Charles Bradley And The Extraordinaires - Later With Jools Holland

Good to see one of Daptone Records finest on Later With Jools Holland.

Charles Bradley has certainly paid his dues. Legend has it that he saw James Brown at the age of ten and, thereafter, he worked in clubs under the name of "Black Velvet". From then on, his course was set. After an early life of hitchhiking across the US, doing odd jobs and playing in clubs, he was eventually spotted by Gabriel Roth who signed him to Daptone.

From the appearance on Jools, you can see why he's dubbed "The Screaming Eagle Of Soul". This is a brilliant performance. A great tune, a top band and a a full on delivery. You really know he means it when he blasts out those lyrics. And those Otis Redding comparisons have more than a ring of truth about them.

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