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Lucky BrownLucky Brown's Space Dream ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2011. New Copy ... $12.99
Spacey raw funk from Lucky Brown – perfectly raw and gritty instrumental jams and vocal numbers and some jazz funk heaviness from the man behind The Funk Revolution, Crawdad Farmers and more – one of the more furiously creative figures in the international funk scene! This compilation pulls together hard-to-find/out of print funky 45 tracks recorded with the above named combos, never-before-released funk bombs, and unheard longer versions – the latter of which show a range and a depth only hinted out on funk 45s! it's really great to have all this stuff together as one impeccable set. Includes "Still Listening", "Jesse's Party", "Redbeard", "Don't Go Away",, "Potato Cakes" (Pts 1 & 2), "Deal With It", "She's A Hard Workin' Woman", "Scatterbrain", "Izzy Come, Izzy Go", "Space Dream" and more. CD

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Dokkerman & The Turkeying FellazIllegal Move ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $12.99
A modern funk melting pot from Hungary! Group leader Tamas "Dokkerman" Michelberger is on keyboards, leading a great 9 piece group strongly rooted in gritty 70s funk – heavy drums and fierce bass grooves, and horns that show some love to JBs style funky soul as well as strains of African styled funk, and that extends to the guitars, too – but they're not all dismissive of their richly diverse European heritage. That all makes it sound like there might be too many ingredients, but that's not the case all – the gritty funk at the core holds it together nicely! Strong modern funk on Tramp, which continues to be strong source for both rare vintage and contemporary grooves! Includes "Vigyazz, Kesz, Ot", "Illegal Move", "Plan B", "Beast Chase", "Antilope", "Mango Season", "La Casa En Llamas", "Once", "Snake Bite" and "Tinigondok". CD

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Hi Fly OrchestraHi Fly Stomp/Gettin Down ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2008. New Copy ... $7.99
Jazzy grooves from this up-and-coming combo! "Hi Fly Stomp" is hardly the heavy-footed number you might guess from the title – as the cut moves and grooves with a really fluid feel – a quick-tempo blend of tight horn riffing and snapping bass/drum rhythms! "Getting Down" has a real 60s Blue Note soul jazz feel – and sounds almost like some lost gem from a rare Lee Morgan session! (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) 7-inch, Vinyl record
Also available Hi Fly Stomp/Gettin Down ... 7-inch 1.99

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Hi Fly OrchestraHi Fly Stomp/Gettin Down ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2008. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Jazzy grooves from this up-and-coming combo! "Hi Fly Stomp" is hardly the heavy-footed number you might guess from the title – as the cut moves and grooves with a really fluid feel – a quick-tempo blend of tight horn riffing and snapping bass/drum rhythms! "Getting Down" has a real 60s Blue Note soul jazz feel – and sounds almost like some lost gem from a rare Lee Morgan session! (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) 7-inch, Vinyl record
Also available Hi Fly Stomp/Gettin Down ... 7-inch 7.99

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Hi Fly OrchestraMambo Atomico ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2008. New Copy ... $12.99
The grooviest work so far from the Hi-Fly Orchestra – a set that moves even farther past the sublime territory of their debut, into a really classic blend of soul jazz and Latin rhythms – produced to perfection with a wonderfully solid feel! Instrumentation here is all live – a blend of sax, flute, trombone, Fender Rhodes, piano, and plenty of percussion – all handled with a feel that takes us back to some of our favorite territory on Verve Records from the 60s, those wonderful records that blended elements from the Latin underground with some of the harder jazz leanings of the period – a legacy these guys are happy to add to with their wonderful grooves. Miriam Aida guests on vocals on two cuts, but most titles are instrumental – and tunes include "Afro Boo", "Carioquinha", "Polonesa", "Mrs Shing A Ling", "Hi Fly Stomp", "Mambo Atomico", and a surprisingly groovy cover of "Crosstown Traffic". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hi Fly OrchestraMo Slow/Sweet Honey Bee ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2006. New Copy ... $7.99
Leave it to Tramp Records to make our turntable happy – because both cuts here are totally great! "Mo Slow" is a snapping little jazz number that feels like it was lifted from a mid 60s Lee Morgan album – less the deep funk that the label first gave us years back – and more a soul jazz tune with a great sense of rhythm, and wonderful interplay between trumpet and tenor sax! Not surprisingly, the flipside is a great remake of Duke Pearson's "Sweet Honey Bee" – penned around the same stretch – and done here with a slow-loping flute line that's really great! (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousThis Is My Thing! – Deep Funk/Jazz Breaks/Hip Hop/Afrosoul – Selected By Tobias Kirmayer ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2007. New Copy ... $9.99
Contemporary grooves, but all pretty darn funky – thanks to an excellent track selection by Tobias Kirmayer – the same guy who brought us the excellents Movements collections! A few of the titles here are of older vintage, but most are pulled from the same deep funk underground that Kirmayer services with his Tramp Records label – groups steeped in the styles of the 60s and 70s underground, but who serve up new work that's filled with plenty of funky roots! Despite the wide range of styles promised in the title, most of the titles here are on the grittier side of the spectrum – which is a good thing for us – and even the few tracks that are a bit more programmed still work with plenty of soulful and jazzy elements to keep things real throughout. Titles include "Nothin But A Party" by The Blenders, "Get Clean" by The Nitesounds, "Skins Funk" by Skin Williams & His Dominoes, "Bubbles" by The Boogoos, "Violet" by Hi-Fly Orchestra, "Rhythmo" by Dusty, "Get High" by Dr Sonnenschein, "Barbados Stew" by Caldonia, "First Time Around" by Sagaflex & Rudy Tee, and "Trip To Afrika" by Baccarola. (Funky Compilations, Deep Funk) CD
Also available This Is My Thing! – Deep Funk/Jazz Breaks/Hip Hop/Afrosoul – Selected By Tobias Kirmayer ... LP 11.99

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VariousThis Is My Thing! – Deep Funk/Jazz Breaks/Hip Hop/Afrosoul – Selected By Tobias Kirmayer ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2007. New Copy ... $11.99
Contemporary grooves, but all pretty darn funky – thanks to an excellent track selection by Tobias Kirmayer – the same guy who brought us the excellents Movements collections! A few of the titles here are of older vintage, but most are pulled from the same deep funk underground that Kirmayer services with his Tramp Records label – groups steeped in the styles of the 60s and 70s underground, but who serve up new work that's filled with plenty of funky roots! Despite the wide range of styles promised in the title, most of the titles here are on the grittier side of the spectrum – which is a good thing for us – and even the few tracks that are a bit more programmed still work with plenty of soulful and jazzy elements to keep things real throughout. Titles include "Nothin But A Party" by The Blenders, "Get Clean" by The Nitesounds, "Skins Funk" by Skin Williams & His Dominoes, "Bubbles" by The Boogoos, "Violet" by Hi-Fly Orchestra, "Rhythmo" by Dusty, "Get High" by Dr Sonnenschein, "Barbados Stew" by Caldonia, "First Time Around" by Sagaflex & Rudy Tee, and "Trip To Afrika" by Baccarola. (Funky Compilations, Deep Funk) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available This Is My Thing! – Deep Funk/Jazz Breaks/Hip Hop/Afrosoul – Selected By Tobias Kirmayer ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Castor PolluxVoodoo/Gimme Love ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2006. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly one of the funkiest combos currently working on the planet – heard here in 2 killers numbers that boom with incredible sound! "Voodoo" is a real monster – a track that will have your speakers rumbling off the shelf from the bass, then hitting the floor while the lyrics screech out and some madly-tuned horns cut the whole track to ribbons! "Gimme Love" is equally hard and funky – weirdly skittish on the beats – but in a great dubby way that makes the track sound like an east coast funky 45 produced in Kingston! (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Reverend Cleatus & The Soul SavioursMo' Deep/Paper Cut ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2008. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bad-stepping funk from Reverend Cleatus & The Soul Saviours – one of the hippest combos cooking on Tramp Records these days! "Mo Deep" is a cut that really puts its bass foot forward – a bumping bassline that set's the tune for the tune instantly, and leaves the guitar, Hammond, and horn bits all free to really do their thing as the track moves on! "Paper Cut" is even slower and sharper-edged – a really slow funk number, but one with drums that are wonderfully heavy – making the tune quite dark at points, especially in comparison to some lighter keyboard lines! (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Dokkerman & The Turkeying FellazMango Season/Snake Bite ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The bassline alone is enough to make us love "Mango Season" – these deft chunks of sound that rumble up from the bottom in perfect formation – while a riffing, scratching guitar paves the way for some great percussion and horns! "Snake Bite" is equally tasty, but a lot slower – with drums doing all of the force in this badass stepping sort of groove – while keyboards come down with the rhythms in a massive sort of way! (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Kaleta & Zozo AfrobeatCountry Of Guns ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2008. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hypnotic grooves from Kaleta – a searing set of Afrobeat titles that really burns with a lot of energy! There's a complexity here that goes beyond most other contemporary Afro Funk ensembles – one that takes especial joy in the solo parts, which are really well-crafted, and have an almost jazz-like sophistication at times – especially on the reed parts. But the complexity never gets in the way of the rhythms, either – as these are right on the money, and a great balance between African roots and funkier elements – every bit what we'd expect from a release on the mighty Tramp Records label! LP features 4 long tracks – "Get Up", "Baba Nla Iya", "Shake Your Nyansh", and "Fimile". (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousContemporary Jazz – A Fine Selection Of Some Of Today's Most Exciting Independent Jazz Bands From All Over The World ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An even hipper volume than the Contemporary Funk collection from the folks at Tramp Records – and a mighty testament to the mindblowing jazz coming out of the global underground in recent years! Not long ago, if contemporary combos played older jazz modes, they'd usually head for straight soul jazz of the organ/tenor variety, of familiar funk from the 70s CTI scene. But here, the groups are touching on a wide range of really wonderful music – bits of spiritual jazz and more complicated elements, kind of a post-Coltrane style that's really brilliant, and carried off with some of the best traces of the Impulse Records generation! Some of the names are familiar, but others are new to us – and together, the tracks on the collection work together wonderfully well – a truly illuminating batch of music that's a lot deeper than you might expect. Titles include "Starlings Talk" by Deep Jazz, "Rockridge Kids" by Eli Sundelson, "A Vision (part 1)" by Das Goldene Zeitaler, "Bodhisvattva Wonderful Sound" by Cultures Of Rhythm, "A Child Runs Free" by Primo & The Groupe, "Senor Blues" by Wayne Bartlett, "Sweet Tater Pie" by Nick Rossi Set, "Getting Down" by Hi Fly Orchestra, and "Hier Kommt Die Laterne" by Hipnosis. (Funky Compilations, Deep Funk) LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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