Andre Williams – Black Godfather (CD, AUSTRALIA)

10 April 2000 Genie / EMI LAMPCD001
01. Intro
02. The Black Godfather
03. Whip The Booty
04. Whatcha Gonna Do
05. Sling That Thing
06. The Dealer, The Peeler & The Stealer
07. Freak Blues
08. You Got It and I Want It
09. Shake A Tail Feather
10. I Hate Cha
11. Montana Slim
12. I Wanna Go Back To Mexico
13. Can’t Find My Mind
14. Jailhouse Blues
15. Fire In The Hole
16. Hit Squad
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NOTES:
Australian CD edition in stickered CD case, rear of case has the ‘Digital Audio Technologies Australia’ logo moulded into the plastic.

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion appear on both The Black Godfather and Hit Squad and the Intro to the album makes use of a Boss Hog sample.

Hit Squad only appears as a hidden-track on the US CD edition and did not feature on the vinyl pressing.

This version replaces Nasty Women with Shake A Tail Feather which along with Jailhouse Blues and Fire In The Hole were not featured on the American release.

Shake A Tail Feather was also included along with The Black Godfather, You Got It and I Want It and Hit Squad on Black Godfather Bonus Tracks [PROMO] (CD, US).

The release date given is that of the US issue, this version could have been issued earlier or later than April 2000.

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion recorded two songs for the album Andre Williams is The Black Godfather and Williams sang lead vocals on the song Lapdance (released on Lapdance 12″ / Acme Plus / Xtra Acme USA).

SONG CREDITS:
Executive Producer: Mick Collins
Mastered: Andre Knecht at ARK Digital

01. Intro
Featuring a sample from Boss Hog’s “Daddy Sez”
Published: Madam’s Organ Music

02. The Black Godfather
Writers: Williams/Explosion
Vocals: Andre Williams
Guitar/Vocals: Jon Spencer
Guitar: Judah Bauer
Drums: Russell Simins
Publishing: DKW Music (BMI)/Dirty Shirt Music (BMI).
Recorded/Mixed: Mike McHugh at The Distillery, Costa Mesa, CA.

03. Whip The Booty
Writers: Williams/Countdowns
Vocals: Andre Williams
Guitar: Brian Waters
Bass: John Sellers
Guitar: Zac Pike
Drums: Craig Waters
Publishing: DKW Music (BMI)/You’ve Got To Buy Your Own Music (ASCAP)
Recorded: Mike McHugh at The Distillery, Costa Mesa, CA.
Produced/Mixed: Mick Collins at Ghetto Recorders, Detroit, MI.

04. Whatcha Gonna Do
Writers: Williams/Dirtbombs
Vocals: Andre Williams
Guitar: Mick Collins
Bass: Jim Diamond
Fuzz: Deon Fisher
Drums: Ewolf
Drums: Pat Patano
Backups: The Dirtbombs
Publishing: DKW Music (BMI)/South of Eight Mile Music (BMI)
Produced/Recorded/Mixed: Mick Collins at Ghetto Recorders, Detroit, MI.

05. Sling That Thing
Writers: Williams/Countdowns
Vocals: Andre Williams
Guitar: Brian Waters
Bass: John Sellers
Guitar: Zac Pike
Drums: Craig Waters
Sax: Steve McKay
Trumpet: Eric Dyrenforth
Publishing: DKW Music (BMI)/You’ve Got To Buy Your Own Music (ASCAP)
Recorded/Mixed: Mike McHugh at The Distillery, Costa Mesa, CA.

06. The Dealer, The Peeler & The Stealer
Writers: Williams/Compulsive Gamblers
Vocals: Andre Williams
Guitar: Greg Oblivian
Drums: Jack Oblivian
Bass: Jim Diamond
Organ: Brenden Sprengler
Backups: Compulsive Gamblers
Publishing: DKW Music (BMI)/Compulsive Gamblers Music (BMI)
Recorded: Jim Diamond
Produced/Mixed: Mick Collins at Ghetto Records, Detroit, MI.

07. Freak Blues
Writers: Williams/Mackay/Countdowns
Vocals: Andre Williams
Guitar: Brian Waters
Bass: John Sellers
Guitar: Zac Pike
Drums: Craig Waters
Sax: Steve Mackay
Publishing: DKW Music (BMI)/You’ve Got To Buy Your Own Music (ASCAP)
Recorded/Mixed: Mike McHugh at The Distillery, Costa Mesa, CA.

08. You Got It and I Want It
Writer: Williams
Vocals: Andre Williams
Guitar: Mick Collins
Bass: Jim Diamond
Fuzz: Deon Fisher
Drums: Ewolf
Drums: Pat Pantano
Backups: The Dirtbombs
Publishing: DKW Music (BMI)
Produced/Recorded/Mixed: Mick Collins at Ghetto Recorders, Detroit, MI.

09. Shake A Tail Feather
Writer: Williams
Vocals: Andre Williams
Guitar: Brian Waters
Bass: John Sellers
Guitar: Zac Pike
Drums: Craig Waters
Back-Up’s: Mick Collins & The Countdowns
Publishing: DKW Music (BMI)
Recorded/Mixed: Mike McHugh at The Distillery, Costa Mesa, CA.

10. I Hate Cha
Writers: Williams/Compulsive Gamblers
Vocals: Andre Williams
Guitar: Greg Oblivian
Drums: Jack Oblivian
Bass: Jim Diamond
Organ: Brenden Sprengler
Publishing: DKW Music (BMI)/Compulsive Gamblers Music (BMI)
Recorded: Jim Diamond
Produced/Mixed: Mick Collins at Ghetto Records, Detroit, MI.

11. Montana Slim
Writers: Williams/Countdowns
Vocals: Andre Williams
Guitar: Brian Waters
Bass: John Sellers
Guitar: Zac Pike
Drums: Craig Waters
Publishing: DKW Music (BMI)/You’ve Got To Buy Your Own Music (ASCAP)
Recorded/Mixed: Mike McHugh at The Distillery, Costa Mesa, CA.

12. I Wanna Go Back To Mexico
Writers: Williams/Countdowns
Vocals: Andre Williams
Guitar: Brian Waters
Bass: John Sellers
Guitar: Zac Pike
Drums: Craig Waters
Trumpet: Eric Dyrenforth
Publishing: DKW Music (BMI)/You’ve Got To Buy Your Own Music (ASCAP)
Recorded: Mike McHugh at The Distillery, Costa Mesa, CA.
Produced/Mixed: Mick Collins at Ghetto Recorders, Detroit, MI.

13. Can’t Find My Mind
Writers: Rorschach & Interior
Vocals: Andre Williams
Guitar: Tom Shannon
Guitar: Dave Shannon
Drums: Dana Hatch
Publishing: Illegal Songs Inc. (BMI)
Recorded: Scott Waters in Chiliocothe, OH.
Mixed/Produced: Mick Collins at Ghetto Recoders, Detroit, MI.

14. Jailhouse Blues
Writer: Williams
Vocals: Andre Williams
Organ: Steve Pallow
Guitar: James Arthur
Bass: Jimmy Hole
Drums: Terri Wahl
Publishing: DKW Music (BMI)
Recorded: Live to 2-Track by Deke Dickerson at Ecco-Phonic Studios

15. Fire In The Hole
Writers: Williams/Countdowns
Vocals: Andre Williams
Guitar: Brian Waters
Bass: John Sellers
Guitar: Zac Pike
Drums: Craig Waters
Publishing: DKW Music (BMI)/You’ve Got To Buy Your Own Music (ASCAP)
Recorded/Mixed: Mike McHugh at The Distillery, Costa Mesa, CA.

16. Hit Squad
Writers: Williams/Explosion
Vocals: Andre Williams
Guitar/Vocals: Jon Spencer
Guitar: Judah Bauer
Drums: Russell Simins
Publishing: DKW Music (BMI)/Dirty Shirt Music (BMI).
Recorded/Mixed: Mike McHugh at The Distillery, Costa Mesa, CA.

SLEEVE NOTES:
No sleeve notes as such but inside album sleeve carries the following text; “but if feels so good!…ANDRE WILLIAMS is back as the BLACK GODFATHER starring… The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Countdowns, Compulsive Gamblers – Cheater Slicks – The Dirtbombs & The Necessary Evils*”

*The US edition credits “Special guest star Steve Mackay” instead of “The Necessary Evils”.

And “read Black Tail” at the end of the album credits.

DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Cover Concept: Larry Hardy
Photographs: Jimmy Hole/Devil Jones
Art Direction/Layout/Design: Jimmy Hole

BARCODE: 724352 60962 8

MATRIX: “D.A.T.A IFPIL311 LAMPCD001 B E1”

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