Toots And The Maytals ‎– Unplugged On Strawberry Hill - 2012 Reggae - Black Vinyl - Sealed 180 Grm LP + 4 Page Insert

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Toots & The Maytals ‎– Unplugged On Strawberry Hill

Music On Vinyl ‎– MOVLP1683
Vinyl, LP,  Reissue

Includes 4 Page Insert
180 gram audiophile vinyl
28 Apr 2017
Roots Reggae


A1 Time Tough 3:46
A2 Bam Bam 3:34
A3 Pressure Drop 2:11
A4 True Love is Hard To Find 3:22
A5 Celia 2:18
A6 Reggae Got Soul 3:29


B1 Monkey Man 2:53
B2 Funky Kingston 4:12
B3 Sweet and Dandy 2:42
B4 I'll Never Grow Old 3:11
B5 Do the Reggae 3:01
B6 54-46 2:24




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Barcode: 8719262001404

( BBC) "

Frederick "Toots" Hibbert is one of the great voices in popular music. His voice has remained timeless since he split from the golden harmonies of "Jerry" Matthias and "Raleigh" Gordon of the Maytals – even if the digital production of his later work has dated. But this acoustic revisit to his vintage hits is such an inspired idea that it’s a wonder no one thought of it before.

Recorded on Island patron Chris Blackwell's colonial ex-plantation property Strawberry Hill, Unplugged marries the unique instrument that is Toots' pipes with his own guitar plus percussion, bass and his daughter’s backing vocals. This being a scuffs-and-all live jam, Toots hangs loose with the lyrics, going off into revival-style exhortations and adlibs.

The mood is playful: Toots counts “one, two, nine, 10,” before the uplifting but foreboding Pressure Drop, and remarks that “This song is easy to play – not so easy to sing, though” of the mighty Monkey Man.

Even more recent material, like True Love Is Hard to Find (the title piece from 2004’s Grammy winning duet project), has a simple grit the studio cuts lack.

Also present are historic milestones: 1966 Jamaican Festival Song contest winner Bam Bam, and Do the Reggay (thought to be the debut use of the word on record – although Larry Marshall and Clancy Eccles have claims to the first tune in the style)."

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Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Music On Vinyl
Color Black