RIP To One Man Who Will Truly Educate You With His Music…Charles Bradley.
Tonight we spent some time and listened to Charles Bradley tunes online. In 1962 his sister took him to the Apollo Theater to see James Brown perform. Bradley was impressed and started mimicking his style. He worked in a hospital in Maine as a cook for ten years before traveling the United States. He lived in New York, Seattle, Canada, Alaska, and California where he landed for quite some time in 1977. Bradley moved back to Brooklyn after his mother asked him to in 1996 and it was there he created a relationship with his mother as well as started impersonating James Brown under the name “Black Velvet.” He was eventually discovered. Bradley created a ten track album “No Time For Dreaming” under Daptone Records in 2011. He then went on to create a second album called “Victim of Love” in 2013. He then released an album “Changes” in 2016 featuring a cover of the Black Sabbath Song “Changes.” Charles Bradly was one soul singer that demanded attention when he picked up a microphone. He continues to live on in frequency through the albums he created later in his life. Four years ago we were blown away at Festival International when he sang his heart out at main stage with his band The Extraordinaires. It was truly a pleasure to see him perform and we invite you to hear many of his messages through his interviews below and don;t stop there search for others as well as his music. You just may learn something from one amazing man that truly did not hold back. RIP Sir.
Bradley died on September 23, 2017 after being diagnosed with stomach cancer in October of 2016.