By Charles Aikens
Old school Oakland singers The O’ Town Passions have been giving into there passion more and more lately, showing up on radio play lists and are preparing to head out on a world tour. Their new recording, Not The Father, is a neo-soul tune that speaks to having a respectful relationship.
“It makes me feel good to see the Passions are finally getting the national notoriety that they deserve,” said Reynard Thomas, CEO of Prime USA Records“ I’m elated we were a major factor.”
“The new release, distributed by Prime USA, will turn the Passions into the worldwide celebrities that they’ve always been in the Bay Area,” said Thomas, who added that “the Passions coined the musical phase “Stop The Violence.” They also have been recognized numerous times as humanitarians and socially conscious group.
Thomas says the video for the new song, which was produced by local musician Dr. Ed Anderson, CEO of Mindseed Records, is being aired on stations in a host of major cities including New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, Mobile, Detroit, Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta and on numerous other Prime USA sister stations.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsb3sFF8EPA[/youtube]
Video for Not The Father
Presently, the passions include Singers Donald Raymond, Darrell Anderson, Rick Alexander, James E. Hill, Elvan Rowe and group leader Jimmy Mack.
The new song is co-produced by Passions Manager Ayyub T. Nasir. It is now being distributed by Prime USA Records, and can be seen on Prime USA TV(Comcast 78) Daily Motions, The Re-Mix, On Motion and radio stations KMEL.Com and KPOO.
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