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Sly & Robbie - The Taxi Gang & Friends (CD)

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  1. Bassist Robbie Shakespeare and drummer Sly Dunbar, the most prolific and best-known rhythm section in '80s reggae, spent the decade producing other artists, often for their own production company and label, Taxi Records. Several compilations of Taxi singles have been released, including 's excellent track collection Hail Up the Taxi.
  2. Sly & Robbie are one of Reggae’s most prolific and long lasting production teams. The rhythm section of drummer Lowell Dunbar (nicknamed Sly after Sly Stone, one of his favorite musicians) and bass guitarist Robert Shakespeare started working together in the mids, after having established themselves separately on the Jamaican music scene.
  3. Sly & Robbie + The Taxi Gang Versus Purpleman: Sly & Robbie + The Taxi Gang Versus Purpleman - Sly-Robbie + The Taxi Gang V Purpleman + Friends ‎ .
  4. About La Sly, Robbie, Gitsy & The Taxi Gang Presents The Sound of La Trenggae This La Sly, Robbie, Gitsy & The Taxi Gang Presents The Sound of La Trenggae album was released in and featured titles like Foundation and Volare from Sly & Robbie and Taxi Gang.
  5. Album: V.A. - Sly & Robbie + The Taxi Gang Vs. Purpleman & Friends Vista Sounds LP, Produced by: Bunny Lee.
  6. Sly Dunbar, then drumming for Skin Flesh and Bones, and Robbie Shakespeare, playing bass and guitar with the Aggrovators, discovered they had the same ideas about music in general (both are fans of Motown, Stax Records, the Philly Sound, and country music, in addition to Jamaican record labels Studio One and Treasure Isle), and reggae production in particular.
  7. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Skatalites With Sly And Robbie And The Taxi Gang on Discogs/5(8).
  8. Sly & Robbie came up as part of the Revolutionaries band in the '70s, contributing as the house band at Kingston's legendary Channel One Studio. By the time the roots reggae period gave way to the secular-minded dancehall era of the early '80s, Sly & Robbie had gone into the production business themselves with their Taxi label.6/

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