Andre Williams – Black Godfather (CD, US)

10 April 2000 In The Red ITR 065
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. Nasty Women
10. I Hate Cha
11. Montana Slim
12. I Wanna Go Back To Mexico
13a. Can’t Find My Mind
13b. Hit Squad
Andre Williams - Black Godfather (CD, US)  - Cover
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NOTES:
Standard US CD edition with unlisted track Hit Squad.

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 (of “Daddy Sez”).

Track 13 has a run-time of 30 minutes to create a gap between Can’t Find My Mind and Hit Squad’. This song was also featured on Black Godfather (Bonus Tracks) [Promo] (CD, US), Black Godfather (CD, AUSTRALIA) and Black Godfather (CD, JAPAN).

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 Acme Plus / Xtra Acme USA and as a 12″ single.

Jon Spencer appears on and is credited as ‘Musical Director’ of the Andre Williams & The Sadies album Night & Day.

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. Nasty Women
Writers: Williams/Countdowns
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.

13a. 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.

13b. 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 and Special guest star Steve Mackay.”

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: 7 59718 50652 5

MATRIX: “DADR 1V763<0392>ITR065″

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