TOOTS & THE MAYTALS 'FUNKY KINGSTON' LP (RECORD STORE DAY / JUNE 2021)
Release Date: 6/12/2021
Label: Get On Down
Release type: RSD Drops 2021 Jun 12th
The music world lost a true pioneer in September 2020 with the passing of Toots Hibbert. His influence on reggae cannot be understated; he was not only a key figure in the development of the genre, he was also among the first to utilize the word itself in a song title which lead to the popularization of the genre.
Funky Kingston features "Pressure Drop", named by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. This international hit influenced (and was covered by) The Clash, The Specials, The Selecter and more. To celebrate Toots’ lifetime of accomplishments and achievements Get On Down presents Funky Kingston in a special one-time only turquoise & cream white split colored pressing as part of RSD Drops.
A Side 1. “Time Tough” 2. “In The Dark 3. Funky Kingston 4. Love Is Gonna Let Me Down 5. Louie Louie
B Side 1. Pomp And Price 2. Got To Be There 3. Country Road 4. Pressure Drop 5. Sailing On