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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Albums

SDE 4020 LP, SDE 4020 Directly From The Streets — Andre Williams (2) 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
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ED-248, LP ED 248 Greasy — Andre Williams (2) 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
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ITR056 Silky — Andre Williams (2) Andre Williams (2) Silky (Album) In The Red Recordings ITR056 US 1998 Sell This Version
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none Hot As Hell — Andre Williams (2) Andre Williams (2) And The Sadies Andre Williams (2) And The Sadies - Hot As Hell (Album) Nest Of Vipers Records none France 1999 Sell This Version
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BS 048 Red Dirt — Andre Williams (2) Andre Williams (2) & The Sadies Andre Williams (2) & The Sadies - Red Dirt (Album) Sonic Rendezvous BS 048 US 1999 Sell This Version
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ITR 065 Black Godfather — Andre Williams (2) Andre Williams (2) Black Godfather (Album) In The Red Recordings ITR 065 US 2000 Sell This Version
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ED - 288 Bait And Switch — Andre Williams (2) Andre Williams (2) Bait And Switch (Album) Norton Records (2) ED - 288 US 2001 Sell This Version
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ED-299 Holland Shuffle - Live At The World Famous Vera Club — Andre Williams (2) 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
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BR 1027 Rhythm & Blues! — Andre Williams (2) Andre Williams (2) Rhythm & Blues!(CD, Album) Black Rose (5) BR 1027 US 2004 Sell This Version
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VAMPI 084, VAMPI LP 084 Aphrodisiac — Andre Williams (2) 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
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none Can You Deal With It? — Andre Williams (2) 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
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BS171 That's All I Need — Andre Williams (2) Andre Williams (2) That's All I Need Bloodshot Records BS171 US 2010 Sell This Version
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alive 0135-2 Life — Andre Williams (2) Andre Williams (2) Life (Album) Alive Records alive 0135-2 US 2012 Sell This Version
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Question de Fun n°23, QDF23 Andre Williams B/W King Salami — Andre Williams (2) 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
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BS 185 Hoods And Shades — Andre Williams (2) Andre Williams (2) Hoods And Shades (Album) Bloodshot Records BS 185 US 2012 Sell This Version
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CD-YEP-2269 Night & Day — Andre Williams (2) Andre Williams (2) & The Sadies Andre Williams (2) & The Sadies - Night & Day (Album) Yep Roc Records CD-YEP-2269 US 2012 Sell This Version
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BS 234 LP I Wanna Go Back To Detroit City — Andre Williams (2) Andre Williams (2) I Wanna Go Back To Detroit City (Album) Bloodshot Records BS 234 LP US 2016 Sell This Version
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PR 6403 Don't Ever Give Up — Andre Williams (2) Andre Williams (2) Don't Ever Give Up (Album) Pravda Records PR 6403 US 2017 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

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