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!
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
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.
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!
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. Continue reading Monthly SUBSCRIPTION CLUBS are back for 2018! LP VINYL $150 / DJ SPECIAL 7″ $65 – CDs $100 – TAPES $50
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!
JUMP UP is VERY proud to announce the release of the colored vinyl edition of Desorden Publico’s latest album! Founded in 1985 in Caracas, Venezuela, the band mixes ska, latin rock, reggae and traditional Latin music styles into a truly intoxicating cocktail! The group’s lyrics are known for commenting on Latin American politics and society, and like the English 2-Tone movement that inspired their formation, they promote racial and social tolerance. With over a dozen releases to their name, platinum sales that include #1 and top 10 hits, the band regularly tours all over Latin America, Mexico, United States, and Europe. This brand new album features guest appearance from TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA, DR RING DING and RAGGABUND – and ranges from hi-octane 2-TONE and traditional ska, mellow roots reggae, and dancehall dub. Art designed by Chema Skandal, color vinyl is random and limited to 200 copies – we’ve got some PINK, YELLOW, RED, BLUE and OLIVE GREEN color vinyl. If you have a color preference message us at email@example.com and we’ll get you a personal selection!
SERGENT GARCIA is a very popular “salsamuffin” artist in Europe, we recommend you check out his wicked performances all over YouTube! On this limited edition 4 track extended mix mini-LP, we see his most popular songs get a rootsy dub remix treatment, tons of energy and hypnotic grooves. Try it, we are sure you will dig it! Buy both at the same time and save money!
Last year our good pal DR RING DING released his very first holiday album, we had a small handful of CDs available for our SKA CD CLUB members. Everyone was asking about vinyl, and this year PORK PIE RECORDS in Germany has made everyone’s Christmas wishes come true! Heavyweight vinyl pressing, piano sheet music / lyrics, with our JUMP UP bonus 7″ tossed in as well on peppermint wax.
Tracklisting: 01. Once a Year 02. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 03. Dumpa Ska (Instrumental) 04. Petit Papa Noël 05. Ruba Dub Santa 06. Lulajze Jezuniu 07. Twelve Elves (Instrumental) 08. All I Wanna Do (On Christmas Day) 09. I Believe 10. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 11. Les anges dans nos campagnes (Instrumental) 12. The Christmas Song Bonus Jump Up 7″ Christmas Again / Viele Bunte Packchen
Of course you can pick up the DR RING DING 7″ single on it’s own too on RED or PEPPERMINT vinyl.
We’ve got some MOONDUST 7″ vinyl classics available now for a GREAT price! Some of the finest traditional ska and reggae sounds from this fantastic California label! Here’s what we’ve got available for a very limited time:
Irie Beats “People Need People” b/w “No Jodes Ver. 2″ 7” MD-6903
The Impalers “Mr. Upper Cut” b/w “Upper Cut” 7″ MD-6907
The Soulsteppers “Bout Time” b/w “Victory Dance” 7″ MD-6908
David Hillyard And The Rocksteady 7 “Evil” 7″ MD-7002
Fresh of a big UK show the Specialized charity, our boys The Crombies brought back some signed CDs from KING HAMMOND that the man himself wanted to make available to US fans! All these CDs are super limited editions of 100, so act quick! These three CDs show the range of KING HAMMOND, from the old skool 60’s British Blue Beat style of “THE BEAT IS BLUE” (which is also on LP vinyl from JUMP UP), to the skinhead reggae homage of “21st CENTURY SCORCHERS” and the deejay version excursions of “DJ SPECIAL”. Email us your choices if you only want 1-2, but we recommend that you get all three and save some mega-bucks! (only 10 sets available). FYI: “Beat Is Blue” will be a part of the 2018 SKA CD OF THE MONTH club