Greg Belson

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About Greg Belson

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    Los Angeles, CA
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    Little Shadows 'Judgement Day' (Mission)
  1. The mixcloud link went live earlier on today, so check it out right here. Cheers!
  2. Yesterday saw the third broadcast of Divine Soul air on Mi-Soul Connoisseurs. A two hour spotlight on vintage soul music in the broader spectrum....focusing on classics to rares, sweet soul to gospel, it's a journey through multiple avenues of this amazing music. Here's the playlist....the archived mixcloud link will be available shortly. Divine Soul broadcast on 22nd April 2017 hosted by DJ Greg Belson via Mi Soul Connoisseurs Intro Dynasty – Adventures in the land of music (Solar) Rhetta Hughes – You’re doing it with her – when it should be me (Tetragrammaton) Brothers by Choice – Last love (Test Pressing) Tyrone Thomas & the whole darn family – Fly away love bird (Soul International) The Relatives – Leave something worthwhile (Ever-Soul) Bobby Montgomery – Seek and you shall find (Generation) Bobby King & the Relation – Don’t give up hope (Lunar) Rare Gems Odyssey – It don’t take much (Renfro) Ad Break ‘Ride to the East Side’ sweet soul selection Soul Lee – I need you (Reginald) Chester Randle’s Soul Senders – Why did I let you go (Anla) Billy Stewart – Cross my heart (Chess) Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr – You can’t blame me (Capsoul) Natural Funk Band – Living in the past (Cavern) The Valdons – Whatcha gonna do (Secret Stash) The Vibrations – Remember the rain (Okeh) Willie West and the High Society Brothers – The devil gives me everything but what I need (Timmion) The Tripps – Here comes those heartaches (Victoria) Ad Break ‘Board the Gospel Train’ gospel soul & funk selection 11th District Choir feat. John McCoy – Hold on (No Label) The Sensational Williams Brothers – Sunday (Savoy) The Meadowlarks – Bible (Nasha) The Dynamic Dixie Travelers – Here we are Jesus (T-Jaye) Paradise – Keep the fire burning (Ebony) The Soul’s of Harmony – He’ll see you through (Tremo) The Trumpet Jubilee’s – Walk with me (Hope Records, Inc.) Ad Break Razz-Ma-Tazz – On the disco floor (Radar) Spyder Turner – Get down (Whitfield) Hunt’s Determination – Rollerskate (Earwax) The Mighty Clouds of Joy – Time (ABC Dunhill) Debbie Peters – Boogie with me baby (Free Flight) Magnum Force – Are you ready for the weekend (Kelli-Arts) Lonnie Liston Smith – Give peace a chance (make love not war) (Columbia) Madcliff – Goin’ to the disco (Guinness)
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    Thanks to those of you that tuned in to the previous Divine Chord Gospel Show.....after a brief hiatus in the studio, it was nice to get back in the chair and share some new discoveries with you. Here's the archived mixcloud link; DCGS pt. 70 is just around the corner so please join us on 27th April @ 2pm US PDT (10pm UK GMT) for 60 minutes of the good stuff....soul music you might not have heard before, from uptempo primed for the dancefloor funky cuts, to low slung, sweet & deep soulful daggers. Get on board and ride the DCGS train with us, why dont'cha! And for the second hour, 3pm til 4pm, I'll be presenting pt. 7 of 'Time-Less'....a show that focuses on the beatscapes of 90’s club culture. Here's a link to pt. 6, to give you a taster; Tracks that were forward thinking in production techniques, ground breaking in textures & time signatures but yet often forgotten. With the 2000’s came the advent of more powerful computers, easier accessibility to software & an ease to create at home; beatmakers of the 90’s had to either adapt their analogue techniques or fall by the wayside. We’ll be unearthing some of the cream of the crop, both the classic & the obscure, that still relied on outboard gear, physical mixing desks and insane wired up patch bays to get the job done. With it came a certain warmth, particularly when it was arguably the last bastion of dance music to promote, press and present their music solely onto vinyl….a celebration of a special time in beat making. Join us as we spin the original format of what truly was a ‘Time-Less’ age.
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  5. Shipping from California = $4 within the US, $13.50 worldwide Bill Murphy & Mistery - Praise his name (Spirit of God Records, Inc.) G+ Price in US DOLLARS = $150 + shipping Clip; Murphy.mp3?dl=0 Incredibly rare and tough to find disc....I've located one other spare in 6 years of looking, a VG- copy that sold for $250 on SS. The 45 for this sale does not come with the picture jacket and the 45 has clearly been stored for some time without a sleeve. Plays with pops and clicks throughout the first 30 seconds, but with no jumps with the tonearm weighted at zero. Plays well for the remainder of the song. This is a tough turn up and sounds mighty fine alongside excellent steppers such as New Way - Holding on (Prestige). Please check the clip thoroughly, thanks!
  6. Postage will be from California @ $4 within the US, $13.50 worldwide. Cheers! BPS Revolution - Brotherly love (Jewel) M- Price in US DOLLARS = $60.00 + shipping Clip; Revolution - Brotherly love.mp3?dl=0 Sublime modern soul stepper on this consistent label. The Salem Travelers - Tell it like it is (Checker) Weak VG+ Price in US DOLLARS = $100.00 + shipping Clip; Travelers - Tell it like it is.mp3?dl=0 Big demand for this funky soul for the dancefloors The Sensational Skylarks - Soon ah will be done / Jesus oh how I love (No Label) Weak VG+ (some label scuffing, the photo shows the worse side) Price in US DOLLARS = $175.00 + shipping Clip; Skylarks - both sides.mp3?dl=0 Killer two sider that needs little introduction. Please check the clip. Brinkley Singers - I know a man (JMB Production) VG+ Price in US DOLLARS = $100 + shipping Clip; Singers - I know a man.mp3?dl=0 Listed on a well known website for 150 quid. Tricky to locate forward thinking modern soul dancer at a much more realistic price. The Mighty Walker Bros - God's been good to me (Revival) Weak VG Price in US DOLLARS = $50 + shipping Clip; Walker Bros - Gods been good to me.mp3?dl=0 Comped on the excellent Numero Groups 'Good God' funk comp 10 years ago....killer Detroit business. Johnson Family Gospel Singers - Imitations (Raina) Strong VG+ Price in US DOLLARS = $75 + shipping Clip; Family Gospel Singers - Imitations.mp3?dl=0 Big demand for this in certain club scenes at the moment. Has been tearing the roof of Glastonbury's NYC Downlow for the last 4 years! The Salem Travelers - Give me liberty or death (Checker) VG- (some dirt in the grooves, so could do with a thorough clean) Price in US DOLLARS = $40 + shipping Clip; Travelers - Give me liberty or death.mp3?dl=0 Seminal classic ever green stomper.
  7. Here's the latest installment of Divine Soul broadcast via Mi-Soul Connoisseurs on Saturday 8th April.....tracklist here, mixcloud archive link there! Divine Soul broadcast on 8th April 2017 hosted by DJ Greg Belson via Mi Soul Connoisseurs Intro Herman H. Harper II – Sinking into love (Loadstone) Geoffrey Stoner – Bend your head low (Ovation) Johnny Sayles – Voice from the inside (Brunswick) Southside Movement – Save the world (20th Century) The Mad Lads – Gone! The promises of yesterday (Volt) Ronnie McNeir – My love is comin’ down (Motown) The Modulations – Rough out here (Buddah) Ad Break ‘Ride to the East Side’ sweet soul selection General Lee and the Space Army Band – We did it baby (Lost Weekend) The Notations – I’m still here (Twinight) The Arrows – We have love (Bandit) Little Charles and the Sidewinders – You’re a blessing (Red Sand) The Green Berets – (Lord) send me somebody (Uni) Members of the Staff – Stop the bells (Evejim) Bump and the Soul Stompers – Standing on the outside (Damon) The Third Position Trio – She loves me (Cele-Can) Sly, Slick & Wicked – Love gonna pack up (and walk out) (Bad Boys) Ad Break ‘Board the Gospel Train’ gospel soul & funk selection Linda Evans – I am gold (Good News) Henry Jackson – At the altar (Hopesong) Sharon Johnson – A better day (Tyscot) D.J. Rogers – All I gave him was my heart (Hopesong) Truth & Devotion – I must see my Lord (Tyscot) Passage – I see the light (A&M) Genobia Jeter – Things got to get better (Savoy) Ad Break Serenity – Serenity (Deep Roots) Courtial – Losing you (Pipeline) Black Ivory – I keep asking you questions (Today) Mandrill – Wind on horseback (UA) Malone & Barnes and Spontaneous Simplicity – Road man (Humpin’ International) The G.T.’s – Get down (Jed’s) Maurice Long – I’m moving on (Paramount)
  8. #201 - Meditations - Farther Along / My Soul Got Happy #202 - Griffinaires - I Don't Want To Be Lost / He Is The Master #203 - Meditations - The Love Of God / Is Your All On The Alter #204 - Staple Singers - Standing At The Bedside of My Neighbor / I'll Fly away #206 - Staple Singers - I Will Trust In The Lord / Tell Him What You Want #207 - Voices Of The Tabernacle - Blessed Assurance / I Trust In You
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    This Friday 7th April on; We're excited to welcome back to the turntables, a tastemaker DJ that's properly gone's the return of; JONATHAN MORE Read about his work as one half of Coldcut right here;; It's not often that the phrase 'nuff said' really apply to a DJ....but this time, it's totally justified. Mr More has been part of the tastemakin' musical process since the late 80's, guiding beat heads through a journey of patchbay rhythms, JV1080 ultra pads and Mutator board filtrations. He joins us to slay us once agian with his 45 rpm crates.....essential? Nuff said. Your host Greg Belson will be selecting beats, pieces, rarities, forgotten funk, serious soul and anything else he can grab from his well stacked crates. It's a celebration of the 7" single like no other, so join us please! We broadcast on from 8pm US PDT (4am UK time), perfect to tune in live for the pre-club sessions in California, and the back-to-mine party in the UK!
  10. Here's the archived mixcloud to listen back......plenty of new discoveries in store from funk to R&B so check it out, right here!
  11. Thanks so much to those of you that tuned in live to The Divine Chord Gospel Show pt. 69 are the tunes that made it to air....the archive mixcloud link will be available shortly. Cheers! Divine Chord Gospel Show pt. 69 broadcast on 22nd March 2017 hosted by DJ Greg Belson Gospel Comforters ‘Praying out loud’ (Black Giant) William Singers ‘So good to be alive’ (En’Style) Original Joy Makers ‘Nobody knows (the trouble I see)’ (Country Road) The Dynamic Deciples ‘This heart of mine’ (Champ) The Telenaires ‘Good time’ (Virtue) Gospel Travelers ‘Call him up’ (Praise) Mr. Jesse R. McGuire ‘His eye is on the sparrow’ (No Label) Talkset The Mighty Echoes ‘Peace’ (J-L-G-Gospel Productions) The Sons of Jordan ‘Just like he said’ (Orbit) The Welcome Travelers ‘Hold on’ (Vanessa) Southern Nightingales ‘He’s the God I need’ (Accusound) The Revivalaires ‘Get on up’ (Rosemont) The Melody Kings ‘I’m saved’ (Movin) Talkset The Consolairs ‘Grandma’s hands’ (RBJ) Tedd Brown ‘On my way’ (Cleveland Cursillo Center) United Singers of Faith NYC ‘Do Lord’ (Faith) The Princely Players ‘It’s a mighty world’ (Princely Records) The Chapelettes ‘Wade in the water’ (Chanco) The Gospel Girls ‘People get ready’ (Savoy)
  12. For set sale; delivery from California $4 within the US, $13.50 worldwide. All clips are taken from the disc on offer Conservative grading. The Cumberland River's - If it wasn't for the Lord what would I do / My Lord gonna move this wicked race (Kable) VG Price in US DOLLARS = $40 per copy + shipping I have 3 copies available of this awesome Detroit midtempo double sider. Plays loud and proud particularly for the grade, and each playback is pretty much the same as the clip provided. Great 45, priced to move. Clip; Rivers.mp3?dl=0 The Lee Brothers - There's gonna be a change / I know it was grace (Grace) G+ Price in US DOLLARS = $40 + shipping Clip; Brothers - both sides.mp3?dl=0 Exciting Toe Tapping Mar-Keys - I know he's real / Pray on my child (Great Spiritual Productions) VG- Price in US DOLLARS = $30 + shipping Clip of both sides; Toe Tapping Mar-Keys.mp3?dl=0 The Gospel Travelers - I look at the world / Trouble don't last always (No Label) VG Price in US DOLLARS = $30 + shipping Clip; Travelers.mp3?dl=0 The Dynamic Soul Superiors - Rain / God did it all (Three Way) G+ Price in US DOLLARS = $25 + shipping Clip; Soul Superiors.mp3?dl=0 The Wings of Heaven - To do thou will / Coming to carry me home (Wings) VG Price in US DOLLARS = $50 + shipping Clip; of Heaven.mp3?dl=0 Ruby Rowe & Sadie Burrell - Let it be / He's more than these things (Hooks) Strong VG Price in US DOLLARS = $25 + shipping Clip; Rowe %26 Sadie Burrell.mp3?dl=0 J.V. Jenkins - A message to my savior / Peace in the valley (Jenkins Gospel) Strong VG Price in US DOLLARS = $20 + shipping Clip; Jenkins.mp3?dl=0 Spiritual Aiers - Rocks of ages / Change got to come (Commerial Features) VG- Price in US DOLLARS = $40 + shipping Clip; Aiers.mp3?dl=0 The Evangelist Singers of Dayton, Ohio - I woke up this morning / Victory VG Price in US DOLLARS = $20 + shippping Clip; Singers.mp3?dl=0 Mighty Voices of Wonder - What is this / Save a seat for me (M.V.W.) Strong VG Price in US DOLLARS = $30 + shipping Clip; Voices of Wonder.mp3?dl=0
  13. Thanks so much to those of you that tuned in live to the inaugural broadcast of Divine Soul on Mi-Soul Connoisseurs yesterday. Really stoked to be associated with such an amazing station and it's stellar roster of DJ' are the tunes that floated the airwaves....the audio archive will follow shortly. Cheers! Divine Soul broadcast on 18th March 2017 hosted by DJ Greg Belson via Mi Soul Connoisseurs Intro The Lost Generation – This is the lost generation (Brunswick) Segments of Time – Song to the system (Sussex) Walter Heath – Brother (don’t you miss your mother) (Buddah) Barbara Lewis – Anyway (Enterprise) D.J. Rogers – Love is all I need (RCA Victor) Diann Franklin – He’s there (Daystar) H.P. Riot – I have changed (Concept Records International) Velvet Hammer – Man to woman (Soozi) Ad Break ‘Ride to the East Side’ sweet soul selection Reuben Bell with the Casanovas – It’s not that easy (Murco) Lord Luther and The Counts – Two of a kind (Lusan) C. C. Curtiss – Lord, you made the night too long (Audicon) Virgil Griffin and Rhythm Kings – A forgotten love (Reginald) The Valdons – Love me, leave me (Twin City Movement) The Mighty Jubilaires – Could it really happen (House of Joy) Rev. Robert Welch – He holds tomorrow (Champ) Barbara Mason – Half a love (Arctic) Eugene McDaniels – Halloween season (No Label) Ad Break ‘Board the Gospel Train’ gospel soul & funk selection Sims Sisters – Keep trusting in the Lord (Simcob) Percy Johnson and Harvest – Show his love (Mark) Joy – No need to worry (Yaweh) Gospel Harmatones – Last one in the church house (Essay) Flokey Van Hook – Testimony (Gospel Plant) The Heavenly Band – We’re marching (Brownwood) Marion Gaines Singers – Do your thing (Gospel Truth) Ad Break Mastermind – Free and wild (Prelude) Platypus – Running from love (Casablanca) Shotgun – Skate (MCA) Sins of Satan – Mobile (UA) Mother Night – Warm spot (Columbia) Googie and Tom Coppola – Shine the light of love (Columbia)
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    Absolutely stoked that I'll be joining the brand new Mi Soul Connoisseurs initiative, branching out from the legendary Mi Soul network of stellar DJ's that make up their amazing roster. I'll be hosting a monthly show, exploring rare soul in all its vinyl related forms. First broadcast of Divine Soul is this Saturday 18th March at 11pm UK GMT (that's 4pm US PDT as the clocks haven't been adjusted in the UK for summertime yet). So tune in, why don'tcha....we be soulin'!
  15. 45 Live presents pt. 33 Once again, Suspect enters into the audio fray with a soulful spectrum of sounds crossing the genres of soul to hiphop to funk...all spliced together with the skillz (yep, with a 'Z'). Your host will be selecting beats, rarities, hard hitting r&b & a healthy smattering of quality nu-funk. We're celebrating the 7" single one 45 at a time, so join us whilst we play little records that sound like big guns. Joining us for a St. Patrick's Day special; 17th March 2017; DJ BAZ HICKEY