Monkey Man (Toots & the Maytals song)

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"Monkey Man"
Single by The Maytals
Released 1969
Format 45
Recorded Dynamic Studios, Kingston, Jamaica
Genre Ska, Reggae
Length 3:29
Label Beverley's in Jamaica, Trojan Records in UK
Writer(s) Toots Hibbert
Producer(s) Leslie Kong

"Monkey Man" is a 1969 song by the ska and reggae group the Maytals, reaching number 47 in the UK Singles Chart. The song is a jab at their producer, Leslie Kong.[1] Toots & the Maytals re-recorded the song on True Love with third wave ska band No Doubt.

The song is frequently covered by other groups, most famously by British ska group The Specials, and British pop/soul/R&B singer Amy Winehouse.


  1. ^ Greene, Jo-Ann. "Song Review". Allmusic. Retrieved January 3, 2007.