Monday, March 19, 2012

Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming

Real sixties Stax/Atlantic soul has been pronounced dead for a few decades now but with the meteoric rise of Daptone that claim can be shoved back into the ground for hopefully a long time. Charles Bradley is the latest perfect offering coming out of their studios. The man’s soulful voice seems lifted out of the Memphis studios into the cradle of the warm Dap King sound. Horns that soulfully blow on ‘Golden Rule’, a female chorus gospelling the chorus on ‘I Believe In Your Love’ or the hammond’s staccato riff on ‘Trouble in the Land’ that also features a beautiful hornriff making you wish they would have made it a 5 minute instrumental and not a 1 minute interlude. ‘Lovin’ You Baby’ is the real classic 60’s song which could have been sung by Percy Sledge. Soul is still coming back!

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