~I’m not going to die. If I’m going to die, it won’t be now. So, I’m not going to limit myself. I will keep on going while I have the strength. ~
A quote from the Legendary Cultural Icon Toots Hibbert. Born on December 7, 1943 and died on September 11,2020 was a veteran who took reggae music to diverse parts of the earth. Four of his albums that will be featured in today’s article are as follow:
- Got To Be Tough
This album was produced by reggae band Toots and the Maytals, which was released through Trojan Jamaica/ BMG on August 28,2020. Got To Be Tough is the first studio release from Toots and the Maytals in over a decade. It has 10 tracks which include: Drop Off Head, Just Brutal, Got To Be Tough, Freedom Train and much more.
- Funky Kingston
Funky Kingston is the name of two albums by the reggae band. The first was released in Jamaica and the United Kingdom in 1972 on Dragon Records, while the second album was issued in the United States in 1975 on Mango Records. They both contain 8 tracks which include: Sit Right Down, Pomp and Pride, Louie Louie, Daddy’s Home and much more.
- True Love
True Love was released on April 6,2004 and is a 17 track album with various featured guests. The tracks include: Pressure Drop ft Eric Clapton, Money Man ft No Doubt, Take a trip ft Bunny Wailer and “54-46 Was My Number” ft Jeff Beck.
- Toots in Memphis
Toots in Memphis was released n September 12, 1988 by Mango Records. It is a 10 track album like Got To Be Tough. The tracks include: See It My Way, It’s A Shame, Love The Rain and Love Attack.
Toots Hibbert has contributed significantly to Reggae’s vitality over several decades, both locally and internationally. The Reggae Industry has lost a legend, but his contributions have left an indelible mark. May His Soul Rest In Peace.