Reissued In A Lovingly Re-printed Version Of The Original LP Sleeve
Ranked 378/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Toots & The Maytals' long and storied musical career spans all the way back to the dawn of ska. The
group are not only key figures in the development reggae, they were among the first to utilize the word
in a song title which lead to the popularization of the very term reggae. Among the numerous musical
accomplishments of Frederick "Toots" Hibbert and his group was the song "Pressure Drop", which was
released initially in 1970, but received widespread acclaim for its appearance in the soundtrack to the film
Harder They Come. It's since been covered by The Clash, The Specials, The Selecter, Robert Palmer, and
numerous others, has been rated by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and is
credited with helping introduce reggae music to the world.
Though originally released in 1970, the US wouldn't get to experience "Pressure Drop" until 1975, when
it was released on the US version of their album Funky Kingston, easily considered one of the strongest
albums in Toots & The Maytals' catalog, not to mention one of the greatest in reggae history. Upon its
release in the States it received massive critical applause (Even warming the cold, icy heart of Robert
Christgau) for its infectious melodies and rhythms on tracks like "Sailing On", "Time Tough", and the
eponymous title track, quirky Jamaica-infused covers of tracks by John Denver and Ike Turner, and of
course the influential "Pressure Drop."
Reissued in a lovingly re-printed version of the original LP sleeve, Get On Down now presents a superb
reissue of a legendary piece of music history.
1. Time Tough
2. In The Dark
3. Funky Kingston
4. Love Is Gonna Let Me Down
5. Louie Louie
6. Pomp And Price
7. Got To Be There
8. Country Road
9. Pressure Drop
10. Sailing On
Legendary reggae master Frank "Toots" Hibbert returns with these brand new recordings of his best loved songs and covers! Features the all-time classics "Pressure Drop," "54-46 Was My Number," "Funky Kingston" and covers of John Denver and Stevie Wonder PLUS bonus Ska, Dub and Instrumental versions! Presented on both 12" vinyl and CD - two formats for the price of one.
1. Pressure Drop
2. 54-46 Was My Number
3. Funky Kingston
4. Take Me Home, Country Roads
5. Higher Ground
1. Pressure Drop (Ska Version)
2. 54-46 Was My Number (Dub Version)
3. Pressure Drop (Pressure House Mix)
4. 54-46 Was My Number (Instrumental Version)
5. Pressure Drop (Instrumental Version)
Toots and the Maytals, originally called simply The Maytals, are a Jamaican musical group and one of the best known ska and reggae vocal groups. According to Sandra Brennan at Allmusic, "The Maytals were key figures in reggae music. Formed in the early 1960s when ska was hot, the Maytals had a reputation for having strong, well-blended voices and a seldom-rivaled passion for their music. Frontman Hibbert's soulful style led him to be compared to Otis Redding".