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Toots & The Maytals – Ska Father


Producer: Toots, et al
Engineer: Mike BrownSylvan Morris
Mastering: Dale Ashley for Grace Note Productions
Reissue release date: 2018
Original release date: 1998
Recording locations: Tuff Gong Recording Studio, Reel Platinum, Grafton Studios, Grace Note Productions
Label: Burning Sounds Records
Catalog#: BSRCD932



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Burning Sounds Records has reissued this standout recording on CD. Toots & The Maytals’ ska-heavy 1999 album features my favorite Maytals tune, “Pressure Drop” (I was introduced to Toots by The Clash’s cover of it on Black Market). The late Frederick “Toots” Hibbert and the band set a wicked pace from their opening cover of The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me,” with inspired playing and singing throughout. This recording is a high-water mark in the Maytals’ discography. Note also that the CD includes three bonus songs that do not appear on the vinyl version.


  • Backing Vocals – Leba HibbertJerry MathiasRaliegh Gordon
  • Bass – Family Man BarrettJackie Jackson (3)Mikey Chung
  • Drums – Paul DouglasWinston Grenna
  • Guitar – Carl HarveyHux BrownRad Bryan
  • Horns – David MaddenDean FraserJohnny MooreNambo Robinson
  • Horns — Burning Brass: Pam Fleming, Jenny Hill & Nilda Richards (on “You Really Got Me”)
  • Keyboards – Harold ButlerRobbie LynWinston Wright
  • Percussion – CarrotSkully
  • Percussion, Backing Vocals – Toots

Track Listing

  • You Really Got Me
  • Broadway Jungle ’98
  • Pressure Drop
  • Bound to Win
  • Do You Believe
  • The Right And The Wrong Way
  • All Alone
  • Peter, James & John
  • God Bless You
  • Broadway Jungle (Dub Version)
  • The Right And The Wrong Way (Dub Version)
  • You Really Got Me (Dub Version)


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