Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires

Known as “The Screaming Eagle of Soul,” Charles Bradley (1948-2017) achieved belated recognition and was featured as the subject of the 2012 documentary Soul of America. Says the Washington Post, “Bradley’s success is a result of his music, which overflows with the ingredient most crucial to soul music— soul…he sounds battered and bruised but still standing. He aches but is never angry. There’s heartbreak but also hope. In a sea of acts tagged as ‘throwback soul’ or ‘retro soul,’ Bradley is neither—he’s the real thing.”