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The Lewis Conection

The Lewis Conection (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: Unknown date, 1979
Length: 31:22
Label(s): P.A. Productions
Studio(s): Sound 80, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
This album has not charted in in the USA

Certifications
Institution, Country Date Certification
This album has not received any certifications in in the USA

Awards
Institution, Country Date Award
This album has not received any awards in in the USA

Singles released


  • None.

See also


    
The Lewis Conection is the first and only album by Minneapolis band The Lewis Connection and was released in the Twin Cities area in 1979 in very limited supply (only around 200 copies are thought to have been pressed). The band contained Sonny Thompson (who would become a member of the New Power Generation many years later), and brothers Pierre and André Lewis.

In late November, 2012, Pitchfork.com reported that re-issue label The Numero Group would re-issue the 1978 album The Lewis Conection on CD format. The release date is set to 12 February, 2013, and will mark the first released of the album, and the track, on CD.

The album contains Got To Be Something Here, written by Sonny Thompson and featuring Prince on background vocals and guitar, marking the first time Prince appeared on a release by another artist, on a track he did not write (although earlier recordings by 94 East were released later).

Prince's contributions to Got To Be Something Here were recorded in late 1976 or early 1977 at Sound 80 while Prince also worked on his own tracks.

The album was only distributed in the Twin Cities area, and it did not enter the charts. It is not known if The Lewis Connection played live to support the album, but it is unlikely Prince would have appeared with them, as he was quite successful in his own right at the time of the album's release in 1979.

Of note is that the band's name was The Lewis Connection, but the album was mistitled The Lewis Conection; despite the error, the album is listed as such here.



Track listing
CD LP

The compact disc version is a reissue from the original LP.

  1. Get Up
  2. Higher
  3. Feel Good To Ya
  4. Got To Be Something Here (4:12)1
  5. Dynamic Duo
  6. Mr. G

The vinyl long play format is the original issue.

  • Side 1:
  1. Get Up
  2. Higher
  3. Feel Good To Ya
  • Side 2:
  1. Got To Be Something Here (4:12) *
  2. Dynamic Duo
  3. Mr. G


1 Written by Sonny Thompson



Personnel
Musicians
  • Sonny Thompson - lead vocals and bass guitar
  • Pierre Lewis - keyboards and flute
  • Joe Lewis - drums
  • Prince - guitar and background vocals
  • Randy Barber - background vocals
  • Bill Perry - tenor saxophone
  • Jeffery Tresvant - trumpet


Production
  • Pierre Lewis - co-producer and arranger
  • André Lewis - co-producer and arranger
  • No other production credits given


Thanks



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • This album marks the first time Prince appeared on a released recording by another artist (although earlier recordings by 94 East were released later).

References
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