Thursday, September 11, 2014

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Toots & The Maytals

Artist:Toots & The Maytals f/Willie Nelson
Song:Still Is Still Moving To Me
Album:True Love

Still Is Still Moving To Me is not one of Willie Nelson's better known songs. But it has become a regular part of his shows in recent years. It has a reggae vibe so it's not surprising that Nelson would want to record it with Jamaican music legend Frederick "Toots" Hibbert. Toots & The Maytals are best known for classic songs like Pressure Drop. When the band split up in 1981, Hibbert continued to record and perform. The 2004 CD True Love heralded Hibbert's return to a major label after years with Island Records. The album was on V2 Records. It's an album of duets featuring Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Bootsy Collins, Bunny Wailer, Keith Richards and others. Still Is Still Moving To Me leads off the album. The album won the 2004 Best Reggae Album Grammy. Nelson first recorded the song on the 1993 album Across The Borderline and he also performed it with Shelby Lynne on Austin City Limits. The song was released as a single but was not a hit. But it has become an audience favourite and Still Is Still Moving To Me is now a regular part of Nelson's shows. Hibbert and Nelson also performed the song on the 2004 PBS special Outlaws and Angels which is available on CD and DVD. All of these are worth checking out depending on if you're a fan of Toots Hibbert or Willie Nelson. Unfortunately, Toots Hibbert was forced to retire after after a thrown bottle hit him in the head at a Richmond, VA show May 2013. But he's still one of the all time greats of Jamaican music. Here's Toots Hibbert featuring Willie Nelson performing Still Is Still Moving To Me from the 2004 PBS special Willie Nelson: Angels and Outlaws.

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