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Pressure Drop: The Definitive Collection

  • 1. Broadway Jungle
    2. My Daily Food
    3. If You Act This Way
    4. You Make Me Feel the Way I Do
    5. It's You (Ska Version)
    6. Daddy
    7. Never You Change (Ska Version)
    8. What's on Your Mind
    9. When I Laugh
    10. My New Name
    11. She Will Never Let Me Down
    12. Peggy
    13. Bam Bam
    14. 5446 That's My Number
    15. Struggle
    16. Just Tell Me
    17. We Shall Overcome
    18. Bim Today (Bam Tomorrow)
    19. Schooldays
    20. Do the Reggay
    21. Don't Trouble Trouble
    22. Scare Him
    23. Alidina
    24. Pressure Drop
    25. Sweet & Dandy
    26. Monkey Man
    27. She's My Scorcher
    28. Bla Bla Bla
    29. Doctor Lester (A.K.A. African Doctor)
    30. 5446 Was My Number
    31. Peeping Tom
    32. It Must Be True Love
    33. One Eye Enos
    34. Monkey Girl
    35. It's You (Reggae Version)
    36. Walk With Love
    37. Johnny Coolman
    38. Never You Change (Reggae Version)
    39. Redemption Song
    40. Louie Louie
    41. Pomps & Pride
    42. It Was Written Down
    43. Sit Right Down
    44. (Take Me Home) Country Roads
    45. Funky Kingston
    46. In the Dark
    47. Sailing On
    48. Fever
    49. Time Tough
    50. Reggae Got Soul
    51. Broaway Jungle (2000 Version) (Bonus Track)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 247

  • Credits

    Import version with two bonus tracks.
    With their heavy soul influence, Toots & the Maytals--consisting of vocalists Frederick "Toots" Hibbert, Nathaniel "Jerry" Mathias, and Henry "Raleigh" Gordon--were reggae pioneers. They melded American R&B harmonies to shuffling Jamaican rhythms in the 1960s and expanded the genre's parameters with unusual cover tunes in the '70s. PRESSURE DROP: THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION, is a two-disc set that presents 49 Maytals tracks primarily recorded between '64 and '75, including successful early singles such as the percussive "Bam Bam" and incarceration tale "54-46 That's My Number" (based on Toots's real-life jail time for alleged drug possession).
    By 1968, the group settled into a string of hits, most notably the energetic "Pressure Drop" (later covered by the Clash) and "Monkey Man" (subsequently performed by the Specials). In the '70s, Toots & the Maytals garnered attention for their funky take on the rock & roll classic "Louie Louie" and an inventive, gospel-tinged rendition of John Denver's "(Take Me Home) Country Roads." Though there are many Maytals collections on the market, PRESSURE DROP is one of the finest overviews of the trio's first decade.

  • Critic Reviews
    Uncut (p.113) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Forty-nine '60s/'70s tunes from when Toots Hibbert pioneered ska, rock steady and reggae..."
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