ISSUE 1031 interviews include: Cover star Rag'N'Bone Man, José James, China Moses, Izo Fitzroy, Tanika Charles, Boddhi Satva, Stone Foundation, (ex members of The Brand New Heavies) MF Robots and Errol Henry.
Top 500 B&S chart singles of ‘all time’ continues (221-184) with Ben E. King, Earth Wind & Fire, Sam & Dave, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Candi Staton and Mariah Carey + many more… Other chart action includes; Smoove Grooves R&B chart, Grooveyard Essential dance Chart, B&S (what's) Hot Chart. Plus, Richard Searling lists his fabulous Philadelphia 'Northern Soul' 45s and gives the background on the latest Motown 7s (Vol.4) box set.
Live reviews: Joe/Ashanti, Yasiin Bey (formally Mos Def) last European show. Plus we sample Butlins Ibiza Legends Weekender in Bognor and Frank Elson check's out the Northern Soul/Soul delights on offer at The Beechwood Club in Blackburn.
Album reviews: Stormzy, Little Dragon, Charlie Watts meets The Danish Radio Big Band, Inna De Yard - Soul Of Jamaica, Eddie Palmieri, Ephemerals, Jeb Loy Nichols, George Anderson, Retrospective For Love, Matt Stevens, Kiko Navarro, Joey Negro's Electro, Eliane Elias, John Mayall, Coco Montoya, Elvin Bishop, Hayes McMullan, Ronnie Baker Brooks, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Otis Taylor, Big Daddy Wilson, Eric Gales and Wilko Johnson.