Charles Bradley was signed by Daptone Records partly because of a James Brown act he used to perform. His new album is Victim of Love. Darren Bastecky/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Two New R&B Albums, An Old Soul Sound That Glows

New York's Charles Bradley and London's James Hunter Six both mix inspiration and replication.

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Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires perform at the Fort Stage at the Newport Folk Festival. Erik Jacobs/Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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Charles Bradley recently performed a session for KEXP from Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop in Austin, Texas. Jim Bennett/KEXP hide caption

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Charles Bradley's debut album is called No Time for Dreaming. Kisha Bari/Courtesy of Motormouthmedia hide caption

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A former chef and handyman, Charles Bradley recently earned a long-awaited record deal. Kisha Bari hide caption

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