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Late Night Tales (Sly & Robbie)

Various Artists

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  # Track Name Artist MP3 Sample
  1   I L.O.V.E. You 2002 DJ DSL  
  2   Coming Up For Air George Katsiris MP3 sample
  3   Woman To Woman Shirley Brown  
  4   Quiet Storm Mobb Deep MP3 sample
  5   Toby The Chi-Lites  
  6   Night Over Egypt Jones Girl MP3 sample
  7   Love Is The Message MFSB  
  8   Champagne King I'm In Love Evelyn MP3 sample
  9   Manilla Seelenluft  
  10   Reasons To Be Cheerful Ian Dury & The Blockheads MP3 sample
  11   I Just Wanna Celebrate Rare Earth  
  12   Patches Clarence Carter MP3 sample
  13   Who Write The Songs Jeymes Samuel & Canibus  
  14   Superfly Curtis Mayfield MP3 sample
  15   Brand New Al Green  
  16   A Rose Is Still A Rose Aretha Franklin MP3 sample
  17   Tracks Of My Tears Smokey Robinson  

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Two living legends of the music world, drummer Sly Dunbar and bassist Robbie Shakespeare are quite rightly regarded as the best rhythm section to ever stalk the Earth. From their humble beginnings in Jamaica's recording studios in the 1960's, to their pioneering work in the 1970's with acts like Bunny Wailer, Pete Tosh and, their main musical vehicle, Black Uhuru, through to the late 1970's early 1980s and their session work at Nassau's famed Compass Point Studios (Ian Dury, Joe Cocker, Grace Jones), these men have established themselves as well, legends like I said. Not noted for the DJ prowess however, this selection is one of the first times they've committed their musical tastes - outside expression within their own work - to record, and an impressive and telling record it is. Across seventeen tracks the variation in sounds, feels and genres is huge, but with an underlying cohesion of warmth and style as you'd expect from men of this stature. The contemporary (DJ DSL, Seelenluft) sits next to the classic (Curtis Mayfield, MFSB, Al Green, Smokey Robinson) which sits next to the classic-but-hella-obscure (The Chi-Lites, Ian Dury, Aretha Franklin's 1997 hit "A Rose Is Still A Rose") encompassing a span of 1965 to 2002. Soul, funk, reggae, disco - essentially all the grooves and moods of the Afro-American and Afro-Caribbean experience sit here, but with nods to the European interpretations as well, notably German acts DJ DSL and Seelenluft. A brilliant collection that, along with Nightmares on Wax's 'LateNightTales', would make a great addition to any music lover's collection, adding a wide body of (actually fun - not just worthy) musical history at one fell swoop. Highly recommended.

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Artist: Various Artists
Album: Late Night Tales (Sly & Robbie)
Cat #: alncd09
Date: 28/08/2003
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: Azuli
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 weeks
Genres: Compilations , Dance
Normally: $39.95
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