Charles Bradley, without question, is one of the most amazing performers I have ever seen. His photo should be under the definition of SUPERGOODMUSIC. Infectious honest soul layered with enough roughness and true grit around the edges earning him the nickname “The Screaming Eagle of Soul.”
Once you know his back story (he ran away from home, lived in subways, street cars and on the streets, was discovered as a James Brown impersonator under the moniker “Black Velvet”) – and witness him perform – its hard to not fall in love….and I did, at Bonnaroo 2012. Here are the pictures and videos to prove it, including a video interview with Billboard at the bottom.