Andre Williams (2)

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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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Andre Williams (2) - Directly From The Streets Cover-Design Andre Williams (2) Directly From The Streets (Album) S.D.E.G. Records, S.D.E.G. Records US 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
Andre Williams (2) - Greasy Cover-Design Andre Williams (2) With The El Dorados Andre Williams (2) With The El Dorados - Greasy (Album) Norton Records (2), Norton Records (2) US 1996 Diese Version verkaufen
Andre Williams (2) - Silky Cover-Design Andre Williams (2) Silky (Album) In The Red Recordings US 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
Andre Williams (2) - Red Dirt Cover-Design Andre Williams (2) & The Sadies Andre Williams (2) & The Sadies - Red Dirt (Album) Sonic Rendezvous US 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
Andre Williams (2) - Hot As Hell Cover-Design Andre Williams (2) Hot As Hell Nest Of Vipers Records France 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
Andre Williams (2) - Black Godfather Cover-Design Andre Williams (2) Black Godfather (Album) In The Red Recordings US 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
Andre Williams (2) - Bait And Switch Cover-Design Andre Williams (2) Bait And Switch (Album) Norton Records (2) US 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
Andre Williams (2) - Holland Shuffle - Live At The World Famous Vera Club Cover-Design 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) US 2003 Diese Version verkaufen
BR 1027 Andre Williams (2) - Rhythm & Blues! Cover-Design Andre Williams (2) Rhythm & Blues!(CD, Album) Black Rose (5) BR 1027 US 2004 Diese Version verkaufen
Andre Williams (2) - Aphrodisiac Cover-Design Andre Williams (2) With The Diplomats Of Solid Sound Andre Williams (2) With The Diplomats Of Solid Sound - Aphrodisiac (Album) Vampi Soul, Vampi Soul Spain 2006 Diese Version verkaufen
Andre Williams (2) - Can You Deal With It? Cover-Design Andre Williams (2) & The New Orleans Hellhounds Andre Williams (2) & The New Orleans Hellhounds - Can You Deal With It? (Album, Single) Bloodshot Records USA, Canada & Europe 2008 Diese Version verkaufen
Andre Williams (2) - That's All I Need Cover-Design Andre Williams (2) That's All I Need Bloodshot Records US 2010 Diese Version verkaufen
Andre Williams (2) - Night & Day Cover-Design Andre Williams (2) & The Sadies Andre Williams (2) & The Sadies - Night & Day (Album) Yep Roc Records US 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
Andre Williams (2) - Life Cover-Design Andre Williams (2) Life (Album) Alive Records US 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
Andre Williams (2) - Andre Williams & King Salami Cover-Design Andre Williams (2) And The Goldstars, King Salami & The Cumberland Three Andre Williams (2) And The Goldstars, King Salami & The Cumberland Three - Andre Williams & King Salami (Album) Be Fast France 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
Andre Williams (2) - Hoods And Shades Cover-Design Andre Williams (2) Hoods And Shades (Album) Bloodshot Records US 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
Andre Williams (2) - I Wanna Go Back To Detroit City Cover-Design Andre Williams (2) I Wanna Go Back To Detroit City (Album) Bloodshot Records US 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
Andre Williams (2) - Don't Ever Give Up Cover-Design Andre Williams (2) Don't Ever Give Up (Album) Pravda Records US 2017 Diese Version verkaufen

Singles & EPs

Andre Williams (2) - Pulling Time / Goin' Down To Tia Juana Cover-Design 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) US 1955 Diese Version verkaufen
Andre Williams (2) - Jail Bait / My Tears Cover-Design Andre Williams (Mr. Rhythm)*, Charlie Morris Orchestra Andre Williams (Mr. Rhythm)*, Charlie Morris Orchestra - Jail Bait / My Tears Fortune Records (2) US 1956 Diese Version verkaufen
5-9196 Andre Williams (2) - Bacon Fat / Just Because Of A Kiss Cover-Design Andre Williams "Mr. Rhythm"* Bacon Fat / Just Because Of A Kiss(7", Single) Epic 5-9196 US 1956 Diese Version verkaufen
827 Andre Williams (2) - Mozelle / Just Want A Little Lovin' Cover-Design Andre Williams (2) Mozelle / Just Want A Little Lovin'(7") Fortune Records (2) 827 US 1956 Diese Version verkaufen
Andre Williams (2) - It's All Over / Bobby Jean Cover-Design Andre Williams (2) With The Don Juans Andre Williams (2) With The Don Juans - It's All Over / Bobby Jean Fortune Records (2) US 1957 Diese Version verkaufen
Andre Williams (2) - You Are My Sunshine / Mean Jean Cover-Design Andre Williams (2) You Are My Sunshine / Mean Jean Fortune Records (2) US 1957 Diese Version verkaufen
839 Andre Williams (2) - The Greasy Chicken / Come On, Baby Cover-Design Andre Williams (Mr. Rhythm)* The Greasy Chicken / Come On, Baby(7") Fortune Records (2) 839 US 1957 Diese Version verkaufen