Coming Home



R&B singers in the '60s and '70s, singers like Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson were classy and very soulful. And groups like the Temptations (the Temptations Walk), the Spinners, the Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and the Ojays had the coolest dance moves and routines. Well, no need to reminisce because Leon Bridges has brought it back and has updated it, right down to the styles of dress and the dance moves. Leon appreciates and recreates the sound and feel of the era, but in his own talented and creative way, and in a style that is his very own.

The title cut "Coming Home," is a smooth, mellow rhythm and soul slow jam. "Smooth Sailin" is a cool, upbeat, car top down cruising tune. "River" ("Down By the River") is a gospel song that has a Sunday go a meeting feel and brings to mine the gospel renderings of Sam Cooke.

"Twistin' and Groovin" and "Brown Skin Girl" are soul satisfying take you back to the day and are guaranteed to get you out on the dance moving and grooving .

Leon Bridges has arrived. He is home.

©L'cinda Scott-McCall