Andre Lewis

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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Andre Lewis Discography

Vocals

Buddy Miles Buddy Miles - A Message To The People (Album) Mercury South Korea 1970 Sell This Version
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
Buddy Miles Down By The River and 1 more… Buddy Miles - Them Changes (Album) Mercury, Mercury France 1970 Sell This Version
RS152 6338016 Buddy Miles Down By The River and 1 more… Buddy Miles - Them Changes(LP, Album) Mercury RS152 6338016 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
Maxayn You Can't Always Get What You Want and 3 more… Maxayn - Maxayn (Album) Capricorn Records, Capricorn Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Maxayn Stone Crazy (as A. Lewis) and 5 more… Maxayn - Mindful (Album) Capricorn Records US 1973 Sell This Version
D. J. Rogers March On D. J. Rogers - D. J. Rogers (Album) Shelter Records Japan 1973 Sell This Version
Maxayn Maxayn - Bail Out For Fun! (Album) Capricorn Records US 1974 Sell This Version
Zappa* Black Napkins and 2 more… Zappa* - Zoot Allures (Album) Warner Bros. Records South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
MK-83 Frank Zappa Frank Zappa - Dancin' Fool(12", Promo) Zappa Records MK-83 US 1979 Sell This Version
Frank Zappa Frank Zappa - Sheik Yerbouti (Album) Zappa Records, Zappa Records US 1979 Sell This Version
BPR-9999 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 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
Zappa* Zappa* - FZ:OZ (Album) Vaulternative Records Europe 2002 Sell This Version
none Frank Zappa Tryin' To Grow A Chin Frank Zappa - The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle(11xFile, AAC) Zappa Records none US 2006
VR 20081 Zappa* Zappa* - Joe's Menage(CD, Album) Vaulternative Records VR 20081 US 2008 Sell This Version
VR 20132, VR 2013-2 Frank Zappa Frank Zappa - Joe's Camouflage(CD, Album) Vaulternative Records, Vaulternative Records VR 20132, VR 2013-2 US 2014 Sell This Version
DOR2046H 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

Buddy Miles Buddy Miles - A Message To The People (Album) Mercury South Korea 1970 Sell This Version
Buddy Miles Easy Greasy and 4 more… Buddy Miles - We Got To Live Together (Album) Mercury US 1970 Sell This Version
Buddy Miles Your Feeling Is Mine and 4 more… Buddy Miles - Them Changes (Album) Mercury, Mercury France 1970 Sell This Version
RS152 6338016 Buddy Miles Your Feeling Is Mine and 4 more… Buddy Miles - Them Changes(LP, Album) Mercury RS152 6338016 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
LaBelle LaBelle - Labelle (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1971 Sell This Version
Maxayn You Can't Always Get What You Want and 7 more… Maxayn - Maxayn (Album) Capricorn Records, Capricorn Records US 1972 Sell This Version
High Voltage (4) High Voltage (4) - High Voltage (Album) Columbia Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version