14 Charles Bradley Photos Guaranteed To Make You Smile
    • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

    • Posted by: Dezi Savini

    The world lost an extraordinary soul this Saturday. Releasing his first album at 62, Charles Bradley was a living inspiration for all who fear their dreams ended with their youth. After hearing the news of his passing, I found myself smiling despite the sadness as I scrolled through his Instagram feed. It's hard to imagine someone so full of life is no longer with us, but at least his magic is preserved in his records and photographs.

    Let Charles Bradley make you smile, too.

    Zwei jahren später.... Wir leiben Deutschland!!

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    Is Charles helping bandmate Will Schalda stretch, or is he just pulling his leg?

    Look out for our new release....Charles Bradley: Pet Sounds. Coming soon to a zoo near you! #oregonzoo

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    Here we see the funk god blessing a very fortunate baby elephant.

    NYC! See you tonight at the Lincoln Center Damrosch Park Bandshell! #freeshow #homecoming

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    Charles Bradley loved his fans so much that it was not uncommon for him to embrace them after his shows.

    Big love to Chicago, Birmingham and Louisville...y'all brought the heat! ?????? pic by @slossfest

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    He would even bring roses to pass out during his set.

    Ain't no party like a Daptone pizza partay!!! #daptonesupersoulrevue @daptonerecords

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    Pizza is like the Charles Bradley of all foods. It always makes people happy.

    The screaming eagle lands in Curaçao for the North Sea Jazz Festival.. @northseajazz #screamingeagleofsoul

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    Known as the "Screaming Eagle of Soul," Charles Bradley had the coolest nickname on the planet.

    @teamcoco tonight! Quick pit stop at Hogwarts, brb. #conan #charlesforchange #screamingeagleofsoul

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    While we don't know for sure which house Bradley belonged to, his fans have him pegged as a Gryffindor.

    CB and @hisextraordinairies before going on stage at @hsbfest this weekend. Photo courtesy of @sfconcertguy

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    Charles looks entirely in his element chilling in a giant swan with his Extraordinaires.

    Buffalo we out here!!! ????#charlesforchange #screamingeagleofsoul #charlesbradley #wangs

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    Not only is he eating buffalo chicken wings while wearing a buffalo chicken wing, Charles was in Buffalo when this was taken. Iconic.


    Did they shrink or is this just a giant pillow?


    Getting his start as a James Brown impersonator in the late 90s, Charles Bradley continued to channel the Godfather of Soul in his passionate performances.

    Thank you Chicago!! Pic by @theorshos #screamingeagleofsoul #deepdish

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    James Brown was also famous for how he engaged with his microphone stand during performances.

    LET LOVE STAND A CHANCE ???@limaphoto #womensmarch

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    Not only was Charles known for his incredible talent, but also for his incredible heart. He was known for his support of social causes such as this year's Women's March.

    Thank you Chicago!! Pic by @theorshos #screamingeagleofsoul #deepdish

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    In lieu of flowers, his estate asks for donations to be made to the All-Stars Project or Music Unites.

    Rock on, Charles.
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