Thursday, December 08, 2011

We need to make a change

Charles Bradley on WNYC's Soundcheck.

I've read three lists of Top 50 albums for 2011 in the past few days, and have come across a total of 3 albums on them that I own. Then again, most of those lists were very indie/hipster with a token hiphop artist thrown in.  Need to find some dance top 50s or something.

One of the best albums I picked up this year was a slice of solid soul from Charles Bradley. No Time For Dreaming, his debut album (at the age of 63), dropped on Dunham Records (via Daptone), an imprint run by Tommy Brenneck, leader of the Menahan St Band, who back up Bradley. 

Charles Bradley is playing dates in the US during February next year, then returning  to Australia in March (tour dates here).

Can someone PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring him to New Zealand? He is an incredible singer. I need to see him.

Here's the latest video from Mr Bradley, a song about the loss of his brother. Available for free download at Rcrd Lbl, registration req'd.

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