Vinyl Me, Please / Daptone (2023) US
- VMP Exclusive
- 2LP Purple & Black Vinyl
- Foil Stamped
Most artists appreciate their audiences, just as many are grateful for them, but few artists love their fans as much and as sincerely as Charles Bradley. “I want them to know how much they have helped me grow," notes Bradley when discussing Victim of Love, the follow up to his widely praised debut album No Time For Dreaming.
By now, Bradley’s remarkable, against-all-odds rise has been well-documented – how he transcended a bleak life on the streets and struggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs – most famously as a James Brown impersonator at Brooklyn clubs – before finally being discovered by Daptone's Gabriel Roth.
The Screaming Eagle of Soul was the seventh artist featured by VMP, and our new edition — pressed on exclusive Purple & Black A-Side/B-Side vinyl — serves as a reminder that Bradley was one of soul music’s brightest lights in the 2000s and 2010s, a one-man army keeping soul alive via his incredible shows and albums.