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Issue 1088

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ISSUE 1039: Once again, we bring you another issue which is packed to the rafters with must-read interviews, enlightening columns, up to the minute release news and plenty of retro resplendence... This issue’s delicious double cover issue comprises of the distinct frontman of Nightcrawlers fame, John Reid, who I might add, is sounding better than ever and is producing music which is a must for any soul fan. He is joined on the opposite cover by true reggae greats, Chaka Demus & Pliers. With a back catalogue which seeks for itself, these guys are responsible for some of the best reggae tunes ever made.... Our first class interviews continue with 2 funk stunners, firstly, Gordie fukerteers Smoove & Turrell give their candid take on making their new album in an ever-changing world of funk and soul. We also have Aussie funk giants, The Bamboos, who boast the talents of not only the first man of Australian funk, Lance Ferguson, but also Australian funk royal, Kylie Auldist. Ever busy DJ/remixer DJ Q has worked at 1Xtra, Ministry Of Sound and Kiss to name but few - in this issue, DJ Q gives us the lowdown on his latest exciting project, “Fabriclive 99”. And last, but by no means least, our one to watch this issue is Australian R&B/soul artist, Caiti Baker. We are sure you will be hearing a lot more from this huge talent in the very near future... We feature plenty of live action in this issue, with festival reviews from Manchester’s Parklife, Bath’s Nass, Lewes’ Love Supreme and Holland’s North Sea Jazz festivals. We also review Jimmy Cliff at the Roundhouse, Lalah Hathaway at KOKO and Angie Stone, again, at Camden’s Roundhouse. ALSO IN THIS ISSUE… Frank Elson presents a classic Checkin’ It Out as he looks back at July 1976 and his visit to the Yellow Lady in Warrington. Frank is not the only contributor looking back this issue, as we excited to announce a brand new regular feature called “The Blues & Soul Years” where Duncan Payne takes a year in B&S’ history and gives a full rundown of music happenings as covered by this magazine in that year... There is just time to mention our esteemed columnists Richard Searling (Blues), Ralph Tee (Modern Soul), Jon Harrington (Blues), Ben Lovett (Dance) and R&B’s finest, Bigger, who are on hand to share their considerable knowledge on the genres they proudly represent. Till next time! Lee Tyler (Editor, Blues & Soul magazine) @LeeTyler13 @BluesandSoulB&S

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John Reid: Nightcrawlers Soul Sessions (Rosina Records)

John Reid sets CD album release date

The wait is over as John Reid announces CD album release date...

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Innervisions Festival 2018 Lalah Hathaway: Innervisions 3rd July @KOKO (London) Jimmy Cliff: Innervisions Festival 5th July @KOKO (London) Mario Biondi: Innervisions Festival 5th July @Indigo at the O2 (London)

Innervisions Festival 2018 scorching lineup

It’s July! So that means it’s time to get down to some of THE best shows London and Manchester has to offer as the Innervisions festival brings you the cream of the music crop...

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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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Candi Staton: Unstoppable talent

Chaz Brooks interviews southern soul diva Candi Staton about her hit-laden career, her thoughts on the #MeToo movement and new aptly album “Unstoppable”...

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The Bamboos: Funky Inspirations

Australian funk/soul royal Lance Fergusson talks about The Bamboos hot new project "Night People" which once again features the emense talents of funk diva Kylie Auldist...

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John Reid: Reid Aloud

Responsible for 90's dance anthem “Let's Push it", now Nightcrawlers frontman John Reid heads for pastures new, refining his undeniable vocal credentials to take the soul world by storm...

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Mamas Gun: Year Of The Gun

Sophisticated Soul/Funk specialists Mamas Gun give B&S' Karen Lawler the lowdown on new album "Golden Days". Packed with sumptuous Soul and quality vocals, there's a lot to talk about...

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Mavis Staples: Union Chapel, London 9/7/18 @bluesandsoul.com Mavis Staples: Union Chapel, London 9/7/18 @bluesandsoul.com Mavis Staples: Union Chapel, London 9/7/18 @bluesandsoul.com Mavis Staples: Union Chapel, London 9/7/18 @bluesandsoul.com

Mavis Staples: Union Chapel, London 9/7/18

It was fitting that the Union Chapel was the venue for soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples, during her set Staples proceeded to take the audience to church, quite literally...

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Oscar Jerome: Do You Really (Au Contraire Music)

Oscar Jerome's new single reminds of one of those russian dolls (small dolls inside bigger dolls and so on) it's many layered that's what I'm trying to say.....

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Kizzy Crawford: Progression

New Soul-Folk sensation Kizzy Crawford gifts us with her debut single on Freestyle Records to dazzling effect. Kizzy possesses an evocative melodic and smooth as cream voice with a very stylish persona to boot...

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Judith Hill: The Pepper Club

"Pepper" is no potboiler either,slinky guitar,crisp beats,some decent slap bass and a stonking horn section make this a goose necking floor filling and fun party banger - five feet from stardom!

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Thelma Houston : The Devil In Me Three cd compilation

This exhaustive compilation focuses on her work in lieu of the international success of her smash hit 'Don’t Leave Me This Way’, which launched Thelma to worldwide superstardom

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The Staple Singers: For What it's Worth 1964-1968

Lose yourself in Pop Staples' beautiful languid guitar,Pervis's golden tone and Mavis' super-soulful lead vocals. Soul Music Records must be applauded for bringing these six sought-after albums back into the fold...

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Jean Carne

Jean Carne: Don't Let It Go To Your Head The Anthology

When it comes to fusing '70s soul and jazz with well crafted songwriting and strong instrumental backing look no further than the wonderful and exceptional talents of Jean Carne...

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