The Maytals- Never Grow Old LP. This is a reissue of the debut LP by the Maytals. The Maytals are a Jamaican vocal trio formed in 1961 as The Vikings and later changed their name to Toots & The Maytals. The Maytals are well-known as a defining reggae group, but their roots are back in the glory days of ska. In 1962-63, when these cuts were recorded, Toots was still in his teens and Bob Marley had yet to enter a studio. The harmonies have traces of American gospel and R&B, but are already breaking out in the distinctively Jamaican rhythms that would evolve throughout the 1960s. The Skatalites provide typically pumped-up brass, the Maytals add tight harmonies, and Toots soars over it all. "Are You Mine" is pure doo-wop, and "War No More" is a skatified "Down by the Riverside." The gems, though, are "Six and Seven Books of Moses," a romping Jamaican gospel, and the title track, which mixes it all together in an exuberant celebration of wailing voices and honking saxophones. Quality reissue from one of the innovators of reggae music. Import from Italy.