With insurance money from a recently overturned Buick Century, brothers Andre and Pierre Lewis went on a recording tear through the Twin Cities in 1978, cutting a half-dozen songs in as many studios. Combining the astro-sexuality of Parliament with the sophisticated flammability of Earth, Wind & Fire, the Lewis Connection's misspelled debut captures the Minneapolis Sound's founding fathers at the paradigm-shifting convergence of funk, jazz, and pop for which the State of Minnesota (aka the Land of 10,000 Lakes) is famed.
Release Date: 28th January 2013
1. Get Up
3. Feel Good To Ya
4. Got To Be Something Here
5. Dynamic Duo
6. Mr. G
Notorious child prodigies and party animals, the Lewis Connection's self-titled debut was smoked and snorted by frenzied audiences, with few copies rising to the surface in the intervening decades. Over thirty years later, the seedy masterpieces of Pierre and Andre Lewis remain a freaky hallmark in the canon of Midwestern funk.
Recently declared "one of the country's leading reissue labels" by New York Magazine and heralded as "the world's greatest reissue label" by SPIN, the Lewis Connection LP is the first entry in Numero Group's ongoing excavation of the Twin Cities' deep trenches of musical history and sub-history.