Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1080

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ISSUE 1030: Uber cool Jazz outfit Blue Lab Beats lead the way this issue… we have high hopes for our cover stars who we forecast to take jazz by the scruff of the neck this year and make their name in a genre that is crying out for artists of this nature... Other B&S interviews include; Jazz starlet, Kandace Springs - Soul/Blues goddess, Jo Harman - Grime royalty, Ghetts and superstar DJ Nina Kraviz... Issue 1030 magazine exclusives include live reviews from Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, The Temptations, 4 Tops, Tavares, Van Morrison and Chance The Rapper. Plus, we check out the Butlins Soul Weekender in Bognor and an event full of Soul/Northern Soul delights at the Okeh Club in Keighley, West Yorkshire... Our Top 500 ‘all time’ Countdown continues, plus there are new / end of year charts, along with your favourite columnists, who are standing by to share their favourite moments from last year as well as predict a few artists who they feel will leave the pack chasing their dust in 2017. Plus a lot more... click the link on the right side of the site to order straight from our shop or you can purchase Blues & Soul magazine at all decent magazine retailers, inc; WH Smiths, John Menzies + selected Euro Foods, Cost Cutters and independents everywhere! ...If by chance your retailer does not stock Blues & Soul, just ask for a "B&S shop save" and they will order it in for you. Cheers! Lee Tyler (Editor)B&S

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Win Teufel ‘Mute BT’ Headphones

Win a pair of high definition state of the art Teufel 'Mute BT' wireless Bluetooth headphones...

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Southport Weekend Festival 2017

Southport Weekender festival - line up announced!

In what has been one of the most hotly anticipated line-up announcements since Jack built the house back in the 80s, The Southport Weekender festival finally told the World today what they have in store on June 10...

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Mica Paris

Chris Standring and Mica Paris announce special show

Soul star Mica Paris is set to team up with Jazz Jazz guitarist Chris Standring for a special one-off show care of high fidelity giant, Sennheiser, on March 5th at London’s Cadogan Hall. Details...

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Blue Lab Beats: Out Of The Blue

Pete Lewis interviews North London production duo Blue Lab Beats, whose critically-acclaimed debut EP “Blue Skies” showcases the twosome’s admiration of jazz, hip hop and neo-soul...

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GHETTS: Ghetts to make a point

It's a decade since the release of Ghetts classic mixtape “Ghetto Gospel”, a one-off performance at London's Roundhouse will celebrate this special milestone - we get the lowdown from the man himself..

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Kandace Springs: Hot Springs

Hotly tipped ‘jazz superstar’ in the making, Kandace Springs, talks to B&S' Emrys Baird about her recent London Jazz Festival date, her influences, her jazz/soul style and her racy show prep...

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Jo Harman: Devon Sent

Soul/Blues goddess Jo Harman delivers another helping of musical quality with new album, “People We Become”. B&S Editor Lee Tyler is on hand to find out all about this stunningly soulful offering...

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Natalie Williams: It's a Soul Family Affair

Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of her monthly residency at Ronnie Scott's, Soul/Jazz siren Natalie Williams talks to B&S' Karen Lawler about good time at the world famous iconic Jazz venue...

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Lindsey Webster: Pizza Express Live ~ Chelsea Pheasantry

Lindsey Webster, Pizza Express Live: Chelsea Pheasantry 6/1/17

2016 has been quite a year for Lindsey Webster, topping the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart in record-breaking style and now this, her UK debut with a sold out 2-night residency in Chelsea...

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Corinne Bailey Rae: Shepherds Bush Empire 8/11/16 Corinne Bailey Rae: Shepherds Bush Empire 8/11/16 Jodie Abacus: Shepherds Bush Empire 8/11/16 Jodie Abacus: Shepherds Bush Empire 8/11/16

Corinne Bailey Rae and Jodie Abacus: Shepherds Bush Empire 8/11/16

For fans of British soul, the pairing of one of the country's most established singers with one of the most exciting up-and-comers made an irresistible prospect...

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Slick Rick: Forum Kentish Town, London 26/11/16 Slick Rick: Forum Kentish Town, London 26/11/16 Slick Rick: Forum Kentish Town, London 26/11/16 Slick Rick: Forum Kentish Town, London 26/11/16

Slick Rick, Rodney P. + Intelligenz: Forum, Kentish Town, London 26/11/16

If you like hip-hop, you know Slick Rick. Even if you don't own a Slick Rick album. One of the most heavily sampled artists of all time, he was one of the Def Jam trailblazers in the late 1980s...

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“Hot Coffey in the D: Burnin’ at Morey Baker’s Showplace Lounge”

Dennis Coffey is a name all funk and soul heads will be well aware of after all it was this guy who added the spice to many of Motown's funkier hits with his distinctive wah wah and fuzz toned blessedness.

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Stone Foundation: Street Rituals (100% Records)

Stone Foundation: Street Rituals (100% Records)

The hard working Midlands soul band’s seventh album finds them fulfilling their early promise with an excellent set featuring production, guest vocals, guitar and piano from Paul Weller...

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Lupe Fiasco: Drogas Light (1st & 15th/Thirty Tiggers' Records)

Lupe Fiasco: Drogas Light  (1st & 15th/Thirty Tiggers’ Records)

I’m wondering why the Fiasco is Lupe, trying to catch some action of a market that he surely don’t really need? But now he’s coming like a new jack and dropping it like he’s the new boy...

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