Generoso and Lily’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady: Jamaica Covers Van McCoy 5-25-21

Hello Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Friends,

During last week’s Bovine Ska, we gleefully extolled our love for singer/songwriter/producer Van McCoy after we played Derrick Harriott’s version of McCoy’s 1972 cut, “Let Me Down Easy.” So, for this week’s show, we decided to go deeper into our love for Van McCoy by devoting our entire program by playing ska and reggae covers of some of Van’s greatest compositions that he wrote or co-wrote during his short, but highly prolific career. You’ll hear John Holt and Freddie McGregor taking on “Everything’s Coming Up Love,” which was made famous by David Ruffin. Also, Barbara Jones performing Barbara Lewis’ hit, “Baby, I’m Yours,” and Marcia Griffiths’ interpretation of “Sweet Bitter Love,'” which Aretha Franklin first cut in the mid-1960s.and again in the 1980s. And of course, one awesome reggae version of McCoy’s “The Hustle,” done by Byron Lee and the Dragonaires! Stay healthy and safe this week, friends. XO Generoso and Lily

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