Joe Renzetti

Joe Renzetti

Real Name:
Joseph Veto Renzetti
During the '60's, in Philadelphia, Cameo records with the help of Dick Clark and American Bandstand, Joe Renzetti became Cameo Records house guitarist, and played on the hits: “Let's Twist Again, The Mashed Potatoes, South Street, The Bristol Stomp, The Limbo Rock, Palisades Park, Tallahassee Lassie.”.
Fascinated by the advances in recording technology and the profession of arranging for records, Renzetti moved on to New York where he got to practice his new skills and talents, and arranged the top-ten records; “Sunny,” by Bobby Hebb, "Ninety-Eight Point Six," by Keith, “Apple, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie,” by Jay and the Techniques, “Mandy,” by Barry Manilow.
A film buff, always harboring an interest in film music, Renzetti decided to test his luck in Hollywood. The move paid off; he was called to do the music for the "Buddy Holly Story." Although the music was that of Holly's, he taught the actors to play the instruments and sing the songs from scratch. Filmed live on camera and using 24 track recording, the actors actually played and sang as a performing group. This decision was a first for film and netted Renzetti an Oscar for the “Best Adaptation Score" that year. (1979)
An accredited Film Composer, Joe Renzetti received commissions from Anne Bancroft to score "Fatso" staring Dom DeLuise; from Dick Clark to Score "Elvis", Gary Sherman to score "Vice Squad, and Poltergeist III;" an episode of "Tales From The Crypt," and "Child's Play," staring little Chucky.
Joe Renzetti continues to score films, and compose works for orchestra, chamber groups, and solo artists.


Joe Renzetti Discography Tracks


Joe Renzetti & Tony Luisi Joe Renzetti & Tony Luisi - Electric Tommy (The World's First Rock Opera) (Album) Viva (3), Viva (3) Australia 1971 Sell This Version
Joe Renzetti Poltergeist III (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
Joe Renzetti Child's Play (Jeu D'enfant) (Bande Originale Du Film) (Album) Milan France 1989 Sell This Version
Joe Renzetti Basket Case 2 / Frankenhooker (Original Soundtracks) (Album) Silva Screen, Silva Screen UK 1990 Sell This Version
ANVIL 1002 Joe Renzetti Jazz Rock Symposium(LP, Album) Anvil Records ANVIL 1002 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MALA 597 Joe Renzetti's Sounds* A Man And A Woman(7", Single, Jukebox) Mala MALA 597 Unknown Sell This Version