Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1043

Welcome To B&S Online


Editorial STUFF

Its quality all the way in this month's Blues & Soul online... We have the Queen of British Soul music, Ms Beverley Knight - as she drops by to talk 'SOUL UK'. Assistant Editor PETE LEWIS completes an impressive hat-trick with interview's from BOOKER T. JONES (he of STAX/MG's fame). AND they don't come any more special than an interview with iconic funk/soul legends, THE IMPRESSIONS. ...It's a welcome back for MAMA'S GUN, a look back at the remixing career of TOM MOULTON and back for a second month we have the final part of THE BULLITTS interview. Live and recorded reviews will come think and fast via our reviews team and our columnists are on hand to give their weight to their chosen genre. They include; renowned MOTOWN expert Sharon Davis gives you the latest MOTOWN happenings... Jazz/Latin American guv'nor Snowboy casts his eye over all things jazz... And be one step ahead with club events/news & essential tunes all care of Ben Lovett in his must-read GROOVEYARD. ...Just time to mention that you can follow the news behind the music and as it happens @TWITTER/BLUESANDSOUL + please feel free to follow us on FACE BOOK @BLUES AND-SOUL II AND "LIKE US" @BLUES & SOUL - Till next time - KEEP THE FAITH!;)B&S

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Stax @The Venue, 229 Great Portland Street - July 27 2011

Stax show comes to London this July

Historically the Stax label has a prolific record (excuse the pun) when it comes to producing hit's and hit making artists'. Now you can see three of those truely great artist's as they play a one-off show in London on July 27...

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Janet Jackson

Win tickets to see Janet Jackson

The youngest of the Jackson clan, Janet Jackson, touches down in the UK to present a very special set of performance's on June 30, July 2 and 3. The show is called 'Number Ones: Up Close & Personal' and you could win tickets...

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Beverley Knight: UK's finest

Pete Lewis chats to British soul Queen Beverley Knight about her new, seventh studio album ‘Soul UK’ - which represents a celebration of the UK soul songs and artists that have inspired her

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Janet Jackson: One on 1's

Pete Lewis hooks up with global megastar Janet Jackson, who discusses her current ‘Number Ones: Up Close & Personal’ tour plus her iconic and trailblazing career

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Booker T. Jones: Stax appeal

Pete Lewis speaks to legendary Memphis-born-and-raised soul organist/songwriter/ producer Booker T. Jones about his new album ‘The Road From Memphis’ plus his historic days at Stax Records in the Sixties...

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Ciara: Steppin’ the game up

Recording artist Ciara is grateful and blessed for her success. She’s an incredible entertainer who is always genuine with her fans and willing to give back to the community. More importantly, she’s stayin’ on top of her game...

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Nona Hendryx

Nona Hendryx: Leading lady

From The Bluebelles to Labelle, Nona Hendryx has transcended time and genres - now in her sixth decade of being in the music industry she has earned her place in the musical fabric that has moved and shaped the world...

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The Impressions: Everlasting Impressions

Pete Lewis talks in-depth to Fred Cash - long-standing veteran member of iconic soul trio The Impressions - about his group’s trailblazing, five-decade-plus career. Also their upcoming UK live dates...

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Mama's Gun: On your marks!

With the release of Mama's Gun new funk/soul/pop filled album, 'The Life And Soul' - B&S Editor Lee Tyler talks to lead singer Andy Platts as he explains the band's plain for world musical domination... well almost!?

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Michael Franti & Spearhead: Right down to the point

Pete Lewis reacquaints himself with Oakland, California-born singer/songwriter/ activist Michael Franti, who discusses his current, vibrantly uplifting US Top 20 album ‘The Sound Of Sunshine’

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Bluey Robinson

Bluey Robinson: True Colours

Pete Lewis meets 22-year-old Swedish-born/London-raised Bluey Robinson, whose new, Labrinth-produced single ‘Showgirl’ has already been described as “futuristic funk with a Seventies/Eighties feel”

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Glenn Lewis: Love, Intensity and Will

This month we welcome back Canadian Rn'B singer Glenn Lewis to our humble pages - It was back in the 90's when Lewis first made his name in the charts with high quality Rn'B... And the good news is - he's back!

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Tom Moulton

Tom Moulton: Moulton's Magic

Ben Lovett talks to one of the greatest ever remixers clubland has ever known, Tom Moulton. This mix master was invited to remix classic moments from the Philly Groove label catalogue, and let me tell you, you ain't heard nothin' yet!

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Snowboy and the Latin Section: STAND! Fairfield Halls, Croydon 19/05/11

Not only was I to witness the "foremost Conga player in the world" in action with his duck tight Latin Section, BUT, it was also set to be the opening night for one of the best kept secrets in the South East…

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