Charles Bradley's musical career started in 1962 when his sister took him to a James Brown concert at the Apollo Theater. It made an unforgettable impression on the young Bradley who constantly imitated his idol using nothing more than a broomstick. This finally led to bookings on rickety stages in dark pubs where Gabriel Roth of Daptone Records discovered him. He recorded the single Take It As It Comes with Daptone. From that moment, his musical development took off. Roth introduced Bradley to Thomas Brenneck, the founder of the Menahan Street Band, a group with members from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, El Michels Affair, The Budos Band, Lee Fields & the Expressions and Antibalas. This led to an ever-more fruitful collaboration between Brenneck and Bradley culminating in the promising, recent CD No Time for Dreaming.