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Curator's Note:

If you like soul music, you’ve come to the right place. Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley are living proof that America has not lost its soul. Sharon Jones and her band, the Dap-Kings, are the leaders of a soul music revival that has swept the nation and crossed the Atlantic to inspire the likes of Adele and Amy Winehouse, whose “Back to Black” album featured the Dap-Kings. Now Jones is joined on her Brooklyn-based Daptone Records label by a powerful new voice, Charles Bradley, whose raw, passionate style recalls the spirits of Wilson Pickett and James Brown. “Quick Hits” showcases Jones and Bradley on tour, spreading the gospel of soul. SOUND TRACKS reporter Marco Werman interviews the soul man after his big break at age 62.

 

Don't miss other Quick Hits starring Dengue Fever, Charles Bradley & Sharon JonesHelene Grimaud, Jovanotti, KT Tunstall, Meklit Hadero, Ozomatli, and Seu Jorge. For more info visit the Sound Tracks website.

 

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Charles Bradley Sings "Heartaches and Pain"

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Sometimes a song is more than a song. It can be a confession, a cry from the heart, a catharsis. When Charles Bradley sings "Heartaches and Pain" on stage, it's a classic, old school, soul music performance. There's even a showy James Brown touch, with Bradley carrying the microphone stand on his shoulder as if it were his cross to bear. And hey, we all have our burdens, right? But like any truly great soul performer, Bradley does more than entertain. He brings a life of loss and sorrow to the song, as he tells the story of his brother's murder.

 

Charles Bradley's official website: http://www.thecharlesbradley.com/

 

Daptone Records: http://www.daptonerecords.com/

 

Segment presented by Sound Tracks: http://www.pbs.org/opb/soundtracks/

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