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Toots & The Maytals — Blame On Me (w/ Rachel Yamagata)
Album: True Love
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Released: 2004
Length: 3:52
Plays (last 30 days): 3
you've been doing all that you do
and say what you wanna say
and you're puttin' all the blame on me
eh, baby...
everything i try to do
through it all you made it so hard for me
and you're puttin' all the blame on me

i'm givin' you my love
feel you want ?
how could you
'cause you want to put the blame on me

tell me

oh tell me (tell me)
come tell me (tell me)
tell me how you do me good
and you're puttin' all the blame on me

through hard times and sorrow (mm hmmm)
through heart aches and pain
i'll always be there for you
just for you
(uh... they say love is true)

you say your love was true
now you wanna break my heart in two
and you want to put the blame on me
eh, baby...
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 markmonk478 wrote:

does this song have anything to do with rag and bone man?



Please Dear Lord no...
does this song have anything to do with rag and bone man?
Nope. Just not in the mood to hear this.

like…ever.  Yuck
BEAUTIFUL. Subdued.
Seen him live in PHX at 49°C, him in a read leather suit and black boots... back in the early summer of 1991. While I, loosely dressed having cold Foster's Lager, he was sweating his bones out, while shouting out his voice and rocking along to a great deluge, rolling over all the fans into a stomping and jumping party. Will never forget. His seat in R&R heaven seems definitely assured for me.
Billg,

You should follow this one up with Rag 'n' Bone Man's "I'm Only Human".
This tune has got soul.
Awful news.  RIP, Toots, and thanks for the great tunes.
 R.I.P., Toots. You left us some good music.
Just heard today that Toots has COVID 19 and has been put into a medically induced coma.  I wish him health and speedy recovery.  He's been an important part of my musical journey for 30+ years
 3Chords wrote:
Get well, soon, Toots! We can't lose another great one to COVID.
https://variety.com/2020/music...
 
First John Prine, now Toots. I hope he fairs better than John. Healing vibes and prayers sent to Jamaica..
What the hell is this? Oh, wait, I kinda like it. Hmm...it's growing on me at the first listen. 7.
Get well, soon, Toots! We can't lose another great one to COVID.
https://variety.com/2020/music...
 pinto wrote:

Hey!  I miss physicsgenius!  Hopefully he's still alive and kicking.  Back in the day he used to infuriate everyone with his posts, but he was oh so funny.
 
Guess he's listening to a station more to his liking? That's better than constantly whining here.
Nice afternoon set with a lot of really strong female vocalists, thanks RP!
grooving to this
Wha WAS I thinking? This is an 8 knocking on 9s door.
yuck... cheesy... fake emotion...
Ay Mahn.....relaxin to dis won.  I like.
 pinto wrote:

Hey!  I miss physicsgenius!  Hopefully he's still alive and kicking.  Back in the day he used to infuriate everyone with his posts, but he was oh so funny.

 
Ah, the good old days!
 physicsgenius wrote:
As if tediously repetitive lyrics and non-existent music weren't enough, we have to listen to what sounds like a 60 year old man and a 25 year old woman croon "do me baby" to each other. Yuck.
 
Hey!  I miss physicsgenius!  Hopefully he's still alive and kicking.  Back in the day he used to infuriate everyone with his posts, but he was oh so funny.
physicsgenius wrote:
As if tediously repetitive lyrics and non-existent music weren't enough, we have to listen to what sounds like a 60 year old man and a 25 year old woman croon "do me baby" to each other. Yuck.
So, 90% of everything is crap? That 90% must wholeheartedly include you.
As if tediously repetitive lyrics and non-existent music weren't enough, we have to listen to what sounds like a 60 year old man and a 25 year old woman croon "do me baby" to each other. Yuck.
The RP library contains what maybe some of the weakest songs off this album. Somebody get the title song of Funky Kingston uploaded.
jah_blessed remarked that this was too r'n'b for him/her, he/she could not be more wrong. This is soul-inspired. Not Rythm and blues-inspired music. And it is all good...
the cool dichotomy here is very I&I in its own way....good on Toots to embrace Rachel
Too R&Bish for me. The track with Willie Nelson (on the same album) is much better. Please play some roots reggae from Toots.
Mr. Hibbert: Kindly don't go crossover and MOR on us; stick to your tried-and-true roots reggae.
kazuma wrote:
I like Toots but this doesn't cut it for me. The duet just doesn't work. He sounds smooth and passionate, she just sounds overwrought and mechanical. I can also hear the age difference or the generational difference, or something. It just doesn't come together for me.
Ditto. Kind of comes off as bad "smooth jazz" to me
kazuma wrote:
I like Toots but this doesn't cut it for me. The duet just doesn't work. He sounds smooth and passionate, she just sounds overwrought and mechanical. I can also hear the age difference or the generational difference, or something. It just doesn't come together for me.
Yes. Their voices, while engaging separately, are like oil and water here.
I like Toots but this doesn't cut it for me. The duet just doesn't work. He sounds smooth and passionate, she just sounds overwrought and mechanical. I can also hear the age difference or the generational difference, or something. It just doesn't come together for me.
I keep waiting for Willie to come in. Wrong song. :-) Acceptable, but not my cup of tea.
psycholynx wrote:
Rachel Yamagata - Sounds like Joss Stone, or Pink (on a really good day). This is an obscure question, but is she featured on the Playstation II game "Amplitude"?
I was thinking Joss Stone as well. But I think Joss has a much stronger voice with a far greater range than Rachel. Great song though and a nice arrangement.
I think Rachel has one of the sexiest voices around. ooooh man!
Rachel Yamagata - Sounds like Joss Stone, or Pink (on a really good day). This is an obscure question, but is she featured on the Playstation II game "Amplitude"?
MrMan wrote:
This is from a highly enjoyable album...it may put off reggae purists, but it's a ton of fun...all duets...despite a few turkeys, like WIllie Nelson (I really like him, but despite his allegiance to ganja, he ain't no reggae singer!), it's got some great stuff on it. My kids love it, too!
Works both ways. Didya see Wyclef Jean try to reggae-rap a Willie song on that A&E tribute thing last year? Holy crap.
This is from a highly enjoyable album...it may put off reggae purists, but it's a ton of fun...all duets...despite a few turkeys, like WIllie Nelson (I really like him, but despite his allegiance to ganja, he ain't no reggae singer!), it's got some great stuff on it. My kids love it, too!
booooooring
Wowsers... diggin this.
newwavegurly wrote:
Very sexy.... though that could just be the mood I'm in...
Jen sez it best for me!
I agree that anything with Rachael gets bumped up a notch. I think these voices sound great together. Let's not be so rash out there.
RobRyan wrote:
"Well, there ya go then" .... I almost never listen to Maytals but I can really get into this one. ....."
Yep. You betcha.
Karmala wrote:
Got to disagree. For me the voices sound really great and the song is full of SOUL.
You betcha.
I am just NOT in the mood for this right now.
xkolibuul wrote:
Normally I'm a big defender of all things reggae on RP...and I've been listening to lots of Maytals lately...but I can't get into this one. Ho hum is right.
"Well, there ya go then" as they say in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Normally I'm a big detractor of all things reggae on RP and I almost never listen to Maytals but I can really get into this one. And Rachel Yamagata's voice, to quote The Frantics, is giving me "urges in my areas."
Anything with Rachel gets bumped up a notch. A 7.
While this tune has some redeeming qualities - it is way too heavy in the rotation - please retire this one for a while !!!
PattonFever wrote:
yes.
no. HAHA I totally creamed you on that one
The album has some gems. I love "Blame on me" because of its right-on-the-mark emotional pitch, but I think the duet with Ben Harper -- strangely titled "Love gonna walk out on me" although the corresponding line in the song is changed to "Love's not gonna let me down" (copyright issue?) -- is equally strong and an all-round great tune.
yes.
Oh, I like this. A LOT. Rachel Yamagata, huh? I've got to remember that name - I'd like to hear more from her.
newwavegurly wrote:
Very sexy.... though that could just be the mood I'm in...
I agree. But then maybe it's just the mood I'm in, too.
I would rather hear "54-46 Was my Number".
This song certainly isn't as cool as their name. I don't know anything else by them, so I'll try to give them the benefit of the doubt.
xkolibuul wrote:
Normally I'm a big defender of all things reggae on RP...and I've been listening to lots of Maytals lately...but I can't get into this one. Ho hum is right.
Got to disagree. For me the voices sound really great and the song is full of SOUL.
Normally I'm a big defender of all things reggae on RP...and I've been listening to lots of Maytals lately...but I can't get into this one. Ho hum is right.
Defines Ho-Hum
Song is not horrible, but to me, it sounds like they are both bordering on whining. I don't know.. maybe another listen will help....
Ok, this is my first comment and it's a complaint, sorry for that. But I really hate this song. It's so repetitive and about blame! Her voice is wonderful, though, I agree.
newwavegurly wrote:
Very sexy.... though that could just be the mood I'm in...
I make house calls!
I really like the sound of Rachel Yamagata's voice on this song. I'd like to hear more by her.
Very sexy.... though that could just be the mood I'm in...