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Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club

Toots & the Maytals perform at Friday Night Live
Toots & The Maytals
performed at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock beach Club at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 14, 2010 (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com)Our thanks to photographer Erik Kabik for these great concert photos.

These are performance photos and shots I grabbed backstage before the show with the Legend himself, Frederick “Toots” Hibbert or just Toots.  He’s the inventor of the word “reggae” and was voted by Rolling Stone Magazine one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in 2009.

The crowd was in full swing, dancing through out the night around the pool tonight as Toots delivered his signature soulful lyrics that bring to mind Al Green, Otis Redding and James Brown. The Maytals are a reggae band but the music is full of great R&B and Soul riffs that back Toots unique reggae style of singing.

— Erik Kabik

Toots and the Maytals, originally called simply The Maytals, are a Jamaican musical group and one of the best known ska and reggae vocal groups. According to Sandra Brennan at Allmusic, “The Maytals were key figures in reggae music. Formed in the early 1960s when ska was hot, the Maytals had a reputation for having strong, well-blended voices and a seldom-rivaled passion for their music. Hibbert’s soulful style led him to be compared to Otis Redding”.  — Wikipedia

Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club
Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club
Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club
Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club
Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club
Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club
Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club
Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club
Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club
Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club
Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club
Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club
Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club
Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club
Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club
Toots & The Maytals Perform at Friday Night Live at The Hard Rock Beach Club

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com