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Charles Bradley
Charles Bradley - The Menahan Street Band (Jazz Fest Wien 2011) 27.jpg
Bradley with the Menahan Street Band
at Jazz Fest Wien, 2011
Background information
Birth name Charles Edward Bradley
Also known as Screaming eagle of soul
Born (1948-11-05)November 5, 1948
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
Died September 23, 2017(2017-09-23) (aged 68)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Genres Funk, soul
Years active 1965–2017
Labels Dunham Records
Associated acts
  • The Budos Band
  • Menahan Street Band

Charles Edward Bradley (November 5, 1948 – September 23, 2017) was an American funk/soul/R&B singer, signed to the Daptone Records label under the Dunham Records division.

His performances and recording style were consistent with Daptone's revivalist approach, celebrating the feel of funk and soul music from the 1960s and 1970s. One review said he "echoes the evocative delivery of Otis Redding".

Calling himself "the screaming eagle of soul", Bradley was the subject of the documentary Soul of America which premiered at South by Southwest in 2012.

Bradley was diagnosed with stomach cancer in October 2016. He died on September 23, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York at the age of 68.

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