NY Beat

Hit & Run

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The 1985 compilation NY Beat: Hit and Run was the first compilation of U.S. ska; Moon Ska Records reissued it on CD in 1997. Capturing the very beginning of the New York ska scene, the music here is more influenced by the British 2-Tone movement than the later bands that would comprise the third-wave revival. Artists included are the A Kings, Beat Brigade, the Boilers, City Beat, Cryin' Out Loud, the Daybreakers, Floorkiss, the Press, the Scene, Second Step, the Toasters, and Urban Blight.