The Prizefighters release 7-inch series!

Official Pre-Order for limited edition 7" vinyl series "A Musical Knockout In 3 Rounds!"
Courtney Klos
Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States
6 Team Members

The Prizefighters present...A Musical Knockout In 3 Rounds!

The Prizefighters present...
A Musical Knockout in 3 Rounds!

There were no computers, no air-conditioning, just the hot hum of the reel-to-reel churning through the 95 degree heat. Just like how the tape rolled through the sticky air of Jamaica in 1964, the Prizefighters found themselves transported to that golden era, cooped up in a Minneapolis recording studio in the Summer of 2012. The goal was to record a trio of 45s, each platter serving as a continuation of the “rusty-dusty” sounds called ska, rocksteady, and reggae.

Using 100% analog equipment, the Prizefighters tracked six new tracks, the ska scorchers “Lost at Sea” and “One Thousand Words,” rocksteady laments “No Use Crying” and “Night Breeze,” and early reggae standouts “Cold Shoulder” and haunting instrumental “Sukeban.” You can literally hear the heat and thick air pouring through your headphones as each track spins away. The Prizefighters utilized vintage Jamaican recording techniques to achieve a sound so authentic there would be no question that these new tunes belong in the oft-overlooked canon of Jamaican music history.

Who are The Prizefighters?

The Prizefighters have been at the top of the Twin Cities ska scene for the past six years, playing all across the Midwest bringing the sounds of young Jamaica to the masses. They self released their debut album Follow My Sound in 2010 and saw Jump Up! Records pick it up and help release the Special Edition vinyl LP in 2011. Recently, The Prizefighters have had the honor of working with Jamaican legends Stranger Cole, Charlie Organairre, Roy Panton, and Yvonne Harrison, serving as the primary backing band for Chicago's Jamaican Oldies Weekends. A Musical Knockout in 3 Rounds! will be the first 45rpm releases from the Prizefighters.

What You Get

This record series highlights brand-new recordings from The Prizefighters, released on the format most appropriately suited for vintage Jamaican music; 45rpm vinyl. In addition to the vintage production style and soul put into every tune, each of the three records features unique label art designed with a 60s Jamaican aesthetic, released on the band’s own Prizefighter Sound System label. This is the real deal, folks, and The Prizefighters have pulled out all the stops to deliver an authentic listening experience to fans of vintage Jamaican muzik the whole world over. You had better act fast if you want a piece of these platters, though. Each release will be limited to 500 copies, and once they're gone, they're gone for good!

Not only is this a chance to get your hands on all records in the series before they're officially released, you'll have the opportunity to score some really choice swag. This is the first time we've ever set up a true mail-order store, so if we've never come to your town here's your first chance to pick up our merch.

We're launching new t-shirts designed by the multi-talented CHema Skandal! (check out his work HERE), new stickers, test pressings of each record, and a truly one-of-a-kind high quality DVD of our performance with Roy & Yvonne from Chicago's Jamaican Oldies Weekend. For you high rollers, check out the perks we're offering, such as the Prizefighters VIP card, granting you free admission to all Prizefighters shows for an entire year!  Check out all of the reqard packages to find one that puts you in a dancing mood.

For orders from within the US, shipping is included in the price.
For orders from Mexico or Canada, please add $5 for shipping.
For orders from all other shipping destinations, please add $10 for shipping.


How Else You Can Help

Help this project out by sharing it with all your friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter and other internet places. Write a letter to your senator asking them to contribute. Sell some plasma and cut us half. Or, most importantly, start a ska band, go to as many ska shows in your town as possible and help build a thriving community so we can all share the living history of this fantastic music.

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  • $3USD

    Gets you a Prizefighters sticker, pin, and a big THANK YOU on *$5 for International Shipping*

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  • $12USD

    Get a copy of one 7-inch record of your choice (please specify your choice; see below), as well as mp3 downloads of both songs, a sticker, and a pin. What a deal! Round 1: SKA - Side A: One Thousand Words, Side B: Lost at Sea Round 2: ROCKSTEADY - Side A: No Use Crying, Side B: Night Breeze Round 3: REGGAE - Side A: Cold Shoulder, Side B: Sukeban *$22 for International Shipping*

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  • $20USD

    Two 7” records of your choice, mp3 downloads, a sticker, and a pin. *$30 for International Shipping*

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  • $25USD

    This level gets you all three 7” records, mp3s, a sticker, and a pin. *$35 for International Shipping*

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  • $25USD

    This contribution level gets you a brand-new Prizefighters t-shirt designed by Chema Skandal (, a sticker and a pin. *$35 for International Shipping*

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  • $40USD

    In case you don’t already own The Prizefighters debut album “Follow My Sound” on vinyl, now is your chance! You get the "Follow My Sound" Special Edition LP, and all three 7” records. *$50 for International Shipping*

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  • $45USD

    This is what you really want; the ultimate package. You get all three 7" records, a brand-new Prizefighters t-shirt, mp3s, a sticker, and a pin. *$55 for International Shipping*

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  • $60USD

    This contribution level gets you all three 7" records, mp3 downloads, t-shirt, sticker, pin, mp3s and a DVD of The Prizefighters backing Roy Panton & Yvonne Harrison in Chicago at the Jamaican Oldies Weekend II. *$70 for International Shipping*

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  • $75USD

    Once again you get all the goodies you want. All three 7" records, mp3s, t-shirt, sticker, and pin, PLUS a test pressing of one of the 7” records signed by the entire band! (LIMIT 15; only 5 test pressings per record available!) *$85 for International Shipping*

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    This may seem steep, but we will make it worth your while. At this level you get all the records, downloads, t-shirt, sticker, and pin PLUS a spot on our guest list at all local (Twin Cities) Prizefighters shows for the next year. Yes indeed, we want to see your beautiful faces at every show! (LIMIT 2)

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  • $300USD

    This one is for the real die-hard Prizefighters fans who want to show their support in a big way! You get all the 45s, shirt, DVD, etc. PLUS a drum head (from our drum set!) signed by the entire band. We'll also add a photo of your pretty smiling face to our website as an extra-huge THANK YOU to our biggest supporters!

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  • $750USD

    You heard it right, if you contribute at this level you will get all the loot PLUS The Prizefighters will play your private party! (Anywhere within 200 miles of the Twin Cities, LIMIT 1)

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