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Freestyle - mixed by Tobias Kirmayer (Tramp Records)



tobias kirmayer freestyle
Freestyle - mixed by Tobias Kirmayer (Tramp Records)
(MP3 podcast on ParisDJs.com) 2007-06-12

Info :
Today we are celebrating the release of a brand new supa-funky compilation, "This Is My Thing", on the famous (in our book) german deep funk label Tramp Records, run by Tobias Kirmayer. Expect a full Tramp Records discography on our Tru Thoughts obsession website (with a lot of info on today's nu-jazz and deep funk scene) later this week...

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Tracklisting :
01. House Guests - My Mind Set Me Free Pt.2
(from 'My Mind Set Me Free' 7 inch, 1972 / House Guests)
02. Whitefield Bros. - The Bastard
(from 'In The Raw' 7 inch, Soul Fire / 2001)
03. The Mohawks - Give Me Some
(from 'Give Me Some More' 7 inch, 1970 / Pama Supreme)
04. Phirpo Y Sus Caribes - Comencemos
(from 'Let's Start' 7 inch, 2007 / Soundway)
05. Crate Soul Brothers - Flyin' Down To Rio
(from 'Various- Panorama album taster#1' 12 inch, 2004 / Perfect Toy)
06. Free the Robots - Jazzhole
(from 'Free The Robots' 12 inch, 2006 / Elsewhere Studios)
07. Fresh Mark & Black Hawk - I Got The Number
(from 'I Got The Number' 7 inch, 2007 / Number Nine Records)
08. Levert Allison - Sugar Daddy
(from 'You Made A World' 7 inch, 1970 / Elbejay)
09. Billy Garner - Brand New Girl
(from 'Super Funk 2' compilation, 2001 / BGP)
10. Slim & The Soulful Saints - Fish Head
(from 'Fish Head' 7 inch, 1970 / Cal)
11. The Boogoos - Bubbles Part 2
(from 'Bubbles' 7 inch, 2007 / Tramp Records)
12. Phirpo Y Sus Caribes - Comencemos
(from 'Let's Start' 7 inch, 2007 / Soundway)
13. The Souljazz Orchestra - Mista President/Insurrection
(from 'Mista President' 7 inch, 2007 / Do Right! Music)
14. Ugly Duckling - Dizzy VS Andy
(from 'Bang For A Buck' album, 2005 / Handcuts)
15. Rubberneck - As If
(from 'As If EP' CD-Single, 2004 / Jazz Girl)
16. Delinquent Habits - Another Fix
(from 'Delinquent Habits' album, 1996 / RCA)

Artworks :
House Guestswhitefield brothersthe mowhawksPhirpo Y Sus CaribesPanorama EPFree The RobotsFresh Mark and Black HawkLevert AllisonSuper Funk 2Slim and the Soulful SaintsThe BoogoosPhirpo Y Sus CaribesThe Souljazz OrchestraUgly DucklingRubberneck SmooveDelinquent Habits

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Credits :
Selected and mixed by Tobias Kirmayer (tramprecords.com)
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Djouls (timec.net)

House Guests
01. House Guests - My Mind Set Me Free Pt.2
(from 'My Mind Set Me Free' 7 inch, 1972 / House Guests)

Tracklisting :
A1. My Mind Set Me Free (Part I)
B1. My Mind Set Me Free (Part II)

Links :
Also available on the 'Absolute Funk Vol.3' compilation, 2006 / Body & Soul

Info :
This is a Funk 45 by House Guests a.k.a. Bootsy Collins, Catfish Collins, Frank Waddy, Philippe Wynne and Rufus Allen. Part 1 was available on the "Movements 2" compilation by Tobias Kirmayer on Perfect Toy Records.

This is none other than the legendary William "Bootsy" Collins and his older brother Phelps "Catfish" Collins. They started out as the Pacemakers and were found in their hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio by JB's production manager, Bud Hobgood. The House Guest was the group they formed after they left James Brown and before they joined the P-Funk family. This 45 is a hard-hitting fusion of those two styles of funk.


whitefield brothers
02. Whitefield Bros. - The Bastard
(from 'In The Raw' 7 inch, Soul Fire / 2001)

Tracklisting :
A1. In The Raw (2:35)
B1. The Bastard (3:05)

Info :
The Whitefield Brothers is one of many pseudonyms of the famous godfathers of the current deep funk revival scene, The Poets Of Rhythm. Check their discography on Ninja-Obsession.net.
This 7 inch was compiled on CD on "Various - Grazing in The Trash Vol.2 - The Soul Fire Funk 45 Collection" (Soul Fire SFCD302, 2002-02).


the mowhawks
03. The Mohawks - Give Me Some
(from 'Give Me Some' 7 inch, 1970 / Pama Supreme SUP 207)

Links :
Pama Supreme discography : xs4all.nl/~tapirs/supreme7.htm

Info :
The Mohawks were a band formed from session musicians and fronted by the undisputed king of Library music composers and famous Hammond player, Alan Hawkshaw.

In 1968, Mr. Hawkshaw and a collection of studio folk recorded an LP and a series of 45s for the Pama/Supreme labels in the UK, under the nom de guerre 'The Mohawks'. The most famous number they laid down was 'The Champ', a not so reworked, as re-spelled version of 'Tramp' that has since become a huge favorite of the Hammond and breakbeat crowds (having been sampled at least 40 times by Eric B and Rakim, Big Daddy Kane and De La Soul among others). They had some 45s ('The Champ' & "Baby Hold On') issued in the US on the Cotillion label (not too hard to find, but not cheap either), and in Europe on the Philips label.

Hawkshaw, who spent most of the 60's as an in demand studio player (Tom Jones, Cliff Richard, Donovan, Dusty Springfield et al), and then as a backing musician for the Shadows in the 60's and 70's, did some of his best work recording the aforementioned "Library" music for the KPM, DeWolfe and Chappell companies. The Mohawks side project was successful diversion (with Hawkshaw working under the alias "Morris Hawk").

They ended up on the Pama/Supreme labels, which had previously been home mostly to soul and reggae acts, and their 45s are all worth picking up, and if you can find the ultra-rare and oft bootlegged LP, you are a lucky bastard. Hawkshaw also recorded and released similar material under the guise of the Salon Band and Rumplestiltskin around the same time.
(from Funky 16 Crorners blog)


Phirpo Y Sus Caribes
04. Phirpo Y Sus Caribes - Comencemos
(from 'Comencemos' 7 inch, 2007 / Soundway)

Tracklisting :
A1. Phirpo Y Sus Caribes - Comencemos 2:37 | MP3 sample
B1. Lito Barrientos Y Su Orquesta - Cumbia En Do Menor 2:46 | MP3 sample

Info :
Killer Colombian Funk! Phirpo Y Sus Caribes were a mysterious band from Medellin who recorded this blistering cover version of Fela's 'Let's Start' - an Afro Latin Funk masterpiece! (This track is exclusive to the 45) Lito Barrientos - originally from El Salvador - toured Colombia from the 50's to the 70's, where he produced this Cumbia classic that gets people out of their seats wherever its played! (Also featured on the Soundway Album 'Colombia! the Golden Years of Discos Fuentes, the Powerhouse of Colombian Music, 1960-1976').


Panorama EP
05. Crate Soul Brothers - Flyin' Down To Rio
(from 'Various- Panorama album taster#1' 12 inch, 2004 / Perfect Toy)

Tracklisting :
A1. Kresho - Tumbao . Zagreb
A2. Crate Soul Brothers - Flyin' Down To Rio
B1. Klasick - Happy Dayz

Press Release :
The initial idea of Crate Soul Brothers came from the Hungarian DJ duo Keyser & Shuriken (Tibor Mozsik and Gábor Vályi) who wanted to form an open collective of producers and musicians. In 2001 they teamed up with their DJ and producer friend Ambrus Tövisházi (Erik Sumo) who left the formation in early 2005. Keyser & Shuriken have been DJing together for a couple of years. During the years they've spent behind the decks they have built reputations as fanatic record collectors and selectors of old and nu jazz, bossa breaks, rare grooves, easy listening, crime funk, afro beat, latinaires and a wide selection of chilled out sounds from the past and present. They have dj'd all around Hungary, Europe and the USA.
Crate Soul Brothers have a weekly radio program each Thursday evening on the legendary Budapest-based non-profit Radio Tilos.

Links :
blog.tilos.hu/cratesoul
discogs.com/artist/Crate+Soul+Brothers
myspace.com/perfecttoyrecords
Download the track on their MySpace page : myspace.com/djkeyser


Free The Robots
06. Free the Robots - Jazzhole
(from 'Free The Robots' 12 inch, 2006 / Elsewhere Studios)

Tracklisting:
A1. Listen to the Future
A2. Diary
A3. Jazzhole
B1. Yoga Fire
B2. Lonely Traveler
B3. Session Two

Info :
From Elsewhere comes Free the Robots, A balance of everything that is music. The Robot sound pays homage to the past with a drive for the future blending elements of Jazz, Electronica, Bossanova, Experimental, Hip-Hop, Soul, Psychedelic, Rock, Noise etc...

Links :
Discography : timec.net/ninjatune/index.php/Free-the-robots
myspace.com/freetherobots
elsewherestudios.com


Fresh Mark and Black Hawk
07. Fresh Mark & Black Hawk - I Got The Number
(from 'I Got The Number' 7 inch, 2007 / Number Nine Records)

Tracklisting :
A1. Fresh Mark & Black Hawk - I Got The Number" (vocal mix) | mp3 sample
B1. Black Hawk (feat. The Soul Investigators) - I Got The Number" (instrumental) | mp3 sample

Links :
timmion.com/records/IGotTheNumber.aspx

Press Release :
Pretty unknown to this day, Fresh Mark and Black Hawk are two new producers of superfunky HipHop grooves which hopefully attract more attention in the near future. Their first release is in fact something special. The vocal version of 'I Got The Number' has a typical deep funk feel combined with rough mc-ing over the top. The instrumental side is a collaboration with one of the finest deep funk bands ever came out of Europe, The Soul Investigators.

from Dustygroove.com :
A great bit of old school hip hop -- served up with plenty of funky 45 touches! Fresh Mark have a relation to some of the recent work coming out from Tramp Records -- and although the style here is hip hop, circa 1982, the overall presentation has plenty of deep funk spirit! Drums are hard, guitars are sharp, and horns are loud -- and the playful lyrics have a great back and forth sort of feel that matches the pastiche of rhythms and scratches on the tune!


Levert Allison
08. Levert Allison - Sugar Daddy
(from 'You Made A World' 7 inch, 1970 / Elbejay)

Tracklisting :
A1. You Made A World
B1. Sugar Daddy

Links :
Biography : sirshambling.com/artists/L/levert_allison.htm

Info :
"Sugar Daddy" is a too-sexy-for-radio funky soul item by Levert Allison (Gene's brother) and Johnny Jones lays down nasty guitar over a horn-led band. Levert now tours with The Dixie Travelers gospel group.

Available on the "Absolute Funk 4" compilation.


Super Funk 2
09. Billy Garner - Brand New Girl
(from 'Super Funk 2' compilation, 2001 / BGP)

Tracklisting :

Info :
This track can be found on the BGP release 'Super Funk 2' (CDBGPD 137) and on the BGP release 'Dave Halmilton's Detroit Funk' (CDBGPD 177). A 45 was released in 2000 as a promo for "Super Funk 2", limited to 500 copies, and features "One Monkey Can't Stop The Show" by Jacqueline Jones.

More info :
As noted in the liner notes to Dave Hamilton's Detroit Funk, not much is known about Billy Garner, whose "Super Duper Love" was covered by teen British soul chanteuse Joss Stone on her hit Soul Sessions album. "I Got Some," a New Day 45, is well-known to rare funk fans, in no small part due to its inclusion in DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist's classic Brainfreeze. Garner's soulful singing and the slinky groove Hamilton puts down captures the sexiness of the song to good effect. "Brand New Girl" had not seen the light of day until the Ace guys got a hold of it. The impact on them was so great that they put it out as a Beat Gone Public single and included it on one of the Super Funk discs (a single edit of the song has been recently located by the Ace guys and appears on the Detroit Funk comp, but the full version is better and is included here). The single immediately became a dancefloor sensation, and for good reason. This is the real funk, with Garner channeling James Brown in his performance and Hamilton and the band laying out a fast and furious groove (dig how the stop-time sections hit like a brick, and check out Hamilton's guitar solo). It's one of the injustices of the soul record world that this one didn't come out. It's lightning in a bottle and I cannot imagine that it would not make significant noise on early '70s radio. But fortunately we can enjoy it today!
(from stepfatherofsoul.blogspot.com)


Slim and the Soulful Saints
10. Slim & The Soulful Saints - Fish Head
(from 'Fish Head' 7 inch, 1970 / Cal)

Info :
"Fish" Fendley grew up in Red Level, Alabama; "Slim" Barnes grew up less than thirty miles away, in Brantley. The two shared a musical upbringing steeped in the blues and country, and settled into their instruments – saxophone and guitar, respectively – by their early teens. The two first met in their late teens, when "Slim" came to play in Red Level with a seasoned musician named Willie Charles "Henry" Perry. An unfortunate incident – Perry got hitched – lead to a change in the band's personnel and "Fish" took over the reigns. Larry Fendley and The Swinging Combo boasted "Marcus Daniels and Stanford Barnes, and the Wild, Wild Guitars".

The two eventually parted company, but regrouped again in January 1970 – this time in Montgomery, as Slim and The Soulful Saints. "Slim," by this time smitten by the recording-bug, borrowed money from a local banker and hired musicians to travel with him to Fame Studios, to demo two songs. "Fish Head," an obvious nod to Fendley's writing of the song, owes much to the off-kilter syncopation of the band's only white member, drummer "Champ" Remell. "I didn't even know what syncopation was back then," Fendley now laughs. Slim and The Soulful Saints didn't worry themselves with definition – and created one of Deep Funk's finest moments, as a result.

Recorded early 1970. Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL. Unknown engineer, perhaps Rick Hall.
Stanford "Slim" Barnes (guitar); Lorenzo "Fish" Fendley (tenor saxophone - solo); George Williams (tenor saxophone); Avery Beavers (trumpet); Wilbert Jackson (possible second trumpet or organ); Al Stringer (bass, possible organ); Donnie "Champ" Remmell (drums)
Produced by Stanford Barnes
Originally released on CAL single 200. Released June 4, 1970

Links :
stonesthrow.com/funky16
stonesthrow.com/funky16/slim.html

More info :
This record was recorded in either sixty five or sixty six. there were two pressings, one DJ copy of one thousand and a stock copy for sale of five thousand. The DJ copy was pressed in california and was an expensive injection pressing, while the stock copies were pressed at the same time in Nashville on cheaper vinyl. The pressing factory in California pressed their own labels and made a mistake by not printing DJ copy on the label and made a mistake on the run out groove, they were supposed to put Cordex in the groove, but they put dixie instead, which was the run out groove that was put on the stock copies. This information came from the label owner and I have lots more information about Slim and the Soulful Saints ready to put on www.deepfunk.org in the next week or so, including an interview with the label owner.......
(from funk45.com)

Also available on "Beams Presents The Keb Darge Experience - 14 Super Rare Hammond, Soul, & Funk Monsters From The 60s & 70s" LP (Beams/Goldmine, 1999)


The Boogoos
11. The Boogoos - Bubbles Part 2
(from 'Bubbles' 7 inch, 2007 / Tramp Records)

Tracklisting :
A1. Bubbles pt.1
B1. Bubbles pt.2

Press Release :
The 13 members of the big afro-funk group "The Boogoos" are at home in Munich, Germany, but their sound has definitely other sources :
They are deeply rooted in African funk music by the likes of Fela Kuti or Hugh Masekela, but as well influenced by american soul, funk and jazz of the sixties and seventies. Out of these influences they forge their own unique sound, that can't be found anywhere else.

Singer Zsolt Tokaj wrote this heavy grooving and also beautiful song called "Bubbles". The original studio take lasts for more than 7 minutes, so we had to cut it for the 45 rpm release into two parts. Listen to the strong horn-lines of the five (!) horn-players, the tight rhythm section and the amazing vocals of Zsolt in Part One. Part Two kicks off with an amazing breakbeat intro, exposing the skills of the percussion players, until it comes to the grand finale. DJs will love it, especially the b-side with that monster drum/percussion break half through the song, just perfect for the dancefloor!
If you dig Antibalas or the Timmion crew out of Finland, you will be pleased with this release. Definitely a very exciting mixture of styles which has the world not seen yet.

The Boogoos includes members of the original Poets of Rhythm, The Hi-Fly Orchestra and The Express Brass Band. All those bands have released several LPs/CDs in the field of funk, latin, brazil and traditional new orleans-jazz over the last 10 years.

More info :
A tasty little cooker from the always-trusted Tramp label -- a cut that begins with fierce, full-on horns -- then rolls into a tight-riffing groove topped with some especially great vocals! The sound's a bit like the JBs -- with super-fast vamping that works wonderfully with the horns -- but it's a bit different too, especially given the oddly fluid sound of the singer! He's got a different quality than usual for a deep funk vocalist -- and really makes the single sound great.
(from dustygroove.com)


Phirpo Y Sus Caribes
12. Phirpo Y Sus Caribes - Comencemos
(from 'Comencemos' 7 inch, 2007 / Soundway)


See track 04 above for info


The Souljazz Orchestra
13. The Souljazz Orchestra - Mista President/Insurrection
(from 'Mista President' 7 inch, 2007 / Do Right! Music)

Tracklisting :
A. Mista President (Radio Version) | mp3 sample
B. Insurrection mp3 sample

Links :
CHECK THE ALBUM 'Freedom No Go Die'
souljazzorchestra.com
myspace.com/souljazzorchestra
dorightmusic.com
myspace.com/mydorightmusic

Press Release :
Since 2002, the Ottawa-based band has been keeping the classic sounds of raw, gritty groove alive and well in Canada. Their style combines jazz, funk, African and Latin music with messages touching on politics and spirituality.

The blaring horns, retro keyboards and polyrhythmic beats show the influence of James Brown, Herbie Hancock, Fela Kuti and Tito Puente, but the sound remains refreshingly original. Their stylistic variety is in part due to the diverse musical backgrounds of the band's individual members: jazz, funk, blues, reggae, classical, and traditional Cuban, Brazilian and West African percussion.

"Mista President" evokes not only the spirit of a certain Mr Anikulapo-Kuti, but also a packed Shrine going nuts. 'Insurrection' on the B-side is a more straight-up funk cut that will induce feverish shape throwing wherever it is played.


Ugly Duckling
14. Ugly Duckling - Dizzy VS Andy
(from 'Bang For A Buck' album, 2005 / Handcuts Records Japan)

Tracklisting :
01. Ugly Duckling - Let It Out Download MP3
02. Ugly Duckling - Shoot Your Shot feat. People Under The Stairs Download MP3
03. Ugly Duckling - Left Behind
04. Ugly Duckling - Smack Quicktime Video
05. Ugly Duckling - The Breakdown
06. Ugly Duckling - Einsteins On Stage
07. Ugly Duckling - Yudee! Download MP3
08. Ugly Duckling - Lower The Boom
09. Ugly Duckling - Andy Vs Dizzy
10. Ugly Duckling - Slow The Flow
11. Ugly Duckling - Bang For The Buck
12. Ugly Duckling - The End Of Time

Also available in Australia (CD/2xLP, 2005 / Earshot EAR014CD) and Europe (2006/ All City Music/PIAS ACM1006) with a slightly different tracklisting. Check djouls.com for more info.

Info :
The long awaited new album of Ugly Duckling, the hero of the West Coast underground Hip Hop, is dropping! The energetic and the catchy sound production is still on its way of evolution, and it surely is a stunning party tune album as it shows on the album cover! Also, the People Under The Stairs a.k.a. P.U.T.S., who is also the West Coast's sampling Hip Hop pioneer, is featured on "Shoot Your Shot"!

Links :
uglyduckling.us - Official Website
myspace.com/uglyduckling


Rubberneck Smoove
15. Rubberneck - As If
(from 'As If EP' CD-Single, 2004 / Jazz Girl)

Tracklisting :
01. As If | MP3
02. Jazz Thing
03. Plastic People
04. Stalking You

Links :
myspace.com/rubberneck
rubberneck.org.uk
smoove.dj
myspace.com/smooveacidjazz

Reviews :
The Bunker - #29 11/04 - SINGLE OF THE MONTH
...The original mackem rapper Smoove comes back with his band and knocks a quick one out. Four jazzy and funky tracks with themes covering everything from porn mags to stalkers. The energy of their live performances even come over on this class cd. The band are as tight as a gnats chuff, the vocals are as warm as a hairy pie, and the lyrics are as funny as fuckin' fuck man ya fucky fuck. KS Revolution
(from thisisthenortheast.co.uk/revolution/reviews)

...After the local success of their 2003 debut album The Smell Of Jazz, Rubberneck return with this seriously funked up four-track, The As If EP. Rubberneck combines the quirky hip-hop lyrics of frontman Smoove with jazz guitar and some seriously funky bass and drums. The title track is an "As If" to the frontman's sarcastic words. With lyrics like "I saw the queen take a p**s at a bus stop / respect Vanilla Ice cause he invented hip-hop, as if", and, "men look sexy in Ann Summers thongs / Milly Vanilli sung on all their own songs, as if", it's difficult to contain your laughter. This track kind of sums Rubberneck up, a fantastic and very talented North-East band who get off on good music and laughter. Other tracks on the CD are It's A Jazz Thing, a track about dating a girl because her father has a decent jazz collection, Plastic People and Stalking You.
(sorry can't remember the source of this last review)


Delinquent Habits
16. Delinquent Habits - Another Fix
(from 'Delinquent Habits' album, 1996 / RCA)

Tracklisting :
01. Tres Delinquentes 4:21
02. Lower Eastside 3:48
03. Juvy 3:44
04. What It Be Like 4:01
05. I'm Addicted 3:38
06. The Realm 3:02
07. S.A.L.T. (Sh*t Ain't Like That) 3:32
08. Good Times 3:27
09. Break 'Em Off 3:16
10. What's Real Iz Real 3:56
11. If You Want Some 4:07
12. Another Fix 3:48
13. Underground Connection 4:52
14. When The Stakes Are High 3:31

Links :
delinquenthabits.net
myspace.com/deliquenthabitss

Info :
Delinquent Habits' first studio album. Largely produced by O.G. Style of Delinquent Habits and Sen Dog of Cypress Hill. It was released on June 4, 1996 by RCA. All songs performed by Alex Martinez (O.G. Style), I. Martin (Ives), David L.K. Thomas (Kemo)

Delinquent Habits is a Chicano hip hop group. Formed in 1991, they are known for their Latin-tinged rap, which is both melodic and hardcore. Their first album was executive produced by Cypress Hill member Sen Dog and featured guest appearances by Sen himself as well as Puerto Rican New York City rapper Hurricane G. Their second album, Here Come The Horns, again featured Sen Dog as well as Sen's brother, pioneering Latin rapper Mellow Man Ace. The melodic "Merry Go Round" featured the female singer Michelle. The group chose to focus more on hardcore rap on their fourth offering, "Freedom Band". Their song "Return of the Tres" also featured one of Nike's football Joga Bonito adverts.

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