2021 SUBSCRIPTION CLUBS: LP VINYL $150 / DJ SPECIAL 7″ inches $75 – CDs $100 – TAPES $50

It’s that time of the year again! The original ska subscription clubs are back! The Perfect Gift For The SKA / REGGAE Fan Who LOVES New Music! We’ve run the original CD club for 20+ years now! Hard To Find Limited Edition Releases Handpicked By JUMP UP Records! A great gift – or just treat yourself – we know you’ve earned it especially after this crazy year.  Has your hectic lifestyle (family, job, school, etc) made keeping up with the global ska scene nearly impossible? Or do you just love surprises that come in the mail?  Well…then these clubs are perfect for you! 

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 2021 SUBSCRIPTION CLUBS: LP VINYL $150 / DJ SPECIAL 7″ inches $75 – CDs $100 – TAPES $50

Black Friday: DR RING DING “The Remedy” LP + “Once A Year” (XMAS) LP

German ska & reggae virtuoso DR RING DING has returned with his seventeenth album, a wonderful collection of songs that range between reggae, old school dancehall, 2 Tone, traditional ska, cumbia and dub. Since 1987 he has performed with the top Jamaican influenced bands in Germany including EL BOSSO & DIE PING PONGS, SENIOR ALLSTARS, and THE BUSTERS. With the band SKA-VAGANZA he focused on traditional 60s Caribbean music, and that love continues with the songs on THE REMEDY – showing incredible diversity and talent as a singer, songwriter, entertainer and trombonist. Guests include Jamaican dancehall queen SISTA GRACY, the Grammy-nominated TIPPA IRIE, American jazz singer STEPHANIE K. and Swiss singer and Eurovision 2010 participant MICHAEL VON DER HEIDE. An absolutely enjoyable and well-rounded album! The remedy works – just call the Doctor! Sunny Yellow vinyl with a free drink coaster limited to 200 copies. To top it off we have restocked the good Doctor’s Christmas LP from 2016 once again! Full of new holidays tunes and standards that bring a smile to the entire family! Continue reading Black Friday: DR RING DING “The Remedy” LP + “Once A Year” (XMAS) LP

Black Friday: PUNK IN DUB full length LP in three colors! More than a reggae mash up!

Many years ago we released the MJAROCKER project that took Michael Jackson vocals and matched them up perfectly with ska and reggae cuts performed by The Drastics. Not a mash up, modern artists writing and arranging vintage Jamaican ska/reggae tracks to perfectly accompany the vocals. We have another project in the same tradition from the mysterious producer that goes by C.B. A limited promo run of DJ 45s were distributed earlier this summer with edits of two of these tracks, punk anthems “London Calling” and “Astro Zombies” gone dub! For Cassette Week 2020 we unleashed a tape with the extended versions of these tunes plus 4 more – “Passenger”, “Blitzkrieg Bop”, “Pretty Vacant” and “Holiday In Cambodia” – and you guessed it we now have limited edition color vinyl! Red, Yellow, and Green vinyl in stickered red sleeve with old school 80’s style badge! You even get the DJ promo 45 as a bonus! A must for all fans of The Clash, Stooges, Dead Kennedys, Sex Pistols, Ramones and The Misfits!

HAPPY PEOPLE UK vinyl imports: PAMA INTERNATIONAL & PHOENIX CITY ALL STARS

PAMA INTERNATIONAL are  an eight-piece reggae band from the United Kingdom who describe themselves as ‘Dub Fuelled Ska Rocksteady & Reggae’.   Pama Intl’s debut album, featuring members from Steel Pulse, Galliano, PWEI, Bentley Rhythm Ace, Style Council, Big Boss Man, The Loafers, Intensified and Ska Cubano was originally released in 2002 and immediately set out their soul-induced ska, rocksteady and reggae stall. The album is crammed full of eclectic sounds. Old school meets new in this soundclash of 60’s ska, northern soul, lovers rock, rocksteady, and even a Sly & The Family Stone classic. On vinyl for the first time ever limited to 237 copies! Not to be outdone we have two tribute albums from their sister band PHOENIX CITY ALL STARS.  Their  debut album “2_TONE GONE SKA” is  a truly unique celebration of one of Britain’s most iconic labels, taking some of 2 Tone’s greatest songs and replanting in 1960’s Jamaica, the resulting tracks are truly authentic sounding blazing 60’s ska, akin to The Skatalites, rocksteady and early reggae. Wonderfully inspired interpretations, performed by an all-star band plus legendary guest vocalists Dave Barker (the voice of Dave & Ansell Collins) and AJ Franklin (The Federals and The Chosen Few).  The follow up was equally impressive, covering classics of the ROLLING STONES!  With both Jamaican Ska & The Stones drawing heavily from Rhythm & Blues, the marriage is a simple and joyus one. The All-stars influences are unashamed and burst through. Both vinyl pressings are extremely limited and will surly be out of print quickly!

Pork Pie Germany: JOHNNY REGGAE RUB FOUNDATION / SKA SKA SKANDAL VOL 6

Released on Germany’s legendary ska label Pork Pie, JOHNNY REGGAE RUB FOUNDATION kick out hard  grooving street ska and dirty reggae!  Sounding warm and powerful, with loads of boss vintage organ, tight off-beat guitar and deep reggae bass, full of amazing vocal arrangements and strong lyrics, topped off by a great mix by Victor Rice. 2017’s debut “NO BAM BAM” was an instant favorite worldwide!  Their second album from 2019 titled “TROUBLE” was produced by Johnny Ska. Twelve hard grooving songs that speak of energy, anger, mindset, power, good and bad forces and the overall question how we deal with the current changes in our everyday life. Dirty Reggae Scorchers, dancable ska tunes and damn good hooklines! One of today’s most promising new acts from Germany! Speaking of the modern German ska scene, we have also restocked the latest collection from PORK PIE on vinyl – SKA SKA SKANDAL series has been going on since the early 90s and VOLUME 6 is back in stock! Continue reading Pork Pie Germany: JOHNNY REGGAE RUB FOUNDATION / SKA SKA SKANDAL VOL 6

Grover Imports from California SKA superstars WESTERN STANDARD TIME and THE STEADY 45s

We are proud to finally have vinyl from the 7 piece rocksteady and traditional ska sensations form Los Angeles THE STEADY 45s! Beautiful harmonies, captivating rhythms and that driving Jamaican beat, the influences are strong: Desmond Dekker, Justin Hinds, Jackie Opel, Hepcat, Derrick Harriot, The Ethiopians, The Gaylads, The Techniques, The Heptones, The Wailers, Alton Ellis, Prince Buster,  Skatalites, Delroy Wilson, The Impressions, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Studio 1, Treasure Isle the list goes on!  Not to be outdone is the second album from all star big band ska supergroup WESTERN STANDARD TIME, and we have a limited batch on yellow / gold vinyl!

Grover Imports from the Queen of Ska DOREEN SHAFFER of THE SKATALITES!

Happy to get these back in stock! Over the past 3 years we have reissued four modern-era LPs from ska’s originators THE SKATALITES, and fans have been asking us to get these solo albums from DOREEN SHAFFER back in stock!  ADORABLE was released in 1997 and sees her backed by DR RING DING and the SENIOR ALL STARS, 2009’s “Groovin” backed by Belgium’s MOON INVADERS.

JUMP UP classics / GROVER vinyl imports: THE STINGERS ATX and Brazil’s FIREBUG

In recent months we have been feeling nostalgic for those “quiet years” in the international ska / reggae scene. To read (false) articles that ska was “dead” in the early 2000’s is preposterous!  In the early 2000’s we released album after album each and every year and helped (re) build the foundation – true REAL ska fans supported these record and bands and kept us going – THANK YOU! With that said we have restocked three of these albums from that time that out pals at Grover Records in Germany issued on vinyl.  Two incredible albums from Austin Texas’ STINGER ATX originally released in 2002 & 2004, plus the wonderful 2006 album from Victor Rice reggae legends FIREBUG. The stock we have is EXTREMELY limited and won’t last long, and it is most likely the final copies we will have for the USA.

Mad Butcher Reissue: MR REVIEW “XXV” LP – reunion album 10th anniversary edition

One of our favorite bands from the late 80s / early 90s European ska explosion put out a “comeback” album in 2010 when the dynamic Dutch ska duo of Rude & Visser got the band back together! The album “XXV” was originally self released by the band on CD, then in 2012 a very limited vinyl picture was released. Fast forward to 2020 and reissue kings Mad Butcher released the band’s first two classics on vinyl, and fans immediately started to demand that XXV get pressed once again in a regular vinyl format! A must have addition to the MR REVIEW collection!