Celebrating Toots on his birthday

The first time I met him, I had so many questions to ask. We were at a studio at Arthur Wint Drive and there were several instruments laying around

Celebrating Toots on his birthday

Written by Kareem LaTouche 

Toots is one of the few pure artiste in the world. Not only does he write most of his material, he plays over five instruments proficiently. The first time I met him, I had so many questions to ask. We were at a studio at Arthur Wint Drive and there were several instruments laying around, so I randomly pointed to one and asked him to play it. He took it up, started playing a rhythm and asked me, ‘what did you want to hear?’ Then he moved on to another instrument, and started to explain the process of music creation with live instruments to kareemsquest.com. With a catalogue that dated as far back as Mento-infused folk songs, like One Eye Enos, to the glory days of festival songs, like his mega hit Bam Bam, my mind was racing with questions to ask him........

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