JOHN BUNKLEY of GANGSTER FUN & ATOMIC FIREBALLS fame returns with a new ska-infused rhythm & jump blues single – two original tracks that will get the cats jumpin’ and skankin’ on the dancefloor. All star studio band put together by guitarist Ryan Reeves of THE EXCEPTIONS / BOSS RIOT / MR KINGPIN. Limited edition of 500 on white and gold vinyl! **SUBSCRIPTION CLUB SELECTION!**
Unapologetically female. More than just a song lyric, it’s become a mantra for Rude Girl Revue, the all-female ska supergroup that made their triumphant debut at the 2021 Supernova Ska Festival. Sixteen women took the stage featuring members of the hottest ska bands from across the USA, compiled here on this exciting new collection. Unlike other all-girl bands, Rude Girl Revue was formed by women, for women. All of the members share a desire to work together to make music that speaks to their shared female experience. The band plays big, original tunes, ska versions of popular feminist anthems, and curated, uplifting ska covers. They present themselves as real women, with a beauty that isn’t merely skin deep. Rude Girl Revue is on a mission: to inspire women not just to move to the front of the crowd but to see themselves on stage in front of that crowd, and to make those dreams of performing a reality. **SUBSCRIPTION CLUB SELECTION!**
1. Hub City Stompers – Limbo 2. The Scotch Bonnets – Que Sera Mio 3. Stop The Presses – Make The Best Of IT
4. Dunia and Aram – After The Rain 5. The Skluttz – Rapunzel 6. The Pandemics – Bodega Cat 7. Jade Tremba feat. Rude Girl Revue – Love The Way You Dub 8. Catbite – Not Your Baby 9. Soul Radics – Think Twice
10. Half Past Two – Mean Green 11. Bowcat – Soul Catcher 12. Rude Boy George – Tainted Love 13. Some Ska Band – Suburban Jungle 14. Lady Hatchet – Tik Tok 15. Thirteen Towers – Lighthouse
It’s that time of the year again! Celebrate the tape! Magnetic Magic! Jump Up has celebrated the yearly event since 2014 – that year we rejoined the cassette game with a limited release of our PRESSURE DROP label sampler! This year the tradition continues with our “ON THE BEACH” sampler on blue shell cassette limited to 75 copies. We’re also dropping the Rude Girl Revue curated mixtape “RUDE GIRLS TO THE FRONT” which features all the bands that created the all-female ska sensation! Brand new albums from THE FUSS, STOP THE PRESSES, SMOKE & MIRRORS SOUND SYSTEM (all covers!), and THE BAKESYS (synth pop 80’s wave) are now on cassette, plus we reissue recent titles by ROGER RIVAS, MEPHISKAPHELES, and THE STEP DAUGHTERS. And the cherry on top is THE SLACKERS “Self Medication” on cassette for the first time ever – now with bonus tracks! Buy 5 or 10 tapes and save big bucks! To qualify for free shipping minimum order is 2 tapes. After purchase below send your list of tape selections to email@example.com
THE SLACKERS “Self Medication”
VARIOUS “On The Beach” (Jump Up Label Sampler)
VARIOUS “Rude Girls To The Front” (Rude Girl Revue Mixtape)
THE BAKESYS “Thursday Night On My Television”
THE FUSS “In Person”
STOP THE PRESSES “Got It”
SMOKE & MIRRORS SOUND SYSTEM “Undercover”
STEP DAUGHTERS “The Right Sound”
MEPHISKAPHELES “The Two EPs”
ROGER RIVAS “Live With Love”
We’re proud to team up with Abbey Productions for the debut full length from DETROIT RIDDIM CREW – featuring tracks from THE TELLWAYS and a holiday classic from J. NAVARRO &THE TRAITORS featuring Rachael Stokes. Detroit Riddim Crew is a collective of musicians spearheaded by Eric Abbey (J. Navarro & The Traitors / Tellways / Superdot / 1592) who record at Castle Hooligan in the heart of Detroit. Previous vinyl 45s featured Dave Hillyard on sax over the “Castle Riddim” dubbed by Agent J on the flip – the second 45 release was “Oh Shepard” featuring Jah Ques on vocals with the riddim on flip. This debut album contains music recorded in Detroit & Kingston, JA – side A features Christmas & holiday tunes in a rocksteady & ska style, side B features a collection of riddims showcasing up-and-coming deejays Jah Ques, Esne da Goddess, and Eddie Riott, concluding with a dub version mixed by Fatta. The Kingston session was engineered by Delory ‘Fatta’ Pottinger, who worked with Sly and Robbie and many others, and was performed by Steve Golding on guitar, Keith Bennet on drums and Glen Browne on bass. Limited edition of 400 copies with 150 each on white and red vinyl for the holidays!
K-Man & The 45s, where Ska meets Rock and Roll. This Canadian 5 piece band from downtown Montreal is as heavily influenced by old school ska as it is with classic rock n roll. With a fantastic horn section playing catchy melodic lines and blazing solos over an energetic rhythm section, they switch naturally from ska to rock and punk, with surf sounds often not far behind. They draw influences as much from 2 tone bands such as The Specials and The Beat as they do from The Ramones and The Cramps. “Stand With The Youth” features 12 tracks of high energy steady-rocking Ska punk gems. Not to be outdone we have restocked the latest album from legendary Canadian ska band PLANET SMASHERS, NOW CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SKA PUNK PARTY MAYHEM! An absolute staple in the Canadian music scene, The Smashers have been slinging their two-toney, punky, new wavee party ska to the four corners of the earth with an unapologetic middle finger raised on one hand and a double mai-tai cocktail firmly gripped in the other. “Too Much Information” is The Planet Smashers’ ninth full-length album and these fourteen songs run through a diverse collection of themes ranging from the culture of over-sharing (Too Much Information) to being obsessed by love (Can’t Stop) to eating far too much ice-cream (Brain Freeze) to that one time a couple years back when Matt Smasher broke his neck in four places after a show in Sherbrooke (Break My Neck A Love Song). One thing’s for damn sure, you just can’t keep a good band down.
LOLLIPOP LORRY formed in 2008, and from their earliest shows the band gained a reputation of being one of the most promising ska/reggae bands in Russia, if not the world! Their repertoire is based on their own original songs and tunes as well as the traditional Caribbean music standards — ska, reggae, dub, calypso. During the last 12 years the band performed at the largest Russian festivals, played with The Wailers, BeNuts, Markscheider Kunst, St. Petersburg Ska-Jazz Review and toured all across Mexico, where they enjoy a massive fanbase. Lollypop Lorry have fans all around the world, lead by powerful yet soulful female lead vocals, and their music can be heard on many international compilations and podcasts. Visually, the band dress sharp and excite a crowd – they are also the only ska/reggae band in Russia whose videos have more than 4 million viewers from different countries. Inspired by American jazz and The Skatalites, the band can also drop roots reggae grooves for cool late night sessions, as witness on their recent “Goes Dub” album. “Live At Octopus’ sessions were so popular on YouTube that Russian label Magnetic Loft released it on vinyl in 2019! New for 2020 is the band’s first 7 inch vinyl single – and a Christmas ska double header at that! “Magic Moments” made famous by Perry Como in 1954 backed with “Skankin’ Around The Christmas Tree” on the flip. Red and green vinyl each limited to 200 copies (SORRY, greeting cards not included anymore…..)
In the past we have brought holiday cheer through 45 rpm records with the Pepper Pots, Brooklyn Attractors, Roger Rivas, Leo & The Line Up, Napoleon Solo, and Dr Ring Ding! Every year since 2014 we have released Christmas 45s and this is now our third with The Aggrolites legendary organist ROGER RIVAS! There’s nothing more memorable than gathering the whole family around the TV to watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, with the classic soundtrack created by American pianist Vince Guaraldi. On this 45 two of the most beloved songs are turned into early reggae gems, Roger’s versions will definitely bring a smile to fans worldwide! White vinyl repress for 2021 now available! In 2019 we turned to our longtime friend MR T BONE and his latest project THE UPPTERTONES – a three piece that plays the music of Jamaica that pre-dated ska – a West Indies inspired version of Rhythm & Blues with a touch of mento and Latin styles. This holiday single puts a Jamaican rhythm & blues spin on Louis Prima’s classic “Shake Hands With Santa Claus” – the flip “Rudolf The Red Noised Reindeer” in mento style!! Limited to 350 copies, red vinyl remains!
The Jump Up holiday tradition continues! Every year since 2010 we have released a new Christmas single, we are especially pleased with this year’s being original music from two bands tearing up the international ska scene – Britian’s THE SKAPONES and the SCOTCH BONNETS from Baltimore/DC. Both songs are full of sleigh bells, chimes, and lots of holiday cheer! THE SKAPONES “Ring The Bells” and SCOTCH BONNETS “Winter Reggae Party” will be new holiday traditions for sure!
All long time Jump Up mail order customers (or fans of our radio show in the 90’s) knows we have been massive fans of British band THE HOTKNIVES since the late 80s when we eagerly awaited for their new albums to be available at import shops (the internet didn’t exist!). We’ve kept their reissues in stock for nearly 30 years, first on CD then now on vinyl from Mad Butcher and Grover. When we were offered the latest 2019 album from original lead singer GARY MARSHALL we jumped at the opportunity. The album is a mix of melancholy soulful 2-Tone grooves as you’d expect, but the album truly covers all sounds British including Style Council string laden cappuccino soul, groovy downtempo funk reggae to jangley guitar-led Brit pop. A sophisticated album for long time fans curious to follow Gary’s direction 25-30 years later!
EL BOSSO & DIE PING PONGS gained legendary status in the late 1980s for combining 2Tone ska with German lyrics. After the band’s break-up in the 1990s, their trombonist went international, Prof. Richie sen. became Dr. Ring Ding, and started out on an exceptional journey through sounds and styles! Then in the early 00’s the band did a series of well received reunion shows and talks of a comeback album began! “Hier Und Jetzt Oder Nie“ was the result in 2014 on the legendary PORK PIE imprint (RING OF FIRE vinyl edition), and features a dense collection of uplifting songs between Ska (from Jamaican to Third Wave), Punk and New Wave. Perfectly suited as the soundtrack for a wild party, or for a ride in the car after work. LOS PLACEBOS released “TIME OR ACTION” in 2015 on SUNNY BASTARDS Germany, bringing back that classic late 80s/early 90’s European ska explosion sound reminiscent of NO SPORTS, BRACES, NAPOLEON SOLO and more! Sung mostly in English but there’s a few in their native tongue tossed in! DIE TORNADOS “Young Guns Old Rockers” was released in 2014 on SUNNY BASTARDS and is simply a neo-traditional delight, full of hot Jamaican ska riddims, rocksteady grooves, jazzy horns, bubbly organ with soulful vocal harmonies galore. A few faster 2-TONE gems added to get the party going!