Friday, October 7, 2022

Composer Starr Parodi Teams with Former Temptations Lead Singer Louis Price on Prince Rendition!

[“When Doves Cry”] “This song is the epitome of a brilliant cover…”

(Los Angeles) What do you get when you pair a world-renowned conductor/composer with a singer who once fronted Motown’s super-group The Temptations? Magic! That is exactly what happened when Starr Parodi and Louis Price recorded a unique rendition of “When Doves Cry” by the late musician extraordinaire, Prince.

Award-winner Parodi once played piano and keyboards for soul, rock and gospel performers like Earth, Wind & Fire, Maze and Al Green. Her springboard came by invitation from comedian Arsenio Hall to play on his TV show with house band, The Posse. Other artists she’s played alongside include Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Santana, Carole King, Ray Charles, Bruce Hornsby and George Duke.

Price – with his fluid baritone/tenor range – can sing it all! He can be heard on film soundtracks including The Lion King, Happy Feet, and Superfly; and is constantly performing under the moniker, Former Lead Singer of The Temptations. He says, “I can’t believe it’s been 35 years since Prince released “When Doves Cry;” it’s just as popular and relevant today (if not more so) as it was when it first came out! This recording not only gave me the opportunity to showcase a great classic song, but to express the emotion that the listener can feel.”

Starr Parodi and Louis Price - When Doves Cry

This “re-imagination” of “When Doves Cry,” released August 16, 2019, is now streaming on Apple, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify and for Europe, Deezer. An urgent request is going out to fans, music lovers, and friends old & new; to support this effort and boost the ratings by downloading/streaming the song today!

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Here is what critic Jonathan Widran of The JW Vibe had to say: “If you ever REALLY wanted to know what it sounds like “When Doves Cry,” but your curiosity has been immersed for 35 years in Prince’s percussion dominated, guitar intense rock/funk artistry, veteran pianist/keyboardist Starr Parodi and former Temptations singer Louis Price have fashioned a glorious answer.”

Radio station KCSN says: “This song is the epitome of a brilliant cover. Rather than rehash the original song Starr Parodi and Louis Price have created a piece that sounds like an original composition. It’s a unique and beautiful take on Prince’s original. I love it.”

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Larry Buford
Larry Buford is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer, and author of Book/CD titled "Things Are Gettin' Outta Hand" (Steuben Pub.) He writes Human Interest articles and entertainment reviews for various newspapers across the country. He is also an editor, and provides services for press releases, interviews, business letters, resumes, etc. A native Detroiter, he is a former Motown songwriter.




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