Tribute To Don Drummond
10" | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Striker Lee)
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Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez, a graduate of the golden musical college of Alpha Boys School, is renowned worldwide as a master trombonist. Shortly after leaving school, he became a member of the famed Eric Dean's band, playing alongside Ernest Ranglin, Tommy McCook, Lloyd Brevett & Lloyd Knibbs amongst others. He was soon joined by Don Drummond, to whom, this album is dedicated. Ironically, the album also stands as a Tribute to Rico, who also passed away in the Fall of 2015.However, in the early 1960's Rico decided to leave Jamaica and emigrated to London. His instrumental virtuosity eventually gained him many sessions and gigs, most notably with R & B combo Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames. In later years he featured as a member/player of the Specials and also with Jool's Holland's "Rhythm & Blues Orchestra". This re-issue finds Rico back in 1969 with the opportunity to blow over contemporary Jamaican rhythms from legendary producer Bunny "Striker" Lee. Early in that year news arrived from Jamaica of Don Drummond's passing. Bunny and Rico learned of this and immediately decided to record a tribute album to this world renowned trombonist. The album's rhythms emanate from the Bunny Lee All Stars, with the trombone overdubs and the vocal interjections by Gene Rondo (aka Winston Laro), laid at T.M.0 Studios, London, in mid 1969. The album was completed in 4 hours, which is a testimonial to the trombone skills of Rico! .