So check this out, Toots Hibbert, pioneer of Jamaican music and a man with a voice on a par with Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye, puts his own unique spin on some of the finest ballads ever to emerge from McElmore Avenue.
Toots brings not just his deep roots in gospel, reggae and ska, but also tinges of funk to the proceedings, accompanied by a blue chip roster of backing musicians including Andrew Love of the Memphis Horns. The material, recorded at "Ardent Studio C, Memphis Tenessee" (the original Stax studios are alas no more), covers a gamut of hits from artists such as Otis Redding, Eddie Floyd, Al Green, Ann Peebles and even one of Toots's own: See It My Way.
The CD, which was nominated for a Grammy, comes beautifully packaged in a luxuriously thick miniature LP slipcase with 'Limited Edition' embossed in gold on the back.
A must for Toots fans and even open-minded lovers of the soul originals.