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So with the Berlin date firmly under the belt, here's the rest of my gigs starting next week, 17th May, and ending up on 30th June at Glastonbury playing a modern soul gospel set to a festival crowd!<br />Hopefully see some of you out and about, partying with old buddies, and making new friends on the way!<br />

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Nice idea Greg, I'm out here in Europe now (Copenhagen) and thinking I'd like to do the same in the states at some point. Get back home to visit old friends and family while touring playing records (and digging too, of course). Good luck with your gigs! 

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Greg,

          Are you sure you're not allowed to slip a few gospel goodies into your set at the Cellar, Oxford on the 17th May ??

I live just outside Oxford and could be tempted to come along if you do.

 

WHAT sort of cuts will you be playing in one of your R&B sets (can you list a few examples) ?

R&B here means different things to different people !! 

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Looking forward to hearing you in action again at GoGo Children in Bristol again Greg. Last year was just superb - what a night mate!  :thumbsup:

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Greg,

          Are you sure you're not allowed to slip a few gospel goodies into your set at the Cellar, Oxford on the 17th May ??

I live just outside Oxford and could be tempted to come along if you do.

 

WHAT sort of cuts will you be playing in one of your R&B sets (can you list a few examples) ?

R&B here means different things to different people !! 

 

Hey Roburt.....pretty sure I can squeeze a few gospel 45's in....always gonna have a healthy selection with me!

 

Here's a couple of r&b tunes I like to play....plus a few more raucous things too :lol:

 

 

 

 

Hopefully see you out and about, mate!

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Watch out Leeds.!! Looking like the Eiger may be my outing for June.!!! With the missus of course. :hatsoff2: .

Looking forward to hearing your stuff Greg.

 

Excellent, mate.....look forward to seeing you, sir!

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No Scotland gig?

 

I'd have loved a trip to Scotland Des, but couldn't get anything sorted.....if you know of anything whilst I'm over and I've got a free date, then please let me know....cheers!

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Can't wait for your appearance in Leeds mate.

Was with Marc in Berlin this weekend and he's buzzing about it too. The mix on the night will be top class.

 

Yes, mate.....was in Leeds just last week for a jolly, so really looking forward to it!

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Next show is tonight in Oxford, so here's the full line-up and event details!

 

RAILROAD BILL
www.skiffle.co.uk
"Seasick Steve meets The Ramones"
One of our very favourite bands to have ever played The Big Ten Inch make a welcome return. Loved by the late, great Lonnie Donegan himself, Railroad Bill have been playing fast, gutsy roots music on washboard, mandolin, guitar and tea-chest bass for more than 25 years, with a witty, bourbon-soaked act that's been honed on countless street corners and numerous festivals. Not to be missed!

GREG BELSON
www.mixcloud.com/gregbelson
All the way from LA! Legendary crate-digger Greg swaps Sunset Boulevard for The Cellar for one night only, armed with rare soul, deep funk, killer r&b, divine gospel and a serious dose of what LA heads call the ‘natural raw’.

COUNT SKYLARKIN
www.bigteninch.co.uk
Strictly vintage swing, ska, skiffle, jump blues, boogie woogie, cumbia and rock n roll thrillers from the man who can start a party in an empty room.

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The BIG TEN INCH!
Red-Hot Rhythm & Blues, Screamin’ Soul, Wild Rockabilly, Swing, Ska, Skiffle & 60s Beat
Friday 15th March at The Cellar
Frewin Court (off Cornmarket), Oxford OX1 3HZ
9pm-3am | £5 advance / door
www.wegottickets.com/event/219161

 

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any chance we can get a recording of a modern / disco gospel set at some point, Greg? id love to hear that

You just need to go to the 'Soul Video Audio Radio' section and click onto a 'Divine Gospel Show' thread ......... Greg posts up a link to his gospel shows on there (he puts them up on Mixcloud).

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any chance we can get a recording of a modern / disco gospel set at some point, Greg? id love to hear that

 

Actually, yes mate.....I was asked to do a mix for a website, and hopefully should be going live within the next coupla weeks......

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JEEEEEEEEEEEEEZUUUUUUUUUSSS!!! WHERE'D U COME FROM GREG???!!!!x I'm supposed to be going to a Boot Sale to hopefully find one of those 'nuggetts' above...!x Never heard the tracks....BUT...they gave me the same buzz as when walking into the 100Club and listening for the first time to a names sake Irish Greg!x I had never heard the like in 20 years! That was 1993....20 years later....and I am so glad to say....I AIN'T HEARD THE LIKE IN 20 YEARS!!! That first one......proper!x Must make sure I make one of your gigs mate and will hit the floor automatic!.....thanx for keeping on!!!x

LUV
SOOTY
X

 

.....willing to learn!!!x

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Thanks alot for the comments all......really appreciate it Sooty and crew! Just added another date, , including details of my guest appearance on the groundbreaking Sinner's Crossroads radio show on WFMU, hosted by Kevin Nutt........hope you can tune in

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Just added one more date to the calendar........Inner City Soul Club Sunday Sessions at the Zensai Bar in Camden Town, London....it's an all-dayer so runs from 2pm til 10pm. Cheers!

 

 

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One wild weekend indeed with the Belsonator. Greg played Family Affair last Saturday and delivered a fantastic set of gospel funk, soul and funk and had the place rocking. His Rev Robert Francis cover up nearly took the roof off!

A great dj and a jolly good chap too. Be sure to check him out at his remaining uk dates. One of the few djs that are genuinely playing something fresh and exciting.

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One wild weekend indeed with the Belsonator. Greg played Family Affair last Saturday and delivered a fantastic set of gospel funk, soul and funk and had the place rocking. His Rev Robert Francis cover up nearly took the roof off!

A great dj and a jolly good chap too. Be sure to check him out at his remaining uk dates. One of the few djs that are genuinely playing something fresh and exciting.

 

Thanks alot for being host to a crackin' weekend, mate.....glad you liked the Robert Francis....some dazzlin' shapes on the floor. :hypo:

 

Was an absolute pleasure Paul, so hopefully we can do it all again some time soon. RESULT!

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Great youtube video for That Driving Beat in Leeds on 15th June.....

 

And there's a picture of you playing at Go, Go Children on it too!  :thumbsup:

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The Masters of Soul gig in Islington last night was just that....some wiley veteran legends of the soul scene in attendance, in what is a great right-sized venue in Satan's Circus. Too many great tunes to mention as all the DJ's spun some stunning stuff. Massive thanks to Leona and Yann for having me play, and great to catch up with Paul finally.....excellent to see you cuttin' some floor shapes, mate! I could have partied much longer into the night, if my cabby hadn't reliably turned up.....still, that'll be next time. Excellent session, so getcha selves down to this happening monthly soul round-up ;)

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The Masters of Soul gig in Islington last night was just that....some wiley veteran legends of the soul scene in attendance, in what is a great right-sized venue in Satan's Circus. Too many great tunes to mention as all the DJ's spun some stunning stuff. Massive thanks to Leona and Yann for having me play, and great to catch up with Paul finally.....excellent to see you cuttin' some floor shapes, mate! I could have partied much longer into the night, if my cabby hadn't reliably turned up.....still, that'll be next time. Excellent session, so getcha selves down to this happening monthly soul round-up ;)

Nice to meet you Greg ..

Agree, first time for me venue perfect, great crowd & Dj sets top draw....heard some amazing stuff, many thanks guys.

Will be back next month

Barty

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A few people mentioned that they'd like to see my setlists for Masters of Soul, so here they are.....no cover-ups, all the info is there. If you've got any questions, then please send me a PM.

 

Masters of Soul 30th May 2013

First set

Little Caesar and the Euterpians ‘It was love’ (Trail)

The Valdons ‘Love me or leave me’ (Twin City Movement)
The Gospel I.Q.’s ‘Waiting on you’ (Su-Ann)
Vivian Hill ‘Turn on your love light’ (S.B.I.)
The Soul Superiors ‘Don’t blame it on the children’ (Warfell)
The Jackson Spiritual Travelers ‘I don’t wanna change my mind’ (Crusade)
The Triumphs ‘We don’t love enough’ (Black Artists Co.)
The Sensational Cymbals ‘When will it end’ (Jay-Walking)
The Bronze Connection ‘Love uprising’ (MPH)
Golden Echoes of Southeast Georgia ‘Packing a grip’ (Crumco)
Holy Disciples ‘Trying to make a hundred’ (Song Bird)
Dixie Nightingales ‘I don’t know’ (Chalice)

Second set

Willie Dale ‘Let your light shine’ (Lovie D.)
The High Steppen Crossroads Singers ‘Trouble in the atmosphere’ (Acetate)
Charley Wynn ‘Action time’ (Jim Gem)
Charlie Brown ‘The whole world is watching’ (Checker)
Aalon Butler and the New Breed Band ‘Gettin’ soul’ (PKC)
Sensational Williams Brothers ‘You better check yourself’ (Song Bird)
Capitol City Star Singers ‘What he’s done for me’ (Song Bird)
Caffey Brothers ‘Make me over’ (Aura)
Bobby Baker ‘Everything has got to be alright’ (Da*Vi*Da, Inc.)
United Sounds ‘It’s all over (baby)’ (United)
The Sacred Four ‘Somebody watching you’ (Champ)
Master Keys ‘I done got on the right road’ (Co-Op)
The Valdons ‘All day long’ (Twin City Movement)
Re-Vells ‘I want a new love’ (Trent Town)
Althea Spencer ‘Take me baby’ (AV International)
Margaret Moss & the Three Stars ‘Don’t let it be too late’ (Three Stars)
The Gospel Dynamics ‘Do you love him’ (Mark Five)
Spiritual Four ‘If you think your God is dead’ (Sendus)
The Silver Kings ‘Trouble the water’ (Bounty)
Etoy Bogart and Bogart Bros ‘This may be the last time’ (Philwood)
Pearl Farano and the High Lites of Joy ‘Who’s your boss’ (Pearlsfar)

 

Onwards to tonight at the excellent Go Go Children in Bristol, at the Fiddler's venue.......should be a cracker!

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should this thread be in events and playlists

:P

kev

 

I thought about adding it to events, but it's multiple dates, and the mods seemed OK to keep it here....and only just put in the one playlist, so should I scratch it here and include in the playlist section? Just wanna keep everyone happy, mate.

 

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Pretty stoked to announce another DJ date, this time in Hamburg on 27th June, with Jan Drews and Lars Bulnheim.........looking forward to that one, no doubt. So here's an updated flyer with the details!

 

FlyerforEuropeMay2013pt2_zps50bc6bf9.jpg

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well..i could use a track-list..wanna see if i can hunt some of these mothers down!!..great mix...Elvis

 

Thanks alot for checking it out, mate........the tracklisting should have appeared on the mix page by now....anyways, here it is;

 

Delores Fuller ‘One more chance Lord’ (Nitro)
The Gospel Truth ‘Uphill peace of mind’ (Kayvette)
Golden Echoes of Southeast Georgia ‘Packing a grip’ (Crumco)
Joshie Jo Armstead ‘I got the vibes’ (Gospel Truth)
Dorothy Norwood ‘He’s a friend’ (Jewel)
Mighty Clouds of Joy ‘Glow love’ (Myrrh)
The Johnson Family Singers ‘Imitations’ (Raina)
Gloster Williams and Master Control ‘No cross, no crown’ (LA)
The Celestial Choir ‘Stand on the word’ (First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, Inc.)
Cassietta George & the Rance Allen Group ‘Use God as my guide’ (No label)
The Gospel Soul Revivals ‘If Jesus came today’ (Sonic)
Voices of Heaven ‘Voices on the move’ (Love Productions, Inc.)
Michael Orr & the Book of Life ‘Spread love’ (Birthright)
Rev. O.C. Sandidge & Rapture ‘The train’ (Su-Ann)
The Soul Searchers ‘Save a soul in every town’ (Nashboro)
Spiritual Four ‘If you think your God is dead’ (Sendus)
The Mighty Clouds of Joy ‘Time’ (ABC Dunhill)
Howard Sisters & Co ‘Always’ (Power Pack)
Carthan Ensemble ‘He’ll be right there’ (Birthright)
Southern Baptist Church Combined Choirs ‘We are family’ (Marshal)

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Thanks alot for checking it out, mate........the tracklisting should have appeared on the mix page by now....anyways, here it is;

 

Delores Fuller ‘One more chance Lord’ (Nitro)
The Gospel Truth ‘Uphill peace of mind’ (Kayvette)
Golden Echoes of Southeast Georgia ‘Packing a grip’ (Crumco)
Joshie Jo Armstead ‘I got the vibes’ (Gospel Truth)... :thumbsup:
Dorothy Norwood ‘He’s a friend’ (Jewel)
Mighty Clouds of Joy ‘Glow love’ (Myrrh)
The Johnson Family Singers ‘Imitations’ (Raina)
Gloster Williams and Master Control ‘No cross, no crown’ (LA)
The Celestial Choir ‘Stand on the word’ (First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, Inc.)
Cassietta George & the Rance Allen Group ‘Use God as my guide’ (No label)
The Gospel Soul Revivals ‘If Jesus came today’ (Sonic)
Voices of Heaven ‘Voices on the move’ (Love Productions, Inc.)
Michael Orr & the Book of Life ‘Spread love’ (Birthright)
Rev. O.C. Sandidge & Rapture ‘The train’ (Su-Ann)
The Soul Searchers ‘Save a soul in every town’ (Nashboro)
Spiritual Four ‘If you think your God is dead’ (Sendus)
The Mighty Clouds of Joy ‘Time’ (ABC Dunhill)
Howard Sisters & Co ‘Always’ (Power Pack)
Carthan Ensemble ‘He’ll be right there’ (Birthright)
Southern Baptist Church Combined Choirs ‘We are family’ (Marshal)

 

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Listened to as many as are available on Utube Greg.....AWESOME sounds on the whole and never heard any of them..............!!!!!!!

Charley Wynn ‘Action time’ (Jim Gem).................TOP OF LIST!!!!!!!!!!!!x

Thanx for sharing Greg....X

 

LUV
SOOTY
X

 

The nearest I got to any of this stuff was this....played it at St Ives 96'/97;...Blackburn and a few other places!x

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuXqzhOZRZ0

 

.......and me fav 'Gospel' tune of all time....although your Charlie Wynn is knocking the door.....is this....most versions are good including the Duprees...Booker T's and The Originals takes...but this one being me bestest arm hair raiser....X

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly7bW5_wewk

 

 

 

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Just returned from an awesome extended weekend with the Leeds glitterati that is the That Driving Beat crew.....thanks so much to Azza for letting me share the turntables with some of the scenes most forward thinking DJ's. Barn storming sets from all those on the roster and I was more than honoured to be involved with the relaunch of this top notch night at this excellent new venue.

 

Next stop, is the mighty Goodfoot session with DJ Snowboy!

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One wild weekend indeed with the Belsonator. Greg played Family Affair last Saturday and delivered a fantastic set of gospel funk, soul and funk and had the place rocking. His Rev Robert Francis cover up nearly took the roof off!

A great dj and a jolly good chap too. Be sure to check him out at his remaining uk dates. One of the few djs that are genuinely playing something fresh and exciting.

 

wow..must be good then..any chance of uncovering? or posting the track?

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