Sugar Covers Madonna and Madonna Place, Ben LaRose Shines on Drums!

Like a Prayer

This one speaks for itself! Quality-wise, what we have here is a minor masterpiece, a redo of a funky song … to make it even funkier! Sugar really rocks the house in North Stonington, CT in this music video!

And to boot, it was a fundraiser for a charity organization known as Madonna Place (more below), held at Jonathan Edwards Winery, a place where you arrive to enter a postcard; like a movie set depicting the beauty of the rolling hills of Southeastern Connecticut. Wine country. A perfect setting.

The boot?

Just happens this song was made famous by “Madonna” herself!

Amazing drum skills, Ben LaRose!

Rickie Louise Miller, vocal
Marcy Kelly, vocal
Ben LaRose, drums

Recorded June 23, 2022 at Jonathan Edwards Winery, North Stonington, CT

This is a Madonna cover.
Songwriters: Leonard Patrick Raymond / Ciccone Madonna L
Produced by Mark Urso for River Song Music

This event was a fundraiser for the worthwhile “Music That Matters” annual fundraiser at Madonna Place. To my delight, it was not a typical wine-focused event at all, with food trucks and lots of people dancing all night long! Sure, it was held at a winery, but the price (charity donation) was reasonable ($40) for this show, and with its setting and energy, and lovely, friendly people, you didn’t need any wine.

The Madonna Place website tells us “The mission of Madonna Place is to provide services which strengthen families, promote health, and prevent child abuse and neglect. We do this by providing three strength-based programs that empower caregivers to increase knowledge of recognizing important infant toddler developmental milestones, create positive family connections and encourage the importance of family wellness.”

Side note: On Rumble’s website (and in the embedded video above) you CAN increase the resolution of the video as high as 4k (in this case). Rumble, for some reason, defaults the video to the smallest size, and the “button” to increase the size doesn’t show up until AFTER you’ve started playing the video. It’s a little non-intuitive. Just hit play, then the video starts, then there should be a chooser in the bottom right area.

This way, you can really TURN IT UP! 🙂

Like a Prayer Lyrics

Life is a mystery
Everyone must stand alone
I hear you call my name
And it feels like home

When you call my name it’s like a little prayer
I’m down on my knees, I wanna take you there
In the midnight hour I can feel your power
Just like a prayer you know I’ll take you there

I hear your voice
It’s like an angel sighing
I have no choice, I hear your voice
Feels like flying

I close my eyes
Oh God I think I’m falling
Out of the sky, I close my eyes
Heaven help me

When you call my name it’s like a little prayer
I’m down on my knees, I wanna take you there
In the midnight hour I can feel your power
Just like a prayer you know I’ll take you there

Like a child
You whisper softly to me
You’re in control just like a child
Now I’m dancing

It’s like a dream
No end and no beginning
You’re here with me it’s like a dream
Let the choir sing

When you call my name it’s like a little prayer
I’m down on my knees, I wanna take you there
In the midnight hour I can feel your power
Just like a prayer you know I’ll take you there

When you call my name it’s like a little prayer
I’m down on my knees, I wanna take you there
In the midnight hour I can feel your power
Just like a prayer you know I’ll take you there

Life is a mystery
Everyone must stand alone
I hear you call my name
And it feels like home

Just like a prayer, your voice can take me there
Just like a muse to me, you are a mystery
Just like a dream, you are not what you seem
Just like a prayer, no choice your voice can take me there

Just like a prayer, I’ll take you there
It’s like a dream to me (4X)

Just like a prayer, your voice can take me there
Just like a muse to me, you are a mystery
Just like a dream, you are not what you seem
Just like a prayer, no choice your voice can take me there

Just like a prayer, your voice can take me there
Just like a muse to me, you are a mystery
Just like a dream, you are not what you seem
Just like a prayer, no choice your voice can take me there

Your voice can take me there
Like a prayer
Just like a prayer
Just like a prayer, your voice can take me there
Just like a prayer
Just like a prayer, your voice can take me there …

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Mark Urso
mark@markurso.com
@MusicVidNet

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