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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Toots Hibbert is one of reggae music's pioneers, a man who was on the scene during the ska years and participated in that music's transformation into rocksteady and the eventual midwifery of the slower, smokier reggae rhythms that emerged around the turn of the 1970s. So it should come as no surprise that his sound has always drawn as deeply on American soul, R&B, and disco as on the mento and Caribbean sounds that were blended with R&B in Jamaica to create what would eventually come to be called reggae. And while those who consider themselves reggae purists might be discomfited by Hibbert's exploration of gospel, hip-hop, and modern R&B on his latest album, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Toots Hibbert is one of reggae music's pioneers, a man who was on the scene during the ska years and participated in that music's transformation into rocksteady and the eventual midwifery of the slower, smokier reggae rhythms that emerged around the turn of the 1970s. So it should come as no surprise that his sound has always drawn as deeply on American soul, R&B, and disco as on the mento and Caribbean sounds that were blended with R&B in Jamaica to create what would eventually come to be called reggae. And while those who consider themselves reggae purists might be discomfited by Hibbert's exploration of gospel, hip-hop, and modern R&B on his latest album, they should bear in mind that this kind of fusion is strictly in keeping with reggae's truest roots. Of course, none of that matters if the songs aren't catchy, but Hibbert's greatest talent has always been for the hook, and that talent doesn't seem to have diminished over the four-plus decades of his career, nor has his gravelly, soulful voice weakened noticeably. Flip and Twist features brilliantly gospel-inflected soul tunes "Perfect Lover", swinging rockers reggae with a Gamble & Huff feel "Hope That We Can Be Together Soon", greasy funk "What Kind of Woman", and slinky blues "Good Woman". Its weakest moments such as the silly skiffle-reggae workout "Bye Bye" and the drearily thumpy disco track "Jungle" tend to be the ones that stick too closely to a single music genre. Hibbert seems happiest and most in his element when blending sounds promiscuously. That's when his listeners will be happiest too.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2010
  • Label: D&F Records
  • UPC: 634457527225
  • Catalog Number: 368
  • Sales rank: 194,412

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Almighty Way (3:55)
  2. 2 Perfect Lover (3:34)
  3. 3 Hope That We Can Be Together Soon (3:54)
  4. 4 Daddy (3:25)
  5. 5 Higher Ground (3:32)
  6. 6 Eye For an Eye (3:26)
  7. 7 Jungle (4:52)
  8. 8 Fool For You (3:27)
  9. 9 Bye Bye (2:36)
  10. 10 What Kind of Woman (2:42)
  11. 11 There is a Reason (3:33)
  12. 12 Reconcile (3:09)
  13. 13 Good Woman (4:18)
  14. 14 Maybe Yow (4:33)
  15. 15 Got To Feel It (3:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Toots & the Maytals Primary Artist
Vincent Henry Guitar, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bruce Purse Bass, Trumpet, Keyboards, Saxophone, Background Vocals
Jackie Jackson Bass
Dennis Bovell Bass, Guitar, Conga, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Wayne Armond Guitar
Hux Brown Guitar
Donald Dennis Bass
Paul Douglas Drums
Damon Duewhite Drums
Sly Dunbar Drums
Charles Farquharson Keyboards
David Gardner Guitar
Carl Harvey Guitar
Toots Hibbert Organ, Guitar, Percussion, Strings, Trumpet, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Jackie Johnson Bass
Stephen Stewart Keyboards
Uziah "Sticky" Thompson Percussion
Winston Wright Keyboards
Mikey Wallace Bass
Paul Crossdale Keyboards
Stephanie McKay Background Vocals
Nigel Burrell Background Vocals
Mitchum Chin Guitar
Alan Evans Drums
Robert Bailey Background Vocals
Norman Chambers Drums
Hopeton Hibbert Bass
Steve Douglas Drums
Leba Hibbert Thomas Background Vocals
Jenieve Hibbert Bailey Background Vocals
Becca De Beauport Bass, Keyboards
Latoya Hall-Downer Background Vocals
Ervin "Alla" Lloyd Keyboards
'Prince' Charles Alexander Flute, Drums, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Radcliffe "Dougie" Bryan Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Chantelle Ernandez Background Vocals
Melanie Hibbert Background Vocals
Vince McLean Drums
Cliff Branch Organ, Keyboards
Conrod Nicholas Pinnock Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Timar Sonix the Mad Scientist Keyboards
Sharlon Downer Drums
Mel Wilson Bass
Kim Davis Bass
Junior "Big Bird" Bailie Drums
Technical Credits
Bruce Purse Arranger, Producer
Toots Hibbert Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer, Duet
Jonathan Wyner Mastering
Mike Cacia Management
Nigel Burrell Engineer
Brian Edelman Booking
Latoya Hall-Downer Duet
'Prince' Charles Alexander Producer, drum programming
Chantelle Ernandez Composer
Frederick Hibbert Composer
Vince McLean drum programming
PC Alexander Composer
Patrick Kitson Illustrations
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