The loss of Charles Bradley in September was a huge blow to the soul community and the music community at large. But it’s a safe bet that Charles wouldn’t want us to fret all that much The man was all about following your passion and living life to the fullest. He echoes that sentiment in a new tribute video from Daptone Records, created by Jeff Broadway and Cory Bailey. "The only thing that's left for me is to just give my love to the world because this body's getting old, and I got a late chance in life. But anybody out there who's seeking their dreams, for an older person like me, don't give up. Take it to your grave."
No doubt about it, the "screaming eagle of soul" left it all on the stage. And just about anywhere was a stage for the soul singer. In the video Charles belts his 2013 song “Victim of Love” a capella for a group of lucky onlookers in front of St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Austria. You can check out the amazing video above, which also features a snippet of Bradley performing with labelmate Sharon Jones, who passed last year.
At the time of Bradley's death, the singer was in the midst of a late-life renaissance. In 2016 he released his last record, the critically acclaimed Changes. The album was named after and contained a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Changes.” Charles Bradley died on Sept. 23 after a battling stomach cancer. He was 68 years old.