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    Andrea True Dead at the Age of 68

    I received a note a little earlier that Andrea True has passed away:
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    Re: Andrea True Dead at the Age of 68

    Oh flip, another of the legends gone from this mortal coil. Hope Andrea will be reunited with Gregg Diamond in disco heaven.
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    Re: Andrea True Dead at the Age of 68

    "More More More", one of the very first Disco singles I ever bought!
    I still like it a lot, RIP Andrea True....!!
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    Re: Andrea True Dead at the Age of 68



    Andrea has released some excellent tracks, just vintage classics.

    R.I.P. and like always, too soon, too young!

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    Re: Andrea True Dead at the Age of 68

    Really sad. "More More More" was one of the first songs I heard in the disco genre...as time went by and I got to know more about her, and my interest in Gregg Diamond grew, her music intrigued me. Although she was never a 'great' singer, her music was enjoyable and she looked like she would have been a lot of fun. 68 is way too young. I do recall her looking a little unhealthy in "Inside Deep Throat" though. I was really into "Party Line" last year. So sick of disco singers and producers dying....):
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    Thank you Andrea.

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    As far as I could reconstruct it, we're all lucky Andrea was smart enough to book studio time and summon Gregg Diamond to Jamaica when she couldn't leave the country with her salary after shooting a TV commercial there during the country's state of emergency.[It's all her travel agent's "fault."] Gregg claimed he bumped into Calypsonian icon Mighty Sparrow's horn section in his hotel lobby, and you hear what came of that. Some girls would have cleaned out the minibar and gone shoe-shopping, but savvy Andrea bet that customs inspectors would not suspect the added-value of a roll of multi-track tape with a hit song recorded on it, bound for remix in Philadelphia by Tom Moulton, eventual gold single certification, and even another trip to the top of the pop chart as excerpted by Canadian band Len in the snarky indie film hit "Go."
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    Re: Andrea True Dead at the Age of 68

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    what a shame . Another slips into the darkness with so little known. sigh. I fear the truths will never really be known.

    I hope the second half of Andrea True's mysterious life was a gratifying one for her.

    MORE MORE MORE took all that was common in popular music and turned it on its head. Dark , hollow, sinuous, mysterious.

    RIP Andrea True. THANK YOU


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    imo,
    the best disco sample ever ( I wonder what she thought of it ) :



    and the video .... OMG , look !!! happy people!!!!!!!!!

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    how it was done:
    Last edited by remicks; November 22nd, 2011 at 12:38 AM.


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    Re: Andrea True Dead at the Age of 68

    Quote Originally Written by skiddlybop View Post
    As far as I could reconstruct it, we're all lucky Andrea was smart enough to book studio time and summon Gregg Diamond to Jamaica when she couldn't leave the country with her salary after shooting a TV commercial there during the country's state of emergency.[It's all her travel agent's "fault."] Gregg claimed he bumped into Calypsonian icon Mighty Sparrow's horn section in his hotel lobby, and you hear what came of that. Some girls would have cleaned out the minibar and gone shoe-shopping, but savvy Andrea bet that customs inspectors would not suspect the added-value of a roll of multi-track tape with a hit song recorded on it, bound for remix in Philadelphia by Tom Moulton, eventual gold single certification, and even another trip to the top of the pop chart as excerpted by Canadian band Len in the snarky indie film hit "Go."
    Fascinating story skiddlybop with some interesting characters, especially The Mighty Sparrow. Feel free to go deeper or further in this story if you have more to say. I would love to read it.
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    Re: Andrea True Dead at the Age of 68

    Remicks, always right on time with the informative video material, thank you, brother. Sadly, I didn't know about the Len record till the week after Gregg passed on suddenly. So I never had the chance to hear him crow about it, though doubtless the clearance had already been arranged for the movie's purposes. So many cute, sufferable str8 men in the Gen Y slacker mystery/disaster flick "Go," especially Taye Diggs, Desmond Askew, and Scott Wolf and the hairier-than-you'd-think Jay Mohr, in a high-LA!-rious subplot with Jane Krakowski and William Fichtner, who has money waiting on the table in fitness infomercials if he wants it. Mohr definitely was an early adopter of deadpan sexual ambiguity as a prerequisite for men in in sketch, stand-up and situation comedy.

    Thanks also, Remicks, for reminding me of that filtered-disco era, and the necessary talent for composing good new song material using rhe Chic, Salsoul and Chicago chart-topping money-bomb loops from:

    "Soup for One" by Chic or "Spacer"by Sheila & B. Devotion["Rapture" by Iio(?)]

    "Street Player"by Chicago ["These Sounds Fall Into My Mind" by Bucketheads and "I Know You Want Me" by Pitbull]
    "Love Is You" by Carol Williams["If this Ain't Love" by Spiller]
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    Re: Andrea True Dead at the Age of 68

    Also, it's always appropriate to remember when the composers of dance music -- like Gregg Diamond, Ish Ledesma and David Cole, considered a bridge or "C" section and an actual chord progression as necessary to the composition of a song. Gregg's songs, like "Chains" and "Hot Butterfly," often went on to a "D" and even "E" section, to my lay ear.
    Last edited by skiddlybop; November 22nd, 2011 at 09:42 AM. Reason: details
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    Re: Andrea True Dead at the Age of 68

    A friend of mine met Andrea True some years ago and said she was a most delightful person, wonderfully candid and proud about her adult film career. Bets are Ms True won't be traipsing over clouds in Heaven but bumping and grinding away with wild abandon on the burning hot floors of Disco Inferno (That's Where The Happy People Go).

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    Re: Andrea True Dead at the Age of 68

    Quote Originally Written by boogienights View Post
    Although she was never a 'great' singer, her music was enjoyable and she looked like she would have been a lot of fun. 68 is way too young. :
    hmm I think she had other talents... has anyone ever seen any of the porn movies she was in?
    Being a porn acrtress in the 70's, I'm surprised she lived that long. I'm sure a few of her costars died even younger..

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    Re: Andrea True Dead at the Age of 68

    I've seen at least two, Illusions Of A Lady and Every Inch A Lady. In real, sleazy, smelly porn cinemas, too. Those places are now sadly a thing of the past, apart from Italy, Japan and some South American countries. I don't know if these 2 films are available on dvd but being sort of classics apparently, changes are good. Anyway, I recall Andrea oozing cold, predatory sexuality, and that she seemed already be of the more mature type. During her last years, she blossomed into a truly Rubensian figure. In other words, she was really, really huge.

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    Quote Originally Written by JussiK View Post
    I've seen at least two, Illusions Of A Lady and Every Inch A Lady. In real, sleazy, smelly porn cinemas, too. Those places are now sadly a thing of the past, apart from Italy, Japan and some South American countries. I don't know if these 2 films are available on dvd but being sort of classics apparently, changes are good. Anyway, I recall Andrea oozing cold, predatory sexuality, and that she seemed already be of the more mature type. During her last years, she blossomed into a truly Rubensian figure. In other words, she was really, really huge.

    Theres one in the city about an hour or so from where I live Jussi. It's sleazy, and odourous! I have checked it out, for research purposes of course...sadly their porn is mostly new stuff, but it does have a deliciously x-rated atmosphere. Andrea can now jam with Gregg Diamond in 137-Disco Heaven...
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