The Menahan Street Band Archive

  • In 1962 James Brown played The Apollo in New York City and a young Charles Bradley was there taking it all in.  That show must have made a huge impression on the young man, because what I witnessed on stage on September 13th had the same energy and showmanship that I personally had only seen from the Godfather of Soul himself.  He's not the second coming of James Brown, he may be better!

    Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band – September 13th – The Bluebird Theatre

    In 1962 James Brown played The Apollo in New York City and a young Charles Bradley was there taking it all in. That show must have made a huge impression on the young man, because what I witnessed on stage on September 13th had the same energy and showmanship that I personally had only seen from the Godfather of Soul himself. He's not the second coming of James Brown, he may be better!

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