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CD review: Charlie Wilson 'Love, Charlie'

One of the music industry's most heartwarming comeback stories in recent memory triumphantly continues with the Tulsa native's fourth album in the past eight years.
by Brandy McDonnell Modified: February 21, 2013 at 4:16 pm •  Published: February 22, 2013

“Uncle Charlie,” as Wilson is affectionately known, has collaborated in the past few years with many top hip-hop and R&B stars.

This time, he and fellow R&B balladeer Keith Sweat put plenty of soul into the closer “Whisper.”

Wilson survived drug addiction, homelessness and prostate cancer to make his successful solo comeback, so when he croons of faith, hope and love on “If I Believe,” he does it with a fervor that boosts his voice to new heights.

Plus, with all the album's lovely emoting, it's even more fun to hear Wilson break out the funk with the booty-shaking jam “My Baby.”

— Brandy McDonnell

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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