While he may not necessarily be a household name, Andre Williams is known in R&B and blues circles for recording filthy-sounding, gutbucket soul since the '50s. Williams has experienced some highs in his career, recording for a subsidiary of Motown in the early '60s and legendary Chicago blues label Chess later in the decade. And he's had some crushing lows, struggling with drug addiction and living on the streets of Chicago for a spell in the '80s. But he rebounded in the '90s re-fashioning himself as a wise old man of garage rock.
In 2001 the legendary Mr. Rhythm returned with 15 killer new recordings comprised of both suave early comps and boozy new songs written especially for this collection. Produced in NYC by Billy Miller and Matt Verta-Ray, the no-holds-barred set includes duets with Ronnie Spector ("It's Gonna Work Out Fine") and Rudy Ray Moore ("I Ain't Guilty") and features early Jimi Hendrix cohort Lonnie Youngblood on sax, soul legend The Mighty Hannibal on backing vocals, ex-Voidoid/Lou Reed guitarist Robert Quine plus vocal groups the Four Dollars and the Modern Don Juans!