Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1033

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Editorial STUFF

This edition of B&S is gonna be hotter than July as we bring you wonders aplenty (see what I did there?). Our cover this issue is multi talented BIG BOI, one half of multi Grammy award winning American Hip Hop duo OUTKAST. We follow that with the first part of an EXCLUSIVE SHARON DAVIS interview with the marvellous MARTHA REEVES (second part will be in a special printed edition of B&S coming this August - Oooooow!). Where do we go from here? Well, how about an interview with US R&B superstar CIARA, who looks set to smash her three million selling debut. If that wasn't enough we have not one, but two hot acts to watch out for this month - JANELLE MONAE and MESHELL N' DEGEOCELLO bring style, panache and a lot of soul to the charts and as soul seem to be on the menu how about another SHARON DAVIS EXCLUSIVE, this time with JOYCE VINCENT - from TONY ORLANDO & DAWN to a SUPREME and of course everything in between. Just as you think things couldn't get any better we bring you a PETE LEWIS interview with the inimitable BLUEY from INCOGNITO and bring you the best funk that Australia has to offer in the shape of interview with THE BAMBOOS chief LANCE FERGUSON - PHHHHHHHEW!! Design guru and devout soul fan WAYNE HEMINGWAY MBE tells Editor LEE TYLER the reasons why soul music will always be No1 on his list in an absorbing look back at WAYNE'S life. And as we grab ringside seats at venues the length and breath of the U.K we bring you some of the best live reviews the money can't buy!?... We go to the Barbican for BIG BAND BRITANNIA NIGHT, TY's album launch at the JAZZ CAFE and London's DOMINION THEATRE for 'WE WILL ROCK YOU' - I kid you not!!? At this point I must mention our esteemed line-up of columnists who bring you all the essential news from there respective genres. Please feel free to contact them all with any relevant info that would benefit others... Phil Driver and his Unsigned Soul column phil@bluesandsoul.com if you are both exceptionally talented and unsigned (both must go hand in hand) - you could be featured! THE No1 MOTOWN authority SHARON DAVIS' email address has changed (again - sorry!) to motowntracking@sky.com if you wish to contact her with regard to all things MOTOWN. Jazz fans are kept in the loop as the guv'nor SNOWBOY casts his eye on all things jazz snowboy@bluesandsoul.com All the club news and dance tunes to look out for are catered for in BEN LOVETT's monthly must-see THE GROOVEYARD ben@bluesandsoul.com If you're into dance music then this column is an absolute must! And last but by no means least you can gorge (musically of course) on MICHAEL DE KONINGH's tasty AFROBEAT/WORLD column... Just time to re-remind you to follow the music news as it happens at twitter/bluesandsoul - please tweet us and tell us what you're up to! And get all the news as it happens... Don't forget there will be up to the minute VINTAGE AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL NEWS as the date gets nearer - AUGUST 13-15. See you there!!B&S

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Vintage at Goodwood 13-15th of August

Win a pair of weekend tickets to the Vintage at Goodwood Festival

The must attend event this summer has to be Wayne Hemingway's Vintage at Goodwood festival. Not only packed with a plethora of iconic DJ'ing genius, but also includes an astounding array of musical talent. Want to win tickets???

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Jaki Graham @bluesandsoul.com

JAKI GRAHAM IS TO BE SET FREE

British soul singer Jaki Graham, who has recently completed a sell-out arena tour of the UK with Michael McDonald, is to release the 25th Anniversary Special Edition of her 'Breaking Away' album on 23 August 2010...

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Big Boi @bluesandsoul.com Big Boi @bluesandsoul.com Big Boi @bluesandsoul.com Big Boi @bluesandsoul.com

Big Boi: Boy O Boi!

Pete Lewis relaxes at Central Londonâs Sanderson hotel with legendary Outkast rapper Big Boi. Whose long-awaited solo album - âSir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dustyâ - drops this month

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Martha Reeves @bluesandsoul.com copyright@bluesandsoul.com Martha Reeves @bluesandsoul.com copyright@bluesandsoul.com The back of Martha Reeves jacket copyright@bluesandsoul.com Martha Reeves & B&S' Sharon Davis

Martha Reeves: Motown Royalty (Part 1)

With parking spaces being so limited in Brighton, East Sussex, during the day, I was, of course, only just in time to meet Martha Reeves at a hotel along the cityâs busy seafront on the Saturday morning following her sell-out performance...

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Ciara @bluesandsoul.com Ciara @bluesandsoul.com Ciara & Ludicris @bluesandsoul.com Ciara & Ludicris @bluesandsoul.com

Ciara: Killer instincts

Pete Lewis talks to 24-year-old US R&B superstar Ciara about her Ludacris-featuring new single âRide; its controversially-raunchy video; plus her forthcoming fourth album âBasic Instinctâ

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Janelle Monae @bluesandsoul.com Janelle Monae @bluesandsoul.com Janelle Monae @bluesandsoul.com Janelle Monae @bluesandsoul.com

Janelle Monae: Funky Sensation

Pete Lewis meets singer/songwriter and self-styled âhigh funkstressâ Janelle Monae to discuss her futuristic, cinematic debut album âThe ArchAndroidâ plus its upbeat, brass-infused single âTightropeâ

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Tim Westwood @bluesandsoul.com

Tim Westwood: The Evolution of a Legend

Billed as bringing the âGolden Ageâ to the proceedings of the hotly anticipated âThe Doctorâs Orderâ 5th Birthday bash, Tim Westwood has been at the forefront of championing hip hop in the UK, literally from day one

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Solomon Burke @bluesandsoul.com Solomon Burke @bluesandsoul.com Solomon Burke @bluesandsoul.com Solomon Burke @bluesandsoul.com

Solomon Burke: The Last Soul Man

After the sad loss of Solomon Burke this week, you can read one of his last interviews given, as B&S' Pete Lewis talks to this Grammy-winning and bona fide soul music pioneering soul legend... The Last Soul Man

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Bluey @bluesandsoul.com

Bluey (Incognito): True colours

Pete Lewis enjoys morning drinks with Incognitoâs Bluey Maunick. Who discusses his jazz/funk/soul collectiveâs new album âTransatlantic R.P.M.â and its prestigious line-up of guests

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Janelle Monae @bluesandsoul.com Janelle Monae @bluesandsoul.com Janelle Monae @bluesandsoul.com Janelle Monae @bluesandsoul.com

Janelle Monae: Funky Sensation

Pete Lewis meets singer/songwriter and self-styled âhigh funkstressâ Janelle Monae to discuss her futuristic, cinematic debut album âThe ArchAndroidâ plus its upbeat, brass-infused single âTightropeâ

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Joyce Vincent (Supremes) Photo: Eric Iversen Lynda Lawrence, Scherrie Payne, Joyce Vincent (F.L.O.S) Photo: Erik Iversen Lynda Lawrence, Joyce Vincent, Scherrie Payne (F.L.O.S) Photo: Erik Iversen Tony Orlando & Dawn (Photo: Erik Iversen)

Joyce Vincent: A love Supreme

I first met this lady last November when she performed in London as the newest member of The Former Ladies Of The Supremes. Although she wasnât a member of Motownâs Supremes, she actually came very close...

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Edei @bluesandsoul.com

Edei: Independent Women

Pete Lewis enjoys mid-afternoon drinks in the West End with 21-year-old London girl Edei. Whose melodic blend of funk, soul and pop is currently showcased on her debut single âIn My Bedâ

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Roberto Fonseca present Havana Cultura @Barbican 06/07/10

Gilles Peterson & Roberto Fonseca present Havana Cultura - Barbican Hall 06/07/10

The first thing I noticed at this cuban soundclash was the amount of excited young people, students I dare say, up for a night of exotic new sounds. Gilles Peterson, looking and sounding relaxed introduced events...

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Herbie Hancock Jazz a Sete Jazz Festival - South of France 12/07/10

Herbie Hancock @Sete Jazz Festival - South of France 12th July 2010

Picture this an ampitheatre in the south of france on the med on a hot balmy night and an open air concert from one of the great jazz legends of all time the one and only - Herbie Hancock. Talk about location!

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