Dutch Robinson

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Dutch "Teddy" Robinson is a singer, songwriter, music producer and actor. From South Bronx, New York,[1] he was one of the original lead singers with the Ohio Players[2]. After leaving the Players, Dutch went on to produce such hits as "I Ain't Got Nothin" (later to be sampled by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony in 2002 for "Money Money"), and "Can't Get Along Without You". He was also a member of the short-lived Elbow Bones and the Racketeers and was the founder and leading singer/songwriter of "Life". Native of New York, USA, he moved to Nova Scotia, Canada in the late 1980s,[3] then to Montreal in the early 2000s. While in Montreal, he performed with Cirque du Soleil's "Drum". In 2010, he performed in the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He released his latest album, entitled "Freedom", on September 6, 2013. The album is available in full on his website www.downloaddutch.com. He is the father of 6 children. One of his sons, Zaz, is also a musician under the name "I Am Zaz".


  • 3 ECMA awards
  • 2 ANSMA awards
  • Black Businessman’s award
  • Nova Scotia Music Award (for the album Life)
  • Inducted to the R&B Hall of Fame (October 2013)


  1. ^ "The Past, Present And Future Of Dutch Robinson [Interview]". HipHopCanada.com. 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  2. ^ "Dutch Robinson".
  3. ^ "Dutch Robinson glad to be back in Halifax for Martin Luther King Jr ..." The Chronicle Herald. The Chronicle Herald. Retrieved 17 September 2018.