Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1071

Welcome to B&S


Editorial STUFF

B&S IS MOVING! We are moving our street dates. Being a bi-monthly magazine, our content mission statement has always been to fill each mag with as much of what we believe will interest and inform our readers as humanly possible. Hey, well why change a habit? That said, we have also constantly tried to fine tune our efforts and to curtail to your musical wants, as music of black origin has continued to widen and sometimes morph into other compelling genre and sub genre...From this issue, we will not be dating our issues, we will be numbering them instead…This year with 6 mags hitting the shops as per, these issues will now be released when there are traditionally high periods of music releases / events. Instead of slower periods when there is less to report…we believe this will enhance our coverage, making us able to cover more of the best material which is being released, in turn helping to make our readership better informed. B&S will now be released thus; 2 spring, 2 autumn, 1 summer and 1 winter…the date for the next issue will is printed in each mag, just in case you are worried when our next issue is due.B&S

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Dawn Richard Photo

Dawn Richard UK Show Announced

Dawn Richard makes her highly anticipated debut live solo appearance in the UK with a special show at London’s Jazz Cafe on June 2nd 2015. Tickets @

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SO-UK Centrepoint Sessions at the Indigo2, O2, London

Win Tickets to SO-UK Centrepoint Sessions at the Indigo2

We have 5 pairs of tickets for you to win, to possibly the biggest UK soul event of the year, taking place at London's Indigo2 at the O2 this April 17... UK greats include; Omar, Loose Ends and Junior +plus many more...

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Win Get On Up DVD / signed movie poster

Win James Brown biopic “Get On Up” DVD’s and posters

We have 3 copies of “Get On Up” on Blu-ray to give away and 3 movie posters to accompany the those prizes. Our first winner pulled at random will also get their poster signed by Chadwick Boseman himself...

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Win a copy of The George Benson Collection

Win The George Benson Ultimate Collection

Celebrating 50 amazing years of making sweet soul, R&B and jazz filled music, 10 times Grammy award winner George Benson releases his first hits collection in a decade - to mark this release, we are giving 5 copies away...

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Faith Evans: Words Of Faith

Faith Evans talks new "Incomparable” album, book "Keep The Faith: A Memoir” Biggie plans for a duets album, the beef with Lil' Kim and time spent with Whitney...

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Ne-Yo Ne-Yo Ne-Yo Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo: By The Book

Pete Lewis reacquaints himself with multi-million-selling, Las Vegas-raised US R&B-pop singer/songwriter NE-YO. Whose new single Coming With You precedes his upcoming sixth album Non-Fiction...

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Rebecca Ferguson: All inclusive Holiday

Pete Lewis meets million-selling former “X-Factor” runner-up Rebecca Ferguson, as the soulful Liverpudlian songstress releases her Billie Holiday-celebrating third album “Lady Sings The Blues”...

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Courtney PIne CD cover pic

Courtney Pine: “Song (The Ballad Book) Destin-E Records

Always pushing the envelope musically; never content to rest on his laurels. You cannot second guess what Mr Pine might do next. Take his latest album for instance….

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Joe Bonmassa CD Cover Pic Red Rocks

Joe Bonamassa:Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks (Provogue)2 x DVD/Blu-ray/2 x CD

Available as a double CD, DVD or Blu-ray version; Provogue release "Joe Bonamassa: Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks," on 23rd March.

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Ian Siegal CD Cover Pic

Ian Siegal: One Night In Amsterdam (Nugene Records)

British blues and roots hero Ian Siegal has delivered a benchmark live album recorded in Amsterdam at one gig, which means the title “One Night In Amsterdam” is spot on! It is magnificent.........

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Polly Gibbons: Many Faces Of Love (Resonance Records)

I am in love. One listen to this fabulous album and the discovery of the stunning vocal talents of British jazz singer Polly Gibbons, and you may well succumb too.

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Kirk Whalum CD cover pic

Kirk Whalum: The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter IV (Rendevous)

After a six-year wait, “The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter IV,” is here with a two-disc, 19-song CD (and a feature-length DVD) - the latest in the award-winning series, which launched in 1998.

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Next Stop Soweto Vol.4

Next Stop Soweto Vol. 4

Strut Records keep us going with all those rebel grooves again bringing us the freshest sounds in the guise of Volume 4 possibly their finest in the series!

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The Mighty Mocambos

The Mighty Mocambos: Showdown (Legere Recordings)

A spicy melange of Classic type KPM, Deep Funk and much more besides,"Showdown" is full of renewed attitude. Welcome back!

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