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)
Two amazing gems from the Netherlands! First up is the killer 2020 album from all-star band DUTCH SKA EXPRESS, with members of Mr. Review, Beat Busters and Mark Foggo’s Skasters. As you’d expect it’s manic fast paced modern 2-TONE with TIGHT grooves, great vocals, and a wall of HORNS. So darn catchy! Believe it or not there’s even a cover of GOTYE “Somebody That I Used To Know”!!! On the other side of the ska spectrum is the 2021 vinyl issue from HIGHER NOTES (members of RUDE RICH & THE HIGH NOTES) who go way old skool on “DOUBLE SALUTE”. This 11-track album is a salute to the originators, creators, musicians, studios and producers of Jamaican Ska and Rocksteady as all of them had their own massive impact on the sounds which they created together in unity. Furthermore it’s equally a salute to the beautifully warm and carefully orchestrated sound of the 1950s, written by the likes of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, just to name two particular greats. Very limited heavyweight vinyl stock on Roots Unity Music.
We’re back with a new summer soundtrack for good times! Free with all orders, you don’t even need to ask – unless you need more than one to pass along to friends!! If you’re just looking for a download we got you covered too! Click HERE!
And remember that free poster we gave out at June’s Record Store Day? We MADE A PUZZLE of the J-ROOTS Jamaican Music Timeline!!! It’s 16″ x 20″ and 221 pieces – not only is this a fun challenge for any puzzle fan but it’s a GREAT educational tool. Want to teach your kids the rich history of the music you love? Sit down and do this puzzle with them – we guarantee all the musical pieces will start to connect! Add the puzzle to any LP order for only an additional $15 from the cart below.
We thought it would be fun to get some of these Grover Germany classics back in stock for the summer! 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)
[Sorry, we are now sold out. Check with our European partner Grover Records / Moskito Mailorder for last remaining copies] 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!
Continue reading RSD 2022: TOO HECTIC: Ska Punk Goes International 2xLP set [SOLD OUT]
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
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!
Continue reading REPRESS: MEPHISKAPHELES “God Bless Satan” LP (red vinyl)
Did you pre-order Marc Wasserman’s book on 80’s American ska and get the cool mix CD we curated? Has not knowing the track listing driven you bonkers? Wait no longer, it’s now listed below – and check out our Instagram page to see a flip video of all the album jackets! If you didn’t get a CD with your book (missed the pre-order deadline) you can still get one simply by placing a mail order with us and asking nicely for a free CD! We saved a stash here in Chicago to hook up Jump Up stragglers, just place an order and ask for one at firstname.lastname@example.org Still need to pick up the book? Go to www.diwulf.com
Continue reading SKA BOOM! promotional 80’s mix CD tracklist announcement!