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.