Saturday, October 26, 2013

MR. PRESIDENT [THE CLASSIC/ORIGINAL LINEUP]: UP ''N' AWAY" [1994]

Instead of the overplayed and ONLY U.S. hit single "Coco Jamboo", the main/original lineup of MR. President is better represented with an earlier single, "Up 'n' Away" from 1994.  For some reason, another guy named Sir Prophet handles the rap on this one and only cut by MR-P that I know of (I'm going to assume this Sir Prophet was THE original rapper, who must have left and was replaced by Lazy, before their singles started charting better than average).  

"Coco Jamboo" was released in Europe/Germany in 1996, a year before it arrived in America, and the highest charting position was #2 Germany.  "Up 'n' Away" from 1994 climbed up to #12 Germany charts (charting as high as #6 outside of Germany).  Still not bad, for a Eurodance group!  The album/single version of "Up 'n' Away" IMO is great, even better than "Coco Jamboo" in my book, and the reworked/remixed "Up 'n' Away 2K", released in 2000, was just as good.  I think I like the single better performed live in front of an audience, because Judith, Danii and Lazy give an energetic and crowd-participating performance during that number.  

MR. PRESIDENT
(SIR PROPHET, T-SEVEN AND LADY DANII
)

RELEASED 1994 GERMANY/EUROPE, AND IN THE USA IN 1997


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