Born OTD in 1934, Cuban-born Jamaican ska & reggae trombonist, Emmanuel “Rico” Rodriguez. Rodriguez was born in Havana, Cuba, & at an early age moved with his family to Jamaica. He grew up there in Kingston, and was taught to play the trombone by his slightly older schoolmate Don Drummond at the Alpha Boys School. He recorded with producers such as Karl Pitterson, Prince Buster, and Lloyd Daley. He was known as one of the first ska musicians. Beginning in the 1960s, he worked with The Members, The Specials, Jools Holland, and Paul Young.

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The oracle in the Brixton area Joe Mansano is known as the true pioneer of the London sound of Reggae. After the success of his single Brixton Cat Trojan asked him to record an album under the same name. He agreed and started working on this new album together with great musicians such as the trombonist Rico Rodreguez and top DJ Hopeton Reid. “Rico’s Torpedo” is a straight horn cut on the rhythm and one of the highlight of the record. The oracle continued recording different fine tunes for the skinhead Reggae lovers.

Joe’s All Stars present their first album for your dancing pleasure. Reissue vinyl LP available in store and online.