ISSUE 1031 interviews include: Double cover stars QueenBrit Live and Imagination Ft. Leee John. Plus; ephemerals, Nikka Costa, Carl Craig, Polly Gibbons, Frankie Oliver and Love Supreme festival head honcho, Ciro Romano.
CHARTS: Top 500 B&S chart singles of 'all time' continues (183-153) with Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Shalamar, Nina Simone, James Brown, Rose Royce, Roy Ayers, The Platters + many more... Other charts include Smoove Grooves R&B chart, Grooveyard Essential dance chart, B&S (what's) Hot Chart. Plus, Richard Searling lists his "Beyond Belief" Northern Soul 45's.
REVIEWS: Michael Kiwanuka at the Royal Albert Hall and Sean Paul's show at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town. Also, Frank Elson check's out what Northern Soul treats are on offer at The Strategy in Barnoldswick, Lancashire.
This issue also includes a 4 page festival rundown.
B&S columnists this issue include: Bigger (R&B), Ben Lovett (Dance), Jon Harrington (Blues), Ralph Tee (Modern Soul) and Richard Searling (Northern Soul)