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Sly & Robbie


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Birth Place: Jamaica
Years Active: 1970s - Present
Genres: Reggae

Sly and Robbie are a reggae duo consisting of Jamaican rhythm musicians, Sly Dunbar and Robert Shakespeare. The drummer and bass player got together in the early 1970s after an established career in Jamaica as professional musicians. Sly and Robbie also run their own record label, Taxi Records. Dunbar began his musical career as a drummer for Skin Flesh and Bones; while Shakespeare, played bass with the Aggrovators. After a chance meeting, the two musicians were stuck by their connection over music and decided to start playing together. The duo's breakthrough album, “The Mighty Diamonds” arrived in 1976, along with their hit single, “Right Time.” The duo generated instant fans among... Continue Bio >>


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