rather sterile(and seatless!) surroundings of the indigo 02 and that‘s exactly what this happy threesome achieved.

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Frankie Beverly

Frankie Beverly & Maze: Hammersmith Apollo 21/09/2008

Being a real maze fan - when i heard they were in town, i was sooo excited! I haven't seen them for 15 years, and this is the first time they have been in the UK for 10 years! I wasn't disappointed...

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Gage: Bataclan, Paris 09/10/08

Gage: The Bataclan, Paris 09/10/08

To all those Anglophones who thought that musical life ended at the cliffs of the Dover and that the only thing on the other side of the channel was a desert, think again - French (language) R'n'B is alive and well and accumulating a growing fol

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