Generoso and Lily’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady: Jamaica Loves Fats Domino 10-31-17

Hello Bovine Ska and Rocksteady listeners,
We were deeply saddened last Tuesday when we heard that Antoine “Fats” Domino had passed away at the age of 89. An amazing talent, Fats Domino sold more than 65 million records during his brilliant career! In the1950s, Jamaican soundsystem operators would take trips to the southern United States to acquire the hottest American rhythm and blues records they could find for their dances. Beginning in the early 60s, the Jamaican artists from Eric Monty Morris to Prince Buster to Derrick Morgan would emulate Fats Domino’s songs on the records they would cut. On our show this week, you will hear the Jamaican ska, rocksteady, and reggae covers of the songs that Fats made popular all over the world. Rest in peace Fats and thank you.

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