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Live at The Whiskey A Go Go 1992
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#DIP018 - Released 6/21/2011   /  13 Tracks  /  320kbps MP3s

Hepcat

Live at The Whiskey A Go Go 1992

The original Hepcat lineup killing it in LA. Recorded in Hollywood during the halcyon days of '92.
$6.00


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Live at The Whiskey A Go Go 1992
Track Name Play
1) Hooligans > Lonesome
2) Same O Same O
3) Clarence Thomas
4) The Secret
5) Run Joe
6) Dance Wid Me
7) Earthquake & Fire
8) Crowd Banter
9) Skavez
10) Prison of Love
11) Artibella
12) Nigel
13) Afro Blue
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Album Notes

Recorded in 1992 when Hepcat was opening for Desmond Dekker at the Whisky A-Go-Go in Los Angeles. Dave Hillyard found it in his archives, and we worked with him to restore it. It truly is a special find, and a privilege to hear these guys when they were just starting their career. So check it out, download, and feel the Hepcat love.

Recording Details

HEPCAT

Personnel:
Greg Lee - Vocals
Alex Desert - Vocals
Deston Berry - Vocals, Keyboards
Greg Narvas - Drums
Dave Fuentes - Bass
Dennis Wilson - Guitar
Raul Talavera - Alto Saxophone, Percussion
Dave Hillyard - Tenor Saxophone

2011 digital version produced by Dave Hillyard & Alan Redpath

About Hepcat

From Wikipedia:

Hepcat is a ska and reggae band formed in southern California in 1989.

Their soulful harmonies and mellow rhythms were unlike those of contemporaries and more akin to musicians from the heyday of 1960s Jamaican ska, also referred to as the first wave.

The term "Hepcat" originates from an early slang term (1930?35) pertaining to an admirer or devotee of jazz, esp. swing, or one that was "hep", or a hipster. The band is actually named after a cat once owned by vocalist Alex Desert, named "Hep."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepcat

http://www.hepcatlive.com/

 

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