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Rico Rodriguez
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Rico Rodriguez at Guilfest 2012
Background information
Birth name Emmanuel Rodriguez
Born (1934-10-17)17 October 1934
Havana, Cuba
Origin Kingston, Jamaica
Died 4 September 2015(2015-09-04) (aged 80)
London, England
Genres Ska, reggae, jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Trombone
Years active 1958–2015
Associated acts The Specials
Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

Rico Rodriguez MBE (born Emmanuel Rodriguez; 17 October 1934 – 4 September 2015), also known as simply Rico, as well as Reco or El Reco, was a Cuban ska and reggae trombonist. He was born in Havana and grew up in Kingston, Jamaica. He has 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.

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