Funky Donkey Vols. 1 & 2 Reissue

Funky Donkey Vols. 1 & 2 Reissue

Luther Thomas' Human Arts Ensemble

Funky Donkey is an ultra-rare document from the Black Artists Group (BAG) archives, led by alto saxophonist Luther Thomas, with a full force free-funk ensemble. UMS Producer John Corbett & Mr. Thomas have also unearthed a second volume of unadulterated DONKEY FUNK (featuring a long piece written by saxophonist Oliver Lake), which was recorded at same performance, prepared for release but never issued. Finally, almost three decades later, it's available for the first time! These great recordings featuring the Bowie brothers: late-great Art Ensemble of Chicago trumpeter Lester Bowie, and Defunkt-founder/trombonist Joseph Bowie, as well as reed player J.D. Parran (fresh from recording with The Band!) and versatile drummer Charles "Bobo" Shaw. Out of print for twenty years, Funky Donkey delivers massive mid-70s creative sounds; Great Black Music, St. Louis style! UMS has restored the gritty original artwork, lost when the LP was reissued briefly on vinyl on the Circle label in the early '80s. Also includes very funky unfinished cover artwork for Vol. 2. Both sessions have been remastered from the original tapes,and sound much better than the vinyl ever did. Clear your mind AND your heart with a blast of braying DONKEY FUNK today!

(UMS215CD)

$13.00