Village People ‎– Village People

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Casablanca ‎– NBLP 7064
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Tracklist

Medley (10:46)
A.a San Francisco (You've Got Me)
A.b In Hollywood (Everybody Is A Star)
B1 Fire Island 5:49
B2 Village People 5:41

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Notes

This is the first pressing of this Lp. Victor Willis was credited as "Lip Singer" (instead of "Lead Singer") on the back cover (an error corrected in later releases). Also Casablanca used the inner sleeve of this release to promote their first motion picture venture.
Original copies came with an orderform

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NBLP 7064 Village People Village People(Acetate, LP, Album) Casablanca NBLP 7064 US 1977 Sell This Version
NBLP 7064 Village People Village People(LP, Album) Casablanca NBLP 7064 US 1977 Sell This Version
P2 32169 Village People Village People(CD, Album, Club, RE) Casablanca P2 32169 US Unknown Sell This Version
NBL8 7064 Village People Village People(8-Trk, Album) Casablanca NBL8 7064 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
2 M 026-64317 Village People Village People(LP, Album) Music For Pleasure 2 M 026-64317 France 1977 Sell This Version

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Lavenderbyrd

Lavenderbyrd

August 16, 2015
A very interesting album for fans of the Village People. Originally formed as a studio group with Victor Willis singing lead- the producers Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo wanted a representation of the gay crowd they witnessed in Greenwich Village in New York. The "concept" slowly turned into an actual group when the popularity of the songs began circulating in the gay clubs- which was not the sole purpose of these songs, because this first album is also the soundtrack to the 1977 film NEW YORK CITY INFERNO (gay adult porn movie), which Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo were composing all at the same time. When Village People went on American Bandstand in 1977 and in their music videos for 1977, the group of performers were Victor Willis- lead singer and COP, Felipe Rose was backup singer and INDIAN (reportedly he was the first "character" Jacques and Henri saw in Greenwich Village initially. However, Felipe Rose was somewhat of a popular dancer at the Anvil as well as bartender in clubs always dressed in Indian gear, and his name was "out there" so to speak, due to his naked photo spread in the local AFTER DARK magazine in 1977, which he kept his headress on and nothing else). Alex Briley- backup singer and ATHLETE (later changed to ARMY MAN with the second album MACHO MAN. Alex was the only "hand picked" singer by Victor himself, because Alex could actually sing), Mark Mussler, an unknown, was a backup singer dressed as a CONSTRUCTION WORKER (later, after Jacques and Henri placed an ad asking for singers with moustaches to audtion, David "Scar" Hodo passed the audition to become the CONSTRUCTION WORKER starting with the MACHO MAN album), Dave Forrest, an unknown, was backup singer dressed as a COWBOY (later replaced by Randy Jones who answered the ad and had actual singing talent from Broadway experience), Lee Mouton, an unknown, who was backup singer dressed as a LEATHERMAN (later replaced by Glenn M. Hughes who was a tollbooth collector who answered the ad) and lastly, Peter Whitehead who was an actual songwriter, who helped write some of the Village People songs). The Village People exploded on the disco scene and hit the radio with their first big hit MACHO MAN in 1978 and the rest is HIStory. Of course, if you want more trivia/info, you can also check out wikipedia.