Tramp (Lowell Fulson song)
|Single by Lowell Fulson|
|from the album Tramp|
|Format||7" 45 rpm record|
|Label||Kent (Cat. no. 456)|
|Writer(s)||Lowell Fulson, Jimmy McCracklin|
|Lowell Fulson singles chronology|
"Tramp" is a soul blues song first recorded by Lowell Fulson in 1967. It was written by Fulson and Jimmy McCracklin. The song became a hit, reaching #5 in the Billboard R&B chart and #52 in the pop Billboard Hot 100 chart. Since the original recording, "Tramp" has been recorded by several R&B and other artists.
- 1967 - Otis Redding and Carla Thomas as #2 R&B and #26 Pop hits.
- 1967 - Roy Head and the Traits with Johnny Winter as a single.
- 1967 - Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and the Trinity as a single.*
- 1975 - West Road Blues Band from Blues Power (album).
- 1987 - Salt-n-Pepa from Hot, Cool & Vicious.
- 1989 - Los Mojados instrumental version from Mal camino.
- 1998 - Junior Kimbrough from God Knows I Tried.
- 2001 - Buddy Guy from Sweet Tea.
- 2003 - ZZ Top from Mescalero.
- 2010 - Steve Miller Band from Bingo!.
- The song was sampled in the 1990 song "Rampage" by EPMD, the 1991 song "Let, Let Me In" by De La Soul and the 1992 song "7" by Prince.
- Salt-n-Pepa sampled the Otis Redding and Carla Thomas rendition of the song in 1985 and kept the original title.
|Song by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas|