Various Artists - Movements Vol 8Tramprecords
The Bravarian based label Tramp records return with their long running series entitled "Movements". Volume eight showcases eighteen tracks of the rarest of rare soul music. Comprised of a variety of unsung artists displaying notable skills yet never gaining a mainstream audience. Among the highlights are the soul jazz tune "Slow Down" by veteran vocalist Howlett Smith. "Don't Give A Damn" is down home soul from the King Cain Silvertone Band. Vibraphonist Ulysses Crockett delivers some tasty soul jazz with "Sunshine Superman". Just when you think they have unearthed all the hidden gems they dig even deeper. There's much more to savor here and while you're enjoying it you can be sure that volume nine isn't far behind.
Reg Dancy, 06/16