We start off this week’s show with two sets of rare ska, beginning with a tribute to the father of the zombie film, George A Romero, who passed away on July 16th. In Romero’s honor, we played Lloyd Clarke’s 1966 cut, “Living Among The Dead,” which we hoped he would’ve loved. After our mento set, we put together a long reggae set and a tribute to another Hollywood legend, the great actor Martin Landau, who we honored by spinning Randy’s All-Stars version of the theme from Mission Impossible, the show Landau helped make famous. Our spotlight is on the lloyd “The Matador” Daley’s Mistic Label…Amazing productions from The Matador features vocals from Dennis Brown, Freddie McKay, Little Roy and I-Roy! Please add our show to your playlist here on Mixcloud and share it wherever you see fit. XO Generoso and Lily
First off, thank you so very much for listening and sharing last week’s Bovine Ska Sam Cooke tribute as it was one of the most popular shows that we have done here on Mixcloud. The summer is in full force here in Los Angeles, so we spent a lot of time indoors pulling tracks for this week’s show so we think you’ll really dig it. We start off with two sets of killer reggae from 1972-75, beginning with Slim Smith and John Holt fantastic cut for Jackpot, “Turning Point.” After our mento set and a long set of Jamaican R&B, we dug into a spotlight of Delroy Dunkley’s short-lived (1961-62) rare, but fun, DEE’S LABEL. That means more wonderful Jamaican rhythm and blues with pretty cuts from Theo Beckford, Basil Gabbidon, and Raymond Harper! Please add our show to your playlist here on Mixcloud and share it wherever you see fit. Hugs from Generoso and Lily
We love Sam Cooke, so very very much, and so have the recording artists of Jamaica, who over the years have cut sensational versions of Mr. Cooke’s extensive songwriting catalog. Not only have artists such as John Holt, Johnny Clarke, and Dudley Sibley recorded superb versions of Sam’s songs, but vocalists like Pat Kelly, Ken Parker, and Eugene Paul have embodied the actual voice of the man who many call The King of Soul. For this week’s program, we listened to dozens upon dozens of ska, rocksteady, and reggae interpretations of Cooke’s songs and we have selected our favorites to play for you on this week’s very special show in honor of the late Sam Cooke. We hope that you enjoy this show as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Please us know what you think of the show and do add our show to your playlist here on Mixcloud and share it wherever you see fit. XOXO Generoso and Lily
Happy 4th of July Bovine Ska and Rocksteady listeners!
For those of you who live in the States, we wish you a happy and safe 4th of July! We begin this week’s program by wishing a happy birthday to two true pioneers of Jamaican music, Rupie Edwards and Owen Gray by playing cuts by them as part of our opening sets of early 60s, JA rhythm and blues. In the final set of the first hour, Lily went wild finding superb reggae versions of The Four Tops 1972 hit, That’s The Way Nature Planned It by Ken Boothe and Delroy Wilson. Our label spotlight this week is of the rare DC Anderson ska and reggae label, ANDERSON which contains smartly produced cuts from The Leaders, Stranger and Gladdy, and The Tropic Shadows. Let us know what you think of the show and please add our show to your playlist here on Mixcloud and share it wherever you see fit. XOXO Generoso and Lily