Charles Bradley – Changes

  • June 7, 2016

Charles Bradley’s – a.k.a. the Screaming Eagle of Soul – brings honest music straight from the heart – a raw beauty rarely heard in music today, so it is with great expectation that his third solo album is a more personal and rooted in his experiences, struggles and success. Changes was produced by longtime partner Thomas Brenneck and features backing from the Menahan Street Band and the Budos Band. The album title and title-track were taken from a 2013 Record Store Day cover of the Black Sabbath “Changes” (from 1972’s Vol. 4) in which Bradley puts a soulful spin on and now is the centerpiece of the this album. Other standouts include: the James Brown vibe on “Good To Be Back Home”/ the beautiful “Nobody But You”; the grooving “Ain’t Gonna Give It Up”; the lovelorn “Crazy for Your Love”; and the boogie filled “Ain’t It a Sin.” As one of the most authentic-sounding soul singers in recent memory, similarly Bradley’s Changes sounds straight of of 1960’s Atlantic or Stax recordings; Changes is an excellent set of modern soul with a vintage vibe. – Written by JFelton



SIMILAR | Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, James Brown, Lee Fields & The Expressions, The Menahan Street Band, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings