"You Put The Flame On It" - Charles Bradley + Behind The Scenes Video [Soundcloud Audio]

Timothy Collins

by Timothy Collins

Published May 31, 2013


Even though Charles Bradley's story from homelessness to top billing soul singer has been well documented by now, it doesn't make it any less remarkable. Bradley's 2013 sophomore effort Victim Of Love was a continuation of that story, showing the artist moving forward from his debut in a maturation of a sound that is at once both fresh and nostalgic.

Today, he released a new single off Love, "You Put The Flame On It", a track that is part The Temptations' "The Way You Do The Things You Do" part James Brown's "Stay With Me Tonight". In other words, it's an amazing track. Bradley is backed as always by fellow Daptone Records' mates the Menahan Street Band and his voice fits perfectly into the horn stabs and moving bass line of the music. He's found his home with Daptone and we hope he stays awhile.

Along with the single, Daptone also released a behind the scenes video of Charles Bradley where he talks vulnerability and his passion for music. Truly inspiring. After the video, scroll down to see where Bradley will be this summer so you can see him for yourself.

Jun 07 Richmond, VA – Friday Cheers at Brown’s Island
Jun 12 Paris, France – La Maroquinerie
Jun 14 London, England – Islington Assembly Hall
Jun 15 Bergen, Norway – BergenFest
Jun 16 Oslo, Norway – Norwegian Wood
Jun 17 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Jun 19 Hamburg, Germany – Grünspan
Jun 20 Dresden, Germany – Beatpol
Jun 22 Ballinlough Castle, Ireland – Body&Soul
Jun 23 Duisberg, Germany – Traumzeit Festival
Jun 25 Aarhus, Denmark – Posten
Jun 26 Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
Jun 28-30 Glastonbury, England – Glastonbury Festival
Jul 02 Vienna, Austria – Jazz Fest Wien
Jul 03 Karlsruhe, Germany – Zeltival – Tollhaus Karlsruhe
Jul 07 Arras, France – Main Square Festival
Jul 08 Argelès-sur-Mer, France – Les Déferlantes Festival
Jul 11 Bilbao, Spain – Bilbao BBK
Jul 13 Juan-les-Pins, France – Jazz à Juan
Jul 14 Rotterdam, The Netherlands – North Sea Jazz Festival
Aug 03 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
Aug 04 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
Aug 10 Burnaby, BC – Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival
Aug 11 Regina, SK – Regina Folk Festival
Aug 17 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Aug 18 Lyons, CO – Folks Festival
Aug 20 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Aug 23 San Diego, CA – Belly Up Tavern
Aug 24 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
Aug 28 Salt Lake City, UT – State Room
Aug 29 Boise, ID – Visual Arts Collective
Aug 31 Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
Sep 01 Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
Sep 04 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Sep 05 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Sep 06 Arcata, CA – Van Duzer Theatre
Sep 07 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom (Music Fest NW)
Sep 14 Burlington, VT – Grand Point North Festival
Sep 20 Brooklyn, NY – Williamsburg Park (Daptone Soul Revue, FREE SHOW)

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