Toots & The Maytals Similar Artists

Jimmy Cliff - 100% match to Toots & The Maytals

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Reggae Reggae
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Chambers, 1 April 1948, Somerton, St. Catherine, Jamaica, West Indies. One of the great popularizers of reggae music, Jimmy Cliff blazed a trail into rock that Bob Marley later followed, but without ever capitalizing on his great advantages as a singer-songwriter, nascent film star and interpreter of other people’s material. Raised by his father, Cliff first moved Read more

Desmond Dekker - 97% match to Toots & The Maytals

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Reggae World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Desmond Adolphus Dacres, 16 July 1941, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 25 May 2006, London, England. Dacres spent much of his orphaned childhood near Seaforth in St. Thomas before returning to Kingston, where he worked as a welder. His workmates encouraged him to seek a recording audition and, after receiving rejections from leading producers Clement Dodd and Duke Reid, Read more

The Heptones - 66% match to Toots & The Maytals

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leroy Sibbles (1949, Jamaica, West Indies), Barry Llewellyn (b. 25 December 1947, Jamaica, West Indies) and Earl Morgan (b. 25 November 1945, Jamaica, West Indies) were without doubt the foremost rocksteady and reggae vocal trio, and their work together, especially for Studio One, set the standards by which all other Jamaican harmony groups are measured. They started with Ke Read more

Peter Tosh - 65% match to Toots & The Maytals

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Reggae Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Winston Hubert McIntosh, 19 October 1944, Grange Hill, Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 11 September 1987, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Of all the reggae singers from the mid-60s, no-one else ‘came on strong’ like Peter Tosh, who declared it so on his anthem, ‘I’m The Toughest’. He provided the bite to Bob Marley’s bark in the original Read more

Skatalites - 64% match to Toots & The Maytals

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae Reggae
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Burning Spear - 62% match to Toots & The Maytals

Genres: Reggae Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dennis Brown - 61% match to Toots & The Maytals

Genres: Reggae Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dennis Emanuel Brown, 1 February 1957, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 1 July 1999, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Regularly billed as ‘the Crown Prince of Reggae’, it was only Brown’s self-effacing nature that denied him advancement to the office of king. Loved in reggae music like no other singer, Brown was regularly courted by the major record labels, a Read more

Ken Boothe - 61% match to Toots & The Maytals

Genres: Jazz Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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22 March 1946, Denham Town, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Boothe began his recording career with Stranger Cole in the duo Stranger And Ken, releasing titles including ‘World’s Fair’, ‘Hush’, ‘Artibella’ and ‘All Your Friends’ from 1963-65. When the rocksteady rhythm began to evolve during 1966, Boothe recorded ‘Feel Good Read more

Derrick Morgan - 59% match to Toots & The Maytals

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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27 March 1940, Stewarton, Jamaica, West Indies. Morgan’s recording career stretches back to the birth of the Jamaican record industry at the end of the 50s. The young singer, who had first performed in public in 1957, recorded ‘Lover Boy’ and ‘Oh My’ for Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle imprint. An imposing figure, invariably topped with an almost brim Read more

Gregory Isaacs - 57% match to Toots & The Maytals

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae Reggae World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 July 1950, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Reggae superstar Gregory Isaacs has seldom looked back during a career that has gone from strength to strength, and while many rock stars like to toy with an ‘outlaw’ image, Isaacs is the real thing - the ultimate rude boy reggae star - who shows no signs of slowing down.Like so many other others Read more

Alton Ellis - 52% match to Toots & The Maytals

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1944, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Ellis, Jamaica’s most soulful singer, celebrated 30 years in the business several years ago and yet he is still making important records. In many ways he epitomizes the story of reggae vocalists: a start in the business at a very early age, massive popularity for a limited period, and a gradual decline in prominence while continuing Read more

Black Uhuru - 52% match to Toots & The Maytals

Genres: Reggae Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Jamaica by Rudolph ‘Garth’ Dennis, Derrick ‘Duckie’ Simpson (24 June 1950) and Euvin ‘Don Carlos’ Spencer in 1974, Black Uhuru first recorded a version of Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Romancing To The Folk Song’ for Dynamic’s Top Cat label as Uhuru (the Swahili word for ‘freedom’), which met with limited success. De Read more

Delroy Wilson - 51% match to Toots & The Maytals

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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5 October 1948, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 6 March 1995, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Like Dennis Brown and Freddie McGregor, Delroy Wilson was barely out of short trousers when he recorded his debut single for Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One label. His first hit, ‘Joe Liges’ (1963), was written by Lee Perry, who at the time was working as a talent-spotte Read more

John Holt - 51% match to Toots & The Maytals

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 July 1947, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. At the age of 12 Holt’s voice was a regular feature of the talent contests run by Vere Johns at various Jamaican theatres, and by 1963 Holt had cut his first single, ‘I Cried A Tear’/‘Forever I’ll Stay’, for Leslie Kong’s Beverley’s label. Holt also recorded duets with Alton Ellis for Randy Read more

The Wailers - 51% match to Toots & The Maytals

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Reggae
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Formed 1957 in Tacoma, Washington, USA, the Wailers were a tough rock ‘n’ roll band which became extremely popular in the Pacific Northwest region of the USA in the late 50s and early 60s. The Wailers were contemporaries of the Kingsmen, Paul Revere And The Raiders and the Sonics, all of whom also specialized in ‘garage-rock’. The Wailers comprised John Gree Read more


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