Many thanks to all of you who wished Lily a happy birthday last week, and we’re so glad that you liked our silly birthday by the numbers Generoso and Lily’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Radio Show. Over the sunny weekend we dug deep into the record boxes and for our label spotlight on the Bovine Ska, we will focus on Rector Butler’s RECORD CITY LABEL…A very rare label of superb reggae from 1968-1978 that showcases Butler’s considerable talents as a producer with songs by Amiel Moodie, Albert Johnson, and Jah Stitch. That spotlight begins midway through the show. 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
Today, April 17th is our Lily’s birthday, and as Lily is a data scientist by trade, Generoso has chosen to celebrate his love’s birthday by selecting nine sets of ska and reggae that feature numbers “one” through “nine” in the title. Amazing tunes like Roy and Yvonne’s 1964 tune,”Two Roads,” Lloyd Charmers’ “Five To Five” and U-Roy’s “Seven Day Reggae,” just to name a few. The first hour will contain four sets of ska featuring the numbers one through four, and the second hour is reggae and five through nine! There will also be fun facts from the year of Lily’s birth and a lot of silliness. If you feel the desire to do so, please leave your birthday wishes for Lily right here in the comments on this Mixcloud show! Happy Birthday Lily!
We hope that you all had a beautiful weekend Bovine Ska Listeners. The week started with L.A. on fire (high of 92 degrees) so we thought to cool it down with the cooler than ice, Max Romeo. This week our label spotlight is on the ROMAX label that features many outstanding productions from Romeo and Winston Riley for Big Youth, Dillinger, Jimmy Riley and of course, Max Romeo himself. We started off the show with two sets of rare ska, glided into a mellow mento set, before ending the first hour with rocksteady before going into the Romax Label. 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
Shortly after recording last week’s Bovine Ska, we learned that the sad news that singer songwriter, Junior Soul passed away at the age of 68 in Florida. Born as Vallen Smikle in Kingston, Junior Soul starting performing as a teenager and would join forces of Franklyn Spence and David ‘Scotty’ Scott to form The Federals. Though the group didn’t record a huge amount of songs, the quality of what they released was top notch, including a song that Junior wrote that would becomes a huge hit, “Penny For Your Song.” Junior would go on to have a long career as a solo artist, and formed the label, 2M LTD to handle many of his solo releases. Midway through our show this week we paid our tribute to Junior Soul by playing cuts from both The Federals and his solo career. We extend our deepest sympathies to Junior’s family and friends. Love Generoso and Lily.