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Doktu Rhute Muuzic (Roy Hytower)I'm In Your Corner/Tip Jar ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... $3.99
Funky new work from Dotku Rhute Muuzic – the artist formerly known as Roy Hytower, who gave us some great funky blues on the Chicago scene of the 70s! The groove here is right up there with Roy's old work – tight, gritty, and a great mix of southern soul elements and west side grit – put together with a feel that's much more vintage than you might expect! (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Eminent StarsBar Shift/Brown Thang ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
A fantastic mix of deep soul and hard funk – of the sort we first heard in the early records of Lee Fields! The Eminent Stars here have a great singer on "Bar Shift" – vocalist Bruce James, who brings in a real old school southern style to the lyrics – while the group themselves move up and down the scale in a flurry of riffing guitar, fast bass, and blasting horns! "Brown Thang" is an instrumental, which really lets the combo show off their chops – a tune with some nice conga at the core, giving the whole thing a sweet Chicano funk sort of vibe! (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Hi Fly OrchestraMo Slow/Sweet Honey Bee ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2006. New Copy ... $4.99
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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VariousContemporary Jazz – A Fine Selection Of Some Of Today's Most Exciting Independent Jazz Bands From All Over The World ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2010. New Copy ... $5.99
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) CD

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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 ... $13.99
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 12.99

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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 ... $12.99
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 13.99

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✨✧ Dokkerman & The Turkeying FellazMango Season/Snake Bite ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2016. Used ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ KutimangoesMade In Africa (with bonus download) ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We loved The Kutimangoes last time around, but we love them even more on this sweet second set – a record that, as the title implies, was recorded in Burkina Faso, with a killer sound that really opens up their groove! The music is Afro Funk at the core, but has lots of jazz inflections throughout – and maybe a sense of grit that you're not as likely to find in some of the more polished records of the genre – almost as if the group's reaching out for ready elements outside of the studio setting, and fold them into their rhythms with effortless ease. There's a complexity to the trombone and saxes that is especially nice – richer than the usual horn blasts – and some of the Fender Rhodes lines seem to follow in a similar mode. Titles include "This Ship Will Sink", "Bamako By Bus", "Red Rain", "Tolma", "Nin Gang", and "Ouagadougou". (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) LP, Vinyl record album
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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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