Thursday, March 26, 2015

40 Year Itch : Funky Kingston

  "Funky Kingston" is the title cut from a brilliant Toots and the Maytals collection that became a critical success ( #11 on the 1975 Village Voice poll and #378 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest albums of All Time) and minor US hit in 1975. 

  One of Kingston's funkiest moments happened on March 8, 1975. The Jackson 5 opened for Bob Marley and the Wailers at an epic six hour concert at Kingston's National Arena. While on their visit to Jamaica, Michael and his brothers hung out with Marley and his band.

Both were big stars of course. But they would become worldwide sensations in the years to come.

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