Sly & Robbie are affectionately known as the “The Riddim Twins” and have worked with legendary musicians like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Dennis Brown, and Black Uhuru. The list of tunes that they have contributed to reads like a primer of classic reggae hits. From Dave and Ansell Collins’s heavily-sampled “Double Barrel” to Gregory Issacs’s “What A Feeling,” and The Tamlins’s “Baltimore,” Sly & Robbie’s work is an integral part of the history of Jamaican music.
In addition to their status as reggae pioneers, the duo has worked with a variety of artists in the jazz, rock, pop and rap including Herbie Hancock, James Brown, Grace Jones, The Fugees, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, No Doubt, Sinead O’ Connor, and others. Add the output from their prolific independent label, Taxi, and it is clear that the depth and breadth of Sly & Robbie’s catalogue is second to none.
Bandcamp is host to a wealth of projects from reggae’s most famous duo. Here are six essential Sly & Robbie releases on Bandcamp.
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