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Toots And The Maytals: Reggae Got Soul (Island)***

Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 3 April 1976

SAD TO say, there's no track on this album that measures up to the quality of the classic tracks on Toots' last two 'rock-oriented' albums, Funky Kingston and In The Dark (both gems available on Trojan Records). There's a lacklustre feeling about Reggae Got Soul. Could it be that the illustrious Joe Boyd didn't have a professional empathy for Toots' music? – he co-produced this effort.

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