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Pressure Drop: the Best of Toots & the Maytals
Pressure Drop: the Best of Toots & the Maytals
Offered by Japan-Select
Price: £36.82

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A piece of history, 10 Feb. 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!

Live At The Marquee
Live At The Marquee
Offered by pokerbooks
Price: £17.50

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Album, 10 Feb. 2001
This review is from: Live At The Marquee (Audio CD)
I just want to underline what Mark says about this fantastic album. Live offerings are usually a bit of a let-down for obsessive fans only, but this is the opposite. Nine Below Zero are a live band and this captures them at their best. I too have an old tape of this and am just upgrading my collection. By the way THIS is R'n'B, not sad tuneless over-produced pop that seems to get called R'n'B on the radio just now. Buy this.

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