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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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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Rising British Blues Star Tristan Mackay To Tour

British Blues Award nominated song-smith Tristan Mackay is set to play six headline shows throughout June.

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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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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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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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Graham Central Station : Three Original Classic Funk Albums

Larry Graham, formerly of Sly and the Family Stone and the inventor of slap bass needs no introduction and funk afficionados and hopefully newcomers too, are going to be thrilled with this excellent release.

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Archie Drell & The Drells : Let's Groove

Dance floor dons and longtime Gamble & Huff associates get their retrospective career documented on this excellent 2cd corker!

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Chip Wickham : La Sombra

Manchester's Chip Wickham releases a jazz roots blinder that has a real classic edge to it - full of verve and taste.

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