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Toots & The Maytals

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Atlantic Label Releases Hot on Jamaica Ska Disks

Report by uncredited writer, Billboard, 23 May 1964

NEW YORK — Atlantic Records will soon release several dozen Jamaica Ska disks. ...

Jimmy Cliff and other artists: The Harder They Come Original Soundtrack Recording (Island ILPS 9202)

Review by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 9 September 1972

THIS IS the full soundtrack of the film of the same name. Needless to say, with the present move towards "gentrifying" reggae music it's bound ...

Reggae: Black Gold of Jamaica

Report by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 30 September 1972

Reggae – in its more commercial form – has won the battle for mass acceptance, and has gone on to influence rock and soul musicians ...

Toots & The Maytals: Funky Kingston (Dragon)

Review by Penny Reel, International Times, 28 June 1973

Jamaican Rock'n'roll ...

The Maytals: From The Roots (Trojan)

Review by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 8 September 1973

IF EVER a group deserved recognition beyond the realms of its chosen music form, then it's the Maytals. ...

The Maytals: From The Roots (Trojan)/I ROY: Presenting... (Trojan)

Review by Charlie Gillett, Let It Rock, November 1973

THIS STUFF IS even harder to understand than Jethro Tull's Passion Play, but nobody's going to stop singing because some dumb reviewer can't work it ...

Roger McGuinn, Roy Harper, Julie Felix, Toots & the Maytals et al: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 7 September 1974

Peace and paranoia: The Metropolitan Police Force's Gala Weekend Outing at Hyde Park ...

Toots and the Maytals: In The Dark

Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, 14 September 1974

This, Toots, was made for dork-ing ...

Fundamental reggae... that's Toots and the Maytals

Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, Record Mirror, 14 December 1974

"THE REAL meaning of reggae is that the roots come from the heart — if you don't have love you can't play reggae." Thus spake ...

Why Reggae Won't Be the Next Big Thing

Essay by Wayne Robins, The Village Voice, 16 December 1974

FOR A WHILE it appeared that reggae was Pop Salvation. This was determined by a small number of white music taste makers who'd seen Jimmy ...

Toots' Soulful Reggae — Direct from Jamaica

Profile by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 October 1975

THE FIRST American album by Toots and the Maytals, Funky Kingston (Island 9330) introduces Jamaica's most soulful reggae to this country virtually as well as ...

The Who, Toots & The Maytals: Summit Hockey Arena, Houston TX

Live Review by John Swenson, Sounds, 29 November 1975

THE WHO began the American portion of their world tour in characteristic fashion – opening up Houston's Summit Hockey arena to rock 'n' roll. ...

Toots and Maytals: Caribbean Vikings

Retrospective by Penny Reel, Let It Rock, December 1975

IT IS TWO YEARS since those behind the Maytals previously attempted to promote the group to a rock audience. ...

Jimmy Cliff: Follow My Mind (Island)/Toots And The Maytals: Funky Kingston (Island)

Review by John Morthland, Creem, January 1976

SINCE HE ELECTRIFIED audiences In The Harder They Come, Jimmy Cliff has been his own worst enemy. His songs in that film bristled with passion, ...

Toots & The Maytals: Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, Texas

Live Review by Joe Nick Patoski, Phonograph Record, January 1976

DESPITE THIS city's reputation as a comfy little haven for country and progressive-country backwoods folksiness, its music audiences — at least in relation to the ...

The Who, Toots and the Maytals: The Summit, Houston TX

Live Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 1 January 1976

The Who: Losing the Spark after a G-G-Generation? ...

Toots Hibbert: The Man Who Would Be God

Profile and Interview by Penny Reel, New Musical Express, 21 February 1976

Rasta revelations courtesy of FREDERICK "TOOTS" HIBBERT of Toots and The Maytals, who'd rather incarnate here and now than talk about old times with PENNY ...

Toots & the Maytals: Toots Got Soul

Profile and Interview by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 6 March 1976

FIRST BOB Marley and the Wailers. Then, Toots and the Maytals. ...

Toots & the Maytals: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 27 March 1976

GOD, I JUST can't take it any more! Where is all this incredible music coming from? It's getting more than flesh and blood can stand, ...

Toots And The Maytals: Reggae Got Soul (Island)***

Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 3 April 1976

SAD TO say, there's no track on this album that measures up to the quality of the classic tracks on Toots' last two 'rock-oriented' albums, ...

Reggae from Home and Abroad

Review by Jim Green, Trouser Press, September 1980

Linton Kwesi Johnson: Bass Culture (Mango); Blackbeard: I Wah Dub (UK, More Cut); Matumbi: Point of View (EMI America); Sugar Minott: Black Roots (Mango); Toots ...

Toots And The Maytals: Hammersmith Palais, London

Live Review by Penny Reel, New Musical Express, 11 October 1980

Toots Comes Home To Roots ...

Toots and the Maytals

Interview by Julie Panebianco, Boston Rock, 20 May 1982

HE SEEMS overwhelmingly tired, huddled in the corner of the dressing room smoking a chillum. He is dressed like a champ: satin boxing shorts and ...

Joe Boyd: "Our own little Motown"

Interview by Mark Cooper, Q, June 1987

In the late '60s, Joe Boyd helped create a peculiarly English form of folk-psychedelia, producing albums for Fairport Convention, The Incredible String Band and Nick ...

Toots & The Maytals: Toots In Memphis

Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 23 January 1989

REGGAE GOT SOUL was the title of a 1976 Toots & the Maytals album, and Frederick (Toots) Hibbert decided to re-emphasize the connection when he ...

Shot! Reggae Cinema

Guide by Kieron Tyler, Q Classic, 2015

Author's note, 2020: The Harder They Come, conspicuous by its absence from this list, was not included, since it was the subject of a feature ...


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