Blues, reggae and soul combine as icons Toots & the Maytals create warm weather, margarita worthy jams with their latest album, Light Your Light. The good vibes almost radiate off the disc from the reggae legends as Light is a mish-mash of original songs, covers and remakes.

Though most of the album is peppered with ska tones and an island sound, the first two tracks have a more roots rock sound. Opening track “Johnny Coolman” features Derek Trucks and is a boot shuffling, southern rock laced ditty. Toots sings about his alter ego Coolman, and his avoidance of the police.

Toots gets another taste of the blues on “Premature,” with the vocal backing of Bonnie Raitt. Possibly the strongest track on the album, Toots’ raspy howls play perfectly against Raitt’s smooth, sultry sound.

The strength of the album dips as Toots goes into a few good, but standard reggae tunes. A turnaround starts with Toots’ cover of the Ray Charles classic, “I Gotta Woman.” Toots captures the playful spirit Charles infused into the original and adds the right blend of Jamaica sound.

Grade: B+ Light Your Light is currently available.