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Discography Pt. 4: 1990-1999

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1990

LPs

Soloist on

  • Macka B: Natural Suntan (LP, CD: Ariwa ARICD 058)
  • Mad Professor: Psychedelic Dub (LP, CD:Ariwa ARICD 057)
  • Raggamuffin (LP: ???/France)

Sampler/re-issues

  • V.A.: Special Club Ska (CD: Heartbeat)

ca. early 1990s

LPs

Soloist on

  • Panache Culture: Tell Them (CD: Runn /NL)
  • Panache Culture: Travel In A Dream (CD: Runn)

1991

Singles

  • Rico: "Rockaman Soul" b/w "Rockaman Soul (version)" - Prod. by Fizzè; released on 7": Mensch /Blue Moon AGR 005 /CH

Soloist on

  • The Trojans feat. Jenny Bellestar & Rico: "Mixed Feelings" - Prod. by Gaz Mayall; released on 12"-side: Gaz's Rockin' 12GAZ 017-A /UK

LPs

Soloist on

  • Intence: Love & Life (CD/LP: Ariwa)
  • The Mad Lighters: Play On Mr. Music (LP) - re-released as: Skatown (CD: BF-128-12)
  • The Mad Professor: Psychedelic Dub. Dub Me Crazy Pt.10 (CD: Ariwa /UK)
  • Peeni Waali: The Dawn (LP: Mensch Records /CH)
  • The Trojans: Skalalitudes (CD: Gaz)


Sampler/re-issues

  • The Specials: Specials Singles (CD: 2Tone /UK)
  • The Specials: Singles Collection (CD: Chrysalis /US)
  • V.A.: 21st Century Dub (CD: Danceteria)
  • V.A.: History Of Ska 1 (CD: Blue Beat)
  • V.A.: History Of Ska 2 (CD: Blue Beat)
  • V.A.: Talking Blues (CD: Blue Beat)
  • V.A.: Ska Bonanza (2CD: Heartbeat) - Three titles with Rico's contribution. The cover of this CD set is very interesting: It shows Rico and Don Drummond with Lloyd Knibb and Gladdy Anderson on piano. The photo was taken in the back room of Coxsone Dodd's Mom's liquor store at Beeston Street around 1955/57. (Brian Keyo, former Skatalites manager)

1992

Singles

Why Should I 500

Soloist on

  • Bob Marley: "Why Should I (Bone Remix)" - originally recorded in 1971; Rico's overdubs in 1992; released on 7"-side: Tuff Gong MML 2932 AA /JA, 1992; released on 5"-CD-Single: Tuff Gong /Island /Int., 1992; released on 12"-side: Tuff Gong /Island 12TGX 3-A /UK, Int.

LPs

Soloist on

  • Bad Manners: Fat Sound (CD: Pork Pie /D)

Sampler/re-issues

  • V.A.: Tougher Than Tough (4CD: Island, 1992)
  • Rico & The Invaders: "Invaders At Carnival", Invaders: "Soul Of The Jungle", on: V.A.: The Histroy of Ska, Blue Beat and Reggae (CD: Lagoon)

1993

Contributions

  • Dennis Bovell: Tactics (CD: LKJ-Records)

Sampler/re-issues

  • "Sea Cruise" / "Jungle Music" / "Carolina" / "Rasta Call You" / "Easter Island", on: 4CD: The Compact 2Tone Story (4CD-Box: Chrysalis)
  • Prince Buster: FABulous Greatest Hits (CD: Sequel)

1994

LPs

  • Rico & His Band: You Must Be Crazy (CD: Grover /D)

As band member

  • Jazz Jamaica: Skaravan (CD: Quattro QTCY-2036 /JA, Skazz /UK) - re-release 1996 on: RootJazz /Hannibal HNCD 1397 /UK
  • Jazz Jamaica: Jamaican Beat Vol. 1 & 2 (2CD: EMI /Japan)

Soloist on

  • Kazufumi Kodama: The Return Of The Dread Beat (CD /Japan)
  • Mad Professor: Anti-Racist Dub Broadcast (LP/CD: Ariwa)
  • "Sweet And Dandy" on: The Selecter: Happy Album (CD)
  • "Madness" on: The Selecter: Rare (CD) - recorded with Selecter & Prince Buster

Sampler/re-issues

  • V.A.: Carnevale Caribe (CD: Piranha) ???
  • V.A.: It's Shuffle'n Ska Time with Lloyd "The Matador" Daley (CD: Jamaica Gold)
  • V.A.: It's Ska Time - 20 Original Ska Classics (CD: Charly Ska)

1995

Singles

Soloist on

  • Suggs: "I'm Only Sleeping" b/w "Off On Holidays" (5"CD: WEA)

LPs

  • Rico: Wonderful World (CD: Parco /Quattro QTCY-2074 /Japan, LP: ? /Jamaica)
  • Rico: Rising In The East (CD: Jove JOVECD 3 /UK)
  • Rico: Return From Wareika Hill (CD: Alpha Enterprise YHR-1102 /JA) - This is the original Japan release of Rising In The East

Soloist on

  • "Rudy Got Married", "Zion City" on: Laurel Aitken: The Story So Far (CD: Groover /D)
  • Lee Perry: Black Ark Experryments (CD: Ariwa)
  • Lee Perry: Experryments At The Grass Roots Of Dub (CD: Ariwa)
  • Skunks: No Apologies (CD: ???)
  • Suggs: The Lone Ranger (CD: WB)

Sampler/re-issues

  • Rico: Roots to the Bone (CD: Reggae Refreshers /Island)
  • Blow Your Horn & Brixton Cat (CD: Trojan); for details see Man From Wareika
  • Blow Your Horn (CD: PCD-3605 /Japan)
  • Wailing Souls: Wild Suspense (CD: Island Jamaica /UK)

1996

Singles

A band member

  • Jools Holland & Eddie Reader & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra: Waiting Game (5"CD: Coliseum)

LPs

As band member

  • Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra: Sex & Jazz & Rock&Roll (CD: Coliseum HF 51CD /UK)

Soloist on

  • Michael "Bammie" Rose: Reggae Be-Bop (CD/LP: Olive Disk & Records)

Sampler/re-issues

  • Harry Mudie/V.A.: Remembering Count Ossie: A Rasta Reggae Legend (LP/CD: Moodisc Records HM-50100-2 /US) - recorded ca. 1959-61; prod. Harry Mudie; overdubs by Harry Mudie
  • Deadley Headley / Rico Rodriguez: "2 From Alpha", on: V.A.: Reggae Archive (CD: On-U-Sound)

1997

LPs

  • Rico Rodriguez All Stars: Rico's Message. Jamaican Jazz (CD: Jet Star)

Soloist on

  • Mad Professor: Dub You Crazy With Love (CD: Ariwa /UK)
  • Ocean Colour Scene: Marchin' Already (CD: MCA /UK)
  • Peeni Waali: The Return (CD: Mensch Music /CH)

Sampler/re-issues

  • Rico & Freetown: "Take Five", Laurel Aitken & Freetown: "Rudy Girl" on: V.A.: Ska Island, CD: Island 40th /US
  • (Track auf Various: Ska Island, CD: Island 40th /US)
  • Dennis Bovell: Dub Of Ages (CD: LKJ Records)
  • Ocean Colour Scene: B-Sides, Seasides & Freerides (CD: MCA) (on: "Huckleberry Grove", "Chicken Bones" & "Stones")

Sampler/re-issues

  • Rico: Tribute To Don Drummond (CD: Trybute TRRCD01) - re-issue of: Reco in Reggaeland (1969)
  • Jump With Joey: Generations United (CD: Rycodisc)
  • Jump With Joey: Strictly For You (CD: Rycodisc) - re-release original release dates for the two albums are unknown
  • "Rico's Farewell", on: V.A.: Skatalites & Friends At Randy's (CD: VP)
  • Derrick Morgan: Time Marches On (CD: Heartbeat)

1998

LPs

Soloist on

  • Little Tempo: Latitude (CD /Japan)
  • Suggs: The Three Pyramid Club (CD)
  • Prince Buster: "Whine & Grine" (5"-CD-Single: Island) - Rico's solo is not confirmed.

Sampler/re-issues

  • Rico: That Man Is Forward (CD: Reggae Retro RRCD 001 /Jammyland /US)

1999

LPs

As band member

  • Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra: Sunset Over London (CD: Coalition /Warner)

Soloist on

  • Floyd Lloyd: Our World (2CD) - there may be two more albums by Floyd with Rico's contribution: Mango Blues, and Village Soul
  • "Star", "Skraffic Jam", "Come Away", "The Funnymen" on: Freetown: Painless (CD: Beatville BVR 1008)
  • Peeni Waali: The Eve of Peeni Waali (2CD: Mensch)
  • Yellowman: Yellow Fever (CD)

Sampler/re-issues

  • Headley Bennett feat. Bim Sherman & Style Scott: Deadly Headley - 35 Years From Alpha (CD: On-U Sound ON-U CD 0014)
  • Max Romeo: The Many Moods Of Max Romeo (CD: Jamaican Gold)
  • Rico Rodriguez: "Jungle Beat(live)" on: V.A.: The Shack Vol. 2 Club Ska '99 (CD)

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