We sadly start off this week’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady with a tribute to dancehall legend, Frankie Paul, who passed away last week at the very young age of 52 years old. Paul had been hospitalized with kidney issues for some time. We wish Frankie’s family and friends our deepest condolences.
For our label spotlight this week, we dug through the crates and found many great cuts of the rocksteady and reggae variety from George “Clive” Murphy’s TENNORS LABEL. Being that it’s Murphy’s label, you would imagine tons of killer tunes from his band, The Tennors, but also amazing sounds from Eric Monty Morris, The Kingstonians, Roman Stewart and more! PLEASE ADD OUR SHOW TO YOUR PLAYLIST here on MIxcloud and share it everywhere you see fit. XO Generoso and Lily
It is with great sadness that we must report that legendary vocalist, Arthur “Bunny” Robinson has passed away only three months after the passing of his longtime singing partner, Noel “Scully” Simms. Bunny Robinson passed away on Wednesday, May 10th, at the age of 81 at the University of the West Indies Hospital after a four year battle with bone cancer. Our memorial for Bunny begins midway through this week’s program, with many of the tracks that he recorded with Noel Simms, as well as Robinson’s solo work and his cuts with other artists such as Claudelle Clark, Rudolph “Ruddy” Redwood, and The Messengers, where Bunny sang with Lloyd Charmers, Busty Brown, BB Seaton, and Ken Boothe. We extend our deepest sympathies to Bunny’s family and friends, and to the many musicians he worked with over his long career. Rest in peace Bunny. Love, Generoso and Lily
THE MAY 9TH SHOW IS UP! Yes indeed, it is another Rupie Edwards produced label! You may be wondering as to why Generoso and Lily’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Radio Show is spotlighting another Edwards label, and the simple answer is that there are just some producers who put out endless magnificent tunes and Rupie is one of them. The Peaceful Road label features top reggae cuts from 1971-1976 from Dobby Dobson, U-Roy Junior, Shorty The President, and many more. We start off the show with two sets of rare ska including Roy Shirley and Ken Boothe’s 1966 scorcher from Gayfeet, “Lollipop Tonight.” You then get a blast of mento before a long set of Jamaican soul and rocksteady before the Peaceful Road Label spotlight. PLEASE ADD OUR SHOW TO YOUR PLAYLIST here on MIxcloud and share it everywhere you see fit. XO Generoso and Lily
We heard the upsetting news that Elton John has been in very poor health, and armed with this knowledge we set upon the task of starting the show with a set of good Jamaican covers (1971-75) of Elton’s work as a tribute, and doggonit, we think we found them. Tell us what you think of the set! As for this week’s label spotlight, this one has been very long in the making. Not only was locating the best singles from the JDI Label difficult, but information about this short run label that only existed from 1966-67 was even harder. Luckily our friend, legendary foundation singer/songwriter, Roy Panton. recorded for the label and was kind enough to share his memories about his time at JDI with us and we are so very grateful to him for that information. Thank you Roy! PLEASE ADD OUR SHOW TO YOUR PLAYLIST here on Mixcloud and share it everywhere you see fit. XO Generoso and Lily