THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
291-The Maytals-Monkey Man.
1969-Number 47 single.
Best Bit-At 0.47.This songs writer and lead singer Toots Hibbert is responsible for the word ‘Reggae.’
Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert was born in May Pen,Jamaica in 1942,he has been honoured by the Jamaican government with the ‘Order Of Jamaica’ which is the equivalent of a British Knighthood.
In 1968 Hibbert wrote a song called ‘Do The Reggay,’ which led to what was then a new style of music being given a name.Reggae Music developed after Ska Music,blending Blues,Calypso and Rock ‘N’ Roll often with lyrics of social protest.
In Jamaica a ‘Monkey Man’ is a slang word for a doorman or a bouncer.In this song the singer hears of his ex-girlfriend flirting with a very large man.
‘I’ve seen no sign of you I’ve only heard that you huggin’ up the big monkey man.’
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