Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1036

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

Editorial STUFF

Welcome to B&S, still striving to bring you just that little bit more! And talking of which, what better way to get into the thick of interview action this month than with a Legend... JOHN LEGEND to be exact. John talks in-depth about his new album, the much heralded collaboration with the ROOTS - find out what he thinks of ?love and co right here. And from a true legend to one in the making as we meet the much talked about and mega talented BRUNO MARS, who shines in sparkling conversation. As we pull out of R&B waters and set sail for a soulful climate, the next on our hit list is the un-mistake tones of Mr WILL DOWNING and if that wasn't enough how about a divine catch-up with neo-soul rock star (his words, lol) RAHEEM DEVAUGHN.B&S

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Jazz FM Presents... Live at the Roof Gardens

Jazz FM Presentsâ€Â¦ Live at The Roof Gardens

Good news! There's a QUALITY live music weekly in the heart of London which we would like to bring to your attention... In Kensington to be exact! As Jazz FM Presentsâ€Â¦ 'Live at The Roof Gardens' - with a superb line-up...

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Win tickets to see the Gorillaz at a UK venue of your choice

Win Gorillaz tickets to a venue of your choice

Gorillaz play their first arena tour this month, and with tickets selling by the bucket load, B&S has managed to procure a pair for your pleasure from those lovely Live Nation peeps, so if you fancy winning this top prize then look no further...

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John Legend @bluesandsoul.com John Legend @bluesandsoul.com John Legend @bluesandsoul.com John Legend @bluesandsoul.com

John Legend: Back to my roots

Pete Lewis talks to multi-million-selling singer/songwriter John Legend about his new, politically-conscious covers album ‘Wake Up!’ - a socio-soul-reviving collaboration with Philadelphia hip hop band The Roots

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Bruno Mars @bluesandsoul.com Bruno Mars @bluesandsoul.com Bruno Mars @bluesandsoul.com Bruno Mars @bluesandsoul.com

Bruno Mars: Out of this world!

Pete Lewis enjoys drinks in the autumn London sunshine with transatlantic chart-topper Bruno Mars. Whose global smash single ‘Just The Way You Are’ currently precedes his forthcoming debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans

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Ali Campbell @bluesandsoul.com Ali Campbell @bluesandsoul.com Ali Campbell @bluesandsoul.com Ali Campbell @bluesandsoul.com

Ali Campbell: Dub been good to me

Pete Lewis quizzes Birmingham, UK-born global reggae superstar Ali Campbell about his new, fourth album ‘Great British Songs’ - a collection of fresh reinterpretations of iconic British hits

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UB40 @bluesandsoul.com

UB40: One in a million

Pete Lewis talks to UB40 saxophonist Brian Travers about this month’s ‘30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition’ re-release of the reggae supergroup’s debut album ‘Signing Off’ and its accompanying exten

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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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Raheem DeVaughn @bluesandsoul.com Raheem DeVaughn @bluesandsoul.com Raheem DeVaughn @bluesandsoul.com Raheem DeVaughn @bluesandsoul.com

Raheem DeVaughn: It's all in the De-tail

Self proclaimed R&B Hippie Neo-Soul Rock Star Raheem DeVaughn recently passed through London to promote his critically acclaimed album 'The Love and War Masterpiece', and B&S' Richard Ashie was on hand for a quick chat...

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Wil Downing @bluesandsoul.com

Will Downing: Still supreme

Pete Lewis speaks to New York’s enduring, jazz-inclined soul man Will Downing about his intriguing new concept album ‘Lust, Love & Lies’ plus his impressively consistent 22-year career

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Rumer @bluesandsoul.com Rumer @bluesandsoul.com Rumer @bluesandsoul.com Rumer @bluesandsoul.com

Rumer: Careful whisper

Pete Lewis meets widely-acclaimed Anglo-Pakistani singer/songwriter Rumer. Whose soulful new single ‘Aretha’ currently precedes her highly-anticipated debut LP ‘Seasons Of My Soul’

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Rae @bluesandsoul.com Rae @bluesandsoul.com Rae @bluesandsoul.com Defected In The House - Tokyo '11

Rae: Turning Japanese

Rae first exploded, Amazon-like onto the scene back in 2008, striking a white-hot ray of sunshine through the dismally monochrome summer everyone in the UK was experiencing. Since then, she̢۪s gone global, with gigs...

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En Vogue @Indigo2 21/10/10 En Vogue @Indigo2 21/10/10 En Vogue @Indigo2 21/10/10 En Vogue @Indigo2 21/10/10

En Vogue: Indigo 21/10/10

En Vogue performing on London soil; the first time in 18 years, these ladies were still as mesmerising as they were when they stunned the world their hit #1 hit ‘Hold on’. It was an awesome night for me...

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Raheem DeVaughn: Jazz Cafe 30/09/10 copyright@bluesandsoul.com Raheem DeVaughn: Jazz Cafe 30/09/10 copyright@bluesandsoul.com Raheem DeVaughn: Jazz Cafe 30/09/10 copyright@bluesandsoul.com Raheem DeVaughn: Jazz Cafe 30/09/10 copyright@bluesandsoul.com

Raheem DeVaughN: Jazz Cafe 30/09/10

Raheem Devuaghn: R&B Hippie Neo-Soul Rock Star; yes it’s know that’s quite a mouthful, but at his recent stint of concerts at Jazz Café, he showed us how he was all those things and more...

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Arrested Development @Barbican 13/10/10

Arrested Development: Barbican 13/10/10

Arrested development rolled into town and were determined to show that they weren't yesterday's heroes... By the time 'Everyday People" kicked in, the place was in meltdown!

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