The Golden World Story
Andre Williams

label scan courtesy Ian Walsh

There had been no Golden World13, no Ric-Tic13 and no Wingate13. Superstitious to say the least.

Wingate014 was the follow-up to Hank Marr's "White house grove" and was typical of the unique sound of the great Andre Williams. The song was titled "Loose juice".

On year later, "You got it and I want it", was released on Ric-Tic124.

Andre had moved to Detroit from Chicago in the fifties and joined up with Jack and Devora Brown at Fortune.

There he recorded two classic songs in "Bacon fat" and "Jail bait".

The former was one of the Fortune's first recordings on Third Street.

In a relatively short stay at Golden World, Andre also wrote and produced for Gino Parks, J.J. Barnes, and Laura Lee. The songs crept out as flip sides, however. He did, however, co-write and produce the Dramatic's novelty song "Inky dinky wang dang do"

A move back to Chicago saw him work with Alvin Cash at Mar-V-Lus.



Notes by David Meikle

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