Generoso and Lily’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady: Thanksgiving 11-26-19

Happy Thanksgiving Bovine Ska Friends,

Lily and I wish you all a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving. If you are listening from outside of the United States, then please share our holiday with us. For the first hour we present to you magnificent Jamaican rhythm and blues, ska, mento and reggae cuts about food: Both Jamaican dishes and traditional American dishes like Drumbago All Stars’ “Duck Soup” and Lord Foodos’ “Peas and Rice.” The second hour we selected songs that are all about bread and those who have it and those who don’t, which is our way of saying, “please give when you can.” The Heptones give us “No Bread On My Table” and The Versatiles present, “Give Me Bread.” Best wishes XO Generoso and Lily

Generoso and Lily’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady: Tommy Cowan’s Sweet City Label 11-19-19

Howdy Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Friends,

A set of super fast ska is how we began this week’s Bovine Ska which has a great one at the top from 1965 from The Monarchs on Kentone entitled, “All of Me!’ Our mento set started off with the classic, “Daisy’ by Lord Composer from his classic ‘Songs From The Caribbean’ LP. Our first hour ended with a selection of reggaes from Lily that featured a gem from Keith Hudson from 1974, ‘Talk Some Sense.’ This week’s label spotlight is the third one that we’ve done from Tommy Cowan here on the Bovine Ska as we looked at Cowan’s SWEET CITY label. In his honor, this spotlight included solo cut from Cowan’s bandmate from The Jamaicans’ Norris Weir, who passed away one year ago yesterday. Be strong and stay warm friends XO Generoso and Lily

Generoso and Lily’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady: Swaby and Hollett’s Top Studio Label 11-12-19

Hello Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Friends,

Today is a super cold day in most of the States, so please stay warm! We chose super rare Jamaican rhythm and blues cuts from the early 1960s to begin the show with the first two songs featuring the brilliant drum work of Count Ossie. Our mento set followed and then a fantastic set of reggaes selected by Lily that featured a version to version killer from Naggo Morris that was produced by Prince Jazzbo! We then went into our spotlight of Dudley Manzie Swaby and Leroy Bunny Hollett’s TOP STUDIO LABEL which has awesome mid-70s reggaes from Hortense Ellis, Junior Byles, and The Ja Man All Stars. Have yourself a lovely week! XO Generoso and Lily

Generoso and Lily’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady: Blackbeard Sinclair’s Hulk Label 11-5-19

Hello Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Friends,

We hope that you had a great Halloween! Started off this week with two sets of glorious ska, beginning with a rare one from Randy’s from 1964, Richard Saunders’ “Sign Of The Times.” For our mento set we pulled out “Juicy Oyster,” a fun mid-50s cut from Chin’s Calypso Sextet. LIly’s reggae set that ended the first hour had a killer tune from 1976 to start the vibes with “Ready Done” which Trinity recorded for Lloyd A Campbell’s Spider Man. Our label spotlight was on Rodguel “Blackbeard” Sinclair superb HULK Label, which contained massive cuts from Delroy Wilson, Ken Boothe, and Tinga Stewart to name a few. Have a great week! XO Generoso and Lily