Toots and the Maytals, 3/25/12

Toots and the Maytals
Brooklyn Bowl
New York City, NY
March 25, 2012



In spite of overt attempts to water down reggae by multiple musicians, authentic reggae is here to stay if Toots Hibbert has anything (or “anyting”) to say about it.

Hibbert is one of the few living — and still performing — originators of the island sound that has spawned the careers of many.

As it is with the select few that can genuinely refer to the legend as a peer (Jimmy Cliff, Burning Spear, Junior Marvin amongst others), having the opportunity to take in a Toots and the Maytals performance is, far more often than not, a true treat; a breath of fresh air that comes in the form of a sound that is tried and true — no nobs or overdubs necessary.

Winding down the eastern portion of their spring tour, this was exactly the case when Toots and company took the stage in Brooklyn for a near capacity crowd that was in the mood for everything Hibbert had on the agenda… Jah love.


Setlist (Courtesy of guitarist, Carl Harvey)


Pressure Drop, Time Tough, Reggae Got Soul, Pomps & Pride, Never Get Weary, Bam Bam, Funky Kingston, Sweet & Dandy, Louis Louis, Country Road, Monkey Man, Love Not Gonna Let Me Down, Broadway Jungle, 5446


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