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Toots & the Maytals

Toots & the Maytals
Formed: 1966
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Genre: World
Group Members: Jackie Jackson, Hux Brown, Harold Butler, Paul Douglas, Raleigh Gordon, Winston Grennan, Carl Harvey, Toots Hibbert, Winston Wright, Nathaniel ...See All
Biography: While they never achieved the commercial success or cultural impact of the Wailers, Toots & the Maytals were nearly as important in the history of Jamaican music; like the Wailers, the Maytals thrived as ska gave way to rocksteady and then evolved into reggae, they boasted one of the island's finest ...Read full biography
Sensational Ska Explosion
Released: 1965
Label: Jamaican Gold
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Like so many of Jamaica's greatest groups, the Maytals launched their career at Studio One, and then like so many that found fame, the group then switched its allegiance, first making the studio rounds, ...Read full review
Hour Live 'Straight from the Yard' (Dedicated to Robert Nesta)
Released: 1982
Label: Genes Records
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One band that never forgot reggae's ska roots was Toots & the Maytals, whose music has maintained the robustness associated with ska recordings of the 1950s and early '60s. The sweetness found in some ...Read full review