Generoso and Lily’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady: Horace Hanlan’s Happy Tone Label 9-24-19

Hello Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Friends,
As we celebrate our wedding anniversary this week, we thought to start off with a set of ska that has love all around including The Silvertones lovely cut for Duke Reid, ‘When My Baby Smiles.” Our mento set was marriage themed and it started with the classic cut from Lord Flea, ‘Bachelor’s Life.’ For the final set of the first hour, Lily put together a killer set of reggaes including Horace Andy’s brilliant cover of ‘Delilah’ which Tom Jones made famous in 1968. Our label spotlight for this week is on Horace Hanlan’s Happy Time label which features top cuts from Earl Sixteen, Ronnie Davis and The Mighty Falcons to name a few. XO Generoso and Lily

Generoso and Lily’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady: Willie Williams’ Halifax Label 9-17-19

Hello Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Friends,
The very first cut we played on this week’s show is an interesting unearthed ska version from Alton Ellis of his 1966 rocksteady hit, All My Tears Come Rolling that is something to behold, we followed that with an awesome ska from Toots and The Maytals on Kentone that we know you’ll love. Our mento set is all about the “Miss” and Lily gathered a massive reggae set that has a version to version of Burning Spear’s Give Me from 1975 that is key. Our label spotlight is on singer/producer Willie Williams’ Hailfax Label that is chock full of brilliantly engineered cuts from Williams, Delroy Wilson, The Versatiles that are all backed by Now Generation! Stay cool this last week of summer friends XO Generoso and Lily

Generoso and Lily’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady: Alphonso Bailey’s World Champ Label 9-10-19

Hello Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Friends,
Hope you’re staying cool friends as this week we started our show with two hot sets of rare ska beginning with The Spanishtonians scorcher, “Lord A Massie Massie” and ending with The Gaylads 1966 cut for Coxsone Dodd, “Falling In Love.” We began our mento set with a tribute to Louise Simone Bennett-Coverley,OM, OJ, MBE on the 100th anniversary of her birth and so we played her version of “Hold M Joe.” Lily selected a beast of a reggae set with a highlight being Little Madness’ 1975 tune for the Arab label, “Mother Country.” Our label spotlight this week is on Alphonso Bailey and Kass Harris’ World Champ Label that has some cleverly produced reggaes from 74-80 from Freddie McGregor, Cedric Myton, and Linval Thompson. XO Generoso and Lily

Generoso and Lily’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady: Jamaica Sings The Songs of Bert Berns 9-3-19

Hi Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Listeners!

Bert Berns might not be a household name in the same way that you know the artists who recorded the many hit songs that he wrote and produced like The Drifters, Ben E King, and Solomon Burke, but Berns was a mammoth force as a songwriter and producer. Berns’ first hit was for The Jarmels in 1961, a fun cut entitled, “A Little Bit of Soap” and that song launched him into a massive career in music as he would produced and write great songs for both rock and soul acts alike. For this week’s Bovine Ska, you will hear sensational Jamaican covers of Berns’ classics, like Derrick Morgan’s take on “Twist and Shout,” or Hortense Ellis giving her all on “Piece of My Heart,” or Slim Smith doing “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love.” We hope that you enjoy to two-hour tribute to Bert Berns, who left us too soon at the age of 38 in 1967. XO Generoso and Lily