Charles Bradley – Dusty Blue (Tab)

Charles Bradley – Dusty Blue (Tab)

I had to make a change to the scheduled chord post to pay tribute to the incredible soul singer Charles Bradley who died last week. Bradley spent most of his life in complete obscurity as the singer in a James Brown tribute act until the incomparable Daptone Records picked him up and released his debut album in 2011 at the age of 62. The album contained some of the most powerful and heartfelt soul music of the decade and made him an almost instant soul legend.

But most pertinent here is the ukulele track Dusty Blue from his second album with the Menahan Street Band (a track that later popped up on Suits). It’s one of the few ukulele-led soul tracks out there. If you watch careful you can see the studio ukulele in the Charles Bradley documentary Soul of America.

I recorded a version of Dusty Blue a few years ago but never got around to posting the tab. So here, at last, it is.


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  1. milko October 5th, 2017 7:13 pm

    I’m late getting here but maybe that’s in the spirit of the delayed post. Nice, I wasn’t aware of this tune and it’s v good.

  2. Woodshed October 8th, 2017 8:03 pm

    milko: Thanks! Glad I could introduce it to you.

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