BUFORD O’SULLIVAN & THE ROBOTS “Stolen Soul” LP vinyl – THE SCOFFLAWS & Easy Star All Stars trombone legend!

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! CHECK ONE-2: SPIRIT OF ’79 LP vinyl – now on clear blue wax!

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!

REPRESS! MEPHISKAPHELES “Might-Ay White-Ay” LP – white vinyl

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

REPRESS! EASTERN STANDARD TIME “Time For Change” LP – DC’s Ska-Jazz pioneers

REPRESSED! Washington DC’s messengers of Ska-Jazz are back with a new record, their first full-length release since the critically acclaimed “Tempus Fugit” and first release since appearing on Derrick Morgan’s live album in 2017. “Time For Change” embraces the band’s signature sound of bop jazz and Jamaican rhythms, and blends this with with soul, rocksteady, and reggae Whether in a smoky jazz club or on a festival stage they always deliver a dynamic live performance. That signature flexibility has led to them becoming backing musicians for many Jamaican greats, including Derrick Morgan, Roy Ellis, Dr. Ring Ding, King Django, and Mr. T-Bone. Formed in 1995, Eastern Standard Time began as a project to bring musicians from Washington DC’s jazz and Caribbean communities together to play music based on the original Jamaican Ska. Over the years the membership crystalized into a seven-piece group primarily blending American soul and jazz with danceable Jamaican rhythms from the 50s to the 70s. Eastern Standard Time has logged years on the road, with dozens of tours throughout Europe and North America to their credit. As 2019 dawns Eastern Standard Time will be touring throughout Europe, North America, and beyond in support of Time for Change.  Heavyweight royal blue vinyl repress now available limited to 250 copies.

 

 

Restocked! STOP THE PRESSES “Money In The Bank” LP – their debut album!

New York’s STOP THE PRESSES have been hard at work becoming one of today’s top traditional ska rocksteady acts, touring across the USA and wowing crowds at Supernova Ska Festival in 2021! This self released debut is a classic was engineered and mixed by Agent Jay and features a guest appearance by Dave Hillard of The Slackers. Includes the live fan favorite cover of OINGO BOINGO’s “DEAD MAN’S PARTY” too! Gold vinyl.

REPRESSED! THE CROMBIES “Dance Crazee” LP vinyl (Random Color) / Cassette Tape

crombieswhiteIf you don’t dance to THE CROMBIES, you don’t dance! Chicago’s 2-TONE champs have finally gone and done it – recorded their debut album for JUMP UP RECORDS! Formed in 2010 by ex-members of DEAL’S GONE BAD and LORD MIKE’S DIRTY CALYPSONIANS with a very simple idea – start out as a 2-TONE cover band playing the hits of THE SPECIALS, BAD MANNERS, BEAT, MADNESS, etc – the later create 2-TONE versions of songs that have that ska potential! Original DGB singer “Lord” Mike Park once again was on the case and recruited a top notch troop that included ex-DGB keyboard player Karl Gustafson, DGB guitarist Dave Simon, Vee Sonnets on lead guitar, Jason Berry on bass, and Matt Meuzelaar on drums. The band’s first 2-TONE’d studio cut was NINEY THE OBSERVER’s “BLOOD & FIRE” released on a limited edition 7″ single, with a new version of the classic DGB song “MAD AT THE WORLD” on the flip. It was an instant hit, the single got dancefloors moving all across the world! Random color vinylremains. Continue reading REPRESSED! THE CROMBIES “Dance Crazee” LP vinyl (Random Color) / Cassette Tape

Restocked! MAN-LIKE-DEVIN “Wheel & Shoulder” LP / CD – Acoustic Ska Rocksteady & Reggae

Devin Morrison aka Man-Like-Devin is a songwriter, guitarist and collector of Jamaican music born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. In 1999 he co-founded Los Angeles roots-reggae group The Expanders. They spent the next decade playing in and around the L.A. area as part of the city’s then-thriving ska, rocksteady and early reggae scene. During that time they also performed throughout California as the backing band for many of their Jamaican musical heroes including Alton Ellis, Leonard Dillon of The Ethiopians, The Wailing Souls, The Maytones, Pat Kelly, Roy Shirley, Stranger Cole, Prince Jazzbo, Willi Williams, The Cables, and Winston Jarrett. The Expanders released four studio albums from 2011-2018, the latter two of which debuted at number one on the Billboard Reggae Chart. In 2018 Morrison and The Expanders parted ways on friendly terms, he began writing a solo acoustic record and teamed up with long-time friend Roger Rivas (The Aggrolites, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Jason Mraz) to record it. Man-Like-Devin’s first acoustic solo record Wheel And Shoulder: Acoustic Reggae, Rocksteady & Ska Vol I was recorded at Rivas Studios and Man-Like Studios from October 2019 to October 2020 and was be released on the Rootfire Cooperative label. The full-length LP is a completely acoustic album with no electric instruments that features Morrison’s GRAMMY-nominated brother Patrick Morrison on upright bass, banjo and lead acoustic guitars, Devin’s father Tom Morrison on harmonica, and The California Honeydrops. Beautiful ska & reggae with a Jamaican mento lean, we released the cassette version and CD in late 2021, and we are now are proud to carry the vinyl in the webshop!

Christmas Ska: DETROIT RIDDIM CREW and FRIENDS LP vinyl (red / white) and TAPE

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!

Brand New Album! STOP THE PRESSES “Got It” LP / CD / Tape – mixed by Agent Jay!

​Originally formed in 2010 by Ali Culotta and Danny Portilla, Stop The Presses has come a long way since their early days in Miami. The band deliver an incredible mix of traditional ska & reggae with pop hooks – new wave style and punk rock attitude with a splash of British 2-Tone. In 2019, they released “Money in the Bank”, produced by Agent Jay and featuring Dave Hillyard of The Slackers. This album quickly put the band on the international map with it’s a retro 80s sensibility and modern edge that won over ska fans of all types! Lockdown 2020 brought multiple high profile live streams, collaborative videos, and their “Dub in the Bank” 7 inch release. In 2021, Stop the Presses hit the ground running with an east coast tour, a stand out performance at Supernova Ska Festival and the contribution of their single “Make the Best of It” for the Jump Up / Supernova Alpha Boys School benefit double album “SKA CARES”.  In 2022 the band recorded their second full length “Got It” right before heading out on an extensive US tour including an official SXSW showcase and a return performance at Supernova. This new album was entirely recorded in Brooklyn, mixed once again by AGENT JAY at STABBY ROAD. Eight tracks that prove how exciting and diverse a modern traditional ska band can be! Includes a fantastic cover of Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl”! As Agent Jay describes them:  “A live natural feel, but a big sound with detailed arrangements.”  Available on blue vinyl, compact disc, and cassette tape!

Warehouse Find! REGGAY LORDS “Run Or Get Down” LP

REGGAYLORDSREDCopies discovered in a European warehouse! Very dark red copies. We are REGGAY LORDS, we employ presently or hath deposed members of The Slackers, The Forthrights, Rudie Crew, and the Hard Times. We find little the need to explain ourselves. Tidy thineself and make ready for a Mighty Murderous Sound.

Time was nipping at the heels of procrastinators worldwide. A myriad of great heavens turned cold with the winds of actuality. Dogs of human kind turn tail on their leaders and as the darkness swept through our shire of Brueklynn … emerged powerful and wondrous examples of we Reggay Lords. Continue reading Warehouse Find! REGGAY LORDS “Run Or Get Down” LP