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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 two

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.

Product Details

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

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rico Rodriguez   Primary Artist
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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