FUNKY UNCLE LESTER BIO
For over thirty years Funky Uncle Lester has been thrilling crowds all over the world with his smash novelty hits "I'm In Love With A Hefty, High Yellow Heifer I Hate", "Ya'll Want Some Mo?” and his biggest hit "I’ll Toss Yo Salad”
He was born in St. Joseph, Louisiana as Lester McBoutte. The exact date of his birth has been in contention for years. At the age of about eight or so he moved to the French Quarters in New Orleans where got a job as a dishwasher at The Hairy Canary strip club. Fascinated by the assorted novelty acts performing in the club Lester decided that he would become an entertainer.
He went through several instruments before realizing that he was a natural born singer. He then joined with Luckless Willie Ray Walls to form Funk Family Kollective, whose members include pianist Michael Skloff, who wrote the theme songs for the television shows Friends and HBO's Dream On, Bassist Juan Nelson of Ben Harper’s Innocent Criminals, and former Maze and Watts 103rd Street guitarist Werner Schuchner.
The musical collaboration and friendship between Funky Uncle and Luckless unraveled when Lester accused Luckless of cheating him in a game of bid whisk one night in Amsterdam. A trivial disagreement between friends over a simple card game escalated into a full-fledged melee a few weeks later in England at a performance for the Royal family. The Royals sat stunned as they watched Lester and Luckless engaged in what one music critic called "…pure tomfoolery". The pair went their separate ways and hadn't spoken to each other since trading offensive messages on each other's answering machines in the early 90’s.
The Funky Uncle is back and there are rumors swirling around that he and Luckless have buried their grudges and are about to go on a world tour. There is also talk of a feature film documenting the reunion of one of the musical world's true enigmas. Stay tuned for further developments.
Funky Uncle Lester's Blog
Hey all of you Funky Uncle Lester family, friends and fans, I know no one breaks it off like Funky Unc. I'm gonna try to keep it live, real, and across all platforms.
If you like what I'm saying, Holla! If you don't like what I'm saying Holla! ... If you holler, you can whisper it in my ear. I'm gonna be bringing you what's on my mind from day to day, in politics, sports, entertainment, books, movies, religion, politics, sex and rock and roll.
Sometime I just have sh*t I want… Continue
Posted on May 30, 2010 at 12:30pm
Dear Funky Unc, what do you think about the incident with Professor Luis Gates and the Cambridge police department? I am a New Orleans transplant who lives in Boston and the last two weeks have been dominated by incendiary talk of the incident in the local and national media here. Also what do you think of President Obama's comment calling the Cambridge police department stupid? What happened to Can't We All Get Along?
Kevin in Boston.
Dear Kevin, I don't think much of it.… Continue
Posted on July 29, 2009 at 8:20pm
My man of 5 years is an avid "herbal essences" partaker. I have known this about him since we met. He is a caring and responsible father and a wonderful man to me. Recently, he has been trying to quit smoking. He wants to find a better job and he knows he may have to take a drug test. I also think he wants to quit. Maybe he's tired of it. But anyway, everytime he goes 1 day without "chiefing", he turns into a wicked, mean person to me and the children. He snaps at us and just acts… Continue
Posted on July 27, 2009 at 10:17pm
Dear Funky Uncle Lester... I recently had an affair with my best friend's husband and now the guilt is killing me...Should I tell my girlfriend or continue to hold my peace and hope that the guilt will one day go away?
Dear Low Down Bitch.... I mean Best Friend, if you tell her, guilt won't be the only thing killing your trifling ass. With best friends like you, a person doesn't need enemas. YOU should go away today...far far away from that… Continue
Posted on June 18, 2009 at 6:19pm
Dear Funky Unc,
My Aunt Karen has just created a new business called Karen's Country Cakes. She makes homemade cakes and cookies from scratch with natural ingredients. The best part is she delivers anywhere. Included in this package is a few samples of Aunt Karens Butter Pecan Belgian chocolate cookies, a pound cake and a pic of Aunt Karen. I know you are busy but when you get a chance check out her blog
There is a video of her… Continue
Posted on June 18, 2009 at 5:43pm