THE DEBONAIRES “MOVIN’ ” LP vinyl (JUMP086) {OUT OF PRINT}

We here at JUMP UP are extremely proud to release the 4th full length album from Riverside’s THE DEBONAIRES, one of THE most soulful ska/reggae bands to come from the USA.  We loved this record as soon as we heard it, “Movin'” features 14 tracks including guest vocals from Angelo Moore from Fishbone, Chris Murray and Vic Ruggiero of The Slackers. They play wicked roots/country reggae with magical harmonies AND killer ska tunes – including an amazing cover of Eric “Monty” Morris’ “Oil In My Lamp” featuring Angelo on vocals!

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DEAL’S GONE BAD – “The Ramblers” LP VINYL – RED VINYL 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION! (OUT OF PRINT)

CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT. SORRY! an you believe that “THE RAMBLERS” turned 10 years old this year? Wow! Here’s your chance to get this stunning album on vinyl once again!  “The production is superb; clean, but not slick, capturing and distinguishing every note, whilst creating a fleshy, warm sound. Arrangements are inspired – forget the many stellar solos and grand bass lines, those automatically garner attention, it’s the small musical passages – the three bars of organ swagger, the little drum fill, the guitar flourishes – that demand notice by their very understatement. The closer you listen, the more of these subtle interjections you’ll find, each immaculately timed, placed and delivered, all beautifully coloring the songs. Dare one compare it to Jackie Mittoo’s time at Studio One? Close, but I think Gladdy & the Allstars’s stellar work across the early reggae age is more apt. And then there’s the songs themselves, a diverse bunch but sharing one thing in common, their strong melodies, arguably the most powerful in DGB’s career. Continue reading DEAL’S GONE BAD – “The Ramblers” LP VINYL – RED VINYL 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION! (OUT OF PRINT)

LOS VICIOS DE PAPA debut 7″ single + “Live At Cumbiasazo” TAPE still available!

Chicago’s LOS VICIOS DE PAPA are Chicago’s oldest Latin Ska Fusion band, remember back in the CD days we release their split album with LOS PIES NEGROS? Last summer we released their fantastic hour long “Live At Cumbiasazo” tape for their main stage RUIDO FEST performance, now in 2017 we get two of their fan favorites “VICTIMA” and “ESPERANZA” on 7″ vinyl, limited to 300 copies. If you’re a fan of MALDITA VECINDAD, DESORDEN PUBLICO, or LOS FABULOSOS CADILLACS – you will LOVE these guys! Vinyl OUT OF PRINT sorry!

THE CROMBIES “Dance Crazee” LP vinyl / 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 THE CROMBIES “Dance Crazee” LP vinyl / Cassette Tape

Ye olde DEAL’S GONE BAD “Welcome To The Vaults” 3xLP+7″ Vinyl Set (OUT OF PRINT)

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Did you hear that the original DGB lineup (being called O.G.D.G.B.) is played a one-off show in Chicago on April 2nd? In celebration of this we have knocked $10 off the vinyl box set so more fans can re-live the songs from the first three albums! Colored wax, 3xLP + 7″  for $25 is a STEAL!

This epic “WELCOME TO THE VAULTS” collection (which was released as a CD box years ago) is a 3 x LP colored vinyl set limited to 300 copies only: ”LARGE AND IN CHARGE” on yellow vinyl, “OVERBOARD” on blue wax, “GUIDE TO BOAT DRINKS & CRUISE COCKTAILS” on red vinyl.  On these slabs of wax you’ll even find rare tunes only found on compilations,  including  ”STACK-O-LEE”  (STAGGER LEE)  and the Western inspired HANG ‘EM HIGH”. We are even tossing in a bonus 7″ featuring two legendary DGB covers – BOB DYLAN’s “MASTERS OF WAR” and JUDGE DREAD’s “Dread Rock”!  If you were fan of the original Mike Park-era band (who is now fronting  THE CROMBIES), or just want a piece of DEAL’S history, get this set now before it’s gone!

 

SOUL RADICS “Down To The Hall” CD / LP (JUMP111LP) (OUT OF PRINT)

SOULRADICSFRONTBased in Nashville, Tennessee, Soul Radics have been very busy the past year traveling all over the USA, playing with major acts including THE AGGROLITES, FISHBONE,  THE TOASTERS,  MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, and Stranger Cole at Jamaican Oldies Weekend in Chicago. Blistering traditional ska and early reggae with gritty soul melodies is what you get, their shows are an energetic tribute to the early sounds of Jamaica. So dress sharp and wear your good shoes, you will dance! “DOWN TO THE HALL” is their stunning debut on JUMP UP, ranging from laid back skinhead reggae grooves (“Pressing On”, “Rock It Steady”, “Never Soon Enough”), uptempo horn driven neo-traditional ska  (“Reggae Better”, “The Worst Thing”, “Think Twice”) and 2-Tone dancers (“Don To The Hall”,”The Worst Thing”) – these nine tracks are full of sweet harmonies, bubbly organ, tight horns, and the powerful female lead vocals of skinbyrd pin-up Dani Radic. At a time when traditional ska/reggae bands worldwide are dominated by

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clones of The Slackers and The Aggrolites, SOUL RADICS  truly stand out from the crowd with a unique, 100% original sound. CD is a limited edition digipak, LP vinyl is currently sold out, sorry. 

MONTY “Neysmith” MONTGOMERY of SYMARIP returns! New 7″ singles with THE BISHOPS and SOUL RADICS (OUT OF PRINT)

MONTYx3OUTMONTYx3SLEEVESOUT OF PRINT, SORRY! We at JUMP UP are so proud to be working with Original SYMARIP keyboardist / singer / songwriter MONTY “Neysmith” MONTGOMERY in 2015! The partnership started at the end of 2014 when we booked him for a Jamaican Oldies show at Mayne Stage, for that gig we called on THE BISHOPS from Omaha, Nebraska to learn the SYMARIP songbook plus some of Monty’s modern moonstomp classics. We figured since everyone was in town, let’s go into the studio and see what happens! Produced by Mike Corcoran of Deal’s Gone Bad at his Legendary studios, the gang went in to re-record two of Monty’s classics from the new millennium – “JUMP” is a midtempo ska groover with great horn hooks and soulful vocals calling you to the dancefloor! The flip is a tribute to the  Laurel Aitken – “Laurels For Laurel” thanks the Godfather of Ska for taking a chance on a young group called THE BEES – who would eventually morph into the mighty SYMARIP! It’s also a midtempo ska groover with THE BISHOPS  providing excellent backing vocals as well as that steady backbeat. Continue reading MONTY “Neysmith” MONTGOMERY of SYMARIP returns! New 7″ singles with THE BISHOPS and SOUL RADICS (OUT OF PRINT)

KING DJANGO “Roots Tonic” LP (JUMP075LP – OUT OF PRINT)

kingdjango2This roots reggae classic has been out of print since 2007!  Most copies ended up in Europe and Japan back then, so we figured it was time to dig up the old parts and make it available once again. Now on RED VINYL, limited to 330 copies once again!

SIDE A: 1 It’s All Over 2 Hard, Hard Thing 3 Fistful A Riddim 4 Too Many Things 5 In This Time 6 No Trial f/RockerT  SIDE B: 1 Rock And Come In featuring – Dr. Ring Ding 2 Lyrics Architect 3 New York Neighbors 4 The Bottle 5 Zion Gates

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BROOKLYN ATTRACTORS “Good Evil Alchemy” CD / LP (OUT OF PRINT) – All Star Jamaican Ska Jazz Reggae!

brooklynlpfrtAnyone familiar with the American Reggae and Ska scene has already heard the work of the musicians in the BROOKLYN ATTRACTORS.  The group’s core line-up consists of New York City Reggae and Ska veterans, LARRY McDONALD, EDDIE OCAMPO, BIG DAN JESSELSOHN, BUFORD O’SULLIVAN, JUSTIN ROTHBERG, as well as Anant Pradhan and Luke Penella, two emerging musicians on the NY Jazz scene.  The group was created by Westbound Train trumpeter and Void Union co-founder RICH GRAIKO in 2011 as a way to pay homage to 1960’s era Jamaican and American instrumental music. Continue reading BROOKLYN ATTRACTORS “Good Evil Alchemy” CD / LP (OUT OF PRINT) – All Star Jamaican Ska Jazz Reggae!

THE SOULSTEPPERS – “The Return of…” 10″ LP / CD {OUT OF PRINT} (JUMP078)

We just pressed this on vinyl due to popular demand! Limited edition of 300 copies, 10″ vinyl LP housed on vintage green sleeve. A skinhead reggae classic ! The SOULSTEPPERS formed in 1998 out of Bakersfield California, focusing on the original “skinhead” sounds of reggae and soul – ranging from the Jamaican producers of Leslie Kong, Lee Perry, and Clancy Eccles to the choppier UK styles of Laurel Aitken and Joe “The Boss” Mansano. At the time the USA (and much of the world) were in the midst of a “Third Wave” ska revival, but founding members Mike & AJ choose to focus on a Jamaican sound that had been sadly overlooked – the original 60’s skinhead reggae sound. When most fans talk about skinhead reggae, the conversation inevitably turns to the legendary UPSETTERS, a band who Continue reading THE SOULSTEPPERS – “The Return of…” 10″ LP / CD {OUT OF PRINT} (JUMP078)