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Pressure Drop



Pressure Drop



‘I say, a pressure drop, oh pressure

Oh yeah, pressure drop a drop on you’


Song: ‘Pressure Drop’

Performer: Toots and the Maytals

Songwriter: Frederick Hibbert

Lyrics: © Universal Music Publishing Group


Recorded in 1979, ‘Pressure Drop’ became one of a string of hits for Jamaican reggae legends Toots and the Maytals.

Later, ‘Pressure Drop’ featured in the classic Jamaican film The Harder They Come (1972).

London band The Clash recorded a version of ‘Pressure Drop’ in 1979.

Led by Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, Toots and the Maytals often played in London and also recorded live London albums.


©  Song City, London Intelligence, London 2016