Published on February 10th, 2018 | by Sid Wesley0
Tramp Records – Movements Vol.9
Tramp Records is a label based in Germany and although it is currently only small in stature, it boasts one very extensive and hugely impressive back catalogue of music. The imprint specialises in Funk, Soul, Jazz, Folk, Disco, Rare Groove and Afro Beat, with the main focus being on 1960/1970’s African American music and much of what you’ll find can only be found on Tramp Records. All of the music you can find from them is available digitally and a majority of it is available on CD and Vinyl. They do in fact have a dedicated page for their 45’s releases on Bandcamp which can be found by Clicking Here.
Our first introduction to the kind of jaw-dropping sounds Tramp Records consistently release is volume 9 of their ‘Movements’ album series. The series as a whole is made up of over 100 tracks and 18 of those can be found on this most recent offering.
Like all of the previous volumes, this ninth volume contains rare groove nuggets recorded between the early 1960s and the late 1970s. Listed chronologically, the album features several classy cover versions including ‘Fever’ by Gee Gee Shinn & The Boogie Kings, ‘I’m A Woman’ by Connie Kaye Trio and The Counts and Oscar Brown Jr.’s ‘Brother, Where Are You?’.
Also featured are a slightly jazzier selection of tracks from Bus Brown, Earl Demus and Chuck Finney, the Latin Soul of ‘Cho Cho San’ by Hummingbird 4 and a bevvy of pre-disco tracks from the mid-to-late 1970s that bring the album to a close. ‘Movements Vol.9’ is an essential purchase for any music lover of a proper retro sound.
If you’re a fan of any of the styles mentioned and you’re yet to discover Tramp Records, it’s going to feel like all your birthdays have come at once when you discover the quality music you can add to your collections.
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