Rico Rodriguez

Rico Rodriguez
1934 - 2015

Rico Rodriguez  Jamaican


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Rico Rodriguez passed away on 4th Sep 2015 aged 80.


Rico Rodriguez is a member of the following lists: 2015 deaths, Musicians from Kingston, Jamaica and 2 Tone Records artists.


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First Name Rico
Last Name Rodriguez
Alternative Name Reco, El Reco
Age 80 (age at death) years
Birthday 17th October, 1934
Birthplace Kingston, Jamaica
Died 4th September, 2015
Zodiac Sign Libra
Nationality Jamaican
Occupation Text Musician
Music Genre (Text) Ska, reggae, jazz
Music Genre Reggae
Year(s) Active 1958–present, 1958–2015
Music Style Ska
Instrument (text) Trombone
Associated Acts The Specials, Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez MBE (17 October 1934 – 4 September 2015), also known as simply Rico, Reco or El Reco, was a Cuban-born Jamaican ska and reggae trombonist. He recorded with many producers, including Karl Pitterson, Prince Buster, and Lloyd "Matador" Daley. He was known as one of the first and most distinguished ska artists, and from the early 1960s performed and recorded in Britain, with the Specials, Jools Holland, Paul Young, and others

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