Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley is a 63 year old soul singer who, up until a few years ago, made his living as a cook before he was discovered by Gabriel Roth while performing a James Brown tribute show under his alter ego “Black Velvet”.  Roth is one of the founders of soul revivalist label Daptone Records, which is home to Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings among others.  Very rarely do you hear a voice that has this kind of power and strength and after traveling the country, living on the streets, and experiencing the murder of his brother Bradley has plenty of material to pull from.  He started his career a little late but here’s hoping he makes up for lost time.


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