The Southern Californa traditional ska scene continues to flourish – and leading the way is THE ISRAELITES who have been performing and recording non-stop for over a decade. Their last album “Roots” was an instant hit worldwide – scorching 60’s Jazz-Ska in the vein of THE SKATALITES, TOOTS & THE MAYTALS, and DESMOND DEKKER. As with their previous efforts, the band’s spiritual message harks back to the earliest Jamaican ska sides – as we all know early reggae/ska had a positve gospel message. “JAMAICAN CELEBRATION”is something old AND something new: it is the re-mastered re-release of “WASHAWAY” (their out of print first album from 1993) combined with 6 brand new songs (produced by skinhead reggae producer J Bonner of DUB STREET ROCKERS/VESSELS) plus a cover of DESMOND DEKKER’s “Honour Your Mother And Father” – a fan favorite! Longtime fans will be thrilled to get their hands on the WASHAWAY sessions again – and new fans will groove on the REAL Jamaican ska and skinhead reagge – the sound that time and time again keeps the music alive worldwide. Once againm, JUMP UP is leading the way in the emergence of new ska recordings straight of of America’s underground.
For Fans of: TOOTS & THE MAYTALS, SKATALITES, HEPCAT, SLACKERS, GO JIMMY GO, TROJAN RECORDS
- The Israelites "Jamaican Celebration"
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