Maytals - Monkey Man

Maytals - Monkey Man

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Reissue - remastered

Trojan / Music on Vinyl MOVLP2721

Classic reggae from festival favourites The Maytals (featuring Toots). First released in 1969,  Money Man has been unavailable on vinyl for many years, but now reissued with remastered audio and original artwork.

In 1966 Toots Hibbert was sent to jail for marijuana possession -- he had spent the previous four years performing with fellow Kingston natives Jerry Mathias & Raleigh Gordon (known together as "The Maytals"). Hibbert penned an impressive catalogue of songs while incarcerated & immediately upon release he reunited with bandmates and entered the studio with the strange & brilliant producer Leslie Kong. Kong had a keen ear for pop and soul. In less than 2 years he recorded a catalogue of singles that would prove legendary. One of these tracks, "Pressure Drop," made it onto this 1971 release. The song was immortalised on the film soundtrack "The Harder They Come." , and was also covered by The Clash who turned it into a cross-genre punk hit.. Also, the album’s famous title track “Monkey Man” has been covered many times, notably by The Specials and Amy Winehouse.

The remastering on this MOV re-issue is excellent. This is the motherload of absolutely brilliant Hibbert/Kong songs, they represent an historic moment in the history of Jamaican music.

TRACKLIST
SIDE A
1. PEEPING TOM
2. REVIVAL REGGAE
3. GIVE PEACE A CHANCE
4. GOLD AND SILVER
5. THE PREACHER
6. BLA BLA BLA

SIDE B
1. AFRICAN DOCTOR
2. SUN MOON AND STAR
3. SHE'S MY SCORCHER
4. MONKEY MAN
5. PRESSURE DROP
6. I SHALL BE FREE