We’ve got a brand new album from THE AGGROLITES organist ROGER RIVAS! This will be the fourth album we’ve released for Roger, following up on the critically acclaimed “Autumn Breeze”, “Last Goodbye”, and “Organ Versions Vol 1 & 2” – plus we’ve done three Christmas 7 inch singles as well! Another brilliant instrumental reggae rock steady gem created at his very own RIVAS studios in Los Angeles, 5 warm organ drenched pearls plus full dub versions on the second side. To keep it interesting we are releasing the album on four different formats – including super-collectible 8 track cassette tape! Color vinyl will be shipping the first week of December, and we expect to have all the product available on most of the upcoming December gigs with THE AGGROLITES. Pick one up on the tour and get it signed by the man himself!!!
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 Freecoasters create a fresh and original sound by infusing the best of American southern soul with infectious reggae and rocksteady rhythms. Specializing in tuneful, danceable originals, their broad repertoire is influenced by classics such as Toots & The Maytals, The Skatalites, The Beatles, and The Temptations to contemporary acts like Amy Winehouse, Alabama Shakes, and Sharon Jones. Whatever the song, The Freecoasters’ sound is unmistakably authentic and original, lead by powerhouse vocalist Claire Liparulo. Their second album, “A Different Kind of Heat” features a dozen songs once again produced by Jesse Wagner and recorded/mixed by Roger Rivas, both from California reggae superstars The Aggrolites. Arguably one of the most soulful & heartfelt releases to emerge from the ska scene in years, it truly is a modern day classic. Limited edition green vinyl limited to 150 copies!
Our annual tradition of feeding the Christmas spirit in ska/reggae style continues! THE AGGROLITES’ keyboard wizard ROGER RIVAS needs to introduction – here he returns with two instrumental hot shots of early/skinhead reggae – “Joy To The World” and “Winter Wonderland” will melt the snow off the rooftop! Limited to 300 copies, 150 on white 150 on red. SOLD OUT!
Sorry, ROGER RIVAS’ first Christmas 7″ single – instrumental organ drenched reggae versions of “Deck The Halls” and “Jingle Bells” – is ow OUT F PRINT.
Organ extraordinaire ROGER RIVAS (of THE AGGROLITES) has hit the world by storm with his retro reggae sound! . Back in the summer of 2009 Roger released a free download 5 track E.P titled ‘Organ Versions Volume 1’ which received a ton of positive feedback from fans worldwide, so in 2011 he decided to repeat this great deed and release Volume 2 with another 5 shots of classic boss reggae sounds. From day one fans demanded that these versions exist on wax – so we at JUMP UP are SO proud to bring you both “ORGAN VERSIONS” on colored vinyl. We have RED copies and antique olive/brown mix.
NOW OUT OF PRINT. “Autumn Breeze” album with two bonus dubs he did with THE EXPANDERS! This album is incredible, melodica & organ drenched Reggae featuring original ROOTS RADICS drummer STYLE SCOTT & LOS BULLETS guitarist Noe Santana. This is No Version album! It’s 9 shots of original instrumental cuts for fans of Roots Radics, Augustus Pablo, Jackie Mittoo and Channel One. Recorded, mixed, and produced in Whittier CA at Rivas Studios. Limited edition brown vinyl (100 copies) with Hand Screened jackets – Studio One style! LA’s AGGROLITES champion soulful late 1960s reggae, so it’s no surprise that their organist, ROGER RIVAS, would be both a collector of those vintage sounds and be adept at seamlessly versioning some classic JA tracks. OUT OF PRINT!
NOW OUT OF PRINT. “LAST GOODBYE” he brings you another musical batch of choice Rocksteady to get you swinging and swaying. This time showcasing his band from Los Angeles “The Brothers of Reggae” featuring guitar work from great John Butcher and a guest vocal appearance from DEVON MORRISON of THE EXPANDERS. This one is for the true lovers of the music, essential for fans of JACKIE MITTOO, ERNEST RANGLIN, UPSETTERS, GLADSTONE ANDERSON, and ANSEL COLLINS. These tunes are perfect for the summer, slow and steady instrumentals with many soulful l ballads interspersed throughout the 11 tunes. You loved ROGER’S last album “AUTUMN BREEZE” so don’t miss “LAST GOODBYE”. So sit back and let the needle drop on this musical masterpiece from MR RIVAS. Hand screened covers, website exclusive. Silver ink, colored vinyl. Limited edition of 100. OUT OF PRINT!
The Bullets are a powerhouse of proud L.A musicians that play an infectious groove never heard before. Showcasing the sound of classic organ drenched grooves that will cause jaws to drop, this band plays music that will remind you of the days brown eyed soul ruled East Los Angeles. Music that will remind you of the latest Pama Reggae hit to sweep London town. Formed by Aggrolite Organist Roger Rivas, The Bullets all come from previous reggae outfits that share the same definition of Reggae & Soul music. The Chicano – Jamaican connection within L.A is real! Influenced by true Los Angeles oldies, The Bullets believe its time to bring back the oh so sweet tempo & taste. This collective does not hold back on its reggae either. Shot after shot, the bubbly scratches gets the crowd swaying. Get Ready……The Bullets are here to conquer. Jump Up is extremely proud to have released this debut album! Vinyl is pressed on RED WAX! CD in eco-wallet! Buy Jump Up CDs on Amazon
An early project of future AGGROLITES member BRIAN DIXON that also features GREG LEE of HEPCAT on vocals!
“Got ska? Got reggae? Well if not, AFTERHOURS has plenty of it to spare with their unique brand of musical charm! The idea for AFTERHOURS came about in the aftermath of the breakup of traditional ska powerhouse, SeeSpot (who have since re-united), when keyboardist Bradford Pate and guitarist Brian Dixon Continue reading AFTER HOURS – “Trouble With…” CD – (JUMP049)