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TRAMP RECORDS: Various – Virtue Recording Studios (2017)

TRAMP RECORDS:  Various - Virtue Recording StudioRating: ★★★★★ Despite being a relatively tiny label, Tramp Records has spent over ten years establishing a big reputation for painstakingly compiling and re-releasing rare vintage funk and soul and new collection Virtue Recording Studios is one of their dopest yet. With it, they continue an occasional series focussing on the catalogue of a particular label from back in the day. Previous
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TRAMP RECORDS: The Soulful Side Of GME & Musette Records (2017)

Rating: ★★★★★ Honestly, you write about not having had a Tramp retrospective focussing on some obscure soul-funk artist in a while and then they go and do their other speciality of dropping a comp. focussing on some obscure soul-funk label. It’s actually been three years since the previous such volume on which they checked out The Funky Side Of Goldband & ANLA – the
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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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