Carnivalism Fridays No. 89 – Toots & The Maytals – Funky Kingston

Sunny days in January is rarer than rocking horse poo, so lets have a bit of Jamaican warmth courtesy of the Maytals.

Toots and the Maytals, originally called simply The Maytals, are considered legends of ska and reggae music. Their sound is a unique, original combination of gospel, ska, soul, reggae and rock. Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, the leader of the group, was born in May Pen in the Parish of Clarendon, Jamaica. He was the youngest of seven children. He grew up singing gospel music in a church choir, but moved to Kingston in 1961 at the tender age of sixteen.

Excerpt from their official website

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