MySpace Monday: Baby Charles

Baby Charles is a Brighton-based soul band (fronted by Dionne Charles) who’s mighty talented, in my opinion.  Her sonorous voice is accompanied by the rest of a pretty skillful band.  They claim that their influences are from James Brown, our boy Fela Kuti, and a bunch of other Jazz and funk superstars.

They definitely tend to evoke memories of a much older act, but I like the way they try and stay current.  You can hear a lot of breakbeat style from the drummer, and the rest of the band has these little bursts of instrumental creativity.

Here’s I bet you look good on the dancefloor

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You can actually download some of their tracks here.

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