Wow! We’ve for some amazing new CDs from all across the globe! BANG THE SKILLET are from Holland and “DO THE DISHES” is their debut disc full of fun 2-TONE and neo-trad European styles – recently given a glowing review by Tone And Wave blog. This year’s JOE SHOLES (of THE BRACES) “best of 2012″ releases included the debut disc from VIEJA SKINA of PERU, a fantastic band that plays original jazz ska that gives NYSJE and The Skatalites a run for their money! A light an breezy Caribbean feel that relaxes and soothes! Our final album comes from long time leaders of the Thai ska/reggae scene… T-BONE! After several hard to obtain albums on Thai major labels, we finally get our hands on their latest through SKA IN THE WORLD in Japan. Uptempo trad ska and roots rockers, includes collaborations from DENNIS ALCAPONE. PRINCE FATTY, and HORSEMAN.
Dutch ska/reggae champs return with another album that pays tribute to artists from the golden years – they’ve done a tribute to soul in the past, this one sees them present 1o+ classics from reggae’s golden era! Check out this album sampler on YouTube
Hold Them – (Roy Shirley)
Young Generation - (Desmond Dekker) Never Let Go - (Slim Smith) I Am Still In Love - (Alton Ellis) The Word Is Love - (Leonard Dillon) All I Have Is Love - (Gregory Isaacs) African Love Call - (Jackie Mittoo) My Devotion - (Joe Higgs) Good Thing Going - (Sugar Minott) Have You Ever - (Dennis Brown) Have You Ever Version - (featuring Jah Red) African Love Dub - (Dub by deRuige)
The debut album from this Dutch early reggae band finally released on vinyl from VOR / Grover Records. The CD was originally released by MOON SKA WORLD in 2007, 14 fantastic tracks that put the band on the worldwide map alongside THE AGGROLITES and MOON INVADERS. Read the rest of this entry »
Thomas ‘Tommy Tornado’ Streutgers is a gifted Dutch saxophone player who joined the famous Rude Rich & The High Notes at the tender age of 18. Since then he has toured all over the world, making records with and backing famous Jamaican vocalists such as Alton Ellis, Dave Barker, U Brown, and The Heptones. His debut solo album “Sunrise” was released in 2010 (CD/LP from Jump Up!), comprised mostly of instrumentals, on which he is assisted by legendary Jamaican players including Rico Rodriguez, Ernest Ranglin, Winston Francis, and Dennis Alcapone. Read the rest of this entry »
Europe’s top bands release new albums on GROVER Records, available exclusively in North America through JUMP UP it’s an honor for us to deliver these full-lengths to you just in time for the holiday season!
The UPSESSIONS “Below The Belt” sees these self confessed, track suit wearing, rude boys from Holland return for their third album of manic upbeat skinhead reggae infused grooves with crazy lyrics. Spaghetti Western themes pop up through the album, opening up with a shoot out on “Mocca Cowboy Rides Again” and ends with a “Gunfight On The Westbank Of The Mississippi” . sandwiched in between are some traditional ska tunes like “Oh Cinnamon” and “Lucile“, the rocksteady breeze of “Ease Up”, “Adina” and “Cool & Deadly” plus the funky reggae of “Prince Naseem” and the album title track. Available on CD and Limited Edition LP vinyl (ships November 15).
Thomas ‘Tommy Tornado’ Streutgers is a gifted Dutch saxophone player who joined the famous Rude Rich & The High Notes at the tender age of 18. Since then he has toured all over the world, making records with and backing famous Jamaican vocalists such as Alton Ellis, Dave Barker, U Brown, The Heptones, Winston Francis and Dennis Alcapone. “Sunrise” is his 17 track debut album comprised mostly of instrumentals, on which he is assisted by legendary Jamaican players and some new and upcoming names. The band (The Read the rest of this entry »