(Big Cynthia") Walker who could jump start any
event and keep it rolling was legend in how she would capture
the audience and keep them active and involved when she
took center stage.
last time Big Cynthias presence honored was at the
celebration of JAMSOURCE/ RUNWAY Magazine 16th Year Celebration
presented by Carolyn D. Baker, Founder. It didn't matter
what the occasion was you were going to get her best performance.
Our intentions were to do a featured story of Big Cynthia
after her appearance at the Jamsource/Runway Magazine Celebration,
however God had other plans. She will be missed, but not
artist, Queen of R&B/Blues BIG CYNTHIA,
born Cynthia Walker in Houston, Texas was an inspiring figure
in the industry and life. She was bestowed with talent,
that she inherited from her father saxman Junior Walker
of Motown Records fame, and her mother, Gloria Adams a gospel
At the age of 16 Big Cynthia began performing around the
Houston area with local bands, where she opened for touring
artists such as Johnnie Taylor. Then in 1996 Johnny Vincent
signed her to the Ace Records, subsidiary Avanti and in
1997 her first CD was released nationally under the name
Cynthia Walker, Baby Im The Real Thing, in 1998.
then joined the pet label of Mel Waiters. Brittney Records,
and traveled all over the country with Waiters. This was
a big break for her between traveling and recording, She
and Mel put their heads together and recorded a song that
was written by her entitled, "Ain't Nothing Like A
Big Woman". This song was written for all the big women
all around the world. Being a big woman, she knew what it
felt like and wrote this song to uplift big women.
This song was already a hit, which was released in February
2002 on the LP "Ain't Nothing Like A Real Woman".
(A new and improved remix and extended version appears on
this new CD "It's My Time" in 2012). Big Cynthia's
next CD was released April 2004 entitled "You Didnt
Take My Man, You Took My Problem", which repeated several
songs off her previous album.
next big break came courtesy of a call from Tony Mercedes
of Tony Mercedes Records who produced her CD entitled "Doing
It Big", which was distributed by Malaco Records. The
album spawned two popular songs, "If You Want To Get
It" featuring Mr. David and the risqué "Eating
Ain't Cheating". Tony Mercedes' TM Records went on
an extended hiatus so her next released was executive produced
by Donald Hearon, a performer and radio personality hailing
from Las Vegas, NV. The CD, "Don't Hate", boasted
another chitlin' circuit hit with the clever "I Didn't
Lie, I Just Didn't Tell It All" in 2008. Now, after
a four-year recording break, Big Cynthia has formed on her
own label, Big Cynthia Enterprises Records (distributed
by CDS Records).
enlisted the talents of up and coming Southern Soul singer
Tyree Neal (brother of the late Jackie Neal and famous Blues
singer Kenny Neal) as co-producer for "It's My Time".
Neal also duets with Cynthia on "Ain't Nothin' Like
A Big Woman (Remix)" & "Big Leg Woman".
Note: Her 2015 singles from her new CD "The Return
Of The Female Mack": "She Working That Nookie
Thang" and "I'm Here For You Baby"? was part
of Fox's Night Time Drama "Empire" soundtrack.
Our condolences to the family and friends of this wonderful
soul. May God bless and keep all of you.