Feb
25
2010

Gloria – Ping Pong Space

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“Italian babes” serie, continued: here it comes Gloria (Piedimonte).

A one hit wonder starlette that made three singles back in the days. “Ping Pong Space”, the only one which actually had some airplay, was the opening soundtrack of the popular fiction “Il Commissario Verrazzano” (Deadly Chase). This 7″ from 1978 appears to be selling for quite a lot of money on the market, though it is relatively obscure. I guess you still can be lucky enough to land yourself a copy for cheap on ebay. As far as i know it is one of the very few Durium releases which sported a (very nice indeed) gatefold sleeve. On the flipside of the single there is the instrumental version, which is quite a good reason to look for this one. Gloria did another very nice disco single in 1978, “Chi sei?”, arranged by Celso Valli plus an italodisco minor hit on the small Gualtiero Gatto’s “Gattocicova” label, “Ma che bella serata”, in 1983.

Gloria – Ping Pong Space

5 Comments »

  • Comment | 26/02/2010
    jussi

    One of the best tracks ever to grace the dignified Overfitting Disco site, in it’s own insane & indefensible way.

  • Comment | 26/02/2010
    italocarlito

    hehe jussi,

    I thought about you when I was about to reveal the world the glories of Gloria….I know your insane passion for forgotten “italian disco babes”, which is mine, too 😉

  • Comment | 01/03/2010
    jussi

    Can’t thank you ( or Gloria ) enough. And quess what – I found me a copy!

  • Comment | 01/03/2010
    italocarlito

    this is great news, hopefully you got yours on ebay, prices on discogs are insane……..i have some more unknown italian babes for you in my hat….soon 🙂

  • Comment | 08/03/2010
    jussi

    Got it relatively cheaply, I was surprised. Then, I got into contact with Gloria Herself thru Facebook!

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