Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1036



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 Presents… 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 Presents… '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: 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: 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 Ali Campbell Ali Campbell Ali Campbell

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: 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: 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: 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

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 Rumer Rumer Rumer

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 Rae Rae 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, she’s 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 Raheem DeVaughn: Jazz Cafe 30/09/10 Raheem DeVaughn: Jazz Cafe 30/09/10 Raheem DeVaughn: Jazz Cafe 30/09/10

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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