I'm Going Home Another Way
The Leggett Brothers is an anointed group of young men that have been together ministering for over twenty years. The Leggett Brothers was founded by their father and mentor the late Reverend Johnnie Leggett. Recognizing his sons had a gift of singing that was in the bloodline; their father started them out at a very early age teaching them quartet music and playing instruments. It became apparent that Johnnie's sons possessed more than a singing talent. This birthed a group of talented musicians and song writers. In 1982 with the help of their father The Leggett Brother independently released their first project Always Stay with God. With growing success they later released their sophomore project in 1990 entitled Try Jesus. Although the group has had it's ups and downs over the last ten years, it was seen fit by God for them to "pick up where they left off" by continuing the vision of their father and moving forth in what God has appointed them to do. The ultimate goal of this ministry is to witness and win souls to Christ. The Leggett Brothers continue to travel throughout the United States. In 2005, the group won first place in the annual Luther Barnes Fall Classic in Rocky Mount, NC. The Leggett Brothers have shared the stage with many great gospel artists such as The Gospel Keynotes, The Williams Brothers, Mighty Clouds of Joy, The Jackson Southernaires, Luther Barnes, Doc McKenzie, Lee Williams, The Christianaires, Pilgrim Jubilees, The Lumzy Sisters, Dorothy Norwood, Shirley Caesar, John P. Kee, Mississippi Mass, the late Fred Berry, and many more. Within the past years the group has been truly blessed with some additional young men who have contributed tremendously to the vision.The next project they released was Trouble Don't Last Always. The ensemble has been well rooted in the traditional gospel style. Think about any of the groups from the golden era of gospel music and put a fresh arrangement to that music, then you'll have a pretty good idea of the vocal and overall musical talents God has blessed The Leggett Brothers with ! This project will definitely satisfy existing fans while creating a platform for a new audience. The Leggett Brothers are back and craftily share their I'm Going Home Another Way soulful modern gospel experience with us. Enjoy ! Some modern gospel tends no longer to sound like a good old-fashioned foot stomping revivalist meeting or indeed the proud collective sound of surging voices of a church choir. No, Now people want to declare there faith in other musical styles and should you want proof, then simply listen to The marvellous Leggett Brothers; Rodney, Kenny, Chris and Darrell along with Geronimo Jones and Thomas Smith; together they, with the help of Errol Cooney; guitar Eric "Pikfunk" Smith; bass David Jackson; keyboards and Dante "Taz" Robertson, drums with Thomas Campbell; vocals, have created a richly smooth soul edged collection of eleven religious and devotional songs of worship. In fact, the best way to describe the numbers is to think of a few groups from the seventies who delivered silky smooth and very seductive soul numbers, such as; The Chi-Lites, The O'Jays and Tavares. The band have quite simply taken their smooth, sumptuous, seductive and slowburning arrangements and reworked them, fusing the music together with spiritually uplifting and heartfelt, meaningful lyrics. The captivating vocals of the brothers ranges eloquently from light, honey sweet and mellow to absorbingly powerful and deeply resonating, I think you will find that it is a pairing which takes the music to whole new level and could quite possibly inspire and cultivate the next generation of modern-day choirs to move the word of God and his music into the future. I found this album to be deeply satisfying and rewarding. Recommended! Brian Harman. Gospel and the blues may sometimes seem a long way from each other; at other times they seem close enough to be indistinguishable one from the other. This set from these six young California gospel veterans - they began recording in 1982 - lies about mid-way between those two extremes. Of course, gospel fed into rock and roll and more especially soul music, both became absorbed into the blues, and the cycle continued... Having written that, the opener is good old church rocking gospel, with the group responding to a fervent lead vocalist and the musicians rocking away - not too dissimilar from Ray Charles in the 50s; this contrasts with 'Tribute To Daddy', which is very close to the blander sound of modern soul music, as are several others - more reminiscent of the smooth side of Stevie Wonder and Lionel Richie, maybe. Things pick up again with the up tempo 'I Know He Lives' and 'Stand By Me' (not that one!), and 'Where Will You Run' combines old and new extremely effectively. That, in fact, goes for all this set, which the group originally put out themselves for their core audience. Don't consider this if you're looking for another Blind Willie Johnson, but if you want a modern gospel set with a strong sense of tradition, do investigate by all means. Norman Darwen.