SMOOTH BEANS “Keep Talking” is the second album from this top Spanish Rocksteady and Reggae band. Features 12 tracks, mostly vocal, with great harmonies influenced by Afro-American music from the 60’s and 70’s. Killer instrumentals galore. Classic Jamaican rhythms and socially conscious lyrics, highly recommended on LIQUIDATOR MUSIC. LEO & THE LINEUP is the debut album from Danish soul/ska superstars – following in the footsteps of fellow countrymen BABYLOVE & THE VANDANGOS. Try it and you’re be pleased! LP vinyl on VOR/Grover.
We have the brand new 4 track 7″ from THE PEPPER POTS, featuring American soul legend Eli “Paperboy” Reed! Japanese pressing on SKA IN THE WORLD records – but don’t be fooled, this is all vintage soul! And if you haven’t picked up their latest full length CD “Trian To Your Lover” on Megalith – here’s another chance!
EL GRAN MIERCOLES “THIS IS SURF-STEADY” LP vinyl is totally unique! The band is made up of members from the MALARIANS, SHAKE IT UPS, DR JAU & THE PEANUT VENDORS, MR T BONE’s European band…and all of these cats have backed up and recorded with the great LAUREL AITKEN. In short, this album takes surf classics and turn them into Jamaican rock-steady and ska, and ska classics and turn them into surf….plus originals that are true “SURF STEADY”. THE SKATALITES, AUGUSTUS PABLO, and THE VENTURES are all represented here. Vinyl LP only limited edition of 500 copies from EL GRAN MIERCOLES. Read the rest of this entry »
THE HYPOCONDRIACS are rumored to have been the first reggae/rocksteady band from Madrid, who recorded in the late 60′s and released one privately pressed LP that went virtually unnoticed by the press and music fans…not for musical reasons! Dave Barker and Roy Ellis are rumored to contribute backing vocals on this scarce album…if you listen closely you can hear that it could be true. The reason why people did not buy the LP from the band back in the day? Fear and superstition!
From what we know this four piece had contracted a very rare and highly contagious disease that nobody could diagnose. Because of this, fans were afraid to just touch a copy of the LP – you can imagine what that did for sales! The band had given up on live shows altogether. Copies of the LP that survived seemed to have been scrubbed clean by the owners, and also included a “farewell note” from the band, which we have put into Google translate for non-Spanish speakers:
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Brand new album from the GRAMOPHONE ALL STARS, a fantastic Spanish collective who broaden their horizons on this third full-length while still playing the signature Jamaican jazz of their first two albums . From Omara Portuondo to Erykah Badu, Curtis Mayfield through and The Skatalites – it’s bolero, latin jazz, funk, groove, neosoul, ska, rocksteady and reggae. Its warm, caressing the listener with beautiful rhythms and harmonies, sung both in Spanish and English. Available on limited edition vinyl LP and CD. Read the rest of this entry »
“What are you doing?” (Grover 2010) captures the elegance and compositional maturity of this Spanish band, bringing together a wonderful album of early reggae and rocksteady grooves. Twelve cuts with a strong rhythmic foundation, thoughtful arrangements, and sweet female vocal lead melodies. Produced brilliantly by Belgian mastermind Read the rest of this entry »
Christmas time again! Did you forget that we released a wonderful RED VINYL Christmas 7″ single from Spain’s PEPPER POTS?
The PEPPER POTS are one of our favorite bands, their retro 60′s ska/reggae and girl group soul sounds are top notch in our book! Their second record “NOW!” was recorded in NYC under the influence of the DAPTONE crew which became the point where the band firmly went in the soul direction. As usual, they attend to every little detail, inspired by the old dusty vinyl records from Motown, Stax and Studio One. We at JUMP UP made it a mission to work with the band in some way to make our life more complete, so at the end of 2010 we rush released their wonderful Christmas single on vinyl to fill jukeboxes worldwide! Full picture sleeve, red vinyl in stock! Two great tracks including a FLIRTATIONS cover!
1. Waiting For the Christmas Light 2. Christmas Time Is Here Again