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Jakob Dylan Performs ‘I Shot The Sheriff’ on Fallon

Bob Marley Week on Fallon continues

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Late Night With Jimmy Fallon‘s Bob Marley Week continued last night with Jakob Dylan and the Roots tackling “I Shot The Sheriff.” Jakob Dylan and reggae might seem like a strange combination, but he did it Eric Clapton-style and managed to pull it off quite well. Tomorrow night Lauryn Hill will be performing on the show.

Jakob Dylan’s career exploded in 1996 when his band the Wallflowers scored a huge hit with their LP Bringing Down The Horse, which contained the hits “One Headlight,” “The Difference” and “6th Avenue Heartache.” They seemed poised to continue their run of success, but for some reason it took them four and a half years to release their next album. By that point they lost most of their momentum and it was a commercial disappointment. In recent years, Dylan has focused on his solo career. In 2010 he released Women and Country, which was produced by his father Bob’s former guitarist T-Bone Burnett.

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