THE PORTERS – “Are In The Black” CD – (JUMP034 – OUT OF PRINT)

Simply put, THE PORTERS are the brand new soul/R&B incarnation of the PARKA KINGS, the Detroit soul/ska band that rules the Midwest from 1993 – 1998. Featuring the distinct vocals of Brett Warren and a solid brass backbone, THE PORTERS take the amazing live pub-rock energy of the PK’s and combine it with home-bred Motown/Stax feel good soul. What do we call it? “Amphetamine Soul”–that’s what! The last time we had bands of this nature was during the 80’s, when Dexy’s Continue reading THE PORTERS – “Are In The Black” CD – (JUMP034 – OUT OF PRINT)

DR RING DING – “Diggin’ Up Dirt” CD & LP (OUT OF PRINT) – (JUMP033)

Dr Ring Ding burst out on the worldwide scene in 1996, releasing what many called THE most significant ska/reggae album of that year entitled “Dandimite”. What made that album so unique and endeared by fans worldwide was simple: Dr Ring Ding had lyrical skills of a true born Jamaican, and the profound knowledge of Jamaican riddims to combine vintage ska/rock-steady music with his new-found appreciation for dancehall. Dandimite’s authenticity was amazing, leading Dr Ring Ding Continue reading DR RING DING – “Diggin’ Up Dirt” CD & LP (OUT OF PRINT) – (JUMP033)

Various Artists – “Smash Your Radio 2″ CD – (JUMP039 – OUT OF PRINT)

After 7 years and nearly 40 releases, JUMP UP RECORDS unleashes another budget sampler for the holiday season. Regarded as one of America’s top indie labels, JUMP UP continuously develops and promotes bands within many different scenes all across the world! Smash Your Radio 2 focuses on records that were released in the past year PLUS new, unreleased projects that will see light of day Continue reading Various Artists – “Smash Your Radio 2″ CD – (JUMP039 – OUT OF PRINT)

THE INCITERS – “Doing Fine” CD – (JUMP031)

Jump Up! Records is VERY proud to announce the new album from America’s best kept secret: The Inciters. Hailing from San Francisco, The Inciters are simply the world’s finest Northen Soul act, an overpowering 11-piece dance floor soul band that has brought the house down from LA to SF to DC to Chicago! Maybe you saw The Commitments movie a few years ago, showing the rage a true 6T’s soul band can create in a short amount of time…..or have you harked back to a time when Motown/Stax Continue reading THE INCITERS – “Doing Fine” CD – (JUMP031)

DEAL’S GONE BAD – “Overboard” CD – (JUMP030 – OUT OF PRINT)

Deal’s Gone Bad charged onto the Chicago scene back in 1995, quickly establishing themselves as one the city’s top entertainers. Right from the beginning, DGB got the nod to open for such legendary reggae performers as Toots & The Maytals, The Skatalites, Justin Hinds, Yelloman, and Laurel Aitken, eventually moving on to high profile headlinig gigs at The Metro plus countless clubs across the city. Continue reading DEAL’S GONE BAD – “Overboard” CD – (JUMP030 – OUT OF PRINT)

MegaSuperUltra – “Power Pop Art” CD – (JUMP029 – OUT OF PRINT)

In the late 70’s, parka-clad thousands took to beaches of Brighton to defend the Mod way of life, depicted in the classic film Quadrophenia. Bands like The Jam, Purple Hearts, Secret Affair, The Lambrettas, and countless others re-ignited the R&B influenced, energetic pop sound that had been missing in punk, yet still containing the intensity and emotion of the UK punk movement. Here in the United States, rock critics tend to cite this “power-pop” movement in terms of it’s Chicago roots, Continue reading MegaSuperUltra – “Power Pop Art” CD – (JUMP029 – OUT OF PRINT)

TEENAGE FRAMES – “1% Faster” CD/LP (OUT OF PRINT) – (JUMP028)

The Teenage Frames play thoroughly modern, high energy rock and roll, and they play it in a way that hasn’t been heard in a long time, mixing and matching a number of seemingly unconnected musical veins–glam attitude, punk energy and power-pop stylings. Their debut album ‘More Songs, Less Music” immediately created “hometown” followings throughout the Midwest, and now this Chicago band is poised to break into the big time with this, their second release. One half of the Continue reading TEENAGE FRAMES – “1% Faster” CD/LP (OUT OF PRINT) – (JUMP028)

DOCTOR MANETTE – “The Same Thing Over and Over” CD – (JUMP026)

Doctor Manette has been making creative pop/ska/rock music for more than 4 years now. From their critically acclaimed appearances on numerous compilations and their previously self-released tapes and seven inches, this Chicago based quintet has created a name to be contended with among connoisseurs of underground music. This, their debut album, is a roller coaster ride of genre jumping Continue reading DOCTOR MANETTE – “The Same Thing Over and Over” CD – (JUMP026)

ORANGETREE – “Fixing Stupid” CD – (JUMP025)

Orangetree is the much-anticipated new project from ex-MU330 vocalist Jason Nelson, and in two short years this St Louis troop is being deemed the next big ska-influenced act to come from the Midwest, hot on the heels of Telegraph, Blue Meanies, Mustard Plug, and Suicide Machines. A powerful modern ska-rock force playing shows all over, Orangetree creates an unforgettable audio assault that takes the listener on the ride of their life: falsetto-ridden vocals, strong lyrics, grinding Continue reading ORANGETREE – “Fixing Stupid” CD – (JUMP025)

THE PARKA KINGS – “Where’s the Afterparty?” CD – (JUMP024)

The Parka Kings formed in 1993 in one of the Midwest’s hottest music city’s: Detroit. Early appearances on the first two American Skathic compilations endeared the band to thousands of fans worldwide, paving the way for two successful albums, “23 Skidoo” in 1995 & “Bienvenidos” in 1997, plus recent tracks on Universal’s Ska American Style, Jump Up!’s Smash Your Radio, and Scoot! Magazine’s free April ’98 CD sampler. After dominating the Detroit scene for six years, the band Continue reading THE PARKA KINGS – “Where’s the Afterparty?” CD – (JUMP024)