Sir Charles Jones is an artist whose part-throwback, part-modern style of R&B is based on traditional Southern soul and blues. The vocalist, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist calls himself the Undisputed King of Southern Soul. He releases his music independently, outside the major-label system. Born in Ohio, raised in Alabama, and later based in Georgia, he received early support from Marvin Sease and began his recording career in 2000 with a self-titled album. Several of his full-length releases, including the debut, Love Machine (2002), and My Story (2008), have appeared on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Well into the latter half of the 2010s, he continued to record and remained a busy touring musician through small-scale gigs and soul and blues festivals alike.