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Frederick “Toots” Hibbert belongs in the Rock & Roll Hall ofFame. Not only did he create the word “reggae” in his 1968 song “Do theReggay,” but he was also featured in the groundbreaking film The HarderThey Come, alongside good friend and Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Cliff.

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Toots sped through a 60-year career that careened from onetriumph to another, limning the day-to-day levity of the sufferers in all theirbittersweet glory. As a British encyclopedia once wrote: “No artist ever painteda broader and truer canvas of daily life in Jamaica than Toots. Thefull-blooded celebrations of ‘Sweet and Dandy’; the screaming cry againstinjustice in ‘54-46’; the harsh strains of ghetto life in ‘Pressure Drop’; thesheer exuberance of first love in ‘It’s You’; the happy companionship of ‘NeverYou Change’; the ever-present threat of violence described in ‘Bam Bam’.”

Toots and the Maytals. 282,214 likes 3,720 talking about this. Official Facebook page of reggae icon Toots and the Maytals! Jamaican reggae legend Frederick Nathaniel 'Toots' Hibbert has died aged 77, his band Toots and The Maytals said in a statement early Saturday. Hibbert is survived by his wife of 39 years. Directed by Kristi Jacobson. With Maury Allen, Dave Anderson, Yogi Berra, David Brown. The '40s and '50s were a classic period in New York City nightlife, when the saloonkeeper was king and regular folks could drink with celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Jackie Gleason.

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Often referred to as “The Otis Redding of Jamaica,” RollingStone included Toots in their list of the Greatest Vocalists of AllTime. Recording greats jumped at his invitation to record together: KeithRichards, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Gwen Stefani, Willie Nelson, and a 2020collaboration with Ringo Starr, to name a few. Toots’ latest album Gotto Be Tough (co-produced by Zak Starkey, Ringo’s son), was releasedtwo weeks prior to his passing from COVID-19. As a final tribute, Gotto Be Tough is nominated for 2020’s Best Reggae Album Grammy Award.
Asked if Toots’ work bears comparison to others already in the Rock Hall,guitarist Warren Haynes says Toots “stands among the giants, like Otis, RayCharles, Solomon Burke, Jackie Wilson, and Sam Cooke.” Ziggy Marley calls him“a father figure.” Trey Anastasio concurs: “Like so many people, I’ve loved hismusic my entire life. It was ubiquitous, playing at parties and gatherings. Itfelt like an element, like air.'
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