Shuku

by The Upbeat

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1.
05:12
2.
03:50
3.
07:17
4.
5.
6.
03:51
7.
04:24
8.
03:59
9.
05:22
10.

credits

released January 1, 2010

The Upbeat is: Grant Cox (saxaphone/backing vocals), Chaska Slawson (drums), Eric Lundy (lead guitar), Mike Honeyman (trumpet/backing vocals/percussion), Mike Organista (vocals), Eric Vallen (rhythm guitar), Brandon Seider (bass)

Guest Musicians: Roger Rivas (The Aggrolites) (Hammond Organ, piano, clavinet), Ngoki (hand drums), Gabe Lackner (percussion, tracks 4&7; melodica, tracks 6&10)

Cover Art: Zota
Back Photo: Johnny Oliver
Graphic Work: Jenny Zota

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The Upbeat Carpinteria, California

The Upbeat was formed in 1985, and for the past 27 years has been pumping out a unique blend of ska, roots reggae, and rocksteady, with politically and environmentally conscious lyrics.

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Track Name: Shuku Power
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