R.I.P: Emmanuel “Rico” Rodriguez, 1934-2015

September 7, 2015

Derrick Harriott – “Over the River” (1961)

The fruitful and prolific relationship between producer Coxsone Dodd and Rico Rodriguez continued on this No. 1 hit featuring Derrick Harriott on vocals. The track’s doo-wop style with a heavy guitar backbeat makes it another precursor to ska and showcases Rodriguez’s impressive flexibility and range as a musician.