Review of Charles Bradley – Victim Of Love (Daptone / Fontana North)

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Forget the latest soul/R&B flavor of the day; Charles Bradley is the real deal, friends. Owing a debt to both James Brown and Marvin Gaye, Bradley is not only paying homage to his heroes through his vocals, his music reflects the incomparable authenticity of Brown and Gaye’s era as well. Nowhere is this more evident than on the record’s aching title track and Let Love Stand A Chance. Dynamic and passionate about his music, there is a fire burning in the 65 year-old Bradley that others a third his age could only dream of having. Victim of Love is released on April 2.