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Friday, 5 July 2013
Soul of America
A few weeks ago on their regular Friday night music slot BBC4 showed the excellent documentary Soul of America charting the life story of Charles Bradley and the launch of his first album on Daptone "No Time for Dreaming" in 2011.
It is a heartening story of someone escaping from abject poverty getting into music as a James Brown impersonator called Black Velvet and then recording an album on Daptone to international acclaim.
Inspired by this programme I immediately set about acquiring his recently released album "Victim of Love" and it is an absolute cracker.
You are only getting the title track as a taster because after listening to this I know you WILL rush out and purchase your own copy and also its predecessor helping to ensure that Charles continues to enjoy the twilight career he so richly deserves.
Charles Bradley - Victim of Love