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✨✧ RicoJama Rico (180 gram pressing) ... LP
2 Tone/Chrysalis (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An early 80s gem from Rico – one of a few records he did for the 2 Tone label, but in a voice that's every bit as strong as his work in the 70s! 2 Tone was mostly known for its crossover ska releases – albums by The Selecter or Specials – but the label let Rico keep on moving in that instrumental groove from his Jamaican roots – recording with top-shelf players who include Ansell Collins on organ and Chinna Smith on guitar – but also getting a bit of 2 Tone help from Dick Cuthell on flugelhorn and Jerry Dammers on piano and organ. The tunes all have a great laidback vibe – more in a rocksteady instrumental mode than an upbeat ska one – and Titles include "Do The Reload", "Easter Island", "Some Day", "Love and Justice", "Java", "Destroy Them", and "Distant Drums". LP, Vinyl record album
(40th Anniversary Edition pressing!)

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✨✧ RicoThat Man Is Forward (180 gram pressing) ... LP
2 Tone/Chrysalis (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A classic album from Rico Rodriguez – one of the few cuts who can handle a trombone and make it seem like a totally badass instrument! Yet that's what Rico did, and did beautifully on a string of late 70s and early 80s albums that saw him rising up from early Kingston fame to a whole new scene over in London – which he hits very well here, thanks to some nice 2 Tone Record stylings on the production! Yet the core of the album is pre Jamaica – as Rico blows with rhythms from Sly & Robby, plus organ from Ansell Collins, guitar from Mikey Chung and Chinna Smith, and piano from Winston Wright – on instrumental smokers that include "Stay Out Late", "Red Top", "Ganja", "Easy Snappin", "Fiesta", "Chang Kai Shek", and "That Man Is Forward". LP, Vinyl record album
(40th Anniversary Edition pressing!)

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SelecterCelebrate The Bullet ... LP
Chrysalis, 1981. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Not quite as solid as their two tone classic Too Much Pressure, but more than satisfying first wave ska revival that still holds up after all these years! Includes "Bombscare", "Celebrate The Bullet", "Selling Out Your Future", "Red Reflections", "(Who Likes) Facing Situations", "Tell Me What's Wrong", "Washed Up And Left For Dead", "Cool Blue Lady" and "Bristol & Miami". (Rock, Reggae) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SelecterLive In Coventry 1979 (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
2 Tone/Chrysalis, 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Rock, Reggae) LP, Vinyl record album
(40th Anniversary Edition!)
 
 
 



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