Editors’ Notes Leon Bridges’ retro-soul debut is so impressively dead-on you might wonder where he parked his time machine. Channeling the buttoned-up charm of Sam Cooke and the mellower side of Otis Redding (as well as contemporary throwbacks like Raphael Saadiq), Coming Home captures a moment in the early '60s where gospel met blues and blossomed into doo-wop and soul. It was the period-perfect title track that helped Bridges gain an audience beyond his Texas hometown, but the swaying dedication to his mother, “Lisa Sawyer,” is every bit as lovely.

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Coming Home
1
3:26
 
Better Man
2
2:21
 
Brown Skin Girl
3
3:26
 
Smooth Sailin'
4
3:07
 
Shine
5
3:38
 
Lisa Sawyer
6
4:05
 
Flowers
7
2:57
 
Pull Away
8
3:02
 
Twistin' & Groovin'
9
4:14
 
River
10
3:58
 
There She Goes
11
2:35
 
Daisy Mae
12
2:56
 
Mississippi Kisses
13
2:24
 
Here in My Arms
14
2:07
 
Outta Line
15
2:02