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About Charles Bradley

The late singer Charles Bradley was one of the celebrated artists signed to Daptone Records, alongside acts like Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and The Budos Band. Beginning as a James Brown cover artist, Bradley would perform under names like The Screaming Eagle of Soul and Black Velvet for most of his life. However, it wasn’t until 2011 that he released his debut album No Time For Dreaming at the age of 62, where he exemplified the revivalist approach of Daptone Records and 60s and 70s soul music. Bradley passed away in September of 2017 at the age 68 after a battle with stomach and lung cancer.

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