Robert Shakespeare Death – Tributes To Robert Shakespeare

Robert Shakespeare Death – Robert Shakespeare was born on September 27, 1953 in Kingston, Jamaica, he was Jamaican bass guitarist and record producer, best known as the one half of the reggae rhythm section and production duo Sly and Robbie, with drummer Sly Dunbar.

Robert Shakespeare passed away today on December 08, 2021, Robert Shakespeare Obituary and Cause of Death is still unavailable at the moment.

Tributes To Robert Shakespeare

Fabrizio Lagana wrote: Today is another tragic sad day because the historical jamaican legend like the bassist ROBBIE SHAKESPEARE is passed away today,
Its a like a lighting & thunder this tragic new from MIami Florida.
My very deep condolences to his family, Sly Dunbar and all artists & musicians that loved him eternally.
I was lucky to meet him in Rome July 1985 and other times, but I see him with Words Sound & Power backing band of Peter Tosh Tour in Italy 1980.
With their own albums, they set the standard for scaled-down, bass and drum dubbing.
A veteran of such session bands as Bunny Lee’s Aggrovators, Shakespeare first collaborated with Dunbar as members of Channel One Studio house band, the Revolutionaries. Deciding to try their luck as a duo, in 1974 they formed an independent production company and record label, Taxi Records. Their first production, “Soon Forward” by Gregory Isaacs, was a major hit and set them off on a path of success that has yet to abate.
When it comes to reggae bass playing, no one comes close to having the influence of Robbie Shakespeare. As one half of the Riddim Twins, a studio duo that he shares with drummer Sly Dunbar, Shakespeare has played on a very long list of albums.
In addition to recording and/or producing albums for reggae artists including U Roy, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Culture, Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Jimmy Cliff, Mighty Diamonds, Sugar Minott, Pablo Moses, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Augustus Pablo, Yellowman, and Black Uhuru, he and Dunbar have supplied their rhythmic and studio expertise to albums by such pop and rock stars as Mick Jagger, Joan Armatrading, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Joe Cocker, Cyndi Lauper, Yoko Ono, Grace Jones, and Ian Dury.
With their own albums, they set the standard for scaled-down, bass and drum dubbing. A veteran of such session bands as Bunny Lee’s Aggrovators, Shakespeare first collaborated with Dunbar as members of Channel One Studio house band, the Revolutionaries. Deciding to try their luck as a duo, in 1974 they formed an independent production company and record label, Taxi Records. Their first production, “Murder She Wrote” by Chaka Demus and Pliers was a major hit and set them off on a path of success that has yet to abate. Shakespeare has continued to expand the possibilities of his bass playing. Known for his creative use of electronics and production effects, he and Dunbar recorded an electro-reggae album with imaginative DJ Howie.
B. Shakespeare and Dunbar have produced the soundtracks for several films including Club Pardise, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Poetic Justice, and the all-time best grossing Jamaican film, Third World Cop.
Shakespeare has continued to expand the possibilities of his bass playing. Known for his creative use of electronics and production effects, he and Dunbar recorded an electro-reggae album with imaginative DJ Howie B. He was awarded several Grammy awards with Black Uhuru and with Sly Dunbar on their solo project “Friends”.
Shakespeare and Dunbar have also produced the soundtracks for several films including Club Paradise, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Poetic Justice, and the all-time best grossing Jamaican film, Third World Cop.
Never forgotten.
September 27 1953 – December 8 2021

Hon. Olivia wrote: I am in shock and sorrow after just receiving the news that my friend and brother, the legendary basist Robbie Shakespeare has died.

Robbie and Sly Dunbar, the drummer, as Sly and Robbie, have been among Jamaica’s greatest musicians.

This fantastic team took bass playing and drumming to the highest level as they made music for themselves as a group and for many other artistes locally and internationally.

Robbie’s loss will be severely felt by the industry at home and abroad. My condolences to those he leaves behind.

Love you, Robbie.

Rest in peace.

Xana Romeo wrote: Sad to hear news about the passing of one of Jamaica’s greatest bass player Robbie Shakespeare 🕊

Best known as the one half of the reggae rhythm section and production duo Sly & Robbie with drummer Sly Dunbar. Regarded as one of the most influential reggae bassists.

My sincere condolences to his family/loveones.

Raggae In Seattle wrote: RIP ROBBIE SHAKESPEARE!
It is with the utmost sadness we inform that Robbie Shakespeare, one half of the rhythm duo Sly and Robbie, has passed away in hospital in Florida.

He had reportedly been ailing for some time and had undergone surgery related to his kidneys.

Last year, Rolling Stone Magazine listed him at Number 17 on ‘The 50 Greatest Bassists Of All Time list’. Thank for your artistry. May you rest in eternal peace.
💚💛💔

#RobbieShakespeare #SlyAndRobbie #RIP #ReggaeInSeattle

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