Fearsomely committed soul belter Charles Bradley made our Top 20 R&B Albums of 2013 list with his swaggering, retro-minded Victim of Love, but he's even better live, when he gets closer to fully embodying the all-out total-package grandeur of James Brown than you ever thought possible. He took to the stage at NYC's Bowery Ballroom Friday night and laid it all on the line — and even gave out a few hugs. Enjoy.  

1.Charles Bradley at Bowery Ballroom, New York City, January 17, 2014

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2.Charles Bradley at Bowery Ballroom, New York City, January 17, 2014

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3.Charles Bradley at Bowery Ballroom, New York City, January 17, 2014

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4.Charles Bradley at Bowery Ballroom, New York City, January 17, 2014

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5.Charles Bradley at Bowery Ballroom, New York City, January 17, 2014

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6.Charles Bradley at Bowery Ballroom, New York City, January 17, 2014

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7.Charles Bradley at Bowery Ballroom, New York City, January 17, 2014

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8.Charles Bradley at Bowery Ballroom, New York City, January 17, 2014

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9.Charles Bradley at Bowery Ballroom, New York City, January 17, 2014

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10.Charles Bradley at Bowery Ballroom, New York City, January 17, 2014

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11.Charles Bradley at Bowery Ballroom, New York City, January 17, 2014

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12.Charles Bradley at Bowery Ballroom, New York City, January 17, 2014

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