Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1025

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Catch us if you can this month as we bring you more super fine interviews than you can shake a well aimed stick at! Including good friend to B&S and Neo Soul God MAXWELL. SHARON DAVIS delivers in style with a supremely blessed interview form a F.L.O.S (former lady of the Supremes) Ms Lynda Lawrence. TINCHY STRYDER is feeling generous as he leads the pack with a charity tune and VANESSA WILLIAMS stops things from getting too ugly, as she talks to B&S' PETE LEWIS. We're on red alert as DANIEL MERRIWEATHER drops by to shoot the breeze with LAWRENCE GICHIGI and SWAY in in the house as he talks to ALI RAYMOND. MORE! I hear you say... Ok, as you've been good - how about one star interviewing another star as super talented DJ SPEN interviews the voice of Baltimore (and B&S favourite) MARC EVANS. We go competition nuts!! With tickets to MAXWELL, MOTOWN SESSIONS, ULTIMATE MOTOWN, UB40 & EDDIE GRANT to name a few. We also have CD's galore to give away with DIVAS OF MOTOWN topping the list. We go on the hunt to track down the best shows to review including going to the Netherlands to catch DIANA ROSS. We urge you to try our resident expert columnists who bring you comprehensive updates in their respective genres - 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 IN THE WORLD! With THE GROOVE YARD. So why go anywhere else ladies and gentlemen! Catch you again next month.B&S

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Win a copy of 'Divas Of Motown' @bluesandsoul.com

Win a copy of 'Divas Of Motown'

Has there ever been a more magisterial roll call of soul sirens than at Motown? Continuing a year-long celebration of Motownâs 50th anniversary, Universal Music is proud to present the First Ever All-Diva Motown album.... And you can win it!

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Maxwell @bluesandsoul.com Maxwell @bluesandsoul.com Maxwell @bluesandsoul.com Maxwell @bluesandsoul.com

Maxwell: Soul sharing

Pete Lewis Shows Respect To The Max!! As critically-acclaimed contemporary soul singer/songwriter Maxwell tells ‘B&S’ of his long-overdue return to the top of the US charts...

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Lynda Laurence @bluesandsoul.com Lynda Laurence, Diana Ross and Scherrie Payne 'Return To Love Tour' 2000 F.L.O.S (Former Ladies of The Supremes) Inc: Scherrie Payne, Lynda Lawerence &  Joyce Vincen Floy Joy @bluesandsoul.com

Lynda Laurence: Supremely Blessed

Itâs not been easy tracking down this lady because with her group The Former Ladies of the Supremes as sheâs been touring extensively, but Sharon Davis catches up Lynda Laurence just before she pops to London next month.

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Tinchy Stryder @bluesandsoul.com Tinchy Stryder @bluesandsoul.com Tinchy Stryder @bluesandsoul.com Tinchy Stryder @bluesandsoul.com

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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Vanessa Williams @bluesandsoul.com Vanessa Williams @bluesandsoul.com Vanessa Williams @bluesandsoul.com Vanessa Williams @bluesandsoul.com

Vanessa Williams: In Vogue

Most famous these days for playing power-hungry Wilhelmina Slater in TV sitcom âUgly Bettyâ, 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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Harry Connick Jr @bluesandsoul.com Harry Connick Jr @bluesandsoul.com Harry Connick Jr @bluesandsoul.com Harry Connick Jr @bluesandsoul.com

Harry Connick, Jr: Connick Timing

Pete Lewis enjoys morning drinks in Mayfair with iconic New Orleans jazz singer/pianist/arranger Harry Connick, Jr., whose international Top 10 LP âYour Songsâ now attains its UK release...

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Portico Quartet @bluesandsoul.com Portico Quartet @bluesandsoul.com Portico Quartet @bluesandsoul.com Portico Quartet @bluesandsoul.com

Portico Quartet: 4-tune Hunters

Lee Tyler catches up with Drummer/Hang player from the formidable jazz de force, the Portico Quartet. We talk fighting critics, new album âIslaâ and having an Imelda May and Lizzie Parks sandwich!? ... HP sauce anyone?

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Krystle Warren @bluesandsoul.com Krystle Warren @bluesandsoul.com Krystle Warren @bluesandsoul.com Krystle Warren @bluesandsoul.com

Krystle Warren: Clear for take off

Pete Lewis meets Kansas City-raised and now now-Paris-based singer/songwriter Krystle Warren, whose debut âCirclesâ has already been dubbed âNina Simone meets Bob Dylan in the age of Obamaâ!

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N'Dea Davenport  @bluesandsoul.com Nâdea Davenport lead singer with the Brand New Heavies The Brand New Heavies @bluesandsoul.com The Brand New Heavies @bluesandsoul.com

NâDea Davenport: Feelin Brand New

When NâDea Davenport joined the Brand New Heavies in 1990 it was never meant to be a permanent position. But after releasing their brilliant self-titled debut the following year on Delicious Vinyl, a musical separation became unthinkable...

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Terence Blanchard @bluesandsoul.com The Terence Blanchard Group  @bluesandsoul.com The Terence Blanchard Group  @bluesandsoul.com Bilal (Terence Blanchard Group) @bluesandsoul.com

The Terence Blanchard Group: The Right Choice

Pete Lewis calls up multi-Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter/arranger/composer Terence Blanchard, to discuss the thinking behind the influential New Orleans musicianâs new album âChoicesâ

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Ultimate Motown - Divas Of Motown 13/11/09 copyright@bluesandsoul.com Jack Ashford & Mable John: Ultimate Motown - Divas Of Motown 13/11/09 copyright@bluesandsoul Mable John: Ultimate Motown - Divas Of Motown 13/11/09 copyright@bluesandsoul.com Brenda Holloway: Ultimate Motown - Divas Of Motown 13/11/09 copyright@bluesandsoul.com

Ultimate Motown - Divas of Motown: HMV Apollo, Hammersmith 13/11/09

The Apollo was certainly the place for Motown fans on this Friday 13th and it was great for me to have the chance to chinwag with so many folks â Iâve always said Motown fans are the very best!

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Jack Ashford: Borderline 09/11/09 copyright@bluesandsoul.com Jack Ashford: Borderline 09/11/09 copyright@bluesandsoul.com Jack Ashford: Borderline 09/11/09 copyright@bluesandsoul.com Jack Ashford: Borderline 09/11/09 copyright@bluesandsoul.com

Jack Ashford: Borderline 09/11/09

There are but few living legends left to see live, so when one of them comes to town you know it's best to drop everything and haul your ass down to the action. It doesn't get much bigger than vibes/percussionist Mr Jack Ashford...

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DIANA ROSS: SYMPHONICA IN ROSSO Diana Ross: Symphonica In Rosso (The Netherlands)  Photo; CEES URI 16/10/09 Diana Ross: Symphonica In Rosso (The Netherlands)  Photo; CEES URI 16/10/09 Diana Ross: Symphonica In Rosso (The Netherlands)  Photo; CEES URI 16/10/09

Diana Ross: Symphonica In Rosso; Gelredome, Arhnem, The Netherlands 16/10/09

It was the most spectacular show I have ever seen. The Arena was packed with thirty five thousand fans, with a massive stage holding a grand staircase, and huge video screens showing images from Diana's career...

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NINE BELOW ZERO: THE SPICE OF LIFE - SOHO 03/11/09 NINE BELOW ZERO: THE SPICE OF LIFE - SOHO 03/11/09 NINE BELOW ZERO: THE SPICE OF LIFE - SOHO 03/11/09 NINE BELOW ZERO: THE SPICE OF LIFE - SOHO 03/11/09

Nine Below Zero: The Spice Of Life - Soho 03/11/09

The Spice Of Life Soho was packed to the rafters as the boys took to the stage and faithfully delivered renditions of their rather splendid new album "It's Never Too Late" This cult band - they really are one of our grittiest national treas

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