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Raver Reviews: Kingston 16 Riddim Compilation (Honest Music DC)

In collaboration with notable Jamaican producers Bebo Phillips and the late Clive Jarret, Honest Music presents Kingston 16 Riddim LP. Originally recorded in the early ’80s, this obscure treasure features Grammy winners Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare on drums and bass and a never-before-released song “Mama Makusa” from...
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Black Uhuru “Vampire”

“Oh what a sight to see, a goddamn vampiyah!” Another example of Sly Dunbar’s total and complete mastery of the drum set. His cross sticking is deadly hypnotic as he attacks the drum rim on the offbeat. The best cross stick I’ve ever heard, although Eric “Fish” Clarke...
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Come along for a ride on that ‘Funky Taxi’

Sly & Robbie to release funk album Who’s ready to take a ride on the Funky Taxi?  That’s right, the riddim twins are currently in the studio recording an album of funkdafied standards that includes well-known tunes by the likes of George Clinton, Sly and the Family Stone,...
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Raver’s Top Ten Deadliest Sly & Robbie Riddims

A Large Up/Midnight Raver Exclusive! Of reggae’s living legends, few have remained more relevant than Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. Tomorrow, the most influential and prolific rhythm section that reggae has ever known will receive the Musgrave Gold Medal from the Institute of Jamaica for “distinguished eminence in...
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