Even more sad news to pass along this week. Just a few days after Pastor Dr. Norris Weir of the legendary vocal group, The Jamaicans, passed away, we received the upsetting news that Trevor McNaughton, a founding and last surviving member of The Melodians passed away on November 20th at the age of 77. Generoso was fortunate to have met Trevor on a few occasions over the years and found him to be an exceptionally talented vocalist and gentleman. We honored Trevor and the group he helped make famous on this week’s program by playing songs that Trevor wrote and sang lead on, but also by spotlighting the label that he formed with The Melodians, Ken Boothe and Delroy Wilson, The Links Label. We send our love and respects to Trevor’s family and friends at this sad time.
We began this week’s Bovine Ska Radio Show by sharing sad news, as legendary singer and co-founder of the seminal vocal group, The Jamaicans, Pastor Dr. Norris Weir passed away on Friday evening. We send our deepest condolences to the Pastor’s wife, Fay, their family, and all of his colleagues and friends. In tribute to the Pastor, we started this week’s show with a set of Norris’ best work as both a solo artist and member of The Jamaicans. For our label spotlight this week, we focused on Hubert Cunningham’s Lord Cunningham Label, which features a rare mix of mento, Gospel, and reggae cuts from such artists as Max Romeo, Barrington Spence and Hubert himself. For our U.S. listeners, please have a happy and safe Thanksgiving this week. XO Generoso and Lily
Hello Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Listeners! We began this week’s Bovine Ska with a recently unearthed Treasure Isle ska cut from Stranger Cole entitled, “Thinking Of The Future,” that we think started the show off with a bang. After another set of ska, our weekly mento set and a long set of rocksteady, we tore into a spotlight that we have been working on for some time: Al Reid’s amazing reggae imprint, ONE HEART…Barry Llewelyn, I-Roy, and Alton Ellis all cutting great sides for Mr. Reid. Please add this show to your playlist, favorite it, or share it wherever people love the sounds of a young Jamaica. XOXO Generoso and Lily
Hello Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Listeners! Over the cold weekend, we stayed in to watch a lot of new cinema, and then pulled some amazing cuts for this Tuesday’s Bovine Ska Radio Show. You might remember the spooky reggae cut by Owen Del and Newts called, “Barnabas Collins;” from last Halloween’s Bovine Ska Radio Show? Well, this week we will turned the spotlight on the label it was on: Andell Forgie and Bunny Lee’s HATCHET LABEL. Great reggae cuts from 1972-73 by Delroy Wilson, Horace Andy, Dennis Alcapone and many more! Please add this show to your playlist, favorite it, or share it wherever people love the sounds of a young Jamaica. XOXO Generoso and Lily