Through Sunday March 4 get a FREE CD for every LP ordered! After you make your LP purchase send your FREE CD choices (with a few extras in case we run our of something) to firstname.lastname@example.org with FREE CDs in the subject line! Check out the CD list NOW Continue reading MARCH SKA MADNESS!! Get a FREE CD for every LP ordered through Sunday! Over 60 CD titles!
Did you pick up one of our Dr Ring Ding Christmas records in the past year and discover for the first time one of today’s top international ska / reggae singers? Or have you been a fan since the 90s? Either way we have great news – we’ve got a limited amount of three recent DR RING DING LP vinyl imports, act fast as these won’t be around long! In 2016 DR RING DING teamed up with the SHARP AXE BAND for the reggae delight “GWAAN”, a high octane rootsy digi-style dancehall affair with rub-a-dub lyrics, it even included a wicked version of JOHNNY CASH’s “Ring of Fire”. Later that same year they unleashed the dub version of the album titled “MARCH FORTH”, in which additional vocal tracks and instruments were recorded and transported into a brand new context by Dr Goldphibles. Lastly (but not leastly!) we picked up some calypso 10″ LPs from the good doctor, originally released in 2013. Includes his fantastic versions of “The Needle” and “Obeah Wedding” plus “All Because I Love You” and “The Cat & The Roster”. Classic calypso sounds never get old! Don’t miss DR RING DING at this year’s SUPERNOVA SKA Festival in Virginia over Memorial Day Weekend!
As you already know JUMP UP has been working with SPECIALIZED UK since 2012, releasing limited edition vinyl singles to compliment their incredible tribute CDs – with proceeds benefiting the Teenage Cancer Trust. Multi-CD tribute albums of THE SPECIALS, THE BEAT, MADNESS, THE CLASH, and BOB MARLEY have been released with JUMP UP issuing 10 limited edition 7″ singles from these collections. We even did a cassette tape edition of their DANCE CRAZE tribute! In 2017 the Specialized team released GIFTED, a four CD collection of bands covering mod revival legends THE JAM. Obviously, this collection was an immediate success because Paul Weller is a god across the British Empire! As you would expect, this collection was less ska/reggae based, but when we heard the fantastic ska/reggae tunes that DID appear we thought to ourselves….let’s do a full length colored vinyl LP. But we didn’t stop there – we made beautiful woven patches AND drink coasters to accompany the album. Limited edition of 250, currently available on red and white vinyl. Continue reading GIFTED: SKA Tribute to THE JAM vinyl has arrived! Proceeds benefit the UK SPECIALIZED Teenage Cancer Trust!
Two classic 90’s album from American ska pioneers THE TOASTERS are once again back on vinyl! “DUB 56” from 1994 is a Moon Ska NYC classic, back in print on dark grey marble vinyl in cool poster sleeve! A fantastic album, a highlight of the “third wave” – influenced heavily by British 2 Tone yet distinctly American. 14 tracks on vinyl: Direction, Freedom, Mona, Dancin’, Dub 56, Sweet Cherie, Tunisia, Little Hidden Secrets, Marlboro Man, Ain’t Huthin’, Razor Cut, Legal Shot, Midnight Hour, Goody Goody. A couple years ago when we were chatting to Bucket from THE TOASTERS, we realized that there were a handful of albums that NEVER appeared on vinyl including the amazing 2 TONE ARMY collection which included their biggest MTV2 video hits! The artwork is a tribute to iconic NYC SKA artist STEVE HEX who we lost a few years ago, this must have album includes the hits “I WASN’T GOING TO CALL YOU ANYWAY” and the title track “2 TONE ARMY”. 10 tracks, on dark grey marble vinyl. A truly fantastic record, one we are so proud to have our name on!
If you’re a manic collector make sure you pick up these two albums on limited edition cassette tape too!
This project has been a bit of a holy grail for years. Did it exist? Could such an amazing concept album really happen? Just when you thought it was all bogus, the band would sneak a track or two in a live set and rumors would begin all over again. Shared live fan videos of GRR performing “PONY” and “NO DIGGITY” in 2017 got everyone talking again….then it happened. An official announcement on the Cassette Store Day website. It firs appeared as “Knockin’ Roots”, but then it’s official name was unleashed “SWEAT STEADY”. Eight tracks that immediately bring a smile to your face, and a mad dash to the packed dancefloor with the exclamation “that’s my jam!” Damn straight it’s your jam, this album is all that and a bag of chips son! Amazing ska/reggae versions of Lauren Hill “Doo Wop”, Ginuwune “Pony”, Blackstreet “No Diggity”, R. Kelly “I Believe I Can Fly”, 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! Visually. we put this on green vinyl (of course!) and have designed it to look like a 1990’s major-label DJ promo-only LP (you know, back when everyone said vinyl was dying). LP limited to 300 copies. “Mixtape style” slimline CD limited to 150 copies. Continue reading GREEN ROOM ROCKERS “Sweat Steady” LP / CD available now! 90’s R&B inna Jamaican stylee!
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
It’s been a few years since we’ve had an album from THE DENDRITES up on the site, but we assure you that this will make up for lost time! You might remember their “MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME” full length on Megalith back in 2009, since then the band have really built up a strong scene in their home state of Colorado with a self-released CD in 2011 and a cool vinyl 12″ EP in 2013. Fast forward to 2017 at SKA BREWING’s 22nd ANNIVERSARY PARTY in Durango Colorado. Headliners LESS THAN JAKE were forced to cancel due to Hurricane Irma and with one day’s notice THE DENDRITES came and saved the day! A wonderful night was had by all, the band’s super cool and jazzy instrumental ska vibe was a hit with the packed crowd, fans danced right to the very end! It was at that very moment that we here at JUMP UP knew we wanted THE DENDRITES to join the family. In this day and age an 100% instrumental ska/reggae/jazz album is a bit of a rarity, but we LOVED this record so much that we were up for the challenge. Kinda like Blue Note recordings, timeless music “sings” whether they have vocals or not – “DAMN RIGHT” is one of those albums that we are sure will be considered a “future classic”. Available on aqua colored vinyl, cassette tape, and compact disc.
The year was 1997. Rabid fans worldwide had played “God Bless Satan” to death for 3 long years. Everyone wondered what they were in for with “Maximum Perversion” – and nobody expected what the band was about to unleash! If you were still a kid when it came out, you probably felt musically thrown from a moving car…wondering what had just happened! Simply put, this album was light years ahead of it’s time. The band’s extravagant rhythms heralded a new shift into experimental territories. From the funky breaks and avant-garde solos of “Break Your Ankle Punk” to the occasional forays into metal and hardcore territory and even more genre fusions, the band was taking chances left and right expending more energy on unusual arrangements and broadening its “ska” sound. The brass players continued to sound top-notch, while the manic rhythms propelled the album along with a demonic gusto. Twenty years later, we figured that you’d finally understand the avant-ska of “Maximum Perversion”…thus we have reissued it on vinyl to bring this masterpiece to a whole new generation of fans. God bless Mephiskapheles! Continue reading MEPHISKAPHELES “Maximum Perversion” LP – 20th Anniversary Edition + their latest Mini-LP
As they say the apple doesn’t fall from the tree! Years and years of 45rpm records being left around the house after DJ gigs combined with the DIY spirit of running JUMP UP at all hours of the day…has lead to my daughter’s newest polymer clay creation for the holiday season! Maggie goes by the handle Miniaturefoodmaker on Etsy (also check out her Taco earrings and Pie magnets!) and has created a wonderful line of “Jamaican Blank” earrings!! As you can see the design is based on those scribbled on records DJs loved to death back in the day. For fun we have simulated how great female artists of Jamaican history would have looked wearing them! This is a unique, lovingly hand crafted item and a truly wonderful gift for that special someone this holiday season. Oh, and each purchase gets Maggie one step closer to that Iphone she wants but is hard to afford on a DIY label income! Continue reading A Truly Unique Gift! Handmade “Jamaican Blank” 45rpm style earrings are a must for every RUDE GIRL!
Last 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.