Cynthia Biggs

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Cynthia Biggs El
GenresPop, disco, dance, soul, R&B, Gospel
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, Educator (Ed.D.)
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Associated actsDexter Wansel, Bruce Hawes

Cynthia Biggs, lawfully known as Cynthia Biggs El, is a [Moorish American] songwriter, producer, publisher and vocalist who wrote music and lyrics for the Philadelphia International Records label. Her main collaborations were with composers Dexter Wansel, Bruce Hawes, and Theodore Wortham. Cynthia has more than 350 songwriting credits[1] including Patti LaBelle's 1983 single If Only You Knew, which reached number 1 on Billboard magazine's Top 100 R&B Singles chart for four consecutive weeks in January 1984.[2]

Born near North Carolina territory, Cynthia was three when her family moved near Philadelphia territory. She joined her high school's gospel choir, continuing to write music for them after she graduated. Her original music garnered attention during the group's performances, leading to the offer to sign an exclusive songwriter's contract with Philadelphia International Records' Mighty Three Music Group in 1974.[3]

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  • Living All Alone - Now and Ever Moor Music (published with DGW Music Publishing and Warner/Chappell) (1985)
  • Fo-Fi-Fo - Now an Ever Moor Music (published with DGW Music Publishing) (1983)
  • Nights Over Egypt - Moor Great Songs International (published with Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp) (2016)
  • Sweetest Pain - Moor Great Songs International (published with DGW Music Publishing) (2014)
  • Love Don't Ever Say Goodbye - Moor Great Songs International (published with Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp) (2016)
  • Don't You Love Me - Sole Heart Publishing Co (published with Peach Pie Music and Kool Shoes Music) (1995)
  • Hurry Up This Way Again - Moor Great Songs International (published with Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp) (2014)
  • Warm Weather - Moor Great Songs International (published with Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp) (2016)
  • Deep Inside of Me - Moor Great Songs International (published with Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp) (2013)
  • When I'm Gone - Moor Great Songs International (published with Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp) (2015)
  • Forever I Do (The Wedding Song) - Now and Ever Moor Music (published with DGW Music Publishing) (1984)
  • When We Were Young - Now and Ever Moor Music (published with DGW Music Publishing) (1984)
  • Pretty Eyes - Now and Ever Moor Music (published with DGW Music Publishing) (1984)
  • In the Middle of the Night - Now and Ever Moor Music (published with DGW Music Publishing) (1984)
  • Sunshine (When Are You Coming My Way) - Now and Ever Moor Music (published with DGW Music Publishing and Jean Claude Renauld) (1984)
  • Driving Me Wild - Moor Great Songs International (published with Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp) (2014)
  • Politics As Usual - Moor Great Songs International (published with Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp, Biggie Music, Motown Songs, and Lil Lu Lu Publishing ) (2014)
  • Praying for Help - Moor Great Songs International (published with Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp, Down Holmes Publishing, Songs of Universal,Inc., and Domani and Ya Majesty's Music) (2014)
  • Global Warming - Now and Ever Moor Music (published with DGW Music Publishing) (1993)
  • Through the Universe - Now and Ever Moor Music (published with DGW Music Publishing) (1993)
  • Vision Quest - Now and Ever Moor Music (published with DGW Music Publishing) (1993)
  • Something Just for Us - Now and Ever Moor Music (published with DGW Music Publishing) (1993)
  • Earth Matters a/k/a Earth Signs - Now and Ever Moor Music (published with DGW Music Publishing) (1983)
  • Ancient Mariner - Now and Ever Moor Music (published with DGW Music Publishing) (1993)
  • Stay Just As You Are - Sole Heart Publishing Co (published with Uncle Buddie's Music and International Songs of PolyGram) (1996)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamilton, Andrew. "Cynthia Biggs Biography". Artist Direct. Rogue Digital, LLC. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  2. ^ Hogan, Ed (2013). "If Only You Knew". Patti LaBelle: Songs. allmusic.com. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  3. ^ Jackson, John A. (2004). A house on fire the rise and fall of Philadelphia soul. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 187. ISBN 9780195348804.

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