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TITLE
Sly and Robbie's Taxi Sound Marking 30 Years of Taxi Records
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
LUXX 010CD LUXX 010CD
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RELEASE DATE
3/14/2005

"A celebration of the label founded by what some call the most successful production team to come out of Jamaica -- Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespear. The album collects together the key recordings from the late 70's and early 80's, a period when the Rhythm Twins produced some of their most enduring and captivating music. During their long careers they have lent their magic to a vast range of international artists including Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Herbie Hancock, and Grace Jones to Ian Dury, Gwen Guthrie, Doug E. Fresh and No Doubt. The album showcases the depth and breadth of the Sly and Robbie's production skills. Highlights includes The Tamlins' harmonically excellent rendition of The Undisputed Truth's 'Smiling Faces Sometime' together with their extended version of Nina Simone's take on Randy Newman's 'Baltimore'. There's also Sugar Minott's 'Rub A Dub', General Echo at his unbridled best with the witty 'Drunken Master', a salute to the early Jackie Chan kung-fu epic, Gregory Isaacs' 'Going Down Town' and the Taxi Gang's tongue-in-cheek cut of Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean', Dennis Brown and much more. Since the release of the recordings that make up this compilation, Sly and Robbie have ventured into the farthest reaches of sonic exploration, crafting a range of inspiring styles across the globe. But the heart and soul of their music will always be best illustrated by their Taxi sound -- one of the most consistently innovative record labels to ever come out of Jamaica."