Rico Rodriguez

Man From Wareika / Wareika Dub

Label Caroline Genre Reggae & Dub Cat no. carolr049cd

£10.99

Originally released by island Records in 1976, Man From Wareika established gifted Jamaican trombonist, Emmanuel ‘Rico’ Rodriguez as a major solo artist. At the time of its release, Rico had been a mainstay of the British music scene for well over a decade, having plied his trade in the country since moving from Jamaica in 1962. The popularity of the Island LP led to the company releasing its hugely collectable dub counterpart, Wareika Dub, along with a variety of 7” and 12” singles, all of which have since become prized collector’s items. Soon after his spell with Island, Rico became a key part of the 2Tone sound and an honorary member of the Specials, while continuing his work as a key session player on the UK music scene. This superb 40th anniversary 2CD collection finally brings together the widely acclaimed Man From Wareika and Wareika Dub albums, and is further musically enhanced with an array of rare and previously unreleased bonus tracks from the Island vaults, so ensuring that this is by some way the finest collection of the trombone maestro’s timeless works released to date.