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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B&S EXCLUSIVE: Listen to db Clifford

B&S Premiere: dbClifford 'Away'

It's another B&S first listen exclusive as multitalented B&S one to watch dbClifford drops radio/ear friendly and ever so catchy new tune "Away" on Smadhi Music...

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Charles Bradley Obituary

Commonly referred to as “The Screaming Eagle of Soul”, raspy-voiced 68-year-old sensational Soul/Funk/R&B vocalist Charles Bradley, has sadly lost his battle with cancer...

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Afropunk Festival 2017

Afropunk festival announce impressive 2017 lineup

Those set to perform include; Lianne La Havas, Nao, Thundercat, Danny Brown, JME and The Internet, Will Smith, Born N Bread, Gal-Dem DJs, Liam Bailey and more...

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db Clifford: World Get Ready

Pete Lewis interviews award-winning soulful singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist db Clifford, who this month releases his third studio album “Lucky Me” via Samadhi Music...

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Nyree: Soul Food Connoisseur

Karen Lawler talks to B&S one to watch and all round special Soul talent, Nyree. With new album "International Girl" about to open many a door, we get the lowdown on our future star...

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Crowd Company: The In Crowd

B&S contributer Emrys Baird gets on the funk trail and finds a band getting their funky strut on in the shape of Crowd Company who have been gently honing their art and getting their greasy grooves on for well over four years now...

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John Morales: Always In The Mix

B&S' Karen Lawler interviews remixing great John Morales ahead of his 4th M+M volume. With over 40 years experience mixing legendary tunes from icons of Soul/Disco, there's a lot to talk about...

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Eric Benét: Electric Brixton, London 26/10/17

Appearances by neo-soul/R&B star Eric Benét are few and far between on these shores, so it was no surprise that Electric Brixton in south London was packed to the rafters...

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Soulnaturals: Say That U Love Me Ft. Kylie Auldist (British Soul Standard)

Soulnaturals ft. Kylie Auldist: Say That You Love Me (inc. Dr Packer Remix) British Soul Standard

Who doesn't love a bit of Kylie Auldist!?! "Say That You Love Me" sees the Australian Soul mamma flex her cutie vocals on this gorgeous new love song with UK band Soulnaturals...

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Will Sessions Feat Rickey Calloway : Come On Home / Off The Line

Will Sessions teams up with the King of funk, Rickey Calloway, to produce a 45 of pure unadulterated funk...

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Weekend Sun : Losers & Fools,Hole In My Heart Double AA 45 RPM

The doyens of Darlington return ! Jazz funk/northern soul /disco outfit Weekend Sun return to Hero Records to release their new double A-sided single On 45

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M.F.S.B: The Definitive Collection

This pool of thirty musicians worked closely with Gamble & Huff and arranger Thom Bell producing exhilarating music for those heady times backing acts such as Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes

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Kay-Gees: Keep On Bumpin’ & Masterplan + Find A Friend + Kilowatt

The Kay-Gees were an American funk and disco group during the 1970's and were the protégés and spin off of Kool & the Gang much like The JB's who were the little brothers of James Brown...

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Terri Shaltiel : Sweet Thing

The extremely powerfull soul ballad 'One Of These Days' is another tour de force with some blistering singing and organ playing a tune you could easily see Etta James singing back in the day

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