Song of the Week – Ain’t it a Sin, Charles Bradley


Retro soul man Charles Bradley released his third album, Changes, earlier this year and again, the 67 year old former James Brown impersonator does not disappoint. (Bradley saw Brown perform at the Apollo when he was just an early teen and his life was changed forever.)

Today’s SotW, “Ain’t it a Sin” is butt shakin’ funk that doesn’t belie Bradley’s revivalist approach.

On this one, the man christened “the screaming eagle of soul” lets us have it with the full throated refrain:

If you ain’t gonna do me right
I just might do you in
Ain’t it a sin

Asked about that lyric, Bradley responded “… I was saying, ‘Don’t do me wrong, I won’t do you wrong.’” Downright Trumpian!

Way to go Charles. You got me believing that “my mind is goin’ through them Changes.”

Enjoy… until next week.

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