Andre Williams – Life

  • December 10, 2012

Life holds many meanings for septuagenarian Detroit musician Andre Williams. Williams began his career in 1950’s Motown, with his greatest hit “Shake a Tail Feather” written for The Five Du-Tones in 1963 made famous in the Blues Brothers’ movies. However decades of his life were dominated by addiction, with Williams resurrecting – sober – in 1998 with his comeback, Silky. Ten albums later, Life finds Williams in fine form, half singing half speaking ten original 70’s style r&b/soul tunes in his captivating bass. He pulls no punches, saying clearly what he thinks (“Blame it on Obama”), what he loves (“It’s Only You That I Love”), and what turns him on (“Heels”). What results is an album that is authentic and real, from the hip and from the heart. It has not been and easy life, but audiences and fans are reaping the rewards. – Written by SMarx



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