under public law!
playing mostly standard soul and funk tunes, sometimes
I heard those so-called "rare groove"
tracks. I remember exactly when he said: "there
is a new compilation out there called 'the sound
of funk, vol. 1'." the song he played from
it was no other than leroy & the drivers'
"the sad chicken." I was like..."damn,
what the f**k is this!? I must get this compilation."
I bought it only a few days later. immediately
after getting it home, I was hooked to the rare
groove sound. I couldn't believe there were so
many good tracks on one album. damn! Over the
next three years, I bought every compilation released;
the sound of funk, luv 'n' haight, not forgetting
all the bootleg comps, too.
all of these people (my brother, fritz egner,
the desco(later daptone) crew and others) have
influenced me regarding the style and quality
of how good funk should sound. I remember well
when I bought 'the meters' "people say"
45RPM single for 12 deutsch marks (about $8.)
after leaving the shop with the 45 in my hands,
I kept thinking how crazy I was to buy a 7"
single for 10 deutsch marks! funny, ain't it?
and that was only the beginning...
most of my knowledge regarding soul/funk 45s and
albums came from those compilations. you can imagine
that that became costly, but now, several years
later, I am very happy that it happened like that.
I used to run my own monthly club night here in
munich called "shake-a-leg" together
with jerker kluge, beside that I regularly spin
in clubs in germany and all over europe. my musical
interests have developed over the years so that
now I am also collecting afro beat, jazz, folk,
AoR etc. I founded tramp records in late 2003.
so far I have released almost two hundred 45RPM
singles as well as several compilation albums
praise poems (vol.1-6), movements
chant (vol.1&2) and others. furthermore
the following artists released albums on tramp:
hi-fly orchestra (2007/2009), the
qualitons (2010), lucky
brown (2011/2015), the
eminent stars (2013), the
kutimangoes (2014/2016), and jaribu
afrobeat arkestra (2012/2014).
keep watching tramp records as we won't stop releasing
deep and authentic soul, jazz, folk, funk, afro
beat and its different variations in the future!