LABEL: Shimmy Disc/Joyful Noise Recordings
VINYL RELEASE DATE: 7/29/2022
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 1970
VARIANT: Black Vinyl LP
Shimmy-Disc (through an exclusive license with Paris Records), is set to release for the first time on vinyl “THE KENTUCKY DERBY IS DECADENT AND DEPRAVED" - by the father of Gonzo Journalism, HUNTER S. THOMPSON - an all-star cast of musicians and actors lead by Tim Robbins, Dr. John, Bill Frisell, Ralph Steadman, Annie Ross, John Joyce III and Will Forte who bring Thompson’s classic Gonzo reportage on the 1970 Kentucky Derby to life through spoken word and musical composition. Conceived by executive producer Michael Minzer, the project was produced by Hal Willner who invited Bill Frisell to compose the music. Bill enlisted the help of an ensemble including Curtis Fowlkes (trombone), Ron Miles (trumpet), Eyvind Kang (viola), Doug Weiselman (woodwinds), Jenny Scheinman (violin), Hank Roberts (cello) and Kenny Wolleson (drums, percussion).
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