RIP Robbie Shakespeare

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  1. ChickWithaRic

    ChickWithaRic

    Feb 19, 2021
    Oregon
    One of my all time musical heroes. Awesome technique, natural groove, wonderful human being.

    Sigh.
     


  2. Sly & Robbie doing a ripping version of the Heavenless riddim
     
  3. Nick von Nick

    Nick von Nick Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2014
    NY
    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.

     
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  4. DrThumpenstein

    DrThumpenstein Living for the groove Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2015
    St Louis, MO
    RIP Robbie. Too young, thanks for the grooves.
     


  5. Another big tune produced by Sly & Robbie
     
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  6. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    Oh my… Robbie Shakespeare was a big influence of mine. And he was only a few years older than me.

    Bumming right now.
     
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  7. Tubehed

    Tubehed

    Oct 27, 2011
    Westminister, CA
    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.
     
  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    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:

     
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  9. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Suspended Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    It might not have been the longest, but he did live a pretty good life, for a pretty good while.
     
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  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I am at point where 68 doesn’t look old at all.:(
     
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  11. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Suspended Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    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
     
  12. oranje

    oranje Living Deliciously Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    San Diego
    Michael, Ducky, Puma plus Sly and Robbie defined the 80’s reggae sound. Fantastic combo of talent.
     
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  13. ProbablyTooLoud

    ProbablyTooLoud

    Aug 1, 2020
    Atlanta
    RIP

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  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    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.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2021
  15. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Suspended Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    Word
     
  16. equill

    equill

    Nov 25, 2010
    Madrid
    Glad I got all the inspiration, but... damn.
     
  17. BassmanM

    BassmanM

    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    R.I.P. :crying:

    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.
     
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  18. Boba Fretless

    Boba Fretless

    Jan 30, 2014
    Guam USA
    Rest in Paradise, Bassie. Peace be unto Thee.
     
  19. gonzkal

    gonzkal Supporting Member

    Jul 18, 2015
    Zurich, Switzerland
    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...
     
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  20. Amano

    Amano

    May 5, 2015
    Planet earth
    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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