No Time For Dreaming was the debut solo album from Charley Bradley the Screaming Eagle of Soul. Bradley was a plumber who spent his nights as a James Brown impersonator before being discovered by Daptone records. His music was perfect for aficionados of the classic soul sound and his voice was a pained and emotional thing which showcased his years of struggle. It was the first of three studio albums before Bradley passed away in 2017.
CD £13.49 DAP022CD
CD on Daptone.
Vinyl LP £19.23 DAP022LP
Repress LP on Daptone.
8/10 Jack 25th July 2016
There simply aren't many others, if any, that make this level of soul music anymore. From the 1st track, which is the single from this LP, to the Nirvana cover, "Stay Away", every single song resonates and grows on you after multiple listens. There isn't a single pop song on here. It's all soul, baby. A lot of old school soul records were notorious for having at least one garbage / throw-away track on each album. Charles Bradley does us the service of forgoing that tradition. This cat sings with so much conviction.
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