CHARLES BRADLEY: NO TIME FOR DREAMING
A voice doesn't come much rawer than Charles Bradley's, which has been honed from a lifetime of paying dues. Another fantastic entry in the Daptone catalog, Bradley labored for decades at various day jobs from Maine to Alaska, singing and performing in his spare time before finding his musical home.
Backed up by Dap-Kings guitarist Thomas ''Tommy TNT'' Brenneck (who also produces the disc) and the Menahan Street Band, it's Charles Bradley's time to shine, with real, authentic soul that gets better with each listen. In his distinctively rough-hewn timbre one hears the unmistakable reflection of the trials along his rocky path to discovery,
There's Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, and Al Green.
Charles Bradley is ready to take his place alongside them.