Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1037

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Welcome aboard me hearties as this month we bring you a treasure trove packed full of interview's, competitions, reviews and news on your favourite musical interest. We have something for everyone as we kick off proceedings with an interview with Americaâs Got Talent finalist QUEEN EMILY. Whose authentic debut album recalls the Seventies heyday of Southern soul sirens like DOROTHY MOORE and DENISE LASALLE. We follow that with the uber cool talent of MIKE POSNER, who looks to have one of the hits of the year, definitely one of the most catchy, under his belt with âCooler Than Meâ. And as B&S' PETE LEWIS completes a majestic first half hat-trick, our Assistant Editor hooks up with our one to watch this month - Congo-born singer/writer/dancer MOHOMBI.... ***SHARON DAVIS brings nothing short of pure quality to the proceedings with a look back at EDWIN STARR'S iconic MOTOWN masterpiece - WAR - A 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL... ***As British reggae legend ALI CAMPBELL made his feelings clear in the last issue, we thought it only right to give his one time UB40 bandmates the right to reply as they start their anniversary SIGNING ON tour this month.... ***Was-up, was-up, was-up! DONELL JONES is in the house as RICHARD ASHIE gets a few words from the man himself... *** We have something just a little different from CHRISTOPHER DANIELL, as he delivers an outstanding interview with one of urban music's leading lights - SHANTI âSHOESTRINGâ DAS. A truly fascinating read that will inspire all.... ***This months competition's include GORILLAZ TICKETS, ATLANTIC SOUL SESSION @JAZZ CAFE TICKETS + a chance to win DEFECTED GOODIES inc. copies of BAR GROOVES DELUXE & DEFECTED IN THE HOUSE - TOKYO '10.... ***There's just enough time to mention the talent that is our esteemed B&S columnists - don't forget to have your say, as all columnists invite you to contact them with your views - They won't be shy in giving theirs! lol. So don't let them have all the fun! Get in touch!! B&S Columnists include MOTOWN authority SHARON DAVIS... The guv'nor SNOWBOY casts his eye on all things jazz... Club news/essential dance tunes care of B&S' BEN LOVETT in his must-read GROOVEYARD column. WORLD MUSIC never sounded so good as MICHAEL DE KONINGH delivers his tasty column in his own inimitable way.... Last, but by no means least, modern soul's very own ANDY DAVIES cuts you a huge slice of soul news/views in his brand new not to be missed soul column - a must!!! ***Don't forget follow the news behind the music as it happens @twitter/bluesandsoul... Till next time!;)B&S

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Gorrilaz Christmas giveaway

Gorillaz to give away free album on Christmas Day

If you visit the Gorillaz.com right now you will notice that the guys have an advent calendar thang going on... We hear that on top of the daily giveaways Damon Alban plans to giveaway an entire album to Gorillaz devoted fans...

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Win Limited Edition 'Queen Emily Sings' CD's

Win Limited Edition Queen Emily Sings CD's

Having raved about the album we thought it would be great to give a few copies away, and thanks to those nice peeps at Malaco Records we can, but this is not just a simple CD give away - Oh no! We give you a chance to win...

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Queen Emily @bluesandsoul.com Photo - Tom Sheehan Queen Emily @bluesandsoul.com Photo - Tom Sheehan Queen Emily @bluesandsoul.com Photo - Tom Sheehan Queen Emily @bluesandsoul.com Photo - Tom Sheehan

Queen Emily: Queen Bee

Pete Lewis hooks up with âAmericaâs Got Talentâ finalist Queen Emily. Whose self-titled debut album recalls the Seventies heyday of Southern soul sirens like Dorothy Moore and Denise LaSalle

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Michael Jackson & Teddy Riley @bluesandsoul.com

Teddy Riley: The Producer In The Mirror

Semper Azeez-Harris talks to producer/singer/songwriter/musician Teddy Riley, leader of iconic 80s'/90s' New Jack Swing giants Blackstreet. Teddy talks openly about his production input on Michael Jackson's last album 'Michael'

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Mike Posner @bluesandsoul.com Mike Posner @bluesandsoul.com Mike Posner @bluesandsoul.com Mike Posner @bluesandsoul.com

Mike Posner: Nicely chilled

Pete Lewis meets new Detroit singer/writer/producer Mike Posner. Whose globally-successful debut single âCooler Than Meâ has been amusingly dubbed âan electro-pop ode to a haughty hottieâ!

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Faith Evans @bluesandsoul.com

Faith Evans: Ever faithful

Pete Lewis calls up multi-Platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning female contemporary R&B pioneer Faith Evans to discuss her new, independently released sixth album âSomething About Faithâ

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Sunshine Anderson @bluesandsoul.com Sunshine Anderson @bluesandsoul.com Sunshine Anderson @bluesandsoul.com Sunshine Anderson @bluesandsoul.com

Sunshine Anderson....not so much a comeback but a rebirth

Semper Azeez-Harris opens his B&S interview acount in fine style with an interview with the supremely talented Sunshine Anderson - it's been 4 years since Sunshine lit up our charts and boy is it good to see her back!

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Conya Doss @bluesandsoul.com Conya Doss @bluesandsoul.com Conya Doss @bluesandsoul.com Conya Doss @bluesandsoul.com

Conya Doss: Transition completed

B&S' Ricardito is in conversation with Conya Doss as she gives one of her most personal and moving interviews about the new joy in her life, and what a tumultuous year 2010 has been - also all the info on new album Blü Transiti

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David Rodigan @bluesandsoul.com David Rodigan @bluesandsoul.com David Rodigan @bluesandsoul.com David Rodigan @bluesandsoul.com

David Rodigan: Reggae, Reggae Source

B&S' Ben Lovett jumps at the chance to talk to Reggae authority âSirâ David Rodigan, as he steps up to helm Fabricliveâs latest compilation â number 54. A strange mix... No, not really!

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Joe Cang @bluesandsoul.com Joe Cang @bluesandsoul.com Joe Cang @bluesandsoul.com Joe Cang @bluesandsoul.com

Joe Cang: Pillow Talk

Pete Lewis heads to Sohoâs Pizza Express Jazz Club to meet seasoned London singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Joe Cang, who discusses his jazz and blues-flavoured new album âBedâ

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Liam Bailey @bluesandsoul.com Liam Bailey @bluesandsoul.com Liam Bailey @bluesandsoul.com Liam Bailey @bluesandsoul.com

Liam Bailey: Soul pride

Pete Lewis chats to Nottingham-born, hotly-tipped new soul singer/songwriter . Whose new EP âSo Down, Coldâ is interestingly released through Amy Winehouseâs own Lioness Records

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Kool & The Gang @bluesandsoul.com

Kool & The Gang: Kool by name...

Pete Lewis hooks up with Robert âKoolâ Bell - noted founder-member and bass-player of 70-million-plus-selling funk/soul supergroup Kool & The Gang, on the eve of their upcoming UK tour

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Anthony David (Atlanta Soul Session) @bluesandsoul.com

Atlanta Soul Session - Anthony David & Avery Sunshine: Jazz Cafe 04/11/10

Two of Atlantaâs brightest stars hot-footed it across the Atlantic to bring us a slice of the musical hotness; Grammy nominee Anthony David and critically acclaimed newcomer Avery Sunshine turned up the heat for the muscial showcase...

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Fela! The review @bluesandsoul.com Fela! The review @bluesandsoul.com Fela! The review @bluesandsoul.com Fela! The review @bluesandsoul.com

FELA!

Fela! The musical is a fascinating musical odyssey highlighting one of Africa's most famous sons Fela Anikpulapo-kuti. Commonly regarded as the godfather of Afro-beat. The play traces his turbulent life and exactly how this mesmerising...

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