Review: TRAMP Records continues to delve into the archives of Tyree Glenn, Jr, a Germany-based American funk and soul stalwart whose musical pedigree is immaculate (his father, Tyree Glenn senior, was Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong's trombonist). This tasty "45" serves up two of the four tracks first featured on the thoroughly obscure "Samba Oh Samba" EP in the early 1980s. A-side "Jealous Love" is a killer chunk of multi-coloured P-funk featuring gnarled electric guitar solos and lead vocals by Georg Hahn and Wayne Bartlett. Glenn, Jr handles lead vocals on flipside "Beautiful Woman", a similarly synth-heavy chunk of 1980s electrofunk that also sports a rather fine - if sleazy - sax solo.
Review: Tramp Records has stayed close to home for this release, reissuing two killer cuts from the 1981 album "Mittwochs In Marl" album by Tyree Glenn Jr. While he is American - his father, Glenn senior, was famously Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong's trombonist - Glenn Jr had moved to Germany (where he still resides) around the time that the album was recorded. Lead cut "Superbad" is a genuinely heavy, full-throttle funk beast, with Glenn Jr doing his best James Brown impression over an insatiable groove and rousing sax solos. "Ma(r)l Sehen", on the other hand, is a much more breezy affair - an instrumental jazz-funk outing rich in dueling sax and electric piano solos.