Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1056

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

Editorial STUFF

With two out of the last three B&S cover artists sitting at #1 in the charts the week we hit the street, history could be about to repeat itself once more as Ne-Yo adorns this month's cover. You never know! In this excitingly diverse issue of B&S we also bring you interviews from a plethora of exquisite musical talent, including; Lamar, Dappy, Paloma Faith, Leela James, Larry Graham, The Noisettes, Ralph Gum and our one to watch⦠The amazing, Jarle Bernhoft. Features include; V Festival review, Strawberry Fields review, Joss Stone live review and a review/postcard from Coatia as B&S' Gareth Morgan checks out one of the best dance hols on the planet, SunCéBeat! Top that little lot with reviews, a competition or two + up to the minute B&S and Smoove Grooves chart's. AND lastly, not forgetting the NINE jewel's in the B&S crown, our expert columnists who will be providing comment in everything from Soul to House & Dance, from R&B to Jazz and from Hip Hop to Northern Soul. So I think you'll agree our content this issue is, as ever, hard to beat.B&S

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Street Sounds 30th Anniversary at The Coronet on November 17th 2012 @bluesandsoul.com

Street Sounds 30th Anniversary details

The date is November 17, The event is the 'must not miss' Street Sounds 30th Anniversary, The Venue is The Coronet in London's New Kent Road and The time is now... to get your tickets!

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B&S London Jazz News 2012

London Jazz Festival 2012 preview

It's time for London Jazz Festival again folks, and in time honoured tradition it kicks of with Jazz Voice on the 9th of November at the Barbican and features a stella line-up...

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Martha Reeves & The Vandellas pre-Christmas tour news

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas are due in for seven pre-Christmas UK shows in December. You can expect all their big Motown hits and a lot more...

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Ne-Yo @bluesandsoul.com

Ne-Yo: Starry Starry Knight

Pete Lewis reacquaints himself with multi-million-selling, Las Vegas-raised US R&B-pop singer/songwriter Ne-Yo. Whose new single âLet Me Love Youâ precedes his upcoming fifth album âR.E.D.

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Meshell Ndegeocello @bluesandsoul.com

Meshell Ndegeocello: Vive la différence!

Meshell Ndegeocello - musician extraordinaire who refuses to be pigeon-holed. Known to be outspoken, yet possesses a most laid back aura. Revered by her peers and has been in the music industry for 20 years...

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Leela James @bluesandsoul.com

Leela James: James by name...

Pete Lewis interviews LA-born-and-bred contemporary soulstress Leela James. Whose current album âLoving You More⦠In The Spirit Of Etta Jamesâ represents her homage to the recently-deceased soul and blues icon...

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Miguel @bluesandsoul.com

Miguel: True Colours

Good times come knocking, as the 25-year-old California singer/songwriter Grammy-nominated US R&B chart-topper Miguel releases his intriguingly-titled second album âKaleidoscope Dreamâ

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Lemar @bluesandsoul.com Lemar @bluesandsoul.com Lemar @bluesandsoul.com Lemar @bluesandsoul.com

Lemar: The People's Champion

Pete Lewis interviews two-million-plus-selling North London soul man Lemar, whose new single and album - both titled âInvincibleâ - mark his first releases through his own label AMP

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Huey Morgan @bluesandsoul.com Huey Morgan @bluesandsoul.com Huey Morgan @bluesandsoul.com Huey Morgan @bluesandsoul.com

Huey Morgan: Morgan Spice

I was really excited, as I was about to meet one of the most likeable guys on the planet - the 'dude of dudes' and the 'architect of cool' - Mr Huey Morgan. Who can forget his seminal band The Fun Loving Criminals.

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Jarle Bernhoft @bluesandsoul.com

Jarle Bernhoft: Jarle Rules

When soul superstar Jill Scott suggests you check out a singer she says is one of the most soulful artists she has heard in a long time, you donât argue. Norwegian artist Jarle Bernhoft - simply sensational...

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May J Blige: Liberation Tour - Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta 28/8/12 May J Blige: Liberation Tour - Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta 28/8/12 May J Blige: Liberation Tour - Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta 28/8/12 May J Blige: Liberation Tour - Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta 28/8/12

Mary J. Blige, DâAngelo + more: Liberation Tour - Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta 28/8

The Liberation Tour -- headlined by Grammy Award-winning performers Mary J. Blige and DâAngelo â was beyond confirmation when the show came to Atlantaâs Chastain Park Amphitheater on Tues., Aug. 28, 2012....

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B.B. King: Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta 26/8/2012 B.B. King: Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta 26/8/2012 B.B. King: Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta 26/8/2012 B.B. King: Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta 26/8/2012

B.B. King and Tedeschi Trucks Band: Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta 26/8/12

The âKing of the Bluesâ played before a packed house â opening for the funkinâ Southern rock duo Tedeschi Trucks Band -- at Atlantaâs Chastain Park Amphitheater on Sun., Aug. 26, 2012...

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Maxi Priest: John Lennon Tribute concert, Botanical Gardens, Bermuda 21/09/12 Joy T Barnum: John Lennon Tribute concert, Botanical Gardens, Bermuda 21/09/12 Uzimon: John Lennon Tribute concert, Botanical Gardens, Bermuda 21/09/12 Tiffany Paytner (poet): John Lennon Tribute concert, Botanical Gardens, Bermuda 21/09/12

John Lennon Tribute Concert: Botanical Gardens, Bermuda 21/09/12

Thirty two years ago John Lennon visited the botanical gardens in Bermuda where he stumbled across the intriguing double fantasy flower, which became the title of his last album...

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Mark King Photo copyright: Simon Redley Mark King In Soundcheck Mode - Photo Copyright: Simon Redley Mark King's Famous Lit Bass Guitar - Photo Copyright: Simon Redley Thumb job - Mark King Photo copyright: Simon Redley

LEVEL 42 - NORTHAMPTON, DERNGATE THEATRE 14/10/12

Blue-eyed funkateers Level 42 are back, and it looks like they are as relevant today as they ever were in their '80s heyday. Simon Redley gets the Royal command from the King; that's bass superstar Mark King..................

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