Jamaican Trombonist Nambo Robinson Is Dead

Irina Mossi Love Detective

Trombonist Ronald “Nambo” Robinson, a talented session musician who
worked with reggae’s greats, died yesterday at his St Andrew home. He
was 67.

Robinson’s wife, Marcia, said that he died at 1:00 am but did not give a cause of death.

From East Kingston, Robinson started his career with Mystic Revelation
of Rastafari. He was a founding member of the 809 Band, which also
included his long-time friend, saxophonist Dean Fraser; singer Desi “Desi
Young and bassist Michael Fletcher.

Robinson was also a long-standing member of Sly and Robbie’s Taxi Gang.
He played on several of the duo’s biggest hit songs such as Baltimore by
The Tamlins and Bull Inna The Pen by Black Uhuru.

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Robinson got his big break in the late 1970s by playing on Survival and Confrontation, two of Bob Marley’s albums.

Buffalo Soldier, Trench Town and Wake Up And Live are among the Marley songs Robinson played.

Ronald “Nambo” Robinson is survived by his wife and three children.

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