Sunday, 3 May 2009

Sly & Robbie - Make 'em Move 1985

Island Records 12 ISX 251
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Sly & Robbie are one of reggae's most prolific production teams. The rhythm section of drummer Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar and bass guitarist Robert Shakespeare started working together in the mid 1970s but both made their name independently on the Jamaican music scene.

They changed the face of reggae several times: in 1976, they introduced the harder style called Rockers, which quickly replaced the then prevalent One Drop style, then introduced the Rub a Dub" sound in the early 1980s. Sly and Robbie were important in developing the trend towards computer assisted music and programming in the mid 1980s.

Chris Blackwell made them the core of the Compass Point All Stars at the Nassau (Bahamas) recording studios where they recorded their 1985 Language Barrier album from which these tracks are taken. Every one's a winner, Bass & Trouble taken straight from the album. The Riot Zone Mixes are Paul 'Groucho' Smykle remixes #2 being the instrumental.

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Riot Zone #1
Riot Zone #2
Bass & Trouble
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3 comments:

  1. Another choice post, Mick. It's getting me ready for the upcoming Sly & Robbie gig later this month which is being held in London to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Island Records. The line-up for the show is wicked.

    26th May 2009 – SLY & ROBBIE & THE COMPASS POINT ALLSTARS featuring GRACE JONES, BRINSLEY FORDE & THE I-THREE’S, ASWAD, TINCHY STRYDER, VV BROWN.

    Thanks for the link.

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  2. Thanks! I bought Language Barrier long time ago, but this of course is very welcome.

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