Generoso and Lily’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady: U-Roy Admiration and Inspiration 2-25-21

Hello Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Friends,

As we are sure that you know by now, the mighty Daddy U-Roy, The Originator, died on February 17th. As the news of his passing went out, testimonials from reggae, soul, and hip-hop flooded in, because as we all know, U-Roy’s impact on music was gigantic. So, when we started putting together a memorial for U-Roy, we thought to play his first cut, a version for Keith Hudson, but then we also looked at the time when U-Roy had the top three songs on the Jamaican charts at once and how influential these cuts were: “Wake The Nation,” “Rule The Nation,” “Wear You To The Ball.” For his tribute, we of course played U-Roy’s versions, but then we also added the many deejay versions of these songs from a who’s who of famed deejays: Dennis Alcapone, Trinity, Dillinger, Big Youth, Lizzy and many others to stress how beloved and inspiring U-Roy was to his peers and the generations after him. Rest in peace Daddy U-Roy and bless you. XO Generoso and Lily

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