Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, singer, songwriter, December 8, 1942–September 11, 2020
The Maytals (later Toots and the Maytals), “Pressure Drop” (F. Hibbert), 1970 (original recording)
It’s a song about revenge, but in the form of karma: If you do bad things to innocent people, then bad things will happen to you. The title was a phrase I used to say. If someone done me wrong, rather than fight them like a warrior, I’d say: “The pressure’s going to drop on you.”
—Toots Hibbert, The Guardian, 9/6/16
yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.