Just Like That

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Click for availability and more information Just Like That, by Toots and the Maytals

The Library recently added this 1980 release to its CD collection.  Toots Hibbert and Co. are in absolutely top form throughout, with the leader proffering some of the most soulful vocals you're ever likely to hear in Reggae or any other genre; particularly on the title cut.  On this song, the influence of the singer's idol, Otis Redding, is clearly discernible as Toots whimpers, groans, babbles and generally crashes and burns at the departure of a lover.  Whew! On more upbeat selections, the groove's the thing, as on two instrumentals: Turn it Up and the Dub-style Turn it Over.Throughout, the band is tight and the Maytals' sweet harmony vocals are used judiciously to spice up the proceedings.But the star of the show is the boss, a Reggae icon, who takes the listener through the extremes of joy and sorrow.  The passage of more than twenty-five years has not diminished my affection for this album.

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