We started off this week’s show with two sets of rare 1966 ska, that smooth ska that was right on the cusp of rocksteady, beginning with Prince Buster’s cut, “Festival March.” This week’s mento set has three amazing covers of American folk tracks like “If I Had A Hammer,” which we then followed with a long reggae set selected by Lily. Our second hour starts with our spotlight on the rare Jamaican Gospel imprint, SOULS STIRRING. Though it is a shorter than regular spotlight as singles were tougher than normal to find, there are some wonderfully produced cuts that we know you will enjoy. PLEASE ADD OUR SHOW TO YOUR PLAYLIST HERE ON MIXCLOUD or share wherever people want to hear the beautiful sounds of a young Jamaica! XOXO Generoso and Lily
It is quite cold here out west and we know that the east coast has gotten some snow so we hope this week’s show warms us all up! We started off with two sets of ska, beginning with Joe White’s 1963 cut for Dutchess, Maybe One. We of course followed with our weekly mento set, and then a long set of rocksteady before going into a spotlight of Byron Smith’s underappreciated BARON’S LABEL! That means great reggae cuts from 1969 to 1974 from: Linval Thompson, Wilburn Theodore Cole, Dennis Alcapone, Nora Dean and many more! PLEASE ADD OUR SHOW TO YOUR PLAYLIST HERE ON MIXCLOUD or share wherever people want to hear the beautiful sounds of a young Jamaica! XOXO Generoso and Lily
Happy Anti-Valentine’s Day Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Listeners!
It is not a secret that we despise Valentine’s Day. This holiday, if taken seriously, will put a strain on both long and short terms relationships and will even on occasion, be the impetus for the relationship-ending death blow. That is why for every Valentine’s Day since 1997, we have done a radio show where we play magnificent Jamaican songs pertaining to romantic sadness, and this year’s theme is LYING AND CHEATING! This show will feature skas, rocksteadys, and reggaes like: “Who Will You Tell Your Lies” by The Gaylads, Delroy Wilson’s “Don’t Believe Him,” and of course, “Cheater” by Dennis Emmanuel Brown that are here to commiserate with you after you are scorned for taking your date bowling on Valentine’s Day because you thought it would be “cute.” Please SHARE this show, and Happy Anti-Valentine’s Day to you all 2018. XO Generoso and Lily
Welcome back, Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Listeners!
As today, February 6th, is Robert Nesta Marley’s birthday, we started off our show this week with a rare early cut from Mr. Marley on Beverleys that we know you will enjoy and we followed that track up with two sets of early Jamaican rhythm and blues and ska. We then decided that our label spotlight will be on Marley’s Studio One label mate, Jackie Estick’s rocksteady and reggae imprint, ESTICK. Top rocksteady and reggae cuts from 1968-1970 on that label sung by Winston Samuels, Cecile Campbell, and Tony Scott! There is as always our mento set and a long set of rocksteady to keep you in the groove. PLEASE ADD OUR SHOW TO YOUR PLAYLIST HERE ON MIXCLOUD or share wherever people want to hear the beautiful sounds of a young Jamaica! XOXO Generoso and Lily