Thanks for all of the kind words about last week’s Aretha Franklin and Count Prince Miller memorials on the Bovine Ska. We truly appreciate the love you share. For this week’s radio show, we started off with two sets of rare ska and dug deeply through the crates to present you a spotlight on Lloyd F. Campbell’s THE THING label, named after everyone’s favorite member of The Fantastic Four. So many wonderfully produced cuts on The Thing from 1971-1978 from such talents as: Junior Byles, Gregory Issacs and Tony Brevett just to name a few. PLEASE ADD THIS EPISODE TO YOUR PLAYLIST ON MIXCLOUD, or share it wherever people love the sounds of a young Jamaica. Stay cool friends XO Generoso and Lily
On August 16th, the same day that we lost The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, we were given the sad news that Count Prince Miller had also passed away. With great respect, we started this week’s show off with a reggae tribute to Aretha by playing four Jamaican covers of songs that she made legendary which we hope you’ll love. We then dedicated the entire second hour of this week’s show to actor, singer, producer, Count Prince Miller. We began the memorial with the Count’s earliest recordings as a member of doo-wop group, The Downbeats and then as a member of The Vagabonds. We then played some of Miller’s most audacious solo recordings, as well as his productions in the UK for singers: Jackie Edwards, Tony Gregory, The Banana Boys and Errol Daniels. Rest in power Count and Queen. XO Generoso and Lily
The temperatures have finally drop a bit here this week, so that means that our pulling records for this week’s show was an infinitely better time than it has been. We started off this week’s show with a set of Curtis Mayfield/Impressions covers in soul and ska from the late 1960s that we know you’ll love, and for our label spotlight we selected Eddie Wong’s small but significant imprint, the CAPITAL LABEL. On that spotlight you’ll hear amazing reggae cuts from 1969-1973 from Max Romeo, Dennis Alcapone, and John Holt, just to name a few. PLEASE ADD THIS EPISODE TO YOUR PLAYLIST ON MIXCLOUD, or share it wherever people love the sounds of a young Jamaica. Stay cool friends XO Generoso and Lily
Our radio show for this week is now up, two days late but it’s here! The heat kicked our equipment silly for a couple of days, but it stayed cool for us to give you the cool sounds of a young Jamaica. Our label spotlight on this week’s show is on Alvin Ranglin’s superb, TYPHOON LABEL, which features top tunes from The Maytones, U-Roy, and Dennis Alcapone! We began the show with a set dedicated to our dearest friend, author, music journalist, film-maker, Barbara Makeda Blake Hannah, who will be presented with the Jamaican O.D. (Order of Distinction). We also paid our respects to Third World’s, Irvin ‘Carrot’ Jarrett, and record distributor, Neville Lee, who both passed last week. Give our show a listen and PLEASE SHARE the program with those whom you love. XO Generoso and Lily
Happy Jamaica Independence Day 2018 Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Listeners!
August 6th, 2018 will be Jamaica’s 56th Independence Day and for the 22nd straight year we will celebrate Jamaica with a special programme. For this year’s celebration we will only play cuts from 1961-1979 about Jamaica’s capital city, Kingston, and we included Jamaican R&B, ska, and rocksteadys about the city’s famed streets like: King, Beeston, and of course, Orange Street, the music street! We also played many reggae cuts about Kingston’s neighborhoods as well as providing the history about the music that took place there. Classics from Prince Buster, Theo Beckford, U-Roy, and many more! PLEASE ADD THIS EPISODE TO YOUR PLAYLIST ON MIXCLOUD, or share it wherever people love the sounds of a young Jamaica. Happy Independence Day Jamaicans! XO Generoso and Lily