Wednesday, 27 February 2019

The First Time With... Series 19 - 4. Toots Hibbert

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 19 - 4. TOOTS HIBBERT (320kbs-m4a/128mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 27th January 2019

Matt Everitt chats to "Toots" Hibbert, lead singer of reggae/ska band Toots & the Maytals, about the key musical moments of his life.

In this in-depth interview Toots, one of the founding figures of reggae music, talks about the remarkable path his career has taken.

Starting off with his earliest experiences of singing at church and in school, to then making his own guitar and beginning to meet other musicians in Kingston.

Toots recalls his time working in a barber shop followed by colourful tales of supporting The Who, winning a Grammy for Best Reggae Album and the band’s recent 50th anniversary tour.

Toots & The Maytals - Reggae Got Soul [Mango]
Toots & The Maytals - Funky Kingston [Mango]
Mahalia Jackson - I'm On My Way (To Canaan) [Unknown]
The Skatalites - Good News [Sanctuary]
Toots & The Maytals - Bam Bam [Island Jamaica]
Toots & The Maytals - 54-46 Was My Number [Universal]
Toots & The Maytals - Do The Reggay
Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop [Island]
Toots & The Maytals With No Doubt - Monkey Man [V2]
Amy Winehouse - Monkey Man [Universal/Island]
Toots & The Maytals Feat. Bonnie Raitt - True Love Is Hard To Find [V2]
Toots & The Maytals Feat. Jeff Beck - 54-46 Was My Number [V2]
Toots & The Maytals Feat. Keith Richards - Careless Ethiopians [V2]
Toots & The Maytals - A Song Call Marley [White Label]
Toots & The Maytals - Johnny Coolman [Trojan]
Toots & The Maytals - Night And Day [Beverley's]

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