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Charles Bradley’s ‘Victim of Love’ is powerful

Charles Bradley, the archetypal late bloomer, surfaced a few years ago with one hell of a backstory. So good that he’s the subject of a documentary, “Charles Bradley: Soul of America,” which has been making the rounds at film festivals.

Bradley was a onetime James Brown impersonator whose hardships had taken him rambling across the country, working as a cook in Maine, living with his mother in Brooklyn, N.Y., and enduring the murder of his brother.

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