The list of offspring with musical success on par with their parents is a mighty short one — and even rarer is a child having a hit with mom or dad’s tune. After Natalie and Nat Cole’s “Unforgettable,” the list is a tough one to draw up.
Artemis Records, though, has faith in a new generation of the Partridge Family, namely 15-year-old Katie Cassidy, daughter of David, who has made her own recording of dad’s first hit single, “I Think I Love You.” Artemis will release the single in June.
Her new version will have a little competition, though, as a new recording of the Partridge standard was released Tuesday by none other than Keith Partridge himself — David Cassidy — on his Decca disc “Now and Then.” David Cassidy has re-recorded several other Partridge hits with arrangements and instrumentation hewing close to the originals. Decca and parent Universal have no plans to issue any singles from the disc.
Katie’s recording, classified as “hip-pop,” is currently limited to a single release with no plans for an album. Artemis, home to established artists such as Steve Earle and Warren Zevon, has had success marketing a single: Its biggest hit is the Baha Men’s “Who Let the Dogs Out?”
The song was produced by Joel Diamond, who recently won accolades for his score to Showtime movie “The Believer.”
— Phil Gallo