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Various Artists – “Still Standing – North American SKA Uprising” CD (JUMPMEG050)

Don’t call it a “COMEBACK” or “FOURTH WAVE”! Don’t believe what THE MEDIA tells you. SKA never died. Didn’t hear it on the radio much? Did the SKA SECTION disappear from your local store? Music industry CONSPIRACY! They wanted YOU to believe that SKA was a TREND, so they could discard it conveniently when a new “alternative poster-child” came along! If SKA was a TREND – why does it continue to thrive in 2003? Why has it existed since the early 60’s? Why has SKA music become a part of every youth culture across the world? LIES! The music industry has been telling you LIES! And you believed it! You Fool! Continue reading Various Artists – “Still Standing – North American SKA Uprising” CD (JUMPMEG050)

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SKAPONE – “The Black and White Album” CD – (JUMP083)

SKAPONE members have been performing ska on Chicago’s scene for over 20 years now – an amazing feat to say the least! Performing mostly original compositions, Skapone’s driving rhythm section is complimented by outstanding vocals and horns. The band appears at at many clubs and venues, as well as corporate and charity events throughout the Chicago area and mid-west. The band hit the studio hard in 2007 resulting in a August 2008 release to an outstanding crowd at the Abbey Pub! Continue reading SKAPONE – “The Black and White Album” CD – (JUMP083)

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DEAL’S GONE BAD – “The Longest Happy Hour” CD – (JUMP069 – OUT OF PRINT)

Deal’s Gone Bad has been many things to many people. Watching numerous waves of ska, rock steady, and reggae music rise and fall before them, this is the band you count on to keep going, despite all the odds, membership changes, trips in and out of substance dependence, marriages, and even the birth of a child. For 11 years, DEAL’S GONE BAD has been the reggae pride of sweet home Chicago, evolving with new personnel and new ideas, but never losing the love Jamaican and American soul music, piracy, and the art of intoxication. Continue reading DEAL’S GONE BAD – “The Longest Happy Hour” CD – (JUMP069 – OUT OF PRINT)