Andre Williams (2)

Real Name:
Zephire Andre Williams
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Andre Williams (November 1, 1936 Bessemer, Alabama – March 17th, 2019 Chicago, Illinois) was an American R&B musician who started his career in the 1950s at Fortune Records in Detroit. His most famous songs include the hits "Jail Bait," "Greasy Chicken," "Bacon Fat" (1957) and "Cadillac Jack" (1966). He was also the co-author of the R&B hit "Shake a Tail Feather".

Andre "Mr. Rhythm" Williams started his recording career in Detroit, Michigan on the small but prolific Fortune Records (2) label. Williams recorded upon, or has writing credits upon, in excess of 200 songs - including: "Bacon Fat", "Pig Snoots", "JailBait", "Pass The Biscuits", "Rib Tips" and "The Greasy Chicken", working with line-ups like The Don Juans. (This band's tenor-saxophonist was cousin to Williams' wife.)

An often risqué musician, Williams became known as a producer and songwriter, composing such tunes as: "Shake A Tailfeather", "Cadillac Jack", "Funky Judge" and "Twine Time" for bands like The Five Du-Tones and Alvin Cash & The Crawlers.

By the 1980’s Andre Williams was on drugs and homeless. After cleaning himself up, he began making music again in the late 1990s, releasing "Greasy", "Silky", and "The Black Godfather". He also performed under several aliases.
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SDE 4020 LP, SDE 4020 Andre Williams (2) - Directly From The Streets album art Andre Williams (2) Directly From The Streets (Album) S.D.E.G. Records, S.D.E.G. Records SDE 4020 LP, SDE 4020 US 1990 Sell This Version
ED-248, LP ED 248 Andre Williams (2) - Greasy album art Andre Williams (2) With The El Dorados Andre Williams (2) With The El Dorados - Greasy (Album) Norton Records (2), Norton Records (2) ED-248, LP ED 248 US 1996 Sell This Version
ITR056 Andre Williams (2) - Silky album art Andre Williams (2) Silky (Album) In The Red Recordings ITR056 US 1998 Sell This Version
AE 17787/AE 17788 Andre Williams (2) - Hot As Hell album art Andre Williams (2) Hot As Hell Nest Of Vipers Records AE 17787/AE 17788 France 1999 Sell This Version
BS 048 Andre Williams (2) - Red Dirt album art Andre Williams (2) & The Sadies Andre Williams (2) & The Sadies - Red Dirt (Album) Sonic Rendezvous BS 048 US 1999 Sell This Version
ITR 065 Andre Williams (2) - Black Godfather album art Andre Williams (2) Black Godfather (Album, EP) In The Red Recordings ITR 065 US 2000 Sell This Version
ED - 288 Andre Williams (2) - Bait And Switch album art Andre Williams (2) Bait And Switch (Album) Norton Records (2) ED - 288 US 2001 Sell This Version
ED-299 Andre Williams (2) - Holland Shuffle - Live At The World Famous Vera Club album art Andre Williams (2) & Green Hornet (2) Andre Williams (2) & Green Hornet (2) - Holland Shuffle - Live At The World Famous Vera Club (Album) Norton Records (2) ED-299 US 2003 Sell This Version
BR 1027 Andre Williams (2) - Rhythm & Blues! album art Andre Williams (2) Rhythm & Blues!(CD, Album) Black Rose (5) BR 1027 US 2004 Sell This Version
VAMPI 084, VAMPI LP 084 Andre Williams (2) - Aphrodisiac album art Andre Williams (2) With The Diplomats Of Solid Sound Andre Williams (2) With The Diplomats Of Solid Sound - Aphrodisiac (Album) Vampi Soul, Vampi Soul VAMPI 084, VAMPI LP 084 Spain 2006 Sell This Version
none Andre Williams (2) - Can You Deal With It? album art Andre Williams (2) & The New Orleans Hellhounds Andre Williams (2) & The New Orleans Hellhounds - Can You Deal With It? (Album, Single) Bloodshot Records none USA, Canada & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
BS171 Andre Williams (2) - That's All I Need album art Andre Williams (2) That's All I Need Bloodshot Records BS171 US 2010 Sell This Version
alive 0135-2 Andre Williams (2) - Life album art Andre Williams (2) Life (Album) Alive Records alive 0135-2 US 2012 Sell This Version
Question de Fun n°23, QDF23 Andre Williams (2) - Andre Williams B/W King Salami album art Andre Williams (2) And The Goldstars, King Salami & The Cumberland Three Andre Williams (2) And The Goldstars, King Salami & The Cumberland Three - Andre Williams B/W King Salami (Album) Be Fast, Be Fast Question de Fun n°23, QDF23 France 2012 Sell This Version
BS 185 Andre Williams (2) - Hoods And Shades album art Andre Williams (2) Hoods And Shades (Album) Bloodshot Records BS 185 US 2012 Sell This Version
CD-YEP-2269 Andre Williams (2) - Night & Day album art Andre Williams (2) & The Sadies Andre Williams (2) & The Sadies - Night & Day (Album) Yep Roc Records CD-YEP-2269 US 2012 Sell This Version
BS 234 LP Andre Williams (2) - I Wanna Go Back To Detroit City album art Andre Williams (2) I Wanna Go Back To Detroit City (Album) Bloodshot Records BS 234 LP US 2016 Sell This Version
PR 6403 Andre Williams (2) - Don't Ever Give Up album art Andre Williams (2) Don't Ever Give Up (Album) Pravda Records PR 6403 US 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

824 Andre Williams (2) - Pulling Time / Goin' Down To Tia Juana album art Andre Williams (Mr. Rhythm)* With The Don Juans Andre Williams (Mr. Rhythm)* With The Don Juans - Pulling Time / Goin' Down To Tia Juana (Single) Fortune Records (2) 824 US 1955 Sell This Version
5-9196 Andre Williams (2) - Bacon Fat / Just Because Of A Kiss album art Andre Williams "Mr. Rhythm"* Bacon Fat / Just Because Of A Kiss(7", Single) Epic 5-9196 US 1956 Sell This Version
837 Andre Williams (2) - Jail Bait / My Tears album art Andre Williams (Mr. Rhythm)*, Charlie Morris Orchestra Andre Williams (Mr. Rhythm)*, Charlie Morris Orchestra - Jail Bait / My Tears Fortune Records (2) 837 US 1956 Sell This Version
827 Andre Williams (2) - Mozelle / Just Want A Little Lovin' album art Andre Williams (2) Mozelle / Just Want A Little Lovin' Fortune Records (2) 827 US 1956 Sell This Version
834 Andre Williams (2) - You Are My Sunshine / Mean Jean album art Andre Williams (2) You Are My Sunshine / Mean Jean Fortune Records (2) 834 US 1957 Sell This Version
839 Andre Williams (2) - The Greasy Chicken / Come On, Baby album art Andre Williams (Mr. Rhythm)* The Greasy Chicken / Come On, Baby Fortune Records (2) 839 US 1957 Sell This Version
839X Andre Williams (2) - Don't Touch / Please Pass The Biscuits album art Andre Williams (2), Gino Parks Andre Williams (2), Gino Parks - Don't Touch / Please Pass The Biscuits Fortune Records (2) 839X US 1957 Sell This Version