Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 993

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Editorial STUFF

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T-Pain

T-PAIN RULING THE WAVES STATESIDE

25/4: Konvict/Jive Records recording artist T-Pain is currently dominating the music airplay and ringtone charts with his break out single 'Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’)' from his upcoming sophomore release 'Epiphany'.

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Gorillaz

GORILLAZ WILL BE MISSED

Gorillaz co-creator Damon Albarn has confirmed he is killing off his cartoon group later in the year with a movie-length send off.

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Nathan

NATHAN: SINGING FOR MISS BLACK BRITAIN

Singer Nathan is special guest at this year's Miss Black Britain contest to be held at Manchester United FC on Saturday July 14.

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Omar

OMAR: NIGHTS AT THE JAZZ CAFE

UK soul icon, Omar, returns to Camden's Jazz Cafe for a three night stint on May 25, 26 and 27.

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Mark Ronson Mark Ronson Mark Ronson Mark Ronson

MARK RONSON: GROUNDBREAKER

Huge! Gigantic! Mahusive! Mark Ronson has proved, with his spectacular new album, heâs running with the big boys. Scrap that. Heâs miles ahead. B&S spends time chatting hybrid beats, celebrity parties and UK v US with the all-new l

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The Supremes

MILESTONES: THE SUPREMES

Unless youâve been on another planet, youâll know that a key theme of the DREAMGIRLS musical was, allegedly, based on the sacking of Florence Ballard from the Supremes. It was 40 years ago that the deed was done. B&S tries to unrav

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Macy Gray Macy Gray Macy Gray Macy Gray - Big

MACY GRAY: BIG TINGS!

It's 4 years since 'The Trouble With Being Myself' and this time Macy's handed over the lion's share of the production to Will.i.am. They go way back, Macy having toured with the Black Eyed Peas and featuring on their 2001 single

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The Sound Stylistics

THE SOUND OF STYLE

One of the biggest producers of library music is a company called Bruton. In 2002 they assembled some key British soul, jazz and funk players to cut some tunes. Now part of funk folklore, the album is being made commercially available for the first time.

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Nostalgia 77

NOSTALGIA 77: EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN

Brighton-based Ben Lamdin is the power behind Nostalgia 77 and his belief that jazz is essentially an emotional music won him recognition at last yearâs Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards.

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Joe - If I Was Your Man

JOE: IF I WAS YOUR MAN

Able to paint a picture with words better than any other R&B artist, Joe is back and it sounds like he means business this time around.

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