This release features two brand new songs from Andre Williams's 2016 album 'I Wanna Go Back to Detroit City' plus two songs from the Andre Williams Bloodshot Records vault, all spanning the smattering of genres and shattering of boundaries for which Andre is known best.
At 79 years old, Andre "Mr. Rhythm" Williams is a R&B legend, and you may not even know it. He wrote "Shake A Tail Feather," and sang such uber-raunch cult classics as "Bacon Fat" (covered by the Cramps), "Greasy Chicken," and the epitome of songs about little girls, "Jail Bait." He worked at seminal labels such as Motown, Chess, and Fortune. He wrote songs for, or produced folks Ike Turner, Parliament/Funkadelic, Edwin Starr and Stevie Wonder. Andre's resurgence in the '90s and '00s backed by the likes of The Dirtbombs, The Sadies, Jon Spencer, and a young Jack White solidified him as a garage/soul titan, and a staple in the underground grit of Detroit and Chicago.