Hello Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Listeners!
The National Museum of Jamaica recently opened an exhibition, The Spirit of Budo: The History of Japan’s Martial Arts which opened up a discussion between us about the pervasive influence that martial arts films have had in Jamaica since the genre exploded in the 1970s. Aided by the success of Jamaican Carl Douglas’ worldwide disco hit from 1974, “Kung Fu Fighting,” Jamaican reggae artists have taken their cues from the bevy of martial arts films they love so much. We avoided the cuts collected on the 2004 Trojan Kung Fu compilation and dug deep to find reggae tracks from 1971-1980 that you might hear for the first time in a long time. Massive songs about the Shaolin, kung fu and karate from U-Roy, Dillinger, Trinity, Prince Jazzbo and many more! PLEASE ADD THIS SHOW TO YOUR PLAYLIST ON MIXCLOUD or SHARE IT ON FACEBOOK. Have a great week! XO Generoso and Lily