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MLK DAY DEAL : LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM turntable mat + 4 x LPs + 3 x 7″ singles + 3 x CDs only $50 postage paid in the USA, $75 postage paid worldwide!

HAPPY MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY! Racism is showing it’s big ugly head in our country’s leadership – SKA is 100% about  equality – show your support for the teachings of Dr. King and display on your turntable Chema Skandal’s LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM design! Do you already have one? Then pick one up for a friend and make a  statement while you share your music! This MLK sale is only through Monday and gets you a nice stack of JUMP UP music for a low price that fits everyone’s budget. Discover NEW BANDS keeping the SKA flame alive without breaking the bank! Records and CDs!

Get 4 x LP + 3 x 7″ single + 3 x CDs with a FREE LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM turntable cloth mat for $50 postage paid in the USA or $75 postage paid internationally! Only 15 total deals will be honored. Only 1 deal per customer. No duplicate titles. After sending payment pick items from list below and send selections to with subject line MLK DAY.  Continue reading MLK DAY DEAL : LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM turntable mat + 4 x LPs + 3 x 7″ singles + 3 x CDs only $50 postage paid in the USA, $75 postage paid worldwide!

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Limited edition TAPES from THE BAKESYS and THE UPPERTONES – TWO TONE LIVE available too!

It’s always a great day when we announce some new TAPES on the label! We don’t just release things around Cassette Store Day, we do it all year long! We have also brought back our TAPE club for it’s 2nd year, and these tapes are all official selections that you will receive in the first shipment!  Get out that vintage boombox and get into a format that launched portable music!

First up is THE BAKESYS 90 minute tape! The self titled cassette (JUMPTAPE011) features the brand new “More Bakesys” mini album, the “Studio Selections 1991 – 1995” anthology album & 6 tracks from the “Return To The Planet Of The Bakesys” live album – 27 tracks of Bakesys’ power pop & reggae injected 2 tone ska goodness! 2-TONE black/white shell, limited edition of 100 copies.  Not to be outdone THE UPPERTONES are back with “UP UP UP” – another wonderful Jamaican ska and Rhythm & Blues album from this Italian 3 piece headed by MR. T BONE himself. Limited edition of 100 copies. Both tapes are shipping across the Atlantic now and will also be available with the bands very soon!

Finally, we acquired some new/old stock of a fun TWO-TONE LIVE tape featuring THE SPECIALS, THE SELECTER, and SPECIAL BEAT. It’s a UK import with a great track listing:

THE SPECIALS – Gangsters/ You’re Wandering Now/ Stupid Marriage/ Do The Dog/ Nite Klub

THE SELECTER – Train To Skaville/ The Selecter/ Sweet Feeling/ Celebrate The Bullet

SPECIAL BEAT – Rat Race/ Concrete Jungle/ Mirror In The Bathroom


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THE BUSTERS “Hunky Dory” b/w “Ska Bang 87″ 7” vinyl – German SKA legends are back!

THE BUSTERS are one of Germany’s most loved ska revival bands, formed in 1987. Playing 2 Tone-influenced ska, they became one of the best-known German ska bands, having a minor hit single with a ska cover of Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy” plus releasing albums on Sony Music Germany. Their first two albums “RUDER THAN RUDE” and “COUCH POTATOES” were stone cold European revival classics that reaching a die-hard fan base in the USA.  THE BUSTERS even toured the USA at the beginning of the 90’s with releases on MOON SKA NYC. To this day the band  tour Germany every Christmas and run their own independent record label, Ska Revolution Records. The Busters have recently released their fourteenth studio album “STRAIGHT AHEAD” – import CDs available from us soon! To keep the vinyl tradition alive, JUMP UP has released a limited edition 7″ single for the 2017 tour, limited to 500 copies in three colors: Dark Red, Lime Green (German Tour Only), and Goldenrod yellow. The a-side “Hunky Dory” is a swingy jazzy ska number full of DR RING DING’s fun-loving crooner vocal style, the flip “SKA BANG 87” is an uptempo brassy ska instrumental that brings to mind vintage Let’s Go Bowling! Essential!

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Monthly SUBSCRIPTION CLUBS are back for 2018! LP VINYL $150 / DJ SPECIAL 7″ $65 – CDs $100 – TAPES $50

The Perfect Gift For The SKA / REGGAE Fan Who LOVES New Music! We’ve run the original CD club for over fifteen years now! Hard To Find Limited Edition Releases Handpicked By JUMP UP Records!

It’s that time of the year again! It’s a great gift for that special someone! Or….since you worked really hard this year – treat yourself! Has your hectic lifestyle (family, job, school, etc) made keeping up with the global ska scene nearly impossible?

We at JUMP UP understand you need more “bang for your buck” this holiday season! WE HEAR YOU!  We search the globe for the best new ska releases all year for JUMPUPRECORDS.COM – plus we play them on our weekly radio show.

2018 SKA CD of THE MONTH CLUB – 12 CDs for $100 

CDs are getting harder and harder to find these days – but since our CD club has been in existence for well over a decade we are determined to keep this club going for our oldest customers! Let us pick your favorite ska CDs for the coming year! It’s EASY and CHEAP!  We will be working hard to once again bring you the best of what’s out there! And CDs are often more limited than LP vinyl these days!

Before Christmas we will be shipping the following CDs to you:

1) RED STRIPES “In The Ska East” CD (2-Tone SKA from Hong Kong)
2) PHOENIX CITY ALL STARS “Searching For The Young Ska Rebels” CD (Dexy’s covers)
3) PAMA INTERNATIONAL”Trojan Sessons” CD (Reissue of classic album with Jamaican legends!)
4) KING HAMMOND “The Beat Is Blue” CD (60’s UK Blue Beat Style)
5) JOHNNY REGGAE RUB FOUNDATION “No Bam Bam” (punky ska/reggae from Germany)
6) GREEN ROOM ROCKERS “Sweat Steady” CD (all 90’s hip hop and R&B done ska/reggae)

 and in the very near future you’re going to get new albums from many more on JUMP UP and our distributed labels from overseas:

THE BUSTERS “Straight Ahead” CD (latest from German legends!)
DESORDEN PUBLICO “Bailando Sobre Las Ruinas” CD (Venezuela 2-TONE legends

Includes Shipping in USA/Canada! $100.00 – Limited Space Only the first 20 will be honored!

OUTSIDE OF THE USA?  We will request an additional $25 to cover the additional shipping costs for the entire year (one time charge)   

2018 SKA VINYL of THE MONTH CLUB – 12 LPs for $150

Only the first 20 will be honored

Your first shipment (to arrive by Christmas) will include:

1) GREEN ROOM ROCKERS “Sweat Steady” LP (90’s hip hop and R&B done ska/reggae)
2) JOHNNY REGGAE RUB FOUNDATION “No Bam Bam” LP (punky reggae from Germany)
3) DESORDEN PUBLICO “Bailando Sobre Las Ruinas” LP (Venezuela 2-TONE legends)
4) NAPOLEON SOLO “Eary Recordings 1984-85” LP (Lost classics re-released)
5) SOWETO “Turn On The Music Again” LP (Spanish jazz- ska and reggae)

and later in the year more titles will start to arrive including:

CHRIS MURRAY “Buckle Up” LP (Finally on vinyl!)
THE SKATALITES “Hi-Bop Ska” LP (Finally on vinyl for Record Store Day)
ALIANS “Rowne Prowa” 2xLP (Reissue of legendary 3rd wave Polish ska act)
THE SPECIALS “Conquering Ruler” LP (Mad Butcher reissue first time on vinyl)
THE SPECIALS “Skinhead Girl” LP (Mad Butcher reissue first time on vinyl)

Includes Shipping in USA   $150.00
OUTSIDE OF THE USA:  $150.00 plus shipping charge 3 times in the year 
Limited Space Only the first 25 will be honored!


TWELVE  VINYL 7″ SINGLES FOR ONLY $65  – only 20 spots will be honored! 

Your first shipment (to arrive by Christmas) will include:

BROOKLYN ATTRACTORS “Xmas Inna Babylon Vol 2″ 7″
STAYA STAYA 7” EP (Amazing Argentinian ska band!)
THE BUSTERS “Hunky Dory” b/w “Ska Bang 87″ 7″ (brand new single w/ exclusive b-side)

and later in the year more great releases like:

THE CROMBIES / FLATFOOT 56 7” split (St Pats Day)
RODDY RADIATON “Sea Cruise” 7″ (SuperNovaSkaFest)
Eastern Standard Time “Take Five” 7″ reissue

Includes Shipping in USA  $65.00
OUTSIDE OF THE USA:  $65.00 plus additional shipping 3 times in the year ($7 each time)
Limited Space Only the first 20 will be honored!

DID YOU HEAR?  CASSETTE TAPES ARE BACK!  We released 9 tapes already in 2016, and we’ll release even more in 2017! Many albums will be EXCLUSIVELY on tape, plus we expect tapes (w/ downloads) to be released before the vinyl. Includes download codes!!! 

ADD our NEW TAPE of the MONTH CLUB for only $50!       

Click HERE to get our newest CLUB!

Your first shipment will include:

1) THE UPPERTONES “UP! Up! UP!” TAPE (Jamaican Rhythm & Blues from Italy)
2) THE BAKESEYS “ESSENTIAL” TAPE (Brand new tracks + 90’s live and studio gems)
3) FLYING VIPERS “THE SHADOW” TAPE (Disco extended reggae mixes) (Ltd to 50 copies!)
4) THE DENDRITES “Damn Right” TAPE (Denver top shelf jazz ska!)
5) VARIOUS “2 TONE LIVE” TAPE (Rarities from The Specials, Special Beat, Selecter)’

in the future ??? Who knows but the possibilities are endless!

THANKS for joining the CLUB!  I can’t wait to pick your favorite releases of 2017!

DJ Chuck Wren, JUMP UP / WLUW-FM / Reggae Fest Chicago

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NAPOLEON SOLO “Early Recordings 1984/1985” LP vinyl – limited to 100 copies!

JUMP UP is so proud to be working with one of our favorite bands of all time, an act that was a missing link connecting 2-TONE with the first European ska explosion at the end of the 80’s. Denmark’s NAPOLEON SOLO!

Napoleon Solo formed in the summer of 1984 by eight youngsters living in Copenhagen, their unique blend of sixties-influenced soul, R&B, Jamaican ska and British Two-Tone proved to be a massive success from the get-go. The band’s first big break came when they visited Hamburg in 1985 supporting Stiff Records’ mod-pop band Making Time – this concert was to be the first of many performances in Germany. In 1988 Napoleon Solo went to England to record the first mini-LP ”How To Steal The World”, it was produced by Buster Bloodwessel of Bad Manners and released on Unicorn Records. In support of the album, the band joined the Blue Beat Explosion Tour with Bad Manners, plaing concerts all across the UK. Continue reading NAPOLEON SOLO “Early Recordings 1984/1985” LP vinyl – limited to 100 copies!

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One of our favorite labels of the past 30 years has been PORK PIE in Germany. European SKA history has much of it’s roots here – Napoleon Solo, No Sports, Skaos, The Braces, The Frits, El Bosso & Die Ping Pongs and more!! Add to the list the brand new album from Germany’s punky reggae/ska act JOHNNY REGGAE RUB FOUNDATION. A powerful and catchy act that instantly brings to mind a style made popular by THE AGGROLITES when they backed TIM ARMSTRONG on his “A POET’S LIFE” album. High energy players and a faster reggae style – as the cover says “hard groovin’ kick ass ska and reggae”.  LP vinyl comes with a download code. Compact Disc available too!  Continue reading PORK PIE Germany: JOHNNY REGGAE RUB FOUNDATION “No Bam Bam” LP / CD + SLIPMAT

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We’ve got some exciting new CDs in stock!  PHOENIX CITY ALL STARS are an all-star UK group that release fantastic tribute albums – the latest one pays homage to the DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS debut 80s soul masterpiece “SEARCHING FOR THE YOUNG SOUL REBELS”. A very English selection but HIGHLY recommended…DEXY’s was SO good before their huge mid-80’s success with “COME ON EILEEN”. We also restocked the band’s excellent ROLLING STONES cover album “SKATISFACTION”. Not to be outdone, PAMA INTERNATIONAL’s “Trojan Sessions” has finally been reissued! Originally released in 2006, this classic features DERRICK MORGAN, DENNIS ALCAPONE, DAWN PENN, RICO RODRIGUEZ, DAVE & ANSIL COLLINS, and WINSTON FRANCIS.

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BROOKLYN ATTRACTORS “Xmas Inna Babylon Vol 2″ 7” single BRAND NEW FOR 2017!

Our yearly tradition of releasing Christmas ska/reggae wax continues into it’s 6th straight year! BROOKLYN ATTRACTORS have returned with two killer jazz-reggae nuggets for your holiday pleasure: “Ras Nick” and “Upon The Housetop”. This all star band features Eddie Ocampo-drums / Bid Dan Jeselsohn-bass / Andy Bassford-lead guitar / Matt Kursmark-rhythm guitar / Mike Sarason-piano and Rhodes / Larry McDonald-percussion / Anant Pradhan-alto/tenor saxophones and Bansuri flute / Luke Penella-flute and tenor saxophone / Philip Cooper-trombone / Rich Graiko-trumpet. This year’s new 7″ single has an added special treat – cover artwork painted by Danny Rebel. Limited to 200 copies, 100 on green and 100 on red. Sure to go fast!

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New LIQUIDATOR / RED HEAD MAN: SOWETO “Turn On The Music Again” LP (w/CD)

Barcelona’s SOWETO formed in and their music instantly transports you to a 1960s Jamaican dancefloor where orchestras thrilled people to jazz, ska, swing and other syncopated rhythms. Ska and Jamaican Rhythm and Blues are the main foundation, but they also add a nice dose of Rocksteady, Reggae, Soul and Jazz. Soweto has backed many great Jamaican legends including B.B. Seaton (The Gaylads), Winston Francis, Derrick Morgan, Dennis Alcapone, Rico Rodriguez and Roy Ellis. In 2017 they were the only European act at the 1st One World Ska & Rocksteady Music Festival in Kingston, Jamaica. “Turn On The Music Again” is their third full-length album released on Red Head Man / Liquidator Music, twelve cuts that are guaranteed to make you dance!

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THE TOASTERS “Christma-Ska” LP vinyl – final pressing in stock now on RED or WHITE vinyl

christmaskaMerry Christmas & Happy Holidays from all of us at JUMP UP RECORDS! Last year we re-released the legendary CHRISTMA-SKA album on vinyl for the first time ever, and it was a huge hit with the entire pressing selling out in less than 3 weeks! Good news – we’ve re-pressed it again this year on marbled red vinyl. You’re asking yourself…wait… why didn’t I have this MOON SKA NYC CD in my collection back in the day? Well here’s why….this amazing holiday collection was licensed from MOON SKA to a Japanese company in 1997 – unless you were forking up the big bucks for an import copy it probably wasn’t on your radar. To top it off, the Japanese label ceased operations soon after and this CD became a true rarity!

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