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Linda Di. (linda_di_fsg)
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Post Number: 79
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 7:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just heard of an early 80s group called Attitude. My favorite vocalist, Cindy Mizelle, apparently was a member. They released one LP -- "Pump the Nation." I never heard of them before yesterday. Does anybody here know anything about them? Other LPs? Did they chart? Etc?

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Bones Bironne (bonesb)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 11:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Linda,

Attitude released their only lp, Pump The Nation, in 1983. The group featured Cindy Mizelle, Khris Kellow and Stephen Miller. Their only Top 20 hit from the album was "We Got The Juice."

Bones
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Juicefree20 (juicefree20)
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Post Number: 1366
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 12:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good Afternoon all!

Hi Linda,

Attitude was produced by The System. Their sound was definitely exchangable. I loved The System & I liked Attitude as well. My favorite song by them would have to be "Love Me Tonight", which was very, very infectious & danceable. It only made it to #90 R&B in Summer '83.

If I had to guess, they were likely a studio concoction by Murphy & Frank, as their sound was everywhere from '83 to '85. They also produced Ms Angie Bofill's "Can't Slow Down".

Now that brings back some nice memories. The 80s were still fun then. TWho could've known that three years later.......everything would change.

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Linda Di. (linda_di_fsg)
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Post Number: 80
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 12:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Juice and Bones! How did this group get by me?? You know that I have over 1,000 CDs and LPs. And I've been fortunate to meet all of my favorites. So I know a singer from a singer!! And Cindy Mizelle is, hands down for me, the best singer I have ever had the sheer pleasure of listening to. I still have to scratch my head that her 1994 CD didn't break out in a huge way. That's when I know the music business is not always about who has real talent.
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SDF (handsome)
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Post Number: 223
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 170.118.158.14
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 1:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi All.

This is news to me as well. The only thing I knew about Cindy Mizelle is that she is a session singer and has backed-up the likes of Melba Moore & Luther Vandross. She's one of those names I would see along other session singers like, Lyn Davis, Alex Brown, Lisa Fischer, & Audrey Wheeler.
I'm also trying to think if it was Cindy singing on this song, "It Hurts So bad To Let Go". I forgot the jazz artist is at the moment where this song is featured.

Handsome
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SDF (handsome)
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Post Number: 224
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 2:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm back...

The name of the song is "I Can't Let Go". She did it on a Najee cd. She also released a solo lp, with this song on it. I will be ordering this cd this week!

Handsome
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Linda Di. (linda_di_fsg)
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Post Number: 81
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 2:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cindy had an awesome, self-titled CD out in 1994 on EastWest Records. She also has recorded for Rock Wilk at Samah Music (www.samahmusic.com). She should be a huge star in her own right. However, she sings with some big name acts so at least she's sharing her music and getting her name out there. And I give her mad props for that. Although I hope I live long enough to see her in her own concert.

Here's my idea of heaven -- Cindy Mizelle on lead vocals with the Sweethearts of Sigma on backing vocals. Now THAT would give me chills.
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Linda Di. (linda_di_fsg)
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Post Number: 82
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 2:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Handsome, you should be able to easily find the CD online (eBay, etc) and I promise that you will keep it close by your player for a long time to come. These little children out there today ... ha ... Cindy could vocally bury every one of 'em. Heck, she could vocally bury many of the people she backs!

Check out her work on Samah. You can download songs direct from the company.
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SDF (handsome)
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Post Number: 225
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Linda Di., you are so right about your Heaven idea!

I will check out the link you have provided.

Linda, you should hear Cindy in the background with Lisa Fischer on Chain of Broken hearts, featured on Lisa Fischer's "So Intense" cd....Beautiful!

Handsome
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Linda Di. (linda_di_fsg)
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Post Number: 83
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 3:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'll have to check Lisa's CD out again. Haven't had it in rotation in a while. She's also a great vocalist. But Cindy's still tops in my book.

Let me know what ya think of Cindy's songs on Samah. She's in great voice.

(Message edited by linda di fsg on July 06, 2004)
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everettinct (everett860)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 11:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cindys cd is one of my top 10 ALL TIME favorite cd's....funny thing was, i used to play it for people and they'd be like "yeah, it's ok...nothing special"..and i'd be thinking "WHERE ARE YOUR EARS?"...the pureness in Cindys voice...unbelievable...One of my favorite vocalist of all times.
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Linda Di. (linda_di_fsg)
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Post Number: 85
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 11:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh yeah ... another Cindy fan!!

Four years ago, Luther was here in concert. It was right before Thanksgiving, and it was snowing heavily. I was determined to meet this Cindy Mizelle, whose voice I loved. I waited by the stage door forever. Finally Luther's security guard attempted to shoo me away, but I explained I was not waiting for Luther, but for Cindy. So he went inside and told her she had a fan waiting to meet her. She came out in that awful snow and could not have been more gracious and genuine.

I (half) jokingly call myself a professional fan and I've met lots of people in the business. But meeting Cindy was definitely a highlight for me.
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the crazy dutchman (andreas)
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Post Number: 72
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2004 - 5:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Linda Di, JuiceFree20 is correct in everything she wrote. As you well know Cindy is still around making music but so is Khris Kellow. Khris released an album project with Robert Ferris (as NO TWO for A&M Records 1989) and he just wrote/recorded a song called 'Let's Just Give it Some Time' featured on a compilation CD issued last year. As a footnote: Khris Kellow also produced the excelent 'Too Many Tears, Too Many Times' on Patti Labelle's album 'When A Woman Loves'. I have no idea what ever happened to Stephen Miller.

Nice to read someone remembering ATTITUDE.

Respect!
Andreas Hellingh
www.thesoulofamsterdam.com

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