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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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LUCKY BROWN: Mystery Road (2015)

Mystery Road Lucky BrownRating: ★★★★★ Mystery Road is the follow-up to 2011’s Lucky Brown’s Space Dream and finds Mr Lucky Brown still bowling happily down the retro funky soul blacktop with even greater gusto than before. This project is comprised of a series of tracks all apparently intended as 45 singles and all played with a different band. Anyone familiar with Tramp will be aware of the label’s curation of
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VARIOUS: The Funky Side of Goldband/ ANLA Records (2014)

The Funky Side Of Goldband ANLA Tramp RecordsRating: ★★★★★ If anyone’s doing more than Tramp Records to preserve the legacy of rare and overlooked funk and soul at the moment, the monkey doesn’t know about them and they should probably get in touch. But since Tramp are still very much digging, the good stuff is still coming and despite the year being well on the way to a close, the label has still managed to hand in a
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REVEREND CLEATUS & THE SOUL SAVIOURS: Soul Saviour Stew (2014) Vinyl re-release

Soul Saviour Stew Reverend Cleatus Soul SavioursStrolling to check the MB post the other day, I discovered Reverend Cleatus had turned up with the mail. It transpires that a welcome re-release of the short-lived Reverend Cleatus & The Soul Saviours‘ only full length album Soul Saviour Stew was in the offing. The monkey was all set to swing into posting action as the news spread through MB Towers when funky monkeyboxing tea lady Loretta
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