Best of Boston

2000 Best Record Label


Heartbeat has grown to be the definitive source for both new and traditional Caribbean, specifically Jamaican music. By gaining access to never-heard material from reggae legends like Coxsone Dodd, the Wailers, and the Skatalites, Chris Wilson and his label helped initiate the current ska music revival. Liner notes in the label’s CDs are both investigative reporting into Kingston’s music scene and fan appreciation.

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