Tracking of artists, bands, concerts and delivery of emails is temporarily disabled! Read more.
Gigs in your city
If you want to change your current location:
Charles Bradley (November 5, 1948 – September 23, 2017) was an American funk/soul/R&B singer.
Born in Gainesville, Florida, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Bradley spent the better part of his childhood living on the streets. One of the more optimistic moments of his childhood came in 1962, when his sister took him to see James Brown at The Apollo. Brown’s energy formed a lasting impression on Bradley. He went home and immediately began practicing microphone tricks with a broom attached to a string Read more on Last.fm
2014 Daptone Super Soul Revue (feat. Charles Bradley, Antibalas, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Saun & Starr & The Sugarman 3)
2013 Victim of Love
2011 No Time for Dreaming (The Instrumentals)
2010 No Time for Dreaming
Mar 20, 2019
Mar 01, 2019
Now available digitally, Daptone Records imprint Dunham Records brings you 4 stripped-down mixes of our favorite Charles Bradley tunes, plus a special message from the Screaming Eagle himself.
Listen to the feature track, "The World (Is Going Up In Flames)" and others here: dapt.one/CBstrippedmixes
Artwork by Chris Edwards
Dec 25, 2018
Dec 20, 2018
"If he could physically do it, he would have gave everybody a sweaty, sweaty hug." -Tommy “TNT” Brenneck
Dec 11, 2018
Découvrez la playlist 100% Charles Bradley concoctée avec soin par Deezer pour célébrer la vie extraordinaire du Screaming Eagle of Soul.
Dec 01, 2018
"The World (Is Going Up In Flames)" b/w "Heartaches & Pain"
Remastered & repressed with new silver labels - now available in the Daptone Records shop: http://dapt.one/1034
Limited RANDOM COLOR vinyl available (1 per person) while they last.
Nov 30, 2018
A year on from his death, Charles Bradley still embodies hope in the face of adversity - Loud And Quiet
Nov 28, 2018
Listen to the Spotify curated playlist: This is Charles Bradley - dapt.one/ThisIsCB
Nov 26, 2018
Daptone Records print sale extended through tonight: dapt.one/shop
Nov 23, 2018
New Holiday Gifts & Exclusive Black Friday Prints are up now in the Daptone Records web shop: dapt.one/shop
Prints are available this weekend only and made to order; ornaments and prints will ship first week of December.
Nov 21, 2018
This Black Friday weekend, Daptone Records are offering limited prints of Charles Bradley and Sharon Jones from professional photographers and Daptone Family, Jacob Blickenstaff Photography & Isaac Sterling. All photos will be printed to order and available in two sizes: 8x10 for $50 and 11x14 for $75. These prints are available exclusively from Daptone Shop (http://dapt.one/shop) during Black Friday weekend only: 12am EST Friday, November 23rd through 11:59pm Sunday, November 25th.
Charles Bradley live at Daptone Super Soul Revue at the Apollo Theater, 2014
by Jacob Blickenstaff
Charles Bradley live at the Daptone Super Soul Revue at the Apollo Theater, 2014
by Isaac Sterling
*Prints are made to order. Orders with prints will ship 5-7 business days from purchase.
Nov 16, 2018
In honor of last week’s release of Black Velvet, Daptone Records are offering a downloadable stencil that can be used to spray paint the Screaming Eagle of Soul’s face on your surface of choice.
Visit dapt.one/stencil for instructions and a link to save the PDF.
Share photos of your art using #CharlesBradleyForever.
Please be respectful of public property when placing your stencils!
Stencil by Pavel Acevedo
Nov 09, 2018
Tommy Brenneck and Gabe Roth dig deeper into the process of assembling Black Velvet with Billboard.
Nov 09, 2018
"When I played him the instrumental track that [would] become 'The World (Is Going Up In Flames),' we were sitting in my small bedroom next to the tape machine. He’s sitting a foot away from me and says, 'Give me a microphone.' He immediately starts singing that song over the music. I rolled the tape and I think we recorded that in 20 minutes." -Tommy TNT Brenneck
Nov 09, 2018
Black Velvet is out everywhere now.
November 5th, 2018 would have been Charles Bradley’s 70th birthday. In celebration of his extraordinary life, we present you with his fourth and final album, Black Velvet, a collection of 10 songs by the late great Screaming Eagle of Soul, all appearing on album together for the first time and lovingly assembled by his friends and family at Dunham/Daptone Records.
Vinyl/Box Set/CD/Digital: http://ffm.to/charlesbradley
Daptone Authorized Dealers Map: http://dapt.one/dapmap
Nov 08, 2018
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate Charles with us this week in New York & California ❤️
Black Velvet is out everywhere tomorrow.
Nov 07, 2018
rue Legouvé, 75010 PARIS
Tag us in your mural photos on instagram using #CharlesBradleyForever for a chance to win an exclusive Charles Bradley gift package. Visit dapt.one/CBforever for information on additional mural locations & announcements.
Artist: Hachim Bahous
Photo: Dorian d’Amore
Nov 06, 2018
Charles Bradley Reclaims Black Velvet One Final Time
Nov 05, 2018
Happy Birthday Charles. Thanks for all the hugs and all of the love that you spread around the world. We love you.
Join us tomorrow evening for a night of music and love on both the East & West coasts in Charles' honor: 8pm-12am at Union Pool in Brooklyn & 5pm-9pm at Resident in LA.
Black Velvet is out this Friday, November 9th: https://ffm.to/charlesbradley
Nov 01, 2018
NPR Music premieres the first listen of Black Velvet - out next Friday, November 9th. Listen to the full album now.
“If you don’t got love, you don’t got nothing.”
Oct 27, 2018
Two new Black Velvet murals are up in Brooklyn, NY - one on Meserole & Morgan Ave, the other right at home on Troutman street covering the House of Soul gate at Daptone Records.
Tag us in your mural photos using the hashtag #CharlesBradleyForever for a chance to win an exclusive Charles Bradley gift package in November.
Visit dapt.one/CBforever for information on additional location announcements, plus the time lapse video of the Chicago, IL mural going up on Diversey & Drake.
Murals by @thejoemiller
Original photo by @kishabari
Oct 26, 2018
Unboxing of Charles Bradley's Deluxe Version of Black Velvet
Featuring the instrumental title track by Menahan Street Band
The Black Velvet Deluxe Box Includes:
- Black Velvet 180g LP
- "Even More Black Velvet" Bonus 12" EP of 4 stripped-down mixes & a message from Charles.
- Full color photo book, featuring extended liner notes by producer Tommy “TNT” Brenneck.
- “Black Velvet” Slipmat.
- Inner sleeves featuring a painting of Charles riding a horse through the sky! As well as the surreal story that inspired it, transcribed in Charles’ own words.
- Charles’ original “Black Velvit” business card.
- Seeded MP3 download card, can be planted to grow Wildflowers in Charles’ memory. Green thumb not included. (1 Per Person)
- All housed in a black velvet box with "Charles Bradley" stamped in silver foil.
Out November 9th on Daptone Records/Dunham Records
Oct 18, 2018
"Can't Fight the Feeling", the second single off of Charles Bradley's upcoming album Black Velvet is out now.
LP/CD/Box Set/Digital Pre-Order: https://ffm.to/charlesbradley
Black Velvet out November 9th.
Oct 10, 2018
Watch Charles Bradley Mural Take Shape In New ‘Luv Jones’ Video
Oct 09, 2018
To celebrate the life and music of Charles Bradley, a number of murals will be painted in numerous cities around the world. The one featured in this video is located in Chicago at the intersection of Diversey & Drake, and was done by the incredible Joe Miller.
Visit dapt.one/CBforever for information on additional mural location announcements. Tag us in your photos using #CharlesBradleyForever for a chance to win an exclusive Charles Bradley gift package in November.
Featuring the track "Luv Jones" off of the upcoming album, Black Velvet, out Nov 9th on Dunham Records / Daptone Records.
Mural by: Joe Miller
Video shot by: Jaaron Drew
Original cover photo by: Kisha Bari