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Various Artists: Best of Studio One, Vol. 2 — Full Up (Heartbeat)

Richard Gehr, Spin, October 1985

THE FURTHER adventures in the multifaceted, knob-twirling career of seminal reggae producer Clement ("Sir Coxsone") Dodd. When we last left our hero, Heartbeat Records' two best-of collections were diversified grab bags reflecting the wide range of popular vocal styles forged in Studio One during the 25 years of its existence. Dodd has always had an exceptionally acute ear for what the street wants to hear, a facility reflected in the uncounted Studio One tracks that have peaked on Jamaican charts.

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