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SOUL III SOUL — Lloyd Bradley (right, with Jazzie B and Caron Wheeler) looks back on 'Back to Life' and Soul II Soul (Evening Standard, 2014) and meets P-Funk overlord George Clinton (NME, 1983). Plus Lloyd's 1988 Q interview with Brit-soul hopefuls Hot House, featuring RBP's very own Mark Pringle…
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IN LOVE WITH THIS GUY — Adam Sweeting discusses Dionne Warwick and New York's Brill Building with Burt Bacharach's brilliant lyricist Hal David (top) in 1999.
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