There are no words to describe this genius! He is one of world’s best known innovators composing dance, film, pop and other musical forms. Giorgio can take you on a visual and musical expression journey like no other can.
The Italian born musician recorded under the name “Giorgio” since 1966, but got his first hit with “Looky Looky” in 1969, a bubble gum pop song with a catchy riff that makes you sing “Ah-OOO-Ma-Ma…Pa-Pa-Oooh-Ma-Ma-Ma”!!! Around the same time he sang a song called “Son Of My Father”, although it was a hit, the song was in Italian. In 1972, a band named Chicory Tip scored a hit with it sung in English. The song was one of first early forms of a synth driven music.
Giorgio was a music making machine releasing albums “Giorgio’s Music” (1974), “Einzelganger” (1975) and 1976′s “Knights in White Satin” under Giorgio Moroder, but his career exploded with the birth of Disco. His synths took him to great heights with the release of “From Here To Eternity” which was a huge success in 1977. During his time at Casablanca records, his most notable work is with Disco Diva Donna Summer creating such classics as “Love To Love You Baby” and the anthem “I Feel Love.
The following year he composed the soundtrack to the locked up abroad nightmare “Midnight Express”. If you ever saw this film, the music creates an intensified vision of the eerie trip of Turkey’s notorious prison. The composition got him an Academy Award for best musical score in 1978. During his projects he produced a group called the Munich Machine, which gave us the disco club classic “Get On The Funk Train”. Munich Machine released three albums under the Casablanca label during the 1977-1979. He also managed to squeeze in another release “Giorgio Moroder’s E=MC²” in 1979.
The year is 1980, from here on in; bands came up from nowhere emulating his style!! A new era, new technology, new music genres emerge, but that’s a different story!!!
Join me next week for Part 2 of Giorgio in the 80’s and beyond. For now, enjoy the video and the music links for you uploaded by yours truly.
Peace for now and see you next week on the FLLLLLLLLASSSSSHBACCCK!!
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