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Charlie Wilson talks God, marital happiness, 'music your mother loves' and more



In the last decade, funk and R&B icon Charlie Wilson – who released his latest CD Forever Charlie last year – has reinvented himself as a soulful crooner.

Tunes like Without You, There Goes My Baby and Goodnight Kisses have won him a new legion of fans – many of whom know him as "Uncle Charlie" and not as the leather-jacket clad frontman of lengedary funk outfit the Gap Band, whose hits include You Dropped a Bomb on Me and All of My Love.

But the latter guy is still around, Wilson said in a phone interview.

"The music your mother loves — that's me," he said. "I'm still the same guy."

Wilson performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Strawberry Festival. Tickets are $35-$40. Click here.

For more of Kenya Woodard's interview with Charlie Wilson, click here.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 3, 2016 11:01am]


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