Have you ever seen Charles Bradley sing? You probably need to. I’ve seen no less than three people randomly weep from the passion, anguish, and raw emotion he sweats out on-stage. Don’t mistake it for some emo outpouring either. Charles Bradley sings from a place most of us can’t process. Just look at his face […]
It’s now ten months since Passion of the Weiss’s Aaron Frank interviewed Charles Bradley. Since then, the sexagenarian has gone from blogosphere curio to mover on the modern soul scene. Before his return to Australia this month, I chatted to Bradley about how life’s changed since the release of his epic debut album No Time […]
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In hindsight, it would’ve been tragic if Dap King and Daptone co-owner Gabe Roth hadn’t approached soul singer Charles Bradley in a small New York club nearly a decade ago. The payoff came on the 62 year-old’s debut, this spring’s No Time For Dreaming, a record that initiated a wider audience to his James Brown […]
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Aaron Frank dreams of electric beats. 62 years young, Brooklyn-based soul man Charles Bradley just released his debut album last month on Daptone Records. Several years ago, label co-founder Gabriel Roth plucked Bradley from relative obscurity after seeing him covering James Brown songs in a New York nightclub. Subsequently pairing him with him producer and […]
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