Compass Point All Stars

Compass Point All Stars

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House band of Chris Blackwell's Compass Point Studios, Bahamas, established in 1977. The members appeared on many classic late 1970s / early 1980s Island Records releases, but were usually credited individually rather than by their collective name. Their track "Peanut Butter" was reworked for Grace Jones, to become "Pull Up To The Bumper".
The band consisted of a mix of Jamaican musicians (including the rhythm section of Sly & Robbie) with British guitarist Barry Reynolds (known for his collaborations with Marianne Faithfull) and Wally Badarou from Level 42 (a French synthesizer expert with Beninese origins) who gave a reggae color to songs of pop stars like Grace Jones or Joe Cocker.
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Compass Point All Stars Discography

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Junior Tucker / Compass Point All Stars Junior Tucker / Compass Point All Stars - The Kick (Rock On) (Single) Island Records UK 1981 Sell This Version

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malibu55

malibu55

October 26, 2010
Contrary to general belief, the "Compass Point All Stars" were never led by Sly & Robbie (as instrumental as they were in defining the core of the rhythm), but by Christopher Blackwell himself, legendary founder of Island Records. Early 80s, Blackwell dreamed of, created, called, inspired and directed the band at all times. He named it after his own legendary recording studio in Nassau. The "band" naturally depleted as Blackwell gradually found himself entrapped in day to day running of Island. He was the true heart of the system.

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