Saturday, March 3, 2012

Charles Bradley: Heartaches & Pain

We are in the middle of a sort of 1960's soul music revival fueled in large part by the success of Daptone Records , which is the label that relesed Bradley's 2011 album No Time for Dreaming, where you'll find this song. By all accounts, Charles Bradley has had a life filled with many difficulties, and it is that which brings the gravitas to his sound. When you listen to the song below, not only are you blown away by the performance, but when you hear him sing about heartaches and pain, he is credible. Not all artists possess that quality, and that is what separates good soul from the very best. Let me know what you think.

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