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 original version recorded by Lowell Fulson was sampled in the 1990 song "Rampage" by EPMD (featuring LL Cool J), 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.
- The Otis Redding and Carla Thomas rendition also contains an uncredited guitar riff, lifted from the introduction of The Temptations' 1966 Motown classic "(I Know) I'm Losing You".
|Song by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas from the album King & Queen|