Charles Bradley: Soul of America

Most will know of Charles Bradley (a thorough mensch) through the documentary Soul of America. I’ve been listening closely to his excellent three albums No Time For DreamingVictim of Love, and Changes but have come to the view that his best is yet to come. The latest features a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Changes” and even has Charles doing an Ozzie pose from the Black Sabbath 4 album cover. Though this great little label Daptone Records have done a superb job of, for the most part “de-James Browning” Charles, I’d like to see him move to a more psychedelic soul style for his next album. Speaking of acid funk/soul, Charles would be an ideal “replacement” for Gean West of The Relatives. At the very least it could be an interesting experiment.