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News: William Bell live at the 6TS Cleethorpes Weekender 15th-17th June 2012

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Yep, we've finally nailed our man. The epitome of a 60s and 70s male soul singer and a mainstay of the mighty Stax records outta Memphis for so many years.

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Edited by ady croasdell

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Great news ..... in fact it's "Headline News".

Hope Ady ignores his usual prejudices and lets William sing some of his MS gems ("Tryin To Love Two" instantly springs to mind).

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Trying To Love Two is definitely under consideration. I didn't realise I'd got prejudices in this area of my work, I always try to get the best set for the Cleethorpes crowd irregardless of what label the records came out on.

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I can't drive until 03 August :( but do want to go, I live in Belgium but can get to London OK maybe even a local airport near-ish by is there any lovely soulie out there who can help ? :)

Chris L

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Ady, You are a top true soul man .... but you do push 60's to the fore at every opportunity !!

.... there are some of us that still like the sounds that got us into soul in the 1st place ..

.... ... but we've also moved on to love 70's, 80's, 90's & even Y2K stuff.

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Ady, You are a top true soul man .... but you do push 60's to the fore at every opportunity !!

.... there are some of us that still like the sounds that got us into soul in the 1st place ..

.... ... but we've also moved on to love 70's, 80's, 90's & even Y2K stuff.

I don't actually think that is fair for Cleethorpes, unlike Prestatyn where acts sung basically only Northern regardless of their other material. Cleethorpes tends to allow freedom to their acts, just often they have large amounts of Northern friendly material.

Ady best ever act I think and fitting for my Cleethorpes retirement year, I assume Mr Bell wouldn't fancy doing two sets, a 30 minute ballad set in late afternoon in addition to his main room one. I suspect this is going to be the best soul act we have seen at a Weekender.

I may have no home to lay my bag down for this weekend yet but happy to act as Mr Bell's Chaperone for weekend and ask him to sign all his albums over the weekend for me!

PS ask him to bring Jeff Floyd or one of his other label mates over as backing and then sing a couple solo himself and I will love you a long time!

Best news this year!

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I can't drive until 03 August :( but do want to go, I live in Belgium but can get to London OK maybe even a local airport near-ish by is there any lovely soulie out there who can help ? :)

Chris L

Yes there is, Kirmington which is about 15 miles away and Doncaster which is about 50 miles away with a train you can get to Cleethorpes

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Hope you don't mind me saying Ady, allot of folk would feel we didn't get the full package if we did not hear 'Trying to Love Two'.

And deffo worth suggesting 'I Forgot to be your Lover' as an ultimate William Bell ballad.. I've Learned to play this on my guitar, but I cant sing for toffee..make my day to see William sing that live..

Mal.C.

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I can't drive until 03 August :( but do want to go, I live in Belgium but can get to London OK maybe even a local airport near-ish by is there any lovely soulie out there who can help ? :)

Chris L

I flew KLM Amsterdam to Humberside airport about 10 years ago and it was relatively cheap and only a shortish taxi ride to Beechcomber. At that time not many flights as generally a package type airport but at that point they had a service for offhsore type workers so Amsterdam was one of the destinations, as well as Aberdeen.

I did have to fly back at about 7 on the Sunday morning, which was a challenge!

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Now then Jock, there's a thought, 20th Anniversary, bit spesh and all that.............William Bell in the main room on Staurday night, and Wilbe label mate Jeff Floyd in the other room Friday night..............now THAT'S special.

How's your budget Ady........and/or your rapore with William LOL? :thumbsup:

Cheers,

Mark R

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Its the BIGGEST thing to have happened in Lincolnshire EVER!

The guy has a stunning repertoire of his own HAPPY / I FORGOT TO BE YOUR LOVER / YOU GOT THE LOVE I NEED / MAN IN THE STREET / NEVER LIKE THIS BEFORE / IT'S HAPPENING ALL OVER / SOMEBODY'S GONNA GET HURT / ANY OTHER WAY etc... and having been owner of the owner of the legendary PEACHTREE record label, the possibilities beyond his own vocal cuts are mouth watering... producer of 'SEVEN DAY LOVER' and Eddie Billups 'ASK MY HEART' etc.

Good Lord! This could be truly INCREDIBLE!

Awesome job Ady.

Best news I've heard since SPENCER!

:thumbsup:

Sean

Edited by Sean Hampsey

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William's " You've Got The Kind Of Love I Need" certainly get's my vote :thumbsup:

And from his Kent cd (037) how about:

"Let's Do Something Together"

as well as his version of Charlie Rich's "Love Is After Me" :yes:

Dave

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Jock !!!!! what is this pish you are spouting about a retirement year ?

Either I am hoping for the sympathy vote and hoping to be provided with free beer by a select few, including yourself, and other equally stimulating presents all weekend, or Mr Bell is going to be so good nothing will ever equal it so not worth ever going out again.

Or I am just a big drama queen trying, and miserable failing, to get some attention!

2 out of 3 aint bad I suppose.

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its my fiftieth year so the beers are on you (you missed both my parties) and i my bee seeing you sooner than you think !!

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Not too likely Mark, but I'll see what's possible. William's already bringing over his manager.

Ady you would probably pay for his flight with tickets just to see him, he is a stunner, go on you can do it. We believe in you. You will go down in history then.

I would say I would even sleep with you if you bring that off, but suspect you might see through that as a pathetic attempt to get a decent caravan on site....

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its my fiftieth year so the beers are on you (you missed both my parties) and i my bee seeing you sooner than you think !!

I am still in the huff about no invites so its back to you for buying beers all weekend!

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Great News Ady. I am just going to educate Gilly with "Trying to love two".

Jock we haven't got a van sorted yet. Maybe we can all sort it together?

Ps Ady we also need tickets please - I will pm you

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