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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
Hour Live 'Straight from the Yard' (Dedicated to Robert Nesta)
Released: 1982
Label: Genes Records
Critics' Rating:
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
In the Dark
Released: 1976
Label: Trojan
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In the Dark is a ska/reggae classic that captures the Maytals in their prime, brimming with energy. In the group's music, the positive vibrations of reggae and the deep soul of singer Frederick "Toots" ...Read full review
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