Dr. Cynthia Biggs El, songwriter, vocalist, producer and publisher, is our very special guest in this week’s podcast episode #109. Cynthia shares a historical account of her songwriting career including being a monumental part of the “Philly music sound” having worked for the Philadelphia International Records label. Her main collaborations were with composers Dexter Wansel, Bruce Hawes, and Theodore Wortham as well as Gamble and Huff. Cynthia has more than 350 songwriting credits including Patti LaBelle’s 1983 hit single If Only You Knew, which reached number 1 on Billboard magazine’s Top 100 R&B Singles chart for four consecutive weeks. Cynthia not only shares the amazing work she has done, but also the process she uses to write such classic and timeless music. Listeners will gain incredible insight on how songwriting should be approached and valued. Cynthia will return to the podcast in upcoming weeks for a part two discussion for listeners to learn more about her professional background as well as gain effective songwriting strategies to create timeless songs in today’s music industry.
To learn more about Dr. Cynthia Biggs El, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Biggs
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