Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1098

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John Rocca (Freeez) 2020 @bluesandsoul.com John Rocca (Freeez) 2020 @bluesandsoul.com Freeez: (L-R) Stennett, Whitmore, Mansfield-Allman, Sullivan, Maas, Morgan and Rocca '81 Freeez: (L-R) Peter Maas, John Rocca and Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick

Freeez: Cool as funk!

Pete Lewis interviews Freeez founder John Rocca, as the group’s 1980 classic album “Southern Freeez” is re-released alongside seven new solo tracks...

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Citrus Sun: Expansions And Visions @bluesansdsoul.com Citrus Sun @bluesansdsoul.com Citrus Sun: Bluey + Noel McKoy @bluesansdsoul.com Citrus Sun: Deborah Bond @bluesansdsoul.com

Citrus Sun: New Horizons

B&S Assistant Editor Pete Lewis interviews British jazz/funk legend Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick to discuss his contemporary jazz outfit Citrus Sun’s new album Expansions And Visions...

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Dan Penn @bluesandsoul.com Dan Penn @bluesandsoul.com Dan Penn @bluesandsoul.com Dan Penn @bluesandsoul.com

Dan Penn: Soul Expressions

B&S Assistant Editor Pete Lewis interviews legendary Southern soul songwriter and singer Dan Penn, whose new album “Living On Mercy” - his first studio LP in 26 years - is released this month...

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Michael Olatuja @bluesandsoul.com Michael Olatuja @bluesandsoul.com Michael Olatuja @bluesandsoul.com Michael Olatuja @bluesandsoul.com

Michael Olatuja: Touching Bass

Karen Lawler chats to world-renowned bassist and B&S cover star Michael Olatuja about his new album "Lagos Pepper Soup" and the plethora of exceptional artists who feature on this tasty release...

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Marcus King @bluesandsoul.com Marcus King @bluesandsoul.com Marcus King @bluesandsoul.com Marcus King @bluesandsoul.com

Marcus King: Royal Blues

Karen Lawler grabs an exclusive interview with guitar god/blues hero, Marcus King. In this rare interview, King gives an insight on touring, working with some true greats and his latest and follow-up albums...

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Isaac Odeniran Founder and Director at Zoe Records Dennis Parkes @bluesandsoul.com Dawn Thomas Wallace @bluesandsoul.com Lil' Redhead Somi @bluesandsoul.com

Zoe Records: Divine Inspiration

Blues & Soul Assistant Editor Pete Lewis interviews Loughton-based Isaac Odeniran, Founder and Director of “the Premier British Black Gospel Music label” Zoe Records...

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Smoove & Turrell @BluesandSoul.com PHOTO: Ian West Smoove & Turrell @BluesandSoul.com PHOTO: Ian West Smoove & Turrell @BluesandSoul.com PHOTO: Ian West Smoove & Turrell @BluesandSoul.com PHOTO: Ian West

Smoove & Turrell: Sitting On Top Of The World

B&S Editor Lee Tyler interviews funk & soul's finest Smoove & Turrell about their new '90s dance-inspired/Ibiza chilled album, "Stratos Bleu" 3 single releases and keyboard surfing bandmate Mike Porter...

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Susie Vanner @bluesandsoul.com Susie Vanner @bluesandsoul.com Susie Vanner @bluesandsoul.com Susie Vanner @bluesandsoul.com

Susie Vanner: Life & Soul

B&S Assistant Editor Pete Lewis interviews singer/actress Susie Vanner about her new album and amazing career, which includes playing a Bond girl and recording Northern Soul classics...

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Nile Rodgers & CHIC: Heritage Live, Hampstead Heath, London 12/6/20 @bluesandsoul.com Nile Rodgers & CHIC: Heritage Live, Hampstead Heath, London 12/6/20 @bluesandsoul.com Nile Rodgers & CHIC: Heritage Live, Hampstead Heath, London 12/6/20 @bluesandsoul.com Nile Rodgers & CHIC: Heritage Live, Hampstead Heath, London 12/6/20 @bluesandsoul.com

Nile Rodgers & CHIC: Chic is the word

Nile Rodgers & CHIC play a very special show at an extra special venue on June 20 at Kenwood House on London's Hampstead Heath, to mark this must-see B&S Editor Lee Has

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Izo FitzRoy 1046 cover interview @bluesandsoul.com Izo FitzRoy 1046 cover interview @bluesandsoul.com Izo FitzRoy 1046 cover interview @bluesandsoul.com Izo FitzRoy 1046 cover interview @bluesandsoul.com

Izo FitzRoy: A perfect Fitz

B&S Editor Lee Tyler talks to an artist on the edge of stardom, soul/blues/gospel singer/songwriter Izo FitzRoy drops what could easily be one of the album's of the year and we have the exclusive...

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