I have this song on my iPod; it plays on random every once in awhile. I actually like it very much. It has that joyful ambience that particular era of disco provided, that old-timey KC and the Sunshine Band soul. The light-hearted sounds of evolving America, before Ronnie Raygun and his Cocaine Wrecking Crew started really fucking up our shit and dragged us down to DarkHeartville, where we still kinda languish today.
So yesterday I got a bug about it, wanted to know more. Who the fuck was this Andrea True? Well, it’s an interesting story –
True moved to New York City as a teenager, to seek fame as a mainstream film star. While she did manage to get some minor roles in mainstream movies from time to time, including The Way We Were, the fame she sought was fleeting. When some friends asked her to join them in a pornographic movie, she went along with the idea, initially thinking of this opportunity as the best way for her to gain more experience with films and acting. She performed in pornographic films in Scandinavia in the 1960s, and by the end of the decade, began appearing in American adult films. Eventually, she performed in more than fifty hardcore porn films throughout the 1970s and early to mid-1980s, and distinguished herself as one of the more recognizable porn stars in the early New York adult film industry.
During her heyday as a porn actress, around 1975, True was hired by a real estate business in Jamaica to appear in their commercials. During her stay in Jamaica, a political crisis gripped the island, and no one was allowed to leave with any money. Not wanting to lose the pay she had earned from the real estate ads, True asked her friend, record producer Gregg Diamond, to travel to the island and produce a track for her, which she would finance locally using that money. Diamond arrived with a composition in hand, to which True added her vocals. The result of their collaboration was “More, More, More.” Ultimately remixed by recording engineer Tom Moulton, “More, More, More” became a favorite in discos and nightclubs. It ultimately reached No. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and a full album with the same title soon followed. The single also reached the charts in the United Kingdom (where it peaked at No. 5), Germany (where it reached No. 9)and Italy (where it reached No. 11).
She died in 2011, at age 68. And now you know the Andrea True story.