No Time For Dreaming
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Vinyl, 25 January 2011
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- Product Dimensions : 14.1 x 12.9 x 0.71 cm; 72.01 Grams
- Manufacturer : DAPTONE RECORDS
- Item Model Number : DAP022LP
- Original Release Date : 2011
- Label : DAPTONE RECORDS
- ASIN : B004D0YB5S
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 11,822 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Charles Bradley's voice has evolved from a lifetime of paying dues, having nomadically labored for decades at various day jobs from Maine to Alaska singing and performing in his spare time before re-settling in his hometown Brooklyn and eventually finding a musical home at Dunham/Daptone. In his distinctively rough-hewn timbre one hears the unmistakable voice of experience each note and gruff infection a reflection of his extended, sometimes rocky, personal path. It s only fitting that No Time For Dreaming s producer Thomas ''Tommy TNT'' Brenneck (also a member of The Dap-Kings and The Budos Band) would recognize in Bradley a kindred musical spirit a singer whose performances exude both raw power and poignant beauty. Recorded at Dunham Studios, and mixed at Daptone Records internationally revered ''House of Soul'' Studios, No Time For Dreaming is the inspired sound of an awakening.
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It brings to the table screeching, gravel impregnated vocals, delivered with a flood of tears and a punch of uncontrolled emotion from our man Charles.
The lyrics are at times difficult for him to deliver, Heartaches and Pain describes the day his brother was killed and we can almost hear Charles's reluctance to bare his soul to us.
Fortunately for Charles, he found his perfect suitors with the Menahan Street Band who litter this album with a stunning demonstration of soulful horns which just about make this album perfect.
After listening to this album for the first time, I knew I had found my new favourite artist. R.I.P Charles, you left us all a huge piece of your heart which I'm sure will be loved and cherished for a long time to come.
How lucky we are to have this man finally get round to releasing an album - thank God that someone had the sense to see what a talent he is. This is the best CD I have bought in years. I want to buy 100 copies for all my friends, and spread the good word about this amazing man.
Feel the love, Charles - it is so deserved!
Bradley's time to shine, backed up by Dap-Kings guitarist Brenneck and his
supersoulsolid Menahan Street Band.
A voice doesn't come much rawer than Bradley's. The man has definite soul power,
sometimes he hits like a roll of thunder, and it's easy to understand that he
once fronted a James Brown tribute band. The man sure can holler!
In the end I think it sounds a bit too similar to get top honours, and maybe
The Menahan Street band could have taken a more adventurous approach to
some of the songs, but that is a negligible complaint, as you will find a lot
of truly great songs on it.
Standouts: the soul classic The World Is Going Up In Flames, I Believe In
Your Love(with sweet horn stabs, and backing vocals from The Gospel Queens),
No Time For Dreaming, the truly amazing How Long and the album closer, Heartaches
And Pain, a sad, autobiographical tale about a family member killing his brother.
Put in in the basket. Payday is long overdue for Charles Bradley. Amazon should
even charge you over prize for this one, so we can be assured the man drive
according to his class, in a golden limo soulsmobile.