Ernie Toppin - Mysteries

Friday 1st October 1993
Ernie Toppin - Mysteries

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 21668-17437
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Cassette Album

Reviewed by Karl Allison

Sometimes the very best things in life just creep up on you. Here is a major talent who has done just that. Who is Ernie Toppin? All we know is that he walked into Dual Edge one day and played them his tape. Apparently, he's a new believer and knows little or nothing about the CCM scene. His tape coyer carries no address or contact point. But it's brilliant, it's refreshing and the only real mystery is how this man hasn't already got a major recording deal. Across various dance rhythms he creates a sublime mix of soul and mild reggae with even the odd touch of rap and ragga thrown in. The obvious reference point is Maxi Priest, with whom Mr Toppin shares a vocal sound too. For a privately recorded album the sound quality and overall production is staggeringly good and the 14 tracks provide a good hour of listening. Get hold of this album if you possibly can and help convince Ernie to step into the limelight he deserves. Maybe the Cross Rhythms journalistic nose can track him down and find out more about him. And maybe some terribly trendy person at Nelson Word will read this review and decide to beat us all to it.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Danny Mondragon @ 16:29 on Nov 4 2009

How do I purchase music by Pastor Ernie toppin

Posted by Donna Trinidad in Phoenix Arizona USA @ 20:17 on Jul 31 2009

Just a shout out on the artist Ernie Toppin. I recently shared his music with the Praise Music Teams at the Dream Center here in Phoenix and they were reallllly moved by his music. I am proud to say I am aquainted with this annointed and gifted man. I am happy to see the world is getting to see it too.

Posted by DDamon in CHINLE, AZ @ 20:30 on Jan 30 2008

How could I recieve or purchase this cassette or CD.

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