Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1027



Editorial STUFF

We beat the freeze this month as we cosy up to some red hot interviews on your behalf. We bring you R&B legend TEENA MARIE as she visits these shores - B&S' LEE TYLER weighs in with an absolute whopper of an interview, in one of the most in-depth interviews this diverse diva has given to-date. Pete Lewis hits an interview hat-trick as he goes Dutch on a superb interview with JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE'S prodigee ESMEE DENTERS. Keeps coool with fresh jazz talent ELISA CALEB and soaks up the soulful attributes of American Soul and Gospel singer FREDDIE LEE. We welcome back LAWRENCE GICHIGI as he catches up one time WU TANG CLAN member RAEKWON and if that wasn't enough, our one to watch this month is Rn'B/soul superstar in the making CORNEILLE (ok, bit of a cheat some may say - you'll have to read the interview to find out why?) AlI can say is, c'est Magnifique! +++ We dance ourselves dizzy with an ATFC interview (can I sit down please?). In this issue we also pay our last respects to producer, arranger and sometimes co-writer WILLIE MITCHELL (81), who moulded the careers of artists of the clibare of ANN PEEBLES AND AL GREEN, by printing a 1987 interview with the man himself.... We gather all the live action you can handle care of; FOY VANCE, FAT FREDDIE DROP, SOULIVE and CORNEILLE. We have competition action in the shape of the standout ATFC IN THE HOUSE (London 10) CD's. And last but by no means least PLEASE feel free to visit our regular resident expert columnists, who will be thinking outside the box on your behalf in their respective genres - If you would like to contact them with news that you feel will benefit others, be our guest... 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 highly anticipated GROOVE YARD column....Join us on TWITTER now at twitter/bluesandsoul - go on we won't bite!?... Maybe just knorr a little;) ... See you next month!B&S

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