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GREEN ROOM ROCKERS – Self-Titled CD/LP (JUMP092) – VERY limited repress!

“Our sound is funky reggae, soul, a dash of country roots, and Punk Rock Ethos. The style of reggae and ska we play has urgency and intensity. It’s sweaty, pound the floor, dance music”.

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 7 years since we released the second album from Indiana’s funky soul reggae ska masters, now they are a name known around the world! We were lucky enough to get one last small “dirty repress” from the original stampers (so don’t be picky if there’s a little crackle love!), so act fast once these are gone they are GONE. Only 50 guys!

Though themes are of heartbreak, disappointment, and social worries, the end all be all is “don’t stop, keep moving.” From the Muddy Banks of the Wabash River comes the Soul Sonic, Blues Drenched, Sounds of Reggae and Ska that is the GRR. Their debut “HOOSIER HOMEGROWN” instantly had the ska scene taking notice. Could this band really have only formed in 2006? Hard workin and constantly touring, GRR quickly built up a solid fan base by playing shows big and small all across the USA, including stints with THE SLACKERS, MOON INVADERS, and AGGROLITES. On this self titled second album, producer DAVE HILLAYRD enhances these powerful influences: Trojan Records, Studio one, Motown, Stax, NYC Ska, Toots & the Maytals, The Wailers, The Skatalites, Lee Perry/The Upsetters, The Slackers, The Aggrolites, Johnny Cash, James brown, Otis Redding & more. Its Motown & Kingston. Soul & Reggae. The result is brilliant, 14 amazing tunes that capture the high-energy that GRR have had at their shows since day #1.  Green wax is sold out, black vinyl available. Housed in a two sided full color (well, at least green!) poster sleeve!

 

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THE TOASTERS “2 TONE ARMY” LP (JUMP099LP) + “DUB 56” LP (JUMP098LP) back on vinyl

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!

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GREEN ROOM ROCKERS “Sweat Steady” LP / CD available now! 90’s R&B inna Jamaican stylee!

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!

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THE DENDRITES “Damn Right” LP / CD / Tape – top shelf jazz ska from Denver!

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.

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MEPHISKAPHELES “Maximum Perversion” LP – 20th Anniversary Edition + their latest Mini-LP

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

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CASSETTE STORE DAY 2017 – 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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BIG SKA BAND feat Lester Sterling of The Skatalites 7″ vinyl

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.The Big Ska Band, the group that Joe leads, has released several albums including a companion soundtrack for his debut novel, “Connected: Mob Stories From My Past,” featuring tracks by Augustus Pablo, King Tubby, Rita Marley, Victor Rice, The Butcha, Menace, Channel Tubes and The Big Ska Band.  In 2014 JUMP UP released the limited edition “BEST DUB” 12″ EP featuring JOE FERRY, UZIMON, CHANNEL TUBES, and VICTOR RICE – but now JOE is back with a brand new full length album on SHANACHIE!  We here at JUMP UP are so proud to release the first 7″ vinyl single from the album featuring “CARRY ON”  (with COREY GLOVER of LIVING COLOUR) and a wonderful new rendition of the Caribbean ska classic “Jamaica Farewell” featuring LESTER STERLING of THE SKATALITES!  Limited to 350 copies, random colored vinyl, with sleeve designed by Chema Skandal!

bestDub_label_mockUp1Check out samples of all 4 cuts here:  http://www.groovedis.com/m3u/jumpbestdub.m3u

Sorry, BEST DUB is now out of print.

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It’s a 2-TONE Revival! THE SPECIALS “Live At The Lyceum 1979 LP / DANCE CRAZY Specialized Tribute Cassette Tape

We have 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  – 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