Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1073

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The heat is definitely on as we bring you a scorching summer issue packed with star studded interviews, stella events and typical B&S comment from our team of well respected tastemakers via their not to be missed columns.... We start proceedings by warmly welcoming back über talented songstress, Lianne La Havas, who first graced our pages back in Dec 2011 (issue 1003) with what proved to be her very first cover interview anywhere in the world! (We�ve just formed a circle in the office and are patting ourselves on the back!) A lot has happened since our last interview, including her much publicised friendship with Prince and a trip of self discovery which ignited new relations with some age old family ties, this in turn has helped to spawn her new biographical album, �Blood.� (line) Get it? Good!...We follow that with an interview from another insanely talented soulicious maiden of song, Joss Stone is loving being independently expressive and releases a reggae tinged affair�brave you say, well that�s our Joss! Lunchmoney Lewis has a worldwide hit on his hands, as mega catchy �Bills� has been striking a musical / financial cord with tune buyers everywhere. He�s still got that �Jack the Lad Swing� as Aston Merrygold gives us the lowdown on going solo...True greats remembered: Jazz first, as a �new� Miles Davis release is highlighted and we say a fond farewell to late Blues icon BB King� Now it wouldn�t be B&S if we didn�t introduce some frrrresh talent into the mix, artists who we feel will be HUGE in the weeks and months to come� Hip Hop heroes in the making, Krept & Konan explain how laid-back making their debut album proved to be. Singapore Jazz newbee�s �The Steve McQueens� on being discovered by Bluey and Northern power house Lauren Housely takes soul / blues and a sneaky pinch of country, mixes it together and ices a debut album with a huge helping of passion� The cherry on this issue is supplied by our expert columnists, who are waiting to enthuse about their given genres, we also have live reviews, album / single reviews AND we even give you a chance to win signed �Selma� posters and Blu-rays + a chance to catch D�Angelo in concert! Not bad hah? Come on you lot, up and form that circle again! Till next time. Lee TylerB&S

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Tedeschi Trucks

BluesFest at the O2 November 6th-8th

This year's BluesFest goes up a gear to the O2 this november featuring Tedeschi Trucks & Van Morrison and loads more besides, kicking off with a blues and soul evening with Mica Paris,Lisa Stansfield and Imelda May ....

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Wilton Felder @bluesandsoul.com Wilton Felder @bluesandsoul.com Wilton Felder @bluesandsoul.com The Crusaders inc; Wilton Felder @bluesandsoul.com

Crusaders sax star & Motown first call bassist Wilton Felder R.I.P.

Crusaders sax star & Motown first call bassist Wilton Felder has passed away at the age of 75. Best known as a founder member and sax star of the jazz rock fusion band The Crusaders. But Wilton was also an in-demand bassist...

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Lianne La Havas @bluesandsoul.com Lianne La Havas @bluesandsoul.com Lianne La Havas @bluesandsoul.com Lianne La Havas @bluesandsoul.com

Lianne La Havas: Revolutions

With a 120 date world tour now in the bag, a recent trip to meet distant relations in Jamaica / to find herself, which in turn has inspired new album "Blood" - B&S' Editor Lee Tyler asks all the right question to Lianne La Havas....

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Krept  & Konan @bluesandsoul.com Krept  & Konan @bluesandsoul.com Krept  & Konan @bluesandsoul.com Krept  & Konan @bluesandsoul.com

Krept & Konan: Special K & K

B&S' Karen Lawler chats to South London's hip hop dynamic duo, Krept & Konan, who give us the low-down on their highly anticipated album, âLong Way Home," which drops this month...

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Joss Stone @bluesandsoul.com Joss Stone @bluesandsoul.com Joss Stone @bluesandsoul.com Joss Stone @bluesandsoul.com

Joss Stone: Liquid refreshment

Pete Lewis speaks to 14-million-selling Grammy and BRIT Award-winning UK soul songstress Joss Stone. Who this month releases her eagerly-anticipated seventh album âWater For Your Soulâ

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Joyce Sims @bluesandsoul.com Joyce Sims @bluesandsoul.com Joyce Sims @bluesandsoul.com Joyce Sims @bluesandsoul.com

Joyce Sims: Simply Joyce

B&S' Karen Lawler talks to one of the most recognisable voices in R&B/dance, US singer/songwriter/musician Joyce Sims is back with a new album "Love Song" on her own label and plenty to talk about...

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Aston Merrygold @bluesandsoul.com Aston Merrygold @bluesandsoul.com Aston Merrygold @bluesandsoul.com Aston Merrygold @bluesandsoul.com

Aston Merrygold: All the right moves

Pete Lewis meets chart-topping singer/songwriter/dancer Aston Merrygold, as the former JLS man prepares to release his debut solo single âGet Stupidâ and album âShow Stopperâ

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Lauren Housely @bluesandsoul.com Lauren Housely @bluesandsoul.com Lauren Housely @bluesandsoul.com Lauren Housely @bluesandsoul.com

Lauren Housely: Soul instincts

We grab a chat with the immensely talented independent Yorkshire soul songstress, Lauren Housely. With new album âSweet Surrenderâ about to drop, there's plenty for our one to watch to talk about...

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Par-Lé @bluesandsoul.com

Par-Lé: Speaking volumes

As multi-instrumentalists Miles James and Alex Bonfanti have worked with the best, now formed as a dynamic soul / funk duo, B&S' Karen Lawler asks the guys to par-lé about their brand new E.P. "The Light Years"...

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David Zowie @bluesandsoul.com David Zowie @bluesandsoul.com David Zowie @bluesandsoul.com David Zowie @bluesandsoul.com

David Zowie: We can be House Heroes

It's House Every Weekend for David Zowie, and a dance exclusive every issue for B&S...and this issue is no different as we nab a chat with the man himself just before as he hits #1 in the dance chart...

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Marcia Griffiths & Friends: Shepherd's Bush Empire 28/8/15 @bluesandsoul.com Judy Mowatt (Marcia Griffiths & Friends): Shepherd's Bush Empire 28/8/15 @bluesandsoul Bob Andy (Marcia Griffiths & Friends): Shepherd's Bush Empire 28/8/15 @bluesandsoul Marcia Griffiths & Bob Andy: Shepherd's Bush Empire 28/8/15 @bluesandoul.com

Marcia Griffiths & Friends: Shepherd's Bush Empire 28/08/15

This epic reggae bill boasted performances from Richie Spice, Bob Andy, Judy Mowatt, Tanya Stephens, The 809 Band and of course the Queen of this genre, Marcia Griffiths...

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Martha Reeves and the Vandellas: Brooklyn Bowl, London 3/9/15 Martha Reeves and the Vandellas: Brooklyn Bowl, London 3/9/15 Martha Reeves and the Vandellas: Brooklyn Bowl, London 3/9/15 Martha Reeves and the Vandellas: Brooklyn Bowl, London 3/9/15

Martha Reeves: Brooklyn Bowl, London 3/9/15

Martha Reeves oozes class. From the moment she appeared on stage, the Motown hitmaker was in scintillating form and it showed Reeves is still an act worth seeing...

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The QCBA Quartet: Brilliant Corners, London 22/09/15

The cream of london's Jazz scene and in fact the UK gathered for a storming gig in trendy downtown Dalston......read on!

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Jurassic 5 (Chali 2na): Forum, Kentish Town, London 10/9/15 @bluesandsoul.com Jurassic 5 (Akil): Forum, Kentish Town, London 10/9/15 @bluesandsoul.com Jurassic 5 (Zaakir, aka Soup): Forum, Kentish Town, London 10/9/15 @bluesandsoul.com Jurassic 5 (Mark 7even): Forum, Kentish Town, London 10/9/15 @bluesandsoul.com

Jurassic 5: Forum, Kentish Town, London 10/9/15

The show boasted the original line-up of Chali 2na, Akil, Mark 7, Soup, DJ Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist - all the MC's are charismatic, and Charli 2na was the perfect anchor...

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