Friday, May 11, 2012

Andre Williams & The Sadies

Add Date: May 8 

Artist: Andre Williams & The Sadies 

Album: Night & Day 

Label: Yep Roc 

Genre: Blues, blues rock 

Comments: From the promoter: "Canada's finest live band, The Sadies, have reunited with explicit soul singer/cult legend Andre Williams for Night & Day... the result of sessions that began in 2008 at Key Club Studio in Detroit and captures Andre, then 70 years old and still using at the time, at his most raw, honest, and immediate. No filter. Andre is aided by a stellar cast of musical friends, dirty bluesers who have earned the trust of the ancient hustler, including Jon Spencer (who directed these sessions) and Matt Verta-Ray of Heavy Trash... and of course, behind it all, The Sadies... The result is a raw, gritty slice of raunch-rock that has attitude in spades and the hooks and playing to back it up."

This is excellent blues rock; even if you're unfamiliar with Williams, you'll appreciate the work of The Sadies and the contributions of musical vets like Spencer. Keep in mind the "explicit" tag, though, and stick to radio-friendly tracks like 4, 11, 9 and 12.

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