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LUCKY BROWN & THE SG’s: Mesquite Beat (2017)

Mesquite Beat Lucky Brown The SGsLong known for its services to the funk with untold re-issues of super rare drops, Tramp Records also occasionally likes to release completely new material – if it possesses the requisite soul vibes. So much so in fact that they’ve created new imprint Tramp Tapes specially for such material. The debut seven inch drop finds deep funk man Lucky Brown teaming up with soul quartet The
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TRAMP RECORDS: Movements 8 (2016)

Movements 8 TrampRating: ★★★★★ Are Tramp trying to outdo Soul Jazz Records and/or BGP? It’s like a re-run of the Anglo-German naval arms race before WW1 only with rare vinyl instead of dreadnought battleships or something. And the way they keep the number of regular compilation series they manage to run in between all those record buying trips (Feeling Nice, Praise Poems, Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas
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JESSE MORGAN: You’ve Changed For The Worst (2016)

You've Changed For The Worst Jesse MorganRating: ★★★★★ By the late-seventies funky soul was already running scared from disco. Though aid was about to arrive in the form of the first wave of hip-hop, there was still time for some epic rearguard action from funky soul itself however and righteous boogie-tinged, 1978 stomp You’ve Changed For The Worst from former Mopp Topp, Jesse Morgan, was an example. Or it would have
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TRAMP RECORDS: Praise Poems Vol. 3 (2016)

Praise Poems Vol. 3 Tramp RecordsIt’s Praise Poems time again at the ever-digging Tramp Records with the release of Volume 3. And if you checked Vols. 1 and 2 you’ll know that they go deep on these selections. Deeper than that service shaft underneath Hampstead tube station? Deeper than Poseidon’s basement in the Marianas Trench my friend – for we are in the realm of jazz funk. Well, initially anyway – but
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TRAMP RECORDS: Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party Vol. 3 (2015)

Santa's Funk Soul Christmas Party Vol. 3Rating: ★★★★★ Rock the decks with breaks and holly! Santa’s got a brand new sack! Again! Yes, in what appears to be a ‘one year on: two years off’ approach to their seasonal compilation series, Tramp Records turn in Vol. 3 of Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party and not a moment too soon. No not in that way – christ – who wants to celebrate Christmas in the middle of November
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TRAMP RECORDS: Feeling Nice Vol. 3 (2013)

Feeling Nice Vol 3 TrampRating: ★★★★★ Are you feeling nice? Are you sporting the beaming grin of a German knitwear model circa 1972? If you are, you must have heard the promo of the next in Tramp Records’ occasional series compiling super-rare funk and soul from the 60s and 70s. If you aren’t – you will be when you have heard Feeling Nice Vol. 3.. Why? Because once again Tramp crate-digger
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DOKKERMAN & THE TURKEYING FELLAZ: Illegal Moves (2015)

Illegal Move Dokkerman  The Turkeying FellazShortly to be released on Tramp Records is Illegal Moves – by the finest afro-funk-soul outfit that Hungary has to offer – Dokkerman & The Turkeying Fellaz. True, they’re also pretty much the only afro-funk-soul outfit that Hungary has to offer but their output compares favourably with the international competition nonetheless. Tramp should probably get someone they know well to
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TRAMP RECORDS: Movements 7 (2015)

Movements 7 Tramp RecordsIt’s lucky number seven for the long-running funk, soul, jazz, rnb compilation series from Bavarian diggers supreme, Tramp Records, and the word this time around is very much ‘jazzy.’ How jazzy are we talking though? Jazzier than Miles Davis’ at band practice? Jazzier than jazz hands at improvisational hour down the jazz club? Jazzier than the jazziest of jazz mags on the jazz mag
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TRAMP RECORDS: Praise Poems – A journey into deep, soulful jazz and funk from the 1970s (2015)

Praise Poems Tramp RecordsTramp Records get their chill on with Praise Poems in what promises to be the first volume in a new counterpart to their existing Feeling Nice and Movements series’. However, whereas the Feeling Nice volumes are mainly about stank funky soul and rnb and the make-up of the Movements volumes varies as to the ratio of funk, rnb and soul jazz with a tendency towards the funk, here the
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HENRY BOATWRIGHT (SOUL BROS. INC.): The African Slide/ Git It (2015)

African Slide Git It Henry BoatwrightRating: ★★★★★ Henry Boatwright is the main man behind Soul Bros. Inc.. And Soul Bros. Inc. were the main shit back in the day. It’s as simple as that. Raw-ass funky soul from Texas in the late sixties and early seventies. Like these two cuts, The African Slide and the even more stank Git It – now re-pressed on 45. Originally these were released under Boatwright’s own name (though he was backed by Soul Bros. Inc.)
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