From that point, Cynthia was chosen to become an opening act until 1996 when Cynthia was signed to Avanti Records by CEO Johnny Vincent and in 1997 her first CD was released nationally under the name Cynthia Walker, "Baby I'm The Real Thing" in 1998.
She eventually found her niche and rechristened herself as "Big Cynthia" and recorded the confidence boosting "Ain't Nothing Like A Big Woman" for Mel Waiters' own label, Brittney and traveled all over the country with Waiters. "Ain't Nothing Like A Big Woman" was written for all the big women all around the world. Cynthia, being a big woman, knows what it feels 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 Didn't Take My Man, You Took My Problem", which repeated several songs off her previous album. She released two albums for Waiters before her next break courtesy of record producer Tony Mercedes who started his own label distributed by Malaco. "Doing It Big" registered two hits for Cynthia, the ribald "Eating Ain't Cheating" and "If You Want To Get It".
Tony Mercedes' TM Records went on an extended hiatus so Cynthia's next release 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.
After a four year recording break, Big Cynthia formed on her own label, Big Cynthia Enterprises Records (distributed by CDS Records). She 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". Cynthia released one more album before her death in 2017.
Cynthia Walker "Baby I'm The Real Thing" ( Avanti 1998)
1. I Should Have Quit You
"Ain't Nothing Like A Big Woman" (Brittney 2002)
1 Ain't Nothing Like a Big Woman
"You Didn't Take My Man, You Took My Problem" (Brittney 2004)
1 This Song Is For Everybody
"Doing It Big" (Tony Mercedes 2006)
1. Intro feat. Tony
*** Hot producer Tony Mercedes serves this typically sassy female southern soul singer with strong danceable material like the hitbound "If You Want To Get It", "Don't Rock The Boat" & "Down At The Juke Joint". Clean, tight, booming sound backs these tracks. The production hides the fact Cynthia is a but an average singer that sounds similar to Sheba Potts-Wright. The nadir of the disc is the inane "Eating Ain't Cheating", which perhaps Bill Clinton would have adopted as his favorite track. You need to be more creative lyrically than "so eat your life away". Label mate Mr. David joins Cynthia on this track, as well as "If You Wanna Get It" and "Just Want To Thank You", which is really a song of "shout outs" to folks. She slows things down with the smooth "I'm Sorry" and delivers attitude on the stepper "Sho U Right". Although the CD lists 11 tracks there's only 8 songs (plus 1 "skit", an intro and 1 remix). Despite the stale subject matter (partying at a "juke joint", cheating and sexual boasts) the disc is undeniably catchy and sure to garner airplay.
"Don't Hate" (Hearon 2008)
Cynthia Gonna Break It Up
*** "Big Cynthia gonna break it up" goes the hook on the opener, a Rap (by Cynthia) remix of her version of "Breaking Up Somebody's Home" (also included). She shows she can deliver her rhymes like any Salt or Peppa. But she really follows more after her "idol" and Godmother (Denise LaSalle), such as on the terrific "I Didn't Lie, I Just Didn't Tell It All". Another one of those tongue-in-cheek cheating songs. Pat Brown ignited it all with the classic "Equal Opportunity" and Cynthia's made a habit of it. Fortunately it's clever (unlike the unctuous "Eating Ain't Cheating" from her previous LP).
Further variety crops up on the retro-80s "I'll Be Your Peaches And You Be My Queen", an unabashed rip of "Don't Look Any Further", the 70s electro-Funk "I Came To Party" and the sleek stepper "I'm Gonna Do Me Before I Do You". She's not quite up to it vocally on the last track but she's large and in charge with the sassy bumpers like "You Keep Your Nose Out Of My Business". This is a straight up "party Blues" that'll please the steadies.
"It's My Time" (Big Cynthia Ent. Records/CDS 2012)
You Got to Pay Me (feat. Big Josh)
*** Big Cynthia Walker is not known to have a remarkable singing voice but she's an expert on using it for the right effect, full of attitude and charm. She originally went by her given name Cynthia Walker for her first album on Avanti ("Baby, I'm The Real Thing") before finding her niche and rechristening herself "Big Cynthia". Her first hit followed, "Ain't Nothing Like A Real Woman", which has been recut/remixed for "It's My Time". The album also updates her "Eating Ain't Cheating" adding a "Still" in the title but the big hit became "She Working That Nookie Thang". (As of March 2018 the "Nookie Thang" music video has nearly two million views on You Tube).
"Return Of The Female Mack" (Big Cynthia Ent. Records/Music Access 2015)