ROCKING RECORDS is proud to release the debut album from Italian ska / skinhead reggae newcomers JOKERFACE. It’s a must for fans of European ska ala THE BUSTERS, MR REVIEW, LIBERATOR, or SKARFACE! This album has really grown on us in the past month, we’ve given many of the tracks airplay on our radio show and we always get comments on how good the record is! It’s modern yet keeping the essence of traditional ska – RECOMMENDED and now we have it on VINYL!
At long last, a hot new 14 track album from Berlin’s top 60′s ska, rocksteady and reggae band! The Magic Touch started as a side project of well-known German ska and reggae bands including Yellow Umbrella, and soon became the go-to band to back Jamaican legends such as Roy Ellis (Symarip) and Ken Boothe when touring Germany. 2010′s debut album “LOVE HATE & POLITRICKS” exposed these cats to the world, generating tons of praise and made them a serious band to watch for the future.
The future is now! The album cover may throw you for a loop, but what lies inside are some seriously sweet old skool Jamaican grooves. Skinhead reggae, early dancehall influenced ska, soulful rock steady – a must for fans of DR RING DING, AGGROLITES, DEAL’S GONE BAD, THE SLACKERS….this album is already in top rotation here at JUMP UP!
Check out some of the grooves and the making of this fantastic album here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1kel47rg14
Two new 7″ vinyl singles on JUMP UP – a teaser for his upcoming full-length ska album on PORK PIE/BUENRITMO.
Designed by Chema Skandal, the art on these two singles fit together like a puzzle! Limited edition colored vinyl! The a-sides are taken from the forthcoming album, the b-sides are exclusive to these singles! Single 1: ”Sammy Don’t Go Out No More” b/w “Crazy” (Willie Nelson/Patsy Cline) Single 2: “Dancing With The Fat Man’s Lady” b/w “It Don’t Mean It’s Over”
We’ve also restock DR RING DING’s KALYPSO 7″ on Grover, featuring new versions of Dr Kitch (aka The Needle) and Obeah Wedding!
The legendary EL BOSSO & DIE PING PONGS are back with a brand new album! The band originated during the European revival of the mid-80s and was a dominant band in Germany (along with No Sports, The Busters, The Braces) through 1992 when the band parted ways. At that point member “Richie The Professor” launched a successful solo career under the new moniker DR RING DING – and the rest is history! EL BOSSO reformed in 2003 due to popular demand, and this is their second album since that reunion! Always playing fun revival third wave ska, always singing in German – the band once again includes founding members DR RING DING, EL BOSSO, and SKACUS! Vinyl released on GROVER’s VOR imprint! Do not miss. Read the rest of this entry »
The Magic Touch from Berlin Germany started out as a backing band for living legends Roy Ellis (Symarip), Ken Boothe, and many other Jamaican vocalists. They started as a side project of well-known German ska and reggae bands (Yellow Umbrella, Court Jester’s Crew) – but have now taken a giant step forward releasing their debut album – a brilliant outing of skinhead reggae and rocksteady. Read the rest of this entry »
A fantastic album of soulful early reggae sounds fronted by three lovely singers! Sweet soulful vocal reggae and rock steady gems plus some crucial instrumental tunes as well. Once upon a time in the far east of Germany, a gang of outlaws came in the contemplative city Dresden.They called them the Saloon Soldiers cause they drunk for a whole army, and don’t go till the bottles are empty. This bunch of wild musicians strolled through the saloons in search of a trio with an angelic voice. But mostly they sat on the bar and took a lot of booze till dawn.But one evening they heard three girls singin’ on the street.This was the enlightenment for them and from now on the Saloon Soldiers always jammin’ with the Bobby Pins.And it worked great! The Band was complete.But who are these incredible bandsman? First there are the three Girls called the Bobby Pins. Luise,Dorit & Lotti brings you this ruff and tuff 60′s soulsound when they’re preaching you some tales about life.You will be hypnotysed forever! Now we come to the Saloon Soldiers, the rollin’ Read the rest of this entry »
Debut 10 trx LP from Europe’s top vintage big band calypso act finally on wax! Having the look of an old Jamaican 78RPM 10″ right down to the vintage green sleeve/label art, includes new versions of “WASH YOUR HANDS”, “FE DA RE”, “CALYPSO BE” + many cool original. For fans of KITCHENER, MIGHTY SPARROW, etc. Click on the image to visit the band’s MYSPACE page and look at all the pretty gals that make up the KALYPSO KATZ! Read the rest of this entry »
DR RING DING’s began his professional career in 1987 playing trombone with EL BOSSO & DIE PING PONGS, one of Germany’s most famous ska bands. His experience in EL BOSSO lead to his life long love for Jamaican music. By early 1993 he had formed his very own band, DR RING DING & THE SENIOR ALL STARS, and over the next ten years they would release five albums, numerous singles, and two albums backing legendary Jamaican vocalists DOREEN SHAFER and LORD TANANMO. American releases on MOON SKA and JUMP UP helped solidify his fan base in the United States, and soon DR RING DING was enjoying a worldwide audience for his snappy vocal style and tremendous Read the rest of this entry »
Calling all Chicks and Cats! It’s time to swing and skank to Germany’s hottest live act! Turn back the clock to the Swinging Forties and Fifties, add some Jamaican Ska to the mix, and in a nutshell you have BLACK CAT ZOOT! Formed in 2001, Black Cat Zoot has spent the past 5 years perfecting their unique swing-ska sound, playing over 60 live shows in Germany, Austria, and Italy alone! It’s no surprise that BCZ quickly came to the attention of the legendary DR RING DING, who offered to Read the rest of this entry »