Dutch stars RUDE RICH & THE HIGH NOTES have been putting the soul in ska for decades, and we’re proud to have these two vinyl represses in stock once again! “SOUL STOP” from 2004 now on 180g black vinyl in a fold around sleeve, features 19 tracks including killer old school covers like “Prince Of Peace” (Prince Buster), “High School Dance” (Freddy McKay), “Hot Milk” (A Tribute To Jackie Mittoo), “Money Worries” (Ernest Wilson), “I Won’t Let You Go” (The Blues Busters), “Old Times” (The Heptones), “Ska Beat” (Alton Ellis), “Come Down ’68” (Lord Creator) – and of course amazing originals too! RUDE RICH and crew’s latest from 2016 “THE SOUL IN SKA” took that Motown sound and created incredible ska & reggae versions: “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”, “Turn Back The Hands Of Time”, “Back Stabbers”, “Love And Happiness” – but they also kicked out Jamaican classics like “Turn Your Lamp Down Low”, “Evening News” and so much more! This repress is on WHITE vinyl too! Last copies of “TRIBUTE TO THE GREATS” are now in stock too!
We’ve restocked some incredible Grover classics from Dutch skinhead reggae acts The Upsessions & Boss Capone! Both sharp-dressed & infectious, with an unbelievable organ sound and incredible stage performances! Playing early reggae, ska, funk, Calypso and soul, their debut 2005 album “The New Heavyweight Champion” was released on the legendary Moon Ska Europe label, plus we have also restocked their final 2016 album “This Is The Upsessions”. “Cool and deadly, rough and badly, this band is gonna rock you up madly!” BOSS CAPONE are another incredible early reggae band from Holland, we’ve got more copies of their debut 2013 album “Another 15 Dance Floor Crashers” too!
English-born Mark Foggo began his music career in Amsterdam in 1979, he had discovered ska music through the popularity of 2-Tone bands such as The Specials and The Beat, inspiring him to start his own punk/ska band, The Secret Meeting. After independently releasing a single entitled “New Shoes”, the band was promptly signed to Polydor Records in 1980 for the full length “Speeding My Life Away.” Foggo’s passion for ska eventually grew larger until he omitted the punk / new wave songs entirely, focusing exclusively on ska for his first solo album, 1983’s “A State of Mind”. He formed his most notable band, Mark Foggo’s Skasters, in 1987, and their 1989 debut, “Ska Pig”, was a huge international success, often cited as a classic of the ska genre. Foggo founded his own label Skanky’ Lil in 1990 to release his own music, which he describes as “modern, bizarre, non-influenced, up tempo ska”, and is characterized by his observational and darkly comic lyricism, as well as his manic and boisterous stage personality. In 2010, Foggo’s band signed to V2 Records to release the album “Mad”, but after nearly a decade Mark Foggo is back with “SKA PIG RETURNS!” on Jump Up Records. Initial batch of records is on heavyweight 180g vinyl! This new album is truly a return to form, ten tracks of uptempo 2-Tone influenced bouncy ska with clever and whimsical lyrics that made you think, laugh…but mostly SKANK! RED VINYL limited to 100 copies!
Thomas ‘Tommy Tornado’ Streutgers is a gifted Dutch saxophone player who joined the famous Rude Rich & The High Notes at the tender age of 18. Since then he has toured all over the world, making records with and backing famous Jamaican vocalists such as Alton Ellis, Dave Barker, U Brown, and The Heptones. His debut solo album “Sunrise” was released in 2010 (CD/LP from Jump Up!), comprised mostly of instrumentals, on which he is assisted by legendary Jamaican players including Rico Rodriguez, Ernest Ranglin, Winston Francis, and Dennis Alcapone. Continue reading TOMMY TORNADO “Cool Down” LP (JUMP103) (OUT OF PRINT)
Thomas ‘Tommy Tornado’ Streutgers is a gifted Dutch saxophone player who joined the famous Rude Rich & The High Notes at the tender age of 18. Since then he has toured all over the world, making records with and backing famous Jamaican vocalists such as Alton Ellis, Dave Barker, U Brown, The Heptones, Winston Francis and Dennis Alcapone. “Sunrise” is his 17 track debut album comprised mostly of instrumentals, on which he is assisted by legendary Jamaican players and some new and upcoming names. The band (The Continue reading TOMMY TORNADO – “Sunrise” LP vinyl (JUMP087 – OUT OF PRINT)