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Robbie Shakespeare

b, *1953 JM
Musician of Reggae
A.k.a. Robert Warren Dale Shakespeare

Jamaican reggae bassist. Born : September 27, 1953 in Kingston, Jamaica. Robbie in addition to being part of the famous duo Sly & Robbie (with Sly Dunbar), recorded as a session musician with many musicians and reggae and non reggae bands : U-Roy, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Tenor Saw, Culture, Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Jimmy Cliff, "Mighty Diamonds", Augustus Pablo, Black Uhuru, Mick Jagger, Yoko Ono, Cindy Lauper, Grace Jones and many others.

        
Instruments
  • Bass
  • Bass guitar
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • Reggae
  • Electronic
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Lola R. For Ever on Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited by Serge Gainsbourg
Sponji Reggae - Discomix on Liberation: The Island Anthology by Black Uhuru
Chameleon on Monty Meets Sly And Robbie by Monty Alexander, Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare
Soulful Strut on Monty Meets Sly And Robbie by Monty Alexander, Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare
Monty's Groove on Monty Meets Sly And Robbie by Monty Alexander, Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare
Skylarking Dub on Horace Andy Dubbin' It Up by Sly & Robbie
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy on Monty Meets Sly And Robbie by Monty Alexander, Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare
Moanin' on Monty Meets Sly And Robbie by Monty Alexander, Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare
People Make the World Go 'Round on Monty Meets Sly And Robbie by Monty Alexander, Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare
Sidewinder on Monty Meets Sly And Robbie by Monty Alexander, Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Magnetic Buzz RiddimSylvan White, Robbie Shakespeare, Earth Warrior, Delroy Melody2018Album
Stone Wall RamboSly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare And Yellowman1997Compil.
Belly LickPrezident Brown / Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare1997Single
Beat In My HeartAnthony Red Rose & Powerman / Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare1997Single
Padlock (Special Mixes)Larry Levan Featuring Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Gwen Guthrie, Wally Badarou, Darryl Thompson1983Album
Hold Me Tight / Brand New DayRobbie Shakespeare & Mikey Chung1979Album
Hold Me TightRobbie Shakespeare & Mikey Chung1978Single
Aggrovating InstrumentalRobbie Shakespeare & The Aggrovators1977Single
Are You In Love?Leroy Brown, Robbie ShakespeareSingle
Reggae Boyz Cross The BorderThriller with Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare & Lloyd "Gitsy" WillisSingle
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