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Charles Bradley

Soul singer Charles Bradley, a powerful voice of joy, dies at 68

Soul singer Charles Bradley, a powerful voice of joy, dies at 68

The soul singer Charles Bradley, one of the most joyful and powerful contemporary vocalists in his genre, has died at 68.

Representatives for the singer said in a statement that Bradley died Saturday of complications from stomach cancer, which had been in remission. Bradley toured up through the last year of his life.

Bradley, like his Daptone label mate, the late Sharon Jones, was a later-in-life soul music success story. He was discovered while working as a James Brown impersonator, and he released his debut album, “No Time For Dreaming,” in 2011.

“The Screaming Eagle of Soul” quickly turned ears among vintage R&B enthusiasts and younger audiences at festivals such...

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