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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Joe Moretti (guitar)


BANDS:
BANDPERIODDETAILS
Alex Harvey Band [1957-1958] 
Rikki Barnes All Stars [1957-1958] 
Colin Hicks & The Cabin Boys [1958] 
Vince Eager Band   
Vince Taylor Band [Jan 59-May 59]1 album
Johnny Duncan´s Blue Grass Boys   
Gene Vincent Band [1960-?]2 albums
Eddie Calvert Band   
Georgie Fame Band [May 62-Jun 62] 
Nero & The Gladiators [1962]2 albums
Harris-Meehan  1 album + 1 compilation
Graham Bond Band [?] 
Cyril Stapleton Orchestra   
Jethouse [1964] 
The Nightimers [Jul 64-1964] 
Les Reed Orchestra [?] 
Kurt Edelhagen Orchestra [1970] 
Petula Clark Band [?]2 albums
Andy Williams Band   
Michel Legrand Group   
Shirley Bassey Band   
Madeline Bell Band [?-1981] 
Johnny Fourie Group [1986-?]1 album

BIOGRAPHY:

Fantastic guitarist (and also a very skilled arranger), Joe Moretti´s biggest hit was playing the eternal guitar riff on Johnny Kidd & The Pirates anthem, ´Shakin´ all over´ (not to forget his killer performances with Vince Taylor as in ´Brand new Cadillac´), but he was also featured in many classics from the 60s (Tom Jones, Harris-Meehan, see below) . He was born Joseph Edward Moretti on May 10th 1938, in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland.


ALEX HARVEY BAND


In 1957, Alex Harvey won a rock contest, so he immediately formed a band, Alex Harvey And The Kansas City Band, along with Joe Moretti (who was also at the contest):

ALEX HARVEY BAND #1
1957-1958
Alex Harvey
vocals
Joe Moretti
guitar
Bill Patrick
sax
Peter Curran
sax
+ several others, unknown to me. Help!
Rikki Barnes All Starsê

They went through different lineup changes, but can´t find that info. Joe Moretti finally left in 1958.

Other info on members of Alex Harvey Band (I know up to 15 members)
Already covered (2): Tommy Eyre, Billy Law
Old pages (1): Ian Ellis
To be covered (6): Matthew Cang, Simon Chatterton, Dave Dufort, Alex Harvey, Gordon Sellar, Don Weller


RIKKI BARNES ALL STARS


In 1957 (or was maybe 1958?), Joe Moretti joins a Scottish band called Rikki Barnes All Stars:

RIKKI BARNES ALL STARS #?
1957
êAlex Harvey And The Kansas City Band
Ricky Barnes
sax
Stevie O´Neill
vocals
Joe Moretti
guitar
Bernie O´Connor
bass
Bobby Taggart
keyboards
Leo McGory
drums

Still in 1957, Rikki Barnes All Stars changes their drummer with new member George McGowan:

RIKKI BARNES ALL STARS #?
1957
Ricky Barnes
sax
Stevie O´Neill
vocals
Joe Moretti
guitar
Bernie O´Connor
bass
Bobby Taggart
keyboards
George McGowan
drums

Then, Joe Moretti left in order to move to London.



COLIN HICKS & THE CABIN BOYS


Joe Moretti was a member of Colin Hicks & The Cabin Boys, probably circa 1958:

COLIN HICKS & THE CABIN BOYS #?
1958
Colin Hicks
vocals
Joe Moretti
guitar
Tony Belcher
guitar
Jimmie Nicol
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

I know there were more lineups with Joe Moretti, but can´t find the proper info. Help, please!
Other info on members of Colin Hicks & The Cabin Boys (I know up to 22 members)
To be covered (7): Alan Caddy, Clem Cattini, Brian Gregg, Laurie Jay, Jimmie Nicol, Mike O´Neill, Boots Slade


VINCE EAGER BAND


Next band I know with Tex is Vince Eager backing band:

VINCE EAGER BAND #?
?
Vince Eager
vocals
Joe Moretti
guitar
+ drummer unknown to me. Help!

They only did a pantomime season in Southport and used a local drummer, whose name isn't remembered.

Other info on members of Vince Eager Band (I know up to 11 members)
Already covered (1): Tex Makins
To be covered (6): Colin Green, Alan Le Claire, Tony Meehan, Jimmie Nicol, Big Jim Sullivan, Bobby Woodman


VINCE TAYLOR BAND


Joe Moretti joined as new guitarist in Vince Taylor & The Playboys from January to May 1959, replacing Tony Sheridan:

VINCE TAYLOR BAND #5
Jan 59-May 59
Vince Taylor
vocals
Joe Moretti
guitar
Perry Ford
keyboards, as Lou Brian
Licorice Locking
bass
Brian Bennett
drums
Johnny Duncan´s Blue Grass Boysê

Other info on members of Vince Taylor Band (I know up to 32 members)
Already covered (1): Tex Makins
To be covered (15): Brian Bennett, Clem Cattini, Ralph Di Pietro, Claude Djaoui, Joey Greco, Mick Green, Brian Gregg, Tony Harvey, Alan Le Claire, Licorice Locking, Tony Meehan, Mike O´Neill, Eddie Sparrow, Johnny Vance, Bobby Woodman


JOHNNY DUNCAN´S BLUE GRASS BOYS


Johnny Duncan And The Bluegrass Boys also featured Joe Moretti for a while (maybe in 1961). For a gig, they hired John McLaughlin to play bass!

JOHNNY DUNCAN´S BLUE GRASS BOYS #?
?
êVince Taylor Band
Johnny Duncan
vocals, guitar
Joe Moretti
guitar
John McLaughlin
bass
Johnny Butts
drums
+ maybe others, unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Johnny Duncan´s Blue Grass Boys (I know up to 15 members)
Already covered (2): Mick Grabham, Tex Makins
To be covered (9): Brian Bennett, Tommy Brown, Johnny Butts, Johnny Duncan, Jack Fallon, Licorice Locking, John McLaughlin, Red Reece, Big Jim Sullivan


GENE VINCENT BAND


Joe Moretti went to play with one of his idols, Gene Vincent, around 1960:

GENE VINCENT BAND #?
1960-?
Gene Vincent
vocals
Joe Moretti
guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!

They appeared on Italian TV in May 1960 (there´s a link to a clip below).

Other info on members of Gene Vincent Band (I know up to 13 members)
Old pages (1): Paul Gurvitz
To be covered (4): Topper Clay, Dick Middleton, Brian Parrish, Red Reece


EDDIE CALVERT BAND


Around 1960 (or maybe 1962?), Joe Moretti played in Eddie Calvert Band (usually known as Wise Guys):

EDDIE CALVERT BAND #?
1960
Eddie Calvert
trumpet
Joe Moretti
guitar
Johnny Bell
bass
Red Mitchell
piano
Bobby Adrian
drums

Other info on members of Eddie Calvert Band (I know up to 8 members)
To be covered (3): Johnny Butts, Colin Green, John McLaughlin


GEORGIE FAME BAND


In May 1962, great guitarist Joe Moretti joined Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames. The lineup was also augmented with great ones Mick Eve and Speedy Acquaye:

GEORGIE FAME BAND #?
May 62-Jun 62
Georgie Fame
vocals, keyboards
Joe Moretti
guitar
Mick Eve
sax
Speedy Acquaye
percussion
Red Reece
drums

But soon after, Moretti left them.

Other info on members of Georgie Fame Band (I know up to 49 members)
Already covered (5): Speedy Acquaye, Cliff Barton, Harry Beckett, Bill Eyden, Tex Makins
Old pages (4): Rick Brown, Ray Minhinnet, Ray Russell, Micky Waller
To be covered (39): Colin Allen, Harvey Burns, Clive Burrows, Peter Coe, Elton Dean, Lyn Dobson, Mick Eve, Georgie Fame, Hughie Flint, Tommy Frost, Mike Gorman, Colin Green, Jon Hiseman, Glenn Hughes, Henry Lowther, Greg Lyon, John Marshall, John McLaughlin, Roy Mills, Mitch Mitchell, Dick Morrissey, Jimmie Nicol, Brian Odgers, Chris Pyne, Red Reece,... up to 39 musicians.


NERO & THE GLADIATORS


Joe Moretti was a member of Nero & The Gladiators, probably circa 1962:

NERO & THE GLADIATORS #?
1962
Mike O´Neill
vocals, keyboards
Joe Moretti
guitar
Boots Slade
bass
Tommy Brown
drums
Harris-Meehanê
Georgie Fame Bandê

Boots Slade left in September 1962, followed by Moretti who also left a bit later, after being 6 months with the band.

Other info on members of Nero & The Gladiators (I know up to 25 members)
To be covered (12): Tommy Brown, Diz Disley, Tommy Frost, Colin Green, Tony Harvey, Laurie Jay, Mick Jones, Mike O´Neill, Boots Slade, Ray Smith, Big Jim Sullivan, Bobby Woodman


HARRIS-MEEHAN


This was the original lineup of Harris-Meehan Band:

HARRIS-MEEHAN #1
?
êNero & The Gladiators
Joe Moretti
guitar
Jet Harris
bass
John Paul Jones
bass
Glenn Hughes
sax
Chris Hughes
sax, flute
Tony Meehan
drums

Due to some problems, Jet Harris wasn´t available to gig, so John McLaughlin was recruited to complete the Harris-Meehan Band:

HARRIS-MEEHAN #2
?
Joe Moretti
guitar
John McLaughlin
guitar
John Paul Jones
bass
Glenn Hughes
sax
Chris Hughes
sax, flute
Tony Meehan
drums

They parted ways a few months later.

Other info on members of Harris-Meehan (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (6): Jet Harris, Chris Hughes, Glenn Hughes, John Paul Jones, John McLaughlin, Tony Meehan


GRAHAM BOND BAND


Joe Moretti played just one gig with Graham Bond:

GRAHAM BOND BAND #?
?
Graham Bond
keyboards, sax, vocals
Joe Moretti
guitar
Jack Bruce
bass
Ginger Baker
drums

I don´t know when this happened, but my guess is that it should probably happen around 1963, maybe before or after John McLaughlin was in the band. Can someone help here, please?

Other info on members of Graham Bond Band (I know up to 41 members)
Already covered (5): Dick Heckstall-Smith, Ed Spevock, Rob Tait, Bob Weston, Steve York
Old pages (2): Alan Rushton, Ray Russell
To be covered (33): Keith Bailey, Ginger Baker, Keith Baker, Graham Bond, Pete Brown, Jack Bruce, Roger Bunn, Tom Duffy, Mike Falana, Derek Foley, Steve Gregory, DeLisle Harper, Jon Hiseman, Brian Holloway, Dave Howard, Gaspar Lawal, Jon Lee, Philamore Lincoln, Peter MacBeth, Mamood, John McLaughlin, John Morshead, Paul Olsen, Carolanne Pegg, Terry Poole,... up to 33 musicians.


CYRIL STAPLETON ORCHESTRA


Again, complete lack of info about Joe Moretti´s tenure in Cyril Stapleton Orchestra:

CYRIL STAPLETON ORCHESTRA #?
?
Cyril Stapleton
Joe Moretti
guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Cyril Stapleton Orchestra (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (2): Johnny Harris, Jimmie Nicol


JETHOUSE


In 1964, John McLaughlin and Joe Moretti were members of the band Jethouse:

JETHOUSE #?
?
John McLaughlin
guitar
Joe Moretti
guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!

But I can´t find any other details. Help, please!

Other info on members of Jethouse (I know up to 2 members)
To be covered (1): John McLaughlin


THE NIGHTIMERS


Ronnie Jones & The Night Timers - from left to right - first row: Dave Kirk, Ronnie Jones and Mick Eve. 2nd row: Bill Stevens and Eddie Thornton. 3rd row: Joe Moretti, Dave Morse


Mick Eve forms The Nightimers in July 1964, with lead singer Ronnie Jones:

THE NIGHTIMERS #1
Jul 64-1964
Ronnie Jones
vocals
Joe Moretti
guitar
Dave Kirk
bass
Dave Morse
keyboards
Eddie Thornton
trumpet
Mick Eve
sax
Bill Stevens
drums

But Joe Moretti and Morse left quite soon (to be replaced with two great ones: John McLaughlin and John Paul Jones).

Other info on members of The Nightimers (I know up to 13 members)
Already covered (1): Harry Beckett
To be covered (8): Mike Carr, Mick Eve, Herbie Goins, John Paul Jones, Ronnie Jones, John McLaughlin, Nigel Stanger, Eddie Thornton


LES REED COMBO


The Les Reed Combo was formed by Les Reed with superb musicians, in order to act as a backing orchestra for many album sessions and BBC appearances. It was formed in 1965, and it remained active for several years, probably with different lineups. I just place here the list of musicians that belonged, although I suppose they weren´t all there at the same time:

LES REED ORCHESTRA #?
?
Les Reed
arranger, piano
Big Jim Sullivan
guitar
Joe Moretti
guitar
Vic Flick
guitar
Jimmy Page
guitar
Eric Ford
bass
Alan Hawkshaw
keyboards
Roger Coulam
keyboards
Kenny Baker
trumpet
Bobby Pratt
trumpet
Albert Hall
trumpet
Stan Roderick
trumpet
Ronnie Ross
sax
Bob Efford
sax
Ronnie Chamberlain
sax
Alan Klein
sax
Don Lusher
trombone
Bobby Lamb
trombone
Gib Wallace
trombone
Jackie Armstrong
trombone
Stan Barrett
percussion
Jock Cummings
percussion
Bobby Graham
drums
Ronnie Verrell
drums

If someone could help with providing accurate info about lineups (and album credits), it would be very welcomed, please.

Other info on members of Les Reed Orchestra (I know up to 24 members)
To be covered (23): Jackie Armstrong, Kenny Baker, Stan Barrett, Ronnie Chamberlain, Roger Coulam, Jock Cummings, Bob Efford, Vic Flick, Eric Ford, Bobby Graham, Albert Hall, Alan Hawkshaw, Alan Klein, Bobby Lamb, Don Lusher, Jimmy Page, Bobby Pratt, Les Reed, Stan Roderick, Ronnie Ross, Big Jim Sullivan, Ronnie Verrell, Gib Wallace


KURT EDELHAGEN ORCHESTRA


In 1970, Joe Moretti played for some weeks with Kurt Edelhagen Orchestra:

KURT EDELHAGEN ORCHESTRA #?
1970
Kurt Edelhagen
leader
Joe Moretti
guitar
Ronnie Stephenson
drums
+ many others, unknown to me. Help!

Can someone help me with the rest of the band members, please?
Other info on members of Kurt Edelhagen Orchestra (I know up to 26 members)
Already covered (1): Peter Herbolzheimer
To be covered (12): Kurt Aderhold, Francy Boland, Jimmy Deuchar, Wilton Gaynair, Dusko Gojkovic, Derek Humble, Shake Keane, Rick Kiefer, Dieter Reith, Ronnie Stephenson, Peter Trunk, Jiggs Whigham


PETULA CLARK BAND


Joe Moretti also toured with Petula Clark:

PETULA CLARK BAND #?
?
Petula Clark
vocals
Joe Moretti
guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Petula Clark Band (I know up to 30 members)
Already covered (2): Kay Garner, Roy Markowitz
To be covered (11): Guy Barker, Leon Calvert, Petula Clark, Michel Colombier, Johnny Harris, Teddy Irwin, Bob Mann, Hugh McCracken, Frank Owens, Val Stokes, Phil Todd


ANDY WILLIAMS BAND


Joe Moretti toured backing Andy Williams, but don´t know when:

ANDY WILLIAMS BAND #?
?
Andy Williams
vocals
Joe Moretti
guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Andy Williams Band (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (4): Rosa Avila, Dave Grusin, Gordon Huntley, Ed Thigpen


MICHEL LEGRAND GROUP


Joe Moretti also toured with great arranger Michel Legrand:

MICHEL LEGRAND GROUP #?
?
Michel Legrand
Joe Moretti
guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!



SHIRLEY BASSEY BAND


Joe Moretti also toured for Shirley Bassey:

SHIRLEY BASSEY BAND #?
?
Shirley Bassey
vocals
Joe Moretti
guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Shirley Bassey Band (I know up to 10 members)
To be covered (4): Colin Green, Ron Simmonds, Ronnie Stephenson, Earl Watson


MADELINE BELL BAND


Joe Moretti and Roger Dean backed Madeline Bell for some gigs in London, but can´t find more info:

MADELINE BELL BAND #?
?
Madeline Bell
vocals
Joe Moretti
guitar
Roger Dean
guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Madeline Bell Band (I know up to 11 members)
To be covered (6): Madeline Bell, John Coghlan, Roger Dean, Chris Hughes, John Paul Jones, Barry Reeves


AND THEN...


While touring with Madeline Bell, Joe Moretti visited South Africa and decided to move there in 1980, and it's harder for me to get details about his musical career since then. He played with some orchestras for the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation.


JOHNNY FOURIE GROUP


In 1986, Johnny Fourie and Joe Moretti played in South Africa as a duo:

JOHNNY FOURIE GROUP #?
1986-?
Johnny Fourie
guitar
Joe Moretti
guitar

They kept playing together on and off until 1990, recording an album, The two Jays.

Other info on members of Johnny Fourie Group (I know up to 8 members)
To be covered (4): Gordon Beck, Allan Ganley, Brian Odgers, Danny Thompson

Joe Moretti has a son, Joe Moretti Jr, who also plays guitar (appearing in an album by Kidd Kane & The Pirates, with Clem Cattini and Brian Gregg from the Pirates).

Joe Moretti sadly passed away on February 9th, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa, after suffering a lung cancer. His guitar playing will always be remembered by everyone who loves rock´n´roll.

DISCOGRAPHY: (81 albums known to me - Status: In progress)

OWN ALBUMS (3 credits)
  • Lady Lee / Little Ewy (SINGLE) - Joe ´Legs´ Moretti (01/1971)

  • The Two Jays - Johnny Fourie - Joe Moretti (1986)

  • The Thought police - Joe Moretti ( - )

ALBUMS AS PRODUCER (1 credit)
  • Do I stand a chance with you / Rockefeller Jones (SINGLE) - Priscilla Price (1967)

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (8 credits)
  • Brand new Cadillac / Pledging my love (SINGLE) - Vince Taylor (05/1959)

    • Members: Brian Bennett, Licorice Locking (RIP: Tony Harvey, Joe Moretti, Vince Taylor)
  • The Trek to Rome / In the hall of the Mountain King (SINGLE) - Nero & The Gladiators (1961)

    • Members: Mike O´Neill (RIP: Tommy Brown, Joe Moretti)
  • Tovarich / Bleak house (SINGLE) - Nero & The Gladiators (1963)

    • Members: Mike O´Neill, Boots Slade (RIP: Tommy Brown, Joe Moretti)
  • Song of Mexico / King of it all (SINGLE) - Tony Meehan (1964)

    • Members: Chris Hughes, John Paul Jones, John McLaughlin (RIP: Glenn Hughes, Tony Meehan, Joe Moretti)
    • Comments: Recorded in December 1963.
  • These are my songs - Petula Clark (1967)

    • Members: Petula Clark (RIP: Joe Moretti)
    • Guests: (RIP: Ernie Freeman)
    • Producer: Tony Hatch
  • Don´t sleep in the subway / Here comes the morning (SINGLE) - Petula Clark (04/1967)

    • Members: Petula Clark (RIP: Joe Moretti)
    • Producer: Tony Hatch
  • Rebel heart vol 3 - Gene Vincent (01/1996)

    • Members: (RIP: Max Lipscomb, Joe Moretti, Grady Owen, Paul Peek, Red Reece, Gene Vincent)
    • Guests: Ritchie Blackmore, Joe Brown, Terry Clemson, Chas Hodges, Alan Holmes, Tony Newman, Mick Underwood, Alan Weighall (RIP: Johnny Carroll, Al Casey, Lance Dickerson, Eric Ford, Orville ´Red´ Rhodes)
    • Comments: Collection of rarities and live songs, including some track with Commander Cody.
  • Rebel heart vol 4 - Gene Vincent (01/1996)

    • Members: (RIP: Max Lipscomb, Joe Moretti, Grady Owen, Paul Peek, Red Reece, Gene Vincent)
    • Guests: Ritchie Blackmore, Joe Brown, Chas Hodges, Alan Holmes, Tony Newman, Mick Underwood, Alan Weighall (RIP: Johnny Carroll, Al Casey, Lance Dickerson, Eric Ford, Orville ´Red´ Rhodes)
COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (1 credit)
  • Diamonds and other gems - Jet Harris & Tony Meehan (1989)

    • Members: Chris Hughes, John Paul Jones, John McLaughlin (RIP: Jet Harris, Glenn Hughes, Tony Meehan, Joe Moretti)
    • Comments: Compilation featuring all their recordings, including some unreleased track.
MUSICALS / CASTS (1 credit)
  • Evita - OST (1976)

    • Guests: Mike D´Abo, Stephanie DeSykes, Barbara Dickson, Mo Foster, Marc Harris, Jean Hawker, Neil Hubbard, Lorenza Johnson, Paul Jones, Hank Marvin, Henry McCullough, Chris Mercer, Mike Moran, Christopher Neil, Ann Odell, Brian Odgers, Simon Phillips, Ray Russell, David Snell, Tony Stevens, Peter Van Hooke, Roy Wood, Terry Wood (RIP: Joe Moretti, Barry Morgan, Mike Smith)
    • Comments: Another Andrew Lloyd Webber / Tim Rice score. It was recorded from April to September 1976 with many great performers: Julie Covington (vocals), Barbara Dickson (vocals), Paul Jones (vocals, from Manfred Mann, and later in Blues Band), Mike D'Abo (vocals), Hank Marvin (guitar, from The Shadows), Neil Hubbard (guitar), Henry McCullough (guitar), the great Ray Russell (guitar), Mo Foster (bass), Tony Stevens (bass), Mike Moran (keyboards), Ann Odell (keyboards), Chris Mercer (sax), Simon Phillips (drums), Barry Morgan (drums), Peter Van Hooke (drums), Roy Wood (backing vocals), etc. Recorded from April to September 1976.
SESSIONS (55 credits)
  • Shakin´ all over / Yes sir, that´s my baby (SINGLE) - Johnny Kidd & The Pirates (06/1960)

    • Members: Clem Cattini, Brian Gregg (RIP: Alan Caddy, Johnny Kidd)
    • Guests: (RIP: Joe Moretti)
  • Restless / Magic of love (SINGLE) - Johnny Kidd & The Pirates (09/1960)

    • Members: Clem Cattini, Brian Gregg (RIP: Johnny Kidd)
    • Guests: (RIP: Joe Moretti)
  • Viens danser le twist - Johnny Halliday (09/1961)

    • Members: Jean Tosan
    • Guests: Georgie Fame, Licorice Locking, Big Jim Sullivan (RIP: Joe Moretti)
    • Comments: Recorded in September 1961.
  • Salut les copains! - Johnny Halliday (12/1961)

    • Members: Jean Tosan
    • Guests: Georgie Fame, Licorice Locking, Big Jim Sullivan (RIP: Joe Moretti)
    • Comments: This album contains all the tracks from Viens danser le twist (recorded in September 1961), plus other tracks recorded with his own French band.
  • Snakes and snails / How many nights, how many days (SINGLE) - Alma Cogan (1964)

    • Members: (RIP: Alma Cogan)
    • Guests: Vic Flick, Rosetta Hightower, John Paul Jones, Bobby Orr, Jimmy Page (RIP: Chris Curtis, Joe Moretti, Dusty Springfield, Doris Troy)
  • It´s not unusual / To wait for love (is to waste your life away) (SINGLE) - Tom Jones (1965)

  • Aggravation / Have I done something wrong (SINGLE) - Chris Curtis (1966)

    • Members: (RIP: Chris Curtis)
    • Guests: Vic Flick, Johnny Harris, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page (RIP: Joe Moretti)
  • Own up - Twice As Much (1966)

    • Members: Dave Skinner
    • Guests: John McLaughlin, Jimmy Page, Big Jim Sullivan, Alan Weighall (RIP: Eric Ford, Arthur Greenslade, Nicky Hopkins, Joe Moretti, Mort Shuman)
    • Producer: Andrew Loog Oldham
    • Technical: Glyn Johns (RIP: Henry Lewy)
    • Comments: First album by the duo formed by Andrew Rose and Dave Skinner.
  • Out of time / Baby make it soon (SINGLE) - Chris Farlowe (06/1966)

    • Members: Chris Farlowe
    • Guests: Jimmy Page (RIP: Eric Ford, Arthur Greenslade, Joe Moretti)
    • Producer: Mick Jagger
  • Mellow yellow - Donovan (1967)

    • Members: John Cameron, Tony Carr, Spike Heatley, Danny Thompson (RIP: Harold McNair)
    • Guests: Patrick Halling, John Paul Jones, John McLaughlin, Bobby Orr, Jimmy Page, Shawn Phillips, Big Jim Sullivan (RIP: Eric Ford, Joe Moretti, Danny Moss, Ronnie Ross, Phil Seamen)
  • Oscillation 67! - The Leading Figures (1967)

    • Guests: Stan Barrett, Roger Coulam, Bob Efford, Tony Fisher, Alan Parker, Dougie Wright (RIP: Eric Ford, Don Honeywell, Joe Moretti, Ronnie Verrell)
  • Sound and movement - The Leading Figures (1967)

    • Guests: Bob Efford, Tony Fisher, Vic Flick, Alan Parker (RIP: Arthur Greenslade, Jon Lord, Joe Moretti)
    • Producer: Mike Vernon
  • This is my scene - The Alan Tew Orchestra (1967)

    • Members: Alan Tew
    • Guests: Greg Bowen, Ronnie Chamberlain, Bob Efford, John Paul Jones, Jim Lawless, Rex Morris, Alan Parker, Alfie Reece, Big Jim Sullivan (RIP: Don Honeywell, Nicky Hopkins, Joe Moretti)
  • Is this what I get for loving you? / Tomorrow´s calling (SINGLE) - Marianne Faithfull (02/1967)

    • Members: Marianne Faithfull
    • Guests: John McLaughlin, Jimmy Page, Big Jim Sullivan (RIP: Eric Ford, Arthur Greenslade, Nicky Hopkins, Brian Jones, Mike Leander, Joe Moretti)
    • Producer: Andrew Loog Oldham
  • Little arrows - Leapy Lee (1968)

    • Guests: Mike Vickers (RIP: Joe Moretti)
    • Producer: (RIP: Gordon Mills)
    • Technical: John Timperley
  • Soul serenade / We´ve got a thing going baby (SINGLE) - Lucas & Mike Cotton Sound (1968)

    • Members: John Beecham, Bernie Burns, Mike Cotton, John Crocker, Jim Rodford (RIP: Peter Bardens)
    • Guests: Stan Roderick (RIP: Joe Moretti)
  • Would you believe - Billy Nicholls (1968)

    • Members: Billy Nicholls
    • Guests: John Paul Jones, Kenny Jones, Ian McLagan, Caleb Quaye, Jerry Shirley, Big Jim Sullivan (RIP: Arthur Greenslade, Nicky Hopkins, Joe Moretti)
    • Producer: (RIP: Ronnie Lane, Steve Marriott)
    • Technical: Glyn Johns
    • Comments: This album was originally released in 1968. But in 2007, it was reissued expanded as a double album. There´s a CD reissue with just 2 bonus tracks.
  • Lullaby / I Love You, I Love You (SINGLE) - Lesley Duncan (09/1968)

  • Don Partridge - Don Partridge (09/1968)

    • Members: (RIP: Don Partridge)
    • Guests: Brian Brocklehurst, Roger Coulam, Vic Flick, Mike Morgan, Dave Richmond, Big Jim Sullivan, Dougie Wright (RIP: Harold McNair, Joe Moretti)
  • Top man / We have ways of making you laugh (SINGLE) - Don Partridge (10/1968)

    • Members: (RIP: Don Partridge)
    • Guests: (RIP: Joe Moretti)
  • Rhythm of love / River of tears (SINGLE) - Clodagh Rodgers (10/1968)

  • Love of a lifetime / She´s a heartbreaker (SINGLE) - Dave Hunter (11/1968)

  • When the swallows fly / Alistair moon (SINGLE) - Norma Leon (11/1968)

  • Come do the reggae / I don´t care (SINGLE) - Max Baer & The Seconds (1969)

  • Hold on / Love is (SINGLE) - John & Anne Ryder Congregation (1969)

  • Rainbow city / To love somebody (SINGLE) - Todd Miller (01/1969)

  • Colour my world / For the rest of my life (SINGLE) - Richard Kerr (03/1969)

  • Happy birthday blues / Empty sky (SINGLE) - Roy Everett (05/1969)

  • The World of Marianne Faithfull - Marianne Faithfull (09/1969)

    • Members: Marianne Faithfull
    • Guests: John McLaughlin, Jimmy Page, Big Jim Sullivan, Alan Weighall (RIP: Eric Ford, Nicky Hopkins, Brian Jones, Mike Leander, Joe Moretti)
    • Producer: Andrew Loog Oldham
  • Eli´s comin´ / Will you be staying after Sunday? (SINGLE) - Year One (11/1969)

  • Today / Don´t take my love away (SINGLE) - Zayne Adams (12/1969)

  • Lovely to see you / Face to the sun (SINGLE) - Information (1970)

  • Philwit & Pegasus - Philwit & Pegasus (1970)

    • Members: Mark Wirtz
    • Guests: Clem Cattini, Terry Cox, Guy Fletcher, Clive Hicks, Les Hurdle, Randy Jones, Roger McKew, Chas Mills, Chris Spedding (RIP: Joe Moretti)
    • Technical: John Timperley
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 4 bonus tracks.
  • The People Band - People Band (02/1970)

    • Members: Terry Day, Lyn Dobson, Tony Edwards, George Khan
    • Guests: (RIP: Joe Moretti)
    • Producer: Charlie Watts
    • Comments: CD reissue contains bonus tracks.
  • Turn on your own heat / Look at that old bird (SINGLE) - Roy Everett (06/1970)

  • Rehearsal - Phillip Goodhand-Tait (09/1970)

    • Guests: P P Arnold, Vic Ash, B J Cole, Roger Coulam, Sue Glover, Clive Hicks, Sunny Leslie, Caleb Quaye, Dave Richmond (RIP: Robert Kirby, Joe Moretti, Barry Morgan, Doris Troy, Johnny Van Derrick)
    • Technical: Jeff Titmus
    • Comments: First album by Phillip Goodhand-Tait.
  • Pick up a bone - Rupert Hine (1971)

    • Members: Rupert Hine
    • Guests: Paul Buckmaster, Terry Cox, Clive Hicks, David Katz, Eddie Mordue, Del Newman, Geoff Richardson, Peter Robinson (RIP: Barry De Souza, Eric Ford, Steve Hammond, Simon Jeffes, Joe Moretti)
    • Producer: Roger Glover
    • Technical: John Punter
    • Comments: Recorded June to August 1971.
  • Sing children sing - Lesley Duncan (06/1971)

    • Members: David Katz, Chris Spedding (RIP: Lesley Duncan)
    • Guests: Toni Campo, Ray Cooper, Terry Cox, Tristan Fry, Elton John (RIP: Joe Moretti)
    • Producer: Jimmy Horowitz
    • Comments: Lesley´s first album. It was recorded with Chris Spedding (guitar), Joe Moretti (guitar), Toni Campo (bass), Jimmy Horowitz (keyboards, also producer), Elton John (keyboards), Terry Cox (drums), Ray Cooper (percussion), Tristan Fry (percussion), David Katz (strings).
  • Jubilation - Paul Anka (1972)

    • Members: Johnny Harris
    • Guests: Toni Campo, Roger Coulam, Harold Fisher (RIP: Joe Moretti)
  • My real name is ´arold - Allan Clarke (1972)

    • Members: Allan Clarke
    • Guests: Gary Brooker, Roger Coulam, Eric Dillon, Joe Egan, Herbie Flowers, Ray Glynn, Tony Newman, Alan Parker (RIP: Joe Moretti, Dee Murray)
  • Full circle - The John Dankworth Big Band (1972)

    • Members: Alan Branscombe, Tony Coe, Mike Gibbs, Henry Lowther, John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler (RIP: Johnny Dankworth)
    • Guests: Toni Campo, Ray Cooper, Martin Drover, Don Fay, Harold Fisher, Malcolm Griffiths, Dick Hart, David Horler, Martin Kershaw, Duncan Lamont, Chris Pyne, Tony Roberts, Darryl Runswick, Johnny Spooner, Stan Sulzmann (RIP: Joe Moretti)
  • Slides - Richard Harris (1972)

    • Members: (RIP: Richard Harris)
    • Guests: Toni Campo, Patrick Halling, Johnny Harris, Stan Roderick, Pete Willsher (RIP: Joe Moretti, Tony Romeo)
    • Technical: John Timperley
  • Caledonia / We must do something (SINGLE) - Gavin MacDonald (06/1973)

  • There´s nothing´s too good for my baby - Phil Everly (1974)

    • Members: Phil Everly
    • Guests: Toni Campo (RIP: Foggy Lyttle, Joe Moretti, Barry Morgan)
    • Comments: The album was issued in the States as Phil´s dinner.
  • The Tony King sound - Tony King (1975)

    • Guests: Roger Coulam, Ricky Hitchcock, Les Hurdle, Chris Karan (RIP: Joe Moretti, Andrew Steele, Graham Todd)
  • David - der herr ist mein hirte - Siegfried Fietz (1976)

  • Terminator - Nick Ingman (1976)

    • Members: Nick Ingman
    • Guests: Brian Bennett, Tony Coe, Roger Coulam, Tony Fisher, Spike Heatley, Rex Morris, Dave Richmond (RIP: Alan Downey, Joe Moretti, Barry Morgan)
  • Faites des chansons - Rachid Bahri (1977)

    • Guests: David Gilmour, Kenny Jones, Gaspar Lawal, Ian Lynn, Nick Mason, Tim Renwick, Rick Wills, John ´Willie´ Wilson, Steve Winwood (RIP: Dinky Diamond, Joe Moretti)
  • Gott erschafft die welt - Siegfried Fietz (1977)

    • Guests: Brian Odgers (RIP: Barry De Souza, Joe Moretti, Johnny Van Derrick)
    • Comments: Recorded in August and September 1977.
  • Womit wir leben konnen - Siegfried Fietz (1978)

    • Guests: Albert Hall, Brian Odgers (RIP: Don Lusher, Joe Moretti)
  • In amongst the rain - Robb Johnson (1985)

  • Snapshot - Billy Nicholls (2000)

    • Members: Billy Nicholls
    • Guests: John Paul Jones, Kenny Jones, Ian McLagan, Caleb Quaye, Big Jim Sullivan (RIP: Nicky Hopkins, Ronnie Lane, Steve Marriott, Joe Moretti)
    • Comments: A collection of previously unreleased demos from the 60s.
  • The Ovaltine theme (EP) - Eric Delaney And His Music ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Eric Delaney)
    • Guests: Vic Flick, Roy Willox (RIP: Kenny Baker, Joe Moretti)
  • New goodies LP - The Goodies ( - )

    • Members: Dave MacRae, Brian Odgers, Alan Parker, Jacqui Sullivan, Joy Yates (RIP: Barry Morgan)
    • Guests: Bob Bertles, Toni Campo, Tony Carr, Clem Cattini, Tony Fisher, Bernie Holland, Chris Hughes, Sue Lynch, Tom Parker, Derek Watkins, Geoff Wright (RIP: Gordon Huntley, Joe Moretti)
  • Authentic Africa vol 2 - Sam Sklair ( - )

COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (12 credits)
  • Greatest hits - Marianne Faithfull (10/1969)

    • Members: Marianne Faithfull
    • Guests: John McLaughlin, Jimmy Page, Big Jim Sullivan, Alan Weighall (RIP: Eric Ford, Nicky Hopkins, Brian Jones, Mike Leander, Joe Moretti)
    • Producer: Andrew Loog Oldham
  • Shakin´ all over - Johnny Kidd & The Pirates (1971)

    • Members: Clem Cattini, Tony Doherty (RIP: Alan Caddy, Johnny Kidd)
    • Guests: John Gordon (RIP: Joe Moretti)
  • Best Of - Johnny Kidd & The Pirates (1978)

    • Members: Clem Cattini, Brian Gregg, Nick Simper, Ray Soaper, Mick Stewart, Roger Truth (RIP: Alan Caddy, Johnny Kidd)
    • Guests: (RIP: Joe Moretti)
  • Best of Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Johnny Kidd & The Pirates (1978)

    • Members: Clem Cattini, Brian Gregg, Nick Simper, Ray Soaper, Mick Stewart, Roger Truth (RIP: Alan Caddy, Johnny Kidd)
    • Guests: (RIP: Joe Moretti)
  • The Best of - Johnny Kidd & The Pirates (1986)

    • Members: Clem Cattini, Frank Farley, Ray Soaper, Johnny Spence (RIP: Alan Caddy, Mick Green, Johnny Kidd)
    • Guests: (RIP: Joe Moretti)
  • The Best of Johnny Kidd - Johnny Kidd & The Pirates (1987)

    • Members: Clem Cattini, Frank Farley, Brian Gregg, Nick Simper, Ray Soaper, Johnny Spence, Mick Stewart, Roger Truth (RIP: Alan Caddy, Mick Green, Johnny Kidd)
    • Guests: (RIP: Joe Moretti)
  • The Very best of Marianne Faithfull - Marianne Faithfull (11/1987)

    • Members: Marianne Faithfull
    • Guests: John McLaughlin, Jimmy Page, Big Jim Sullivan, Alan Weighall (RIP: Eric Ford, Nicky Hopkins, Brian Jones, Mike Leander, Joe Moretti)
    • Producer: Andrew Loog Oldham
  • Singles collection - the London years - The Rolling Stones (1989)

    • Members: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman (RIP: Nicky Hopkins, Brian Jones, Ian ´Stu´ Stewart)
    • Guests: Madeline Bell, Ry Cooder, Tony Hicks, John Paul Jones, Al Kooper, Paul McCartney, Graham Nash, Andrew Loog Oldham, Phil Spector (RIP: Eric Ford, Arthur Greenslade, Mike Leander, John Lennon, Steve Marriott, Joe Moretti, Jack Nitzsche, Gene Pitney, Doris Troy)
    • Producer: (RIP: Jimmy Miller)
    • Technical: Glyn Johns
    • Comments: 3CD compilation.
  • The Go-go music of Mark Wirtz his Orchestra and Chorus - Mark Wirtz (1996)

    • Members: Mark Wirtz
    • Guests: Vic Flick, John Paul Jones, Chas Mills, Big Jim Sullivan, Dougie Wright (RIP: Kenny Clare, Marian Davies, Eric Ford, Nicky Hopkins, Joe Moretti)
    • Comments: Compilation of tracks recorded from 1965 to 1969.
  • Sittin´ on a fence - the Immediate anthology - Twice As Much (1999)

    • Members: Dave Skinner
    • Guests: John McLaughlin, Jimmy Page, Big Jim Sullivan, Alan Weighall (RIP: Eric Ford, Arthur Greenslade, Nicky Hopkins, Joe Moretti, Mort Shuman)
    • Producer: Andrew Loog Oldham
    • Technical: Glyn Johns (RIP: Henry Lewy)
    • Comments: Compilation including their first two albums, plus non-album tracks.
  • I´m alive - Don Fardon (10/2003)

    • Guests: Madeline Bell, Clem Cattini, Roger Coulam, Vic Flick, Sue Glover, Katie Kissoon, Dougie Wright (RIP: Vicki Brown, Nicky Hopkins, Joe Moretti, Doris Troy)
    • Comments: Compilation including many rarities.
  • Best of the Goodies - The Goodies ( - )

    • Members: Dave MacRae, Brian Odgers, Alan Parker, Jacqui Sullivan, Joy Yates (RIP: Barry Morgan)
    • Guests: Bob Bertles, Toni Campo, Tony Carr, Clem Cattini, Tony Fisher, Bernie Holland, Chris Hughes, Sue Lynch, Tom Parker, Derek Watkins, Geoff Wright (RIP: Gordon Huntley, Joe Moretti)

QUESTIONS:

01. Can someone help me with musicians credits for the Les Reed Combo albums?

02. Joe Moretti worked with Jackie Lynton in the 60s. Does anybody know in which recordings?

03. Who are the members of The Leading Figures? Was Joe a member?

04. Is there a recording of a Galt McDermot musical (prior to Curved Air) with Francis Monkman? Was Joe Moretti involved too?

05. Joe has also worked with Paul McCartney, Lulu, Engelbert Humperdinck, Petula Clark, Trini Lopez, Shirley McLaine, Billy Fury and Mickie Most, but don´t know the recordings.

06. Did Joe Moretti and Clem Cattini play in the early recordings by Bay City Rollers and Kenny?

07. More credits by Joe Moretti that can´t find: Michel Polnareff, Peter Alexander, Herman´s Hermits, Mireille Mathieu, Buddy Greco, Don Everly, Claude Francois, Francoise Hardy, Keely Smith, Domenico Modugno,

08. Joe probably worked in soundtracks. Check if he appears in Blow up, Modesty Blaise and Girl in a motorcycle, McKenna's Gold with Quincy Jones, and others.

09. Check if Joe toured with Jack Jones.

10. Was Joe the performer in ´Roller coaster´ by The Disco Kid?


RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 18


Official site(s) - tell them you saw the link here:

From the superb site Knights in Blue Denim: The British Blues Scene '68 - '70 (by Christer Fridhammar & Vanja), we have:

From the comprehensive Rockpalast site (by Michael Marsch), we have:

From the fantastic The British Sound blog (by Bruno Ceriotti), we have rock family trees about:

Wikipedia doesn´t want to include links to this website, but I won´t do the same with them. So, from the great Wikipedia, we have:

Assorted links:

RELATED VIDEO LINKS: 1
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THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Chris Mercer: for info on The Night Timers (2010).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • John H Warburg: for biographical info (2004).
  • Johann Haidenbauer: for info on The Leading Figures album (2012).

  • Thanks to:
  • V.V.: for the Harris-Meehan album.

  • RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Joe Moretti mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Eric Ford (14)
    Big Jim Sullivan (14)
    Andy White (14)
    Clem Cattini (12)
    Nicky Hopkins (12)
    John Paul Jones (10)
    Jimmy Page (10)
    John McLaughlin (9)
    Eric Allen (8)
    Roger Coulam (8)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 01/March/2012 - Last modified on: 23/July/2012. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

    Please, note than you can check the indexes (musicians, bands, obituaries) at the top of this page.

    2 comments:

    1. 06. Did Joe Moretti and Clem Cattini play in the early recordings by Bay City Rollers and Kenny?

      yes, they did the first couple of BCR hits and they were both on Kenny - THE BUMP ,

      Joe then did Requiem for Mickie Most / Phil Coulter - by the band Slik


      07. More credits by Joe Moretti that can´t find: Michel Polnareff, Peter Alexander, Herman´s Hermits, Mireille Mathieu, Buddy Greco, Don Everly, Claude Francois, Francoise Hardy, Keely Smith, Domenico Modugno,

      Peter Alexander - the tour in Europe in 1971 I think it was


      08. Joe probably worked in soundtracks. Check if he appears in Blow up, Modesty Blaise and Girl in a motorcycle, McKenna's Gold with Quincy Jones,

      He is on Girl on A MotorCycle and McKennas Gold

      09. Check if Joe toured with Jack Jones.

      Yes he did the Jack Jones tour around 1975?

      10. Was Joe the performer in ´Roller coaster´ by The Disco Kid?

      yep I can confirm that the Disco Kid was Joe

      from Joe Moretti JNR

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      1. Great to know from you again, Joe. Thanks for the info. I'll update the page on Joe soon with all the info you've provided me.

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