Out Now: ‘One World,’ a Global Charity Recording Project Launched By Award-Winning Songwriter Franke Previte (Listen)

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Franke Previte is an acclaimed singer/songwriter whose work with Franke and the Knockouts achieved success in the 1980s before he co-wrote the Dirty Dancing anthems “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” “Hungry Eyes,” which was a major hit for Eric Carmen.

Previte also penned “One World” in 1989 with Pamela Phillips Oland and Estonian songwriters Sergei Manoukyan and Mikk Targo — and now, three decades later, the song has been revamped in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and civil rights activity affecting the entire planet.

100 percent of proceeds from “One World” will benefit four major charity partners: Musicians Foundation, The Actors Fund, as well as First Responders Children’s Foundation, beneficiary of the recent “Living Room Concert for America” hosted by Elton John, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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More on the newly-released update of “One World,” per a news release:

  • The updated lyrics address the current COVID-19 crisis and, says Previte, “give hope to all mankind for us to dream again.” Every creative participant is an “UnSung Hero” to the global music community as they have collaborated with superstars across many genres.
  • Collectively known as Voices 4 One World, the five lead singers are all African-American, making their participation, and our partnership with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, especially important during this time of racial justice reawakening. All the artists have contributed to the greatness of recorded and live music as musicians and background singers, many of whom are Grammy Award winners and multiple Grammy nominees. Singers on the record are: Michael Mayo (Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock), Ronee Martin (Patti LaBelle, Wynton Marsalis), Tower of Power “Ambassador of Soul” Ellis Hall, Dorian Holley (Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart), Grammy winner Judith Glory Hill (Stevie Wonder, John Legend)
  • ONE WORLD was produced by Grammy winner Jon Gilutin (“New Attitude”) and mixed by multi-Grammy and Emmy Award winning engineer Bill Schnee (Steely Dan, Natalie Cole). 
  • A growing gallery of notable musicians and actors are recording PSA’s for the ONE WORLD Celebrity Circle on an ongoing basis. Early contributors include two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, legendary Sound of Philadelphia architect Kenny Gamble, Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres, Emmy Award nominee Michele Greene (L.A. Law), and actress-comedian Siobhan Fallon (Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld, Men in Black).

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