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  • Format: VINYL
  • Have: YES
  • Released: 1996
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While Ska has survived several 'waves' throughout the years, there is always plenty to explore in terms of vaiations within the ska genre, with subgenres such as rock steady, two-tone, dancehall, etc.

Hepcat manages to have a mellow groove about them all while being very listenable (especially when not dancing), and repeat listens.

I'm trying to remember back to think if I've seen Hepcat in concert. I can't be sure. If I did, I didn't know who they were at the time.

The Slackers on the other hand, I've seen them at least three times in concert. Great band as well. Check them out. And Dave Hillyard's work. He's been involved with Hepcat before.


Hepcat performs
Hepcat (Greg Lee and Alex Desert) performing at the Ikey & Aaron Owens Tribute show at El Rey Theater Hollywood, CA in November 2015.


One does not simply 'add all vinyl to collection'. This fits all of my ad-hoc requirements for being an album to buy on vinyl.

Very pleased to say that despite it being much later (24 years) since its release, I managed to find a copy a few months ago on vinyl and now it is in my collection.

"Do the drunken man skank the Deston Berry way!"


  1. A1 Country Time 3:36 Hepcat
  2. A1 Country Time 3:36 Hepcat
  3. A2 Bobby & Joe 2:25 Hepcat
  4. A3 Black Sky 3:39 Hepcat
  5. A4 Keep On 3:54 Hepcat
  6. A5 The Fool 2:30 Hepcat
  7. A6 Home 4:46 Hepcat
  8. B1 Clarence 1:42 Hepcat
  9. B2 Marcus Garvey 2:30 Hepcat
  10. B3 Relation 3:06 Hepcat
  11. B4 Positive 4:24 Hepcat
  12. B5 Come Out 4:28 Hepcat
  13. B6 Lovin' Man 4:47 Hepcat


Technical Notes

Heavyweight black vinyl.
Track times taken from original release.
No insert. No barcode.
Original release has red labels while this release has blue labels.

Companies, etc.

Mastered At – Greg Lee Processing – L-46255
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Tacpeh
Copyright (c) – Byo Records


Bass – David Fuentes
Drums, Percussion – Greg Narvas
Engineer – Bob Wayne
Guitar – Lino Trujillo
Keyboards, Vocals, Percussion – Deston Berry
Producer – Hepcat
Saxophone [Alto] – Raul Talavera
Saxophone [Tenor], Percussion – Efren Santana
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Kincaid Smith
Vocals – Greg Lee

(Release information as written on the Discogs entries for this album)

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