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A piece of history
on 10 February 2001
Toots Hibbert and his band ruled Reggae's classic era back in the late 1960's & early 1970's and inspired a whole spectrum of reggae and ska bands. 'Pressure Drop' was covered by The Clash in their rise to punk stardom, and 'Monkey Man' played by many a would-be Two-Tone/Ska revivalist band.
This is one of the best of many Toots and The Maytals compilations on offer. Their catchy, uplifting tunes are well documented here, and with the addition of 10 bonus tracks this has to be a 'must-buy' for anyone who likes Jamaican music, or anyone who likes to get up and dance!
From the opening track, their biggest hit '54-46 Was My Number' (about Toots' time in prison) through 23 more spine-tingling, hard-to-get-out-of-your-head classics, emotions from hearbreak, poverty, to love and romance, with a dash of politics, are given the Toots treatment and jammed into one excellent CD. May they continue to inspire and entertain!