LAS MELINAS orchestra began in 2005 and quickly became one of Poland’s top traditional ska acts, delivering a big band ska reggae sound with a bit of swing. In 2020 the band self-released their third album entitled “Las Melinas” on CD, with a vinyl version on Jimmy Jazz Records. A must for fans of WESTERN STANDARD TIME, TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA and of course the NEW YORK SKA JAZZ ENSEMBLE! Limited edition color vinyl now available! PODWORKOWI CHULIGANI (Backyard Hooligans) second album titled “IT’S HARD” is finally available on vinyl, limited to 300 copies. Originally released on CD in 2002, this hard hitting album is a must for fans of streetpunk Oi! ska like THE SKOIDATS, INSPECTER 7 or SKIN DEEP.
Modern European Traditional Restocks: LOS PLACEBOS “Rocksteady Rollercoaster” LP / 86 CREW “Working Class Reggae” LP / Upsessions “This is…” LP
RUDE GIRL REVUE presents RUDE GIRLS TO THE FRONT LP vinyl OUT NOW! CD available too!
Vinyl has arrived for our incredible “mixtape on wax” compiled by RUDE GIRL REVUE! Fifteen incredibly diverse tracks full of exclusive vinyl debuts – soul ska, lovers rock, acoustic reggae, third wave, ska-punk, neo-traditional 2-Tone, new wave, streetpunk ska and more! RUDE GIRLS TO THE FRONT is unapologetically female. More than just a song lyric, it’s become a mantra for Rude Girl Revue, the all-female ska supergroup that made their triumphant debut at the 2021 Supernova Ska Festival. Sixteen women took the stage featuring members of the hottest ska bands from across the USA, compiled here on this exciting new collection. Unlike other all-girl bands, Rude Girl Revue was formed by women, for women. All of the members share a desire to work together to make music that speaks to their shared female experience. The band plays big, original tunes, ska versions of popular feminist anthems, and curated, uplifting ska covers. They present themselves as real women, with a beauty that isn’t merely skin deep. Rude Girl Revue is on a mission: to inspire women not just to move to the front of the crowd but to see themselves on stage in front of that crowd, and to make those dreams of performing a reality. **SUBSCRIPTION CLUB SELECTION! We’re still shipping everyone please be patient!**
1. Hub City Stompers – Limbo 2. The Scotch Bonnets – Que Sera Mio 3. Stop The Presses – Make The Best Of IT
4. Dunia and Aram – After The Rain 5. The Skluttz – Rapunzel 6. The Pandemics – Bodega Cat 7. Jade Tremba feat. Rude Girl Revue – Love The Way You Dub 8. Catbite – Not Your Baby 9. Soul Radics – Think Twice
10. Half Past Two – Mean Green 11. Bowcat – Soul Catcher 12. Rude Boy George – Tainted Love 13. Some Ska Band – Suburban Jungle 14. Lady Hatchet – Tik Tok 15. Thirteen Towers – Lighthouse
RED SOUL COMMUNITY “Holidays In The City” LP vinyl – Random Color Repress!
Spain’s top act returns with a new punky 3rd wave meets 2-Tone ska sound for fans of The Interrupters and Tim Timebomb, and Rancid (when they play ska!). Formed in 2005 by Carlos Dingo, the band soon became one of the world’s top rocksteady, early reggae, and ska acts led by the captivating lead vocals of Isa Garcia. Full length albums on Spain’s Liquidator Records (2010) and Germany’s Grover Records (2013) received critical acclaim worldwide, now the band have returned from a short hiatus with an uptempo and energetic 90s American ska sound, and what better label to unleash this new direction then on Jump Up Records, right? Eleven super-catchy songs that will keep you singing and dancing for years to come, this limited batch is on random red marbled color vinyl.
Repress! DR RING DING “The Remedy” LP (poolside blue vinyl)
German ska & reggae virtuoso DR RING DING has returned with his seventeenth album, a wonderful collection of songs that range between reggae, old school dancehall, 2 Tone, traditional ska, cumbia and dub. Since 1987 he has performed with the top Jamaican influenced bands in Germany including EL BOSSO & DIE PING PONGS, SENIOR ALLSTARS, and THE BUSTERS. With the band SKA-VAGANZA he focused on traditional 60s Caribbean music, and that love continues with the songs on THE REMEDY – showing incredible diversity and talent as a singer, songwriter, entertainer and trombonist. Guests include Jamaican dancehall queen SISTA GRACY, the Grammy-nominated TIPPA IRIE, American jazz singer STEPHANIE K. and Swiss singer and Eurovision 2010 participant MICHAEL VON DER HEIDE. An absolutely enjoyable and well-rounded album! The remedy works – just call the Doctor! Repress on poolside blue vinyl in stock now, comes with a drink coaster for your glass of rum!
Restocked! MR REVIEW rarities, live, outtakes LP + “XXV” 10th anniversary reunion LP restocked!
The MR REVIEW vinyl keeps coming! One of our favorite bands from the late 80s / early 90s European ska explosion follow up the reissue of their 2010 “comeback” album XXV with a new collection of rarities, outtakes, singles, and live goodies titled “PRIOR 2 THE 0″s AND 1’s”. When the dynamic Dutch ska duo of Rude & Visser got the band back together in 2010 we were so excited, the album “XXV” was originally self released by the band on CD and then in 2012 on a very limited vinyl picture disc. Fast forward to 2020 and reissue kings Mad Butcher released the band’s first two classics on vinyl (see earlier post) – fans immediately started to demand more vinyl! Now in 2021 we get an even cooler rarities collection!
Tracks: A1 Can’t do it alone A2 Redemption Road A3 Losin’ my mind A4 A tree A5 The feeling is alright A6 Ice & Snow B1 The strett where I’m living B2 Africa (live) B3 Ships that pass in the night B4 Joe’s colors B5 Christine Keeler (live) B6 Mystery view (live)
Both these new vinyl editions are limited and are must have additions to every MR REVIEW collection!
Finnish Soul Ska! SKY DEE & THE DEMONS “Celebrator” LP / THE NORTHQUAKES “Tears In Rain” LP
Two amazing imports from the legendary Stupido Records in Finland! SKY DEE & THE DEMONS are a Finnish troop whose 2018 album mixes vintage “northern style” soul and traditional ska into a tasty cocktail, to be perfectly honest this album reminds me of Chicago’s Deal’s Gone Bad! A driving beat perfect for dancing, truthfully I don’t know how we missed this album the first time around! THE NORTHQUAKES are another great Finnish band, lead by vocals from Elisa Moonstomp this 2019 album has two distinct sides: downtempo vintage reggae and Style Council influenced cappuccino soul. A great relaxing listen from start to business.
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