ISSUE 1034 interviews include: Khalid (cover), Courtney Pine, Taio Cruz, Mica Paris, MK (A.K.A. Mark Kinchen), One Twelve (112), Crowd Company, Martha High, Jacquees and Nyree.
CHARTS: Top 500 B&S chart singles of 'all time' continues (82-51) with Marvin Gaye, Sylvester, The Impressions, Al Green, The Four Tops, Commodores, Kool & The Gang, Grace Jones, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Detroit Emeralds, and The Detroit Spinners + many more... Other charts include; Grooveyard Essential dance chart, B&S (what's) Hot Chart and Smoove Grooves R&B Chart.
BEST OF 2017 CHARTS: Best Blues albums and Best Blues reissues. Also, Best Dance Singles, Albums and Best Dance events.
Richard Searling’s Blues & Soul Power list includes underground choices from 1963-67 All-Nighters - a list of tracks which laid the foundations for today’s Northern Soul.
LIVE REVIEWS: Best of 2017 top 10 live review rundown includes Run The Jewels, Anderson .Paak, Erykah Badu, Michael Kiwanuka, Kabaka Pyramid, Danny Brown, Frank Ocean, Black Star, Gregory Porter and SZA. Other live reviews include Miles Mosley at Islington Assembly Hall and Run The Jewels at Brixton Academy. Also, Frank Elson check's out the Soul night at Little Hutton Conservative Club near Manchester.
ALBUM, EP AND SINGLE REVIEWS: James Day “Love Is My Bible”, Gizelle Smith “Sweet Memories / S.T.A.Y, Skream & Billy Turner “Chronicles” (EP), Judi Jackson “Blame It On My Youth” (EP), Brian Power presents Soulhouse Vol.1, MF Robots “Show Me Love”, Bette Smith “Jetlagger”, The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Vol. 5, Two Beats One Soul, The James Hunter Six ‘Whatever It Takes, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Soul Of A Women” and Fela Kuti Box Set #4 curated by Erykah Badu.
B&S COLUMNISTS: Bigger (R&B), Ben Lovett (Dance), Jon Harrington (Blues), Ralph Tee (Modern Soul) and Richard Searling (Northern Soul)
This issue also includes lists for the Best R&B mid-best tracks/singles, Best R&B or Hip Hop Tracks, Best Steppers/Modern Soul/ Soul Dancer tracks, Best R&B Slow Jam/Mellow Tracks and Best R&B Albums.