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
confluence of funk, jazz, and pop for which the Land of 10,000 Lakes is famed.
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.
1. Get Up
3. Feel Good To Ya
4. Got To Be Something Here
5. Dynamic Duo
6. Mr. G