Charles Bradley (born 5 November, 1948, Gainesville, Florida), commonly referred to as “The Screaming Eagle of Soul,” is a funk/soul/R&B singer signed to the Daptone Records label under the Dunham Records division.
His performances and recording style are consistent with Daptone’s revivalist approach, celebrating the feel of funk and soul music from the 1960s and 1970s. One review stated that Bradley “echoes the evocative delivery of Otis Redding”
Egil’s description of Bob Mould at this years Oya Festival:
Bob Mould performing “Copper Blue” + Mr. Mould still rocks… hard. Copper Blue is great album with many highlights. Strongest @ Øya was Hoover Dam, Helpless & If I Can’t Change Your Mind – from “Copper Blue”. He also played 2 great Hüsker Dü classics “Celebrated Summer” and “Makes No Sense At All”.
Willis Earl Beal’s 2012 album Acousmatic Sorcery is a somewhat special album, and not that easy to like at first go, but it’s a grower. That said, the live show is very different, his voice is so much more prominent live, and what a fabulous voice it is!
The concert at Oya was a real eye opener for me, now I can fully appreciate his talent, and the album became so much more after i saw the live performance.
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THE BLACK KEYS A bit “slow” in the beginning.. didn’t really kick off before GoTC got us jumping. You get a strong White Stripes vibe, especially when Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney plays alone.. and that’s a good thing. Great “party blues rock”.. but not as great as Afghan Whigs on Thursday 🙂 And btw.. it’s not before/after Danger Mouse.. it’s just: “The Black Keys”. Best Songs: Little Black Submarines, Lonely Boy & Gold on the Ceiling –
LIGHTSHIPS Lovely summer music. Sun, Beer, relaxing.. & listening to “Teenage Fanclub”… sorry.. Lightships. Yes, it’s much the same.. and that’s Good. Gerard Love has, after all, written many of TF’s best songs.
AMUND MAARUD Very cool stuff. Hard Rock Blues… with quite a few soul elements. Mr Maarud really rocked and gave us a fine start to “Friday @ Øya”.
OFWGKTA Well… it was fun.. and a bit fascinating. Lot of energy, irony, “bitches”, “niggaz”.. etc. But I guess that’s the deal. We @ JV might be a bit too old to really get this stuff.. and frankly.. I’m not that interested.
BUSHMAN’S REVENGE Well at least we tried… and didn’t get it.
SUSANNA They are quite good at what they do, but maybe the bookers at the Oyafestival this year have booked one too many of the melancholic women. I saw the whole concert but got bored, I would have loved to see them at a club where I could give them my full attention. I believe it would have suited them much better.
THE AFGHAN WHIGS Great concert! Best performance so far @ Øya 2012. They still have a lot to prove. Greg Dulli has a soulful rock voice & nice stage present. But I feel this is first and foremost a great band.. the total is greater than the sum of it’s parts.
Best Songs: City Solei, Debonair, 66 & Gentlemen
ST. VINCENT I did not know what to expect from St. Vincent.. did not do my homework.. only listened briefly to her/their last record… and did not like it that much.
The Concert was very positive experience… it was intense, focused & rock solid. I liked the songs far better live than the studio versions…. Annie Erin Clark even reminded me a bit about PJ Harvey 🙂 Hallgeir: I really looked forward to see them, and I was not disappointed, great concert!
CASA MURILO Must be one of the best kept secrets in the pop world, what a revelation! Warm pop, good melodies and done with heart, just lovely and I’m really looking forward to their new album this autumn. They debuted a new song to Oslo, it was very nice, and I mean that in the best possible way.
Good band, solid performance… but too heavy for me.. 6 songs was enough… over to Hallgeir “Metal” Olsen: Hallgeir: Not too heavy at all! A great hardrock band (with a bit prog thrown in). Good solid concert from one of the very few “metal” bands that I can stand.
BILLY BRAGG We got what was expected. Always in need to “preach”.. waging a war against cynicism.. but that’s his “calling”. And he is good at it. Solid performance.
Nice enough.. but rather boring.
20min late.. and left after only 4 (good) songs. It was announced from the stage that he was sick…
I feel he should have have shown the audience some respect and at start up declared something like: “Sorry I’m late.. I don’t feel well.. but I’ll do my best..”. Frankly – Frank – this felt a bit “fishy”.