BIG GUNS SHOOT UP THE TOWN! ! ! ! ! DEAL'S GONE BAD & DUB IS A WEAPON ! THE BIG GUNS are on JUMP UP! If you haven't picked up DEAL'S GONE BAD "The Ramblers", you're about to get run out of town! In the nine years that have passed since Deal's Gone Bad released their debut, the group have undergone dizzying alterations, yet every change has brought the band a little closer to perfection, helping over time to solidify the group's grand vision, and sharpening their musical skills, songwriting and arrangements. With 'The Ramblers" they've crafted a flawless album, so much so, it's difficult to even know where to begin. The production is superb; clean, but not slick, capturing and distinguishing every note, whilst creating a fleshy, warm sound. The arrangements are inspired - forget the many stellar solos and grand bass lines, those automatically garner attention, it's the small musical passages - the three bars of organ swagger, the little drum fill, the guitar flourishes - that demand notice by their very understatement. Be it the plaintive "One More Day", the funky "Take Time", the reggae-soul of "Good Old Days", the rootsy "The Cost", the exuberantly infectious ska of "You Get the Keys", or the John Crow styled "Rough and Ready", every track within is a stand-out. Finally, there's Todd Hembrook - a stunning singer, and his forceful Staxish vocals give the band brand new soul power, a strength that better balances DGB's long term predilection for the genre. See-sawing US soul against Jamaican ska/reggae, the band twine the two together in ways even the island originators couldn't. It may be sacrilege to suggest, but at this point DGB may not just equal, but at times better the Jamaican legends. At the very least they've unleashed an album that favorably compares with any from back in the day, and modern times to boot - ALL MUSIC GUIDE Review by Jo Anne Greene. LP VINYL will be released in late MAY, limited edition to 500 hand numbered copies! DUB IS A WEAPON "Armed & Dangerous" is the newest VINYL ONLY project on JUMP UP - amazing rootsy dub music from ex - STUBBORN ALL STARS and current ANTIBALAS /EASY STAR ALL STARS member DAVE HAHN with legendary Jamaican percussionist Larry McDonald. After years of touring the states, DUB IS A WEAPON got the nod from LEE SCRATCH PERRY to be his new backing band, leading to a crucial West Coast tour and a packed house at SXSW. Limited to 1000 copies! Both available now via JUMPUPRECORDS.COM or though!

DR RING DING "BACK AND FORTH" CD out NOW! ! ! ! Click to buy for $7.99

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 musicianship. DR RING DING has also made spectacular contributions to dancehall single selections for international producers- "DOCTOR'S DARLING" (Germaica Records) went top 20 of the German Black Music Charts at the end of 2002, VOM VATER (Germaica Records) appeared on numerous Reggae compilations, and he has shared dancehall singles with SIZZLA, CAPLETON, and TANYA STEPHENS. DR RING DING is always creating new music, which is why this new album BACK AND FORTH was so important. Not only does it look back at some of the finer moments in his career, but it also exposes us to many new songs from his forthcoming unearthing rarities and vinyl only singles in one nice package. This is not a "best of" per se - this is a "personal selection" hand picked by DR RING DING himself. The most die-hard DR RING DING fan needs to own this not only for the rare and unreleased tracks, but for the true pleasure of the album's sequence and diversity. Reggae, Ska, Dancehall, Calypso, and even some hip hop appear on BACK AND FORTH. KING DJANGO and The SLACKERS Vic Ruggiero guest.


SKINHEAD LEGEND! ROY ELLIS aka MR SYMARIP! ! ! ! Click to buy for $7.99 !

MR SYMARIP is ROY ELLIS - the legendary voice behind the original skinhead reggae band SYMARIP! This brand new album has 14 trx classic Jamaican ska and reggae backed by an all star European band! Nothing watered down here - pure skinhead delight! These songs could have easilly been penned during the late 60's when the skinhead movement was in full swing. Reggae was the driving beat taking Britian by storm, and a then little known group called SYMARIP recorded the first skinhead anthem: "SKINHEAD MOONSTOMP". Within weeks, the record was selling huge quantities all across Britian, but failed to chart due to distribution limitations. A decade later the 2-Tone ska revival gave the skinhead movement a new lease on life, and The Specials resurrected the song on their live "Too Much Too Young" EP, eventually leading TROJAN RECORDS to re-release the original, this time reaching #54 in the British charts. SYMARIP's "SKINHEAD MOONSTOMP" full length has achieved legendary status over the past 35+ years, selling a staggering 7 million copies for Trojan, plus generating countless more classics like "Skinhead Girl", "Must Catch A Train", "Stay With Him" and their famous Nancy Sinatra cover of "These Boots Are Made For Walking." Other incarnations of the band (The Bees, The Pyramids, Seven Letters) did not generate as much success as SYMARIP, yet the troop continued to perform until the mid 80's, until the departure of Roy Ellis, who moved to Switzerland to pursue a career in Soul / Gospel music. It was there that a group of long time fans/musicians re- connected with Roy and convinced him to record again in the early Jamaican skinhead style. MR SYMARIP IS BACK! GET YOUR BOOTS and BRACES TOGETHER AND STOMP YOUR FEET!!!!


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