Andrea True

More, More, More

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The story goes that porn actress Andrea True did a modeling gig in Jamaica in 1975, but learned after she'd gotten paid that she wasn't allowed to take her money out of the country. To get around this restriction, she hooked up with producer Gregg Diamond, with whom she wrote and recorded the slinky disco single "More More More" in one of Kingston's many studios. Despite the location, the song has no reggae feel to it at all: indeed, thanks to Tom Moulton's dance floor-friendly mix, the sound is that of the birth of Studio 54. True is about as good a singer as she was an actress, yet her unsteady pitch and weak timbre are actually kind of charming in this context; a better singer wouldn't have nearly so much personality, especially on the sighing choruses. Diamond's skill as a multi-instrumentalist comes into particular play on a perfectly placed mariachi-style trumpet solo. "More More More" is pure '70s kitsch and endlessly ripe for parody (The Simpsons' resident bartender did a version called "Moe Moe Moe" nearly 30 years after the original single was recorded!), but there's also something oddly, sweetly endearing about it.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
The Disco Years, Vol. 1: Turn the Beat Around 1990
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63 Hits from the Sensational Seventies 1993
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Blame It on the Boogie 1994
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Hits from the 70's [Fat Boy] 1995
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Mega Hits: Disco Express, Vol. 1 1996
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Dance Classics Gold [Alex] 1996
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Disco Hits [Rhino] 1997
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Disco Hits: Get Down Tonight [Rhino] 1997
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Flashback Records / Rhino Flashback 3:03
Best Disco Album in the Universe, Vol. 6 1997
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Essex 6:18
The Seventies Generation: 1976 1997
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St. Clair / Sixties / Seventies 3:02
Hits of the 70's [Columbia River] 1998
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Valmark 3:00
Disco Fever, Vol. 1 [SPG] 1998
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SPG 3:03
Strip Jointz, Vol. 2: More Hot Songs for Sexy Dancers 1998
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Robbins Entertainment 3:10
70's Dance Party 1999
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Dominion / K-Tel Distribution 3:35
Collector's Edition: Disco 1999
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A M W Music 3:00
No Image 1999
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Buddha Records 6:17
Greatest Hits 1999 Kama Sutra 6:15
20th Century Time Capsule 1999
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Buddha Records 2:59
Millennium Party Madness 1999
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K-Tel Distribution 3:36
Sounds of the Seventies, Disc 1 [Time Life] 1999
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Time / Life Music 3:15
Best Disco Album in the World...Ever!, Vol. 2 1999
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EMI Music Distribution 3:06
Millennium Pop Hits, Vol. 1 2000
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Dominion / K-Tel Distribution 0:00
Seventies Generation: 1976-1977 2000
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Boxsets 3:02
Classic Rock Crate 2000
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K-Tel Distribution 3:36
Disco Essentials [Delta] 2000
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Delta Distribution 3:10
Shake Your Booty: Funk and Disco Essentials 2000
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Delta Distribution 3:10
Disco Classics [K-Tel] 2000
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K-Tel Distribution 3:02
Best of the 70's [Purple] 2000
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Madacy 3:37
No Image 2000
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K-Tel Distribution 3:36
Disco's Greatest Hits 2000
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Trans World 3:11
Walk on the Wild Side: Hits of the Seventies 2001
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Columbia River Entertainment Group 3:00
House Diva 2001
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Big Eye Music 3:41
Turn the Beat Around 2002
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BMG Special Products 3:00
Best of the 70's [Madacy] 2002
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Madacy 3:37
The Seventies: A Decade to Remember [K-Tel] 2002
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K-Tel Distribution 2:21
Flashback: The Seventies 2002
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BMG International 6:17
The Hit Box, Vol. 2 2002
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No Image 2002
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St. Clair 3:06
Disco Inferno [K-Tel] 2003
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All Your Disco Favorites 2003
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K-Tel Distribution 2:20
One Hit Wonders 2003
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K-Tel Distribution 3:36
Girls Night Out [K-Tel UK] 2003
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No Image 2004
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Hits of the 70's [Madacy Box] 2004
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Madacy 3:05
Pure Dance 2004
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The Top 20 of Disco 2005
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The Seventies: A Decade to Remember [K-Tel UK]
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K-Tel Distribution 2:20