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! 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! In 2021 we released a split of original holiday 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! In 2022 Florida ska/soul/reggae champs THE FREECOASTERS joined the fun with two soul jams gone reggae – DONNY HATHAWAY’s “This Christmas” (1970) b/w STEVIE WONDER’s “What Christmas Means To Me” (1967) – limited to 500 copies, half on green and half on red vinyl! DJ friendly big hole 45 rpm single! Add any of these singles to a current order for only $5 each. Merry Christmas!
REPRESS IS HERE! JUMP UP has been working with SPECIALIZED UK charity since 2012, releasing limited edition vinyl to compliment their incredible tribute CDs – with proceeds benefiting the Teenage Cancer Trust. Multi-CD tribute albums of THE SPECIALS, THE BEAT, MADNESS, THE CLASH, and BOB MARLEY have been released with JUMP UP issuing 10 limited edition 7″ singles from these collections. We even did a cassette tape edition of their DANCE CRAZE tribute! In 2017 the Specialized team released GIFTED, a four CD collection of bands covering mod revival legends THE JAM… we then compiled the best ska/reggae tunes on one full length colored vinyl LP. BOSS SOUNDS, a 4xCD tribute to the original Trojan era classics was released in 2018, from that we then released a limited 4 track 7” vinyl EP with Keith & Tex with Akasha, Arthur Kay, The Crombies, and Stranger Cole with Kingston All Stars. In 2019 the SPECIALIZED crew celebrated the 40th anniversary of 2-ONE with another incredible 4xCD collection: CHECK ONE-2: Spirit of ’79. Covers of THE SPECIALS, BAD MANNERS, THE SELECTER, THE BEAT, MADNESS, BODYSNATCHERS and more! This edition features mostly American bands from the collection – and if you couldn’t guess the majority of the bands are Jump Up Records acts! ***UK FANS – COPIES ARE ON THE WAY TO SPECIALIZED UK NOW – PLEASE PLACES YOUR ORDER WITH THEM!** Continue reading REPRESS! CHECK ONE-2: SPIRIT OF ’79 LP vinyl – now on clear blue wax!
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!
RUDE GIRL REVUE made their debut live performance at Supernova Ska Festival 2021, and this all-female all star band stole the weekend!! The project was almost a year in the making with band members sharing ideas and songs to perform remotely, only getting together a couple days before the fest to rehearse. If you were there you know they nailed it! The main movers and shakers of the band also got into the studio to record two amazing originals at Jon Quan’s studio in Virginia Beach, featuring vocals and instrumentation from Jade Tremba & Kristen Forbes (aka Lady Hatchet) from SCOTCH BONNETS and Jenny Whiskey from HUB CITY STOMPERS and RUDE BOY GEORGE. Pressed on orange vinyl in fold over full color sleeve, one time pressing of 500 copies.
Punky reggae rockers from Baltimore whose infectious energy keeps the party jumping all night, The Scotch Bonnets have been bringing the heat and the good-love vibe since their debut in 2009. The crew is fearlessly lead by singer-guitarist Kristin Forbes aka Lady Hatchet, whose tunes blend classic Jamaican groves with a funky fresh approach to American singer-songwriting. The Bonnets self-released their debut album “Live Ya Life” in 2012 and dropped “Quest” in 2014, an EP done in collaboration with their legendary friend HR of BAD BRAINS. In April 2015, the band supported and backed guitarist RODDY RADIATION of THE SPECIALS on a tour of the Eastern states. That same month, they released a video for their contribution to Hooligans United, a Smelvis Records’ tribute to Rancid. In 2017 we proudly released “The District” 7” vinyl single (that included a reggae cover of THE EVENS) and the band shot a video for A-side “Go! Adrian”. They also had a song released on “Recutting The Crap”, a Crooked Beat Records’ LP that reinterprets The Clash’s final album “Cut The Crap”. The Bonnets had the privilege of recording their track at DC’s punk pantheon Inner Ear Studio with owner Don Zientera. They also have a track on Baltimore Does Bowie, Morphius’ upcoming tribute to David Bowie, and their second full-length album “COME ON OVER” is here! Red vinyl LP and super-loaded TAPES with bonus tracks that are NOT on the CD or LP vinyl.