Black Gold by Toussaint

I Grade Records has released one of 2010's most highly acclaimed release - Black Gold. Most well known as the former lead singer of the Stax Records and Blue Note recording group Soulive, Toussain embodies a unique combination of the American soul of his upbringing and the African-Caribbean roots he has gravitated towards. The musical arrangements on Black Gold were largely crafted by the Zion I Kings production team, consisting of Laurent “Tippy I” Alfred (I Grade Records), Jah David (Zion High Productions), and Digital Ancient (Lustre Kings Productions). Alongside these accomplished producers is an all-star cast of musicians including Dean Pond, Tuff Lion, Santa Davis, Jawge Hughes, Youssoupha Sidibe, Johnny Trama, Eli Winderman and Padraic Coursey. The 15 tracks on Black Gold are a musical crossroads: the intersection of the soulful, timely histories of North America, the Caribbean and Africa and the epic personal story of Toussaint ‘The Liberator.’

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