Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1024



Editorial STUFF

Like a refreshing bolt of musical lightening, B&S steals the thunder once again of it's competitors with another not to be missed edition. We are in interview Heaven with current chart topper and previous B&S 'tip for the top' TAIO CRUZ. We Stay in an ecclesiastical mood as we are granted an audience with REVEREND AL GREEN, who's in exceptional interview form. JADE EWEN tells us about her year in the making - including Eurovision, solo project (and little did we know at the time) SUGABABE! We go soul searching for not one, not two but THREE independent soul icons ERIC ROBERSON, NATE JAMES and JOE (you lucky, lucky lot!)... MASTER SHORTIE looks forward to the huge BURRRAP TOUR and last but by no means least, three stringed Blues phenomenon SEASICK STEVE talks to B&S newbee GEMMA BROSNAN (welcome young lady). We have competitions to win LIL' WAYNE TICKETS, IRONIC - CHIPMUNK - MASTER SHORTIE 'BRRRAP PACK' TOUR TICKETS to a venue of your choice... Also look out later this month for a chance to win MAXWELL TICKETS (NIIIIICE). We have our resident columnists bringing you all the news and views from their respected genres, so please feel free to contact them with news that you feel will benefit others. The Guv'nor SNOWBOY looks at all things jazz in his monthly column, SHARON DAVIS gives you all the MOTOWN news as it happens, in MOTOWN TRACKING And BEN LOVETT continues to bring you the best dance column on the internet with GROOVE YARD. Why go anywhere else - indeed! Catch you next month.B&S

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Our B&S family friend Ian Baynham Vigil: No To Hate Crime A Day In Hand No To Hate Crime

Friday October 30th************* Hate crime candle-lit vigil in Trafalgar Sq

A vigil has been organised on Friday 30th October between 8 -10pm in response to the death of our good friend Ian Baynham who was attacked and subsequantly murdered in an horrific homophobic hate crime in Trafalgar Square...

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Win Maxwell tickets

Win a pair of tickets to Maxwell at the Hammersmith Apollo

It's been 8 long years since R&B superstar Maxwell released the album 'Now'. He's now back and taking the US charts by storm with his number one album BLACKsummers'night... And the good news is... He's heading this w

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Taio Cruz: Rokstarr in The Making

Pete Lewis enjoys lunchtime drinks in Kensington with Brit-winning London singer/ songwriter/producer Taio Cruz to celebrate his chart-topping single ‘Break Your Heart’ and accompanying new LP ‘Rokstarr’

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Tinchy Stryder: Charity begins at homeboy

Lee Tyler sits down to have a chat with Grimeminister Tinchy Stryder during rehearsals for Warchild single 'I Got Soul'. It's here that Stryder leads a chart topping line-up with this well timed charity effort...

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Jody Watley: Three's a crowd

Pete Lewis speaks to Grammy-winning music and fashion icon Jody Watley, as this month sees the critically-acclaimed ‘The Makeover’ become her first fully-fledged UK album release in over 11 years

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Vanessa Williams: In Vogue

Most famous these days for playing power-hungry Wilhelmina Slater in TV sitcom ‘Ugly Betty’, multi-award-winning singer/actress Vanessa Williams tells Pete Lewis about her return to music with her latest, 13th LP The Real Thing

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Sway Sway Sway Sway

Sway: Man Of Konviction

With the pending ‘Signaure 2’ release early 2010, Mr Derek DaSafo drops his new single the upbeat ‘Mercedes-Benz’. Marking "the final chapter of independence" as he looks excitingly to next year Konvict Muzik.

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DJ Spen Interviews Marc Evans: Let's Go Round Again!

Muthafunkaz beat master DJ Spen caught up with Baltimore’s soul sensation- Mr Marc Evans to talk soul, the truth behind his music, the new record and what exactly would go into a Marc Evans Smoothie…

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Eric Roberson: Independently Yours

America’s most successful indie soul-man Eric Roberson meets our fellow music-lover Pete Lewis in London to discuss his new, appropriately-titled sixth solo album ‘Music Fan First’... We couldn't agree more...

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Daniel Merriweather: Red Alert

'Love And War' has already spawned monster hit 'Red' - So Daniel Merriweather follows the 'Impossible' with a duet from 2x's Grammy winner Adele, as 'Water And A Flame' looks set to be one hell of a scorcher...

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The Team: Starr Turn

Pete Lewis speaks to Angelo Starr - younger brother of late soul legend Edwin Starr - who now fronts Edwin’s one-time touring band The Team on their long-awaited debut LP ‘Keeping The Faith’

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Krystel Warren

Krystle Warren: Union Chappell 09/10/09

On the whole a stunning debut from the reluctant Diva, and more to the point, a thoroughly satisfied reviewer. The only thing I care about is, that I was there!! And the only thing you should care about is, that you were not...

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Lil' Wayne: Hammersmith Apollo 08/10/09 Lil' Wayne: Hammersmith Apollo 08/10/09 Lil' Wayne: Hammersmith Apollo 08/10/09 Lil' Wayne: Hammersmith Apollo 08/10/09

Lil Wayne - Hammersmith Apollo 08/10/09

Lil Wayne raised the roof on a rammed Hammersmith Apollo to ecstatic heights on Friday. Sporting matching shades, matching jacket and matching jeans his attire was as coordinated as the celebratory punters cheers.

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Whitney Houston: I Look To You


I’ve been playing this, Whitney’s first album in seven years, rather a lot. I wanted so much to report that this is a mind blowing, thousand-carat return from one of soul music’s divas. But I can’t I’m afraid...

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