HALF PAST TWO “Something Blue” 7″ vinyl (4 track EP) – Traditional Sounds on Blue Wax!

We are very pleased to announce that Half Past Two has released their classic “Something Blue” EP on limited edition 7 inch vinyl! This release brings our love for the band back to the very beginning – it was the tune “Lyin’ Eyes” that really made us take notice and want to work with them on Jump Up! That’s why we included the song on a Jump Up CD sampler back in 2021! This three song EP leaned a bit more to the traditional side of ska, and included their wonderful tropical take on The Beatles’ “I Will”. Rounding off the EP is the 2-Toney original “See You Again” and a superb cover of GO JIMMY GO’s “Mama Bird”. Blue vinyl (of course!) with truly eye-popping art fold over sleeve, limited to 500 copies. This EP shows that Half Past Two can lay down Jamaican grooves to make you swing and sway, in addition to the catchy OC pop-ska-punk that they are known for.

HALF PAST TWO Self Titled LP – now on nuclear green vinyl!

We’re so happy to announce a new band edition of this incredible 2021 album, now on green vinyl. California’s HALF PAST TWO formed in 2006 and has gigged with major national acts including Reel Big Fish, The Aquabats, Less Than Jake, The Skatalites, RX Bandits, The Selecter, The English Beat, Mustard Plug, and The Toasters. HALF PAST TWO are veterans of the ever-thriving Orange County ska scene, but their forward-thinking approach also aligns them with with ska’s bold new generation. Their recent single “Shine” was a highlight of the 2020 compilation ‘Ska Against Racism’ and truly forecasted the amazing new album we have here today! The album-making process took a little longer than usual due to COVID, but HP2 kept the momentum going by rolling out singles on a regular basis throughout 2020 and 2021 — first “Shine,” followed by “All About You,” “Mean Green,” and “Some Nights” – all included here on the new self titled album. As you can hear on the pre-release singles, Half Past Two pull inspiration from multiple eras of ska as well as anything from driving punk rock to shiny pop. They cite such influences as Reel Big Fish, Weezer, The Hippos, RX Bandits, and Mad Caddies, and they’re proud to coat their songs with a little sugar. ‘Bubblegum Ska” is honestly the best description for HALF PAST TWO and we can’t get enough of this wonderful 12-track album! Add their brand new “Something Blue” 7 inch or “Holidays” Picture Disc for a discount!

SUPERNOVA LEFTOVERS! 5 LPs + Alpha 45 + CD/Tote/Fan/Coozie/Slipmat = $100 shipped!

SUPERNOVA SKA FESTIVAL was a BLAST! If you couldn’t make it in person, hopefully you saw the magic on the Livestream! We made lots of cool special items for the fest, and since we have some leftover – we’re offering you a deal that’s just as good as if you were at our booth in person! FIVE LPs of your choice plus the exclusive Alpha Boys 45, our KEEP SKA COOL drink coozie, BIG SKA FAN paddle, 30th Anniversary CD sampler, JUMP UP SUPERNOVA canvas tote, plus turntable slipmat  – all for only $100 shipped in the USA! Only 20 deals!  After making your purchase,  send your choices from the below list to jumpuprecords@gmail.com  – USA addresses only. No duplicates. Only 1 deal per customer. You MUST purchase the deal first before sending your list of choices. Enjoy!  Chuck

LP and 7 inch PAK selections are below! You MUST SEND 2 alternates in case we run out of a title! Continue reading SUPERNOVA LEFTOVERS! 5 LPs + Alpha 45 + CD/Tote/Fan/Coozie/Slipmat = $100 shipped!

SCOTCH BONNETS “Live Ya Life” LP vinyl – 10th Anniversary Edition

To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of SCOTCH BONNETS debut album, we’ve re-released “LIVE YA LIFE” for its first time on vinyl. Previously out of print on CD, you now can enjoy this groundbreaking album on translucent red or clear vinyl. As a bonus, two previously unreleased tunes “Taxman” and “Band Of Gold” have been added from sessions that took place shortly after the recording of the album. Angelo Moore of Fishbone even guests on a track!  ****FIRST SELECTION FOR 2024 Ska LP subscription club**** Continue reading SCOTCH BONNETS “Live Ya Life” LP vinyl – 10th Anniversary Edition

SPECIALIZED PROJECT: “OUR WAY” 10″ vinyl LP – Tribute To The Rat Pack!

We’ve partnered up with The Specialized Project once again for an incredible vinyl edition of their latest “Our Way – Tribute To The Rat Pack” collection, for fans of ska and crooners like Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennett! Limited edition “78 RPM” styled 10″ vinyl (don’t worry it plays on 33) in both classic black and marble grey vinyl, housed in an original antique green sleeve. Check out this incredible track list:

The Skapones – Volare  /   Special Brew – Mona Lisa  /  Mr Kingpin – All of Me /  Inspecter 7 – Sway  /   Soul Vetters with Smoke & Mirrors Horns – The Glory of Love / Eastern standard time – A Foggy Day (In London Town) / Rude Girl Revue – My Way / Crazy Baldhead ft Jesse Wagner – Houston / The Inflatables – Promise Her Anything / The Pannonia Allstars – Let it Snow / Detroit Riddim Crew – Pennies from Heaven / King Django – Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White

****THIS IS THE FINAL SELECTION FOR THE 2023 LP subscription club****

MENOTTI HI FI “Yksi” LP – incredible dub assault for fans of Beastie Boys and On-U Sound! Includes a FUGAZI cover!!!

This is not your typical dub album. NOWHERE close. Sure, MENOTTI HI FI is firmly based in Jamaican studio wizardry like the original greats – LEE PERRY, KING TUBBY, SCIENTIST, etc. That’s a given in the world of dub. But you’ll immediately hear more complexity – hard-hitting boombastic percussion and eerie keyboards, sounding like a lost BEASTIE BOYS session from “Ill Communication” or “Check Your Head” – with MONEY MARK letting loose. Discordant distorted vocals and big bass lead the charge on songs, giving an almost industrial Tackhead or Renegade Soundwave vibe. Or dare we say trip-hop like Massive Attack or Tricky? If this had been released in the 90’s, a bidding war between Wax Trax, Grand Royal, and On-U Sound would have ensued. “Yksi” seems to have few boundaries – on the heavier side they cover “Casevettes” from FUGAZI’s “In On The Killtaker”, plus sampling a BILLY BRAGG speech on “Wouldn’t You”.  Continue reading MENOTTI HI FI “Yksi” LP – incredible dub assault for fans of Beastie Boys and On-U Sound! Includes a FUGAZI cover!!!


First new single in decades by Pama and Trojan Records legend WINSTON GROOVY! Remake of The Pioneers song ‘Reggae Fever’ produced by Sidney Crooks from The Pioneers. The song ‘Reggae Fever’ was originally recorded in 1974 by the members of The Pioneers and gained a cult status over the years because of its references to the skinhead subculture.  His beautiful and distinctive soulful voice still sounds incredible to this day! Includes extensive historical liner notes, big hole DJ 45 single.  Not to be outdone is this debut double a-side single from “The Prince Of Rudeness” featuring The Upessions (aka The Judge Dread Memorial) on side A and The Rocksteady Conspiracy featuring Boss Capone at the other side! Continue reading Aggrobeat Singles! JUDGE DREAD MEMORIAL & WINSTON GROOVY 7 inches

Hot Singles! THE HOTKNIVES Mick Clare & Gary Marshall 7 inch for Specialized Charity

The SPECIALIZED charity in the UK issued a tremendous tribute CD to one of the best bands from the late 80s Ska Explosion scene – yes we are talking about THE HOTKNIVES! One of our favorite bands of ALL TIME, we have kept the band’s classic albums in stock for well over 30 years! This two track DJ 45 has GARY MARSHALL’s wonderful and uplifting ska tune “She’s A Lady” from the “Live And Skanking” album, a soulful tune that we believe might have been inspired by Tom Jones? The the flip sees MICK CLARE doing an acoustic tune “If You Don’t Know Me”.  Limited edition of 500 copies, half on custard yellow and half on white. If you’re  in the UK please order your copies from the SPECIALIZED Charity.

Hot Singles! LOLLYPOP LORRY “You’re Wondering Now” b/w “Jamaica Ska” 7 inch

Our favorite traditional ska band from Russia is back with a wonderful homage to the original freedom sound of Jamaica! Two of the most beloved songs from 60’s done in Lollypop style:  Andy & Joey’s “You’re Wondering Now” b/w the Byron Lee & The Dragonaires “Jamaica Ska”.  Originally issued as a very limited Mexican import which sold for ridiculous money (and the band never saw copies!)  – we’ve swooped in to make this available to the world!  Limited to 500 copies, half on white and half on antique green. Big hole 45s for DJs!