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  • Summary: The album produced by Thomas Brenneck is the debut album for the 62-year-old singer Charles Bradley, who was discovered singing at the Tarheel Lounge.
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  1. Feb 23, 2011
    It's in that strange tug and pull from which struggle springs passion and beauty that these men seemed to effortlessly thrive. And it is there with both a genuine, relatable sadness and an unwavering resolve so rooted in the broken concrete Bradley walks upon, that No Time For Dreaming also comfortably sits.
  2. Feb 23, 2011
    No Time For Dreaming not only prevails as a defining culmination of Bradley's lifelong musicianship to date, but also furthers the argument that Daptone Records can do no wrong.
  3. Feb 23, 2011
    Rounding out Bradley's raw emotion is his bombastic backing band: Daptone's funky Menahan Street Band. But however many names are dropped, Bradley's innate showmanship and voice--a mournful alto bellow--are all his own.
  4. Feb 23, 2011
    While it took a little while for the magic to finally get laid down to tape, the results are worth the wait.
  5. Feb 23, 2011
    No Time for Dreaming is a searing testament to the power of perseverance.
  6. Aug 9, 2011
    You don't need to know his back story to fall in love with Bradley--the music speaks for itself. This album has been a looooong time coming, but it's more than worth the wait.
  7. Feb 23, 2011
    The Menham Street Band realizes the vision of No Time For Dreaming, with Brenneck at the helm. More Memphis than Detroit, they're always present but never pretentious.

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