Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1014

WELCOME TO B&S ONLINE

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

Editorial STUFF

In this humdinger of an Issue of B&S online we have interviews with ROBIN THICKE, AL GREEN, LINDA LEWIS, THE TEMPTATIONS, TQ, RAPHAEL SAADIQ, we say happy 40th to the STYLISTICS and remember the FOUR TOPS with interview form 92. We look forward to the LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL care of the inimitable MELODY GARDOT. We give away TRACY CHAPMAN goodies, R&B Collection cds (containing a mix dvd by DJ Semtex) and the No1 JAZZ FM 2008 cd. In our try before you buy hmv B&S selection page, we have NE-YO, JOHN LEGEND, JENNIFER HUDSON and ROBIN THICKE albums for you to listen to and then purchase at rock bottom prices. So give it a click!!!! We bring you daily updated NEWS, REVIEWS and OPINION from the cream of music writing from not to be missed columnists - SOUL'S ANDY DAVIES andy@bluesandsoul.com and the JAZZ WORLDS - SNOWBOY snowboy@bluesandsoul.com who are at the ready to share the months news, reviews and opinion in their respective genres. And now we save the best till last as we remind you to look out for one of the best columns in the whole wide world! (Not too much pressure then) With the return to our pages of B&S MOTOWN writing legend SHARON DAVIS sharon@bluesandsoul.com who returns to Blues and Soul this month 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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John Legend

Win John Legend tickets

John Legend has confirmed he playing three dates in March 2009 at three venues, where he will be performing hits from his recently released third studio album - Evolver. You can win a pair of tickets to each venue...

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Seal Soul

WIN Seal Soul album

Soul is the sixth album from the multiplatinum selling, Grammy-winning, critically acclaimed Seal and you can win a copy!

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Tracy Chapman Our Bright Future

WIN Tracy Chapman's new album 'Our Bright Future'

We have 5 copies of Tracy Chapman's eighth full-length recording 'Our Bright Future' in our clutches. To win one, all you have to do is answer a simple question and a copy is yours!

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R&B Collection 2009

WIN R&B Collection

Win a copy of the number one ultimate 'R&B Collection' - for the biggest and best hits of the year with an exclusive DVD Video Mix by DJ Semtex

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Robin Thicke Robin Thicke Robin Thicke Robin Thicke

ROBIN THICKE: In the Thicke of it

Having become the first white male solo artist to top the US R&B singles chart since George Michael, Grammy-winning Robin Thicke goes for a sexy, classic R&B vibe with his album, âSomething Elseâ and single Magic.

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Al Green Rev Al Green Rev Al Green Rev Al Green

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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Melody Gardot Melody Gardot Melody Gardot Melody Gardot

MELODY GARDOT: MELODY COOL

Hailed by some as âThe brightest jazz star of the 21ST Centuryâ, 23-year-old singer/songwriter Melody Gardot this month brings her simple-yet-poignant blend of jazz and folk to London, as one of the headlining stars...

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Levi Stubbs Levi Stubbs The Four Tops The Four Tops

THE FOUR TOPS: âB&Sâ CLASSIC INTERVIEW - OCTOBER 1992

Following the recent sad death of Four Tops iconic frontman Levi Stubbs, Pete Lewis fondly recalls talking to the legendary, world-conquering quartet in their Central London hotel back in October 1992.

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Jazzie B Jazzie B Jazzie B Jazzie B

Jazzie B: BACK TO LIFE

WIth a live appearence at the Arches âBULLEIT ORIGINALSâ gig just around the corner & the twenteth year of the massive Soul II Soul on the horrizon-Lee Tyler and Dj/ producer Jazzie B OBE have just a few things to talk about...

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The Temptations Otis Williams Temptations Topping the B&S Readers Pole in 1972 The Temptations

THE TEMPTATIONS: STILL GOINâ STRONGâ¦

The Temptations have enjoyed more hit singles on the R&B charts than any other soul music group in history (ninety chart appearances). We COVER EVERYTHING FROM 'BACK TO FRONT' WITH The Temptations OTIS WILLIAMS...

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Linda Lewis Linda Lewis Linda Lewis Linda Lewis

Linda Lewis: Songbird

Before embarking on a dates at the Jazz Cafe and a trip to her beloved Japanese fanbase - Lee Tyler sits down with Songbird Linda Lewis to talk about her life both in and out of the public eye. Surprised? I think you just might be....

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Raphael Saadiq Raphael Saadiq Raphael Saadiq Raphael Saadiq

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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TQ @B&S TQ @B&S TQ @B&S TQ @B&S

TQ: A LITTL' Q&A

Known globally for West Coast gangsta anthem âWestsideâ, Compton, California-raised Terrance âTQâ Quaites has a new album âParadiseâ. Boasting guests Krayzie, Jagged Edge plus Bone, Thugs & Harmony..

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Supernatural:  Rock The Bells - Indigo o2, London 09/11/08 Supernatural:  Rock The Bells - Indigo o2, London 09/11/08 DJ Scratch: Rock The Bells - Indigo o2, London 09/11/08 Nas: Rock The Bells - Indigo o2, London 09/11/08

Rock The Bells: Nas, EPMD, The Pharcyde & Supernatural Indigo o2 09/11/08

Was I looking forward to this one or what? After the initial confusion over whether this concert was gonna be in Birmingham and Manchester only and then ending up in London â Oh BTW Indigo o2, sort your s*#t out!

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