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Song Of The Day: Charles Bradley & The Bullets, “Now That I’m Gone (Look How You’re Crying)”

The news, perhaps, wasn’t particularly surprising; that late bloomer soul man Charles Bradley had passed away from stomach cancer at the age of 68 serves a reminder that Soul men are mere mortals. ┬áBut though his life was long, his spot in the public eye was brief, and for those who were lucky enough to experience the man’s performance, they possess a rare jewel. He did not release his debut album until 2011, though a handful of singles–scorchers, every one of them–had appeared sporadically over the preceding decade. His 2004 side, “Now That I’m Gone (Look How You’re Crying),” may be a tale of a man getting out from under the thumb of an unloving woman, but the title seems oddly fitting, as the world mourns a man we hardly knew. RIP.

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