Watch Robbie Shakespeare and Sly Dunbar Lay Down Reggae Grooves (VIDEO)

Robbie Shakespeare and Sly Dunbar show why they are icons of reggae music
By BP Staff , |

When it comes to reggae bass playing, no one comes close to having the influence of Robbie Shakespeare. As one half of the Riddim Twins, a studio duo that he shares with drummer Sly Dunbar, Shakespeare has played on a very long list of albums. In addition to recording and/or producing albums for reggae artists including U-Roy, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Culture, Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Jimmy Cliff, Mighty Diamonds, Sugar Minnott, Pablo MoSes, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Augustus Pablo, Yellowman, and Black Uhuru, he and Dunbar have supplied their rhythmic and studio expertise to albums by such pop and rock stars as Mick Jagger, Joan Armatrading, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Joe Cocker, Cyndi Lauper, Yoko Ono, Grace Jones, and Ian Dury.

Here's Sly & Robbie playing some improv bass and drums at a Black Uhuru concert in Essien in 1981.

And in case you want more (we know you do) after that clip, here's Sly & Robbie playing a full Jamaican Legends concert from 7-18-2012: