Charles Bradley (November 5, 1948 – September 23, 2017) was an American funk/soul/R&B singer, signed to the Daptone Records label under the Dunham Records division. His performances and recording style were consistent with Daptone’s revivalist approach, celebrating the feel of funk and soul music from the 1960s and 1970s. One review stated that Bradley “echoes the evocative delivery of Otis Redding”.
Dubbed “the screaming eagle of soul”, Bradley was the subject of the documentary Soul of America which premiered at South by Southwest in 2012. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer in October 2016 and died on September 23, 2017.
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