Joe Renzetti

Real Name:
Joseph Veto Renzetti
Profile:
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.
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Albums

ANVIL 1002 Joe Renzetti - Jazz Rock Symposium album art Joe Renzetti Jazz Rock Symposium(LP, Album) Anvil Records ANVIL 1002 US 1970 Sell This Version
SITFL-934215 Joe Renzetti - Electric Tommy (The World's First Rock Opera) album art Joe Renzetti & Tony Luisi Joe Renzetti & Tony Luisi - Electric Tommy (The World's First Rock Opera) (Album) Viva (3), Viva (3) SITFL-934215 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
340.012 Joe Renzetti - Poltergeist III (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Joe Renzetti Poltergeist III (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande 340.012 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
A 382 Joe Renzetti - Child's Play = Jeu D'enfant (Bande Originale Du Film) album art Joe Renzetti Child's Play = Jeu D'enfant (Bande Originale Du Film) (Album) Milan A 382 France 1989 Sell This Version
FILMCD 073, SIL 5073-2 Joe Renzetti - Basket Case 2 / Frankenhooker (Original Soundtracks) album art Joe Renzetti Basket Case 2 / Frankenhooker (Original Soundtracks) (Album) Silva Screen, Silva Screen FILMCD 073, SIL 5073-2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
PDR12 Joe Renzetti - Wanted: Dead or Alive album art Joe Renzetti Wanted: Dead or Alive(LP, Album) Pure Destructive Records PDR12 US 2018 Sell This Version
PDR010 Joe Renzetti - The Exterminator (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Joe Renzetti The Exterminator (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP) Pure Destructive Records (2) PDR010 2018 Sell This Version
VAS-002 Joe Renzetti - Frankenhooker Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album art Joe Renzetti Frankenhooker Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(Cass, Ltd, C30) Ship To Shore Phonograph Co. VAS-002 US 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MALA 597 Joe Renzetti - A Man And A Woman album art Joe Renzetti's Sounds* A Man And A Woman(7", Single) Mala MALA 597 US 1967 Sell This Version