The man who took sixty years to get his soul out in the form of music, Charles Bradley, recently told Rolling Stone that “All it did was open the first page of the first book,” and that his new release, Victim of Love is just one of those first pages. With relentless energy, Bradley has gone from a transient state of living, moving from state to state and job to job, to a full-fledged musician (moving only on tour); something that had always lingered in the corner during those transient years. Daptone Records’ Gabriel Roth discovered Bradley’s musical and soulful prowess during a gig with Bradley’s part-time outfit, Black Velvet and before long, Bradley had that proper channel to let his talent come out into the light.
Take a peek at a video for the title track, below and take the chance to catch Bradley live tonight at the Turner Hall Ballroom. 8pm. All-ages. Fans of James Brown and Otis Redding and all musicians in that soulful realm, come see a future legend of the genre.