Charles Bradley's "Black Velvet" Has Been Released

Posted at November 12th, 2018 | by Shank | in Entertainment, Featured, Funk, jazz, Music, R&B

The late Charles Edward Bradley  was an American singer whose fourth album Black Velvet is out now via Daptone Records. The 10-track album is a celebration of the life of the singer who would have turned 70 this past Monday, November5.

 

 

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. One review even said he “echoes the evocative delivery of Otis Redding”.

Calling himself “the screaming eagle of soul”, Bradley has also been the subject of the documentary Soul of America which premiered at South by Southwest in 2012.

About The Album

In 1996, Bradley’s mother called him and asked him to move back in with her in Brooklyn. It was there he began making a living moonlighting as a James Brown impersonator in local clubs under the name “Black Velvet.” During this time, Bradley experienced more difficulties, including almost dying in a hospital after having an allergic reaction to penicillin, and, in a separate episode, awaking to a commotion as police and ambulances arrived to the scene of his brother’s murder, just down the road.

While performing as “Black Velvet,” he was eventually discovered by Gabriel Roth, a co-founder of Daptone Records, who introduced Bradley to his future producer.

The album features new songs recorded during the sessions from each of his three albums, heard here for the very first time in all their scorching glory.

The album is a must listen.

You can stream the album below, and can now purchase the album here: https://ffm.to/charlesbradley.

Shank

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