Artist: Toots and the Maytals
Song: “Pressure Drop”
Album: Monkey Man
Continuing our efforts to bring you themed weeks every now and then for your Song of the Day, this week we’ll be featuring some of our favorite reggae numbers. If you’re new to the genre, take note — many of this week’s upcoming tracks are staples in the scene, and we hope to broaden your views of what reggae can be, beyond Bob Marley.
For those who consider themselves veterans of the style, we welcome your thoughts and opinions on what we consider some of the more important tracks of the movement. We ask you to keep an open mind: while some prefer their reggae as pure as possible, others like experimentation, and like to see where the genre can take us.
Today, check out the Toots and the Maytals track, “Pressure Drop.” Released in 1970 as part of the LP Monkey Man, “Pressure Drop” was one of the first tracks that offered Toots and the Maytals mainstream success in the United States. It’s since been covered by countless artists, perhaps most famously by The Clash.
Check back in throughout the week to see what else we plan on sending your way. Who are some of your favorite reggae artists? What do you think about the reggae scene today? Let us know! We love feedback.