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 definately the most succesful female producer in Jamaica. She started in the mid 60s cutting some killer ska sides and later fully embraced the new sounds of Rock Steady with arguably some of the fiinest 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 had purchased after his passing). We paid full tribute to Ms. Pottinger on our November 8th Radio show with a full hour of her music.
For the second hour the great singer BUSHMAN passed through to play some tunes and talk some history!
And we were lucky to have Bushman perform CALL THE HEARSE for us...check it!
Check the Nov 8 archive!