Mandre was a group that Andre Lewis started in 1977 as a continuation of the gospel/soul group "Maxayn" which was named after the lead singer Maxayn Lewis, Andre's wife. While the Maxayn group had been playing gospel and soul with Maxayn Lewis on lead vocals, the Mandre group was Andre's project to add electronic elements and also shift the sound toward more spacey funk and disco. Andre also played keyboards for Frank Zappa, Buddy Miles, LaBelle, Earth Wind and Fire, Huey Lewis, Edwin Starr, Charles Wilson and the Gap Band, Sly Stone, Bobby Womack, Johnny Guitar Watson and a handful of others. He was also a tester of Roland products and was one of the first musicians to record with the infamous Roland TR-808 drum machine.

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Funk / Soul / Disco / Boogie

Milo Johnson
The Wild Bunch (Story Of A Sound System)

Hot Cuisine
Who's Been Kissing You? / All Fired Up

Evelyn King
I'm In Love

The Givens Family
That's What Friends Are For

Pink Rhythm
Melodies Of Love

Steve Arrington
Dancin' In The Key Of Life

Dudu França
Pense Bem / Renascer

Sidney Magal
Magal Espetacular

Ronaldo Correa
Uma Noite Na Discoteca Da Moda

Dudu França
Grilo Na Cuca / Vem Dançar

Arthur Russell
In The Light Of The Miracle (Danny Krivit & Tony Smith Remix)