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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Mica Paris

Chris Standring and Mica Paris announce special show

Soul star Mica Paris is set to team up with Jazz Jazz guitarist Chris Standring for a special one-off show care of high fidelity giant, Sennheiser, on March 5th at London’s Cadogan Hall. Details...

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Rod Temperton RIP

Rod Temperton RIP

Rod Temperton, the legendary songwriter for among others Michael Jackson, and a member of the hit UK chart band Heatwave in the 1970s, has died at the age of 66.

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B&S pic: Gabrielle

Fancy An Evening With Gabrielle?

Gabrielle has announced a major UK tour in October and November. A second London show has been added due to high demand for tickets.

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Jo Harman: Devon Sent

Soul/Blues goddess Jo Harman delivers another helping of musical quality with new album, “People We Become”. B&S Editor Lee Tyler is on hand to find out all about this stunningly soulful offering...

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Natalie Williams: It's a Soul Family Affair

Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of her monthly residency at Ronnie Scott's, Soul/Jazz siren Natalie Williams talks to B&S' Karen Lawler about good time at the world famous iconic Jazz venue...

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Maxwell: The Heart Whisperer

Maxwell is back! The Neo-soul star recently dropped a stunning new album, the second of his Blacksummers’night trilogy, plus recent UK arena tour dates with Mary J. Blige... so there's plenty to talk about...

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Myles Sanko: Soul Exemplifier

B&S' Karen Lawler talks to the lovechild of soul, Myles Sanko, about his new album "Just Being Me". Plus musical influences, film aspirations, MC'ing, Gregory Porter and playing by royal appointment...

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Lindsey Webster: Pizza Express Live ~ Chelsea Pheasantry

Lindsey Webster, Pizza Express Live: Chelsea Pheasantry 6/1/17

2016 has been quite a year for Lindsey Webster, topping the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart in record-breaking style and now this, her UK debut with a sold out 2-night residency in Chelsea...

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79.5 : Terrorize My Heart

A groovy stop start beat, choice rhodes,a wah guitar and some jazz flute softened by some honeyed girl vocals,what's not to like?

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Rachel Modest: I Try / Forbidden Love

Lead singer with the retro soul sound of The Magnificent Tape Band, Rachel Modest adds some gospel gentleness to this stylish deep soul offering.

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E feat Ishtar : Turning Point

Mocambo proudly presents its first 45 with the instantly recognisable E (aka Eric Cooke, E da Boss, or the ‘E’ of Myron and E).

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Jo Harman: The People We Become

Jo Harman: People We Become (Total Creative Freedom)

Though Harman has made her name on the blues circuit in the UK, in truth she mixes various genres including elements of rock, pop and country as well as soul, gospel and blues in her music...

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“Hot Coffey in the D: Burnin’ at Morey Baker’s Showplace Lounge”

Dennis Coffey is a name all funk and soul heads will be well aware of after all it was this guy who added the spice to many of Motown's funkier hits with his distinctive wah wah and fuzz toned blessedness.

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Stone Foundation: Street Rituals (100% Records)

Stone Foundation: Street Rituals (100% Records)

The hard working Midlands soul band’s seventh album finds them fulfilling their early promise with an excellent set featuring production, guest vocals, guitar and piano from Paul Weller...

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