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Toto, “Blackeye” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Blackeye” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

“Blackeye,” a bonus cut from Toto’s ‘Tambu’ era, sounds as if it was intended for a Tina Turner album.

Toto, “The Road Goes On” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “The Road Goes On” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

“The Road Goes On” works like a crescendo, providing the exclamation mark that Toto’s ‘Tambu’ was always building toward.

Toto, “Dave’s Gone Skiing” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Dave’s Gone Skiing” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Now in the home stretch of 1995’s ‘Tambu,’ Toto flexes their musical chops with another instrumental workout.

Toto, “Just Can’t Get to You” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Just Can’t Get to You” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

“Just Can’t Get to You” didn’t break new ground, but it did show that Toto could still create a ballad worthy of inclusion on any previous album.

Toto, “Drag Him to the Roof” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Drag Him to the Roof” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

When I consider my Top 5 list of Toto songs, “Drag Him To The Roof” is usually included.

Toto, “Time is the Enemy” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Time is the Enemy” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

“Time is the Enemy,” with an old-school vibe which hints at Steely Dan, is another deep cut which could use some dusting off by Toto.

Toto, “The Turning Point” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “The Turning Point” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Through it fizzled as a single, Toto’s clean, organic “Turning Point” again exceeds anything their contemporaries were doing at the time.

Toto, “The Other End of Time” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “The Other End of Time” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

At first, Toto’s ‘Tambu’ didn’t grab me — with a couple of exceptions. “The Other End of Time” was one of them.

Toto, “Baby He’s Your Man” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Baby He’s Your Man” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

“Baby He’s Your Man” from 1995’s ‘Tambu’ is funky, hook-laden – and unfortunately overlooked by fans of Toto.

Toto, “If You Belong to Me” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “If You Belong to Me” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

On another AOR band’s album, “If You Belong to Me” would have been a highlight, possibly even a hit. On Toto’s ‘Tambu,’ it’s a song I usually skip.

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