54-46 REMAKE RELEASED ON I-TUNES
Recently ranked at #71 in the Rolling Stones Magazine's top 100 greatest singers of all times, eight time Grammy winner Bonnie Raitt calls reggae pioneer Toots Hibbert "one of the most powerful and original soul singers ever" singling out his "gruff classic style."
According to the magazine, "hIs greatest performance could be "54-46 Was My Number" his defiant deeply funky memory of a short stint in prison. It was definitive proof that A-level soul wasn't limited to the North American mainland."
The original track was included in the soundtrack for the 2007 release "This is England" along with "Pressure Drop" and the group's version of "Louie Louie".
Re-recorded for the Grammy winning album "True Love" in 2005, Frederick "Toots" Hibbert - music pioneer, vocalist Extraordinaire and internationally respected icon - has revisited this classic track with a hip hop remake for 2009.
The D&F/Denazi release, the track features young Jamaican rapper Slo-Mo from the Denazi label and was digitally released on I-Tunes January 10, 2009.