What do you remember about Rick James, Andre Williams, because he was in a Canadian band called the Mynah Birds with, of all people, Neil Young, who recorded an album for Motown that was never released. Do you remember Rick James being with Neil Young at all in the Mynah Birds?
Do you remember Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers at all?
And he's a Canadian from Vancouver, BC! But he never gets any credit for discovering Michael Jackson!
Because that was what I was going to ask you about, Andre Williams, I was curious because there has always been that legend: did Bobby Taylor of Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers discover Michael Jackson, and you would agree with that then. He did indeed-
Now, Canada had a doo wop group called the Diamonds!
"Little Darling." "The Stroll." By the Diamonds.
Andre Williams, Hank Snow, who you mention in the song, "Country And Western Song," on your brand new Silky LP from In The Red Records, and again I am speaking to Andre Williams, and on your song, "Country And Western Song," from the Silky LP, you mention Hank Snow. Now, Hank Snow is from Nova Scotia, and spent the winter of 1949 in Vancouver!
Andre, have you ever met James Brown at all?
That was what I was curious about, because Otis Redding called James Brown "the boss." What would you call James Brown?
It's weird, Andre Williams, that James Brown's wife died of plastic surgery?
Bobby Darin was on Motown too, wasn't he? In February 1973, he hit #67 with the happy theme from Lady Sings The Blues.
What date does "Pussy Stank" date from? How old is that, because is a pretty risqué song, even by today's standards.
Well, actually, a bit more on that, Andre, because I'm hungry for info! Explain a bit more about that if you could please.
Did Mick Collins and Danny Dollrod do a lot of the music for the record?
And what was it like working with them? What are the kids of today like?
What do you do in your spare time with them? Did you go horseback riding?
That vision of Andre Williams riding horseback with the Demolition Dollrods, like Margaret Dollrod-
And now you have the Countdowns touring with you. How would the Countdowns have fared at Motown?
Andre Williams, if the Countdowns were kind of like Commodores, what would Larry Hardy of In the Red Records be? What's his equivalent?
So the Countdowns are kind of like the Commodores, and Larry Hardy is like kind of like Clive Davis, you know, giving real music. How about Billy and Miriam from Norton Records who released you-
Andre, one of your songs, "Humpin', Bumpin', And Thumpin'" I have on a compilation. Who played on that record? Where was it recorded? It's Humpin', Bumpin', And Thumpin'."
"Humpin', Bumpin', And Thumpin'."
By Andre Williams! Now, Andre, when you did songs like "Humpin', Bumpin', And Thumpin'," "Jailbait," and "Bacon Fat," were you the first rock 'n' roller with heavy sex, food and dancing?
Like "Jailbait," "Bacon Fat," "Humpin', Bumpin', And Thumpin'" - that's amazing, Andre Williams, those songs!
And we love to eat!
Did you ever associate at all with Dolemite? Rudy Ray Moore?
Andre Williams, if people want you to spend their money, how would you do it for them?
Is there a particular incident that all, Andre Williams, that remember at all, spending a lot of money, like having a lot of money and how you got rid of it?
Have you ever been to Panama before?
Did you enjoy the hot temperature, the spicy food?
Finally, Andre, I have a dilemma. I don't know what to do. Should I shave off my back hair? You know, people think it's gross having back hair. What do you think about that, Andre Williams?
But it's not too pretty back there!
Do you have any back hair, Andre Williams?
So, Andre Williams, is there anything you would like to add?
All right, Andre Williams! Keep on rockin' in the free world!
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