Hepcat, Push 'N Shove (Hellcat): They may be L.A. all the way, but cue up this album's title track — "Push 'N Shove" and you'll swear you're listening to Jamaica's Heptones. And that's no dis. The heyday of Jamaican ska is long over, but Hepcat stay true to the tradition and in doing so, make it their own. Other standouts include "Daydreamin' with a swingin' sax solo from Efren Santana, and a lovely ska interpretation of Brenton Wood's late '60s soul hit, "The Sign" (here re-titled "Gimme Little Sign"). — Michael Goldberg

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