GROVER VINYL RESTOCKS: FIREBUG / RED SOUL COMMUNITY / MAGIC TOUCH

More great vinyl imports from Grover! Limited stock at a nice price! On man, where do we begin? Brazilian rock steady band FIREBUG were at the top of their game at the beginning of the 00s, the VICTOR RICE produced “ON THE MOOVE” was one of Jump Up’s top CD titles 20 years ago! RED SOUL COMMUNITY can do it all, their last album that we released was more on the ska-punk tip, their previous 2013 effort “I NEVER LEARN” was a reggae and rock steady delight. These Spaniards can do it all! Lastly is the 2011 album from Germany’s top reggae rocksteady act MAGIC TOUCH, who have backed countless Jamaican legends over the years. This red vinyl repress of “SHOCKS OF LIGHTNING” is limited to 150 copies.

 

GROVER RESTOCKS: RICO RODRIGUEZ / WINSTON FRANCIS / NEW YORK SKA JAZZ ENSEMBLE

We thought it would be fun to get some of these Grover Germany classics back in stock for the summer! First off is the 1998 Moon Ska NYC classic from jazz ska all stars NEW YORK SKA JAZZ ENSEMBLE, featuring songs written by VICTOR RICE, DEVON JAMES, ROCKSTEADY FREDDY REITER plus renditions of DUKE ELLINGTON and HORACE SILVER standards! Very last copies! RICO RODRIGUEZ sadly left us a few years ago, but his legacy of big trombone anthems lives on with “GET UP YOUR FOOT”, twelve amazing ska & reggae tracks released in 2000 with his top notch band! This was one of his last studio albums as he became quite busy as a part of JOOLS HOLLAND’s band! WINSTON FRANCIS is a soul ska/reggae legend, his voice is MAGIC. A STUDIO ONE veteran we had the pleasure of booking here in Chicago in 2014. That same year “MR FIX IT” released a new album backed by RUDE RICH & THE HIGHNOTES full of classics redone is true vintage style. Such a great set on clear vinyl:

A1 A Little More Oil in My Lamp  A2 Dancing Mood  A3 Love I Can Feel  A4 Only A Smile  A5 Your No Good  A6 Love Me Forever  A7 Breaking Up  A8 Love And Affection  B1 My Number One  B2 My Jamaican Girl  B3 Sukiyaki  B4 On The Beach  B5 Guilty  B6 Turn Your Lamp Down Low  B7 Never Love Again  B8 Girl I Got a Date  B9 A Little More Oil (Binghi Version)

 

RSD 2022: TOO HECTIC: Ska Punk Goes International 2xLP set – 30 bands from 16 countries!

Following up on the hugely successful Too Hectic! California Ska Punk compilation, our joint venture PAY ATTENTION label is back with the sequel – this time going worldwide! Too Hectic! Ska Punk Goes International – a vinyl-only release – uncovers 30 of the best Ska Punk bands from 16 different countries, with each band excited to share their own unique take on the classic Jamaican sound. The compilation highlights both new and legendary bands from around the world today, with a healthy representation of current Ska hot spots like Mexico, Japan, Brazil, Canada and the UK. Compilation mastermind Philip Lucas-Smith (Ska Punk Daily, home of the biggest Ska social media presence online) leveraged his decades of ska experience to select not only bands putting out high quality music, but those that celebrate and reflect the cultural diversity of their home countries. The compilation features a generous amount of unreleased music and first time on vinyl tracks, it’s an incredible listen front to back and guaranteed to bring joy to fans worldwide! Pay Attention Records is a new Ska Punk label, featuring a partnership with two veterans/friends from the Ska scene, Philip Lucas-Smith (Ska Punk Daily/Ska Against Racism Compilation producer) and Chuck Wren (Jump Up Records). Our goal is simple: to celebrate and promote the best Ska Punk/Ska from around the world. Limited edition two record set, 700 copies on orange vinyl. Check out the track listing below! BONUS FLASH DEAL:  add our recent LPs from HALF PAST TWO or STEP DAUGHTERS to your order for only $15 each!

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RSD 2022: OUT OF CONTROL ARMY “From Mexico To The World” LP – best of collection from 2-Tone big band from Mexico!

It’s finally here! The “best of” collection from Mexico’s incredible big band 2-Tone act – 13 tracks hand picked across their 6+ year career including collaborations with NEVILLE STAPLE of THE SPECIALS, Japan’s ORESKABAND, South Korea’s KINGSTON RUDIESKA, MIMI MAURA, KING HAMMOND and LOS FURIOS!  OUT OF CONTROL ARMY was formed in March 2915 by JOSE (aka DEALS) OLAN, who has toured with THE TOASTERS and BAD MANNERS. An incredible sound with a HUGE horn section, songs range from ska orchestra instrumentals, and hi-octane vocal 2-Tone gems, and crooner swing skankers ! A must for fans of WESTERN STANDARD TIME, THE TOASTERS and more! Limited edition of 500 on white and black vinyl! Check Youtube for videos on most of these tracks:  Cat Nation / Unity / El Chulo / Skandon / Just A Gigolo / One Note Samba / My Darling / Lilith / We Do The Ska / Papa Ama El Ska / Global Ska / Tenor Madness / Regresa

RSD import: LAUREL AITKEN “Rudi Got Married” LP – incredible 80’s collection on one record!

We’re celebrating Record Store Day with another great import from Grover Germany, a repress on 180g heavyweight vinyl collecting the Godfather of Ska’s 80s recordings – from his first and only UK chart success ‘Rudi Got Married’ to his seminal Unicorn classics such as “Sally Brown” and “Sahara”.  Incudes the first two singles on I-SPY records with backing band THE RUTS in disguise as UNITONE.

Side A:  1. Rudi Got Married  2. Honey Come Back To Me  3. Big Fat Man  4. It’s Too Late  5. Mad About You   6. Sahara  7. Hey Little Girl

Side B:  1. Sally Brown  2. Je T’aimerai Toujours  3. Eh Mon Amour  4. Don’t Turn Your Back  5. I Love You, Yes I Do 6. Peggy Sue  7. Rude Boy Dream

RSD import: THE BEATLES gone Jamaican! JAMESTOWN SHEIKS “Lennon & McCartney Reggae Style” LP reissue

Black Butcher Germany has just reissued the 1970 stone cold party classic on vinyl for the first time – original UK copies have become rare in recent years and are fetching high prices. Most original copies are also worn out from constant play! Twelve BEATLES classics in an uptempo early/skinhead reggae style, vocals are reminiscent of Desmond Dekker too! The origin of this band is still a mystery! A must for fans of THE AGGROLITES, and SYMARIP ! Don’t delay a minute, this limited edition one time pressing will go fast!

Tracklisting:  Let It Be / Ticket To Ride / I Want To Hold Your Hand / Michelle / Can’t Buy Me Love / The Fool On The Hill / Get Back / Yesterday / Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da / Eleanor Rigby / All My Loving / Hey Jude

 

Modern European Traditional Restocks: MAGNETICS / 86 CREW / VALKYRIANS

We’ve restoked these great modern traditional gems from Grover Records! First off is the debut album from Italian quartet THE MAGNETICS, the fourth album from Finnish stars VALKYRIANS, and the last album from French skinhead reggae troop 86 Crew! Stock is very limited on these great imports!

THE TOASTERS “Frankenska” LP vinyl back in print

The first ever LIVE album from NYC SKA legends THE TOASTERS is back on vinyl for the first time! Recorded in 1989 in London, features the first every appearance of COOLIE RANX on vocals, who was a temporary fill in due to the sudden departure of THRILL ME UP era singer CAVO and NENE (aka UNITY 2). Little did we know COOLIE would come back a few years later permanently. Originally issued on UNICORN records thanks to MAD BUTCHER Germany a whole new generation of ska fans gets to hear this classic on vinyl…..gulp….30 years later. Limited to 500 copies. Read all about this great release at the DUFF GUIDE TO SKA.  Tracklisting:  A1 Matt Davis  A2 Weekend In L.A.  A3 Go Girl  A4 Run Rudy Run  A5 Thrill Me Up  B1 Don’t Blame Me  B2 One-Track Mind  B3 Ska Killers  B4 East Side Beat  B5 Pool Shark

Restocked! THE SPECIALS “Conquering Ruler” & “Skinhead Girl” LP vinyl in stock now!

After 90’s ska boom had come and gone in the USA, many albums released in the early 2000’s were simply missed by  fans worldwide.  Hopefully, you realize artists like THE SPECIALS and labels like JUMP UP continued to support ska during “the lean years”….labels ran to release other styles (dare I say emo), and ska bands “changed their sound” to avoid being called ska. Guess what? There were some cool ska albums released at the turn of the millenium, including 2 albums by THE SPECIALS! Both “SKINHEAD GIRL” and “CONQUERING RULER” dig into the TROJAN RECORDS soundbook, and the band’s sound was top notch lead by RODDY RADIATION, NEVILLE STAPLE, HORACE PANTER, and NEOL DAVIES. Well done MAD BUTCHER, releasing these records on vinyl give the albums a new lease on life and will be enjoyed by an entire generation of vinyl fans! Continue reading Restocked! THE SPECIALS “Conquering Ruler” & “Skinhead Girl” LP vinyl in stock now!

REPRESS: MEPHISKAPHELES “God Bless Satan” LP (red & black vinyl)

Red vinyl REPRESS  has arrived limited to 250 copies! Debut 1994 album from New York City satanic ska punk band, produced by Bill Laswell. Thirteen upbeat skankers, flush with brass, drenched with irresistible melodies and infectious choruses. Originally self released, the album soon went global after being licensed by Moon Ska Records. Far beyond 2-Tone with a slight nod to Jamaica’s originators, Mephiskapheles birthed their own ska-based niche. Go SATAN! Go SKA!  We also released the cassette tape for Cassette Store Day 2017, add one for the collection only 150 made!  Their second album “Maximum Perversion” is also available on vinyl and tape from us!

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