Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1021

MICHAEL JACKSON

1958 - 2009 RIP

Editorial STUFF

HOT DIGGER-DY DOG!!! B&S turns the interview heat up to the max as we prove size does matter in issue 1020!? In this issue we talk to one of the biggest female stars on the planet right now CIARA. We catch SUPREME MARY WILSON at a perfect time as she reflects and surmises on a DIANA ROSS and the SUPREMES get together (hey, you never know?!). We have not one, not two, but all three members of LABELLE giving a full reunion interview - boy are they glad to be back! Into bat for the boys in this issue we have the supremely talented RAPHAEL SAADIQ who is in vintage interview form and if that wasn't enough rap-stars GURU & SOLAR double up for twice the normal interview. We have competitions to win gold T.I. & FLO RIDA discs, a STAX CD give away and if that's not enough how about winning LIL' WAYNE tickets. PHHHHEEEW! We go live this month with reviews from BRANDY, RAPHAEL SAADIQ, CAMEO & ANTHONY HAMILTON and last but by no means least our columnists SHARON DAVIS, BEN LOVETT & SNOWBOY as here to share MOTOWN, HOUSE/DANCE & JAZZ news.B&S

Read more
Michael Jackson dies aged 50

Michael Jackson the King of Pop is Dead

Michael Jackson passed away at 2.28pm on June the 25th- he was 50. Michael suffered a cardiac arrest at his Holmby Hills home as paramedics were unable to revive him. He was taken to UCLA hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Videoread more

Michael Jackson: Book of Tributes on @bluesandsoul.com

Read & Add your Michael Jackson tribute messages here

As one of music's true heros Michael Jackson died tragically on June 25th, we offer our condolances to Michael's family. Please feel free to leave your tributes via the box on the right of the site and read them here.

read more

Berry Gordy

Michael Jackson 1958-2009 - Statement from Berry Gordy

Here is a statement from Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records on the loss of iconic legend Michael Jackson.

read more

Concert promotors AEGlive

Full refund details for Michael Jackson 'This Is It' Concerts

Promoters AEG Live (UK) Ltd, announce full refunds will be available to fans who purchased tickets through authorised agents for the 50 Michael Jackson 'This Is It' concerts which were to take place at The O2 Arena in London.

Videoread more

Michael Jackson (1969) @bluesandsoul.com

Sharon Davis' reflections: Michael Jackson - A special life...

B&S' Sharon Davis takes a heartfelt look back at the life of the enigma that is Michael Jackson. From the highest of highs to the most painful lows... But one thing is for sure - there will never be another Michael Jackson...

read more

Michael Jackson; Dancing JACKSON 5 OFF THE WALL Michael Jackson Thriller 25

Recent B&S article... MICHAEL JACKSON: A THRILLER OF A CAREER

B&S CONTINUES IT'S CLASSIC RETROSPECTIVE SERIES WITH THE ENIGMA THAT IS MICHAEL JACKSON. DAVID NATHAN LOOKS AT MICHAEL'S 36 YEAR CAREER FROM THE JACKSON FIVE TO THE RE-RELEASE OF THE 40 MILLION SELLING 'THRILLER 25' ALBUM

read more

WIN A PAIR OF LEELA JAMES TICKETS

Win a pair of Leela James Tickets

Acclaimed R&B artist Leela James comes to the U.K to play a pair of intimate gigs on Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th of July at London's Jazz Cafe. You could be there to see what promises to be a VERY special event...

Videoread more

Billy Paul: Am I Black Enough For You

Am I Black Enough For You

Billy Paul shot to fame with a little olâ song called âMe and Mrs Jonesâ, yep you know the song... âWe got a thing going on...â thatâs right, now youâve got it... This documentry follows the furoray

Videoread more

Keri Hilson @bluesandsoul.com Keri Hilson @bluesandsoul.com Keri Hilson @bluesandsoul.com Keri Hilson @bluesandsoul.com

Keri Hilson: Perrrfect timing

Pete Lewis spends an enjoyable 20 minutes âIn A Perfect Worldâ¦â - chatting freely to chart-topping Atlanta R&B songstress Keri Hilson at Central Londonâs newly-refurbished Cumberland Hotel.

read more

Mica Paris @bluesandsoul.com Mica Paris @bluesandsoul.com Mica Paris @bluesandsoul.com Mica Paris @bluesandsoul.com

MICA PARIS: Back for good

Pete Lewis speaks to the charismatic, effervescent and well established UK soul Queen Mica Paris about her new LP âBorn Againâ - her first album of new material in over 10 years!... Mica where have you been girl?

read more

The Supremes @bluesandsoul.com Diana Ross and the Supremes @bluesandsoul.com Diana Ross and the Supremes @bluesandsoul.com Diana Ross and the Supremes @bluesandsoul.com

MARY WILSON: An Interview Supreme

Legendary original Supreme Mary Wilson speaks candidly to B&S at her exhibition âThe Story Of The Supremesâ @Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, its first opening in Motown Recordsâ 50th Anniversary year.

read more

Once In A Life Time - Legends Live: Wembley Arena 25/06/09

ONCE IN A LIFETIME - LEGENDS LIVE: WEMBLEY ARENA 25/06/09

When Martha Reeves and her sisters walked on stage they brought Wembley to its feet. The welcome was deafening and the air filled with love for this Motown legend.

read more

LENNY KRAVITZ: BRIXTON ACADEMY 01/07/09 LENNY KRAVITZ: BRIXTON ACADEMY 01/07/09 LENNY KRAVITZ: BRIXTON ACADEMY 01/07/09 LENNY KRAVITZ: BRIXTON ACADEMY 01/07/09

Lenny Kravitz: Brixton Academy 01/07/09

When Lenny Kravitz comes to town you know the show will be something a little special. But mix that with a 20th birthday celebration and what you get is pure fireworks!!

read more

Ronnie Scott's 50th Birthday @BFI 12/13th June 09 James Pearson Quartet Feat. Paul Pace James Pearson Quartet Natty Bo from SKA Cubano with Emrys

Ronnie Scott's 50TH birthday at the BFI 12/13th June 09

BFI's Jazz Weekender (with Ronnie Scott's 50th), on the whole, a successful affair and as welcome as... well, water to a parched throat. The BFI & Scott's did londoners and jazz fans proud with their inventive programming.

read more

From Jazz Funk & Fusion To Acid Jazz