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Toots in Memphis (Spkg)
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, R&B
Hibbert is widely revered as a reggae pioneer, but he's also a Caribbean cousin of Otis Redding and Al Green, which he proves on this collection of '60s and '70s soul covers. Sly and Robbie anchor the rhythm section of a c... more »
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Hibbert is widely revered as a reggae pioneer, but he's also a Caribbean cousin of Otis Redding and Al Green, which he proves on this collection of '60s and '70s soul covers. Sly and Robbie anchor the rhythm section of a crack band that also includes guitarist Teenie Hodges and Andrew Love of the Memphis Horns. Together with Hibbert, they reinvent Redding's "I've Got Dreams to Remember," Green's "Love and Happiness," and eight other classics (among them "Hard to Handle," "It's a Shame," and "Freedom Train.") The result isn't pure reggae or unadulterated soul, but a hybrid as appealing as both at their best.--Keith Moerer
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Toots gives new life to soul classics
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Toots Hibbert (no, Amazon reviewer, his last name isn't Maytal) takes these old soul standards and reworks them into something fresh and exciting. Toots shows why he is one of the greatest soul singers, ever. "Love the Rain" (really "I can't stand the rain"--the Annie Peebles hit)alone is worth the price of this cd, but there's so much more--check it out."
Truly inspired rock steady soul
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sly and Robbie supply the rock steady rhythm and folks like Teenie Hodges, Eddie Hinton and the Memphis Horns add the local color to this wonderful collection. Toots Hibbert sings like a showstopper from the US chitlin circuit on wonderful reinventions of southern soul classics. His Hard To Handle leaves the Black Crowes gasping in its wake. Love and Happiness is stunning. Everything clicks. A truly inspired project!"