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

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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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LATIN Ska & Reggae! DESORDEN PUBLICO “Bailando Sobre Las Ruinas” LP + SERGENT GARCIA “Dub My Boat” LP

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 jumpuprecords@gmail.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!

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DR RING DING “Once A Year (Christmas)” LP + 7″ vinyl – restocked for the holidays!

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.

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LEO & THE LINE UP / NAPOLEON SOLO Christmas split 7″ single – Danish Dynamite!

leonapoleaonLast year’s Christmas 7″ single is back in stock! We are SO PROUD of this record!!  In the late 80’s there were a handful of bands across the world that kept the ska flame alive, one of our favorites was NAPOLEON SOLO from Denmark. An amazing soul/ska band, keeping the 2-TONE flame with modernist vibe, their first mini-LP “HOW TO STEAL THE WORLD” on UNICORN is still a stone cold classic to this day! They’ve been at it for over 30 years, but haven’t released a new record since the early 90’s.  LEO & THE LINE UP are also from Denmark – they’ve become one of the hottest ska bands in Europe with releases on PORK PIE, GROVER, and of course JUMP UP. An amazing soul ska band with three amazing female back up singers – it just made sense to unite the two on this Christmas vinyl single! DANISH DYNAMITE BABY!  LEO & THE LINEUP penned a new holiday classic “CHRISTMAS WITHOUT YOU” while NAPOLEON SOLO covers the classic “MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY”.  Limited edition of 500, available on RED and GREEN vinyl.

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Christmas 7 inch REPRESSES: BROOKLYN ATTRACTORS “Christmas Inna Babylon” + ROGER RIVAS on Marbled Red wax!

brooklyn7inch1newrogerCHRISTMAS RE-PRESSES!  ROGER RIVAS’ holiday hot shots are back in print, limited to 100 copies on RED  vinyl. Instrumental Organ Drenched Early Reggae versions of “Deck The Halls” and “Jingle Bells” from The Aggrolites keyboard master!! Big hole 45 rpm vinyl – act fast these won’t last!

BROOKYLN ATTRACTORS are an all star jazz ska/reggae band comprising of members of VOID UNION, WESTBOUND TRAIN, NEW YORK SKA JAZZ ENSEMBLE, STUBBORN ALLSTARS, DUB IS A WEAPON, THE ROCKSTEADY 7, THE TOASTERS plus original Jamaican percussion legend LARRY McDONALD! Their debut album “GOOD EVIL ALCHEMY” took the world by storm in 2014 receiving critical acclaim across the world, and at the end of 2014 the crew spread some holiday cheer – jazz reggae renditions of “JINGLE BELLS” and “GOD REST DEM IRIE GENTLEMEN”.  This year we released their new album “THE MOVE” so people started asking for this nugget all over again – we repressed 100 more on RED vinyl!

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CASSETTE STORE DAY – limited stock remains from THE SLACKERS, THE TOASTERS, MEPHISKAPHELES, MJ A ROCKER, ROGER RIVAS, GREEN ROOM ROCKERS, CeANNE, DANNY REBEL and Ska Brewing’s PRESSURE HOP!

 

Respect the tape! Magnetic magic! JUMP UP  participated in Cassette Store Day for our third year in a row, and we doubled our releases to a cool dozen!  Not only have we reissued third wave 90’s classics for THE SLACKERS, THE TOASTERS, and MEPHISKAPHELES, but we’ve got ROGER RIVAS’s first two solo outings on one 90+ minute tape and all THE DRASTICS’ MJ A ROCKER sessions too! We continue to support solo acoustic ska & reggae projects – DANNY REBEL’s second volume of “BOOMBOX SESSIONS” plus CeANNE (Mighty Fishers / Pannonia All Stars Orchestra) recorded 10 tracks in her bedroom with a ukulele including a fantastic cover of Keith & Tex’s “Hypnotic Eyes”.  If that wasn’t enough, Indiana’s GREEN ROOM ROCKERS return with “SWEAT STEADY”, an entire album of 90’s R&B covers inna Jamaican stylee. Lauren Hill “Doo Wop”, Ginuwune “Pony” Blackstreet “No Diggity”, R. Kelly “I Believe I Can (Ska)”, KC & JoJo “All My Life”, Aaliyah “Are You That Somebody”, Boys II Men “I’ll Make Love To You” and Montell Jordan “This Is How We Do It”. You gotta hear it to believe it! Our friends FLYING VIPERS unleash the “SHADOW” tape full of spacey roots reggae extended disco mixes…and last but not least, our popular label sampler PRESSURE HOP, a collaboration with SKA BREWING, is out on 90 minute tape! All tapes are limited to 75-150 copies so don’t delay!

THE SLACKERS “Wasted Days” [Ltd 150] (includes bonus tracks – never before on cassette)
THE SLACKERS “Red Light”[Ltd 150](first time on cassette, includes 3 rare bonus tracks)
MEPHISKAPHELES “God Bless Satan” [Ltd 150] (first time on cassette, blood red shell)
THE TOASTERS “2 TONE ARMY” [Ltd 150] (on black/white split shell)
THE TOASTERS “DUB 56” [Ltd 150] (back on cassette)
VARIOUS “PRESSURE HOP” [Ltd 200]
GREEN ROOM ROCKERS “Sweat Steady” [Ltd 100] (on clear green shell)
ROGER RIVAS “Last Goodbye / Autumn Breeze” [Ltd 100]
DANNY REBEL “Boombox Sessions Volume 2” [Ltd 100]
CeANNE “Ukesteady” {Ltd 100]

FLYING VIPERS “The Shadow Tape” [Ltd 50]
THE DRASTICS “MJ A ROCKER” [Ltd 75]

Purchase below and email your selections to jumpuprecords@gmail.com  – thanks!

 

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THE TOASTERS “SKABOOM” LP + “BEAT UP” 7″ single! Hear where American Third Wave Ska began 30 years ago!

The Toasters originally released their debut US album SKABOOM back in 1987, on the Celluloid label. The album is often stated as being the origin of modern, or “third-wave” ska in the United States. It followed the RECRIMINATIONS and EAST SIDE BEAT EPs that were released both in the USA and UK, introducing the world to a fresh new wave-y ska sound that was uniquely American yet linked to 2-TONE through secret producer JOE JACKSON. Two years later, THE TOASTERS’ official “debut” album POOLSHARK arrived via the UK label Unicorn, yet six tracks from that set were culled for inclusion on the legendary debut American full-length named SKABOOM. That set was brasher, brighter, and more emphatically ska driven than their earlier material, albeit with eclectic backdrops that ranged from the surf-side to the juke joint. Now boasting a brass section, and two new vocalists, THE TOASTERS’ sound was significantly shifting while the lineup continued expanding. By the time they came to record SKABOOM, the group had ballooned into an 11-piece aggregate. The resulting high adrenaline album found the band in top form, their playing extremely tight, and the arrangements increasingly intricate and innovative. Continue reading THE TOASTERS “SKABOOM” LP + “BEAT UP” 7″ single! Hear where American Third Wave Ska began 30 years ago!