JUMP UP Records has been working with SPECIALIZED UK since 2012, releasing limited edition vinyl singles to compliment our tribute CDs.
In 2017 the Specialized team released GIFTED, a four CD collection of bands covering mod revival legends THE JAM. Obviously, this collection was an immediate success because Paul Weller is a god across the British Empire! As you would expect, this collection was less ska/reggae based, but when we heard the fantastic ska/reggae tunes that DID appear we thought to ourselves….let’s do a full length colored vinyl LP. But we didn’t stop there – we made beautiful woven patches AND drink coasters to accompany the album. Limited edition of 250, currently available on red and white vinyl. A limited run of blue vinyl will be released later exclusively through the Specialized UK webstore, and will be sent to our SKA LP CLUB members. If you’re in the UK please wait and order this from the Specialized UK site, it will take about 10 days for us to get the stock over the Atlantic! Perennial faves KING HAMMOND, LYNVAL GOLDING (The Specials), and PRESSURE TENANTS (Laurel Aitken’s old backing band) all appear along with a who’s who of top UK acts: MEOW MEOWS, ERIN BALDWELL COLLECTIVE, AMPHETAMEANIES, BIG FAT PANDA, THE SKAPONES and THE BIG. The USA is represented in fine fashion by THE CROMBIES, RUDE BOY GEORGE and CONTRA COUP, plus THE VALKYRIANS from Finland and LOS CHICKLETS from Mexico round out the colection.
1. MEOW MEOWS “Down At The Tube Station At Midnight” 2. RUDE BOY GEORGE “Town Called Malice” 3. KING HAMMOND “I Got By In Time” 4. THE VALKYRIANS “Beat Surrender” 5. PRESSURE TENANTS “Strange Town” 6. ERIN BARDWELL COLLECTIVE “English Rose”
1. THE AMPHETAMEANIES “Funeral Pyre” 2. LOS CHICKLETS “Saturday’s Kids” 3. THE CROMBIES “Girl On The Phone” 4. BIG FAT PANDA “In The City” 5. THE SKAPONES “Smithers Jones” 6. THE BIG “Start” 7. LYNVAL GOLDING & CONTRA COUP “Tales Of The Riverbank”
JUMP UP RECORDS is based in Chicago – we’ve released Boss Caribbean Sounds: ska, reggae, rock steady, and calypso – since the fall of ’93. We’ve released music every year of our existence, totaling over 125 releases. Limited Edition vinyl and cassettes our specialty. Vintage Caribbean Music by Modern Artists.
We’re now at 100+ releases – and we continue because we LOVE this music! We’re on the radio every week on WLUW-FM 88.7
Side A 1. MEOW MEOWS “Down At The Tube Station At Midnight” 2. RUDE BOY GEORGE “Town Called Malice” 3. KING HAMMOND “I Got By In Time” 4. THE VALKYRIANS “Beat Surrender” 5. PRESSURE TENANTS “Strange Town” 6. ERIN BARDWELL COLLECTIVE “English Rose” Side B 1. THE AMPHETAMEANIES “Funeral Pyre” 2. LOS CHICKLETS “Saturday’s Kids” 3. THE CROMBIES “Girl On The Phone” 4. BIG FAT PANDA “In The City” 5. THE SKAPONES “Smithers Jones” 6. THE BIG “Start” 7. LYNVAL GOLDING & CONTRA COUP “Tales Of The Riverbank”
2016 One Heart
JUMPTCT09 : Akasha w/ Charley Organaire “One Cup Of Coffee” / The Skatalites feat Doreen Shaffer “Nice Time”, Pressure Tenants “Judge Not” / Calypso Joe “Stir It Up”
JUMPTCT10: The Crombies “Hooligans” / The Equators “Pimper’s Paradise”
The Skapones (UK) “Midnight Ravers” / Annabella Lwin (of Bow Wow Wow) “Cheer Up”
2015 Combat Cancer
JUMP7TCT8 features 4 tracks: 1) Gigantor featuring Lynval Golding “I Fought The Law” 2) The Spammed featuring Horace Panter of The Specials, Rat Scabies of The Damned Neil Innes of The Rutles fame, actor/comedian Kevin Eldon “Tommy Gun” 3) Pressure Tennants “Police & Thieves” 4) Nick Welsh & Susan Cadogan “Bankrobber” (Live N’ Loose)
2014 Mad Not Cancer
JUMP7TCT5 is the white vinyl single pictured featuring an amazing version of “Night Boat To Cairo” by US legends Bim Skala Bim featuring Dave Hillyard Of The Slackers, the flip sees King Hammond with w/ a nutty rendition of “Bread & Breakfast Man”. Ltd 250.
JUMP7TCT6 is the yellow vinyl single pictured, a killer 4 track EP with The Hotknives “Razorblade Alley”, Crabs Corporation “The Opium Eaters”, The Values Feat Neil Innes & Bedders “Madness” and all-star US 80s covers ska act Rude Boy George doing “Driving In My Car”. Ltd 250