Label: Caroline International
Release date: 18.11.2016
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’. Soon after his spell with Island, Rico became a key part of the 2Tone sound and an honorary member of the Specials. This 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.
At last!... This all-time classic from master trombonist Rico gets a reissue with accompanying dub set plus extras... Deep, lush roots reggae instrumentals from a true great... Essential!