Toots and The Maytals
54-46 was my number (1968)
Jamaican ska vocal group The Maytals became a reggae band in 1971, renamed Toots and The Maytals with Frederick "Toots" Hibbert as front figure. The band won a 2005 Grammy award for the album True Love. Funky Kingston in early 70s is on Rolling Stone's list The Greatest Albums of All Time. The bass line in "54-46" is one of the most covered in pop music. Songs such as "Monkey Man", "Pressure Drop", "Bam Bam", among others, made them favorites for the early skinhead movement of white working-class youth in UK.