Mandré

Mandré

Real Name:
Michael Andre Lewis (M. André)
Profile:
Mandré was the alter ego of Andre Lewis.
When Maxayn disbanded, Lewis signed a contract with Motown Records and developed the persona of Mandré. While Maxayn had been playing gospel and soul, Mandré was Andre's project to add electronic elements and also shift the sound toward more spacey funk and disco.
In both his albums and live performances, Mandré was represented as the "mystery man from outer space". His face was always hidden behind a futuristic mask, which made him look like a robot.
Mandré was promoted by Motown as being "funkier than Parliament". However, after 3 albums which went largely unnoticed, Lewis ended his relationship with the label to pursue independent production. He retained the rights and title to the Mandré name and released a final album ("Mandré 4") by himself in 1980.
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Mandré Discography

Albums

M6-886S1 Mandré Mandré (Album) Motown M6-886S1 US 1977 Sell This Version
M7-900HT Mandré Mandré Two (Album) Motown M7-900HT US 1978 Sell This Version
M7-917R1 Mandré M3000 (Album) Motown M7-917R1 US 1979 Sell This Version
RH-R88 Mandré Mandré 4 (Album) FutureGroove RH-R88 US 1982 Sell This Version
URBSAMP07 Denise LaSalle / Mandré Denise LaSalle / Mandré - Disco Spectrum III (Sampler)(12", Smplr) Urban Theory URBSAMP07 UK 2002 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

M 1434F Mandre* Keep Tryin' Motown M 1434F US 1977 Sell This Version
TMG 1089 Mandré Solar Flight (Opus I) (Single) Motown TMG 1089 UK 1977 Sell This Version
PSLP 233 Dynamic Superiors / Mandré Dynamic Superiors / Mandré - Nowhere To Run / Solar Flight (Opus 1)(12", Promo) Motown PSLP 233 UK 1977 Sell This Version
M 1448F Mandré Light Years (Opus IV) / Fair Game (Single) Motown M 1448F US 1978 Sell This Version
TMG 1116 Mandré Fair Game / Light Years (Opus IV)(7", Promo) Motown TMG 1116 UK 1978 Sell This Version
TMG 1144 Mandré Swang Motown TMG 1144 UK 1979 Sell This Version
M 1461F Mãndre* Spirit Groove Motown M 1461F US 1979 Sell This Version
M 1472 F Mandré Freakin's Fine(7", Promo) Motown M 1472 F US 1979 Sell This Version
M-00067 Mandré Freakin's Fine / Spirit Groove(12", Maxi) Motown M-00067 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
RH-RSS 2 Mandré Solar Flight (Opus I) / M3000 (Opus VI) Rush Hour Recordings RH-RSS 2 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version

Compilations

PR-38 Mandré, Rare Earth & Platinum Hook Mandré, Rare Earth & Platinum Hook - Motown's Magical Spring Tour!(LP, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Motown PR-38 US 1978 Sell This Version

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Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

December 25, 2012
Considering the level of achievement that reached Detroit Techno in history, it still astonishes me that very few know about the music from Mandré, the Man From Outter Space. Precursor of many things to come, Michael Andre Lewis settled through Motown (through where he released his three first solo LPs) the pillars of Deep Space kind of electronic music, and I believe you know very well what I'm talking about. His four solo albums are priceless and timeless accomplishments of future music, with the hottest approach of Soul, Funk & Tech you can possibly imagine.

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