Andre Williams & The Sadies – Night & Day (LP, US)

15 May 2012 Yep Roc LP-YEP-2269
01. I Gotta Get Shortly Out Of Jail
02. America (You Say “A Change Is Gonna Come”)
03. The Seventy Year Old
04. Your Old Lady
05. Bored
06. Mississippi & Joliet
07. I Thank God
08. Don’t Take It
09. One-Eyed Jack
10. Hey Baby!
11. I’ll Do Most Anything For You
12. That’s My Desire
13. Me and My Dog
Andre Williams & The Sadies - Night & Day (LP, US) - Cover
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Vinyl edition of Andre Williams and The Sadies album featuring Jon Spencer, Matt Verta-Ray, Sally Timms of the Mekons and Dan Kroha. Issued with insert (scroll down for sleeve notes), download-card in shrink-wrapped and stickered cover, also issued on CD.

Clips from one of the recording sessions for this album appear in the documentary Agile, Mobile, Hostile: A Year With Andre Williams.

SONG CREDITS:
Musical Director: Jon Spencer
Produced: The Sadies
Mixed: Don Pyle & Dallas Good at Bunny Down Sound
Recorded: Bill Skibbe & Jessica Ruffins at The Key Club
Mastering: Peter J. Moore at the E-Room
Wrangling: Jude Coombe
Vocals: Andre Williams
Drums: Mike Belitsky
Bass: Sean Dean
Guitars / Keyboards: Dallas Good
Guitars / Fiddle: Travis Good

01. I Gotta Get Shortly Out Of Jail
Acoustic Guitar / Percussion: Jon Spencer
Vocals: Kelly Hogan
Guitar: Danny Kroha
Vocals: Sally Timms
Guitars: Matt Verta-Ray

02. America (You Say “A Change Is Gonna Come”)
Acoustic Guitar / Percussion: Jon Spencer
Vocals: Kelly Hogan
Vocals: Sally Timms
Guitars: Matt Verta-Ray

03. The Seventy Year Old
Acoustic Guitar / Percussion: Jon Spencer
Guitar: Danny Kroha
Guitars: Matt Verta-Ray

04. Your Old Lady
Acoustic Guitar / Percussion: Jon Spencer
Vocals: Kelly Hogan
Vocals: Sally Timms
Guitars: Matt Verta-Ray

05. Bored
Acoustic Guitar / Percussion: Jon Spencer
Guitar: Danny Kroha
Guitars: Matt Verta-Ray

06. Mississippi & Joliet
Acoustic Guitar / Percussion: Jon Spencer
Vocals: Kelly Hogan
Vocals: Sally Timms
Guitars: Matt Verta-Ray

07. I Thank God
Acoustic Guitar / Percussion: Jon Spencer
Vocals: Kelly Hogan
Harmonica: Danny Kroha
Vocals: Sally Timms
Guitars: Matt Verta-Ray

08. Don’t Take It

09. One-Eyed Jack
Additional Recording: Jon Langford
Guitar: Jon Langford

10. Hey Baby!

11. I’ll Do Most Anything For You
Vocals: Jon Langford

12. That’s My Desire
Vocals: Sally Timms

13. Me and My Dog
Guitars: Matt Verta-Ray

Publishing: Andre Williams is Samovar Groovathon Music, The Sadies are Sadies Music, SOCAN, Jon Spencer is Patricia Ann Music, BMI, Matt Verta-Ray is Marsupial Parlay Vous Music, BMI, Danny Kroha is Dog Butt Music, BMI, Jon Langford is Pigsville, BMI, Kelly Hogan is August Coretta Music, BMI

SLEEVE NOTES:

NIGHT AND DAY

We started making this record in the fall of 2006. Here’s what I can remember about it.Sadie was touring with/as Heavy Trash and we had two days off. We booked into the Key Club. Andre was in court the day before the first session and he was facing prison time, which he narrowly avoided. He showed up the first day in Benton Harbor with a small film crew in tow and no bottom plate. He was still uh, partying a lot and had a cold that later turned into pneumonia. We did the first sessions with the fabulous Jon Spencer conducting the group, now augmented by the soulful stylings of Kelly and Sally, courtest of Mike Bulington. It was recorded live off the floor (most times) everyone playing at once.Our beloved Danny showed up the next day and so it was. My memory of the sessions are a little blurry now. Sometimes, I can’t tell whether it’s Travis or Matt on electric, acoustic or baritone guitar. Neither can Travis. The delightful Bill and Jessica patiently recorded us with their Flickinger console. We had Lark’s BBQ. It was good but we were worried for Andre.A couple years later, everything was different. He was sober and sharp. Agile, mobile and hostile. Night and Day. Sadie went back into the Key Club and did some more. It wouldn’t be fair to the new Andre (who I’d never met after working together for like, 12 years) to let the old Andre have this album. So we did even more. Thanks to the great Jon Langford and sobriety, we could finished tracking. Mixing would be another story.

It turned out that recording with (as many as) 10 people at once created some technical problems. This record would never have been finished if Don hadn’t achieved the impossible (just to spite me for dmanding it). That’s about it. Oh, one of the lyrics was redone by Andre recently because he forgot about our session and cut the song with someone else. Also, this record was Sadie’s bright idea so no one was properly paid. Thanks to all involved and sorry. Lastly, Andre – I told you we aren’t waiting for you to die before releasing this.

DETAILS:
ARTWORK: 
Front Cover & Photo: Jon Langford
Design: Michael Triplett

BARCODE:  63457226913

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