Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1077

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Issue 1027 interviews include; Hollie Stephenson’s worldwide cover debut, Beverley Knight, Corrine Bailey Rae, Gallant, Louie Vega, Robin McKelle, The Doggett Brothers, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tristan and our one to watch Chloe Marriott...We celebrate BBE Records 20th Anniversary, find the best festivals 2016 has to offer and continue our all time 500 B&S singles countdown (361-323) includes; The Four Tops, William Bell, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, 50 Cent, Gladys Knight and Arrested Development. Other charts action includes; Smoove Grooves R&B chart, Essentials House / EDM Chart and the huge tunes of tomorrow chart A.K.A. the B&S Hot chart...Album reviews: Gregory Porter, Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed, Kandace Springs, Laura Mvula, Miles Davis/Robert Glasper, Harleighblu, Martha High, Constant Deviants, James Morton, Quantic, Theo Croker, Ziggy Marley, Wilko Johnson, Snarky Puppy and the Wag Club. There more album / single reviews, mentions and musical views via our resident columnists; Bigger, Ralph Tee, Richard Searling, Frank Elson, Ben Lovett and Simon Redley.B&S

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Hollie Stephenson: Like A Rocket

B&S Editor Lee Tyler chats to soul/jazz/blues star in the making, Hollie Stephenson. With a distinct vocal mixed with a decent set of self penned tunes, the world could just be at this artist's feet...

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Beverley Knight: Mind, Bodyguard and Soul

Pete Lewis chats to British soul Queen Beverly Knight about her new, Southern soul-flavoured eighth studio album “Soulsville” and the city it was recorded in - Memphis, Tennessee...

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William Bell: Ringing in the new

B&S' Karen Lawler talks to Stax legend William Bell ahead of the release of his 40 year hiatus breaking album, “This Is Where I Live”. With Stax tales aplenty, there's a lot to talk about...

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Lee Scratch Perry: From Dub Star To Film Star

The new film about reggae legend Lee Scratch Perry is now released on DVD after a UK cinemas tour, and winning prestigious awards at various overseas film festivals.

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Tristan: A Fresh Lifestyle

Pete Lewis meets Tristan bassist/co-founder Frans Vollink and keyboardist Coen Molenaar as the Dutch acid jazz/soul quintet release their third album “Lifestyle”...

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Greg & Carl Doggett @bluesandsoul.com

The Doggett Brothers: Running In The Family

Pete Lewis meets Norwich-based soul/funk/R&B collective The Doggett Brothers, whose new, second album “Colours” drops this month alongside its Arnob Basit-featuring single “Outta Control”...

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Broken Witt Rebels: Rebels With A Cause

There’s a great big buzz about this Birmingham band, Broken Witt Rebels. That's Birmingham in the UK, not Alabama. Broken Witt Rebels are as unique as their name. Destined for stardom. No doubt about it.

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Gambimi @bluesandsoul.com

Gambimi: The fresh option

B&S' tracks down another brand new quality artist who we think has all the credentials to go all the way... UK based RnB singer/songwriter Gambimi talks to Semper Azeez-Harris...

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Sam Sure @bluesandsoul.com

Sam Sure: On the right track

B&S' Semper Azeez-Harris chats to B&S one to watch, Sam Sure. With new EP “Catching Feelings" about to drop, there's a lot to talk to this one time graffiti artist and biscuit connoisseur about...

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Eli Paper Reed: Jazz Cafe, London 7/06/16

From the off Eli was in the mood to take no prisoners a preacherman ready to ignite his flock with some firey soul consuming magic...

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Kandace Springs : Pizza Express Soho 28/04/2016

Kandace Springs may sound like an antidote to the water problem in Flint or a midwest indian reservation championed by Marlon Brando but in fact it's the name of Blue Note records new signing....

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Redman: O2 Forum Kentish Town 22/4/16 @bluesandsoul.com Method Man: O2 Forum Kentish Town 22/4/16 @bluesandsoul.com Method Man and Redman: O2 Forum Kentish Town 22/4/16 @bluesandsoul.com Method Man & Redman: O2 Forum Kentish Town 22/4/16 @bluesandsoul.com

Method Man and Redman: O2 Forum Kentish Town 22/4/16

It’s fair to say that Method Man and Redman have high expectations of their audience - with one of the most acclaimed hip hop albums under their belt, they’re in a position to be discerning. And so it proved...

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Osaka Monaurail:100 Club London 9/05/2016

Japan's finest funkateers were back in town and appearing at the historic 100 club it was time to jump on the goodfoot and hightail it down Oxford St for some Osaka magic.

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2016 JAZZ FM AWARDS 25/4/16

The 3rd annual Jazz FM Awards took place amidst a star-studded affair at the beautiful art deco surroundings of the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London and B&S' Emrys Baird was on hand to capture the action...

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