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ISSUE 1057 INTERVIEWS: B.K.W.H, Kim Tibbs, TLC, Gwen Dickey, Dave Lee and HeIsTheArtist.


LIVE REVIEWS: Dionne Warwick's last tour at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge, George Clinton's last tour at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London, 50 Cent at the OVO Wembley Arena in London, George Benson at Hampton Court, plus Diana Ross and many others at Cambridge Soul Club Festival in Cambridgeshire.


CHARTS: Bigger’s R&B Smoove Grooves Chart, Ben Lovett’s Grooveyard Dance Chart, B&S Upfront Urban Chart and finger firmly on the pulse, r&b/soul infused, Hip List. Also in this issue, B&S columnist and northern soul’s finest, Richard Searling, brings you the second part (90-81) of his not to be missed exclusive to Blues & Soul Magazine, Wigan Casino Hot 100 singles countdown. This culminates next year with the celebration of the iconic northern soul venue's 50th-anniversary.


REGULAR FEATURE: Blues & Soul Years looks back at 1967, one of soul music’s most important/pivotal years. It was the year we crowned Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin King and Queen Of Soul and sadly, the same year we later lost iconic soul royal Otis Redding to a plane crash. Also, the year Blues & Soul Magazine was born. This feature also looks back on the styles, venues, DJs, music releases and artists who made headlines and featured in Blues & Soul Magazine that year, plus we also bring you the Best Of 1967 charts and B&S Poll Winners also from that year.


B&S COLUMNISTS THIS ISSUE: Richard Searling’s Runout Groove (northern soul), Ralph Tee’s Modern Soul Sessions, Bigger’s Smoove Grooves (r&b), Ben Lovett’s Grooveyard (dance), Frank Elson and his Checkin’ It Out (northern soul) column takes in the soul delights on offer at the Towngate Club in Leyland, Lancashire.


REGULAR FEATURE: Soulful Social... Blues & Soul takes a look at what's happening across our social media platforms and B&S readers have their say.



1058 - B.K.W.H + Kim Tibbs

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