Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1026

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

Editorial STUFF

Back by popular demand comes your favourite B&S, with some truly outstanding/interesting articles this month... We have chart topping current king of Rn'B JASON DERULO stopping by for a chat. Also our boys have become men, as BOYZ II MEN talk about love - what else!? There's prolific multi-Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter/arranger/composer TERENCE BLANCHARD in conversation + we track down THE coooolest dudes on the planet the PORTICO QUARTET for a wee chin wag. Get her while she's hot!! As our one to watch this month comes in the form of Nina Simmone esc KRYSTLE WARREN (don't say we didn't tell you 1st). We go ringside at a whole host of live events including MAXWELL, JAMES MORRISON, BREAKESTRA, SOULIVE, FAT FREDDY'S DROP and the MOTOWN event of the year - ULTIMATE MOTOWN/ DIVAS OF MOTOWN reviewed by of course B&S' SHARON DAVIS. While on the subject of Sharon... We have our regular resident expert columnists, who will be thinking outside the box on your behalf 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.... And last but by no means least, you can give yourselves a tweet (Ooo sorry about that) and can keep up with the action as it happens on B&S by joining us on TWITTER - Find us at twitter/bluesandsoul... Easy! Birdie marvelous!;)B&S

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Jason Derulo: Watcha Think?

Pete Lewis enjoys morning drinks with new US chart-topper Jason Derulo, whose international million-plus-selling debut smash âWhatcha Sayâ will soon see him going on tour with Lady GaGa

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Boyz II Men: Love Is All You Need

Love is all around for B&S' Ali Raymond as he catches up with grammy winning, Motown record breaking kings of the Rn'B ballad Boyz II Men - we find out what makes up a winning formula and most of all, how you keep it

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Birdman: Top Seed

Pete Lewis hooks up with Platinum-plus-selling rapper (and CEO of Cash Money Records) Birdman, who discusses his forthcoming fourth LP âPricele$$â plus his Grammy-winning âsonâ-cum-protege Lil Wayne

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Raekwon: Bad boy for life

Since his platinum solo debut (1995), Raekwon The Chef has solidified his place as a certified rap legend. Now with the release of the sequel 'Only Built For Cuban Linx pt 2', this longstanding member of the Wu Tang Clan...

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Osunlade: Osunlade & Upwards

With a HUGE amount of soul ad a tad of jazz and a sprinkle of R&B and Defected couldn't resist the words "Gift Horse and Mouth" when they picked up this lil' artist - good catch guys... O' and his voice isn't half bad

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Terry Cole (Colemine Records) Can you dig it?

Exclusive to Blues And Soul, Snowboy talkâs to âColemine Recordsâ label-owner/artist Terry Cole and gets to the bottom of the âwhat and whereâ with this amazing label + a whole array of killer, classic sounding 45s

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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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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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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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Harry 'Choo Choo' Romero @bluesandsoul.com Harry 'Choo Choo' Romero @bluesandsoul.com Harry 'Choo Choo' Romero @bluesandsoul.com Harry 'Choo Choo' Romero @bluesandsoul.com

Harry 'Choo Choo' Romero: Stoking things up!

Harry Choo Choo Romero... Itâs that name, it instantly conjures up an image of a house music legend, and he is just that. A DJ and producer that has stayed at the cutting edge of dance music for 15 years...

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Foy Vance: Union Chapel 08/12/09

Alot has been said about "yer man" Foy Vance. He'd just finished a very successful and extensive tour opening for Tori Amos and was now well into his own UK tour. Some hail him as the new Van Morrison which is praise indeed...

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Fat Freddyâs Drop: Manchester Apollo 01/12/09 copyright@B&S Fat Freddyâs Drop: Manchester Apollo 01/12/09 copyright@B&S Fat Freddyâs Drop: Manchester Apollo 01/12/09 copyright@B&S Fat Freddyâs Drop: Manchester Apollo 01/12/09 copyright@B&S

Fat Freddyâs Drop: Manchester Apollo 01/12/09

Letâs get this clear, Iâve had the pleasure of experiencing the power of Fat Freddyâs Drop live a couple of times now, always outside of London and each time they have left me with an over whelming sense of oar.

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The Noisettes, Shepherds Bush Empire 27/10/09

The Noisettes, Shepherds Bush Empire 27/10/09

With their mix and match highly varied musical style, it would normally be hard to justify why a group like The Noisettes should receive a live review in a soul based magazine. However, The Noisettes are no ordinary group....

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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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