Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1081

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BRINGING YOU THE STORIES BEHIND MUSIC + ESSENTIAL NEWS, REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS...

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Our cover star needs no introduction to B&S readers, multi-Brit-award winner Rory Graham aka Rag ’N’ Bone Man has been firmly on our radar since 2014 - showing the quality he is now widely known for, we announced him as a ‘one to watch’ for 2015! We are over the moon that he is now getting the recognition he deservers… But, it did take being #1 in 20 odd counties before a major label would take a punt! Lol. If they had only read B&S first… Other interviews this issue; China Moses, José James, Tanika Charles, Izo Fitzroy, Boddhi Satva, MF Robots, Errol Henry and Stone Foundation. Live reviews include: Sumptuous R&B from Joe and Ashanti from the Hammersmith Apollo in London. We go ringside as Yasiin Bey, formerly Moss Def, performed his last show in the UK/Europe before he retires from the music scene…hey, you never know right?! B&S’ Frank Elson check’s out a cracking Northern night at The Beechwood Club in Blackburn. And B&S Editor, Lee Tyler, visits the Butlins Ibiza Legends Weekender at Butlins in Bogor Regis... Our must-read All Time B&S Top 500 chart rundown continues from 221-184 and there’s just time to mention our esteemed columnists, who will be sharing the latest news within the genres they represent…talking of which, I’d like to wish a very warm welcome to B&S’ newest recruit/columnist/Blues guru, Jon Harrington. Till next time - may the music be with you always! Lee TylerB&S

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Incognito announce fundraiser for Kenny Thomas' daughter @bluesandsoul.com

Incognito announce Jazz Cafe fundraiser for Kenny Thomas' daughter, Christina

Incognito's Bluey hope is to raise as much money as possible and add it towards the overall target of £80,000, which is figure needed to provide vital treatment for Kenny Thomas' daughter...

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Tedeschi Trucks

BluesFest at the O2 November 6th-8th

This year's BluesFest goes up a gear to the O2 this november featuring Tedeschi Trucks & Van Morrison and loads more besides, kicking off with a blues and soul evening with Mica Paris,Lisa Stansfield and Imelda May ....

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The Thrill Is Gone â BB King R.I.P.

BB King, the very last of the living blues legends and a true originator, has died at the age of 89...

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Keb Mo: Hot Pink live Americana Blues anyone?

Four times Grammy-winner and eight times nominated, blues and roots star Keb Mo has played for Presidents in the Whitehouse. But has he ever been asked about his sex life before?

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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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Paul Lamb and the Detroit Breakdown UK Tour

US blues rockers Paul Lamb and the Detroit Breakdown have a growing fan-base here, and itâll get a bit bigger soon when they hit these shores for a 13-date UK tour to make new friends.

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Rebecca Ferguson: All inclusive Holiday

Pete Lewis meets million-selling former âX-Factorâ runner-up Rebecca Ferguson, as the soulful Liverpudlian songstress releases her Billie Holiday-celebrating third album âLady Sings The Bluesâ...

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Robben Ford: Ronnie Scott's 30/3/17 @bluesandsoul.com PHOTO: Carl Hyde Robben Ford: Ronnie Scott's 30/3/17 @bluesandsoul.com PHOTO: Carl Hyde Robben Ford: Ronnie Scott's 30/3/17 @bluesandsoul.com PHOTO: Carl Hyde Robben Ford: Ronnie Scott's 30/3/17 @bluesandsoul.com PHOTO: Carl Hyde

Robben Ford, Ronnie Scott's, London 28/3/17

One of the world’s premier blues guitarists at one of the world’s premier venues. You know you’re watching a blues masterclass when the barman at Ronnie’s is applauding...

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Leon Ware (with de Clive-Lowe): Work Me (UK Expansion House)

Leon Ware (with Mark de Clive-Lowe): Work Me (UK Expansion House)

Soul legend Ware, celebrating 50 years in music this year, hooks up with tip-top Kiwi producer de Clive-Lowe for this sophisticated new lick, propping up those silky smooth vocals on a bed of sparse but soulful...

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Errol Linton:Hooked On Your Love (Ruby Records)

Errol Linton is a man who is well known on the blues club circuit and on the underground stations in London, where he busks. Apparently paying for this, his debut single and a video, with the proceeds of his busking.

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The Layabouts: Do Better (Reel People Music)

The Layabouts: Do Better (Reel People Music)

Papa Records and sibling Reel People Music have been responsible for some seriously soulful releases over the last six years or so. Coming at the end of March is an album by The Layabouts...

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Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio (Alligator Records) @bluesandsoul.com

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio (Alligator Records)

Elvin Bishop’s latest album, “Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio” features him on guitar and vocals and has a stripped down “live” good-time feel...

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Diazpora: Islands

Legere Recordings forge ahead with funk once more in the guise of veteran band, Diazpora and as they say 'the funk does not stand still, it's on a constant journey...

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TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND : LIVE FROM THE FOX OAKLAND

Described as the best Rock n Soul band in the world by Robert Elms I for one, tend to agree with him having witnessed their raw visceral power last year live...

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