Jacques Morali

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Jacques Morali
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Born: July 4, 1947 in Casablanca, Morocco
French Record Producer & Composer. Formerly a salesman at record shop in Orly Airport, he started out in the music industry as a composer for the Parisian variety/burlesque club Crazy Horse, and also as a solo act. He was then hired at age 24 as an A&R for Polydor.

In 1975, he met future business partner Henri Belolo (then an independent label owner and music publisher) whilst searching for a song to produce.
It was on the East Coast (after Morali pitched the idea of releasing "Brazil" as a disco record) of the United States that Belolo agreed to sponsor a long-lasting residency for Morali at Sigma Sound Studios.

Working together and with American lyricists & conductors Horace Ott, Phil Hurtt, and Beauris Whitehead (and later Producer/Arranger Fred Zarr & Lyricist Bruce Vilanch), they left an indelible mark on American & worldwide culture with their work creating & producing acts such as the Village People, The Ritchie Family, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Juvet, Régine, Dalida, Eric Russell, Cher, Patricia Norton, Julius Brown, Starlight, Diva, Dennis Parker (whom Morali dated), David London, Wayne Scott, Lova Moor and Pia Zadora.

Jacques was one half of Can't Stop Productions, Inc., alongside Belolo, and at some point claimed to have made US$8,000,000 a year in the 70s.
Between 1974 and 1982, he recorded at least 65 releases, and currently possesses around 400 credits with ASCAP, BMI, and SACEM.

Nonetheless, following the "disco backlash" of the early-80s, he would eventually find success elusive.
A Homosexual, he was diagnosed with HIV in the mid-80s and died of AIDS in Paris on November 15, 1991.
He is the brother of Serge Morali, who has managed his copyrights since 1991.
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Albums

VPL1 6551 Jacques Morali - Can't Stop The Music - The Original Score Album album art Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo - Can't Stop The Music - The Original Score Album(LP, Album) RCA Victor VPL1 6551 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
CHS 5181 Jacques Morali - Crazy Horse De Paris - 30 "Crazy" Tunes 1971-1981 album art Jacques Morali Crazy Horse De Paris - 30 "Crazy" Tunes 1971-1981(2xLP, Album) Disques Crazy Horse De Paris CHS 5181 France 1981 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EPL. 8568 Jacques Morali - Elle Aime, Elle N'Aime Pas… album art Jacques Morali Elle Aime, Elle N'Aime Pas…(7", EP) Disques Vogue EPL. 8568 France 1967 Sell This Version

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normanharvey

normanharvey

January 6, 2019
born into a sephardic moroccan jewish family he became a hit maker in the 70s and early 80s.

He is best known for the Songs YMCA and GO WEST both by village People.
The later Song was successfully was covered by PET SHOP BOYS and became a million seller in 1993. But Morali did not enjoy the success of GO WEST as he died 2 years earlier

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