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TRAMP RECORDS: V/A Trip To The Moon

TRAMP RECORDS: V/A Trip To The MoonTramp Records’ new compilation of lunar-themed nuggets, Trip To The Moon, was apparently inspired by the 2016-Nigerian-astronaut-stranded-in-space email scam. You know – the one about how a mission to rescue Abacha Tunde, stranded on a secret Russian space station since 1979, can only be organised by his cousin if some gullible – er – I mean helpful – foreigner will kindly transfer their bank details etc. etc. in return for which they
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TRAMP RECORDS: Can You Feel It? Modern Soul Disco & Boogie 1976-86

TRAMP RECORDS:  Can You Feel It? Modern Soul Disco & Boogie 1976-86Get your boogie on as Tramp Records wind up the year with Can You Feel It? Modern Soul Disco & Boogie 1976-1986. Bet you can’t guess what’s compiled on that. Just kidding, it is of course a completist’s set of nineteen super obscure and largely previously un-compiled (as we’ve come to expect from Tramp) disco and boogie hits from the very tail end of the golden era of funk, soul and
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LUCKY BROWN & THE S.G.’s: Mesquite Suite

LUCKY BROWN & THE S.G.'s: Mesquite SuiteMesquite Suite? ‘Mesquite Schweet’ more like as Tramp Record’s latter-day funky heroes Lucky Brown & The S.G.s return with their latest full-length offering. Brown has been a Tramp regular since 2011 when his Lucky Brown’s Space Dream solo album appeared offering earthy blues and swamp funk, an effort followed by more of the same on 2015’s Mystery Road. The script has been flipped a bit for Mesquite Suite however with
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LUCKY BROWN & THE S.G.’s : ‘Bout To Blow/ Saints & Beggars (Vinyl 7″)

LUCKY BROWN & THE S.G.'s :  'Bout To Blow/ Saints & Beggars (Vinyl 7New Tramp original 45 alert as Lucky Brown makes one of his occasional appearances on the label (in the company of the S.G.’s) with some low-down funky action. A-side ‘Bout To Blow is a stank-ass, horns-led instrumental soul stew about as raw as they make it which builds slowly from guitar chanks, adds in the bass and drums and finally keys and horns. B-side Saints & Beggars
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TRAMP RECORDS: Movements 9

TRAMP RECORDS:  Movements 9There’s no letting the grass grow under Tramp Records’ feet as they ensure that barely a month of the new year goes by before they unleash their first comp. in the form of Movements 9. As regular MB readers will known, Tramp’s raison d’etre is guardianship of rare and lost African American music from the sixties and seventies and this LP
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TRAMP RECORDS: Feeling Nice Vol. 4 (2017)

TRAMP RECORDS: Feeling Nice Vol. 4 (2017)Rating: ★★★★★ If you thought there was only time for one more big-ass rare groove retrospective from Tramp Records before the end of the year with their Countdown To Soul you are sorely (but also happily) mistaken for that honour goes to this – Feeling Nice Vol. 4 – the latest instalment in one of the label’s longest running series. As always, the focus is on the funk and, as always, the
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TRAMP RECORDS: Countdown To Soul (2017)

TRAMP RECORDS:  Countdown To Soul Rating: ★★★★★ Some might feel that launching a new compilation series when you’ve already got multiple vintage funk, soul, rnb and jazz ones on the go is a bridge too far. And it’s certainly true that Tramp are currently spinning myriad plates – Feeling Nice for example, not to mention Movements, Praise Poems, Santa’s Funk & Soul Christmas Party, the Story Of… artist-
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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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