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Village People

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by jnprather, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. Does anybody know off-hand who played bass on the Village People recordings and/or Live with the band in their heyday? For the life of me I cannot find the information anywhere and don't see any mention of it on TB anywhere. Thanks!

  2. I went ahead and emailed while I was on site, and here's the response;

    Worth a shot. Hmmm. Where to go next... :meh:
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Alfonso Carey played on most of the hits.

    Brian Allsop & Barbara Starkey played on the 'live' album.

    Howie Epstein played on their last album.
  4. darkblack99

    darkblack99 Supporting Member

    Well, I found a few contenders here ... since this album is recorded circa '79, I'm assuming that this fits the bill.

    That link gave me Brian Allsop, (who also played with Ashford & Simpson), Frank Gravis , and a 'Barbara Starkey'...Although whether this is Ringo's wife, or a pseudonym for someone else is a big old question mark.

    But the one you're looking for is Alfonso Carey, who is credited with the bass chair on Go West and Macho Man. He ended up playing with Patti LaBelle, and others .

    Howie Epstein (of John Hiatt and Tom Petty's bands) played on Renaissance.

    (Edit)...'And I'd have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for DWBass'

  5. Great responses guys, thanks :)

    I always forget about Artistdirect when i'm scouring for album credits.
  6. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Don't forget about Allmusic.com!
  7. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Hey DWbass, wasn't Brian Allsop (Fudgie Kae's replacement in Mandrill) Killed in a motorcycle accident in the late 70's?
  8. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Hey DWBass, I did some research and Brian Allsop ( who at the time lived on my trumpet players block in Brooklyn N.Y.) was killed in a motorcycle accident in September 1981, at the time he was playing bass with Ashford and Simpson.
  9. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
  10. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I believe it is the same cat!
  11. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Oooh! :scowl: Damn, bad for Brian, good for Francisco Centena!
  12. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Yeah Brian (nicknamed wooba dooba) was a great bassist :crying: