When our friends Generoso and Lily recently left Boston for that other coast, they took their radio show with them. That radio show was called GENEROSO AND LILY’S BOVINE SKA & ROCKSTEADY and it was broadcast over 88.1 FM, WMBR out of Cambridge, MA for over 19 years, filling Greater Bostonia’s ears with all manner of classic Jamaican music: mento, rocksteady, ska, and reggae! Theirs was the best classic Jamaican music show we’ve ever heard, so it was with great sadness that we tried to accept the situation moving forward! And then! Our heroes announced that they would continue their show in podcast form, and we immediately asked if we could keep the Boston connection to them and their show alive by presenting the podcast through the Hassle website. And here we are. A wonderful marriage of island song and the Northeast people who love it, straight out of Los Angeles. What a world!!
We’ll be posting new podcasts as they come, roughly on a weekly basis. Enjoy!!
This week we are back to a two-hour show featuring a retrospective of the Lambert Briscoe/Eddy Grant–run TORPEDO LABEL, which released superb reggae cuts in England from 1970–1975. We are starting off this week with two sets of smooth rocksteady and then a bouncy mento set and then ending the first hour with a long set of ska from 1963–1966. We finally added our old station IDs with artists like Owen Gray, Jimmy Cliff, Prince Buster and many of the guests that graced the show over the last 20 years and even a new one from Big Youth that was recorded this past weekend. Join us on our Facebook group to find out about our spotlights in advance as well as great reggae and ska shows in the SoCal area and the odd record shop we stumble upon as well. Please let us know what you think! Love, Generoso and Lily XOXOXO
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Generoso and Lily’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady 6-23-15 by Bovineska on Mixcloud