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Solo Man (album)

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July 13, 2015

Harlem West Records

Release date
13 July 2015



Victor Willis

Victor Willis

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Sigma Sound Studios, New York City 1979

Victor Willis albums, Funk albums

Solo Man is the debut studio album by Victor Willis, original lead singer of the disco group Village People. It was released on August 21, 2015, 36 years after it was recorded. The album is a mixture of traditional R&B, gospel and soul styles.



After five hit albums with Village People, Willis left the group in 1979 to record a solo album. The group's label at the time, Casablanca Records, anticipated releasing the album and announced it to the media. After Willis' departure, Village People album sales plummeted causing Casablanca to drop the band from the label. Willis was still under contract with the Village People production company and the album was caught up in the turmoil.

In 1981, rights to the solo album was returned to Willis but soon after, the master tapes went missing. The tapes were finally located in 2007.

For most of the tracks, Willis utilized the Village People band Gypsy Lane with rhythm arrangements by Horace Ott. For the remaining tracks, top studio musicians were assembled under the direction of Ray Chew.

Track listing

All tracks written by Victor Willis

  1. "Come Go With Me"  – 5:18
  2. "I Struck It Rich"  – 5:37
  3. "Come Back To America"  – 5:08
  4. "Follow Through"  – 5:53
  5. "Krazy Bout Your Love"  – 4:43
  6. "Could It Be"  – 5:02
  7. "Body Wants To Be Loved"  – 5:54
  8. "Yes I Can"  – 5:14
  9. "Solo Man"  – 5:38


Tracks 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9

  • Russell Dabney – drums
  • Alfonso Carey – bass
  • Jimmy Lee – guitar
  • Rodger Lee – rhythm guitar
  • Nathaniel Wilkie – keyboards
  • Richard Trifan – synthesizer
  • Lawrence Killian – percussion
  • Horace Ott – strings, horns and rhythm arrangements
  • Tracks 1, 2, 6

  • Chris Parker – drums
  • Marcus Miller – bass
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • Rodger Lee – rhythm guitar
  • Ray Chew – keyboards
  • Errol "Crusher" Bennett – percussion
  • References

    Solo Man (album) Wikipedia

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