The Daily Choice: Charles Bradley – The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
Charles Bradley tricked me.
I found “The World (Is Going Up In Flames) on Aquarium Drunkard, and, as I’m wont to do, I listened to the music without reading the incredibly informative and well written information these fellows continuously produce. I thought to myself “I love how much old, wonderful soul is floating out in the ether that I’ve never had a chance to listen to.” I was assured that the smooth croon of Charles Bradley was an unearthed gem.
I was not assured that Charles Bradley is 62 and that this is his debut album. Or that the Daptone imprint Dunham Records has just recently released it. Or that anything crammed within the context of the new soul movement would strike me so hard in the gut. But I should’ve been, because all of its true, and Charles Bradley is the real deal.
No Time For Dreaming is out on Dunham Records right now.