BOSS – Tribute To Original Sounds 7″ vinyl EP available now – feat Keith & Tex, Stranger Cole, The Crombies, and Arthur Kay!

The wait is over! The SPECIALIZED Teenage Cancer Trust folks in the UK just released their BOSS 4xCD – a tribute to the original 60’s ska & reggae sounds. The Jump Up vinyl 7″ singles have JUST arrived – and we think this 4 song EP is absolutely brilliant!! One side is on a roots reggae Jamaican tip, while the other has a 2-TONE ska 80’s flair! Limited edition of 400 each and will go fast!  FYI: these will be shooting across the pond and will arrive in the UK next week where they will be available on the Specialized website!

BOSS – Tribute to the Original Sounds 7″ vinyl EP (JUMPTCT11) :  Kingston All Stars f/ Stranger Cole “Step Up / Keith & Tex w/ Akasha “Stop That Train” / The Crombies “Rough & Tough” / Arthur Kay & The Clerks “Sea Cruise” Continue reading BOSS – Tribute To Original Sounds 7″ vinyl EP available now – feat Keith & Tex, Stranger Cole, The Crombies, and Arthur Kay!

AKASHA “Mother of Exiles” LP vinyl (bonus 7″ single) – Studio One style roots reggae! Charley Organaire and Keith & Tex recordings too!

Akasha is the premiere reggae band on the Chicago musical landscape, sounding like they stepped out of a 1972 session at Studio One, but also embroidering on the Jamaican canon with diverse modern influences. Powerfully authentic but also accessible to the contemporary ear, Akasha’s approach to reggae is both a refreshing and earnest tribute. Akasha’s new LP, Mother Of Exiles, is a concept album dealing with issues such as immigration, discrimination, and oppression. This recording is as on point a statement on our current tumultuous times as one can imagine, and is certain to resonate with any listener. Given Mother of Exile’s thematic material and Akasha’s continued musical evolution, this new album is certain to set a new standard for the reggae genre. Cosmos Ray’s lead vocals, Doug Bistrow’s bass, Scott Moss’ guitar, Shane Jonas’ horns and keys, and John Barbush’s drums along with their hallmark four-part harmony come together to forge Akasha’s signature sound, which has backed Jamaican legends including Dennis Alcapone, Charlie Organaire, Johnny Osbourne, Keith and Tex, Ranking Joe, Carlton Livingston, Ky-Mani Marley and most recently Niney The Observer. Akasha also hosts what has become Chicago’s best-loved monthly reggae night, Simmer Down Sound, which features both live performance and DJ sets from established and emerging national and international talent. Heavyweight vinyl with bonus DJ 7″ vinyl single is limited to 100 copies. Ships for December 7th street date! Special Deal – add the Specialized Marley Tribute 7″ EP  (features “One Cup of Coffee” with Charley Organaire) or the brand new BOSS Tribute 7″ EP (features”Stop That Train”  with Keith & Tex)  for only $5 each. What a bargain!

MARLEY tribute 7″ singles featuring THE SKATALITES, CHARLEY ORGANAIRE w/AKASHA, THE CROMBIES, EQUATORS, and more!

The wait is over! The SPECIALIZED Teenage Cancer Trust folks in the UK just released their 4xCD tribute to BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS, and our vinyl has JUST arrived! We think these 4 song 7″ vinyl EPs are absolutely brilliant!! One single is on a Jamaican ska tip, while the other has more of a 2-TONE 80’s flair! Limited edition of 400 each. Sorry, the 2-TONE one is out of print.

JUMPTCT09 : Akasha w/ Charley Organaire “One Cup Of Coffee”  /  The Skatalites feat Doreen Shaffer “Nice Time”, Pressure Tenants “Judge Not” /  Calypso Joe “Stir It Up”
JUMPTCT10: The Crombies “Hooligans” / The Equators “Pimper’s Paradise”
 The Skapones (UK) “Midnight Ravers” / Annabella Lwin (of Bow Wow Wow) “Cheer Up”