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Toots was a sweet reggae singer

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

Toots Hibbert was one of the sweetest reggae singers Jamaica has ever had. His songs are both sweet and spicy. The music of the late reggae icon is extra special. It’s the real thing. It’s good for the soul, and it’s like medicine to the bone.

We could never become tired of hearing the songs of the great Toots Hibbert. They are first class. Even some children can listen and dance to his music, because they are clean and tidy. Isn’t that wonderful? The late Bob Marley has been hailed as Reggae King. Likewise, Hibbert is also a Reggae King.

Radio stations across Jamaica played Toots’ greatest hits. My favourite song of the great man is Scare him! . But, I seldom hear it being played on radio, and I wonder why. I love Monkey Man, Bam Bam, and Sweet and Dandy, too. Having said that, all his songs are great.

Thank you, Mr Hibbert, for your sweet music. Well done! Rest in peace for evermore.

DONALD J. MCKOY

donaldmckoy77@gmail.com