Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1086

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

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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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TLC play KOKO, London on May 9th 2017

TLC announce 1st ever UK date

Counting huge worldwide hits that include "Waterfalls", "No Scrubs" and "Creep"... Prolific music shifting Crazy, Sexy, Cool hip-hop/R'n'B royals TLC are on their way to the UK...

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Red Hot 5-Piece UK R&B Group Announce Tour Dates

Following the release of their new single "Oh Lord’," British band MiC LOWRY have announced four headline UK shows for February 2017.

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21st Birthday Party Preparations For V Festival 2016

The countdown has begun for the 21st birthday celebrations for V Festival next month with an array of superstars including Rihanna making exclusive UK appearances over the weekend of 19th to 21st August.

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Khalid: The A Teen

Natty Kasambala talks to platinum selling B&S artist of the year Khalid about his thoughts, feelings and methodology making his storytelling masterclass of debut album, "American Teen"...

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Dua Lipa: Success is Dua

B&S' Karen Lawler talks to Dua Lipa about her new self titled album, pressures around her heavy workload, continued chart topping success and her reaction when Annie Mac premiered her debut track...

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Mike City: City Life

As Mike City drops the killa album, “Feel Good Agenda Vol. 1”, featuring a veritable who's who from the world of R&B / Soul, B&S' Karen Lawler in on hand to bag a rare interview with this huge talent...

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Tweet: Life is Tweet!

After a long self-imposed hiatus, immensely talented American R&B singer/songwriter/guitarist, tweet, catches-up with B&S’ Semper Azeez-Harris before her new album "Charlene" showcasing UK date...

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Andy Allo: Pizza Express Soho London 13/3/2018

Andy Allo popped into town to deliver a late night set to what seemed to be a bunch of 'in the know fans'. She has quite a following, as the reception she got when she hit the stage...

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Elliott Macauley: Games (Records DK)

Multi instrumentalist and talented producer picks his A team and comes out with a single of sonic seduction, production blessedness...

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Elle Varner:Only Wanna Give It To You (MBK Entertainment/RCA)

One word tells you all you need to know about US singer Elle Varnerâs debut UK single, âOnly Wanna Give It To You.â That word is âHIT.â But letâs add a second word to avoid doubt: âBIG HIT."

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Prince: Dance 4 Me (Purple Music)

Prince: Dance 4 Me (Purple Music)

t's 2012, and Prince is back a new single- Hallelujah! If there was ever a song to make you want to go buy a stripper pole and swing around it to dance for Prince Rogers Nelson this may just be it!

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Trevor Nelson: Slow Jams (UMOD)

Trevor Nelson: Slow Jams (UMOD)

The DJ with the Midas touch spins his magic once again and is set to top his 900,000 breath-taking UK album sales record with this new whopping tome of slow jam R&B blessedness...

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Bar-Kays: AS one/ Nightcruising/Propositions/dangerous

Night Crusing' sees them heavily influenced by (but matching) Rick James, as this album portrays the musical zeitgeist of the times bands such as SOS band,Cameo,Prince,The Fatback Band - a golden era

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Aisling Iris: Night Time Moves

The first half gives us endearingly bold material filled with lush arrangements-peppered with retro 80's styled tough beats and funky upbeat jams..

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