Frederick "Toots" Hibbert (born 1946) is a legendary Ska and roots reggae singer and leader of the reggae band Toots and the Maytals. He was born in May Pen in the Parish of Clarendon, Jamaica, as the youngest of seven children. He grew up singing gospel music in a church choir, but went to Kingston when he was a teenager in the early 60s. In Kingston he met Raleigh Gordon and Jerry Matthias, and they formed the original Maytals. Jump to: navigation, search 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Jump to: navigation, search This page is about the musical style. ... Roots Reggae is the name given to Rastafarian reggae music from Jamaica, which evolved from Ska and Rocksteady and made famous by the legendary singer/songwriter Bob Marley. ... Frederick Toots Hibbert and the Maytals are considered legends of reggae and ska music. ... May Pen is the capital and largest town in the parish of Clarendon in the county of Middlesex, Jamaica. ... Clarendon is said to be the third largest parish in Jamaica. ... Jump to: navigation, search Gospel music may refer either to the religious music that first came out of African-American churches in the 1930s or, more loosely, to both black gospel music and to the religious music composed and sung by white southern Christian artists. ... Location of Kingston Kingston (population 600,000) is the capital of Jamaica. ... Jump to: navigation, search The 1960s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ...
He is credited with creating the word reggae itself. He also appeared in the groundbreaking Jamaican film The Harder They Come. Toots still tours the world today and his band recently won the Grammy for best Reggae album in 2004. Jump to: navigation, search Reggae is a style of music developed in Jamaica. ... The Harder They Come is a 1972 Jamaican movie starring the reggae singer Jimmy Cliff, who plays Ivanhoe Martin, and directed by Perry Henzel. ...
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