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Six and Seven Books of Moses
After independence in , Jamaica had a new energy. Music started springing up all over the island. People told me I had a good voice, so after leaving school I practised in church, made my own guitar, then started doing gospel, ska and rocksteady. I came up with the name Maytals and worked with hot producers, such as Coxsone Dodd and Prince Buster. Then I was suddenly arrested and thrown in jail for a year.
Add Genre. Add Styles. Add Moods. Add Themes. The single features the wondrously cluttered arrangement so beloved by Dodd at that time, where the pumping ska rhythm, a jubilant harmonica, and the brass solo all try to wrestle the spotlight from each other. Above it all, the Maytals still command attention, as Hibbert leads the trio in a recitation of the first seven books of the Bible. Lyrically, that's all he wrote, but the trio's beauty was in the delivery, and no group can create more exhilaration with such a simple theme.
The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses is an 18th- or 19th-century magical text allegedly written by Moses , and passed down as hidden or lost books of the Jewish Tanakh. Self-described as "the wonderful arts of the old Hebrews , taken from the Mosaic books of the cabala and the Talmud ," it is actually a grimoire , or text of magical incantations and seals, that purports to instruct the reader in the spells used to create some of the miracles portrayed in the Bible as well as to grant other forms of good fortune and good health.
Toots and the Maytals , originally called The Maytals , are a Jamaican musical group and one of the best known ska and rocksteady vocal groups. The Maytals were formed in the early s and were key figures in popularizing reggae music. Frontman Toots Hibbert's soulful vocal style has been compared to Otis Redding , and led him to be named one of the Greatest Singers by Rolling Stone. Frederick "Toots" Hibbert , the frontman of the group, was born in May Pen , Clarendon , Jamaica , in , the youngest of seven children. He grew up singing gospel music in a church choir and moved to Kingston in the late s.