Bradley, Charles / No Time For Dreaming
Album: No Time For Dreaming   Collection:General
Artist:Bradley, Charles   Added:Nov 2010
Label:Daptone Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-08-21 Pull Date: 2011-10-23
Week Ending: Oct 16 Sep 4 Aug 28
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 12, 2024: soul street
The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
4. Feb 14, 2013: The Sunset Life
Lovin' You, Baby
2. Nov 07, 2021: The Zydeco Workout
Heartaches And Pain
5. Nov 23, 2011: Soul Spectrum
The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
3. Sep 01, 2016: The Library
The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
6. Oct 24, 2011: ReAd mY liPs
The World (Is Going Up In Flames)

Album Review
Allen Thayer
Reviewed 2011-08-17
By the Ambassador

From the label that brought us Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, we now have a male soul shouter. Charles is a former/current James Brown impersonator, so he’s trained in the art of the “get down”, but he’s got his own style as well, somewhere between Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett. Lots of heart on these songs and the Menahan Street Band bring some great music to back up this 50+ year old soul survivor. FCC clean. Try #1, #2, or #12

1) **Killer album opener about the state of the world. Chunky drums, catchy piano line and heart-wrenching vocals. CLASSIC; 2) ** song comes in at 0:14 Funky groove with percussion, piano and sinuous guitar and spoken word intro. Killer groove about love squabbles. Nice horn lines; 3) nice, mid-tempo song about the “Golden Rule”, sweeping organ, horn accents and stepping rhythm section ; 4) *Pleading love song with touching vocals; 5) Short instrumental – great for background: funky groove with afro-beat style guitar part and siren sound effects; 6) Stax-styled ballad with some serious churchifying and soaring horns @ chorus, 7) *title track – up-beat motivational stomper with nice femme back-up vox, nice breakdown w/ horns in middle; 8) bluesy pleader of a song, again about the state of this country; 9) moody down-tempo tune with swirling organ, guitar and hypnotic groove; 10) pleading message song about “making it in America” ; 11)* instrumental acoustic groove – really mellow, perfect for a sunny picnic in the park with funky percussion, whimsical horns, bubbling horns and grooving acoustic guitar; 12)** Timeless tune that coulda been an Otis classic. True story about Charles’ brother’s death. Heartfelt lyrics sung with intensity and classy, gritty music to back it up.

Track Listing
1. The World (Is Going Up In Flames)   7. No Time For Dreaming
2. The Telephone Song   8. How Long
3. Golden Rule   9. In You (I Found A Love)
4. I Believe In Your Love   10. Why Is It So Hard
5. Trouble In The Land   11. Since Our Last Goodbye
6. Lovin' You, Baby   12. Heartaches And Pain