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Charles Bradley performs in The Current studio.
Charles Bradley performs in The Current studio.MPR photo/Nate Ryan
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by Mary Lucia and Charles Bradley

February 17, 2012

Often known as "The Screaming Eagle of Soul," soul and R&B singer Charles Bradley has been playing music all his life, but it wasn't until he moved back to his hometown of Brooklyn, New York at the age of 51 after years working as a cook that he began aggressively pursuing his career in music and eventually landing on Daptone Records alongside Sharon Jones and the Budos Band.

Songs performed: "Heart of Gold" and "Why is it So Hard."