Rico Rodriguez – Wareika Vibes


  1. Hey Paul, thanks for your comment! This tune goes back to the Heroes of Kingston album, which I did with Keith Finch in 2001 under the name JA-13. It was a tribute to the pioneers of ska/rocksteady and we were fortunate enough to work with some great artists including Alton Ellis, Rico, Dennis Alcapone, Owen Gray, Derrick Morgan and Winston Francis.

    All recordings took place at Stanley House Studios in West London. Keith & I put the music together. Rico came in and played trombone on a few tracks but we really wanted him to feature on his own. We’d written the main riff but he was such a great artist, we just let him improvise the rest on the spot, spoken word included! Good times, Rico was always a joy to work with and is sadly missed.

    Thanks for the interest.

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