Trombone Man: Anthology 1961-1971

Trombone Man: Anthology 1961-1971

by Rico Rodriguez
     
 

Although not as well-known as Skatalites trombonist Don Drummond, Rico Rodriguez (or just Rico) was just as strong a player and as in-demand as his better-known counterpart, as Trombone Man makes clear, packing 52 tracks from 1961 to 1971 onto twoSee more details below

Overview

Although not as well-known as Skatalites trombonist Don Drummond, Rico Rodriguez (or just Rico) was just as strong a player and as in-demand as his better-known counterpart, as Trombone Man makes clear, packing 52 tracks from 1961 to 1971 onto two discs. The earliest sides here reveal Rico to be a player who was unconcerned with how things were labeled, with tunes like "Blues from the Hills" perching one foot in R&B and the other in ska, while "Duck Soup," credited to Drumbago's Orchestra, steeps its steady pulse and ringing horns in thick nyahbinghi drums years before reggae would herald the Afro-thump as its spiritual heart. Rico's loping horn lines graced a few full-length albums in the late '60s. Tracks from Blow Your Horn, Brixton Cat, and the entirety of Tribute to Don Drummond fill out much of the rest of the collection. Trombone Man ends its survey in 1971, making it a cliffhanger of sorts considering the wealth of great cuts that Rico laid down later in the decade, including the deep reggae classic Man from Wareika. Nevertheless, Trombone Man is an excellent introduction to one of the great instrumentalists of Jamaican music, whose work puts him in the same class as Jackie Mittoo, Augustus Pablo, and Dean Fraser.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/11/2005
Label:
Sanctuary Trojan Us
UPC:
0060768050525
catalogNumber:
80505

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Magic  -  Duke Reid's All Stars
  2. Blues from the Hills  -  Duke Reid's All Stars
  3. Duck Soup  -  Drumbago's Orchestra
  4. London Here I Come  -  Rico
  5. Hitch and Scramble  -  Rico
  6. Orange Street  -  Rico & the Rudies
  7. The Bullet  -  Rico & the Rhythm Aces
  8. Return of the Bullet  -  Rico & the Rhythm Aces
  9. Friendly Persuasion  -  Rico & the Rhythm Aces
  10. Psychedelic Island  -  Rico & the Rudies
  11. Nyah Serenade (AKA Brixton Serenade)  -  Rico & the Rudies
  12. Rico Special  -  Rico & the Rudies
  13. Peace  -  Rico & the Rudies
  14. The Lion Speaks  -  Rico & the Rudies
  15. Blues  -  Rico & the Rudies
  16. Jumping the Gun  -  Rico & the Rudies
  17. Lazy Boy  -  Rico & the Rudies
  18. Quando Quando  -  Rico & the Rudies
  19. Reco's Message  -  Rico & the Rudies
  20. Niyah Man  -  Rico & the Rudies
  21. Caribbean Serenade  -  Rico & the Rudies
  22. Session Begin  -  Rico & the Rudies
  23. Biafra  -  Rico & the Rudies
  24. The Proud One  -  Rico
  25. Hey Jude  -  Rico

Disc 2

  1. Reco's Torpedo  -  Rico
  2. Poison Snake  -  Rico
  3. Funky Reggae, Pt. 1  -  Rico
  4. Behold  -  Rico
  5. Honky  -  Rico
  6. Hot Line  -  Rico
  7. Tribute to Don Drummond (AKA Peanut Vendor)  -  Rico
  8. Anancy Rumba  -  Rico
  9. Rainbow into the Rio Mino (AKA Green Island)  -  Rico
  10. Sweet Chariot  -  Rico
  11. Tom Jones  -  Rico
  12. Scar Face  -  Rico
  13. Trombone Man  -  Rico
  14. Japanese Invasion  -  Rico
  15. Top of the Class  -  Rico
  16. Black Milk  -  Rico
  17. Stranger on the Shore  -  Rico
  18. Place in the Sun  -  Rico
  19. Blue Mountain  -  Rico & the Rudies
  20. Going West  -  Rico
  21. Rock Back  -  Rico
  22. One Eyed Giant  -  Rico
  23. (Let's) Work Together  -  Rico
  24. Once a Man  -  Rico
  25. Hammer Rock (AKA Hammer Reggae)  -  Rico
  26. Walk With Des (AKA Further Look)  -  Rico
  27. Waterloo Rock  -  Rico

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rico Rodriguez   Primary Artist
Rico   Indexed Contributor
Drumbago's Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Justin Hinds   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Acker Bilk   Composer
Rico   Composer
Duke Reid   Composer,Producer
Lloyd Campbell   Producer
Bunny Lee   Composer,Producer
Tommy McCook   Composer
Ron Miller   Composer
Michael Atherton   Liner Notes
Freddie James   Composer
Charles Reid   Producer
Rico Rodriguez   Composer
Robert Mellin   Composer
Vincent "Randy" Chin   Composer
Bryan Wells   Composer
Joe Mansano   Composer,Producer
Joe Sinclair   Producer
Robert "Dandy" Thompson   Producer
James Campbell   Composer

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