Oct 23, 2014
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Posts tagged: Toots Hibbert

Toppa Top 10: The Simpsons’ Best Caribbean References


Words by Richard “Treats” Dryden/Illustration by Knotti Chris

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NEW AUDIO: Rootz Underground x Toots Hibbert, “Kingston Town”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Fresh off a summer tour that saw them hit up every corner of the West Coast of the U.S.—including a stop at Burning Man, and a few European festivals in between— Jamaica’s Rootz Underground are gearing up to release their second album, Return of the Righteous Vol. 1, in February of 2014. Ahead of its release, the group has let loose a collaboration with the legendary Toots Hibbert, called “Kingston Town.” A Jamaicanized version of “The House of the Rising Sun,” this “Kingston Town” (not to be confused with the Lord Creator classic popularized internationally by UB40) pairs the bluesy riffs from the Animals’ classic version with some JA-specific lyrics for a Western movie soundtrack-type feel

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Toppa Top 8: Eight Reggae Albums By Non-Reggae Stars


Words by Jesse Serwer and Raine Martin—

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Toppa Top 15: Edward Seaga Selects 15 Jamaican Music Classics


Words by Edward Seaga, Daddy Lion Chandell, Donald Clive Davidson and Roy Black—

Edward Seaga Golden Jubilee

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