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Funk If I Know

Label: Monkey Hill
Released: 1999

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Michael Ray and the Cosmic Krewe: Funk If I Know

Read "Funk If I Know" reviewed by Douglas Payne


If the music and the jacket photos of Funk If I Know are any indication, Michael Ray hopes to ascend to the eccentric charisma of musical showmen/shaman like George Clinton or Sun Ra. In fact, trumpeter Ray (who, in street clothes, looks a lot like Sonny Rollins) is a former member of Ra's Arkestra and was ...

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Michael Ray and the Cosmic Krewe: Funk If I Know

Read "Funk If I Know" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Running short of fresh musical ideas? Well, how about a catchy album title? That should help. Oh, and throw in some outlandish photos of the leader to accentuate his “other–worldly” persona (on the order of Sun Ra), furnish the group with a similarly far–out name and make sure the songs also bear titles that are expressly ...


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