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OT: Toots And The Maytals in Oslo September 20
Date: September 21, 2018 15:51

A tremendous show! Finally, I got to see one of my favourite reggae/ska-bands.

The band was tight, and Toots was the ultimate frontman. We always worry a wee bit about how our (old) heroes are doing on stage these days, but there was no reason to worry this time.

He belted out the classics with a voice as strong as ever: Monkey Man, 54-46 Was My Number, Pressure Drop, Sweet And Dandy, Time Tough, Country Roads, A Song Call Marley, Funky Kingston etc.

A great night out. Toots said he was surprised about the venue (Rockefeller - capacity: 1200) being packed. He couldn't remember playing a show in Oslo before.

I hope he comes back, I'll be there thumbs up

A few pics:









Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-09-21 16:41 by DandelionPowderman.

Re: OT: Toots And The Maytals in Oslo September 20
Posted by: loog droog ()
Date: September 21, 2018 20:15

Toots is great.

This song is overlooked, but it has a relevant message:

[www.youtube.com]

Re: OT: Toots And The Maytals in Oslo September 20
Posted by: rollmops ()
Date: September 21, 2018 21:41

Toots is great. Once I read that he is the one who came up with the word "reggae" to label the Jamaican music that him and other Jamaican musicians played at that time. Not bad Hubbert; the moniker has stuck around.
Rockandroll,
Mops

Re: OT: Toots And The Maytals in Oslo September 20
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: September 21, 2018 21:46

Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurv Toots. Remember when he supported the RS in Copenhagen, can't for the life of me recall which tour and when ! but anyway, I was there and it was bloody fantastico !!!

[ I want to shout, but I can hardly speak ]

Re: OT: Toots And The Maytals in Oslo September 20
Date: September 21, 2018 22:49

Quote
rollmops
Toots is great. Once I read that he is the one who came up with the word "reggae" to label the Jamaican music that him and other Jamaican musicians played at that time. Not bad Hubbert; the moniker has stuck around.
Rockandroll,
Mops

He did. Might have been as early as 1966.

Re: OT: Toots And The Maytals in Oslo September 20
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: September 22, 2018 00:22

The mighty Toots ….

If ya in the sad-pit give Never Get Weary a play …. It'll lift ya out


Was down in the valley for a very long time
and I never get weary yet
I was down in the valley for a very long time
and I never get weary yet ………




ROCKMAN

Re: OT: Toots And The Maytals in Oslo September 20
Posted by: Wild Slivovitz ()
Date: September 22, 2018 01:44

Quote
paulywaul
Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurv Toots. Remember when he supported the RS in Copenhagen, can't for the life of me recall which tour and when ! but anyway, I was there and it was bloody fantastico !!!

that was in 2007 for the Bigger Bang tour. Great gig. I was there too.

Re: OT: Toots And The Maytals in Oslo September 20
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: September 22, 2018 01:54

[www.youtube.com]

Watch this stuff ….. ALL great but wait till ya
get to the 7.30 min mark and watch Toots out front of
The Maytals working it as hard as Otis Redding …… Call & response Jamiacan R&B Stunning Stuff




ROCKMAN

Re: OT: Toots And The Maytals in Oslo September 20
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: September 22, 2018 05:26

I've seen Toots and the Maytals quite a few times throughout the years - from small clubs, theaters, and auditoriums, to opening for the Stones in Rotterdam '03 twice, and in San Diego in '05.
First time I saw them was in 1980 at Royce Hall at UCLA with the original Maytals lineup, opening for reggae band Third World.
I took my wife to see them when she and I first met with GA right up front center, and she instantly became a reggae fan thanks to Toots!

Here's a cool scene from The Harder They Come movie (1972)with Toots and the Maytals in the studio while Jimmy Cliff lurks around:

The Maytals - Sweet and Dandy

_____________________________________________________________
Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-09-22 05:27 by Hairball.

Re: OT: Toots And The Maytals in Oslo September 20
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: September 22, 2018 09:53




Late 70's Toots played a full throttle...Otis Redding style soul reggae show at the Collendina Hotel in Ocean Grove.
After the show a gang of us waited around to see
if we could speak to him....but after about an hour
or so most of us split except for two of my mates who
eventually got to talk to and share a spliff with Toots.

Anyway as a good will gesture Toots gave the headband
he was wearing to my mate Mark...The next day Mark rocks
around to tell me the story and says....
"You dig reggae more than me so here you can have Toot's headband.."

keep it in a special box.......FANKS Mark



ROCKMAN

Re: OT: Toots And The Maytals in Oslo September 20
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: September 22, 2018 09:57

Quote
Wild Slivovitz
Quote
paulywaul
Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurv Toots. Remember when he supported the RS in Copenhagen, can't for the life of me recall which tour and when ! but anyway, I was there and it was bloody fantastico !!!

that was in 2007 for the Bigger Bang tour. Great gig. I was there too.

Thank you for reminding me. Correct, ABB in 2007 !

[ I want to shout, but I can hardly speak ]

Re: OT: Toots And The Maytals in Oslo September 20
Date: September 22, 2018 11:24

Quote
Rockman



Late 70's Toots played a full throttle...Otis Redding style soul reggae show at the Collendina Hotel in Ocean Grove.
After the show a gang of us waited around to see
if we could speak to him....but after about an hour
or so most of us split except for two of my mates who
eventually got to talk to and share a spliff with Toots.

Anyway as a good will gesture Toots gave the headband
he was wearing to my mate Mark...The next day Mark rocks
around to tell me the story and says....
"You dig reggae more than me so here you can have Toot's headband.."

keep it in a special box.......FANKS Mark

thumbs up

Re: OT: Toots And The Maytals in Oslo September 20
Posted by: odean73 ()
Date: September 22, 2018 12:08

This has just reminded me, the toots are coming to Brum next month, never seen them before and always wanted to see them.
Thanks.

Re: OT: Toots And The Maytals in Oslo September 20
Posted by: mikey C ()
Date: September 22, 2018 13:38

Thank you looking forward to seeing Toots Monday night...Toots will be visiting Prague for the first time...Last month i attended Uprising Festival in Bratislava,Slovakia a 2 day Fest...The line was a who's who of Reggae/Ska..The Skatalites,Mighty Diamonds,Inner Circle,Andrew Tosh,Julian Marley,Mellow Mood,Mad Professor and The Legend Lee"Scratch"Perry who is 82 and he was having a blast!!!! Tosh closed his concert with Johnny B good/Walk and don't look back...Everyone had a great time...Tickets were 30 euro for this not to bad beer 1.50 euro..M

Re: OT: Toots And The Maytals in Oslo September 20
Posted by: Braincapers ()
Date: September 22, 2018 15:55

The Maytals, true reggae greats

Re: OT: Toots And The Maytals in Oslo September 20
Posted by: odean73 ()
Date: September 23, 2018 02:21

Quote
mikey C
Thank you looking forward to seeing Toots Monday night...Toots will be visiting Prague for the first time...Last month i attended Uprising Festival in Bratislava,Slovakia a 2 day Fest...The line was a who's who of Reggae/Ska..The Skatalites,Mighty Diamonds,Inner Circle,Andrew Tosh,Julian Marley,Mellow Mood,Mad Professor and The Legend Lee"Scratch"Perry who is 82 and he was having a blast!!!! Tosh closed his concert with Johnny B good/Walk and don't look back...Everyone had a great time...Tickets were 30 euro for this not to bad beer 1.50 euro..M

Wow, scratch perry, worth the money alone. Nice one.

Re: OT: Toots And The Maytals in Oslo September 20
Posted by: odean73 ()
Date: October 13, 2018 00:45

Went to see the toots last wednesday, in a venue ( Birmingham Digbeth institute ) which I would love to see the stones in.

Anyway a great atmosphere and toots knows how to deliver, just wished it was either a Friday or Saturday evening.

Got David Byrne to see, at the end of October, which is a Friday night. thumbs up



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