Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1086

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ISSUE 1036: Kicking off this issue in style we have award-winning soulful singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist dbClifford and critically lauded jazz/hip-hop/funk outfit The Herbaliser adorning our covers. Other stellar interviews include: One time James Brown band member and sax legend, Maceo Parker. Quality house/soul singer/songwriter Peyton. Soulhouse label boss/DJ Brain Power. DJ/remixer/producer Deetron. Funk/soul singer-songwriter and one time Mighty Mocambos frontwomen, Gizelle Smith. The real lord mayor of Brixton, AKA Ty, brings his inspired soul to B&S pages and if that wasn’t enough, touted for success by us sometime ago, Ady Suleiman, finally gets an album release and boy are we glad! ... We go live with reviews from Seal at the London Palladium and PARTYNEXTDOOR at the Brixton Academy. Frank Elson checks out Colne Muni in Lancashire and grime is on fire as Bigger invites all artists to take a bow! It’s charts galore with our Grooveyard (Dance), B&S (What’s) Hot and Smoove Grooves (RnB) charts. The B&S Top 500 Singles of all time has almost reached conclusion 50-21. And one time Droitwich Sunday soul sessions original DJ, Carl "farmer" Dene along with Richard Searling, list the blue-eyed-soul performers/songs which have influenced the Northern Soul scene for over 40 years. Lastly, sharing their knowledge as per, our columnists; Bigger (RnB), Richard Searling (Northern Soul), Ben Lovett (Dance), Ralph Tee (Modern Soul) and Jon Harrington (Blues) Till next issue - may the music be with you! Editor: Lee TylerB&S

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Gangstagrass @bluesandsoul.com Gangstagrass @bluesandsoul.com Gangstagrass @bluesandsoul.com Gangstagrass @bluesandsoul.com

Gangstagrass video exclusive: Twist It

In the past B&S has taken great pride in announcing new genres / sub-genres within the music we love, today is no exception as we proudly present a band which is familiar, yet totally different... Gangstagrass

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Wretch 32 Announces UK Headline Shows

In celebration of the release of his Top 5 new album ‘Growing Over Life’ via Polydor Records, Wretch 32 has announced two UK headline shows for November.

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Banks & Steelz @bluesandsoul.com

Banks & Steelz One-Off London Show announced

Banks & Steelz — a collaboration between Wu Tang Clan’s RZA and Interpol’s Paul Banks have a one-off London show at KOKO on Friday 18th November.

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Ty @bluesandsoul.com Ty @bluesandsoul.com Ty @bluesandsoul.com Ty @bluesandsoul.com

Ty: No Ordinary Visionary

It's been 8 years since the release of critically acclaimed album "Special Kind Of Fool" now TY is back with equally credible "Work Of Heart" and as you can imagining, there's a lot of catching up to do...

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The Herbaliser @bluesandsoul.com Jake & Ollie - The Herbaliser @bluesandsoul.com The Herbaliser @bluesandsoul.com The Herbaliser @bluesandsoul.com

The Herbaliser: Return To The Mix

Pete Lewis meets London jazz/hip/hop/funk outfit The Herbaliser, who this month release their first album in five years - “Bring Out The Sound” - through UK independent BBE Records...

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GHETTS: Ghetts to make a point

It's a decade since the release of Ghetts classic mixtape “Ghetto Gospel”, a one-off performance at London's Roundhouse will celebrate this special milestone - we get the lowdown from the man himself..

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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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Pre-MOBO awards 2017 at Boisdale, London 21/11/17 Craig David wins Best Soul-R&B act at Pre-MOBO awards 2017 @bluesandsoul.com Moses Boyd wins Best Jazz act at Pre-MOBO awards 2017 @bluesandsoul.com Volney Morgan & New-Ye win Best Gospel act at Pre-MOBO's 2017 @bluesandsoul.com

Pre-MOBO Awards: Boisdale, Canary Wharf, London 20/11/17

The Pre-MOBO awards show at Boisdale in London’s Canary Wharf had a decent array of music of black origin talent performing. There were awards for best Gospel, Jazz and R&B/Soul acts...

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Watch Digital Farm Animals & Cash Cash: Millionaire Feat. Nelly

WATCH: Digital Farm Animals & Cash Cash: Millionaire Feat. Nelly

Check out newly signed to Syco record label artist Digital Farm Animals as they join Cash Cash for hot new tune "Millionaire" featuring rap superstar Nelly.

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Roy X: Odoyewu (Philophon)

Roy X: Odoyewu (Philophon)

This tune kicks off with a kind of nu-soul vibe and you think where's it going...then a familiar reggae chord workout (C- to G-) kicks-in and the underpinned intentions soon become clear...

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L. Marshall: Castles (Mercury Records)

L Marshall: Castles (Mercury Records)

L Marshall, probably best known for featuring on Wretch 32's banger Traktor, but now looks set to change-up his introduction to the listening hordes...

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Lupe Fiasco: Drogas Light (1st & 15th/Thirty Tiggers' Records)

Lupe Fiasco: Drogas Light  (1st & 15th/Thirty Tiggers’ Records)

I’m wondering why the Fiasco is Lupe, trying to catch some action of a market that he surely don’t really need? But now he’s coming like a new jack and dropping it like he’s the new boy...

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DJ Spatts: Works Of Friction @bluesandsoul.com

DJ Spatts: Works of Friction

DJ Spatts, a man who has been making music since 1985, emerging out of the Milton Keynes Hip Hop scene as a member of The Criminal Minds, he now offers us his latest project Works of Friction...

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Iggy Azalea: The New Classic (Virgin EMI Records)

Iggy Azalea: The New Classic (Virgin EMI Records)

While, this bound to be a favourite among Iggy fans, itâs a subject thatâs been done millions of time before and itâs been done better. "The New Classic" has more misses than hitsâ¦

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