Check Out Toots & the Maytals’ Animated Video for ‘Three Little Birds’ With Ziggy Marley & Ringo Starr
Written by Nyah Joe on October 2, 2020
Frederick “Toots” Hibbert was a giant of reggae, one of the genre’s pioneers and among its greatest stars, and Toots and the Maytals’ last album, Got To Be Tough, released Aug. 28 via Trojan Jamaica, is a fitting testament to a career that spanned 60 years.
It was also, sadly, Toots’ final album, as the Jamaican icon died on Sept. 11 from undisclosed causes at the age of 77. But there are still elements from Got To Be Tough that have yet to be released, and today Billboard is premiering the animated video of the Maytals’ rendition of Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds,” which features Bob’s son Ziggy Marley and Beatles legend Ringo Starr on tambourine (and, in the video, all three in spaceships).
The video, which follows an animated visual for the title track and the single “Warning Warning” which were released several weeks ago, was created by 1185 Films (and directed by Nick Franco) in collaboration with Trojan Jamaica and follows the three into space, the arctic and Mount Rushmore, ending on a final quote from Toots imploring everyone to “be of good faith, love each other, exercise brotherly and sisterly care for each other of all race, religion and creed.”
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