Baby Charles – hot retro-funk

These guys are terrific. I’ve only just started listening to them — I downloaded their album “Baby Charles” from a few days ago and it’s high on the playlist. They’re an eight-piece band, fronted by singer Dionne Charles. I guess they are a bit like Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, but with a much rougher sound. There aren’t many decent videos available on YouTube — mostly just parts of songs from live performances, but this item from is a pretty good intro to them (French subtitles).

Actually, there’s a better quality version of this video on the site.

I saw Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings at WOMAD last year. It was a really hot live show — better than the records. I might post the photos.

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