GO FEET! Radio #336
Wednesday 11 March 2015,
Daptone/Dunham alumni Charles Bradley will be bringing Funk, Soul and his remarkable story to New Zealand on March 26th, 2015. Along for the ride will be his all-star band The Extraordinaires, (comprising of members of The Dap Kings, The Menahan St Band, Budos Band and others) – a combo that will blow away audiences both in the intimate club circuit and festival scenes. Manager of FreeFM, Phil Grey, catches up with Charles Bradley in this episode of GO FEET! Radio.
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“Every brass blast and chicken scratch could have come straight off a 1968 Stax Records release, but it’s Bradley’s ragged, resilient powerhouse singing that makes this soul…” -Rolling Stone, Top 50 Best Albums of 2011
Charles Bradley burst onto the scene after releasing his widely-praised debut album No Time For Dreaming (2011) at the tender age of 62. His incredible against-all-odds rise has been well-documented: how he transcended a bleak life on the streets to soul super-stardom, after being discovered impersonating James Brown by Daptone Records in Brooklyn.
A glistening voice in modern soul, with distinctively rough-hewn timbre, it’s the unmistakable voice of experience and personal connection to the music that keeps you captive when Charles Bradley is on stage. Each note and gruff inflection is an expression of his tumultuous personal path, and it has the world-over sitting up and taking notice, including the likes of SXSW and Rolling Stone.
“Bradley is a classic showman. He sells every syllable, dropping to his knees, outstretching his arms, shaking his hips. And that voice, both pleading and plaintive, anguished and extraordinary.” – Los Angeles Times, SXSW review
Bradley returns to New Zealand in 2015 as part of the celebration of the release of his second album Victim of Love: an offering of gratitude to his fans and supporters, packed with joy and a broader musical scope, including experiments with psychedelic soul The Temptations explored in the early ’70′s.
Check out the trailer to the highly acclaimed documentary Charles Bradley: Soul of America: click here to watch.
POWERSTATION AUCKLAND THU 26 MAR 2015
Tickets from www.ticketmaster.co.nz ph 0800 111 999
1. Bob and Gene feat. The Inversions – I Can’t Stand These Lonely Nights Victor Axelrod aka Ticklah remix)
2. Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band – P.I.M.P
3. Early Clover & The Georgia Soul Drifters – Freedom
4. Saun & Starr – Hot Shot
5. Supertonic Sound Club feat. Sharon Gitau – Cracked Up Over You
6. Leon Bridges – Coming Home
7. The Lions feat. Myron Glasper – (Will You Be) My Girl?
8. Charles Bradley – Eyes On The Prize
9. Songs by Charles Bradley used during his interview
a. Golden Rule instrum
b. In You (I Found A Love) instrm
c. Lovin You Baby
d. Lovin You Baby instrm
e. No Time For Dreaming instrm
f. No Time For Dreaming
g. The World (Is Going Up In Flames) instrm
h. The Teardrop Song instrm
i. You Put The Flame On It
10. Charles Bradley with the Budos Band – Changes
11. Charles Bradley with The Bullets – Ain’t It A Sin
12. Detroit Twice – El Michels Affair
13. The Fabulous Three – Nightbird
14. The Ghetto Brothers – Ghetto Brothers Power
15. Charles Bradley feat. Menahan Band – How Long
16. Bluebeaters – Roll With It