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. 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!
Japan’s SKA FLAMES are back with their brand new full-length album “TURN UP” – and we’ve got the import vinyl exclusively for the USA! That’s right – it’s their first new album in 20+ years! For those of you who had to dig deep in the late 80’s to find any new ska, Japan’s SKA FLAMES were a bit of a holy grail band – thank goodness GAZ’S ROCKIN’ RECORDS UK (curated lovingly by GAZ MAYALL of THE TROJANS) released their first album “SKA FEVER” in 1989 otherwise the world might not have been hip to Japan’s traditional ska-jazz pioneers. These cats were basically The Skatalites of Japan, it’s that simple! The limited edition 7″ sold out quick, and we’ve got a super limited amount of these Japanese pressed beauties so don’t delay ACT NOW! Songs range from scorching jazz-ska to mellow rock steady, with dashes of Latin grooves and even a couple tracks with vocals. Continue reading Very LIMITED restock: SKA FLAMES “Turn Up” LP vinyl (Japanese Pressing) + BUDDY JAY’S JAMAICAN JAZZ BAND LP