115. Toots & the Maytals

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115.  Toots & the Maytals

We can’t even begin to tell you how shocked we were that Jimmy Cliff recently got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It isn’t that we don’t think that Cliff should have been inducted; but we really saw no evidence that the Hall would ever induct a second Reggae star (after Bob Marley). The question now is will the Hall induct a third.

Toots and the Maytals would be an excellent candidate for that third Reggae slot. Credited for coining the term, Reggae, Toots combined Ska, Gospel, a bit of attitude and Toots’ soulful voice to create the groundwork for what Reggae became. Toots & The Maytals may not have been the most internationally known artists from the Caribbean, but they were among its most important.


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Should Toots & the Maytals be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 68.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 15.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 9.4%
No opinion. - 3.1%
No way! - 3.1%

The Bullet Points

  • Previous Rank: 2010: #128
    2011: #135
    2012: #132
    2013: #121
    2014: #120
    2015: #113
    2016: #106
  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 1991
  • Country of Origin: Jamaica
  • Why they will get in: They are credited (by some) as the creator of a sub genre.
  • Why they won't get in: With Marley and Cliff in, the Hall may feel they have paid their debt to Reggae.
  • Essential Albums: Sweet and Dandy (1969)
    Monkey Man (1970)
    From the Roots (1970)
    Funky Kingston (1973)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Bam Bam (Single, 1966)
    54-46 That’s My Number (Single, 1968)
    Pressure Drop (From Monkey Man, 1969)
    Monkey Man (From Monkey Man, 1969)
    Redemption Song (From Funky Kingston, 1973)

Should Toots & the Maytals be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 68.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 15.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 9.4%
No opinion. - 3.1%
No way! - 3.1%
Last modified on Monday, 04 February 2019 19:10

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+3 #1 Eric G 2013-04-20 07:43
This is just so wrong Toots has been on the road since 1962 and was the first person to every use the word Reggae in a song... this man belongs in the hall of fame now!
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