Monday, February 13, 2012

Lloyd Clarke - Reco's All Stars

More ska on the Blue Beat label from 1962. I couldn't find anything about Lloyd Clarke but Reco's All Stars must be Rico Rodrigues ho now plays with Jools Holland's Big Band.

Wikipedia says of Rico -

Rico Rodriguez MBE (born Emmanuel Rodriguez; 17 October 1934[1]), also known as Reco or El Reco, is a ska and reggae trombonist. He has recorded with many producers, including Karl Pitterson, Prince Buster, and Lloyd 'Matador' Daley. He is known as one of the first and most distinguished Ska artists
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1 Career
2 Discography
3 Bibliography
4 See also
5 References
6 External links

"Rodriguez was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and was taught to play the trombone by his slightly older schoolmate Don Drummond at the Alpha Boys School. In the 1950s, he became a Rastafarian and became closely musically related to rasta drummer, Count Ossie. In 1961, he moved to the UK and started to play in reggae bands there. In 1976, he recorded the album, Man from Wareika under contract with Island Records.In the late 1970s, with the arrival of the 2 Tone genre, he played with ska revival bands such as The Specials. One of his most notable performances was on The Specials' song, "A Message to You, Rudy".
Rodriguez also helmed his own outfit, Rico and the Rudies, to yield the albums Blow Your Horn and Brixton Cat.
In 1995, Island Records released the album Roots to the Bone, an updated version of Rodriguez's earlier work, Man from Wareika.
He was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) at Buckingham Palace on 12 July 2007, for services to music."

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