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Toussaint Liberator - Where I Lead

Toussaint Liberator - Where I Lead

Toussaint Liberator - Where I Lead

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Toussaint Liberator leads the way.

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U.S soul turned reggae singer Toussaint Liberator dropped his debut reggae album 'Black Gold' in 2010, a wickedly soulful set produced by the mighty Zion I Kings.

Toussaint - Where I LeadTwo years later he is back with his second reggae album – the raw 'Where I Lead', produced by Jack Riddim courtesy of I Dwell Records in California, U.S.

The album collects ten original tunes, of which three are lethal dub versions and two are engaging combinations with Kulcha Knox and Mikey General respectively.

The sound is raw and warm and some of the very tasty influences include soul, ska, funk and blues. And if his debut album was soulful in the vein of smooth Philly soul or the distinct melodic soul of Motown, 'Where I Lead' is more of the crude and unpolished southern soul from Stax.

He has a versatile, rich and very capable tenor voice, and sings smooth and stylish, the title track for example, but can easily switch to a gritty Wilson Pickett mood, such as the upbeat and joyous I Wanna Fly, with a chorus reminiscent of Lulu & The Luvvers 60’s UK hit Shout.

This album has been flying below the radar for me for some reason, and when I first listened to it I was completely blown away. 'Black Gold' was a great set, but 'Where I Lead' actually outshines the debut.

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