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TRAMP RECORDS: Movements 10

TRAMP RECORDS: Movements 10Next up from Tramp Records is the latest installment in one of their longest running compilation series’ – Movements 10. A whole two years in the making, this one sees the label’s crew curating tracks that span the period from 1958 all the way up to 1979. Which means that this time the collection encompasses everything from swinging big band R&B, soul-jazz and mod
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TRAMP RECORDS: Gut Funky (The Best Of C.R.S. Records)

TRAMP RECORDS: Gut Funky (The Best Of C.R.S. Records)Rating: ★★★★★ It might have been nearly three years since Tramp last put out a label retrospective, but they remedy that now with new compilation Gut Funky (The Best Of C.R.S. Records) – named after the dirty seventies sister funk of Midnight Madness’s Gut Funky which appears towards the end of the album.  The label itself was the project of Philadelphia record
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THE EMINENT STARS: Bumpin’ On

THE EMINENT STARS: Bumpin' OnRating: ★★★★★ Five years down the road from debut long player Sittin’ In and Holland’s The Eminent Stars are back with a second album Bumpin’ On that very much capitalises on the promise of both that first LP and funk burner single Bar Shift from 2017. And if you’re wondering ‘does that mean a set heavily
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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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