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

SR-61280, SR61280 Them Changes — Andre Lewis Buddy Miles Down By The River and 1 more… Buddy Miles - Them Changes (Album) Mercury, Mercury SR-61280, SR61280 US 1970 Sell This Version
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SR-61313 We Got To Live Together — Andre Lewis Buddy Miles We Got To Live Together (as Lewis) and 2 more… Buddy Miles - We Got To Live Together (Album) Mercury SR-61313 US 1970 Sell This Version
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KMG 1016 A Message To The People — Andre Lewis Buddy Miles Buddy Miles - A Message To The People (Album) Mercury KMG 1016 South Korea 1971 Sell This Version
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CAP 47 504 Maxayn — Andre Lewis Maxayn You Can't Always Get What You Want and 3 more… Maxayn - Maxayn (Album) Capricorn Records CAP 47 504 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
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RJ-5085 D. J. Rogers — Andre Lewis D. J. Rogers March On D. J. Rogers - D. J. Rogers (Album) Shelter Records RJ-5085 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
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CP 0110 Mindful — Andre Lewis Maxayn Check Out Your Mind (as A. Lewis) and 5 more… Maxayn - Mindful (Album) Capricorn Records CP 0110 US 1973 Sell This Version
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CP 0125 Bail Out For Fun! — Andre Lewis Maxayn Maxayn - Bail Out For Fun! (Album) Capricorn Records CP 0125 US 1974 Sell This Version
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WBC1324 Zoot Allures — Andre Lewis Zappa* Disco Boy and 2 more… Zappa* - Zoot Allures (Album) Warner Bros. Records WBC1324 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
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MK-83 Dancin' Fool — Andre Lewis Frank Zappa Frank Zappa - Dancin' Fool Zappa Records MK-83 US 1979 Sell This Version
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CBS88339 Sheik Yerbouti — Andre Lewis Frank Zappa Frank Zappa - Sheik Yerbouti (Album) Zappa Records, Zappa Records CBS88339 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
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BPR-9999 The Old Masters, Box Three — Andre Lewis Zappa* Find Her Finer 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
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398 1127-2 Outch Baby (I Am Scared Of You!) — Andre Lewis Patrick Gammon You're The One (as A. Lewis) Patrick Gammon - Outch Baby (I Am Scared Of You!)(CD, Album) Eurostar, Gammarock Records, Zebulon Records 398 1127-2 Germany & Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
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LAKE 2020 The Mighty Rhythm Tribe — Andre Lewis Buddy Miles And The Mighty Rhythm Tribe Tribe Vibe (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
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OZ 20021 FZ:OZ — Andre Lewis Zappa* Zappa* - FZ:OZ (Album) Vaulternative Records OZ 20021 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
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none The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle — Andre Lewis Frank Zappa Tryin' To Grow A Chin Frank Zappa - The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle(11xFile, AAC) Zappa Records none US 2006
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VR 2008 1 LP Joe's Menage — Andre Lewis Zappa* Zappa* - Joe's Menage (Album) Vaulternative Records VR 2008 1 LP Europe 2008 Sell This Version
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VR 20132, VR 2013-2 Joe's Camouflage — Andre Lewis Frank Zappa Frank Zappa - Joe's Camouflage (Comp) Vaulternative Records, Vaulternative Records VR 20132, VR 2013-2 US 2014 Sell This Version
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none Joe's Camouflage — Andre Lewis Frank Zappa Frank Zappa - Joe's Camouflage(15xFile, FLAC, Album, Comp, 16-) Frank Zappa Catalog none US 2014
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DOR2046H Radio Show (Legendary FM Broadcasts) — Andre Lewis Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* - Radio Show (Legendary FM Broadcasts) (Album) DOL DOR2046H Europe 2016 Sell This Version
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Instruments & Performance

SR-61313 We Got To Live Together — Andre Lewis Buddy Miles Easy Greasy and 4 more… Buddy Miles - We Got To Live Together (Album) Mercury SR-61313 US 1970 Sell This Version
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SR-61280, SR61280 Them Changes — Andre Lewis Buddy Miles Paul B. Allen, Omaha, Nebraska and 4 more… Buddy Miles - Them Changes (Album) Mercury, Mercury SR-61280, SR61280 US 1970 Sell This Version
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WS 1943 Labelle — Andre Lewis LaBelle LaBelle - Labelle (Album) Warner Bros. Records WS 1943 US 1971 Sell This Version
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KMG 1016 A Message To The People — Andre Lewis Buddy Miles Buddy Miles - A Message To The People (Album) Mercury KMG 1016 South Korea 1971 Sell This Version
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KC 31376 High Voltage — Andre Lewis High Voltage (4) High Voltage (4) - High Voltage (Album) Columbia KC 31376 US 1972 Sell This Version
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BS 2618 Moon Shadow — Andre Lewis Labelle Labelle - Moon Shadow (Album) Warner Bros. Records BS 2618 US 1972 Sell This Version