Andre Lewis

Real Name:
Michael Andre Lewis
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Dec 7, 1948 - Jan 31, 2012

Andre Lewis began his musical career in the 70's. He formed a band with Lester Abrams before embarking on many collaborations with important figures of Rock & Roll such as Buddy Miles, Frank Zappa (he played keyboards for The Mothers Of Invention after George Duke left), Grant Green, Who, LaBelle, Johnny Guitar Watson, Rufus, White Chocolate (2), and Earth, Wind & Fire.
He founded the group Maxayn (named after his then wife Maxayn Lewis) in 1972. When the experience ended, he created Mandré, while producing other artists for Motown Records.
As a tester of Roland products, he was one of the first musicians to record with the infamous Roland TR-808. He was a pioneer in the use of synthesizers on records and worked with the now famous Roger Linn on developing the first digital drum machines.
In 1988, Lewis decided to base himself in Germany with wife Maxayn Lewis. He had a daughter, Riva, and began to be involved in the European musical scene.
After a divorce, he returned to United States and devoted himself to gospel music, which he plays every sunday at the local church.
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Vocals

Andre Lewis - A Message To The People album art Buddy Miles Buddy Miles - A Message To The People (Album) Mercury South Korea 1970 Sell This Version
Andre Lewis - We Got To Live Together album art Buddy Miles Walking Down The Highway (as Lewis) and 2 more… Buddy Miles - We Got To Live Together (Album) Mercury US 1970 Sell This Version
Andre Lewis - Them Changes album art Buddy Miles Down By The River and 1 more… Buddy Miles - Them Changes (Album) Mercury, Mercury Germany 1970 Sell This Version
Andre Lewis - Maxayn album art Maxayn You Can't Always Get What You Want and 3 more… Maxayn - Maxayn (Album) Capricorn Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Andre Lewis - Mindful album art Maxayn Stone Crazy (as A. Lewis) and 5 more… Maxayn - Mindful (Album) Capricorn Records Australia 1973 Sell This Version
Andre Lewis - D. J. Rogers album art D. J. Rogers March On D. J. Rogers - D. J. Rogers (Album) Shelter Records Japan 1973 Sell This Version
Andre Lewis - Bail Out For Fun! album art Maxayn Maxayn - Bail Out For Fun! (Album) Capricorn Records US 1974 Sell This Version
Andre Lewis - Zoot Allures album art Zappa* Black Napkins and 2 more… Zappa* - Zoot Allures (Album) Warner Bros. Records South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
MK-83 Andre Lewis - Dancin' Fool album art Frank Zappa Frank Zappa - Dancin' Fool(12", Promo) Zappa Records MK-83 US 1979 Sell This Version
Andre Lewis - Sheik Yerbouti album art Frank Zappa Frank Zappa - Sheik Yerbouti (Album) Zappa Records, Zappa Records Germany 1979 Sell This Version
BPR-9999 Andre Lewis - The Old Masters, Box Three album art Zappa* Black Napkins and 2 more… Zappa* - The Old Masters, Box Three(9xLP, RM + Box, Comp, Ltd, Num) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-9999 US 1987 Sell This Version
LAKE 2020 Andre Lewis - The Mighty Rhythm Tribe album art Buddy Miles And The Mighty Rhythm Tribe Please Don't Stop My Heart (as André Lewis) and 5 more… Buddy Miles And The Mighty Rhythm Tribe - The Mighty Rhythm Tribe(CD, Album) Lakeside LAKE 2020 Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
Andre Lewis - FZ:OZ album art Zappa* Zappa* - FZ:OZ (Album) Vaulternative Records Europe 2002 Sell This Version
none Andre Lewis - The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle album art Frank Zappa Tryin' To Grow A Chin Frank Zappa - The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle(11xFile, AAC) Zappa Records none US 2006
Andre Lewis - Joe's Menage album art Zappa* Zappa* - Joe's Menage (Album, Comp) Vaulternative Records Europe 2008 Sell This Version
VR 20132, VR 2013-2 Andre Lewis - Joe's Camouflage album art Frank Zappa Frank Zappa - Joe's Camouflage(CD, Album) Vaulternative Records, Vaulternative Records VR 20132, VR 2013-2 US 2014 Sell This Version
DOR2046H Andre Lewis - Live In Vancouver, BC October 1st, 1975 album art Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* - Live In Vancouver, BC October 1st, 1975(2xLP, Unofficial, 180) DOL DOR2046H Europe 2016 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Andre Lewis - A Message To The People album art Buddy Miles Buddy Miles - A Message To The People (Album) Mercury South Korea 1970 Sell This Version
Andre Lewis - We Got To Live Together album art Buddy Miles Easy Greasy and 4 more… Buddy Miles - We Got To Live Together (Album) Mercury US 1970 Sell This Version
Andre Lewis - Them Changes album art Buddy Miles Your Feeling Is Mine and 4 more… Buddy Miles - Them Changes (Album) Mercury, Mercury Germany 1970 Sell This Version
Andre Lewis - Labelle album art LaBelle LaBelle - Labelle (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1971 Sell This Version
Andre Lewis - Maxayn album art Maxayn You Can't Always Get What You Want and 7 more… Maxayn - Maxayn (Album) Capricorn Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Andre Lewis - High Voltage album art High Voltage (4) High Voltage (4) - High Voltage (Album) Columbia Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
Andre Lewis - Moon Shadow album art Labelle Labelle - Moon Shadow (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Andre Lewis - Mindful album art Maxayn Stone Crazy (as A. Lewis) and 9 more… Maxayn - Mindful (Album) Capricorn Records Australia 1973 Sell This Version