Charles Bradley, master of soul, began as a James Brown impersonater and came to his own fame late in life, but music cognoscenti embraced him fully and he embraced his new life in return. After a long battle with cancer, Bradley is gone, but will not be forgotten, as he wss in his early days. Enjoy Derek Meade’s images of some memorable Bradley performances and link to a a revealing interview in Elmore. A comprehensive article by Managing Editor John Kuroski, appeared in our Issue #57, July/August 2015.
Photos by Derek Meade