Cassette Mania! New TAPES from THE ARTICLES, THE PRIZEFIGHTERS and GREEN ROOM ROCKERS

Limited edition cassettes to play on that old skool boombox! THE PRIZEFIGHTERS “Get Ready” TAPE is a collection of rarities, demos, out takes, and live recordings previously buried deep in the vaults!  GREEN ROOM ROCKERS “Parkway Sessions” TAPE was recorded “live in studio” and features all your favorites plus covers you hear them do live! Finally, we can’t believe the 2001 album “ACTION CLAW vs GORILLA SUIT” from Detroit ska jazzers is finally seeing light of day! Produced by JOE FERRY and shelved when the band went on a permanent hiatus, this tape is a must have for fans of their lone Moon Ska classic “Flip F’ Real”.  All tapes are super limited and a a great bargain. With so many new tape decks and tape boomboxes once again available in shops there’s no excuse not to rock tapes in 2021 – we have released over 50 to date!

Grover Restocks: THE HOTKNIVES “Home” LP / “Screams Dreams” LP – 90’s classics on COLOR vinyl!

We’ve restocked 90s classic from one of our favorite bands of ALL time!  At last their 1996 masterpiece “HOME” sees a vinyl re-issue, it was their first album as a four piece and includes modern ska classics such as “So Blind”, “Always Tomorrow”, “Driving Me Mad” any many more! Very ltd. edition of 200 copies on yellow vinyl.  We’ve also restocked their 1999 studio album “SCREAMS DREAMS & CUSTARD CLEANS”, the last album with Mick Clare on lead vocals. Very limited blue vinyl!

 

Grover Restocks: THE TENNORS “Reggae Girl” LP / “Another Scorcher” LP restocked! 180g pressings with free CD!

The Tennors were a Jamaican rocksteady and reggae vocal group in the 1960s and ’70s. “Reggae Girl” simply put is a killer Boss Reggae album originally released in 1968, featuring The Tennors, The Harmonians, Roman Stewart, Jonny Moore & Karl Bryan, Eric Monty Morris,  Tommy McCook, Charlie Organaire, Kingstonians, and more. This limited reissue is on 180g features 4 extra bonus tracks just on the vinyl version.  Continue reading Grover Restocks: THE TENNORS “Reggae Girl” LP / “Another Scorcher” LP restocked! 180g pressings with free CD!

Mad Butcher: THE HOTKNIVES early LP vinyl must haves! UK 2-TONE revival SKA!

hotknivesIt’s so exciting to see these late 80’s / early 90’s European revival albums originally released on UNICORN and SKANK RECORDS back on wax from our friends at MAD BUTCHER in Germany. To put it simply, labels like UNICORN, SKANK, SKA, and PORK PIE bridged the gap between the end of 2-TONE and the beginning of what became known as the “third wave”.  Super melodic with catchy vocals and gentle horns, THE HOTKNIVES “THE WAY THINGS ARE” was truly a modern British ska classic. To this day, this album is still my stone cold favorite from the Unicorn catalog. Songs like “DAVE & MARY”, “OLD MAN AND HIS DOG” and “DON’T GO AWAY” are so perfectly English, strong lyrics that stay in your head forever. Exact replica from the 1990 issue – we can not recommend this enough for people who like 2-TONE ska!!

Prior to THE HOTKNIVES debut studio album – SKANK records releases an amazing LIVE double LP capturing the band at it’s prime!! A two LP set full of tunes that would become popular worldwide, including covers of “LIQUIDATOR”, “DOUBLE BARRELL”, and “AL CAPONE”. Tracklisting: A1 Cryin’ A2 Alcoholic Nightmare A3 Don’t Go Away A4 Dick Barton A5 Turkey Stomp A6 Doing Alright B1 Skin Up Harry B2 Believe It B3 Driving Me Mad B4 She’s A Lady B5 Liquidator B6 Holsten Boys C1 Rio C2 W. L. N. C3 Jack The Ripper D1 Dust Of Death D2 Double Barrel D3 Al Capone

DR RING DING German import vinyl from PORK PIE & RING OF FIRE

Can’t get enough of the good Doctor? Neither can we! That’s exactly why we have imported some of his recent Germany import classics proudly sit next to “The Remedy” album we released late last year! We’ve got limited copies of two stone cold classics – “BINGO BONGO” with his Spanish group SKA-VAGANZA and “GWAAN” with German collective SHARP AXE BAND. Both these albums are varied with ska, roots reggae, dancehall, and calypso – if you dug “The Remedy” you’re definitely need to add these to your collection. And if you also love vintage DUB sounds we also have “March Forth” – his dub counterpart to “GWAAN”.  All on heavyweight vinyl! Don’t delay, this shipment took nearly 90 days to arrive!

DR RING DING goes Christmas and does Calypso! More great German imports!

It’s like Christmas – the Dr Ring Ding imports just keep coming! Speaking of Christmas we brought in a handful of his holiday album “Once A Year” since we sold out of it earlier than expected in 2020. Also back in stock is the wonderful 4 track 10″ mini-LP of calypso delights, including his wonderful versions of “The Needle” and “Obeah Wedding”!

Modern German SKA from PORK PIE: MASONS ARMS / YELLOW UMBRELLA

Old times like us remember PORK PIE as a pioneering international label back in the late 80s, if it wasn’t for them bands like No Sports, Skaos, Napoleon Solo, and The Braces many not have reached a worldwide audience – after all this was pre-internet. It truly brings us joy to continue to work with them 32 years later, they are still promoting and discovering new bands to this day! Jump Up has co-released titles by Napoleon Solo, Leo & The Lineup, and Dr Ring Ding in recent years, and today we proudly import some of their latest titles! First up is the latest album from Germany’s Masons Arms, an incredible heavy reggae & ska band that has backed some of the best at Freedom Sounds festival, including Greg Lee of Hepcat, Jesse Wagner of The Aggrolites, Mick Claire of The Hotknives . A dozen blazing tracks sung in German, the groove is strong and will get you to move (even if you don’t speak the language!). YELLOW UMBRELLA’s “Hooligans of Love” came out in 2016 and is a stone cold traditional ska reggae classic!!! We felt too many people missed out on this incredible gem thus we have stocked it once again!  All budget priced to get you to try some great new GERMAN ska!

Warehouse Find: JAMAICA ON VINYL import LP soundtrack classic SMILE ORANGE (1976) – LAST COPIES!

LAST COPIES of SMILE ORANGE OST LP! Smile Orange is a 1976 satirical film set in Jamaica. It follows the day-to-day life of Ringo (Carl Bradshaw) a smooth-talking waiter and con-man. The film explores the tourism industry in the Caribbean and seems to suggest there are similarities to slavery in that industry. The film was directed by Trevor D. Rhone, who also wrote the play on which it is based, and was produced by Edward Knight. The movie stars Bradshaw, Glenn Morrison, and Stanley Irons. Tunes range from smooth reggae, party calypso and deep island funk, and is must for fans of HARDER THEY COME, COUNTRYMAN, and ROCKERS.

Reggae Guitar Legend’s Debut Solo album! ANDY BASSFORD “Harder They Strum” LP vinyl / 8 TRACK TAPE sold out

Andy Bassford, born in Hartford, Connecticut, is the reggae legend you’ve never heard of. After initially playing several years in rock, reggae, latin jazz, and country bands, he then was discovered by Horace Andy, which led to his recording debut on the classic album ‘In The Light’ in 1977. In 1980 he went to Jamaica and began playing on sessions with the Roots Radics. Soon after he joined Lloyd Parks and We The People, thus performing or recording with nearly every reggae artist of the era, most notably Dennis Brown. Upon his return to the US in late 1980’s he joined Toots and the Maytals among many others and became the house guitarist for the seminal Studio One label. Currently, Andy performs internationally in Jamaican pianist Monty Alexander’s Harlem-Kingston Express reggae-jazz fusion project, with whom he has also recorded two albums. In 2003, he was honored by the Jamaica Federation of Musicians for Outstanding Contributions to the Jamaican Music Industry, one of the only-non Jamaicans to receive this award. In 2019, he won his first Grammy as a composer and guitarist on Sting & Shaggy’s “44/876”, which took the honor of best Reggae album. Andy Bassford’s first ever solo album “The Harder They Strum” pays homage to the movie and album that lured Andy into the wonderful world of Jamaican music. Continue reading Reggae Guitar Legend’s Debut Solo album! ANDY BASSFORD “Harder They Strum” LP vinyl / 8 TRACK TAPE sold out

CANANA Import 7 inches – traditional Jamaican sounds south of the border!

We’ve so proud to have these singles for the USA! No longer do you have to pay high shipping costs on ebay! Get all FOUR singles and save $8!  Argentina’s GREEN TORREJAS deliver early reggae vibes, ska & rocksteady vocal gems from Mexico’s SKA CONTENDERS, Chile’s CHINATOWN SKA bring that driving 60s ska beat and DAVID USMA & THE SIDERENS from Columbia kick out organ drenched hypnotic roots reggae! Limited stock act fast! Email your choices to jumpuprecords@gmail.com