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Charles Bradley Cancels Tour Dates After Doctors Find Cancerous Stomach Tumor

Soul singer Charles Bradley has announced that he's canceling his upcoming tour dates after doctors found a cancerous tumor in his stomach. The 67-year-old has…
Brian Josephs / October 4, 2016

Charles Bradley Takes it Back to Bed-Stuy in ‘Good to Be Back Home’ Video

It makes sense to shoot a video for a song titled "Good to Be Back Home," well, back home. And Charles Bradley is a sensible…
Brian Josephs / August 3, 2016

Charles Bradley Shimmies and Shakes Through ‘Ain’t That a Sin’ on ‘Conan’

Current Hardest Working Man in Show Business contender Charles Bradley appeared on Conan last night with His Extraordinaires to play their Changes highlight "Ain't It…
Andrew Unterberger / May 11, 2016

Changes: Charles Bradley’s Life of Love and Loss

Charles Bradley doesn't want your pity. Not for the years he spent homeless in New York City, or hitchhiking across the country looking for a…
Dan Reilly / May 9, 2016

SPIN R&B Report: Tweet Flutters Back Into View, K. Michelle Puts the Real in Reality TV

Yes, there’s more to R&B in early 2016 than Anderson .Paak. The Los Angeles dynamo has been rightly lionized for blending hip-hop, pimpish soul, and…
Mosi Reeves / April 15, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Porches, Loretta Lynn, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from post-punk brawlers, country legends, and more.
SPIN Staff / February 5, 2016

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

This past Sunday closed out New Orleans Jazz Fest's second weekend at the city's Fair Grounds Race Course. The gigantic festival has become an institution…
SPIN Staff / May 5, 2014

Charles Bradley Belts (and Sweats) Out the Heartache at Bowery Ballroom

Fearsomely committed soul belter Charles Bradley made our Top 20 R&B Albums of 2013 list with his swaggering, retro-minded Victim of Love, but he's even…
SPIN Staff / January 20, 2014

The 15 Best Music Documentaries Streaming on Netflix Now

Whether it's a snow day where you are, or simply the waning holidaze keeping you indoors, we've got enough Netflix-streaming music documentaries below to program…
Chris Martins / January 3, 2014

Hear Charles Bradley’s Smoldering Black Sabbath Cover ‘Changes’

It's no surprise that Charles Bradley made SPIN's 20 Best R&B Albums of 2013. The 65-year-old Screaming Eagle of Soul's voice is lament incarnate, and…
Chris Martins / December 18, 2013

Charles Bradley Reunites With Old Band on Scorching ‘Ain’t It a Sin’

If Charles Bradley's latest track is wrong, then let's pour the Repeal Day rye already and blast the thing on repeat with the windows down,…
Marc Hogan / December 5, 2013

Charles Bradley’s Journey to Late-in-Life Success Chronicled in New Documentary

Charles Bradley is the subject of a soon-to-be-released documentary, Charles Bradley: Soul of America. Directed by Poull Brien, the feature film examines the soul survivor's remarkable…
Kyle McGovern / July 11, 2013

Watch Charles Bradley Talk James Brown in Behind-the-Scenes Video

"This is the longest it ever happened to me. Being happy." That's Charles Bradley, speaking in a new behind-the-scenes video about the soul powerhouse's new…
Marc Hogan / May 29, 2013

God’s Dictionary: A Chat With Soul Survivor Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley's story is the stuff of a pulp novel. Alone and homeless by the time he was 14, Bradley drifted from his native Gainesville,…
Josh Stillman / April 1, 2013

See Charles Bradley Sing Inside of a Bush for ‘Strictly Reserved for You’

Never you mind that Charles Bradley is 64 years old — the late-blooming soul man and onetime James Brown impersonator "re-creates the sound of his…
Chris Martins / March 28, 2013
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