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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by HotelX, Dec 8, 2021.
One of my all time musical heroes. Awesome technique, natural groove, wonderful human being.
Sly & Robbie doing a ripping version of the Heavenless riddim
I discovered reggae and dub in my freshman year of college, and in my rush to grab everything I could, I found a recording of the first minute and twenty seconds of this song. I dissected every bit of that partial recording. Every. Last. Bit. I had never felt more at home with my bass as I was with dub. The feeling persists to this day over 15 years later.
RIP to a legend.
RIP Robbie. Too young, thanks for the grooves.
Another big tune produced by Sly & Robbie
Oh my… Robbie Shakespeare was a big influence of mine. And he was only a few years older than me.
Bumming right now.
A gigantic loss for reggae music and music in general. Gone much too soon. Now eternally jamming in Zion with the other reggae legends who went before him.
I just heard over BBC. May his influence stay as long as there is Reggae. I will post what I think was his biggest hit in America, at least on Black radio:
It might not have been the longest, but he did live a pretty good life, for a pretty good while.
I am at point where 68 doesn’t look old at all.
It's been a pretty good life cheese, for a pretty good while. You got a pretty good church, a pretty good wife, some pretty good kids, and a few pretty good basses.
We all go sometime. If death was based on fulfillment, people like us would be at the top of the list...and I'm only 35
Michael, Ducky, Puma plus Sly and Robbie defined the 80’s reggae sound. Fantastic combo of talent.
I am conscious death of because I see so many people more or less my age are dying. At this point in my life there are still things I really want to do. I just realize that at no point in my life, was tomorrow promised to me. I just go to bed hoping to wake up and do more things.
Back to Robbie Shakespeare, he died a legend and very successful artist. That is a really big deal.
Glad I got all the inspiration, but... damn.
Shocking news! He is one of my bass heroes. I got to see him a few years ago with Sly, Ernest Ranglin and Tyrone Downie.
Rest in Paradise, Bassie. Peace be unto Thee.
Sad day indeed. I realized 2021 was a tragic year for the reggae world: Bunny Wailer in March, Lee Perry in August, and now Robbie...
Incredible bassplayer. Robbie Shakespeare learned me to groove. Robbie is right in the interview in Rolling Stone. Should be second in the all time bassplayers list. Maybe behind James Jamerson.
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