Photo by Nikki MillerToots and the Maytals July 9, 2011 Minnesota Zoo's Weesner Family Amphitheater Opening with "Pressure Drop" and closing just about an hour later with "54-46 (That's My Number)," Toots and the Maytals socked a brief but energetic performance to the intimate, family-friend ... More >>
The second (and final) weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicked off today. Last year I was lucky enough to be in attendance. This year I'm making do with the live broadcast from WWOZ. Among this weekend's highlights: Isaac Hayes, Nicholas Payton, Toots Hibbert, and Randy Newman.
The spirit is always whispering to me Remembering the joyful noise of Justin Hinds An ongoing project at Tortorello Sound Laboratories is a montage of the happiest songs ever recorded. For a while the project was limited to the happiest songs created by human hands, but in 2003, the Laboratories ... More >>
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Toots Hibbert gave reggae its name. Now he wants to save its soul.