Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1037



Editorial STUFF

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 America’s 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 ‘Cooler Than Me’. 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 “SHOESTRING” 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 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: Queen Bee

Pete Lewis hooks up with ‘America’s Got Talent’ 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

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 Mike Posner Mike Posner Mike Posner

Mike Posner: Nicely chilled

Pete Lewis meets new Detroit singer/writer/producer Mike Posner. Whose globally-successful debut single ‘Cooler Than Me’ has been amusingly dubbed “an electro-pop ode to a haughty hottie”!

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Faith Evans

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 ‘Something About Faith’

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Sunshine Anderson Sunshine Anderson Sunshine Anderson Sunshine Anderson

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 Conya Doss Conya Doss Conya Doss

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 David Rodigan David Rodigan David Rodigan

David Rodigan: Reggae, Reggae Source

B&S' Ben Lovett jumps at the chance to talk to Reggae authority ‘Sir’ David Rodigan, as he steps up to helm Fabriclive’s latest compilation – number 54. A strange mix... No, not really!

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Joe Cang Joe Cang Joe Cang Joe Cang

Joe Cang: Pillow Talk

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

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Liam Bailey Liam Bailey Liam Bailey Liam Bailey

Liam Bailey: Soul pride

Pete Lewis chats to Nottingham-born, hotly-tipped new soul singer/songwriter . Whose new EP ‘So Down, Cold’ is interestingly released through Amy Winehouse’s own Lioness Records

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Kool & The Gang

Kool & The Gang: Kool by name...

Pete Lewis hooks up with Robert ‘Kool’ 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)

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

Two of Atlanta’s 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 Fela! The review Fela! The review Fela! The review


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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