09/18/2018

Toots Hibbert Died last week on 9/11/2020

This Friday Night Music is dedicated to Toots Hibbert. I was introduced to Toots & The Maytals by my brother. He was visiting and brought True Love with him. It is still one of the best albums I’ve ever heard. It has something for everyone. The width and depth of talent playing with him really is a testament to how great he was. If you don’t have it, get it.

Hibbert was instrumental in not only bringing reggae to the world, but crafting its sound and — by his own account — coining its name on his 1968 song “Do the Reggay.”

To form this new style, Hibbert infused reggae precursors like rocksteady and ska with elements of traditional Jamaican mento, as well as gospel, soul, R&B, and rock & roll. He could start a party as easily as he could deliver spiritual musings and social-justice rallying cries, all in a voice that recalled the likes of Otis Redding and Ray Charles but was always distinctly “Toots.”

Learn more about Toots’ life and six decade career.

Ronnie Wood and Toots Hibbert 54-46 Was My Number jam

2020-09-18T18:09:30-04:00Categories: Acoustic, Ronnie Wood, Toots & The Maytals|Tags: , |

Ronnie Wood and Toots Hibbert '54-46 Was My Number' jam Ronnie Wood and Toots Hibbert begin their interview by jamming a version of '54-46 Was My Number', before discussing Amy Winehouse, and the inspiration behind Toots & The Maytals' hit, 'Monkey Man'. This clip is taken from The Ronnie Wood Show, an award-winning TV series first broadcast on Sky Arts. Every episode features top artists joining Ronnie for impromptu jamming, lively chat and reminiscing about the wild days of rock'n'roll. [...]

Toots and The Maytals Pomp and Pride

2020-09-18T18:44:14-04:00Categories: Glastonbury, Toots & The Maytals|Tags: , |

Toots & The Maytals Pomp and Pride Live at Glastonbury Pomp and Pride Lyrics Everybody just Cryin out (cry out) Calm down (calm down) Have your pomps and pride Calm down (calm down) Calm down (calm down) Have your pomps and pride Everybody just Cryin out (cry out) Calm down (calm down) Have your pomps and pride Is it an opulin, Iceland, calm down Have your pomps and pride For today, today, today is a happy day For tonight tonight, [...]

Toots & The Maytals and Willie Nelson Still is Still Moving to Me

2020-09-18T15:49:48-04:00Categories: Acoustic, Toots & The Maytals, Willie Nelson|Tags: , |

Toots & The Maytals and Willie Nelson Still is Still Moving to Me Still Is Still Moving To Me (Live (2004/Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles)) Still is Still Moving to Me Lyrics Still is still moving to me And I swim like a fish in the sea all the time But if that's what it takes to be free I don't mind Still is still moving to me Still is still moving to me And it's hard to explain how I [...]