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ISSUE 1030 interviews include: Blue Lab Beats make their worldwide cover debut. Plus Kandace Springs, Jo Harman, Ghetts and Nina Kraviz.


Top 500 B&S chart singles of ‘all time’ continues (262-222) with Steve Wonder, James Brown, The O’Jays, Percy Sledge, Prince, Jamiroquai, Donny Hathaway and many more… Other chart action; Smoove Grooves R&B chart, Grooveyard Essentials House/EDM Chart, B&S Hot Chart. Plus, Richard Searling lists his favourite 2016 Northern Soul albums and his all-time finest Chicago Northern Soul tracks.


Live reviews: Mary J. Blige & Maxwell, The Temptations & 4 Tops & Tavares, Van Morrison and Chance The Rapper. Plus, we check out the Butlins Soul Weekender in Bognor and many Soul/Northern Soul delights at the Okeh Club in Keighley, West Yorkshire.


Album reviews: Omar, The Olympians, Izo Fitzroy, Carleen Anderson, J. Cole, Childish Gambino,  Georgie Fame (anthology) and BBE compilation The Men In The Glass Booth. 


*Also includes awards for the best of 2016 along with predictions for 2017.

1030: Blues & Soul Magazine February 2017

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