Vive Le France! TWO TONE CLUB “Don’t Look Back” LP & THE BERBISEYANS “Secret Avenger” LP

We are so stoked to bring you two fantastic new albums from today’s top French bands! Those who have been ordering from Jump Up for years are very familiar with TWO TONE CLUB, their previous two albums co-released on Grover were constant fan favorites and one of our best import catalog titles over the years (both restocked see additional post). Their brand new album “DON’T LOOK BACK” is an incredible scorcher, tracks range from uptempo jazzy horn lead instrumental ska (think Tokyo Ska Paradise Orch), manic 2-TONE ala The Specials), scratchy guitar organ heavy skinhead reggae with DJ chat/shout vocals, loungey jazz lovers reggae, and even a vintage soul tune. Continue reading Vive Le France! TWO TONE CLUB “Don’t Look Back” LP & THE BERBISEYANS “Secret Avenger” LP

KING PÉPE & HIS CALYPSO COMBO “Tropical Invasion” 10″ LP (JUMP109LP) (OUT OF PRINT)

KING PÉPE & HIS CALYPSO COMBO not only are inspired by the Latin American and Afro-Caribbean music, they revisit it. They take us to distant lands in the middle of the 30s, 40s, and 50s, combining Caribbean rhythms with Latin and New Orleans jazz;  it is a journey through time, from Trinidad to Jamaica, the Bahamas, Cuba and Colombia until Brazil, and up through the banks of the Mississippi. It’s the grace and beauty of Calypso and Mento mixed with Goombay, Highlife, Mambo, Son Cubano, Changui, Samba, Cumbia, Merengue, Jazz, Blues, Rhythm & Blues, and Oldies – a tasty musical stew indeed. This hard working French combo is a perfect fit for our  “78RPM style 10” LP calypso series. It has the look and feel of those original Jamaican Mento albums, recorded in 33 rpm (don’t worry!). Antique olive green vinyl. Limited edition on JUMP UP Records.  Continue reading KING PÉPE & HIS CALYPSO COMBO “Tropical Invasion” 10″ LP (JUMP109LP) (OUT OF PRINT)