Entertainment

Singer Prince Theo changes tune

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer writer howardgcampbell@yahoo.com

Thursday, April 24, 2014    

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FOR most of his career, singer Prince Theo has recorded songs that express his commitment to black consciousness and Rastafari.

But late last year, he went for a change of pace and cut a ballad, Missing You.

The journeyman entertainer says it was worth showing he is not all militance.

"Even if yuh is a roots artiste yuh have to be flexible an' show the emotional side as well as the spiritual," he said. "When wi do it everybody love it so much wi put it out same time."

'Same time' was in December, a period of frenetic studio activity for Prince Theo and Reggae Vibes Productions and Michael Coburn who produced Missing You. That company is also responsible for producing In a State and Just to be Alive, other current Prince Theo releases.

"From long time wi jus' put out a lotta song but the important thing is to feed the people wid positive vibes," said the 44-year-old vocalist.

Prince Theo (given name Theodore Bailey) is from the town of Bath in St Thomas. He has been recording for over 20 years, doing songs for numerous producers such as Lloyd 'King Jammys' James (Gi Mi di Weed), Trinity Records out of Switzerland (Jah Rules and Jah Never Leaves Us) and Morgan Heritage (Can't Forget the Times and Giving You All).

Last year, he linked with Coburn, whose credits include Ky-Mani Marley's Grammy-nominated album, Many More Roads.

Coburn is also producing Prince Theo's upcoming album.

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