Musical palate cleanser, the soul just keeps on coming edition

I’m not sure what made me decide to buy Toots in Memphis when it came out in the late ’80s.  I liked reggae, but I wasn’t a fanatic about it.  So the concept of combining the legendary Dunbar-Shakespeare rhythm section with Stax/Memphis session players sounded interesting, but maybe not compelling.

Then I took the album home, put the record on the turntable, dropped the needle and heard this:

Damned tasty, no?  If your appetite is whetted, here’s a bonus cut.


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9 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, the soul just keeps on coming edition

  1. Tronan

    Good stuff, especially the first track. Reggae and soul should complement each other nicely, but there don’t seem to have been many attempts at crossover over the years (or maybe I just missed them).


  2. LRGK9

    Alton Ellis – I’m Still In Love


  3. LRGK9

    Never Found a Girl – Cornell Campbell


  4. Dog in Fla

    It’s a shame Toots took a direct hit. He’s still on the DL


  5. Reservoir Dawg

    Here’s some loose change for the collection plate. Penny and the Quarters.


  6. Russ

    Saw Toots and the Maytals open for the Who at the Omni in 76. They overstayed their welcome and became the only band I’ve seen literally boo’d off the stage. Not that they were bad, but a Southern crowd in the 70’s waiting over an hour to see the Who can only take so much.


    • Dog in Fla

      The crowd who was not going to take it anymore won’t get fooled again because they knew the Toots and the Maytals song was over?


  7. Keese

    Good choice. Hard to feel bad about anything listening to these guys