Charles Bradley - Why Is It So Hard (Live on KEXP)

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N8so&So : Everyone thinks he's sweating, but it's just his entire body crying.

Nathan Kt : Waiting the death of a legend to discover his discography, what a terrible mistake i've made.

Michael Bowe : We all know Mr. Bradley is great, but let's take a minute to appreciate that absolutely filthy guitarist

Mauri Outis : Why is it so hard To make it in America I try so hard To make it in America A land with milk and honey A land supposed to be built with love It take love and understanding To live and let live I was born in Gainesville Florida I traveled far and wide Then I moved to Brooklyn, New York Had hard times, for sometime I hold on Why is it so hard To make it in America I try so hard To make it in America So I said to myself Look like nothing gonna change I got to move away from here I went to upstate New York A little town they call Poughkeepsie Got me a job To get away from all this stress But I couldn't get away No matter how far I went Look like nothing gonna change Everything still remained the same Why is it so hard To make it in America I try so hard To make it in America We gotta make a change, in America Help me somebody

Linus Martin : What a man. Envious of anyone who ever had the chance to see him live.

Irene Camarena : He could sing the ingredients off a cereal box. And scream out the portion sizes and I'd be all ears in!!!!👏👏👏

Vitor Vianna : Alguem do Brasil, a nao ser eu?🎶❤

Damian Hirst : Didnt know this man until now -> Read he died today -> Searched for him to find myself impressed. Rest in Peace and Happiness, Man

Christopher Yan : I found out the day that Charles passed away was the same day my relationship ended and listening to him again made me not want to hurt myself or give up. Rest in peace sir, you did well.

crunchb3rry : Still kinda processing the loss of Tom Petty, but remembered Charles Bradley. Who died a short while back. He reminds me of Junior Kimbrough. Two guys with raw talent that found their success way too late in life to appropriately enjoy it. That's the harsh truth about life. That there's no schedule for your milestones. Craziest thing: Tom and Charles were almost the same age, both born in Gainesville.

Just a guy on YT : when you see a black singer sweating in the thumbnail, you know its gon' be good!!

timetraveler Scully : How can this song have 9.5M views??? With all the crap out there these days getting over 500M WTF is wrong with all of u?? Rip Mr.Bradley

Peppy lamato : 0:30 to 0:37 --- Charles gives a look of pure appreciation, he's so thankful that people are out to see him, it's so sweet and humbling to see the appreciation in his face and eyes! RIP! Legend!

PatrioticPirate : I have never heard of Charles Bradley until today, 24Sep'17. I knew of him not even ONE DAY he walked this Earth. I KNOW I MISSED SOMETHING... rip Mr Charles Bradley.

Darth Faded : You finally had it going for yourself, and then you leave us with not nearly enough of your beautiful songs to fill this rotten world with love & peace. May your soul rest in peace bradly, your music means alot to me and i am sure it does for many others around the globe. Rest in peace brother

Kathy H : me when i see how much college tuition costs

Jason Genova before his car accidents : Why is there no superlike Button on YouTube yet?

Aksel : I saw him 2 years ago, I didn’t réalise my luck then... Rest In Peace and just keep rockin’ on sir ! 🙏

Jp Jackson : OMG im so blue , i really can't believe it , he passed away , i haven't no idea , BC of him i got into blues music , You could feel blues on his voice im in shock , i just looked for him on internet , tryin 2 find a song of him , n Now u know your restin in peace with y our mama , god Bless You beautifull man!!

mikigamba : This is heartbreaking

Liance : Rest in peace, Mr. Bradley. Despite your suffering you exhibited true, unbridled love to the world.

ThatSayYou : RIP Charles "Screaming Eagle of Soul" Bradley. God Bless You and the gift you gave to the world of your existence.

Anna Boska : Beautiful songs muzic i love! The star of soul and funk, American singer Charles Bradley died. :-(

Beatriz Ilai : Querido, gracias por esto, por hacer sentir, que las palabras te lleguen donde quiera que estes.

FireAndIce : R. I. P., screaming eagle of soul <3

Adrian Reyes : Rest In Power. The answer to the question is racism & capitalism.

Vini M. : He sang from heart and soul. RIP.

dfusion 631 : God🌍 Blessed🙏 You Mr Charles🎙️ Bradley ☀️

Νικολας Εξελαρ : im a y tube gold digger and i just found gold....

Gio Amorim : I love this video so much but the lack of black people on the audience make me SO fucking sad. May you rest in peace Mr. Bradley, love and respect from Brazil.

Ben Hinman : You made it, buddy. You made it into our hearts, the only place that matters. Rest easy now.

KeelanCathey KDT : Why is he wet 😝😂😅???

Tony Hardy : I just discovered this epic singer. Very sad to hear that he's dead. I love this sound. Anyone have any suggestions for similar sounding music?

Freddy G : I hate it so much when people go to performances and just record on their phones. I also hate people who complain about things they hate. I also hate hypocrisy.

MOO :P : I had a chance to meet Mr. Bradley once. He made an impression, that's for sure. Put his arm around me and just started talking like we were old friends. Actually, he had come to sit in with another legend (Fred Thomas) and he was several hours late. He showed up toward the end of the set at, like, 2 AM. He got on the stage and within 30 seconds the crowd was in the palm of his hand. He sang 2 or 3 songs and then hopped of stage and just started mingling with the 20 or so people left. His performance was epic. He was obviously drunk but he just radiated sexual energy as he sang and danced. I left with the impression that he was just the nicest, most humble and supremely talented dude. I always wished I had hung around later that night because I knew the guys in the band and I'm sure I could have REALLY got to hang with Mr. Bradley.

Charles Anderson : 😭 R.I.P. I hate the fact that I discovered your music after your death.

Pexra59 : he's one of the most underrated singers of all time, such a shame he's dead

Joneri Juseppi : WHY?!?!?.........😢😤

JuanjoMonserrat : i think the drummer was thinking about murdering the trumpet player after the show

Lucas Pelegrino : You did it Charles, you made it! Rest in peace now ;(

Alessandro Landi : My Hero, ciao from Italy

TheMonolake : bless bless this great soul rip.

Renato Schmidt : Mr. Bradley I feel so sad to know that you died...I didn't know untill now. I've been listening to this song for over 3 years now, and even though I knew you had cancer, only today did I finally read that you died. So I felt like writing this comment in your memory, to let you know that I love your music so much, and that it doesn't matter how many times I watch this performance f yours, I always get goosebumps. Your talent was truly something else, and I feel robbed since death took you away, with your career only starting. You lived through so much difficulty, sadness, doubts, and you could write a million songs about all those feelings inside you, and sing them for us with that incredible voice...but now, we get no more Charles Bradley. Death is certainly a waste.

EvilDave83 : The moment he smiles, then opens his mouth with "why, is it so hard" I had tears in my eyes. Nothing, I mean NOTHING in music has this kind of soul. That shit just hits you right in the chest. My kids even love Bradley.

Daniel Salgado : Someone kick the trumpet player, bringing that half assed shit to back the most precisely passionate singer I've ever heard. Come back to this at least once a month. RIP CB.

xoen6 : 1k of negative comments? Really? This IS beautiful person, wtf is wrong with you.

Electric Spyboy : it's harder to make it in the Congo

Tyler Currin : It's not blues unless your sweating, you nailed it

Jake Michael : First note that comes out of his mouth and I'm hooked

Lorenzo Sanchez : Got that Otis Redding feel!