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|Toots & Maytals|
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
This son of a Zion revival preacher mother was the first to prove that reggae's got soul; he may have even given the music its name. This latest offering in a long, illustrious career showcases Hibbert at his finest, ridin... more »
This son of a Zion revival preacher mother was the first to prove that reggae's got soul; he may have even given the music its name. This latest offering in a long, illustrious career showcases Hibbert at his finest, riding the current ska craze like a mythic super-surfer coasting a tsunami wave. The 9-tune 3-dub version set launches promisingly with a rousing "skamatic" cover of the Kinks' "Really Got Me." The promise is kept throughout, but it's especially fun to hear Toots transform classics, like '70's ska anthem "Pressure Ska," into modernist pop party fodder. --Elena Oumano
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James Garino | Connecticut | 03/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Toots' commonplace vocal gynastics once again provide the proof, for those who are listening, that he is a soul singer on par with the legends of Marvin and Otis. By the time Hibbert recycles Pressure Drop,(arguably the greatest Reggae song of all time)
it is clear that this record is going in the right direction. The fact is that Toots has not lost a lick. I cannot name another male singer who has maintained a voice with the range and stylistic trick bag of the Ska Father well into their forties much less sixties.
Perhaps that most uplifting musical message of the nineties as well. Wise, simple and soulful as hell."