lunes, 20 de enero de 2014

Toots & The Maytals

Historia

Toots and the Maytals, originalmente llamados The Maytals, es un influyente grupo jamaicano de música ska y reggae.
Su líder, Frederick "Toots" Hibbert, nació en May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica en 1945. Creció cantando música gospel en el coro de una iglesia, pero se trasladó a Kingston en 1961, donde conoció a Henry "Raleigh" Gordon y a Nathaniel "Jerry" McCarthy. Juntos formaron el trío vocal The Maytals. En 1962-63 grabaron el álbum "Never Grow Old - presenting the Maytals", con el productor Clement Coxsone Dodd en el Studio One, y con una base instrumental de The Skatalites.
Grabaron también con Prince Buster, pero su segundo álbum fue producido por Byron Lee en 1965.
Su carrera musical se interrumpió cuando Hibbert fue encarcelado entre 1966 y 1967 por posesión de drogas.
A la salida de Hibbert de la cárcel, el grupo volvió a unirse ya con el nombre oficial de "Toots & The Maytals" y empezarón a trabajar con el productor chino-jamaicano Leslie Kong. Estos años dieron lugar a éxitos como "54-46 that's my number" (en referencia a la temporada que pasó Toots en la cárcel), "Do the reggay" (1968, canción que acuñó por primera vez la palabra Reggae), "Pressure Drop" o su primer éxito internacional "Monkey Man". En 1972 ganaron su tercer festival en Jamaica, con su popular canción "Pomp & Pride". Ese mismo año participaron en la película "The harder they come", protagonizada por Jimmy Cliff, y que fuera de gran importancia para la difusión mundial del reggae. Dos de sus temas, "Sweet and Dandy" y "Pressure Drop", integraron el soundtrack de la película. Además sus temas tuvieron gran protagonismo en la película sobre skinheads "This is England" del director Shane Meadows.
Tras la muerte de Leslie kong en 1971, el grupo continuó grabando con el ex-ingeniero de sonido de Kong, Warwick Lyn; el grupo realizó tres discos best-selling producidos por Lyn y Chris Blackwell de Island Records, y gozaron de hits internacionales con "Funky Kingston" en 1973 y "Reggae Got Soul" en 1975.
En el periodo 1978-80 Toots and the Maytals tuvieron un segundo aire durante el resurgimiento reggae-punk y "Ska" en Inglaterra, conocido como 2 Tone. The Specials, representativa banda inglesa de este género, incluyó una versión de "Monkey Man" en su álbum debut. También The Clash realizó una versión de "Pressure Drop". En España también fueron versionados por la primera banda de ska de este país, Kortatu; con su tema "Sarri Sarri" (el nombre real de esta canción es "Chatty Chatty'')
Tras una nueva parada en los 80, en los años 90 Toots & The Maytals vuelven a la carga y actualmente siguen dando conciertos por todo el mundo.
Algunas bandas de los noventas como Sublime y 311 en Estados Unidos o Los Pericos en Argentina han incluido sus versiones de éxitos de "Toots & the Maytals" en sus propios álbumes.
Su último trabajo "True Love" (2004) obtuvo el Grammy por el mejor álbum de reggae del 2004. En él cuentan con las colaboraciones de Eric Clapton, No Doubt, Shaggy o Ben Harper que hacen un repaso a sus temas más famosos como "Sweet and Dandy", "Bam Bam", "Reggae Got Soul" o "Pressure Drop".


Discografía

Faltan los discos "Light Your Light" (2007) y "Stinga 1" (2009).


01- Never Grow Old (1963)


1. I'll Never Grow Old
2. Sweet Sweet Jenny
3. Are You Mine
4. Matthew Mark
5. My Destination
6. True Love
7. Just Got To Be Me
8. Treat Me Bad
9. Hallelujah
10. Don't Let
11. War'ne More


02- Life Could Be a Dream (1964)

1. Get Ready
2. Heaven Declare
3. He'll Provide
4. A.B.C.
5. Give Him Another Chance
6. Sitting On Top Of The World
7. A Man Who Knows
8. Fever
9. Life Could Be A Dream
10. Give Me Your Love
11. You're Treating Me Bad
12. I'm Still In Love
13. Love Devine
14. Hello Honey


03- The Sensational Maytals (1965)

01.: It´s you
02.: Daddy
03.: never you change
04.: If you act this way
05.: It´s no useAñadir imagen
06.: you make me feel the way I do
07.: What´s in your mind
08.: My new name
09.: Fever
10.: She will never let me down
11.: I know
12.: tell me the reason


04- Sweet and Dandy (1969)

01.: Monkey Man
02.: Pressure drop
03.: I shall be free
04.: Bla bla bla
05.: Just tell me
06.: We shall overcome
07.: Sweet and Dandy
08.: Scare him
09.: Aldina
10.: We shall overcome
11.: 54-56 that´s my number
12.: Oh yeah
13.: night and day
14.: You are a traitor


05- Monkey Man (1970)

01- Peeping Tom
02- Revival Reggae
03- Give Peace A Chance
04- Gold And Silver
05- The Preacher
06- Bla Bla Bla
07- African Doctor
08- Monkey Man
09- Sun, Moon And Star
10 Pressure Drop
11- She's My Scorcher
12- I Shall Be Free


06- From The Roots (1970)

1. Pee Pee Cluck Cluck
2. Loving Spirit
3. Dr. Lester (African Doctor)
4. Gold And Silver
5. Koo Koo
6. Revival Reggae
7. Thy Kingdom Come
8. One Eyed Enos
9. A Time To Love
10. 9 O' Clock
11. Know Me Good
12. Got To Feel
13. Feel So Good
14. Give Peace A Chance
15. Israel
16. You Troubles Are Over
17. Doctor Lester (aka African Doctor) (alt.take)
18. Know Me Good (alt.take)
19. Feel So Good (alt.take)
20. I Alone
21. One Eye Enos (1971 version)
22. Funky Funky


07- The Maytals Greatest Hits (1971)

1. Walk With Love
2. Teacher Teacher
3. Peeping Tom
4. One Eye Enos
5. I Feel Alright
6. 54-46 Was My Number
7. Monkey Girl
8. Gonna Need Somebody
9. I Alone
10. Got To Feel It


08- Slatyam Stoot (1972)

1. Louie Louie
2. Pomps And Pride
3. Daddy
4. If You Act This Way
5. Pressure Drop
6. Redemption Song
7. Come Reggae
8. The Same thing
9. Collie Baby
10. It Was Written Down


09- Funky Kingston (1973)

1. Sit Right Down
2. Pomp and Pride
3. Louie Louie (extended)
4. I Can't Believe
5. Redemption Song
6. Daddy (2nd version)
7. Funky Kingston
8. It Was Written Down


10- Original The Golden Oldies Vol. 3 (1973)

1. Dog War
2. Pain In My Belly
3. Treating Me bad
4. You Lied
5. Judgement Day
6. Domino
7. Little Flea
8. He Is Real
9. Light Of The World
10. Good Idea
11. Good Bye Jane
12. You Got Me Spinning


11- In The Dark (1974)

1. Got To Be There
2. In The Dark
3. Having A Party
4. Time Tough
5. I See You
6. Take A Look In The Mirror
7. Take Me Home Country Roads
8. Fever
9. Love Gonna Walk Out On Me
10. Revolution
11. 54-46 (Was My Number)
12. Sailing On


12- Roots Reggae (1974)

1. Country Road
2. Time Tough
3. Fever
4. Revolution
5. I Can't Believe
6. In The Dark
7. I See You
8. Love Gonna Walk Out On Me
9. Sailing On
10. Take A Look In The Mirror


13- Reggae Got Soul (1976)

1. Rasta Man
2. Premature
3. So Bad
4. Six And Seven Books
5. I Shall Sing
6. Reggae Got Soul
7. Everybody Needs Lovin'
8. Living In the Ghetto
9. True Love Is Hard To Find
10. Never You Change


14- Pass The Pipe (1978)

1. Famine
2. Inside, Outside
3. Feel Free
4. Get Up, Stand Up
5. No Difference Here
6. Rhythm Down Low
7. My Love Is So Strong
8. Take It From Me (No Money, No Love)


15- Just Like That (1980)

1. Let's Get It Together
2. Chatty Chatty
3. Gee Whiz
4. Just Like That
5. Turn It Over
6. Dilly Dally
7. Gone With The Wind
8. Turn It Up
9. Israel Children
10. Journeyman


16- Knock Out! (1981)

1. Careless Ethiopians
2. Never Get Weary
3. Revival Time
4. Spend The Weekend
5. Two Time
6. Beautiful Woman
7. I Know We Can Make It
8. Missing You
9. Will You Be Kind


17- Reggae Greats (1984)

1. 54-46 Was My Number
2. Reggae Got Soul
3. Monkey Man
4. Just Like that
5. Funky Kingston
6. Sweet & Dandy
7. Take Me Home Country Roads
8. Time Tough
9. Spiritual Healing
10. Pressure Drop
11. Peace, Perfect Peace
12. Bam Bam


18- Do The Reggae (1966-70) (1988)

1. Bam Bam
2. 54-46 That's My Number
3. Struggle
4. Reborn
5. Just Tell Me
6. Do the Reggay
7. School Days
8. Bim Today
9. Hold On
10. Don't Trouble Trouble
11. Alidina
12. Sweet & Dandy
13. Oh Yeah
14. Water Melon
15. Johnny Cool Man
16. Night and Day


19- Bla Bla Bla (1993)

1. Scare Him
2. Bla Bla Bla
3. One Eye Enos
4. We Shall Overcome
5. Just Tell Me
6. Alidina
7. I Shall Be Free
8. Pressure Drop
9. Oh Yeah
10. Monkey Girl
11. Hold On
12. I Need Your Love
13. Monkey Man
14. Sweet & Dandy
15. Reborn
16. 54-46 That's My Number
17. Bam Bam
18. Bla Bla Bla (2nd Version)
19. Alidina (2nd Version)


20- Sensational Ska Explosion (1995)

1. It's You
2. Daddy
3. Never You Change
4. If You Act This Way
5. It's No use
6. You Make Me Feel The Way I Do
7. What's On your Mind
8. My New Name
9. Fever
10. She Will never Let Me Down
11. I Know
12. Tell Me The Reason
13. Never You Change (Take 1)
14. Never You Change (Take 2)
15. Never You Change (Take 3)
16. Daddy
17. It's You (Take 1)
18. It's You (Take 2)
19. What's On Your Mind (Take 1)
20. What's On Your Mind (Take 2)


21- Time Tough - The Anthology (1996)

CD 1

1. Six And Seven Books of Moses
2. Broadway Jungle
3. It's You
4. Never You Change
5. John James
6. 54-46 Was My Number
7. Do The Reggay
8. Desmond Dekker Came First
9. Sweet & Dandy
10. Monkey Man
11. Peeping Tom
12. One Eyed Enos
13. She's My scorcher
14. Pressure Drop
15. Pomps And Pride
16. Funky Kingston
17. Take Me Home Country Roads
18. Time Tough
19. In The Dark
20. Reggae Got Soul
21. Rasta Man
22. Living In The Ghetto
23. Hallelujah(Live)

CD 2

1. Get Up, Stand Up
2. My Love Is So Strong
3. Chatty Chatty
4. Gee Whiz
5. Just Like That
6. Careless Ethiopians
7. Never Get Weary
8. Spend The Weekend
9. Beautiful Woman
10. Bam Bam
11. Spiritual Healing
12. B For Butter
13. Peace, Perfect Peace
14. You Know
15. (I've Got) Dreams To Remember
16. Precious, Precious
17. Hard To Handle
18. Freedom Train


22- That's My Number (1998)

01. Bam Bam
02. Bla Bla Bla
03. One Eyed Enos
04. We Shall Overcome
05. Just Tell Me
06. Alidina
07. I Shall Be Free
08. Pressure Drop
09. Oh Yeah
10. Monkey Girl
11. Hold On 


23- Ska Father (1998)

1. You Really Got Me
2. Broadway Jungle '98
3. Pressure Drop
4. Bound To Win
5. Do You Believe
6. Right And The Wrong Way
7. All Alone
8. Peter, James & John
9. God Bless You
10. Broadway Jungle (Dub Version)
11. Right And The Wrong Way (Dub Version)
12. You Really Got Me (Dub Version)


24- World Is Turning (2003)

1. Border Line
2. The World Is Turning
3. Feel Free
4. Hit Meck
5. Spend The night
6. Blame On Me
7. Mini Conversation
8. Our Father
9. Love Is The Best
10. Jungle
11. Livity
12. Half Way Tree
13. Who Nuh Know
14. More And More
15. Honestly


25- True Love (2004)

1. Still Is Still Moving To Me (with Willie Nelson)
2. True Love Is Hard To Find (with Bonnie Raitt)
3. Pressure Drop (with Eric Clapton)
4. Time Tuff (with Ryan Adams)
5. Bam Bam (with Shaggy and Rahzel)
6. 5446 (with Jeff Beck)
7. Monkey Man (with No Doubt)
8. Sweet And Dandy (with Trey Anastasio)
9. Funky Kingston (with Bootsy Collins and The Roots)
10. Reggae Got Soul (with Ken Boothe and Marcia Griffiths)
11. Never Grow Old (with Terry Hall, U-Roy and the Skatalites)
12. Take A Trip (with Bunny Wailer)
13. Love Gonna Walk Out On Me (with Ben Harper)
14. Careless Ethiopians (with Keith Richards)
15. Blame On Me (with Rachel Yamagata)
16. Merry Blues (with Manu Chao)
17. Reggae Got Soul (with Gentleman)


28- Flip and Twist (2010)

01- Almighty Way
02- Perfect Lover
03- Hope That We Can Be Together Soon
04- Rimi Nyah
05- Higher Ground
06- Eye For An Eye
07- Jungle
08- Fool For You
09- Bye Bye
10- What Kind Of Woman
11- There Is A Reason
12- Reconcile
13- Good Woman
14- Maybe Yow
15- Got To Feel It

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