Late last year we lost an all-time KUTX favorite and sensational soul singer, the one and only Charles Bradley. The “Screaming Eagle of Soul” made a couple trips into Studio 1A the last few years of his phenomenal career before sadly succumbing to stomach cancer at 68.
Today would’ve been Charles Bradley’s 70th birthday, and his loving Daptone label is set to release ten previously unheard recordings with the LP Black Velvet. Taking its name from his time as a James Brown impersonator in the mid-90s, Black Velvet serves as a companion to his three canon albums and breathes life into Bradley’s overall progression as an artist. Black Velvet comes out this Friday and to commemorate Mr. Bradley’s would-be 70th, here’s an all-too-relevant tune from Black Velvet, “I Feel a Change”!