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Jama Rico - 40th Anniversary (180g) Vinyl LP

Two-Tone RecordsSKU rr-2352

1982 full-length from Jamaican ska/reggae trombonist ft. Sly, Robbie + members of The Specials
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"1982 album from Ska musician Rico Rodriguez. The album features musical assistance from a few members of The Specials. Rico started his career in the late 1950's playing with the likes of Prince Buster, Laurel Aitken and Max Romeo as a session musician in addition to creating his own recordings. He moved to the UK in the early 60's and continued performing live and playing as a session musician. He signed to Island Records in the 70's, releasing his first solo albums. In 1979 Rico met Jerry Dammers and began playing with The Specials. He became an honorary member of the band and featured prominently on some of their most famous tracks. In 1980 he released his first album for the 2 Tone label, That Man is Forward. Jama Rico was the second album released on 2 Tone Records in 1982. This album felt like a celebration of Jamaican musicians - Jama Rico was an altogether different beast. This was a more resolute statement, more African in its rhythms and a hidden treasure within the 2 Tone label. The sessions again were produced by Dick Cuthell and comprised of musician friends Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Headley Bennett, and Ansel Collins. This new remaster is a part of the ongoing 2 Tone '40th Anniversary' releases. The package is a 3mm Spined Sleeve, 180gm Heavyweight Black Vinyl, printed inner and bellyband." - Two-Tone Records

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