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  • Vinyl (27 Mar. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Simply Vinyl
  • ASIN: B00004WOLL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,195,887 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 Sept. 2002
Format: Vinyl
This album explores the rougher edge of the band in classic tracks like the gripping Pomp and Pride and the hypnotic Louie Louie. There’s a joyous party atmosphere in the rousing choruses and the swaying beats. Daddy is a jazzy, bluesy song and doesn’t sound like reggae at all, while the title track is a tour de force of funky reggae. Toots vocalises a lot throughout, whith “la la’s” and “da da’s” to take the groove beyond words. Rough and rootsy, this album ranks among this legendary band’s finest moments.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Blues Man on 26 Oct. 2013
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On of the best albums from the band. The arrangements and instruments lend to a greet feeling. and those vocals shine through, like a shiny brass bell (if you don't mind the mixed metaphor)
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Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
You can't lose with Toots. This is a classic. Pressing nice and clean and sounds great. Couldn't ask for more.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
One of those rare, PERFECT albums 29 April 1999
By Michael C. Fox - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Only a handful of times in my life have I listened to an album for the first time and felt I already knew it by heart. I am in awe of this album. Knowing no way to give a just description of it, I will plug Toots himself.
In Nederland, CO, a small town in the mountains above Boulder, after the monstrous "Reggae on the Rocks" Festival, Toots, a 50+ year old man, played a gig to 200 people at 9,000ft for 4 hours without a break. He danced in the crowd. We danced on the stage. The management insisted on only one final song, so Toots broke into a rousing 20 minute version of 54-46. I went home an slept for 18 hours. The single (1) greatest musical experience of my life.
And it all began because I bought this album.
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Toots can "do the reggae" 13 Aug. 1999
By vabundis@hotmail.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
One night while I was an undergraduate at Middlebury College in Vermont, a few buddies and I were hangin out and my friend, Matt a.k.a. Society, puts on the live version of "54-46, that's my number" and in minutes the room erupted to the great sound of Toots Hibert himself. Since then, Midd has never been the same. Toots Hibert, the man who founded the word "reggae" back in the late 1960s on his track "Do The Reggae" brings his musical genius to a pinnacle on "Funky Kingston." Hits, such as Pomp and Pride, Pressure Drop, Sweet and Dandy, Country Roads, Monkey Man, and Reggae Got Soul certainly portray the coolness of the Maytals. For anyone interested in Reggae and Ska, Toots should be the first artist in your CD collection. Having seen Toots live in NYC and Burlington, I can honestly say that his concerts are the best shows I've ever seen. Over 50 years old, Toots still knows how to jam like a youngster. All reggae fans, for the complete Toots recordings pick up Time Tough-the Anthology--one word-Awesome.
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Fantastic! 14 Mar. 2013
By marshie - Published on Amazon.com
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Like a ray of sunshine to your ears, this album is so happy. Wonderful upbeat melodies. My 13 month old son loves to "dance" to this album. Believe me, you will find yourself singing every word and shaking your hips to this music!!
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It doesn't get any better 29 Feb. 2008
By M. G. V. Bogle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I know this album by heart. It is certainly the best reggae recording that I've ever heard. The spirit of Toots shines through, and the combination of funk and West Indian understated rhythm is irresistible. My favourite dancing record.
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Wonderful Sound 5 Feb. 2011
By Halee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I absolutely LOVE this album. Every song is full of such great beats, it really makes me want to dance every single time I hear it. If you're looking for some good party tunes, this is definitely it!
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