mystery deep funk acetate from new york

upskibooupskiboo 2,396 Posts
edited April 2006 in Strut Central
my boy N*ck unearthed this during one of his family visits to brooklyn, he always brings back heat...no info found on this, was it ever released ???early 70s instrumental funk, real dope!

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  • mannybolonemannybolone 15,030 Posts
    Somewhere, Keb Darge is readying an offer.

  • akoako 3,409 Posts
    sound please?

  • upskibooupskiboo 2,396 Posts
    sound please?

    yeah, i'll post a mp3 later on today, condition is far from mint but the music is a bit along the lines of Sly Stone's Thank You

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    is that my name on it????


    , K.

  • upskibooupskiboo 2,396 Posts
    listening to the acetate its pretty much a funk band working on a groove, here's acouple of bars:

    http://s52.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3P5OHT2IQKMAF1IU7M4KCW8X8M

    (i couldnt resist re-editing just a little bit)

  • noreillenoreille 270 Posts

  • crazypoprockcrazypoprock 1,037 Posts
    that doesn't sound VG+! wait wrong thread.

    very nice cut...works just fine as an instrumental (with rhythm tracks and horns of course). very competent playing...wonder who the band is?

  • ariel_calmerariel_calmer 3,762 Posts
    dope stuffs, thanks for posting! Wish other douds would post their super rares rather than keep them in the


  • djrdjr 511 Posts


    not bad - I like that bit of feedback near the end.

  • PABLOPABLO 1,921 Posts
    That's Midnight Movers or Soul Runners or something. I think I still have that in my meager 45 collection, not rare I'm afraid.
    Somebody with the info will pop up soon.

  • bull_oxbull_ox 5,056 Posts
    That's Midnight Movers or Soul Runners or something. I think I still have that in my meager 45 collection, not rare I'm afraid.
    Somebody with the info will pop up soon.

    I don't recognize it, and if its something common it must be retitled cuz I tried searching everywhere it should be and came up with nada.

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    That's Midnight Movers or Soul Runners or something. I think I still have that in my meager 45 collection, not rare I'm afraid.
    Somebody with the info will pop up soon.

    I don't recognize it, and if its something common it must be retitled cuz I tried searching everywhere it should be and came up with nada.

    I'll second DigDug, never heard that before.

    K.

  • swopeswope 15 Posts
    That's That Ramrods doing "Soul Express" pts. 1&2 (same dudes who did the Soul Train theme song). I have it on the Rampage label....that's a crazy label, never seen it on that one before.

  • karlophonekarlophone 1,697 Posts
    this is my grandfathers band i have been seeking this record since 1969 when he disappeared plaese to help me find this record it will make my grandmother so happy

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    I lied.

    K.

  • PABLOPABLO 1,921 Posts
    That's That Ramrods doing "Soul Express" pts. 1&2

    A HREF=http://funk45.com/rm/ramrods,_the_-_soul_express_pt1.ram BORDER=0>IMG SRC=http://www.marksimonson.com/images/more-bingo.jpg>/A>

  • BigSpliffBigSpliff 3,266 Posts
    Deep funk?

  • BreakSelfBreakSelf 2,925 Posts
    That's That Ramrods doing "Soul Express" pts. 1&2 (same dudes who did the Soul Train theme song). I have it on the Rampage label....that's a crazy label, never seen it on that one before.

    Agreed, though the mix that's posted is a version w/ horns that don't appear on the Rampage issue (as far as I can recall).

    Though I don't know much about his personal history, I seem to remember hearing that the Bob who works at People's Records here in Detroit used to be in the Ramrods. I was always under the impression that the Ramrods recorded locally, as it seems like Bob has been around forever. Bell had strong ties to Michigan through the licensing of Al Green(e)'s first records, as well as through their involvement with local labels like Art Beagle's "Palmer", so I suppose it's feasible that it was recorded here and then sent to NY to be presseds. In any case, I'll see what Bob has to say about it.

  • upskibooupskiboo 2,396 Posts
    Thanks to killallhippies for sending me this cleaned up version:

    http://download.yousendit.com/CFF5DFB02D958D03

  • upskibooupskiboo 2,396 Posts
    That's That Ramrods doing "Soul Express" pts. 1&2

    A HREF=http://funk45.com/rm/ramrods,_the_-_soul_express_pt1.ram BORDER=0>IMG SRC=http://www.marksimonson.com/images/more-bingo.jpg>/A>

    wow, i would really like to hear that Ramrods track, is it possible for anyone to post a mp3 ?

  • meatyogremeatyogre 2,080 Posts
    That's That Ramrods doing "Soul Express" pts. 1&2

    A HREF=http://funk45.com/rm/ramrods,_the_-_soul_express_pt1.ram BORDER=0>IMG SRC=http://www.marksimonson.com/images/more-bingo.jpg>/A>

    wow, i would really like to hear that Ramrods track, is it possible for anyone to post a mp3 ?

    Try here

  • SoulhawkSoulhawk 3,197 Posts
    That's That Ramrods doing "Soul Express" pts. 1&2 (same dudes who did the Soul Train theme song). I have it on the Rampage label....that's a crazy label, never seen it on that one before.

    Agreed, though the mix that's posted is a version w/ horns that don't appear on the Rampage issue (as far as I can recall).

    Though I don't know much about his personal history, I seem to remember hearing that the Bob who works at People's Records here in Detroit used to be in the Ramrods. I was always under the impression that the Ramrods recorded locally, as it seems like Bob has been around forever. Bell had strong ties to Michigan through the licensing of Al Green(e)'s first records, as well as through their involvement with local labels like Art Beagle's "Palmer", so I suppose it's feasible that it was recorded here and then sent to NY to be presseds. In any case, I'll see what Bob has to say about it.

    the Ramrods that Bob( aka Bootsy X) played with are a Detroit punk group from the late 70's/early 80s - no relation to the East Coast funk group.

    Bell Sound Studio is also unrelated to the 'Bell' label to my knowledge - Bell Sound was one of the most popular studios in NYC - closed in 1975?

    btb

  • BreakSelfBreakSelf 2,925 Posts
    That's That Ramrods doing "Soul Express" pts. 1&2 (same dudes who did the Soul Train theme song). I have it on the Rampage label....that's a crazy label, never seen it on that one before.

    Agreed, though the mix that's posted is a version w/ horns that don't appear on the Rampage issue (as far as I can recall).

    Though I don't know much about his personal history, I seem to remember hearing that the Bob who works at People's Records here in Detroit used to be in the Ramrods. I was always under the impression that the Ramrods recorded locally, as it seems like Bob has been around forever. Bell had strong ties to Michigan through the licensing of Al Green(e)'s first records, as well as through their involvement with local labels like Art Beagle's "Palmer", so I suppose it's feasible that it was recorded here and then sent to NY to be presseds. In any case, I'll see what Bob has to say about it.

    the Ramrods that Bob( aka Bootsy X) played with are a Detroit punk group from the late 70's/early 80s - no relation to the East Coast funk group.

    Bell Sound Studio is also unrelated to the 'Bell' label to my knowledge - Bell Sound was one of the most popular studios in NYC - closed in 1975?

    btb

    As soon as I typed that I was thinking it was probably a different Ramrods. Didn't know enough to discriminate b/w Bell Studios and the label Bell, though.

  • upskibooupskiboo 2,396 Posts
    That's That Ramrods doing "Soul Express" pts. 1&2

    A HREF=http://funk45.com/rm/ramrods,_the_-_soul_express_pt1.ram BORDER=0>IMG SRC=http://www.marksimonson.com/images/more-bingo.jpg>/A>

    wow, i would really like to hear that Ramrods track, is it possible for anyone to post a mp3 ?

    thanks for clearing this up, mystery solved!!!

  • beatstew72beatstew72 314 Posts
    it's not the same track as the ramrods...has anyone here heard THE GIT DOWN by little johnny hamilton and the soul pack on WATTS WAY records? they juice up their own take on the ramrods soul train. perhaps it was popular enough to wanna cover...like kool and the gang tracks were...i'm not convinced this is the ramrods. very cool find tho fella. i'll take it off yer hands if you tire of it

  • beatstew72beatstew72 314 Posts
    duh...it is soul express...it's NOT soul train.

  • ariel_calmerariel_calmer 3,762 Posts
    it's not the same track as the ramrods...has anyone here heard THE GIT DOWN by little johnny hamilton and the soul pack on WATTS WAY records? they juice up their own take on the ramrods soul train. perhaps it was popular enough to wanna cover...like kool and the gang tracks were...i'm not convinced this is the ramrods. very cool find tho fella. i'll take it off yer hands if you tire of it

    Go to funk45.com and do a comparison.
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