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out now: tr-177:
jimmy mr. motion lynch - notions of mr. motions / on broadway
   

having started and performed in several vocal groups since high school, jimmy lynch became one of the most influental black comedians on planet earth. during his long career, which still continues to this day, he adapted the funky tramp and mr. motion character to vinyl, selling over a million copies of his multiple comedy albums throughout years. beside being a recording artist, lynch also appeared in some movies of his longtime friend, legendary comedian, rudy ray moore such as dolomite (1975), the human tornado (1976), and petey wheatstraw (1977).

notions of mr. motion and on broadway were originally released back-to-back on 45rpm single on the laval label in the late 1960s. the quality paired with the rarity made us to go for this official re-issue.

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notions of mr. motions
on broadway

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out now: tr-176:
shelley fisher - I'll leave you girl / st. james infirmary
   

shelley fisher is something like a legend within the world of rare funk record collectors. the reason for this is I'll leave you girl (for somebody new), a song which he wrote and released in 1970. backed with an equally great version of the standard st. james infirmary, copies of the original 45rpm single are highly sought after by djs and record collectors.
now everyone can afford to get his hands on this amazing two-sider without paying a small fortune.

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I'll leave you girl
st. james infirmary

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tr-174:
dynamic duke royal - I wanna know / let me prove my love
   

what we do here at tramp records is to (re-)release music that we love, no matter if it is in-demand or not. what counts is the high-quality level of each release. and so we decided to put out many 45rpm single re-issues of tunes which are not sought after but outstanding, at least to our ears. here is another little known beauty which hopefully gets the attention after more than 40 years since its first release.

you can find the detailed story about dynamic duke royal in the liner notes of the wonderful movements vol.6 compilation (tramp tr-9031). go and get it, it's worth it!

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I wanna know
let me prove my love

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tr-173:
bob french's storyville jazz band - y'er comes the funky man / st. james infirmary
   

the storyville jazz band was more than just a combination of particularly talented new orleans jazz musicians. founded by bob french, they released a full length album as well as their sought after 45rpm single y'er comes the funky man b/w st. james infirmary in the early 1970s. in 1977 bob french took over the original tuxedo orchestra from his father albert french. after leading the band for 34 years, bob french performed his final show in summer 2012.
st. james infirmary can also be found on the wonderful movements vol.6 compilation (tramp tr-9031). go and get it, it's worth it!
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y'er comes the funky man
st. james infirmary

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tr-172:
roy porter sound machine - jessica (voc) / (instr)
   

roy porter is best known for playing an important part of the bebop movement in the 1940s. he had played with guitarist teddy bunn and howard mcghee as well as charlie parker on the now classic dial session on 28 march 1946. in 1971 he released jessica, the debut album under roy porter sound machine. we found it a good idea to put the vocal and instrumental versions back to back on one 45rpm single. especially because neither of the two have ever been released on 45, until now!
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jessica (voc)
jessica (instr)

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tr-170:
roy porter sound machine - party time / out on the town tonight (instr)
   

roy porter is best known for playing an important part of the bebop movement in the 1940s. in the late 1960s he began working with a trio which he called roy porter sounds which he later changed to roy porter sound machine. he released two albums as well as some 45s, however the breakbeat monster party time has never been released on 45rpm single, until now!

d
o not miss the two long-players the story of roy porter sound machine (tr-9018) and roy porter sound machine '94 - generation (tr-9028), both available on tramp records.
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party time
out on the town tonight (instr)

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tr-169:
bobby allen & excpetions - soul chicken / lonely christmas tears
   

bobby allen was born in crowley, louisiana. in the early 1960s he started singing with different bands and then he formed the exceptions in around 1968. the first 45rpm single release was please santa bring my baby b/w lonely christmas tears. after that he recorded soul chicken in 1970 at modern music studio in crowley, louisiana. 1500 copies were pressed and sold at local music shops. bobby allen is featured on two tramp compilations, movements vol.5 and santa's funk & soul christmas party vol.2, where you can find more detailed information about him.
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soul chicken
lonely christmas tears

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tr-168:
marie adams & tommy dodson all-stars - that's the way to get along/ you don't know
   

marie adams recording career began in 1952 when she released her first 45rpm single on the peacock label. she then formed the “the three tons of joy” and joined the johnny otis show. they left otis in 1960 to work in and around los angeles. in the early 1960s arie did two solo sessions for small l.a. labels which went unnoticed. she and her sisters joined the johnny otis show again in the early 1970s with whom they remained for most of the 1970s.
do not miss the excellent “movements vol.6” compilation on tramp records which contains that's the way to get along as well as detailed liner notes about marie adams & the tommy dodson all-stars.
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that's the way to get along
you don't know

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tr-167:
carole veal - h'way of love
   

despite having released a 45rpm single on a quite big philadelphia label, carolyn veal's lone 45 on the virgin island based ditanfra label has remained totally obscure until now. while both releases contain the same a-side, h'way of love is only to be found on the ditanfra pressing.
this re-issue 45rpm single is a bonus item and is only available with the first copies of the vinyl edition of the feeling nice vol.2 compilation album.

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h'way of love

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tr-166:
filet of soul - do your own thing / sweet lovin'
   

the filet of soul released their debut single do your own thing b/w sweet lovin' on the dynamic sound label in 1969. the a-side can be also found on the compilation album titled feeling nice vol.2 (tr-9026). we would like to encourage you to check it out as it contains interesting information about the band and, of course, simply good music.
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do your own thing
sweet lovin'

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tr-164:
rudy lambert - love / let's stick together
   

johnny heartsman was one of those legendary characters. the veteran bay area bluesmen spoke of him with awe and reverence. they talked about a man who played on hundreds of 45s from the mid 1950s until the late 1960s. heartsman was a master guitar and keyboard player, a fine arranger, and subtle vocalist. he could let loose on the organ as well as flute, the latter he proves on rudy lambert's amazing double-sider which was released on the tiny club 7 label some time in the late 1960s.
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love
let's stick together

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tr-163:
len & p.a.'s - soul block / believe me
   

bobby rush has built a strong reputation in the blues world. in the early 1970s he had his first hit record titled chicken heads. however he was active a long time before this particular song. in the mid/late 1960s he already released 45s under his own name, but also produced other artists including the totally obscure len & the p.a.'s. their sole 45rpm single soul block b/w believe me was released on bobby's own rush label in around 1968. for all deep-funk fans out there, soul block has been recently featured on the compilation album feeling nice vol.2 (trlp/cd-9027), compiled by Daniel Wanders.
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soul block
believe me

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tr-162:
carole veal - h'way of love
   

milwaukee, wisconsin had a vibrant r&b scene in the 1960s. one of those bands was little gregory & the concepts. they released their one and only 45rpm single on the lompri label in 1969. the concepts later reduced to a smaller group and enjoyed their biggest success around 1972. for more information check the liner notes of the compilation album feeling nice vol.2 (trlp/cd-9027) which contains get away!!.
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get away!!
look, and you'll see

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tr-161:
wayne carter - mad mouth woman / wahoo, wahoo, wahoo
   

in the early 1970s wayne carter recorded these two beautiful sides together with drummer virgil "pat" patton and saxophonist luther taylor. wayne was a supper club musician, which meant, "funk was not permitted." this standard precluded him from selling his record at gigs. so he tucked his records away, handing out a few to friends and family without any professional distribution. this is probably the reason why any of his three 45rpm singles are so damn hard to find nowadays. it was high-time for a re-issue of his two finest recordings, and here you go!
wahoo, wahoo, wahoo and mad mouth woman are also featured on the 12" ep wayne carter & the organ twisters (mootrey's studio ms-9022).
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mad mouth woman
wahoo, wahoo, wahoo

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