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WILLIAMS, ANDRE - Life - digipack cd  CD

WILLIAMS, ANDRE - Life - digipack cd CD

Manufacturer: ALIVE
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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 1960Ís, when he was working extensively with Ike Turner. Reflecting on his very first drug-and-alcohol-free studio session in 2009, Andre says, ñIt was traumatic. It was like someone shot me out in space and I woke up on Pluto!î__Andre WilliamsÍ new album "Life" was recorded this past winter in Detroit, the city where his musical career first began in the 1950's. Andre's new songs are his latest experiments and explorations outside of the garage-soul bag that he's often associated with. Produced by Matthew Smith (Outrageous Cherry), the album's sonic palette recalls the work of Norman Whitfield's Motown productions, 70's Rolling Stones, Can, Bill Withers, Serge Gainsbourg, as well as Andre's own doo-wop and funk history. "Life" finds Andre in a pretty upbeat mood, whether he's singing about people being rude and impatient ("But'n"), or laying down a political commentary ("Blame it on Obama"), reciting a children's bedtime story ("Ty the Fly"), singing a simple love song ("Stuck in the Middle", "It's Only You That I Love"), or conjuring a nocturnal fetish-s*x-groove ("Heels").__Andre WilliamsÍ new album, "Life" is absolutely stunning. It really doesnÍt matter how old this guy gets, he will always sing about the glory of the beautiful woman (ñHeelsî, ñShake a Tail Featherî), being down on his luck (ñDonÍt Kick My Dogî, ñMoney AinÍt Got No Loyaltyî) and, best of all on this record, current affairs (ñBlame it on Obamaî). A backing band featuring Matt Smith, Jim Diamond and Dave Shettler only helps enhance WilliamsÍ dry, witty, deadpan delivery. Just wow." _ Brett Calwood / Detroit Metro Times

Andre Williams "Blame It On Obama" VIDEO

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