Toots and the Maytals feat. Ziggy Marley & Ringo Starr - Three Little Birds
09/29/2020 by Reggaeville
Two weeks after Toots Hibbert passed away (December 8, 1942 - September 11, 2020), a new animated video was released for the single Three Little Birds.
Taken from the recent album Got To Be Tough (Trojan Records - August 28, 2020), the rendition of the legendary Bob Marley song features Ziggy Marley on vocals and Ringo Starr (The Beatles) on tambourine.
Trojan Jamaica, founded in 2019 by BMG in partnership with Zak Starkey (son of Ringo Starr) and Sharna “Sshh” Liguz, issued a statement alongside the video release:
"A much loved Bob Marley classic with a Toots spin; the song is a testament to the positive message of Reggae, something we all need right now. Trojan Jamaica is honored to have collaborated with Toots, and to have Ziggy and Ringo guesting both on the track and in the video, which is the final chapter of the animated trilogy intended to lift spirits during these difficult times; a celebration of Toots and his ability to connect all through his music and his message.
Zak & Sshh are still so saddened by the loss of such a great life force, and would like to thank everyone involved in this release and to the countless fans and critics for recognizing and celebrating his legacy and music through out his life and beyond. He lived to make us move. But most of all, we want to thank Toots. The Man, the Music, the Legend; he will be greatly missed by us all. It’s still hard to comprehend he is no longer with us in the physical form but his music will live on forever."
Ziggy Marley about Toots:
"Toots and I crossed paths many times throughout this journey from my childhood to my manhood and I was always humbled to be around his greatness, his soul, his life force. Today something is missing in this realm and I can feel it, a void in the connection and i know im not alone. For those who truly knew this man know he was more than man. We will always miss his presence here on earth. JAH”
Ringo Starr about Toots:
"God bless Toots, a giant in reggae music. It was my pleasure to play tambourine for him. Peace and love to all his family.”