Zak, Toots and a Man of the World

Back in April of this year, Zak Starkey and his partner Sharna ‘Sshh’ Liguz launched Trojan Jamaica, born from the ashes of Trojan Records, the legendary Jamaican record label. As we mentioned in an earlier post here, they are kicking off the new label with a fabulous compilation of old soul, R&B and blues tracks given a new lease of life with a big shot of red, gold and green reggae from some amazing singers and musicians whose names will be familiar to all.

Released this week, this track from Red, Gold, Green and Blue is a fabulous re-working of Fleetwood Mac’s 1969 hit, ‘Man Of The World’ written and composed by the inimitable Peter Green and newly recorded by the unforgettable Toots Hibbert and The Maytals. Check this new video out . . .

Toots & The Maytals association with The Who goes back a long, long way to 1975 when they supported The Who on the first leg of their 1975/76 US tour. Here a shot of Toots backstage with Pete at The Summit in Houston, Texas where the tour opened on 20 November 1975.

Red, Gold, Green and Blue will be released on 12 July on Trojan Jamaica.



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