Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1055

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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 showsâ€Â¦ X-winner of X Factor, Alexandra Burke, who is in sparkling conversation while getting a thing or two off her chest. â€Â¦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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Win tickets to Robert Glasper @Roundhouse - iTunes Festival Win tickets to Robert Glasper @Roundhouse - iTunes Festival Win tickets to Jośe James @Roundhouse - iTunes Festival Win tickets to Jośe James @Roundhouse - iTunes Festival

Win tickets to Robert Glasper's awesome iTunes show this Sunday at the Roundhouse

Win tickets to the Roundhouse this Sunday as mega talented José James and the insanely talented Robert Glasper Experiment play the iTunes festival - we have 20 pairs to giveaway tomorrow afternoon...

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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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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 “The Soul Sessions: Vol II”

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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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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 “Camp” and its new offshoot single “Fire Fly”

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Geno Washington in action at the inaugural Vintage festival ©bluesandsoul.com Geno Washington in action at the inaugural Vintage festival ©bluesandsoul.com Geno Washington in action at the inaugural Vintage festival ©bluesandsoul.com Geno Washington meets B&S' man in the (literally) field Pete Lewis ©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’s Rhythm Festival

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DJ Premier @bluesandsoul.com

DJ Premier: Scratchin’ the Surface

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

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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’s hip hop icons, 9th Wonder and Phonte, as they offer insights on the art and science of hip hop culture...

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Keyon Harrold @bluesandsoul.com

Keyon Harrold: Blowin’ 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’s latest production, The Immortal World Tour...

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Fred Wesley - 22 The Venue, London 2/7/12 @bluesandsoul.com The Impellers' Clair Witcher in action - 22 The Venue, London 2/7/12 @bluesandsoul.com funkshone's Jaelee on song - 22 The Venue, London 2/7/12 @bluesandsoul.com funkshone's Sasha hitting the funky notes - 22 The Venue, London 2/7/12 @bluesandsoul.com

Fred Wesley & The New JB's, The Impelllers, Funkshone: 229 The Venue 2/7/12

It's rarer than hen's teeth to catch the indubitable Mr Fred Wesley, trombonist, composer/arranger/bandleader and author known worldwide as one of the architects of funk music. His sterling work with James Brown is well documented...

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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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Labrinth Smashes It At Strawberry Fields Strawberry Fields Festival pic Dance Fan at The Boat That Rocks Red Bull LIve DJ Sets Mikill Pane On The Main Stage

Strawberry Fields Festival - 10th,11th,12th August 2012

Juicy. Ripe. Tasty: The Strawberry Fields Festival located deep in the Leicestershire countryside, in its third year. A banging three-day orgy of great live music, hot DJs and the mighty Labrinth headlining.

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Huge crowd reflected in Tinie Tempah's shades- Copyright: Simon Redley Tulisa's blinged-up mike and T for Tulisa in-ear monitor. Copyright: Simon Redley Rita Ora had the Tent Full signs out.Photo copyright: Simon Redley There's Only ONE Rita Ora.Photo copyright: Simon Redley

V FESTIVAL 2012 - WESTON PARK, STAFFORD (SATURDAY)

"Money can't buy you happiness." Those with tickets for this year's V Festival at Chelmsford and Stafford would say oh yes it can. Simon Redley braved sun stroke, rain and mud to bring you words & pix from all four stages.

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Linkin Park: Honda Civic Tour 2012, Atlanta Linkin Park: Honda Civic Tour 2012, Atlanta MUTEMATH: Honda Civic Tour 2012, Atlanta MUTEMATH: Honda Civic Tour 2012, Atlanta

Linkin Park, Incubus & MUTEMATH: Honda Civic Tour 2012, Atlanta

Memorable concerts are a lot like riding around in nice automobilesâ€Â¦not only are they nice to look at, but they’re intense, exciting, thrilling, occasionally blowing out a little smoke but always full of precision! Such was the cas

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