born on 29/3/1953 in Chicago, IL, United States
Alias Louis B. Price
Louis Bernhardt Price (born March 29, 1953) is an American R&B, soul singer, and actor notable for being the lead singer of the first post-Dennis Edwards led version of The Temptations from 1977 to 1980.
Price lived in Chicago as a child and attended John Marshall High School. Price moved to Los Angeles and sang in various groups before being asked to replace Dennis Edwards of The Temptations after group leader Otis Williams fired Edwards. Price joined the group just as they were leaving their longtime label Motown for Atlantic Records. Price was the principal lead vocalist on "Hear to Tempt You" and one of the featured lead vocalists on "Bare Back". The Atlantic-era Temptations records fizzled on the charts and Price's tenure was short-lived. He was replaced by a returning Dennis Edwards as the group returned to Motown in 1980.
He then joined The Drifters and remained with them through the first half of the 1980s, while also doing occasional studio singing with groups like Heatwave on their album, "Current." In the late 1980s, Price signed with Motown and recorded his self-titled debut album, Louis Price, which was released in 1991. The album didn't sell well and he was dropped by Motown.
He has also had something of an acting career - appearing in the film White Men Can't Jump and as the principal on the TV series My Wife & Kids. In 1998, he was heard providing the singing voices for Dennis Edwards in the Temptations miniseries. He also provided singing vocals for Cornwallis for the "Circle of Poo" song in the South Park episode "A Very Crappy Christmas", incorrectly credited as "Luis Price".
He currently performs various club dates on the US west coast.
- Louis Price at the Internet Movie Database
Joe Herndon · Ron Tyson · Terry Weeks · Otis Williams · Bruce Williamson|
Elbridge "Al" Bryant · G.C. Cameron · Ray Davis · Dennis Edwards · Melvin Franklin · Damon Harris · Barrington "Bo" Henderson · Eddie Kendricks · Glenn Leonard · Ricky Owens · Theo Peoples · Louis Price · David Ruffin · Richard Street · Paul Williams · Ali-Ollie Woodson
|Management||Shelly Berger · Milton Jenkins · Johnnie Mae Matthews · Otis Williams|
|Production||Berry Gordy · Smokey Robinson · Norman Whitfield|
|Studio albums||Meet the Temptations · The Temptations Sing Smokey · The Temptin' Temptations · Gettin' Ready · The Temptations with a Lot o' Soul · The Temptations Wish It Would Rain · Cloud Nine · Puzzle People · Psychedelic Shack · Sky's the Limit · Solid Rock · All Directions · Masterpiece · 1990 · A Song for You · House Party · Wings of Love · The Temptations Do the Temptations · Bare Back · Here to Tempt You · Power · The Temptations · Reunion · Surface Thrills · Back to Basics · Truly for You · Touch Me · To Be Continued · Together Again · Special · Milestone · Phoenix Rising · Ear-Resistible · Awesome · Legacy|
|Cover albums||The Temptations in a Mellow Mood · Reflections · Back to Front|
|Live albums||Temptations Live! · Live at the Copa · Live at London's Talk of the Town · The Temptations in Japan|
|Other albums||Diana Ross & the Supremes Join the Temptations · TCB · The Temptations Show · Together · On Broadway · The Temptations Christmas Card · Give Love at Christmas|
|Compilations||Anthology · Emperors of Soul · The Ultimate Collection · 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Temptations, Vol 1: The 1960s · 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Temptations, Vol. 2: The 1970s, '80s and '90s · My Girl: The Very Best of the Temptations · Psychedelic Soul|
|Filmography||Save the Children · Happy New Year · The Temptations · Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story|
|Videography||The Temptations: Live in Concert · 20th Century Masters: The Best of the Temptations · Get Ready: The Definitive Live Performances - 1965-1972 · The Temptations: Live in London|
|Discography||Albums · Songs|
|Related persons||The Supremes · Barrett Strong · Sly Stone · George Clinton|
|See also||Motown Records · Psychedelic soul|
|* Michael Williams
|Albums||* Save the Last Dance for Me
|* The Drifters' Golden Hits
|Songs||* "Honey Love"