Showing posts with label toots. Show all posts
Showing posts with label toots. Show all posts

Saturday, September 12, 2020

RIP Toots Hibert


We have lost many veteran musicians to COVID... Fuck COVID. Toots career started in the mid 60s and it took COVID to stop him. Toots coined the term reggae and has an amazing body of work that will stand the test of time. I'll let his music speak for itself.

1962 Club Sombrero

1975 Live

1980's Live

1990's Live

2010 Live

Toots And The Maytals Birth Of Reegae Perspective


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Get Well Toots - Got To Be Tough


One of the good guys is having a hard time. I hope for a speedy recovery, 



Saturday, June 6, 2020

Toots Hibbert & The Birth of Reggae | Real Stories

I thank the Earth for Toots.
This is the never-before-told story of one of the most influential artists ever to come out of Jamaica, Toots Hibbert. It features intimate new performances and interviews with Toots, rare archive from throughout his career, and interviews with contemporaries and well-known admirers including Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Cliff, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Marcia Griffiths and Paolo Nutini. From his beginnings as a singer in a Jamaican church to the universally praised, Grammy award winning artist of today, this film tells the story of one of the true greats of music. With his group, The Maytals, Toots launched a unique, joyous sound whose appeal is universal and timeless, spanning generations and continents. Toots named the reggae genre – his 1968 song ‘Do The Reggay’ was the very first to use the word – and his music has across six decades defined, popularised and refined that genre, combining in his own inimitable style gospel, ska, soul, rock and American R’n’B. Island records founder Chris Blackwell states: “The Maytals were unlike anything else at the time. They were sensational, raw and dynamic”. After years of success in his own country re-releasing Jamaican hits such as Pressure Drop, Sweet and Dandy, Do The Reggae, Monkey Man and Barn Barn, Toots and the Maytals released Funky Kingston, True Love Is Hard To Find and Reggae Got Soul to the world. Toots’ influence can be heard throughout the history of how ska became rock-steady and rocksteady became reggae.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Toots Pressure Drop



"Pressure Drop" refers to the barometric pressure. ... In an interview in 2016, songwriter Frederick "Toots" Hibbert said that "Pressure Drop" was a song about karmic justice. It's a song about revenge, but in the form of karma: If you do bad things to innocent people, then bad things will happen to you.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Toots And The Maytals

 Toots Hibbert was the one to coin the term reggae. The greatest voice and soul in reggae.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Willie Doing Island Music Mon

Fall is coming on pretty quick here in the south. It is getting cooler but I'm getting ready for on overdue trip to a small Island in the Bahamas. These tracks will definitely be on my vacation playlists.

Willie and Toots I'm A Worried Man


Jimmy Cliff's The Harder They Come by Willie

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Toots And Willie

I wonder what Toots and Willie could have in common? Like to be on the bus that day.

I'm a worried man featuring Toots.
Still Is Still Moving To Me is my favorite Willie song. They recorded this for Toots all star album True Love which is superbly recorded and features fellow musicians and fans. Toots chose to do one of Willie's songs instead of one of his own. It was a superb choice. The album version is really great but this live clip is cool just to see them on stage together.


True Love studio version.