The Black Godfather

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
After recording one of the sleaziest albums of recent memory, 1998's Silky, what was Andre Williams supposed to do for an encore? Well, with The Black Godfather, Mr. Rhythm brings sleaze rock to new heights or depths, depending on how you look at it. On Silky, producer and general co-conspirator Mick Collins of the Gories and the Dirtbombs rounded up an impressive team of Detroit-area grit-rock all-stars to back up Williams, but for The Black Godfather, Collins and Williams went nationwide, with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the Compulsive Gamblers formerly the Oblivions, the Cheater Slicks, and the Countdowns all kicking up a fuss as Williams wails on "Whip That Booty,"...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
After recording one of the sleaziest albums of recent memory, 1998's Silky, what was Andre Williams supposed to do for an encore? Well, with The Black Godfather, Mr. Rhythm brings sleaze rock to new heights or depths, depending on how you look at it. On Silky, producer and general co-conspirator Mick Collins of the Gories and the Dirtbombs rounded up an impressive team of Detroit-area grit-rock all-stars to back up Williams, but for The Black Godfather, Collins and Williams went nationwide, with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the Compulsive Gamblers formerly the Oblivions, the Cheater Slicks, and the Countdowns all kicking up a fuss as Williams wails on "Whip That Booty," "Nasty Women" "I Hate Cha," and "The Dealer, the Peeler, and the Stealer." While Silky sounded somewhat more unified, The Black Godfather rocks a good bit harder, and while the previous album featured the occasional moment of relatively subtle calm, this time out Williams is firing on all cylinders at once and sounding as nasty as he wants to be. The Black Godfather is loud, it's wild, and my, but it's in poor taste; if that sounds like a bad thing to you, you're best off leaving this be, but if that description sounds like fun, pick this up and have a party as Andre Williams shows you how to Sling That Thing. Points added for the cover, a hilariously accurate parody of a typical No Limit Records package.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/16/2000
  • Label: In The Red Records
  • UPC: 759718506525
  • Catalog Number: 65
  • Sales rank: 18,705

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Andre Williams Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Jim Diamond Bass
Steve MacKay Saxophone
Patrick Pantano Drums
Jon Spencer Guitar, Vocals
Jack Oblivian & Impala Drums
The Compulsive Gamblers Background Vocals
Russell Simins Drums, Vocals
Judah Bauer Guitar
Brian Waters Guitar
Greg Oblivian Guitar
Tom Shannon Guitar
The Dirtbombs Background Vocals
Dave Shannon Guitar
Ewolf Drums
Dana Hatch Drums
Craig Waters Drums
John Sellers Bass
Technical Credits
Jimmy Hole Art Direction
André Knecht Mastering
Mike McHugh Engineer
Mick Collins Producer
Scott Waters Engineer
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