Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1054

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

Editorial STUFF

Right, we get straight down to business in this issue with a soultastic EXCLUSIVE from our supremely talented cover artist - the one and only Joss Stone - who looks set to repeat the acclaim received with her 5 million selling debut "The Soul Sessions," with her 'uniquely titled' new long player "The Soul Sessions Volume 2." ... We follow that coup with a absolute plethora of super stars, including: Jill Scott, who gives us a five star interview ahead of her pair of Somerset House showsテ「ツヲ X-winner of X Factor, Alexandra Burke, who is in sparkling conversation while getting a thing or two off her chest. テ「ツヲWatch him go! Josh Osho (the UK's John Legend? May-beee) keeps us up to date with his rise and rise again to musical prominence. Iconic funk outfit The Impressions talk Curtis Mayfield AND Leroy Hutson (worth the cost of the mag alone). While the Bluesfest gets a HUGE injection of funk as the screaming Eagle himself, Charles Bradley, lands at B&S HQ for a chat. We add the Jazz world's shining star/fashion icon in the making Christian Scott, who brings us his own unique tilt on the world AND LASTLY, but by no means least, we top that little lot with a trio of super cool soulful stunners in the shape of Ola Onabule, Cool Million and Chidi. Thought you'd be pleased! lol ... Of course they'll be news, views and reviews care of our 10 expert columnists, who will be covering everything from Motown to Rap, Jazz to Blues, Soul to errr even MORE soul! Say no more.... Till next time! Lee [Ed]B&S

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Knight Light: Beverley Knight and her Olympic torch - EXCLUSIVE PHOTO Compere Count Prince Miller Abigail Kelly

JAMAICAテ「儡 50TH INDEPENDENCE CULTURAL EXTRAVAGANZA & SALUTE TO THE ATHLETES

JAMAICAテ「儡 50TH INDEPENDENCE CULTURAL EXTRAVAGANZA AND SALUTE TO THE ATHLETES SHOW 25th JULY 2012 SYMPHONY HALL, BIRMINGHAM

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Joss Stone (Photo Davis Venni) @bluesandsoul.com

Joss Stone: Soulsational Stone

Pete Lewis speaks to 11-million-selling Grammy and BRIT Award-winning UK soul songstress Joss Stone. Who this month releases her eagerly-anticipated album テ「弋he Soul Sessions: Vol IIテ「

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Jill Scott @bluesandsoul.com

Jill Scott: Jill Scott talent

Respected and adored by music fans, she is in possession of a sublime talent as a singer, songwriter, poet, performer and an accomplished actress... Her name?... Why, Jill Scott of course!

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Josh Osho @bluesandsoul.com

Josh Osho: Giant Steps

South London singer/songwriter Josh Osho debuts with soulfully eclectic album "_L.i.f.e" - executively produced by Wu Tang's RZA and features the Wu's Ghostface Killah and hip hop star Childish Gambino...

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Childish Gambino @bluesandsoul.com

Childish Gambino: Growing gains

Pete Lewis meets rising US rapper Childish Gambino - aka established actor/comedian Donald Glover - to discuss his current album テ「廚ampテ「 and its new offshoot single テ「廡ire Flyテ「

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Betty Wright @Bluesandsoul.com

Betty Wright: From The Roots Up

With a brand new album "Betty Wright: The Movie" in the offing and a string of UK dates to boot, Betty Wright is back with a bang! B&S' Richard 'Sweetboy' Ashie finds out first-hand about the world according to Betty...

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Geno Washington in action at the inaugural Vintage festival テつゥbluesandsoul.com Geno Washington in action at the inaugural Vintage festival テつゥbluesandsoul.com Geno Washington in action at the inaugural Vintage festival テつゥbluesandsoul.com Geno Washington meets B&S' man in the (literally) field Pete Lewis テつゥbluesan

Geno Washington: Soul good

Pete Lewis meets US-born Sixties British soul legend Geno Washington, who this August forms part of a strong line-up of names scheduled to appear at Bedfordshireテ「冱 Rhythm Festival

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Phonte, B&S' Christopher Daniel and 9th Wonder shoot the breeze @bluesandsoul.com

9th Wonder and Phonte: Southern HoSPITality

B&S' Christopher Daniel talks to North Carolinaテ「冱 hip hop icons, 9th Wonder and Phonte, as they offer insights on the art and science of hip hop culture...

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DJ Premier @bluesandsoul.com

DJ Premier: Scratchinテ「 the Surface

Premier (or Premo or Preem), made his name as one-half of Gang Starr: producing all of the groupテ「冱 landmark recordings over the course of six studio albums with his partner-in-rhyme, the late Boston native Keith テ「廨uruテ「 Elam (died i

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Jean Carne Pic Jean Carne Pic Jean Carne @bluesandsoul.com Doug Carn & Jean Carne @bluesandsoul.com

Jean Carne On The Ex Factor

Jean Carne needs little introduction. She is to soul music what Ferrari are to super cars. What Kruger is to champagne. Philly Sound and Motown legend Jean speaks to Simon Redley about an unexpected current collaboration.

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Keyon Harrold @bluesandsoul.com

Keyon Harrold: Blowinテ「 Up

Trumpeter and producer Keyon Harrold talks jazz, music, mentoring, and participating in one of the largest traveling big tops on the planet... Cirque du Soleilテ「冱 latest production, The Immortal World Tour...

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THE MICHAEL JACKSON IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR: PHILIPS ARENA, ATLANTA 29/6/12 THE MICHAEL JACKSON IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR: PHILIPS ARENA, ATLANTA 29/6/12 THE MICHAEL JACKSON IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR: PHILIPS ARENA, ATLANTA 29/6/12 THE MICHAEL JACKSON IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR: PHILIPS ARENA, ATLANTA 29/6/12

The Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour: Philips Arena, Atlanta 29/6/12

The world famous Cirque du Soleil unleashes a landmark King of Pop tribute show and B&S' Christopher Daniel was ringside at the Phillips Arena Atlanta to catch all the action, music, dance and above all sprit of this superb show...

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Josh Osho; Jazz Cafe 25/6/12

Josh Osho: Jazz Cafe 25/6/12

It was an evening for Osho to showcase his momentous and uplifting debut album "L.I.F.E." (all I can say is, get it!), while giving us a running commentary of each track and funnily enough, HIS life. O and if you're wondering...

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Exclusive backstage photo: George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic's guitarist Pianist Reuben James and Jazzlines Ensemble Steve Ajao

Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival 2012 - Moseley,Birmingham (Sunday) 1st July 2012

Here are some tasty pix from the third day (Sunday) of the Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival 2012, held on a private park in the heart of Moseley, a few miles from the centre of Birmingham.

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