Toots & the Maytals' first LP for Chris Blackwell was originally
released in the early '70s, and it includes solid sides like "Pomp and
Pride," a whacked-out restructuring of Richard Berry's "Louie, Louie,"
and the wonderful title track, "Funky Kingston." Blackwell reissued a
bulked-up version of Funky Kingston in the mid-'70s on his Mango
subsidiary, adding in the immortal "Pressure Drop," the brilliant "Time
Tough," and a reimagining of John Denver's "Country Roads" (simply
called "Country Road"), to make a much better and stronger set.