One of the true originators of the funk movement, Charles Wright started the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band back in the '60s and recorded several classics with the group before starting his own solo career. A prolific songwriter who continues to record and perform, Charles was in London in June to sit in with another soul survivor, Bobby Womack for some shows at The Jazz Cafe.
Just before he returned to Los Angeles, Charles shared favorites from his own extensive catalog and three tracks by others...
Recorded June 24 at the Holiday Inn, Camden Town, London (Note: the recording was done in the hotel lobby; we apologize for the quality and background noise)
About the Writer
David Nathan is the founder and CEO of SoulMusic.com and began his writing career in 1965; beginning in 1967, he was a regular contributor to Blues & Soul magazine in London before relocating to the U.S. in 1975 where he served as U.S. editor for the publication for several decades and began being known as 'The British Ambassador Of Soul.' From 1988 to 2004, he wrote prolifically for Billboard, has penned bios, produced and written liner notes for box sets and reissue CDs for over a thousand projects. He returned to London in 2009 where he has helped create SoulMusic.com Records as a leading reissue label.