Song of the Day: Charles Bradley, “The World is Going Up in Flames”

Song of the Day: Charles Bradley, “The World is Going Up in Flames”

 

Here’s yet another artist that was doing a showcase at SXSW last week, and one of the music business’ great stories of the past ten years. This is Charles Bradley with “The World is Going Up in Flames.” Charles toured for 20+ years as a James Brown cover act before hooking up with the guys at Daptone Records in Brooklyn. The musicians at this label are so good that the late Amy Winehouse took them on tour as her backing band. I saw him three years ago opening up for Lee Fields. His stage show seems as if it’s performed by a 20 year old, the man has moves.

—Craig Kaplan

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