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See Spot
Who Got It? (1996-2003) (Jump! Up Records)

By: Alex Steininger

Using diversity as their friend, See Spot's brew of jazz, swing, and Latin influences come to life on this collection of material recorded between 1996 and 2003. Whether you want to soak into the passionate Latin love grooves that spill out of the band, dance wildly to their big band influences, or sit back and sink into their smoky, colorful jazz, you can. Or maybe it's traditional ska you love? If that's the case, See Spot spices up traditional ska with enough influences from around the globe to keep it fresh and modern, all the while not tainting or ruining the sound, making it too modern for its own good. It is as fresh and pure as it was when the sound first surfaced in Jamaican, and See Spot plans to keep it that way. I'll give this a B-.
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