Charles Bradley

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Charles Bradley
Charles Bradley - The Menahan Street Band (Jazz Fest Wien 2011) 27.jpg
Bradley with the Menahan Street Band
at Jazz Fest Wien, 2011
Background information
Birth nameCharles Edward Bradley
Also known asScreaming eagle of soul
Born(1948-11-05)November 5, 1948
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
DiedSeptember 23, 2017(2017-09-23) (aged 68)[1]
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
GenresFunk, soul
Years active1965–2017
LabelsDunham Records
Associated acts

Charles Edward Bradley (November 5, 1948 – September 23, 2017) was an American funk/soul/R&B singer, signed to the Daptone Records label under the Dunham Records division.[2]

His performances and recording style were consistent with Daptone's revivalist approach, celebrating the feel of funk and soul music from the 1960s and 1970s.[3] One review said he "echoes the evocative delivery of Otis Redding".[4]

Calling himself "the screaming eagle of soul", Bradley was the subject of the documentary Soul of America which premiered at South by Southwest in 2012.[5]

Bradley was diagnosed with stomach cancer in October 2016.[6] He died on September 23, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York at the age of 68.[7][8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Charles Bradley, late-blooming US soul great, dead at 68". Muslim Global. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  2. "Charles Bradley Bio". Official Website. Retrieved February 14, 2011.
  3. "No Time For Dreaming: Charles Bradley". Retrieved February 14, 2011.
  4. "Charles Bradley: No Time For Dreaming". Paste Magazine. Retrieved February 9, 2011.
  5. "Charles Bradley, Late Bloomer: Review of Soul of America". Frontier Psychiatrist. Retrieved April 27, 2012.[dead link]
  6. Newman, Jason (September 23, 2017). "Charles Bradley, Acclaimed Soul Singer, Dead at 68". Rolling Stone. ISSN 0035-791X.
  7. "Soul Singer Charles Bradley Dead at 68". The New York Times. Associated Press. September 23, 2017.
  8. "Charles Bradley Has Died". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 2017-09-24.