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CASSETTE STORE DAY is Saturday, October 14 – we’ve got 12 tapes coming out! Reissues from THE SLACKERS, THE TOASTERS, MEPHISKAPHELES, MJ A ROCKER, ROGER RIVAS + new tape only albums from GREEN ROOM ROCKERS, CeANNE, DANNY REBEL and Ska Brewing’s PRESSURE HOP!

Respect the tape! Magnetic magic! JUMP UP is participating in Cassette Store Day for our third year in a row, doubling our releases to a cool dozen for 2017! 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! Tapes go on sale on our website Saturday October 14 at 9:00 am CST.

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]

 

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Limited Repress: MEPHISKAPHELES “God Bless Satan” LP + 7″ demos – “the dirty repress” with tote!

You begged, and we were able to squeeze a small amount of copies from the original stampers. Down & dirty repress! Since we don’t have any jackets left this limited to 100 repress (50 with the band) is housed in a screened tote bag. Blood red vinyl, and you get the bonus demos 7″ too.  Go SATAN! Go SKA! It’s third wave yet very 2 TONE, this one truly deserved to be reissued once again! Guess what? We will be reissuing “Maximum Perversion” on vinyl this Halloween, and “God Bless Satan” on cassette for Cassette Store Day!

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BIG SKA BAND feat Lester Sterling of The Skatalites! 7″ vinyl / CD

BIGSKABANDJoe Ferry is grammy award winning record producer, author, bassist and educator. Over the course of his 35-year career, he has produced records and played bass for numerous artists, including The Skatalites, Dr. John, The Roches, The New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars, SKAndalous All-Stars, Uzimon, Huey Lewis and the News, and Joey Ray. Continue reading BIG SKA BAND feat Lester Sterling of The Skatalites! 7″ vinyl / CD

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It’s a 2-TONE Revival! THE SPECIALS “Live At The Lyceum 1979 LP / DANCE CRAZY Specialized Tribute Cassette Tape / THE SELECTER “Too Much Pressure” LP (white marble)

How exciting! Not only is THE SELECTER touring the USA this summer, but we have a very small amount of their amazing debut album “TOO MUCH PRESSURE” on marbled white vinyl LP. A fantastic collectible that deserves to be in everyone’s collection! We have also restocked THE SPECIALS “Live At The Lyceum 1979” LP on marbled vinyl, act now these go fast! Our partnership with the SPECIALIZED Teenage Cancer Trust continues with DANCE CRAZY! A 20 track all LIVE tribute album covering the greatest SKA soundtrack of all time – DANCE CRAZE – was was released by 2-TONE thirty-five years ago! JUMP UP is proud to go 100% retro here and release this wonderful compilation on glorious magnetic cassette tape! Over an hour long, comes with a download code and “letterpress” print by Starshaped Press Chicago – this fun collectible is limited to 200 copies, and it goes to a great cause! Continue reading It’s a 2-TONE Revival! THE SPECIALS “Live At The Lyceum 1979 LP / DANCE CRAZY Specialized Tribute Cassette Tape / THE SELECTER “Too Much Pressure” LP (white marble)

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Cassette Store Day: THE TOASTERS “2 TONE ARMY” and “DUB 56” on CASSETTE TAPE – both limited editions of 150

At long last, two 90’s classics from THE TOASTERS back on limited edition cassette tape! “DUB 56” was released in 1994, right when the ska scene started to kick into high gear! The album was released on cassette tape by Moon Ska NYC and in Europe on Poland’s Rock N’ Roller label. “2 TONE ARMY” originally was released in 1996 as “HARD BAND FE DEAD” on Moon Ska NYC, and positioned the band to be one of the top acts during the heydey of third wave ska. Features guest appearances from Lester Sterling of The Skatalites and Laurel Aitken. In 1998 the album was named “2 TONE ARMY” for the very first time, released in Poland by Rock N’ Roller…on cassette! This was the only tape release for the album, and has become quite a rarity indeed! We’re glad to have it back on tape once again! Both “DUB 56” and “2 TONE ARMY” are limited editions of 150 copies with brand new artwork – highly collectible! Continue reading Cassette Store Day: THE TOASTERS “2 TONE ARMY” and “DUB 56” on CASSETTE TAPE – both limited editions of 150

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THE TOASTERS reissued on MAD BUTCHER Germany! Must have 80’s classics!

We are so pleased to have these must have 80’s classics from THE TOASTERS back in stock! One of my faves to this day is their 1989 classic “THRILL ME UP”, originally released on Skaloid. That was the heyday of singers Sean ‘Cavo‘ Dinsmore and Lionel ‘Nene‘ Bernard, who became so popular from this album that they got signed to a major label as the UNITY 2.  Tracklisitng: A1 Go Girl  A2 Don’t Blame Me A3 Haitian Frustration A4 Decision At Midnight  A5 Frankenska B1 Thrill Me Up B2 Ska Killers B3 Johnny Go Ska B4 Keep On Going B5 Rhapsody In Bluebeat

Not to be outdone two of their classic 12″ EPs are now reissued as 7″ singles!  “Recriminations” (1985) with the songs Recriminations, Razor Cut, Run Rudy Run, Radiation Skank and “East Side Beat” (1987) with the songs  East Side Beat, Mr. Trouble , Manipulator, ABC’s

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MAGNETIC LOFT from RUSSIA! New REGGAENAUTS 7″ + SAINT PETERSBURG SKA JAZZ REVIEW + MIDDLE VOLGA SOCIAL CLUB LP restocks

STPETERSRUSSIAWe are so proud to have another shipment from MAGNETIC LOFT Records who release the finest ska & reggae bands in Russia! The debut vinyl 7″ single from the REGGAENAUTS is here, two tracks of boss skinhead reggae sounds! “RIVER ROCK” is a slow tempo scratchy reggae number, the flip “THURSDAY KICK OFF” has a little bit more of a rootsy dub appeal for fans of LEE PERRY, OBSERVERS, etc. Restocks on last year’s LPs are here too! Back in the CD heyday we traded with several labels to get the finest ska sounds from Russia, and we distributed many by ST PETERSBURG SKA JAZZ REVIEW. In the early 2000’s Megalith Records released a CD too! A female fronted new-traditional band that truly rocks, fast tempos and summery ska jazz is the order of the day – and their latest “ELEPHANT RIDDIM” is now out on VINYL! Guess what? The MIDDLE VOLGA SOCIAL CLUB has a very similar sound, they remind me of EASTERN STANDARD TIME in the sense that spy-themes and cocktail jazz is a heavy part of their sound. Their debut “GIVE ME THE WAY” LP is a MUST HAVE too!! Check out the tunes at the label’s Bandcamp!  Keep a look out for the WHEELER DEALERS as they are the next big act from the Russian Federation!

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ROGER RIVAS and the BROTHERS OF REGGAE “Last Goodbye” LP vinyl with silver ink HAND SCREENED SLEEVES! (Sorry sold out)

Organ extraordinaire ROGER RIVAS (of THE AGGROLITES) has hit the world by storm with his retro reggae sound! On “LAST GOODBYE” he brings you another musical batch of choice Rocksteady to get you swinging and swaying. This time showcasing his band from Los Angeles “The Brothers of Reggae” featuring guitar work from the great John Butcher and a guest vocal appearance from DEVON MORRISON of THE EXPANDERS. This one is for the true lovers of the music, essential for fans of JACKIE MITTOO, ERNEST RANGLIN, UPSETTERS, GLADSTONE ANDERSON, and ANSEL COLLINS. These tunes are perfect for the summer, slow and steady instrumentals with many soulful l ballads interspersed throughout the 11 tunes. You loved ROGER’S last album “AUTUMN BREEZE” so don’t miss “LAST GOODBYE”. So sit back and let the needle drop on this musical masterpiece from MR RIVAS.  Hand screened covers, website exclusive. Silver ink, red/orange colored vinyl. Limited edition of 40..

 

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

leonapoleaonAnother new Christmas 7″ single for 2016! 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.