Robert “Robbie” Shakespeare, the Jamaican bass guitarist most popular as a big part of the reggae and name couple Sly and Robbie, kicked the bucket on Wednesday, Jamaica’s way of life serve said. He was 68.
Conceived Robert Warren Dale Shakespeare in East Kingston in 1953, Shakespeare was a productive bassist who worked with reggae greats including Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Gregory Isaacs.
Jamaican Culture Minister Olivia Grange called him one of the country’s incredible performers.
“I’m in shock and distress after getting the news that my companion and sibling, the amazing bassist Robbie Shakespeare has passed on,” she said in an explanation that didn’t depict the reason for death however said he “had been ailing for quite a while”
“This incredible group took bass playing and drumming to the most significant level.”
His work spread over the roots reggae, rockers and dancehall classifications with particular bass depressions that frequently utilized electronic impacts.
Shakespeare likewise fanned into popular music, creating craftsmen like Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Cyndi Lauper and Grace Jones.
He figured out how to play bass on account of Aston Barrett of the Wailers and the Upsetters band.
Named a few times to “best bassist” records, including Rolling Stone’s 50 Greatest Bassists of All Time, Shakespeare shaped a team with Sly Dunbar called the Riddim Twins, their first cooperation a band called the Revolutionaries.
In 1974, the pair shaped an autonomous creation organization and record name called Taxi Records.
Their first creation with Gregory Isaacs, called “Before long Forward,” was a moment hit.
Tricky and Robbie delivered music for film soundtracks, including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Fitting retribution.”
The team was selected for 11 Grammy grants, with one win for best reggae collection in 1998 for “Companions.”