Friday, August 2, 2013

Bahama Mama - Lonesome Cowboy 7" (1980)

A - Lonesome Cowboy
B - Upstate Skank

Bahama Mama were from Rochester, New York and they may have been the first white reggae band in the US. They were formed in 1973 and released 2 singles - this is their second one. Their first was released a year prior in 1979. It was "Hurricane / Future Fear" which had a bigger release than this one here which only saw 1,000 copies. There was also a live full length called, simply, Bahama Mama Live also released in 1980.
After founding member Ron Stackman dissolved the band in late 1979/early 1980 he started another band called The Majestics who put out one EP and played as Lee 'Scratch' Perry's back up band on his self indulgent album "Mystic Miracle Star".
This download includes the Bahama Mama 7" and the Lee 'Scratch' Perry record.


Informative article on Bahama Mama HERE. -(thanks to Anonymous for the link!)


Anonymous said...

Tone and Wave said...

Thanks for the link!

How is it that this never came up in a Google search for me?!

(...and I have that Steve Alaimo album that it mentions at the bottom of the article...if anybody is interested)