40th Anniversary Edition On 180g Vinyl LP!
2021 Vinyl Remaster by Alchemy At AIR!
Vinyl LP pressing of this 1982 album from the Ska musician. The album features musical assistance from a few members of The Specials. Rico started his career in the late 1950s playing with the likes of Prince Buster, Laurel Aitken and Max Romeo as a session musician in addition to creating his own recordings. He moved to the UK in the early 60s and continued performing live and playing as a session musician. He signed to Island Records in the 70s, releasing his first solo albums.
In 1979 Rico met Jerry Dammers and began playing with The Specials. He became an honorary member of the band and featured prominently on some of their most famous tracks, along with Dick Cuthell, which produced a distinctive sound. In 1980 he released his first album for the 2 Tone label, That Man is Forward. Jama Rico was the second album released on 2 Tone Records in 1982. This album felt like a celebration of Jamaican musicians - Jama Rico was an altogether different beast.
This was a more resolute statement, more African in it's rhythms and a hidden treasure within the 2 Tone label. This time the recording sessions were split between Joe Gibbs studio in Jamaica and sessions at London's Town House Studios. The Jamaican sessions again were produced by Dick Cuthell and comprised of musician friends Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Headley Bennett, and Ansel Collins. The London sessions, produced by Dick and Jerry Dammers, featured Specials John Bradbury and Horace Panter, along with Tony Utah and Satch Dixon.
This new remaster, originally released in May 1982, is a part of the ongoing 2 Tone "40th Anniversary" releases. The package is a 3mm Spined Sleeve, 180gm Heavyweight Black Vinyl, printed inner and bellyband.
- 40th Anniversary Edition
- 180g Vinyl
- 2021 Vinyl remaster by Alchemy at AIR
- Part Of the 2 Tone "40th Anniversary" Releases
- 3mm Spined Sleeve
- Printed Inner
- Made in the UK
- Destroy Them
- We Want Peace
- Jam Rock
- Some Day
- Distant Drums
- Love And Justice
- Do The Reload
- Easter Island