Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Toots and The Maytals - New York 1979.

This is Toots and The Maytals live in New York back in 1979. This would have been the latter part of their set on the night, as at this time they would normally play around a dozen songs and usually include a few hits such as Monkey Man, Pressure Drop and the like.

There is some dispute as to the venue, The Bottom Line Club has been cited elsewhere however there is no record of them performing at the club that year in the archives, however WNEW would regularly cover live performances at that time from the venue. Any how despite the lack of facts this is one fine recording to enjoy.

Toots and the Maytals' compositions would be given a second airing in 1978-80 during the reggae punk and ska revival period in the UK, when The Specials included "Monkey Man" on their 1979 debut album and The Clash covered "Pressure Drop". They were also included in the lyrics to Bob Marley & The Wailers song, "Punky Reggae Party" - "The Wailers will be there, The Damned, The Jam, The Clash, The Maytals will be there, Dr. Feelgood too".

They reformed in the early 1990s to continue touring and recording successfully. Toots & the Maytals hold the current record of number one hits in Jamaica, with a total of thirty one.

Source: FM radio broadcast.

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@320kbps

Genre: Reggae, Ska, Rocksteady

Set: Radio edit of set.

Set List:

2.54-46 That's My Number.
3.Reggae Got Soul.
4.Broadway Jungle.

Website: Official HERE.

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