RIP Robbie Shakespeare

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  1. This was sad to hear. Much respect for this man and his abilities and influence. Thanks for what I've learned from you, Robbie.
     
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  2. BOOG

    BOOG

    Dec 13, 2016
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Thanks for announcing this! Although I’m not familiar with all of his individual works, today I am making it a point to listen to this playlist I found on Spotify through the remainder of the day.
    Sincere best wishes to his friends, family and colleagues. RIP
     
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  3. OnTheOneBaby

    OnTheOneBaby

    Sep 4, 2013
    So sad.
    My first encounter with Robbie and Sly was Revolutionaires backing Mighty Diamonds at Channel One.

     
  4. gmarcus

    gmarcus Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    Rest in Peace Robbie, you live on in the music.
     
  5. bass12

    bass12 Have You Met Grace Jones?

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Just a heads up - Robbie didn't play on all of the tracks on that playlist.
     
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  6. Yah. Still lots of good stuff on there
     
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  7. I’ve been digging this compilation recently
     
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  8. bass12

    bass12 Have You Met Grace Jones?

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
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  10. bass12

    bass12 Have You Met Grace Jones?

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    The one time I saw Sly & Robbie perform it was with Bitty McClean on vocals.
     
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  11. wow I bet that was good. Sad I never saw them
     
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  12. Tom McClintock

    Tom McClintock

    Jan 18, 2015
    DFW
    none
    Great bassline here

     
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  13. roccobass

    roccobass Still funkin’ in the free world. Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    California
    RIP Robbie.
    All of people thought he just did reggae. I’ve heard him on so many other artist’s releases. He was pretty multi-genre.
    Ironically, the first time I ever heard him was a Grace Jones tune that he played from the early 80s and on a 12” single. (For those of you who remember!) I just loved his funky intro and I’ve always remembered it. Groove away in the heavens, buddy!:rolleyes:

     
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  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
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  15. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Last night, I was out late and my local NPR station carries the BBC. Robbie Shakespeare’s death was headline news and there was a fairly long featured story about how he and Sly Dunbar kept Reggae moving forward after Bob Marley’s death. I looked at the New York Obituary, and it was crickets. That just shows how much bigger Reggae was and is outside of the USA.
     
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  16. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
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  17. bass12

    bass12 Have You Met Grace Jones?

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Well, there's no question that reggae has always been a lot bigger in England than t has been in the U.S.
     
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  18. BOOG

    BOOG

    Dec 13, 2016
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Good to know!
    After listening to it through the day I was disappointed that it didn’t more of his stuff that colored outside of the reggae lines too.
     
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  19. bass12

    bass12 Have You Met Grace Jones?

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    It seems that Sly & Robbie were heavily involved with Guthrie's first two albums (playing, writing and producing). You might find her bio information interesting: Gwen Guthrie | Discography | Discogs
     
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  20. Robbie influenced me from an early age. RIP Brother.
     
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