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Time Tough: The Anthology


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Six and Seven Books of Moses
    2. Broadway Jungle
    3. It's You
    4. Never You Change
    5. John & James
    6. 54-46, That's My Number
    7. Do the Reggay
    8. Desmond Dekker Came First - (previously unreleased)
    9. Sweet & Dandy
    10. Monkey Man
    11. Peeping Tom
    12. One Eyed Enos
    13. She's My Scorcher
    14. Pressure Drop
    15. Pomps & Pride
    16. Funky Kingston
    17. Take Me Home, Country Roads
    18. Time Tough
    19. In the Dark
    20. Reggae Got Soul
    21. Rastaman
    22. Living in the Ghetto
    23. Hallelujah
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Get up, Stand Up
    2. My Love Is So Strong
    3. Chatty, Chatty
    4. Gee Whiz
    5. Just Like That
    6. Careless Ethiopians
    7. Never Get Weary
    8. Spend the Weekend
    9. Beautiful Woman
    10. Bam Bam
    11. Spiritual Healing
    12. B for Butter - (previously unreleased)
    13. Peace, Perfect Peace
    14. You Know - (previously unreleased)
    15. (I've Got) Dreams to Remember
    16. Precious, Precious
    17. Hard to Handle
    18. Freedom Train
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 524219

  • Credits
    ProducerChris Blackwell; Dave Bloxham; Jim Dickinson; Joe Boyd; Karl Pitterson; Leslie Kong; Alex Sadkin; Neville Hinds; Prince Buster; Sly Dunbar; Toots Hibbert; Warrick Lyn; Ronnie Nasralla; Byron Lee; Carlton Lee; Jerry Rappaport (Compilation)
    Engineer

    Toots & The Maytals: Toots Hibbert (vocals, guitar, harmonica, clavinet); Raleigh Gordon, Jerry Mathias (background vocals).
    Additional personnel includes: Carl Harvey, Teenie Hodges, Hux Brown, Lynn Taitt, Rad Bryan (guitar); Roland Alphonso (saxophone); Bobby Ellis (trumpet); Rico Rodriguez (trombone); Ansell Collins, Gladstone Anderson (piano, keyboards); Steve Winwood (organ); Winston Wright (organ, keyboards); Wally Badarou (keyboards, synthesizer); Robbie Shakespear, Lloyd Parkes, Jackie Jackson (bass); Sly Dunbar, Paul Douglas (drums).
    Producers Include: Joe Boyd, Jim Dickinson, Chris Blackwell, Sly Dunbar.
    Engineers include: Sylvan Morris, John Hampton, Steven Stanley.
    Recorded between 1963 and 1988. Includes liner notes by Vivien Goldman.
    Digitally remastered by Joseph M. Palmaccio (Polygram Studios).
    Personnel: Toots Hibbert (vocals); Eddie Hinton, Ernest Ranglin, Rad Bryan, Junior Kerr, Lyn Taitt, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, Mikey Chung, Barry Reynolds, Hux Brown, Carl Harvey (guitar); Chicago Steve (harmonica); Roland Alphonso (saxophone, tenor saxophone); Jim Spake (saxophone); Ray Allen, Dudu Pukwana, Lester Sterling, Andrew Love (alto saxophone); George Lee, Tommy McCook (tenor saxophone); Gary Topper (baritone saxophone); Joe Mulherin, Johnny "Dizzy" Moore, Baba Brooks, Dick Cuthell, Eddie Quansah, Bobby Ellis (trumpet); Don Drummond, Jerome Francisque, Rico Rodriguez (trombone); Gladstone Anderson, Harold Butler, Ansel Collins (piano, keyboards); Jackie Mittoo, Theophilus Beckford (piano); Winston Wright (organ, keyboards); Emmanuel Rentzos, Sonny Binns, Pablove Black, Steve Winwood (organ); Wally Badarou (keyboards, synthesizer); Franklyn Waul (keyboards); Arkland "Drumbago" Parks, Lloyd Knibbs, Sly Dunbar, Paul Douglas (drums); Rebop, Tony Uter, Larry McDonald, Denzel Laing, Brother James, Bruce Rowland (percussion); Zab, Debra Hall, Raleigh Gordon, Jerry Matthias (background vocals).
    Audio Mixers: Chris Blackwell; Godwin Logie; John Burns ; Karl Pitterson; Keith Harwood; Norman Mighell; Steven Stanley ; Toots Hibbert.
    Unknown Contributor Role: Scully.
    Arranger: Toots Hibbert.
    Toots Hibbert has consistently been one of the most popular and influential reggae performers of all time. Hibbert was a favorite of both Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, as well as an influence of '90s performers like Shabba Ranks, not to mention British rockers Pete Townsend and Robert Palmer. This superb compilation spans his entire career, from the uplifting mid-'60s ska of "Never You Change" to the gospel-inflected reggae classic "Pressure Drop" to his '80s tributes to the American soul/R&B sound, covering Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle."
    Hibbert's deep, soulful voice, with its slightly ragged delivery, conveys devotion of both the secular and the sacred kind, weaving tales of financial poverty and emotional richness with the fervency of James Brown, Rufus Thomas, and Marvin Gaye. He adapts such unlikely tunes as John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" to the Jamaican experience as effortlessly as he channels Gaye's influence with the original "Spiritual Healing." This wonderfully annotated two-CD set contains some of the best roots-reggae ever recorded.

  • Critic Reviews
    Entertainment Weekly (6/28-7/5/96, pp.106-107) - "Singer Toots Hibbert has spent four decades proving that the U.S. hasn't cornered the market on lusty, lion-chested soulmen. His explosive signature songs...are as mellow as hand grenades." - Rating: A-
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