Leaving the chaos of the Clinton camp behind, Fred Wesley joined the Count Basie Orchestra in the late 70s and played with a variety of artists both on stage and in the studio throughout the 80s.

In 1980 he released the album 'House Party' featuring the all-time Funk club classic of the same name. He also kept working with George Clinton after the demise of Parliament in 1980. Fred Wesley recorded with Earth, Wind & Fire, Dr. John, Barry White, the Gap Band and many others and joined Ray Charles, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin and The Red Hot Chili Peppers live on stage. Besides joining his old bandmates Maceo Parker and Pee Wee Ellis for an European tour with Bobby Byrd he started to shift his focus to Jazz in the late 80s.

Recommended Listening:

House Party 1980

Selected Discography:

Parliament - Trombipulation 1980
George Clinton - Computer Games 1982
P-Funk Allstars - Urban Dancefloor Guerillas 1983
Bootsy Collins - What's Bootsy Doin'? 1988
Bobby Byrd - Finally Getting Paid 1988
The JB Horns - Pee Wee, Fred And Maceo 1989

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