Saturday, October 26, 2013

MR. PRESIDENT: THE MYRA **YEAR** [SINGULAR] LOL!!

Before I, along with the majority of the USA, first heard of the 1-U.S.-hit wonder Eurodance group MR. President, the trio had already been active in Germany/Europe and mostly venues around their part of the planet.  The most well-known and longest-lasting incarnation of the group was rapper Lazy, and original members/singers Judith AKA "T-Seven", and Lady Danii (Lazy and T-Seven always had the majority of the leads, Danii had one, sometimes two leads on cuts from an album.  

MR. President had only one charting U.S. single, the catchy "Coco Jamboo", released around summer of 1997, and was a radio mainstay for months (WAAAY back when I actually USED TO listen to radio, that ol' Rick Dees and all that while driving! LOL).  After brief success in America, the group continued having more charting hit singles back home.

In the early 2000's, Judith/T-Seven and MR. President parted ways, and she has released a couple solo singles like "Passion" and the ironically entitled "Hey Mister President" since then.

T-Seven had an usual kinda-husky yet powerful voice, and her replacement, Myra, was blonde as well, but vocally, was no copycat.  Myra's voice was uniquely much different than T-Seven's voice and singing style, and I liked the 2003 lineup of Lazy, Myra and Danii.  Unfortunately Myra and the producers didn't get along well at all, and left MR.  President only after releasing two charting singles with them: "Forever And One Day" and "Love, Sex & Sunshine".  

Because MR. President wasn't in any kind of media in the USA after 1998ish, Myra had, without being caught by my musical radar, been hired, and was damn already gone before I could finish listening to their first (and only) two new singles, as the "new MR. President"!  

Here's a compilation I'd made of that brief configuration of the group.  And on the third clip (singing over the recording of "Forever And One Day", 50% live), Myra had already left, so Danii sang over Myra's prerecorded vocals, and it was just herself and Lazy on the stage outdoors.  They still pulled it off, with or without either Myra or Judith.  As far as I know, MR. President is currently on hiatus until they regroup and all that.  I love me some classic 90's Eurodance groups - Real McCoy, 3rd Party, MR. President, Fun Factory, La Bouche/Le Click, etc.  I'm showing my age.......screw you guys.  ;)

MR. PRESIDENT featuring MYRA, LAZY and DANII

01:  "FOREVER AND ONE DAY" [2003]
MUSIC VIDEO - #51 GERMANY CHARTS

02:  "LOVE, SEX & SUNSHINE" [2003]
MUSIC VIDEO - #23 GERMANY CHARTS

03:  "FOREVER AND ONE DAY" [ALTERNATE VERSION/DANII LEAD VOCAL] [2003]
LIVE OUTDOORS/EUROPEAN TELEVISION APPEARANCE
JUST DANII and LAZY ARE PRESENT/MYRA ABSENT AND GON-ZO!

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