The New Hope Project - "Love In Disguise (Space Love)"
Water Brother - "Oh Brother"
Daybreak - "Que Lavanja"
Edmund Sullivan - "A Blind Man Who Can See"
Review: TRAMP Records' compilations are invariably excellent, with the German imprint often choosing to ignore tried-and-tested tunes in favour of a mixture of sought-after rarities, slept-on gems and unusual, off-kilter recordings. Their latest collection, which focuses on "deep, soulful jazz and funk" from the '70s, keeps up this entertaining and ear-pleasing trend. Highlights are plentiful throughout, from the sun-soaked samba-jazz brilliance of Stevens, Scott & Dee's "Brazilica", and the low-slung rhythm and blues shuffle of Jerry Sandifer's "Low Down Soul", to the folksy, Rotary Connection style folk-jazz goodness of "An Empty Wind" by Blackdog and the righteous release of the Kats' Hammond-heavy "Wear Me Out".
The New Philadelphians - "The Mustang" (part 1 & 2)
The Kats - "Under The Covers"
Ronny Pellers Satin Sound - "Coming Home Baby"
The Lido - "Evil Ways"
Herb Crawford Jazz Ensemble - "Title Town"
The Runningboards - "Louisville Assembly Plant"
Brazada - "El Mexicano"
The Headliners - "Little Sister" (part 1 & 2)
Victoria - "Body Wave"
Maxwell - "Radiation Funk"
Starfoxx - "Oh Linda"
Review: A warm welcome back to TRAMP's flagship compilation series "Movements", a long-running institution that brings together rare finds from the German label's crate-digging chiefs. As with its predecessors, this tenth volume is an eclectic affair that's presented in chronological order (IE oldest tracks first, newest last). There are far too many highlights to mention, though our current favourites include the swinging soul-jazz of Phylis Hendricks' "My Man", the fiery, Mod-style rhythm and blues of "Coming Home Baby" by Ronny Pellers Satin Sound, the dancefloor-focused Latin soul brilliance of The Lido's "Evil Ways" and the superb soul-funk obscurity that is the Headliners "Little Sister (Part 1 & 2)".