Charles Emanuel Sherrell or “Sweet” Charles Sherrell was born on March 8th, 1943 in Nashville, Tennessee. Sherrell began his career playing drums with fellow Nashville residents Jimi Hendrix and Billy Cox, Sherrell taught himself to play the bass, which led him to join Johnny Jones & The King Kasuals Band, Aretha Franklin’s backing group. Sherrell joined James Brown’s band in August 1968 and played on some of Brown’s most famous recordings of the late 1960s, including “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud”, “Mother Popcorn”, and “Give It Up or Turnit a Loose” and more. In the 1970s, Sherrell rejoined Brown and performed with The J.B.’s. He later played with Al Green and Maceo & All the King’s Men. He also released some recordings with the band Past Present & Future or P.P.F. with friends Wade Conklin, Sam Pugh, Ted Hughes, Gail Whitefield, Thomas Smith and James Nixon and he recorded under the name Sweet Charles. Superficial scuffs to vinyl – Conservatively graded at VG+ – Good Funky mover from 1967!!
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