THE SCOTCH BONNETS “Come On Over” LP + 7″ vinyl / CD/ Tapes – produced / mixed by Dave Hillyard & Agent Jay of The Slackers!

Punky reggae rockers from Baltimore whose infectious energy keeps the party jumping all night, The Scotch Bonnets have been bringing the heat and the good-love vibe since their debut in 2009. The crew is fearlessly lead by singer-guitarist Kristin Forbes aka Lady Hatchet, whose tunes blend classic Jamaican groves with a funky fresh approach to American singer-songwriting. Continue reading THE SCOTCH BONNETS “Come On Over” LP + 7″ vinyl / CD/ Tapes – produced / mixed by Dave Hillyard & Agent Jay of The Slackers!

THE PRIZEFIGHTERS are back! New album “Firewalk” out on CD/Tape – vinyl coming soon!

The Prizefighters perform ska and rocksteady from Jamaica’s golden era, their brilliant new studio album “Firewalk” is their first since 2010’s “Follow My Sound”. Since that release the band has perfected their craft working side by side with the stars that created the music back in the 60’s. That resume is now quite impressive, it includes backing the “King of Ska” Derrick Morgan at Reggae Fest Chicago, twice with Stranger Cole including a duet show with Patsy, plus Chicago and Montreal showcases with the dazzling Roy & Yvonne. Their relationship with legendary harmonica player and vocalist Charley Organaire might be the most special, as he joined The Prizefighters in the recording studio for a session that lead to the 2014 mini-album Charley Organaire Meets The Prizefighters which lead to their first European tour. In the band’s words “it’s not just about playing the songs well; it’s about playing them correctly and authentically” – and the several years worth of authentic 60s Jamaican music conservatory experience between the first record and “Firewalk” really shows. Working hard on tunes with a mantra of “will this be good enough for Derrick Morgan? Or for Stranger & Patsy?” has conditioned the band to push themselves to ever higher standards. We are so proud to present this stunning new album in 2019 from one of our favorite bands. Let’s face it, without The Prizefighters we wouldn’t have been able to bring so many Jamaican legends to Chicago and keep the spirit of 60’s Jamaica alive. Currently available on CD and Tape, vinyl coming soon! CD and tape will be part of the subscription clubs.

CASSETTES! Christmas Compilation Mixtape + CULTURE SHOCK “The Humanity Show” Mini-Album TAPE

We couldn’t forget about our growing cassette tape obsession! CULTURE SHOCK is an English ska punk band formed in 1986 by Dick Lucas, previously of THE SUBHUMANS.  Over their initial history the band played hundreds of gigs, including frequent appearances at free festivals, and released three studio albums on the Bluurg record label. Lucas’ lyrics were mostly concerned with social and political issues, from cruelty to animals, Northern Ireland, war, and social alienation, but were far from angry rants, often finding a positive and empowering perspective. Culture Shock split at the end of 1989 – Dick went on to form Citizen Fish with Jasper, the bassist on Culture Shock’s final album, and two other former members of the Subhumans. Interest in the band was revived by the release of the Everything CD retrospective in 2012; CULTURE SHOCK reformed as a gigging band and have been playing since 2013. “The Humanity Show” is their brand new 6 song mini-album – now available on cassette tape limited to 100 copies.  In the holiday spirit we took all of the Christmas LPs and 7″ singles (and more!) we released and made a “mixtape” for the holiday season. Limited to 50 copies!  Check out this FUN tracklisting: Continue reading CASSETTES! Christmas Compilation Mixtape + CULTURE SHOCK “The Humanity Show” Mini-Album TAPE

CASSETTE STORE DAY 2018 exclusive releases from THE SLACKERS / THE PIETASTERS / MEPHISKAPHELES and more!

It’s that time of year again –  when we help fire up tape decks and boomboxes worldwide! Once again this year we lead the charge in the ska reggae world releasing a grip of new tapes – many classic 90’s gems on cassette for the first time ever! Peek at our boombox and see this years tapes!

CSD 2018 releases each limited to 100 copies:

THE SLACKERS “Better Late Than Never” Tape (Debut alum – Moon Ska Classic!)
DAVE HILLYARD & THE ROCKSTEADY 7 “Playtime” Tape (Debut album – Hellcat classic!)
THE PIETASTERS “OohLooLoo” Tape  (Moon Ska classic)
THE PIETASTERS “S/T” Tape (Debut album from the early 90’s!)
MEPHISKAPHELES “Maximum Peversion” Tape  (Second album – Moon Ska Classic!)
Various “DRINK THE SKA” Tape  (Our RSD collaboration with Ska Brewing)
KINGSTON ALL STARS “Rise Up” Tape (Brand new album from Jamaican reggae legends)
THE FUSS “Ourselves” Tape  (Wash DC female fronted soulful ska/reggae)
RUDE BOY GEORGE “Play Anything” Tape  (NYC band who do ska versions of new wave classic)

You can now order these limited items here and NOW. After placing your order send us an email to jumpuprecords@gmail.com letting us know which tapes you want! Continue reading CASSETTE STORE DAY 2018 exclusive releases from THE SLACKERS / THE PIETASTERS / MEPHISKAPHELES and more!

THE FUSS “Ourselves” LP / TAPE (JUMP137LP) available NOW! Soulful ska/reggae from Washington DC.

The Fuss is a dynamic ska, rock steady, and early reggae band from Washington, D.C. Their sound pays tribute to the music of 1960’s Jamaica and the British Mod scene, while putting modern slant on these timeless styles. The group is comprised of 3-part female harmonies, a 3-piece horn section, and 4-piece rhythm section. Since the band formed in 2014 and they’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with bands such as The Skatalites, The Toasters, The Pietasters, Eastern Standard Time, The Interrupters, Save Ferris, Steady 45’s, and many more. “Ourselves” is the band’s debut 14 track album, a brilliant follow up to their critically acclaimed “In Trouble” EP, standout track “So Many Times” recently appeared the Ska Brewing/Jump Up collection “Drink The Ska”. This past summer we leaked a limited run of vinyl to the band on their east coast tour, now we are proud to say that we can supply the world with this fantastic debut. It’s as great as it looks – no lie! The retro cassette version is only currently available from us in our collectors bundle, it is officially being released for Cassette Store Day USA on 10/13. We are so proud to have THE FUSS join the JUMP UP family!

SuperNova Exclusives: DANNY REBEL “Boombox Sessions Vol 1&2” CD + RUDE BOY GEORGE “Play Anything” TAPE

Every year at the SuperNova Ska festival we launch exclusive titles – these are for artists we REALLY want to give an extra push to! In 2017 we released he debut 7″ vinyl single for the SCOTCH BONNETS called “The District”, which included a fantastic reggae version of THE EVENS for all you Dischord/DC punk/Fugazi fans! What, you missed that release? No fear you get a second chance now! This year we were so happy to have brought Montreal acoustic ska/reggae one-man band DANNY REBEL, over the past 2 years we released his incredible “Boombox Sessions” for Cassette Store Day…and now both tapes are on one Compact Disc. Continue reading SuperNova Exclusives: DANNY REBEL “Boombox Sessions Vol 1&2” CD + RUDE BOY GEORGE “Play Anything” TAPE

Limited edition TAPES from THE BAKESYS and THE UPPERTONES – TWO TONE LIVE available too!

It’s always a great day when we announce some new TAPES on the label! We don’t just release things around Cassette Store Day, we do it all year long! We have also brought back our TAPE club for it’s 2nd year, and these tapes are all official selections that you will receive in the first shipment!  Get out that vintage boombox and get into a format that launched portable music!

First up is THE BAKESYS 90 minute tape! The self titled cassette (JUMPTAPE011) features the brand new “More Bakesys” mini album, the “Studio Selections 1991 – 1995” anthology album & 6 tracks from the “Return To The Planet Of The Bakesys” live album – 27 tracks of Bakesys’ power pop & reggae injected 2 tone ska goodness! 2-TONE black/white shell, limited edition of 100 copies.  Not to be outdone THE UPPERTONES are back with “UP UP UP” – another wonderful Jamaican ska and Rhythm & Blues album from this Italian 3 piece headed by MR. T BONE himself. Limited edition of 100 copies. Both tapes are shipping across the Atlantic now and will also be available with the bands very soon!

Finally, we acquired some new/old stock of a fun TWO-TONE LIVE tape featuring THE SPECIALS, THE SELECTER, and SPECIAL BEAT. It’s a UK import with a great track listing:

THE SPECIALS – Gangsters/ You’re Wandering Now/ Stupid Marriage/ Do The Dog/ Nite Klub

THE SELECTER – Train To Skaville/ The Selecter/ Sweet Feeling/ Celebrate The Bullet

SPECIAL BEAT – Rat Race/ Concrete Jungle/ Mirror In The Bathroom

 

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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THE TOASTERS “SKABOOM” LP – hear where American Third Wave Ska began 30 years ago!

The Toasters originally released their debut US album SKABOOM back in 1987, on the Celluloid label. The album is often stated as being the origin of modern, or “third-wave” ska in the United States. It followed the RECRIMINATIONS and EAST SIDE BEAT EPs that were released both in the USA and UK, introducing the world to a fresh new wave-y ska sound that was uniquely American yet linked to 2-TONE through secret producer JOE JACKSON. Two years later, THE TOASTERS’ official “debut” album POOLSHARK arrived via the UK label Unicorn, yet six tracks from that set were culled for inclusion on the legendary debut American full-length named SKABOOM. That set was brasher, brighter, and more emphatically ska driven than their earlier material, albeit with eclectic backdrops that ranged from the surf-side to the juke joint. Now boasting a brass section, and two new vocalists, THE TOASTERS’ sound was significantly shifting while the lineup continued expanding. By the time they came to record SKABOOM, the group had ballooned into an 11-piece aggregate. The resulting high adrenaline album found the band in top form, their playing extremely tight, and the arrangements increasingly intricate and innovative. Continue reading THE TOASTERS “SKABOOM” LP – hear where American Third Wave Ska began 30 years ago!

SUSAN CADOGAN “Take Me Back” (Expanded Edition) LP vinyl / Tape out now!

VINYL AVAILABLE NOW! SUSAN CADOGAN is back with a new vintage reggae project produced by Mitch “King Kong” Girio of King Apparatus fame. The original “Take Me Back” EP was released in 2016 and featured 5 songs, ranging from lovers rock to ska, early reggae to roots. The EP immediately drew rave reviews worldwide, and SUSAN was soon doing BBC interviews just like the old days when she was Top of The Pops with “Hurts So Good”! We at JUMP UP immediately wanted to release it on vinyl and cassette, and asked Mitch Girio to kick out some new versions, dubs, and remixes to expand the project to 10 tracks. These 5 tracks range from spacey dub to Jamaican mento – a fantastic bonus! The EXPANDED version is now available on limited edition cassette tape (100 copies) and LP vinyl on white and pink vinyl. If you have a preference of vinyl color, send us a message at jumpuprecords@gmail.com. Everyone should know SUSAN’s work, so please read the below bio….

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