In the early 80's Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, a Jamaican rhythm section, got famous. They started their career playing as session musicians in Studio One and in various local bands. Their first recognition outside of Jamaica they got for their work on bass and drum on this tiny little hit.
The Mighty Diamonds - Right Time
The late 70's / early 80's were the days where many artists discovered reggae for itself. It seemed like everyone wanted to record at Compass Point studio in Nassau. And both prepared the floor for some good records and their production decisively stamped the reggae rhythms of these days. It is impossible to name all the collaborations they did at this place so I just selected some songs that are big over 35 years ago.
Serge Gainsbourg - Lola Rastaquouere
Joe Cocker - Look What You've Done
Ian Dury - Red letter
Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette
Bob Dylan - Jokerman
Material - Playing With Fire