BLACK BUTCHER Germany loves THE TOASTERS! The legendary last CBGB’s set from THE TOASTERS in 2002, originally released my MVD Audio in 2015 and immediately went out of print! A great set captured professionally during the final weeks of the NYC club’s existence: Shocker! / I’m Running Right Through The World / Shebeen / Sitting On Top Of The World / Modern World America / Mona / Can I Get Another? / Run Rudy Run / 2tone Army / Social Security. We’ve also restocked the the first ever LIVE album recorded in 1989 in London, featuring the first every appearance of COOLIE RANX on vocals, who was a temporary fill in due to the sudden departure of THRILL ME UP era singer CAVO and NENE (aka UNITY 2). Little did we know COOLIE would come back a few years later permanently. Originally issued on UNICORN records thanks to MAD BUTCHER Germany a whole new generation of ska fans gets to hear this classic on vinyl 30 years later. Limited to 500 copies. Read all about this great release at the DUFF GUIDE TO SKA.
It’s always an incredible day when EASTERN STANDARD TIME return with a new album! Traditional ska fans worldwide have been waiting for “Clockwork” for years, a dozen tracks that range from ska-jazz soundtrack-esque instrumentals that sting, hand-clappin’ call-and-response feel good ska soul dancers, sultry night time Latin fueled numbers, and downtempo bubbly reggae soul groovers! The tempos on “Clockwork” keep you engaged and energized, long time fans will also be pleased to hear live favorites “The Dragon”, “Miles & Miles” and “Call Me Crazy” make appearances! Pick up the new record and you’ll hear why EST is huge in Europe after decades of festivals backing top Jamaican legends – now lets get these guys around the USA in 2023!? Two colors of vinyl, burgundy red and orange, both limited to 250 copies each. Compact Disc too to jam in your car!
PAY ATTENTION RECORDS was a joint venture between SKA PUNK DAILY and JUMP UP, our debut compilation release TOO HECTIC sold out quickly in the fall of 2021 – since then flippers have been greasing fans upwards of $75 on eBay & Discogs. NOT COOL!! Bands asked for more, and fans wanted another shot at getting it – THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE! We’re filling the last sleeves with a random color repress! This 17 track compilation features unreleased and first time on vinyl selections from our favorite current Californian Ska bands – bringing you upbeat, catchy Ska Punk tracks – all personally selected by SKA PUNK DAILY’s fearless leader PHILLP! Let’s hope he relaunches the page once again, we all know he’s got mighty fine taste. Artwork created by Sam Grinberg who works for this little show you may have heard about called The Simpsons.
GET THE SKA PUNK BUNDLE! Add BOTH the debut vinyl release from Chicago’s BUMSY & THE MOOCHERS and the latest from Spain’s RED SOUL COMMUNITY for only $25 more!!! Two incredible ska punk bands lead by powerful women singers – discovering NEW MUSIC doesn’t have to break the bank! Continue reading Limited Repress! TOO HECTIC – CALIFORNIA SKA PUNK Compilation LP vinyl – 17 bands from the Golden State!
Back in print on CLEAR VINYL! If you’re looking for the quintessential Orange County ska-punk sound, look no further than THE STEP DAUGHTERS! A catch mix of 90’s Hellcat style punky street ska, equal parts British 2-Tone and American punk. Formed in early 2019 by scene veterans Eric Vedder (bass) and Jeremy Sandoval (guitar) alongside frontwoman Erin Smith-Norrick, Timothy Calacsan (keys), Kevin Erney (drums), and Colin Darby (sax). Don’t let their short time on the scene fool you, this group is comprised of all experienced musicians and have been linked to a handful of other great local acts at one time or another! Their track “F’in with my Head” held a spot in the “Ska Parade Top 5” for over 8 consecutive weeks and has been featured on Ricky Menace’s “Taxi TV.” Other fan favorites like their cover of “Fat Randy” and the original “Over It” have been featured on compilations like “Puro Desmadre” (Voodoo Glowskulls Tribute) and on SMELVIS RECORDS “SKALLOWEEN 2020”! Soon the band caught the ear of SKA PUNK DAILY and were featured on the groundbreaking California ska-punk collection “TOO HECTIC” in the summer of 2021. Tragically soon after the release of “TOO HECTIC” co-founder ERIC VEDDER passed away and the band spent the next few months picking up the pieces and rebuilding. JUMP UP is proud to be a part of this chapter in the STEP DAUGHTERS story releasing their debut 9 track album album as a tribute to ERIC VEDDER, and we are happy to say the band is active one again! Free Step Daughters stickers included in all orders!
Detroit has been a hotbed of activity in the ska/reggae scene recently, and much of that has been at the hands of producer extraordinaire ERIC “SUPER TIGER” MAZURAK. Many fans first heard Eric’s work on THE TELLWAYS debut album, now-a-days he pours effort into solo albums from JOHN BUNKLEY of GANGSTER FUN, plus roots reggae outfits GAIN STAGES and LEAVING LIFTED, who provide the backing here for JAH QUES, JADE TREMBA (RUDE GIRL REVUE / SCOTCH BONNETS), and RACHAEL STOKES (THE TELLWAYS). Twelve total tracks, most exclusive to this collection on vinyl! JUMP UP is so proud to partner with SUPER TIGER to release this killer collection! Orange and white vinyl limited to 250 copies, you can also get this amazing album in our RSD deals currently running! Includes an exclusive art print painted by John Bunkley himself! Add the Count Valentine & Love Notes 7 inch for only $5 more – two jump blues ska-n-b tunes with John Bunkley on lead vocals! Continue reading RSD 2023: SUPER TIGER “Super Duper Sampler” LP (w/John Bunkley, Jade Tremba, Rachael Stokes & more)
It’s that time of the year again! For Record Store Day we’ve reissued one of our favorite albums from the Moon Ska archives – the self titled 1997 debut from Milwaukee’s HIGHBALL HOLIDAY! Technically the first album on Moon Ska NYC’s “Ska Satellite” imprint, this beautiful slice of traditional ska & rocksteady truly took the world by storm; fans demanded more after getting a taste from “American Skathic Vol 2”, “Skarmageddon 3”, and “Girls Go Ska” compilations. Lead by the powerful vocals of Shahanna McKinney (who possesses one of the finest voices in ska), we once again relive the classics “Wake Up Call”, “Speedway”, “Why?”, “First That Crosses” and “Skinhead Girls”. The original 10 tracks plus remixes/dubs are all included, plus bonus tracks that appeared on later compilations: “Welfare” (from Who’s The Man) and “Ignorance” (from Love And Affection). Limited to 250 on red and white, you can also get this amazing album in both our RSD deals currently running!
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 white or pink vinyl available again.
Buford O’Sullivan is a trombonist and composer who has performed world-wide since the 1980’s. His first band, ‘Big Noise’ traveled the Northeast Corridor playing the alt music circuit from NYC and Albany to Boston. Big Noise played regularly at CBGBs, The Cat Club, and the music strip of Bleeker Street. In the 1990’s, Buford toured the 3rd wave ska craze extensively with The Scofflaws and The Toasters, traveling all across the USA and Canada, Europe, and South America. The Scofflaws second release ‘Ska in Hi Fi’ featured several of his songs, including ‘William Shatner’ and ‘Nude Beach’ for which a video was made and aired on MTV. He contributed a drinking song ‘Can I Get Another’ to the Toasters’ final Moon records release “Enemy of the System”. After the millennium, he joined The Easy Star All-Stars and his reach spanned the globe with performances at The Glastonbury Music Festival in the UK, the Fuji Rock festival in Japan, Blues Festival in Australia, Moscow, Singapore, with countless tours of England, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, and these international trips continue to this day. He has also worked with other bands such as Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Dave Hillyard and the Rock Steady Seven, The Brooklyn Attractors, and Dub is a Weapon. He continues to be the stand-in for Vin Gordon in the trombone chair for ‘The Skatalites Band’. His latest solo album “Stolen Soul” technically dropped at the end of 2019, and our initial plans for a vinyl release were side tracked by the pandemic. The album is so good we never gave up on it! As Buford puts it “Stolen Soul is a project that attempts to digitize the human soul. Using the wonders of 21st century technology, all of the anguish and sacrifice that goes into the human act of making music have been beatmaped and sampled to provide an album’s worth of listening enjoyment!” All songs written, produced, and performed by Buford himself, it’s a wonderful selection of 13 tracks that range from jazzy roots reggae, scorching ska, dub, early/skinhead reggae and modern 2-Tone – mostly instrumental but Buford belts it out on some songs too! Limited edition on red and clear vinyl. ***2023 Subscription Club Selection***
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!
REPRESSED! NYC satanic ska/metal band’s third album from 1999 finally on vinyl for the first time! Demanded by fans – we heard you! After our reissues of “GOD BLESS SATAN” and “MAXIMUM PERVERSION”of course we’d be dropping this on you for Black Friday 2019! At the time of this release the band was having issues with their new label, and it suffered from promotion and distribution problems. The final master was not up to snuff either. We are proud to announce that this has been completely remastered by the band, perfected for vinyl! Repressed on cloudy white vinyl! Continue reading REPRESS! MEPHISKAPHELES “Might-Ay White-Ay” LP – white vinyl