One of our favorite labels of the past 30 years has been PORK PIE in Germany. European SKA history has much of it’s roots here – Napoleon Solo, No Sports, Skaos, The Braces, The Frits, El Bosso & Die Ping Pongs and more!! Add to the list the brand new album from Germany’s punky reggae/ska act JOHNNY REGGAE RUB FOUNDATION. A powerful and catchy act that instantly brings to mind a style made popular by THE AGGROLITES when they backed TIM ARMSTRONG on his “A POET’S LIFE” album. High energy players and a faster reggae style – as the cover says “hard groovin’ kick ass ska and reggae”. LP vinyl comes with a download code. Compact Disc available too! Continue reading PORK PIE Germany: JOHNNY REGGAE RUB FOUNDATION “No Bam Bam” LP / CD + SLIPMAT
Last year our good pal DR RING DING released his very first holiday album, we had a small handful of CDs available for our SKA CD CLUB members. Everyone was asking about vinyl, and this year PORK PIE RECORDS in Germany has made everyone’s Christmas wishes come true! Heavyweight vinyl pressing, piano sheet music / lyrics, with our JUMP UP bonus 7″ tossed in as well on peppermint wax.
Tracklisting: 01. Once a Year 02. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 03. Dumpa Ska (Instrumental) 04. Petit Papa Noël 05. Ruba Dub Santa 06. Lulajze Jezuniu 07. Twelve Elves (Instrumental) 08. All I Wanna Do (On Christmas Day) 09. I Believe 10. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 11. Les anges dans nos campagnes (Instrumental) 12. The Christmas Song Bonus Jump Up 7″ Christmas Again / Viele Bunte Packchen
Of course you can pick up the DR RING DING 7″ single on it’s own too on RED or PEPPERMINT vinyl.
We are so proud to have these LAUREL AITKEN replica vinyl editions back in stock from Mad Butcher / Black Butcher classics! Must haves for fans of skinhead reggae, funky boogaloo soul, and Laurel’s unique style that can breath new life into pop standards. “SKA WITH LAUREL AITKEN” originally came out in 1966 on RIO UK, while the 1969 classic “SAY FIRE” originally came out on legendary imprint DOCTOR BIRD UK. Continue reading LAUREL AITKEN LP reissues on Black Butcher Classics! Rare RIO & DOCTOR BIRD albums from the 60’s!
It’s import single time again and we have a nice and diverse collection today! First of is the debut 4 song 7″ EP from Germany’s T-KILLAS, co released by CASUAL (France) and GROVER (Germany). These guys play fantastic 2-TONE influenced ska in the vein of modern acts like PIETASTERS, INTERRUPTERS, LIPTONES, CROMBIES. It’s fast and furious and guaranteed to get your feet moving, a truly top notch debut. ROCKSTEADY SPORTING CLUB are back, our favorite darlings from the former French holding of Reunion Island (off of Africa) bring us another two tracks of uplifting traditional ska with sultry female lead vocals. “ISLAND IN THE SUN” and “SHEEPISH SHEEP” are both more uptempo than previous singles, the 2-TONE vive does remind of a bit of THE SELECTER. Nice!
We’re having a BLAST tracking down collectible SKA cassette tapes from all across the world! This time we hooked up once again with JIMMY JAZZ in Poland, do you remember their old label “Rock N’ Roller” back in the 90’s and early 2000’s? Three amazing classics to rock on your boombox once again!! Continue reading Import SKA cassette classics! YEBO Eastern Standard Time TAPE
Debut 10 trx LP from Europe’s top vintage big band calypso act finally on wax! Having the look of an old Jamaican 78RPM 10″ right down to the vintage green sleeve/label art, includes new versions of “WASH YOUR HANDS”, “FE DA RE”, “CALYPSO BE” + many cool original. For fans of KITCHENER, MIGHTY SPARROW, etc. Click on the image to visit the band’s MYSPACE page and look at all the pretty gals that make up the KALYPSO KATZ!
DR RING DING’s began his professional career in 1987 playing trombone with EL BOSSO & DIE PING PONGS, one of Germany’s most famous ska bands. His experience in EL BOSSO lead to his life long love for Jamaican music. By early 1993 he had formed his very own band, DR RING DING & THE SENIOR ALL STARS, and over the next ten years they would release five albums, numerous singles, and two albums backing legendary Jamaican vocalists DOREEN SHAFER and LORD TANANMO. American releases on MOON SKA and JUMP UP helped solidify his fan base in the United States, and soon DR RING DING was enjoying a worldwide audience for his snappy vocal style and tremendous Continue reading DR RING DING – “Back and Forth” CD – (JUMP074)
Calling all Chicks and Cats! It’s time to swing and skank to Germany’s hottest live act! Turn back the clock to the Swinging Forties and Fifties, add some Jamaican Ska to the mix, and in a nutshell you have BLACK CAT ZOOT! Formed in 2001, Black Cat Zoot has spent the past 5 years perfecting their unique swing-ska sound, playing over 60 live shows in Germany, Austria, and Italy alone! It’s no surprise that BCZ quickly came to the attention of the legendary DR RING DING, who offered to Continue reading BLACK CAT ZOOT – “Main Attraction” CD – (JUMP071) (OUT OF PRINT)