Funky Kingston  

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Funky Kingston is a 1973 album by Toots and the Maytals, a Jamaican reggae band. It is their first album produced by Chris Blackwell.

The better known US version is a compilation of the original "Funky Kingston" and the Maytals second album, "In the Dark". It is notable for the Maytals biggest hit, "Pressure Drop", as well as unlikely cover songs, such as a reggae version of John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads", which replaces West Virginia with West Jamaica.

It was later rereleased along with "In the Dark" with its original track listing.

The title track is the theme tune to the popular US show Miami Ink.

Track listing

  1. "Sit Right Down" (Frederick Hibbert)
  2. "Pomp And Pride" (Hibbert)
  3. "Louie, Louie" (Richard Berry)
  4. "I Can't Believe" (Ike Turner)
  5. "Redemption Song" (Hibbert)
  6. "Daddy's Home" (Hibbert)
  7. "Funky Kingston" (Hibbert)
  8. "It Was Written Down" (Hibbert)

U.S. Track listing

  1. "Time Tough" (Frederick Hibbert)
  2. "In the Dark" (Hibbert)
  3. "Funky Kingston" (Hibbert)
  4. "Love is Gonna Let Me Down" (Hibbert)
  5. "Louie, Louie" (Richard Berry)
  6. "Pomp and Pride" (Hibbert)
  7. "Got to Be There" (Hibbert)
  8. "Country Road" (Bill Danoff, John Denver, Taffy Nivert)
  9. "Pressure Drop" (Hibbert)
  10. "Sailing On" (Hibbert)

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