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Classic Interviews & Features
The Trammps November 1975 Interview
With "Hold Back The Night" literally one step away from topping the British soul charts, now is the ideal time to trace back the long and interesting career of one of the disco's favourite group of sons — in fact, the ten-piece Philly-based band won ...
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The Trammps May 1974 Interview
IN TRUE Philadelphia style, Trammps are currently loitering with intent on the British soul charts with the first release on the Philadelphia International distributed Golden Fleece label. Whilst Golden Fleece is completely new, the, same cannot be s...
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The Trammps February 1976 Interview
THIS FEATURE could so easily have been devoted to — wait for it! — Bummie & the Bums! Who is this Bummie character I can hear you chortle? None other than deep voiced Earl Young, the drummer of just about every session that has ever been recorded in ...
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The Trammps June 1978 Interview
The re-release of "Disco Inferno," by way of its success in Saturday Night Fever, could give Trammps their first gold disc. B&S talks to Earl Young and discovers how the late Charlie Chaplin helped name the group. I DON'T know what you think of th...
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The Trammps August 1979 Interview
IF there is such a thing as disco-land's favourite group, then that would surely have to be Trammps — five young men from Philadelphia who have been making disco records since before the word was used in everyday language and who today are still goin...
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B.B. King September 1976 Interview
THE WORD "blues" has become almost synonymous with the word "king". Be it Albert, Freddie or B.B. The blues as a musical form almost since the beginning of music — in one form or another. Since the blues is basically music that stems from reality ...
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B.B. King June 1971 Interview
B.B. KING is the undisputed King of the Blues — fact! Every press release in existence on B.B. will tell you that he is a living legend in his own time. It will tell of the numerous awards and honours that have been bestowed upon this genial man w...
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B.B. King November 1978 Interview
The King in question is Mr. B.B. King and in this exclusive interview he talks to John Abbey about the future of the blues as a musical form, his heavy commitments on the road, his interest in prison reform and inmate rehabilitation…and a whole lo...
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Ben E. King April 1975 Interview
Interview conducted in person in New York City, 1975 Good, basic talent never dies. As the years go by, it may fade from the scene but temporarily, but you can bet that, like they say, you can't keep a good man down! Ben E. King is both a good man...
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Inez Foxx June 1970 Interview
…and tells the truth about her first solo tour and its problems ALMOST UNNOTICED and certainly unpublicised, Inez Foxx slipped into Britain earlier this month to start her first tour of Britain as a solo artist. During the past 5 years, the ele...
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Inez Foxx July 1974 Interview
ALTHOUGH it's pretty hard to believe, Ms. Inez Foxx has been across the Atlantic to Europe no less than twenty-one times and ten years after that very first trip, she remains as popular amongst soul folk as she's ever been. Inez, with brother Char...
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Percy Sledge October 1970 Interview
PERCY SLEDGE made a fleeting visit to London recently on his way to Holland to receive an award. Naturally, B&S got together with him and the first thing that Percy noted was the cover of the then-current issue of B&S, with the Delfonics on: "You ...
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Rare Earth September 1974 Interview
A look at a rather special group — the first white act to headline an Apollo show in many a long year…and they won over their audience. Read on… RIGHT FROM their inception, Rare Earth has been a special group. Right down to the fact that th...
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Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose October 1972 Interview
When an act has a million seller first time out, it is highly unusual for the public to have to wait eleven months for the follow-up but that's the way it was for the Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, whose long-awaited second release also gained the...
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Pleasure March 1978 Interview
Pleasure by name and pleasing to the ear, the guys look set to become one of the hot new acts of '78 LET'S face it — Portland, Oregon, isn't exactly world-renowned as a soul music centre and you'd be hard pressed, I'm sure, to name one band to hai...
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