Three killer vinyl releases from HAPPY PEOPLE UK – the label run by the London International Ska Festival. PHOENIX CITY ALL STARS is a British super group that has covered the Rolling Stones, The Clash, 2-Tone done 60s style – and now their fantastic cover album of DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS debut “SEARCHING FOR THE YOUNG SOUL REBELS” is on limited edition hand numbered vinyl! This 1980 classic was stylistically very different than their later years, leaning heavily of the Wigan Northern soul scene for a set of uplifting soul stompers. Now in SKA style! Includes the singles GENO, BURN IT DOWN, SEVEN DAYS IS TOO LONG and more! And yes…..just for fun a dub version of their late 80’s mega-hit COME ON EILEEN is included. Only 300 copies made!
The world have been raving about KING ZEPHA – the alter-ego of one Sam Thornton, musician, singer, songwriter and producer supreme. From his family home in Yorkshire, and in true DIY spirit, Mr. Thornton has written a superbly uplifting and infectious album with a set of the finest musicians. Recorded in his attic on his 8 track tape machine, the album blends rhythm & blues, rocksteady, dub & jazz to great effect. Four part vocal harmonies, honking sax and thumping bass litter the tracks that tackle politics, drinking and observations of Brits abroad, captured on the bands many excursions touring the continent. In addition to 10 fine original tracks there’s the sublime cover of Doris Troy’s Just One Look. 180g vinyl limited to 300 copies!
We’ve also got the amazing international ska collection RUDIES ALL AROUND on wax! Holy cow there’s some amazing bands on here – South Korea, Italy, USA, Canada, Mexico and more! Check out this incredible tracklisting: Continue reading HAPPY PEOPLE UK: PHOENIX CITY ALL STARS “Searching For The Young Ska Rebels” LP / King Zepha “Northern Sound” LP / RUDIES ALL AROUND Vol 1 LP
Washington DC’s Loving Paupers have been taking the world by storm with a broken hearted reggae vibe that appeals to lovers rock and roots fans alike. The Loving Paupers recorded their debut EP in 2016, working alongside Grammy Award winning Brazilian producer Victor Rice, and since have received rave reviews for performances at various festivals and their 2019 debut album “LINES” – ten melancholic songs that touch upon heartbreak and emotional dissidence, moody melodies enhanced once again by Victor Rice’s loving touch. It’s an album heavily influenced by the likes of The Beatles, Kinks, Zombies, The Supremes, to the late Gregory Issacs, Sugar Minott, and Dennis Brown. Featuring powerhouse lead vocalist Kelly Di Filippo, whose emotive style brings immediate comparisons to Chan Marshall (Cat Power), Jane Birkin, Kate Bush and even Joni Mitchell, in modern reggae circles the band is likened to recent output by Hollie Cook, The Frightnrs, and The Skints. Victor Rice dubbed the entire 10 songs from “LINES” which we first unleashed on our official Cassette Store Day release back in October. Of course vinyl fans wanted to hold a slab of wax in their hands and play these amazing dub versions on their platters! Limited edition of 250 copies on heavyweight black vinyl. We also did a limited run of 100 CDs that feature the vocal ans dubs! Happy Black Friday!
If you aren’t familiar with Dave’s saxophone playing history, maybe you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of decades? He has been a gigging/touring musician since his teenage years, playing with HEPCAT, RANCID, STUBBORN ALL-STARS, Willie Williams, Stranger Cole, Glen Brown, Glen Adams, Archie Bell, and for the last 18 years, he has been the featured soloist with NYC’s legendary Ska band, THE SLACKERS. ROCKSTEADY 7, a fourteen year old all-star collective, is the band where Dave is able to showcase his unique style of Saxophone playing with extended Jazz improvisations over Reggae-Ska rhythms. As Dave explains, “I’m a freak stylistically. I’m a southern Californian raised kid who started out playing like Jamaican saxophonists, Roland Alphonso and Tommy McCook. Then I moved to New York and got into classic American saxophone like Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Lester Young, and Illinois Jacquet. Then I went on the road and started to understand the blues. I got into Howling Wolf, Tbone Walker, and Sonny Boy Williamson.” Continue reading DAVE HILLYARD & ROCKSTEADY 7 “Friends And Enemies” LP (JUMP110LP) back in print!
Joe 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!
Check out samples of all 4 cuts here: http://www.groovedis.com/m3u/jumpbestdub.m3u
Sorry, BEST DUB is now out of print.
THE DRASTICS return with two more MICHAEL JACKSON tunes on limited edition “Jamaican Blank” style 7″ vinyl! “THE LOVE YOU SAVE” and “REMEMBER THE TIME” never sounded better, the original MJ accapellas with new music arranged in ska/reggae style! The limited edition LP / download released in 2009 had 6 songs and took the world by storm! By popular demand, we have pressed a limited edition CD (only 250 copies) with the original 6 tunes PLUS the 2 new ones AND dubs! 10 tracks in all: “I Want You Back”, “The Love You Save”, “Rock With You”, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”, “Billy Jean”, “Smooth Criminal”, “The Way You Make Me Feel”,”Remember The Time”, “The Dub You Save”, “Remember The Dub”.
Continue reading THE DRASTICS vs MICHAEL JACKSON – MJ A ROCKER 7″ (SOLD OUT) / CD (Ltd Ed 250) – MJ tunes inna JA style!
DUB IS A WEAPON celebrates the 12 year mark by finally releasing their earliest work on vinyl! ! Leader DAVE HAHN has been kicking around the New York music scene for a while, playing ska with THE SLACKERS and STUBBORN ALL STARS, Afrobeat with ANTIBALAS, plus working as a dub engineer for the EASY STAR ALL-STAR’S Dub Side of the Moon tour. Did we mention DIAW was the backing band for LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY’s 2006 tour? “FROM THE VAULTS” was recorded in 2001 in the heart of Brooklyn, with a truly all-star cast that has never been duplicated to date, including VICTOR RICE, EDDIE OCAMPO, VICTOR AXELROD (aka TICKLA), Jamaican legend LARRY McDONALD (worked with MARLEY, TOSH, TAJ MAHAL, GIL-SCOTT HERON, BAD BRAINS) plus CONGO ASHANTI ROY and ROB SYMEONN on vocals. Limited edition of 400, pressed on yellow colored vinyl. Art designed by Chema Skandal.
Brooklyn’s DUB IS A WEAPON has been on the fast track over the past few years, recently becoming LEE SCRATCH PERRY’s permanent backing band. These two superpowers clashed throughout 2006 with a sold out tour of the West Coast and Canada, and were the talk of the town at this year’s SXSW. Although many fine musicians have performed within the ranks of DUB IS A WEAPON, two men have been the catalysts since day one: DAVE HAHN, a man who has traveled the world as a guitarist with Continue reading DUB AS A WEAPON – “ARMED & DANGEROUS” LP (JUMPDUB085LP) – OUT OF PRINT
2006’s Chicago Massive was perhaps a bridge too far for the Drastics, a sprawling two-CD set that, while eminently entertaining, was at times a study in excess. Waiting, in contrast, returns the group to their roots, a sharp, tight set that’s a potent reminder of the band’s power to thrill. Every number within is a fascinating aural journey, with Anthony Abbinanti‘s studio wizardry as crucial to the trip as the Continue reading THE DRASTICS “WAITING” CD (JUMP079)
THE DRASTCS have set the world a blaze with their unique style of heavy roots dub reggae, taking inspiration from past masters (King Tubby, Lee Scratch Perry, Augustus Pablo) and blending in afro-beat, jazz, hip-hop, dancehall, and R&B. Formed in 2003 from the ashes of rock-steady soulsters The Zvooks, The Drastics quickly made a name for themselves with the release of their 2005 debut album “Premonition”, featuring guest vocalists and musicians from Chicago (Vandell Harris, Prince Gonzalez), Boston (Westbound Train members and Craig Continue reading THE DRASTICS “CHICAGO MASSIVE” 2xCD / 12″ EP (OUT OF PRINT) – (JUMP076)