Hello Bovine Ska and Rocksteady listeners! This Tuesday, Sept 26th is our 4th wedding anniversary, and being that we were wed in Memphis, TN where we attended the services and received the blessings of The Reverend Al Green, we decided that this week’s Generoso and Lily’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Radio Show will be filled with rare reggae versions of the Reverend’s finest songs. Artists such as The Blues Busters, Dennis Brown, Boris Gardiner and Alton Ellis all covering Green on this very special program. We would like to dedicate this show to the people of Mexico, Cuba, and Puerto Rico who have suffered greatly these last two weeks. You are in our prayers.
Hello Bovine Ska and Rocksteady listeners! We started off this week’s show with two sets of smoking hot reggae from 1973-74, beginning with Prince Jazzbo’s cut for Pantomime, Mr. Harry Skank! After a more boisterous-than-normal mento set, we ended the first hour with a long set of Jamaican rhythm and blues before going into our spotlight of Simeon Smith HI LITE LABEL. You’ll hear a lot more JA R&B on Hi Lite as well as some more mento. Filled with fantastic cuts from Derrick Morgan, Keith and Enid, Trenton Spence, and Lloyd Clarke! Please add our show to your playlist here on Mixcloud and share it wherever you see fit. We’ll be back next week as always! XO Generoso and Lily
Sadly, this is our third week in a row where we must memorialize another Jamaican music legend who has passed away. This week we give our deepest respects to the late great keyboardist, Earl Lindo, who sadly died on September 4th at the age of 64 in London. Lily and I have put together a two hour memorial featuring Wya’s finest work as a solo performer, as a member of the Now Generation, and as an artist backing everyone from Burning Spear to Joe Higgs to The Heptones to of course, Bob Marley and the Wailers on some of the most iconic reggae recordings of their era. We send our deepest condolences to Wya’s family, friends and fellow musicians. Rest in peace Wya. Love and respect, Generoso and Lily
Sadly, one day after we heard the news of the passing of Winston Samuels, we received word that the great Studio One vocalist, Larry Marshall had also left us. Marshall passed away on August 24th at the age of 75 in Florida, where he had lived since the 1990s. As we have often said during the past two decades on the Bovine Ska, Larry Marshall remains as one of the most underrated singers in Jamaican music history. At the halfway point of this week’s program, we will spotlight Larry’s extensive career as a singer, and we also looked at his wonderful production work for his labels: Amanda and Marshall. We send our deepest respects to the family and friends of Larry Marshall during this difficult time. Love and respect, Generoso and Lily