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2012 EU issue pressing on 180gram vinyl - Andre Williams new album Life was recorded this past winter in Detroit the city where his musical career first began in the 1950s Andres new songs are his latest experiments and explorations outside of the garages
Release date 02-10-2012
2012 EU issue pressing on 180gram vinyl -Andre Williams new album Life was recorded this past winter in Detroit the city where his musical career first began in the 1950s Andres new songs are his latest experiments and explorations outside of the garagesoul bag that hes often associated with.
Produced by Matthew Smith Outrageous Cherry the albums sonic palette recalls the work of Norman Whitfields Motown productions 70s Rolling Stones Can Bill Withers, Serge Gainsbourg as well as Andres own doowop and funk history.
Andre Williams began a very prolific and creative phase of his life when he finally got off booze and drugs His intake of various substances was excessive unrelenting and dated back to at least the 1960s when he was working extensively with Ike Turner Reflecting on his very first drugandalcoholfree studio session in 2009 Andre says It was traumatic It was like someone shot me out in space and I woke up on Pluto
A1 Stuck In The Middle
A3 Blame It On Obama
B1 It's Only You That I Love
B2 Don't Kick My Dog
B3 Money Ain't Got No Loyalty
B4 Ty The Fly
B5 Shake A Tail Feather
Life finds Andre in a pretty upbeat mood whether hes singing about people being rude and impatient Butn or laying down a political commentary Blame it on Obama reciting a childrens bedtime story Ty the Fly singing a simple love song Stuck in the Middle Its Only You That I Love or conjuring a nocturnal fetishsexgroove Heels
The album also includes his own definitive rocking version of the standard he wrote and produced for the Five DuTones in 1963 Shake a Tail Feather Its a reminder that Andre Williams is one of the original guys who invented rock n roll
This release: 2012