Hidden Beach Recordings will release a collection of the greatest hits from the acclaimed duo Kindred The Family Soul titled Family Treasures: Greatest Hits, available on all digital stores in the U.S. and Canada on Friday, November 13, 2015. Part of the ongoing celebration of Hidden Beach’s 15-year anniversary of presenting indelible quality musical talent, the release comprises a must-have 14-track compilation of digitally-remastered greatest hits and fan favorites that have made Kindred the Family Soul a longtime beloved staple of R&B and neo soul, garnering accolades including Soul Train Award and BET Award nominations. Family Treasures: Greatest Hits features production from Elise Perry (Raheem DeVaughn, Deborah Bond), Dre & Vidal (Jill Scott, Usher, Mary J Blige), and Adam Blackstone (Adam Levine, Janet Jackson, Rihanna).
“Kindred have been the standard bearers for R&B duos for the last decade,” stated Marilyn Batchelor, Chief Brand Officer for Hidden Beach Recordings. “Their steadfast commitment to true soul music and the emotional honesty in their lyrics have made them icons for the African-American family.”
“Kindred is like family to me,” stated writer/producer Elise Perry. “I had the pleasure of working with them from the beginning. ‘Rhythm of Life’ is the first song that took them from playing covers from our soul music forebearers to establishing their own sound and being part of soul and rhythm and blues history. I am and will always be particularly proud of playing a part in that.”
Since the beginning, with their 2003 album debut Surrender to Love, the acclaimed Philadelphia duo – comprised of husband and wife Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon – have drawn early comparisons to other creative married couples such as Ashford & Simpson, and Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee. The couple cut their teeth early on performing at The Roots’ celebrated Black Lily music series in Philadelphia, which also helped launch the early neo soul explosion from Philadelphia of artists including Jill Scott, Floetry and Musiq Soulchild.
Some of Kindred the Family Soul’s hit R&B singles over the years have included “Far Away,” “Where Would I Be (The Question)” and “Stars.”
Featured in a summer-long television and online campaign for Wal-Mart, Kindred the Family Soul are hitting the road, with upcoming performances across the country including Atlanta, GA (November 20, at Center Stage Theater); Baltimore, MD (November 28, at Baltimore Soundstage); Oakland, CA (December 4, 2 shows at Yoshi’s Jazz Club); and overseas in England and France in December.Read More