We are SO excited about the first vinyl picture disc in 37 years for Los Angeles ska/mod 80s legends!!! One of the most collectable bands of all time, their STIFF RECORDS UK picture discs were highlights of the 1980s!! JUMP UP, in collaboration with THE SPECIALIZED PROJECT UK, are proud to deliver the band’s first new recording in decades, a wonderful laid back mid-tempo summer reggae dancer – a version of the B.J THOMAS / BLUE SWEDE oldies radio hit “HOOKED ON A FEELING” (penned by MARK JAMES) complete with a dub on the flip! This 7 inch picture disc vinyl gem is limited to 750 copies, distributed in the UK officially by SPECIALIZED. Don’t delay, this one time press is a must have purchase for both 40+ year fans and newcomers alike. An essential DJ 45 that sounds incredible (was very surprised too) – that’s why it’s a selection for our 7 inch subscription club! A tad pricier due to production costs, please keep in mind proceeds are going to the UK charity plus is supporting one of the world’s most legendary ska bands of ALL TIME!
SMOKE & MIRRORS SOUND SYSTEM is the brainchild of John Roy (Unsteady, Gangbusters), who created a traditional ska /reggae studio supergroup during the 2020 shut down. The band’s current release output all across the world is mind blowing. LIQUIDATOR & BADSONIC in Europe plus STEADY BEAT in L.A. have all released 7 inch singles to follow up the “STRENGTH IN NUMBERS” full length – now it’s JUMP UP’s turn with this boss 10 inch vinyl EP pressed on classic black, blue, and red vinyl! We’ve reunited SYMARIP on record! Both sides stand on their own and deliver killer reggae grooves for skins, rudeboys, and roots fans worldwide! Just look below at the all the musicians on these tracks – plus ROGER RIVAS dubs both tunes as well! Exclusively partnered in the EU with Grover Records / Moskito Promotion! Once again the incredible CHEMA SKANDAL has designed original art that’s vibrant and breathtaking! Limited to 200 copies on each color. Continue reading RSD Drop! SMOKE & MIRRORS SOUND SYSTEM 10″ vinyl – feat ROY ELLIS & MONTY NEYSMITH of SMYARIP! Art by Chema Skandal!
You’re eyes don’t deceive you – the second full length album from the supergroup is available on cassette tape first! An entire album of amazing covers including Echo & The Bunnymen, Tom Petty, Spencer Davis Group, David Bowie, Tears For Fears, Edwin Starr and more. Guest vocalists include Jesse Wagner of The Aggrolites and Chris Dowd of Fishbone! A sneak peek exclusively for tape heads!
We’ve got a very small amount of these wonderful 10″ sized heart shaped red vinyl records from Chez Nobody Records in Mexico! “Love In The Stars” and “Weekend Lover” are killer instrumental early / skinhead reggae jams in the vein of THE UPSETTERS, CRYSTALITES or THE AGGROLITES. Produced by Moises Chez and recorded
at YOX DISCOS (México City, 2021). Very collectible don’t delay!
TRAVELERS ALL STARS:
– Jorge Martínez (Drums) – Israel Padrón (Bass) – Eduardo “Lalo” Hammond (Keyboard) – Orlando Martínez (Lead Guitar) – Virgilio Ramírez (Mute Guitar &Bass) – Ludovic Ortiz (Mute Guitar &Tambourine)
Hjalmar B Allstars are a boss reggae / rocksteady band from Gothenburg, Sweden, formed in 2019. Following their well received debut 7 inch single “Hisingen Reggae” in 2020 – this 6 track mini-LP is full of classic vintage Jamaican sounds with female vocals plus a track featuring LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY. The pressing is limited to 200 copies and this is the only batch we will receive, don’t miss out! We’re offering this 10″ as part of a bundle with a very cool 2019 release on AMTY Records that we slept on by accident and recently discovered! That release is by Spökstan (Swedish for Ghost Town), their first album features twelve dirty 2-Tone ska/punky reggae-titles in Swedish, the line up is with members from The Crooked Beat (reggae/ska), Congoman Crew (reggae), Makabert Fynd (hardcore punk) and Paraden (reggae). Don’t let the doomish cover fool you, this album has an early 90’s / European Ska Explosion feel more than a punk-ska lean, some of the songs lend themselves towards The Loafers or an early Mark Foggo loose faster ska style. Very enjoyable!
Portland’s top traditional ska/reggae/soul powerhouse released “Love A Woman” back in 2019 on random colored vinyl, and we finally have it back in stock due to popular demand! In recent years the band has traveled to Europe for Germany’s Freedom Sounds festival, and lead singer Jeremy Pena will be part of this year’s London International Ska Festival. The album features additional mix and overdubs by THE SLACKERS’ Agent Jay Nugent, and is produced by Curtis Irie and Jeremy Pena! Features a guest appearance by CHRIS MURRAY. Tracklisting: A1 Stop Playin’ With My Heart A2 Break The Ice A3 Dear Lord A4 Am I A Good Man? A5 Mr. Bad Luck A6 Flash Flood A7 Stay True
B1 Love A Woman B2 Money Man B3 Two Times (Featuring – Chris Murray) B4 Truth B5 Another Lie B6 Smile (Discomix) Continue reading Restocked! THE BANDULUS “Love A Woman” LP (random color vinyl)
PICK IT UP – SKA IN THE 90s is the documentary that everyone in our ska world is talking about! We were so happy to be interviewed in the movie, even happier to see close friends featured too …especially Mephiskaphales, Bucket from The Toasters, Vic an Jay from The Slackers, Chris Murray, Dan from MU330, Dave from Mustard Plug, Jay from Suicide Machines, Roddy Radiation, Desorden Publico….and many more! Watching the movie was like a class reunion – seeing old live footage once again – and getting the old gang back together once again . Truly nostalgic! And what can be more nostalgic than owning a 90’s ska documentary on the format that dominated that entire decade – the beautiful VHS tape! This is the ultimate collector’s edition – the VHS tape was limited to 100 copies initially… and people begged so we made a few more! Just like the old days when you walked into Blockbuster and held video cases in your hand – this has a full color printed cardboard sleeve and labels! Comes with a FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD in case your old VCR is currently in the garage underneath your high school yearbooks.
Skanking Lizard originated in Chicago in 1978 by a group of friends who had a deep love for reggae music, and by the 80’s this line up of northside musicians became Chicago’s original performing reggae band. Skanking Lizard was no island tribute band, they concentrated on developing their own sound which incorporated American roots rock with reggae rhythms. In the 1980’s, they became one of Chicago’s favorite festival bands and toured with the likes of Toots and the Maytals, Mighty Diamonds, Steel Pulse, Neville Brothers, and the B-52’s. They released the “Jesse James/Mushroom” 7 inch single in 1983, charting on Jamaica’s Top 40 List. In 1984 lead singer Alan “Blood” Lery released “Kingston Meets Chicago” 12” EP, which was recorded at Channel One Studios in Kingston and featured Jamaican legends Santa Davis on drums, Ranchie McLean on bass, Skully on percussion, Ansell Collins on organ, Howard Yukon of the Blue Riddim Band on guitar, and Shay Jones on backing vocals. The producer was Jimmy Becker of Blue Riddim band, a famed studio harmonica player who also was a member of Skanking Lizard in the early 1980’s. Both original vinyl releases appear on the band’s first ever anthology “Original Chicago Reggae”, out now in celebration of Record Store Day! Eleven tracks including never before released studio gems, including two ska tunes from 1988 recorded as a tribute to 2-Tone! Second Pressing on Yellow Vinyl out now!
Side A: Jesse James / Mushroom / I Don’t Mind / It Happened / Heart Full of Soul / Video /
Side B: Strange Cargo / Wear A Smile / Tonight / Tears of A Clown / Too Much Pressure
LONG LOST ALBUM is back and now on VINYL and 8 TRACK! The Skatalites are more than a band, they are an institution, an aggregation of top-notch musicians who didn’t merely define the sound of Jamaica, but WERE the sound in the ’60s. Frequently credited as the originators of ska — the Skatalites’ various members banded together as both an original group and the often uncredited backing band for artists/producers such as Prince Buster and Duke Reid. Although the group officially existed in its original incarnation for less than 18 months (1964-1965), its members brought their signature styles to thousands of the island’s releases. Following a handful of reunions in the ’70s and early ’80s, the Skatalites re-formed for good in 1986 and, over subsequent decades, have included a rotating lineup of both original members and newcomers responsible for late-period highlights like 1994’s “Hi-Bop Ska” and 2000’s “Bashaka”, now reissued on vinyl for the first time. “BASHAKA” is an album lost in time, plagued by a label bankruptcy and released when mainstream’s support for the genre had waned. Simply put, this brilliant album never got the credit it deserves! Original members Lloyd Knibb, Lloyd Brevett, Lester Sterling and Cedric Brooks lead the charge into scorching ska instrumentals and rootsy jazz reggae, Doreen Shaffer adds beautiful vocals on ska tunes “Oh baby” and “Reach for the Sky”, while special guest Ken Boothe delivers the mid-tempo groover “I Never Knew”. Brand new updated art by Chema Skandal, repress on clear yellow / orange vinyl limited to 200 copies. 8 TRACK edition of 30 for the ultimate collector housed in an original ISLAND RECORDS sleeve! Comes with a FREE Jamaican music timeline poster!
Jamaican ska legends’ latest album “Platinum Ska” finally repressed on vinyl with three bonus dubs. The group has been at the forefront of ska music since the mid-’60s, and this studio album is their first recordings to follow the band’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2014. The Skatalites built the foundation for Jamaican music, and was part of it’s evolution as it morphed from ska to rock steady then reggae, helping give birth to household names like Toots and The Maytals, Lee Perry, and of course Bob Marley & The Wailers. Since re-forming in the ’80s, The Skatalites have been through their share of transformation and have sadly seen most of the band’s original members pass on. Each of today’s existing members were hand-picked by the band’s original members to play, and they continue to hold down the tradition by performing at some of the most prestigious festivals around the world. Two of the tracks included on “Platinum Ska” feature original 60’s era drummer Lloyd Knibb (who passed away in 2011), plus it captures alto sax player Lester Sterling and vocalist Doreen Shaffer, the last two living original Skatalites members. The album was mixed in Mali and also includes guest appearances by legendary Malian musicians Assaba Dramé and Madou Sidiki Diabaté. Simply put, “Platinum Ska” is a testament to some of the greatest Jamaican musicians the world has ever seen, and Jump Up is proud to preserve this legacy once again with a limited vinyl edition. Limited repress on metallic marble and classic black vinyl.