Reggae Greats

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All Music Guide - Jo-Ann Greene
If one had to boil Toots & the Maytals' career to a mere dozen songs, most casual fans would come up with something fairly close to the track listing of this compilation. Released by Island in 1984, Reggae Greats succinctly summed up the band's success during the reggae age and beyond. Picking up the Maytals' story with the release of Toots Hibbert from jail and the trio's comeback smash, "54-46 That's My Number," this collection duly proceeds to bounce around through the years. There's a further clutch of classics from the early reggae age, including their Independence Festival song winner "Sweet & Dandy." The trio's longtime producer Leslie Kong died much too ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jo-Ann Greene
If one had to boil Toots & the Maytals' career to a mere dozen songs, most casual fans would come up with something fairly close to the track listing of this compilation. Released by Island in 1984, Reggae Greats succinctly summed up the band's success during the reggae age and beyond. Picking up the Maytals' story with the release of Toots Hibbert from jail and the trio's comeback smash, "54-46 That's My Number," this collection duly proceeds to bounce around through the years. There's a further clutch of classics from the early reggae age, including their Independence Festival song winner "Sweet & Dandy." The trio's longtime producer Leslie Kong died much too soon in 1971, but the Maytals' successes continued with the likes of "Funky Kingston" and "Reggae Got Soul," under the aegis of Dynamic Studios run by Byron Lee. However, the trio called it a day in 1982, taking their final bow at that summer's Reggae Sunplash festival. The year before, they released their final single, appropriately enough a recut of "Bam Bam," the song that had taken them to victory at the first Independence Festival back in 1966. The new "Bam Bam" featured Wally Badarou on synthesizer, and he would join Sly & Robbie for the recording of two new numbers, "Spiritual Healing" and "Peace, Perfect Peace," by the now solo Hibbert in 1984. Both were cut specifically for this set. Although far from a definitive collection by any means, for its day Reggae Greats was a decent entry into the Maytals reggae world.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/24/2009
  • Label: Spectrum Audio Uk
  • UPC: 731455258424
  • Catalog Number: 5525842
  • Sales rank: 78,863

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 54-46 That's My Number (2:53)
  2. 2 Reggae Got Soul (3:04)
  3. 3 Monkey Man (2:55)
  4. 4 Just Like That (4:54)
  5. 5 Funky Kingston (3:31)
  6. 6 Sweet and Dandy (3:12)
  7. 7 Take Me Home Country Roads (3:19)
  8. 8 Time Tough (2:41)
  9. 9 Spiritual Healing (4:04)
  10. 10 Pressure Drop (2:59)
  11. 11 Peace, Perfect Peace (4:38)
  12. 12 Bam Bam (2:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Toots & the Maytals Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Byron Lee Executive Producer
Chris Blackwell Producer
Dave Bloxham Producer
Sly Dunbar Producer
Toots Hibbert Producer
Neville Hinds Producer
Leslie Kong Producer
Carlton Lee Producer
Warrick Lyn Producer
Rob Partridge Liner Notes
Christopher Brown Illustrations
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hypnotically great

    Nearly every track is a powerful drug that can transport us away from everyday urban drudgery. It's hard to understand how stuff this good can be superceded by the currently popular junk like Limp Bizkit and Backstreet Boys. Some people are turned off by reggae because the people who play it seem odd. But real artists have to be a bit strange.

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