This one will brighten up your day, or maybe not. Heart-wrenching soul singer Charles Bradley was one of the success stories of 2011 – making my number two album of that year – releasing his debut record ‘No Time For Dreaming’ at the age of 62 (40 years in the making) to unanimous acclaim. His sophomore release ‘Victim of Love’ comes via Daptone Records on 2nd April and will carry on his remarkable late success. Dubbed “Screaming Eagle of Soul” Bradley channels singers like Al Green, James Brown and Otis Redding and pours his heart out on every note he sings.
First track from the album ‘Strictly Reserved for You’ features the fantastic Brooklyn based Menahan Street Band whose now famous horn section jams wonderfully underneath Bradley’s crooning about his loss of love for his home city: