Man who know
Know Rico
Know music
Know man music
Know man beauty
Know Rico free
Know man free
From Wareika hill.
Rico constant, free
Veteran free refugee
Trombone free
Natural man
From ever ska
Skitta ever
Up wareika
Born to reggae.
ISLAND (UK) 1976/77
ILPS 9485
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...








































Trombone – Rico
Drums – Sly Dunbar
Bass – Ras Robbie Shakespeare
Lead Guitar – Duggie Bryan, Karl Pitterson
Rhythm Guitar – Lloyd Parkes
Keyboards – Touter Harvey, Ansel Collins, Tarzan Nelson, Karl Pitterson
Wood Drum – Skully
Percussion – Karl Pitterson
Fussy Tambourine – Flick
Flugelhorn – Dick Cuthell
Trumpet – Viv Talent Hall, Bobby Ellis
Tenor Sax – Dirty Harry, George Lee
Alto Sax – Hermann Marquis, Ray Allen
Recorded at Joe Gibbs and Randy’s Studios, Kingston, Jamaica, Sept.1976
Engineers : Karl Pitterson, Errol Thomson, Dick Cuthell
Assisted by Flick
All tracks mixed at Island Basing Street Studios by Karl Pitterson and Dick Cuthell
Assisted by Kevin Dallimore
Produced by Karl Pitterson
Executive Co-ordination Leslie Teacher
Executive Producer – Chris Blackwell
Many thanks to Tommy and Colin for Lifelines and CB for breadtimes
All compositions and arrangements by Rico Rodriguez
Rico Poem and sleeve by Les, with thanks to Satch
Illustration by Tony Wright
Design by Eckford/Simpson



ILPS 9485
jamaican issue, but not repressed, taken from the same matrix than island issue...
probably issued between 1978 and 1980... has no cover...
note : has typographical errors on title : "man from warieki", "man from warieka"...
Side Two
1 Man from Wareika
2 Rasta
3 Over the Mountain
4 Gunga Din
5 Dial Africa
Side One
1 This Day
2 Ramble
3 Lumumba
4 Africa




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...
American issue on the famous jazz label...
same cover than island issue, liner notes in white instead of gold...








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...
This single is the vocal version to Rico's "africa" by Ijahman...never released elsewhere...
Personnal on Africa : The Ghetto Rockers
Trombone - Rico
Drums – Jacko
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 Jacob    Selah


Related Disco 45's and Singles 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  1977
WIP 6399
Dj copy only