Today, legendary Toots and the Maytals released a cover of the Bob Marley classic, ‘Three Little Birds’ featuring Ziggy Marley. The track also features percussion from Ringo Starr, plus Zak Starkey on guitar, and drums from Sly Dunbar (of Sly & Robbie).
“Three Little Birds” Ft. Ziggy Marley debuted today on Ebro Darden’s Beats 1 show on Apple Music, and is the third track to be released from their highly anticipated forthcoming studio album ‘Got To Be Tough,’ out via Trojan Jamaica/BMG on August 28. Pre-order/save HERE.
The energizing provocation of the forthcoming album Got To Be Tough renews the near six-decade career of the man who launched a new sound and genre with his 1968 release, ‘Do The Reggay.’ It’s a reminder that through Toots’ creative veins run all the roots and shoots of the Black Diaspora. Blues, soul, r’n’b, funk, jazz, reggae, African griots – Toots honors, embodies and owns them. Throwing down an authoritative guide: how to survive and thrive among our earth challenges.
He hipped our heads in the 1970s with the dynamic pan-Africanism of ‘Funky Kingston’ and the early warning message of ‘Pressure Drop’; re-defining soul with the ‘Toots In Memphis’ LP in the 80s.
Toots has constantly evolved while staying uniquely the same.