Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Toots spreads Yuletide cheer By Howard Campbell Observer senior write
MANY Jamaicans associate Toots and The Maytals with the annual Festival Song Contest rather than Christmas, but the legendary singer and his group have been giving Yuletide cheer for over 50 years. Last year Toots went into the recording studio with guitarist Lamont Savory to cut It's Christmas, a bluesy number that calls for benevolence during the season. “Christmas is nice, for those who can afford it,” Toots joked during an interview with the Jamaica Observer. “But seriously, it's a nice time of the year an', even if yuh don't believe inna it, it's a great time an' people mus' help one another.” Though it was done in 2017, It's Christmas was recently released. Toots played most of the instruments on the song.