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Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming - out on Daptone Records

Charles Bradley No Time For Dreaming
Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming
(CD/LP/Download) Daptone Records DAP-022, 2011-01-24

It's taken just two short years for Dunham Records - an imprint of Daptone Records - to establish itself as one of the most captivating creative forces in soul music. The brainchild of guitarist/producer Thomas "Tommy TNT" Brenneck, Dunham's indelibly atmospheric sound is epitomized by its flagship artist, Menahan Street Band. After releasing a handful of crucial 45s, Dunham Records prepares to enter the next phase of its evolution with the debut album of its inaugural vocalist, Charles Bradley.

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. In his distinctively rough-hewn timbre one hears the unmistakable voice of experience - each note and gruff inflection a reflection of his extended, sometimes rocky, personal path. It's only fitting that No Time For Dreaming's producer 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.

Charles Bradley No Time For Dreaming
Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming
(CD/LP/Download) Daptone Records DAP-022, 2011-01-24

Charles Bradley by Dunham Records

Tracklisting :
01. The World (Is Going up in Flames)
02. The Telephone Song
03. Golden Rule
04. I Believe in Your Love
05. Trouble in the Land
06. Lovin' You, Baby
07. No Time for Dreaming
08. How Long
09. In You (I Found a Love)
10. Why is it so Hard?
11. Since Our Last Goodbye
12. Heartaches and Pain

Links :
Daptone Records : official | facebook | twitter | myspace | youtube
Charles Bradley : facebook | twitter | myspace
Dunham Records :official | soundcloud | myspace | youtube
Menahan Street Band : facebook | myspace
differ-ant (French distribution)

French Info :
Il a fallu seulement deux ans à Dunham Records (micro-structure du label Daptone Records) pour s'imposer comme l'une des forces majeures de la nouvelle scène soul. La couleur musicale voulue par Thomas "Tommy TNT" Brenneck, fondateur, guitariste et producteur, membre des DAP KINGS et du BUDOS BAND, s'exprime particulièrement avec le groupe fer de lance du label : THE MENAHAN STREET BAND. Après la sortie remarquée de plusieurs 45 tours et du premier opus instrumental du Menahan, le label sortira sous peu le premier album du chanteur CHARLES BRADLEY.

La voix de CHARLES BRADLEY est nourrie d'une vie qui en a vu. Il a traversé les Etats-Unis du Maine à l'Alaska, enchainant les petits boulots, chantant et se produisant pendant son temps libre sur plusieurs décennies. Ce n'est qu'en revenant récemment à Brooklyn qu'il trouva sa nouvelle "maison musicale". Son timbre se distingue par son côté rugueux et sincère, celui d'un grand bluesman. Il allait de soit pour Brenneck d'accueillir au sein du label CHARLES BRADLEY et son énergie brute intense, à la beauté poignante.

Enregistré aux studios Dunham et mixé aux fameux studios Daptone "House of Soul" No Time For Dreaming annonce l'aube d'une carrière à surveiller.


17/02 – PARIS (La Maroquinerie)
21/02 – LILLE (Le Grand Mix)
22/02 – NANTES (L'Olympic)
24/02 - CLERMONT FERRAND (La Coopérative de Mai)
25/02 - MONPTELLIER (Le Jam)
01/03 - BORDEAUX (BT 59)
02/03 – POITIERS (Le Confort Moderne)


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citize dale citize dale ·  06 December 2010, 03:07

yo Jules et al., this is gonna be sweet, no doubt!

new 45 available @

& now check the A-side from the new 45 @

-citizen dale

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