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Overtown Records Signs Soul Music Legend Timmy Thomas
1888 Press Release - Announcement of Soul Music Legend Timmy Thomas (Why Can't We Live Together) signing with upstart Miami Soul label Overtown Records.
New York, NY - Soul Legend Timmy Thomas Signs to Overtown Records.
Timmy Thomas, singer of the 3 million selling smash hit "Why Can't We Live Together," has signed a multi-album contract with upstart soul label, Overtown Records.
The timing is impeccable for Thomas, who recently retired from teaching music for Miami-Dade Public schools. His time is now his own. He's ready to share it with his millions of fans just in time for a new wave of popularity. "Why Can't We Live Together" is sampled in superstar rapper Drake's new single "Hotline Bling." At press time, "Hotline Bling" is #29 and rising on the Billboard top 100 chart and has over 3,000,000 hits on You Tube.
"In 1973 I asked why can't we live together." Thomas affirms. "While there is still pain in the world, People are Changing, and we can heal ourselves through love and music. "
"I think it is important that people understand why Overtown is an important part of Music History." Thomas states. "I may be from Indiana, but I cut my teeth in those clubs before my recording career."
"It is an honor to have Timmy Thomas as our first signing." says Overtown President Tom Bowker. He is unique talent with an amazing voice who changed the world when he toured South Africa in 1973 and 1978."
Overtown Records co-owner Jan Lisewski aka "Soul Man Jan" hints at what's to come for both Thomas and the label. "As great as Timmy's big hit is, he has deep cuts that are even better. We are going to share them with the world with a touring package featuring our Overtown Soul Revue - starting at SXSW 2016. We will also re-record a few Timmy Thomas classics for singles before we drop his album of all new material next year."
It's going to be a funky ride. Stay tuned. That Sweet Soul Music that radiates from Timmy Thomas is coming to your ear drums real soon.
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