Talk:Toots and the Maytals

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Where does the name "Maytals" come from?[edit]

That would be a good thing to include.Jrgsf 23:10, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

There is nothing to stop you investigating the source of the name. Find a a reliable source, but otherwise, be bold.
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 00:15, 13 December 2011 (UTC)


I am going to remove the trivia line that puts Toots singing the line 'one love' before Bob Marley because it's not true. The original recording of 'One Love' was completed in 1964 by the Wailers (with Bob Marley) while Toots' song 'It Was Written' used the line 'one love' but was recorded in 1972. Later on, Bob Marley would re-record his song 'One Love' in 1977. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Justinsleep (talkcontribs) 07:33, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

I will remove it because it's not true. I'm also removing "They are the best selling reggae group ever." because thats an obvious lie. Toots is great and one of my favorites but it is clear to any, even a mild reggae fan, that Bob Marley or UB40 hold this title (most likely ub40).

I also removed "On April 28, 2006, Toots and the Maytals performed at the Open Door Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York. Andrea Echeverri was the supporting act. Toots was introduced by Jimmy Fink, a DJ at 107.1 The Peak, which quickly segued into a powerful rendition of their classic "Pressure Drop." Also performed was Reggae Got Soul, Monkey Man and Louie Louie." on the grounds that it is, relatively, unimportant especially within a page-long summary of the band. It is quite obvious Toots has played many concerts and festivals (Including that star-studded tribute to Bob Marley thats released on DVD) and also quite obvious that Toots has been interviewed/and or played on the radio countless times. The summary description of a single four-song stop on Toots tour is not necessary at all. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 01:52, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

I am replacing the trivia line, "Their song "Funky Kingston" was featured in the commercial and is the theme song for the TLC program "Miami Ink"" because it is a notable fact. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Justinsleep (talkcontribs) 17:02, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

Note "The Vikings" in Jamaica in the 60s were a band who performed in hotels and recorded under the name with Coxsone Dodd and on other self-produced records. They should not be confused with the Toots Hibbert's use of "The Vikings", which needs verification. I have no direct proof that the name was used when they began recording.Upsetterfc 19:21, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

I removed references to LPs during ska period. In Jamaican music, 45s were the releases that mattered. LPs were generally put together to package earlier hit singles. Writer made an assumption that was not based on fact or verifiable. Upsetterfc 18:43, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Removed "Let Down has been frequently cited by reviewers as one of the successes of the album." Feel free to put it back with links to relevant reviews. Without these it just sounds a bit too 'gushing fanboy'. Faragher (talk) 09:15, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

I've edited the discography according to the 2 most comprehensive websites about the maytals:

Toot's discography is really fragmentary and rendundant. To avoid complications in a such huge discography (1962-2010), the only compilations that I put inside is Do The Reggae: the first and most complete compilation of 7" singles recorded by Lesley Kong between 1966 and 1971 but never released in a "true" album by the band. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:13, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

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