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Issue 1068

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I am pleased (over the moon even!) to announce the debut cover for a soul super nova, a brand new UK talent who we are behind 100 percent. Ladies & Gentleman, I give you Myles Sanko. Go Myles! …How do you top that introduction, well how about with a lady who doesn't really need one at all! We nab a candid chat with exquisitely talented soul icon Chaka Khan. Also dropping by the UK and into B&S for a chat, probably the most famous musical family in the world (ok, next to the Von Trap family! lol) The Jacksons will be here playing two extra special shows…We switch genre for an interview with self-appointed ‘King of Ayia Napa’ and one time So Solid member A.M. SNiPER, we follow that with truly unforgettable interview with one of the founding fathers of hip hop, Grandmaster Flash…Watch them go! Jessie Ware and Maverick Sabre are back to pick up where they left off, both toting impressive new releases, both planning their own assault on the charts…with albums and singles locked and loaded, this pair are surely set to dominate both arenas over the coming months….Talking of impressive albums, that's always been the order of the day for former Isley brother Chris Jasper… after penning iconic hits with his former band, that magic is more evident than ever with his new long player - Chris recounts those Isley Bothers' days while bringing us bang up-to-date with his new release…We round proceedings off with quality independent soul acts Eric Roberson and Kindred Family Soul…plus as the festival season comes to an end, we go ringside round the U.K. at Wireless (Birmingham), V Festival (Stafford) and catch Snoop make a doggy slash at the Boardmaster Festival (Cornwall)…There's just time to mention our columnists, who are chomping at the bit to spread the word in the areas they frequent. Please feel free to contact them or indeed me at B&S HQ (Tweet/Facebook/e-address below) with any release or event news which you feel would benefit other music lovers. Till next time! TWITTER: @LeeTyler13 @BluesandSoul FACEBOOK: BluesAnd-Soul and BluesAnd-Soul IIB&S

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Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics (RCA Records)

Aretha Franklin to release a brand new studio album

18 times Grammy Award winner and is one of the best-selling female artists of all time with over 75 million records sold worldwide, Aretha Franklin, releases a brand new studio album…

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Myles Sanko: Hookline &Sanko

B&S Editor Lee Tyler interviews bright UK soul prospect Myles Sanko about his authentic Motown-esque album "Forever Dreaming" and his tour to compliment this deft debut…

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Example: Back To The Old School

Example sets off on a mammoth UK tour in a few days, going back to basics in his choice of venues, instead of the usual huge Arenas. He tells Simon Redley why…

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Chaka Khan: Diva Unique

An enthralling interview from global icon and all round soul mega star Chaka Khan, who talks to B&S' Simon Redley about her charity calling and the role music has played in her at times troubled life…

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Maverick Sabre: Soul Contender

Pete Lewis chats to 24-year-old London-born, Irish-raised soulful singer/songwriter Maverick Sabre, who this October releases his highly-anticipated second album “Innerstanding”…

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Incognito: Always There

Pete Lewis reacquaints himself with Incognito founder/leader Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, as the seasoned London-based jazz/funk/soul collective release their new, sixteenth studio album “Amplified Soul”

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The Family Stone @bluesandsoul.com

The Family Stone: Not Your Everyday People

Pete Lewis interviews Sly & The Family Stone founding-member and original drummer Greg Errico, as he prepares to visit the UK as part of the band’s current incarnation The Family Stone

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Chris Jasper: The Isley Effect

Pete Lewis speaks to former Isley Brothers and Isley-Jasper-Isley member Chris Jasper, as the singer/songwriter/keyboardist/producer prepares to release his eleventh solo album “The One”…

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Laura Mvula: Hippodrome, London 29/8/14 @bluesandsoul.com Laura Mvula: Hippodrome, London 29/8/14 @bluesandsoul.com laura Mvula: Hippodrome, London 29/8/14 Laura Mvula: Hippodrome, London 29/8/14

Laura Mvula: The Hippodrome, London 29/8/14

Flushed with her triumphant gig at the proms, performed at the Royal Albert Hall with the Metropole Orchestra, Laura Mvula sang at an exclusive ‘audience with’ evening for the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint…

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Eddie Levert - The O'Jays: Indigo2, O2, London 18/9/14 @bluesandsoul.com Walter Williams - The O'Jays: Indigo2, O2, London 18/9/14 @bluesandsoul.com Eric Grant - The O'Jays: Indigo2, O2, London 18/9/14 @bluesandsoul.com Eddie Levert - The O'Jays: Indigo2, O2, London 18/9/14 @bluesandsoul.com

The O'Jays: Indigo2, O2, London 18/9/14

It had been more than 20 years since the O’Jays last graced a stage in the UK. So when the soul legends announced two shows at London’s Indigo2 arena, they immediately became one of the hottest tickets in town…

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Raheem DeVaughn: Islington Assembly Halls, London 13/9/14 Raheem DeVaughn: Islington Assembly Halls, London 13/9/14 Raheem DeVaughn: Islington Assembly Halls, London 13/9/14 Raheem DeVaughn: Islington Assembly Halls, London 13/9/14

Raheem DeVaughn: Islington Assembly Hall, London 13/9/14

When the crowd descended on his show at Islington Assembly Hall, few would have expected to be in stitches as the three-times Grammy Award nominee did a surprisingly lengthy impression of a woman’s sex toy…

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Lauryn Hill: Brixton Academy, London 20/9/14 @bluesandsoul.com Lauryn Hill: Brixton Academy, London 20/9/14 @bluesandsoul.com Lauryn Hill: Brixton Academy, London 20/9/14 @bluesandsoul.com Lauryn Hill: Brixton Academy, London 20/9/14 @bluesandsoul.com

Lauryn Hill: Brixton Academy, London 20/9/14

Boos had resounded around as the crowd – many of whom had packed into the venue a lot earlier - grew restless. It was clear in typical 'Lauryn Hill style', this show was going to delve into the unexpected…

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CALIBRO 35 - The Butcher's Bride (Record Kicks)

Calibro 35: The Butcher's Bride (Record Kicks)

Although Irma Records were onto it, way back when, Record Kicks-Milan now have their very own band producing top class soundtracks, with those crime funk felons, Calibro 35…

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Big Boss Man: Last Man On Earth (Blow Up Records)

The British four piece return with a new bag of groovetastic songs and recordings, whilst epitomising their feel good retro roustabout revelry - this is casual music, heavily styled and made for enjoyable listening…

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