LORD MIKE’S DIRTY CALYPSONIANS – “More” CD/10″ LP (now on OLIVE wax) – (JUMP070)

The seeds of Lord Mike’s Dirty Calypsonias were planted years ago within the ska/reggae scene of Chicago. As the legendary singer of Deal’s Gone Bad, Mike toured endlessly across America and recorded three full length albums for JUMP UP Records. Mike retired from Deal’s Gone Bad in late 2003, being replaced by Todd Hembrook (formerly of Heavy Step). At this time, Mike’s calypso calling had 
not surfaced yet…but a few months later it came suddenly in the dark of the night! A vision! Was it an apparition of the Mighty Sparrow himself? Could it have been the voice of Lord Kitchener? We will never know exactly what occurred in the deep of sleep that night! That next morning, as the newly christened “Lord Mike”, the Dirty Calypso vision began to spring into action. Recruiting an all star Chicago lineup including several former Deal’s Gone Bad Continue reading LORD MIKE’S DIRTY CALYPSONIANS – “More” CD/10″ LP (now on OLIVE wax) – (JUMP070)

VOID UNION “HIGHER GUNS” LP red vinyl (JUMP097LP) – OUT OF PRINT

VOIDUNIONThe VOID UNION is a musical collective, brought together by their love of Jamaican music styles. Their core line-up consists of current and former members of Boston soul/ska road heroes WESTBOUND TRAIN – Thad Merritt on bass, Jesse Hayes on drums, Rich Graiko on trumpet, Alex Stern on guitar, and Anant Pradhan on tenor and alto sax. Both on and off stage, the VOID UNION invite other, like-minded musicians to join in – so it’s no surprise that their sophomore full length “HIGHER GUNS’ includes appearances from KING DJANGO, ANGELO MOORE, DAVE HILLYARD, and OBI FERNANDEZ just to name a few. Continue reading VOID UNION “HIGHER GUNS” LP red vinyl (JUMP097LP) – OUT OF PRINT

DUB AS A WEAPON – “ARMED & DANGEROUS” LP (JUMPDUB085LP) – OUT OF PRINT

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

THE BULLETS “Sweet Misery” CD / LP (OUT OF PRINT) (JUMP088) – feat ROGER RIVAS of THE AGGROLITES!

The Bullets are a powerhouse of proud L.A musicians that play an infectious groove never heard before. Showcasing the sound of classic organ drenched grooves that will cause jaws to drop, this band plays music that will remind you of the days brown eyed soul ruled East Los Angeles. Music that will remind you of the latest Pama Reggae hit to sweep London town. Formed by Aggrolite Organist Roger Rivas, The Bullets all come from previous reggae outfits that share the same definition of Reggae & Soul music. The Chicano – Jamaican connection within L.A is real! Influenced by true Los Angeles oldies, The Bullets believe its time to bring back the oh so sweet tempo & taste. This collective does not hold back on its reggae either. Shot after shot, the bubbly scratches gets the crowd swaying. Get Ready……The Bullets are here to conquer. Jump Up is extremely proud to have released this debut album! Vinyl is pressed on RED WAX! CD in eco-wallet! Buy Jump Up CDs on Amazon

THE REVIVERS “EARLY REGGAE” 10″ MLP (JUMP093)

The Revivers are a collection of veteran musicians from the southern California Ska/Reggae scene featuring members of The Debonaires, The Skeletones, and See Spot. Their dedication to “reviving” the sounds of early Jamaican Reggae from the late 60′s and early 70′s can be heard through their authentic renditions of classic hits and obscure rarities. Regrouping in 2009, they have already shared the stage with such Reggae legends as Michael Rose, The Mighty Diamonds, Ska pioneer Eric “Monty” Morris, as well as contemporary favorites Hepcat, and The Aggrolites. They were recently given the honor of being the backing band for The Wailing Souls, Ras Michael, and Angelo Moore of Fishbone. This 5 song limited edition 10″ EP on JUMP UP will show you what an exciting new force in the Reggae/Ska Continue reading THE REVIVERS “EARLY REGGAE” 10″ MLP (JUMP093)

GO JIMMY GO “S/T (5th Album) LP VINYL (JUMP808LP – OUT OF PRINT)

“THE ISLAND SOUND KNOWN WORLD ROUND”! Hawaiian ska & reggae superstars GO JIMMY GO finally release their 5th album on delicious vinyl through JUMP UP RECORDS ! We were there at the very beginning with their first CD, and proudly return with this vinyl version, limited to 500 copies. The LP version has 4 dubs that are not on the CD – killer smokin’ dubs courtesy of OOKLA THE MOC and WARSAW POLAND BROTHERS. We also have in stock their entire CD catalog: “SOUL ARRIVAL”, “S/T First Album”, “GIRL WITH THE FISHBOWL EYES”, and “HOLIDAY HELL YEAH!” – for only $10 each paypal to chuckw@jumpuprecords.com

 

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WAREIKA HILL “S/T” CD (JUMP081)

Wareika Hill is the cream of Philadelphia’s crop, rising to the top with a JA tip. From the ashes of Rathskeller, the Blue Roots and Bagga Riddim Band comes a hot blend of roots, soul and funky reggae. Veterans of the Philly reggae and ska scene, Sean “MacIrie” McPhillips (drums), “Lord” Tedford Juachon (lead vocals/trombone), and Dave “Squire” Segal (lead guitar) have played together in various incarnations on Continue reading WAREIKA HILL “S/T” CD (JUMP081)

PRESSURE COOKER “WHAT SHE WANTS” CD (JUMP082)

What She Wants is Pressure Cooker’s sixth full-length album of new original reggae songs for 2009, culminating a year and a half of studio recording sessions held in the Brighton & Allston neighborhoods of Boston. Craig Akira Fujita, Pressure Cooker’s unique frontman leads the nine piece band through a versatile array of 70’s style reggae, rocksteady and ska music, skillfully mixed by the group’s renowned sound engineer Craig “Dubfader” Welsch. (10 FT. Ganja Plant, John Brown’s Body) The result is a fresh set of fifteen songs exploring themes on love, good times and hard times, all the while keeping the sound and spirit on a lively, upbeat vibe. Highlights include “Can’t Stop Thinkin’,” “Hold On,” “One Kind of Love,” “Higher Than High,” “Without Purpose,” Continue reading PRESSURE COOKER “WHAT SHE WANTS” CD (JUMP082)

THE DRASTICS “WAITING” CD (JUMP079)

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 DRASTICS “CHICAGO MASSIVE” 2xCD / 12″ EP (OUT OF PRINT) – (JUMP076)

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)