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Man From Wareika is Rico Rodriguez' first album with full artistic freedom. It was recorded in 1976 and subsequently released by Island Records.

Man From Wareika 300

Front cover painting by Tony Wright


MAN WHO KNOW
KNOW RICO
KNOW MUSIC
KNOW MAN MUSIC
KNOW MAN BEAUTY
KNOW RICO FREE
REFUGEE
KNOW FREE MAN
FROM WAREIKA HILL
RICO CONSTANT, FREE
CONSTANT
VETERAN FREE REFUGEE
TROMBONE FREE
NATURAL MAN
FROM EVER SKA
SKITTER EVER
UP WAREIKA
JAMAICA
BORN TO REGGAE
Poem on the back cover of the original LP release.

Original ReleaseEdit

Island ILPS 9485-A 500
Island ILPS 9485-B 500

LP: Island ILPS 9485 (UK) (p) 1977 Island Records Ltd. (c) 1977 Island Records Ltd.

TracksEdit

  1. "This Day" (4:14)
  2. "Ramble" (4:11)
  3. "Lumumba" (4:01)
  4. "Africa" (4:36)
  5. "Man From Wareika" (3:16)
  6. "Rasta" (3:38)
  7. "Over The Mountain" (3:14)
  8. "Gunga Din" (3:53)
  9. "Dial Africa" (3:22)
All compositions and arrangements: Rico Rodriguez

CreditsEdit

  • Rico (trombone)
  • Sly Dunbar (drums)
  • Jacko (drums on "Africa")
  • Ras Robbie Shakespeare (bass)
  • Bunny McKenzie (bass on "Africa")
  • Duggie Bryan (lead guitar)
  • Karl Pitterson (lead guitar, keyboards, percussion)
  • Junior Hanson Marvin (lead guitar)
  • Lloyd Parkes (rhythm guitar)
  • Phillip Chen (rhythm guitar on "Africa")
  • Touter Harvey (keyboards)
  • Ansell Collins (keyboards)
  • Tarzan Nelson (keyboards)
  • Tony Washington (keyboards on "Africa")
  • Skully (wood drums)
  • Tony Utah (percussion on "Africa")
  • Satch Dixon (percussion on "Africa")
  • Flick (fussy tambourine)
  • Ijahman (backing vocals on "Africa")
  • Candi McKenzie (backing vocals on "Africa")
  • Dick Cuthell (flugelhorn)
  • Viv Talent Hall (trumpet)
  • Bobby Ellis (trumpet)
  • Eddie Thornton (trumpet on "Africa")
  • Dirty Harry (tenor sax)
  • George Lee (tenor sax)
  • Keith Gemmel (tenor sax on "Africa")
  • Herman Marquis (alto sax)
  • Ray Allen (alto sax)

Recorded at Joe Gibbs and Randy´s Studios, Kingston, Jamaica, Sept. 1976 Engineers: Karl Pitterson, Errol Thornton, Dick Cuthell, assisted by Flick "Africa" was recorded at Island Hammersmith Studios by Karl Pitterson and Dick Cuthell, assisted by Kevin Dallimore Produced by Karl Pitterson. Executive Co-ordination: Leslie Teacher. Exectutive Producer: Chris Blackwell

Sleeve design by Eckford/Stimpson, Illustration by Tony Wright - Wonderful - One of the most beautiful LP-covers I know! (JamaRico)

Other releasesEdit

LP: Blue Note BN LA819 H (USA) LP: Top Ranking (Jamaica)

Re-issuesEdit

CD: Mango /Island CID 9485 (UK /late 1980s) LP: Vinyl Only /Island (ca. 1999/2000) CD: Island (Japan, 2004)


Quotes/reviewsEdit

  • "...quite possibly the best instrumental reggae album ever (well, in my opinion anyway!)" (Horace Panter, p. 98/99)

THE LORD LOVETH THE GATES OF ZION,
MORE THAN ALL THE DWELLINGS OF JACOB
- SELAH

Weblinks/SourcesEdit

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