Singer Charles Bradley was making a living as a James Brown cover act when he was “discovered” by Daptone, a record label helping bring about a resurgence of soul music. These days, Bradley’s songs reflect the story of his own past, drawing a growing number of fans to his gospel of soul and heartbreak. Jeffrey Brown shares the story of the singer’s breakthrough and latest album. Continue reading
If you go to a Charles Bradley concert, prepare to get hugged…by Charles Bradley. He does it every time. After the show — after the screaming and the sweat — he steps down from the stage, arms outstretched, and embraces the audience one by one.