Sunday, December 4, 2011

11.08.10 - Bushman LIVE & Sonia Pottinger tribute


Seems with each passing week another legendary figure in the field of Jamaican music leaves these earthly chains for the great beyond. Last week we lost Gregory and this week the iconic producer Sonia Pottinger passed. Ms. Pottinger was possibly the first and definitely the most successful female producer in Jamaica. She started in the mid 60s cutting some killer ska sides and later fully embraced the new sounds of rocksteady with arguably some of the finest 7"s of that genre. As early reggae blossomed into rockers, Ms. Pottinger was right in the middle of the fray not only with her own original tunes but her radical reconfigurations of Duke Reid's catalog, which she purchased after his passing. (via Deadly Dragon blog). Scratch Famous pays tribute to her with a beautiful set of some of his favorite Gay Feet tunes. In the second hour, we were joined by the great singer BUSHMAN who passed through to drop some of his latest tunes, talk some history, and do a live version of one of our favorites - Call The Hearse. Check the archive.

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