Toppa Top 15: Edward Seaga Selects 15 Jamaican Music Classics

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3. The Maytals, “Sweet And Dandy” (1969)

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This was one of the Maytals’ winning festival songs in 1969. It was a time to celebrate for the guests prior to the wedding day, who were more than ready to consume the wine and wedding cake. And I quote Frederick “Toots” Hibbert: “My mom used to talk about this wedding in her family and the story would be carried on by my siblings and it encouraged me to write this song for the festival.”