Passion – a word that takes many meanings and forms.
Passion is the catchword that describes Doña Oxford's first
album of all new material in nearly four years.

From her first album “Rowena Said…” and particularly her live
followup, “Raw,” Doña Oxford has always projected a
dynamic and exuberant personality and serious chops. With
this long awaited collection, “Step Up,” Doña digs deeper than
she ever has before, showcasing her powerful voice and the
R&B roots that she only previously hinted at.

Starting with “Together,” a mid-tempo romp with echoes of
Carol King, Doña states that this album is way different that her
previous efforts. Confident vocals, polished production, strong
writing and performances are the hallmark of “Step Up,” as
well as a political bent that is meant to persuade as opposed to
harangue. This is best exercised in the title track, which owes a
debt to the Staples Singers. Further into the album, “For The
Children,” shows Doña ruminating on child abuse and its
consequences. On the lighter side are tracks like “Here We Go
Again,” and “Sweet Memories,” and the outright rocker, “Don?t
Go.” Doña has always had a way with a torch song and “Step
Up” has its share; “Between The Sheets” and “He?s My Baby,”
showcase a woman done wrong, but ultimately strong.
Produced by Carla Olson (The Textones, Gene Clark) and
featuring some of LA?s best musicians, “Step Up” is indeed a
giant step up for Doña Oxford, who continues to grow as an
artist and bring something passionately new and different to her

Buy It Now

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1. Together Oxford/Goldberg
2. Don't Go Oxford
3 .Step Up Oxford/Goldberg
4. I Want to Change The World Oxford/Goldberg
5. Between The Sheets Oxford
6. Shame On Me Oxford
7. I Am Oxford
8. Here We Go Again Oxford
9. He's My Baby Oxford
10. Sweet Memories Oxford
11. Is It Any Wonder Oxford
12. For The Children Oxford
13. Doe's Gumbo .Oxford/ Glaub/Heffington/Andrews
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Doña Oxford: Lead Vocals, Piano, Organ, Wurlitzer, Mark Tree, Rain Stick, Clave
Bob Glaub: Bass
Don Heffington: Drums (except track 12)
Jake Andrews: Guitars on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13
Colin Ryan: Guitars on 2, 4, 6, 10, 12
Todd Wolfe: Guitar solo on 2
Phil Upchurch: Guitar Solo on 5, Guitar Fills on 1
Billy Sullivan: Percussion, Psychological Assistance
Joe Sublet: Saxophones
Darryl Leonardl: Trumpets
Maxine Waters: Background Vocals on 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11
Oren Waters: Background Vocals on 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11
Julia Waters: Background Vocals on 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11
Luther Waters: Background Vocals on 3, 6
Cam Frierson: Background Vocals on 1, 2
Carla Olson: Background Vocals on 2


Production Credits

Executive Producer: Sheila Sinapi
Producer: Carla Olson
Recording Engineers: Jordan Winsen, Billy Sullivan
Mixing Engineer: Andy Waterman,
Mixing Assistant: Ethan "The Ethanator" Walter
Musical & Vocal Arrangements: Doña Oxford
A&R: Saul Davis
Catering: John & Eleanor Pappas
Chauffeur, Videographer, Personal Assistant, Shoe Wrangler: Vivian Oxford
Photos: Halstan Williams
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA and
verland Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Mixed at Umbrella Media, Chatsworth, CA

© 2007