Giorgio Moroder. He was a busy man. Not content with completely revolutionising disco with his From Here To Eternity LP and production/composition work for Donna Summer, Giorgio was busy with many of his own little side projects. Some of them are a little difficult to come by these days, but are well worth the time and effort to track down. Alternatively, Witty Banter can deliver them to you – gift wrapped – for your delectation.
For much of his career Mr Moroder had tried to market himself as a solo act, but by the mid-to-late 1970′s he was finally beginning to realise that cover art bearing his own hirsute image was not likely to sell a million copies. No accounting for taste. Its a shame really, as the “Let The Music Play” release is a very enjoyable and restrained piece of sophisticated disco:- lush female vocals, insistent bass and a solid 4X4 beat. Giorgio was clearly getting that being heard, and not seen, was perhaps the way to go. The devout Miss Summers was not the only female to feel the delicate production fingering of Giorgio. Ann Joy – about whom not a lot is known – released this little boogie-woogie gem penned by hit team Moroder/Bellotte in 1978. Possibly she was entirely eclipsed by his work with Donna Summer, or maybe the craze for a revivalist rock & Roll influenced sound was fading out even in Europe.