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Something of a journeyman singer, songwriter and producer, Andre Williams enjoyed success at different levels in a remarkable career, which spanned seven decades. He first tasted success in the mid-1950s as the lead singer in a vocal group who were billed variously as The 5 Dollars, The Don Juans, and/or His New Group. They appeared as the latter on Williams' 1957 breakthrough Top 10 R&B hit 'Bacon Fat', on the Fortune label, on which Andre's own billing also carried the strapline, 'Mr. Rhythm'. Although 'Bacon Fat' was his only national hit, Fortune releases like 'Going Down To Tia Juana', 'Bobby Jean', 'Jail Bait' and 'Greasy Chicken' were all regional successes, notably in and around Detroit. He later wrote extensively for labels like Motown, Golden World, Chess, Mar-V-Lus, and Won-Der-Ful, while in the 70s he worked with Parliament, Funkadelic and George Clinton.
Something of a journeyman singer, songwriter and producer, Andre Williams enjoyed success at different levels in a remarkable career, which spanned seven decades. He first tasted success in the mid-1950s as the lead singer in a vocal group who were billed variously as The 5 Dollars, The Don Juans, and/or His New Group. They appeared as the latter on Williams' 1957 breakthrough Top 10 R&B hit 'Bacon Fat', on the Fortune label, on which Andre's own billing also carried the strapline, 'Mr. Rhythm'. Although 'Bacon Fat' was his only national hit, Fortune releases like 'Going Down To Tia Juana', 'Bobby Jean', 'Jail Bait' and 'Greasy Chicken' were all regional successes, notably in and around Detroit. He later wrote extensively for labels like Motown, Golden World, Chess, Mar-V-Lus, and Won-Der-Ful, while in the 70s he worked with Parliament, Funkadelic and George Clinton.
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Bacon Fat & 24 More Sizzling Cuts Of Detroit Soul Roots 1955-1960
Artist: Andre Williams
Format: CD
New: Available $16.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Pulling Time
2. Going Down to Tia Juana
3. Mozelle
4. Just Want a Little Lovin'
5. Bobby Jean W/The Don Juans
6. Just Because of a Kiss
7. Bacon Fat
8. I Wanna Know Why
9. Mean Jean
10. Jail Bait
11. My Tears
12. The Greasy Chicken
13. Come on, Baby
14. Don't Touch
15. Please Pass the Biscuits
16. My Last Dance with You
17. Hey! Country Girl
18. Tossin' and Turnin' and Burnin' All Up Inside
19. I'm All for You
20. (Georgia May Is) Movin'
21. (M M M M-Andre Williams Is) Movin'
22. Jail House Blues
23. I Still Love You - Andre
24. Rosa Lee (Stay Off the Bell)
25. Shoo Doo

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Something of a journeyman singer, songwriter and producer, Andre Williams enjoyed success at different levels in a remarkable career, which spanned seven decades. He first tasted success in the mid-1950s as the lead singer in a vocal group who were billed variously as The 5 Dollars, The Don Juans, and/or His New Group. They appeared as the latter on Williams' 1957 breakthrough Top 10 R&B hit 'Bacon Fat', on the Fortune label, on which Andre's own billing also carried the strapline, 'Mr. Rhythm'. Although 'Bacon Fat' was his only national hit, Fortune releases like 'Going Down To Tia Juana', 'Bobby Jean', 'Jail Bait' and 'Greasy Chicken' were all regional successes, notably in and around Detroit. He later wrote extensively for labels like Motown, Golden World, Chess, Mar-V-Lus, and Won-Der-Ful, while in the 70s he worked with Parliament, Funkadelic and George Clinton.
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