RICO'S MAN FROM WAREIKA
Man who know
Know man music
Know man beauty
Know Rico free
Know man free
From Wareika hill.
Rico constant, free
Veteran free refugee
From ever ska
Born to reggae.
ISLAND (UK) 1976/77
Original UK first issue
We are now presenting that great horns/instrumental album by the
legendary Rico Rodriguez trombonist called man from wareika, which
appears on several issues...note : this album has recently been re-released
on the simply vinyl 180g label which is not included on this discography...
Viv Talent Hall,
Recorded at Joe
Engineers : Karl
All tracks mixed
at Island Basing
Produced by Karl
Many thanks to
Tommy and Colin
and CB for
Rico Poem and
sleeve by Les,
with thanks to
TOP RANKING (JA)
jamaican issue, but not repressed, taken from the same matrix than
probably issued between 1978 and 1980... has no cover...
note : has typographical errors on title : "man from warieki", "man from warieka"...
1 Man from Wareika
3 Over the Mountain
4 Gunga Din
5 Dial Africa
1 This Day
Two different pressings issued same year :
-one has golden letters on front : on back cover, the tracklist stands
on the left part and the poem on the right part...
-the other one has black and golden letters on front : on back cover,
the tracklist stands on left part for side one and on right part for
side two and the poem is centered...Has been also early reissued on the
blue island label...
BLUE NOTE (US) 1977
American issue on the famous jazz label...
same cover than island issue, liner notes in white instead of gold...
GHETTO ROCKERS (UK)
UK original pressing for the dub versions of man from wareika
album...probably an unauthorized issue... has been reissued in the 90's
on a bootleg blank italian issue...
GHETTO ROCKERS (UK)
This single is the vocal version to Rico's "africa" by Ijahman...never
Personnal on Africa : The Ghetto Rockers
Trombone - Rico
Bass Bunny Mc Kenzie
Lead Guitar Junior Hanson Marvin
Rhythm Guitar Phillip Chen
Keyboards Tony Washington
Percussion Tony Utah, Satch Dixon
Backing Vocals Ijahman, Candy Mc Kenzie
Trumpet Eddie Thornton
Tenor Sax Keith Gemmel
Recorded at Island Hammersmith Studios May 1976
The Lord loveth the Gates of Zion, more than all the dwellings of
taken from the Album
ISLAND (IPR 2002)
Rico - Dial Africa (recorded live at the Rainbow) // Dial
Africa (Dub) Prod. by K.Pitterson 1977
ISLAND (IPR 2006)
Rico - Ramble // Rico - Ska Wars Produced by Karl
Pitterson / Staff 1977
ISLAND (WIP 6399)
Rico - Africa // Afro Dub Produced by K. Pitterson