• Rico Rodriguez – Destroy Them
    • Rico Rodriguez – We Want Peace
    • Rico Rodriguez – Jam Rock
    • Rico Rodriguez – Some Day
    • Rico Rodriguez – Distant Drums
    • Rico Rodriguez – Love And Justice
    • Rico Rodriguez – Java
    • Rico Rodriguez – Do The Reload
    • Rico Rodriguez – Easter Island
    • 1. Destroy Them
    • 2. We Want Peace
    • 3. Jam Rock
    • 4. Some Day
    • 5. Distant Drums
    • 6. Love And Justice
    • 7. Java
    • 8. Do The Reload
    • 9. Easter Island

    Legendary Jamaican trombonist Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez became a regular contributor to the Two Tone label, recording two albums for the Coventry-based imprint. Both are now 40 years old - hence this reissue of the second, Jama Rico. Unlike its predecessor, That Man's Forward, Jama Rico looks further afield for inspirations, with the trombonist's usual easy-going reggae and ska instrumentals being joined by a handful of tracks that draw inspiration from West African rhythms and spaced-out jazz-funk. As a result, it's arguably one of his most vibrant and interesting solo sets, while the inclusion of the Special AKA on final track 'Easter Island' highlights his link with the Specials (famously, Rodriguez performed on 'Message to You, Rudy').

    Check “Destroy Them, Distant Drums, Easter Island” heavyweights!

    Other Releases by Rico Rodriguez

    Rico RodriguezThat Man Is ForwardTwo-Tone Records

    Legendary ska trombonist Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez became a regular contributor to the Two Tone label - recognition of his role in the rise of the Jamaican sound before he relocated to London in the mid 1960s. Rodriguez recorded two albums for the Coventry imprint in 1981, both of which have now been reissued in remastered "40th anniversary editions". That Man's Forward, the first of these, naturally puts Rodriguez at the heart of the action, with his distinctive trombone parts - plus some rather good sax solos - rising above an easy-going blend of reggae, dub, ska and rocksteady instrumentals.

    Check “Chang Kai Shek, Fiesta, X”

    • – Easy Snappin
    • – Fiesta
    • – Chang Kai Shek
    • – Stay Out Late
    • – Red Top
    • – EX (X) Paradise
    • – Ganja
    • – That Man Is Forward

    Other Releases on Two-Tone Records

    Rico RodriguezThat Man Is ForwardTwo-Tone Records

    Legendary ska trombonist Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez became a regular contributor to the Two Tone label - recognition of his role in the rise of the Jamaican sound before he relocated to London in the mid 1960s. Rodriguez recorded two albums for the Coventry imprint in 1981, both of which have now been reissued in remastered "40th anniversary editions". That Man's Forward, the first of these, naturally puts Rodriguez at the heart of the action, with his distinctive trombone parts - plus some rather good sax solos - rising above an easy-going blend of reggae, dub, ska and rocksteady instrumentals.

    Check “Chang Kai Shek, Fiesta, X”

    • – Easy Snappin
    • – Fiesta
    • – Chang Kai Shek
    • – Stay Out Late
    • – Red Top
    • – EX (X) Paradise
    • – Ganja
    • – That Man Is Forward
    The Special AKAIn The StudioTwo-Tone Records

    Third album from The Specials, released in 1984, long after the breakup of the original Specials and released under the name The Special AKA.

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      Second album by ska band The Specials, released in October 1980. Includes the 7" single "Stereotype / International Jet Set"

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        Check “Chang Kai Shek, Fiesta, X”

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        • – Stay Out Late
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        Backatcha Records presents 'Swave Villi Us', a collection of sixteen sought after independent soul cuts, recorded between 1971-1984 from across the US and beyond.

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