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Michael Andre Lewis (M. André)
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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M-886P1 Mandré - Mandré artwork dell'album Mandré Mandré (Album) Motown M-886P1 Canada 1977 Vendi questa versione
M7-900HT Mandré - Mandré Two artwork dell'album Mandré Mandré Two (Album) Motown M7-900HT US 1978 Vendi questa versione
M7-917R1 Mandré - M3000 artwork dell'album Mandré M3000 (Album) Motown M7-917R1 US 1979 Vendi questa versione
RH-R88 Mandré - Mandré 4 artwork dell'album Mandré Mandré 4 (Album) FutureGroove RH-R88 US 1982 Vendi questa versione

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M 1434F Mandré - Keep Tryin' artwork dell'album Mandre* Keep Tryin' (Single) Motown M 1434F US 1977 Vendi questa versione
M 1429F Mandré - Solar Flight (Opus I) artwork dell'album Mandré Solar Flight (Opus I) (Single) Motown M 1429F US 1977 Vendi questa versione
PSLP 233 Mandré - Nowhere To Run / Solar Flight (Opus 1) artwork dell'album Dynamic Superiors / Mandré Dynamic Superiors / Mandré - Nowhere To Run / Solar Flight (Opus 1)(12", Promo) Motown PSLP 233 UK 1977 Vendi questa versione
M 1448F Mandré - Light Years (Opus IV) / Fair Game artwork dell'album Mandré Light Years (Opus IV) / Fair Game (Single) Motown M 1448F US 1978 Vendi questa versione
TMG 1144 Mandré - Swang artwork dell'album Mandré Swang (Single) Motown TMG 1144 UK 1979 Vendi questa versione
MCS-063 Mandré - Freakin's Fine artwork dell'album Mandré Freakin's Fine (Maxi, Single) Motown MCS-063 Brazil 1979 Vendi questa versione
M 1461F Mandré - Spirit Groove artwork dell'album Mãndre* Spirit Groove (Single) Motown M 1461F Canada 1979 Vendi questa versione
SG 073, SG 074 Mandré - Mama Marin artwork dell'album Mandré Mama Marin(7", Single, Cle) SuperGroove (2), SuperGroove (2) SG 073, SG 074 US 1980 Vendi questa versione
URBSAMP07 Mandré - Disco Spectrum III (Sampler) artwork dell'album Denise LaSalle / Mandré Denise LaSalle / Mandré - Disco Spectrum III (Sampler)(12", Smplr) Urban Theory URBSAMP07 UK 2002 Vendi questa versione
RH-RSS 2 Mandré - Solar Flight (Opus I) / M3000 (Opus VI) artwork dell'album Mandré Solar Flight (Opus I) / M3000 (Opus VI) Rush Hour (4) RH-RSS 2 Netherlands 2010 Vendi questa versione
Classic Wax 12014 Mandré - Show You The Way To Go / Solar Flight (Opus 1) artwork dell'album The Jacksons / Mandre* The Jacksons / Mandre* - Show You The Way To Go / Solar Flight (Opus 1)(12", RE) Classic Wax Classic Wax 12014 US Unknown Vendi questa versione


PR-38 Mandré - Motown's Magical Spring Tour! artwork dell'album Mandré, Rare Earth & Platinum Hook Mandré, Rare Earth & Platinum Hook - Motown's Magical Spring Tour!(LP, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Motown PR-38 US 1978 Vendi questa versione

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3 febbraio 2020
Having replaced George Duke in Zappa's band after his departure, to my ears, Andre was influenced by Zappa (he even covered "Dirty Love)…
His other obvious influences were Parliament/Funkadelic, though even wackier and more spaced-out IMO.

Mandre was an interesting artist who deserves more credit than he's gotten.


25 dicembre 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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