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Phyllis Hyman

Phyllis Hyman began her career as a silky voiced, jazz-influenced singer and gradually moved into slick, heavily produced urban contemporary ballads and light dance numbers. Hyman won a scholarship to music school and then began her professional career with the group New Direction in 1971. When they disbanded after a national tour, Hyman joined the Miami ensemble All the People. She also worked there with another local group, the Hondo Beat, and appeared in the film Lenny. That was followed by a two-year stint heading Phyllis Hyman & the PH Factor, before relocating to New York. Hyman performed background vocals for Jon Lucien and built her reputation performing in New York clubs. Norman Connors made her his featured vocalist in the mid-'70s, and she was highlighted on a cover of the Stylistics' "Betcha by Golly Wow," which reached the Top 30 of the R&B chart. Hyman also sang with Pharaoh Sanders and the Fatback Band while cutting two singles as a lead artist. Buddah released Phyllis Hyman in 1977, but she really began making an impression when she was signed by Arista the next year. The songs "Somewhere in My Lifetime" and "You Know How to Love Me" both made the R&B Top 20. Hyman got her lone Top Ten hit in 1981 with "Can't We Fall in Love Again," but her albums did consistently well throughout the '80s. The production teams of Mtume/Reggie Lucas and Narada Michael Walden/Thom Bell gave her material that showcased her skill with sophisticated ballads. Hyman had more success when she left Arista for Philadelphia International in 1986, with the single "Living All Alone" putting her back in the R&B Top 20. She also sang on fusion and light jazz dates by Joe Sample, Ronnie Foster, and Grover Washington, Jr., a more conventional jazz session for McCoy Tyner, and a pop date with the Four Tops. Tragically, Hyman took her own life on June 30, 1995; Forever with You was issued posthumously. ~ Ron Wynn, Rovi
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jazzy_1984
Miss your voice
michelleplum m e r 1 9 3 3
my friend miss you
michelleplum m e r 1 9 3 3
this is my jam
Hard to believe it'll be 20 years in June since the world lost this songbird. Smh....
When I leave here I'm sure I'll hear her at the GATES IF HEAVEN welcoming me home! I miss u Phyllis. I luv u!!!
hmmmmmmm, I miss your girl; SISTAhood
Love Phyllis voice that will forever be missed and can't be duplicated. RQ/rlh
getpepperlov e 3 2 9
Phyllis Hyman songs were from the heart. (Meet Me On The Moon) was one of the best. I named my Daughter Symphony.
Phyllis Hyman have a beautiful voice
That's one the greatest singers,i will always love and still sing and play her song's will always be miss!!! :-) :-) :-)
Absolutely love her..will never be another like her.
It's Crazy Cause I Am 34 And Saw Her Unsung And Fell In Love With Her Voice... My Co- Workers Be Like... You Love Phyllis Hyman Don't You... I Always Reply Yup... Her Songs She Sang Were A Harsh Reality Of What Most Women & Men Are Going Through Day To Day...Her Voice Will Never Be Duplicated.. . She Was A Superb Pioneer In Her Craft Which Was Singing...
She was a great Singer who I miss a lot. She had so much more greatness to achieve.
I saw in concert 3times back in the 80's I loved her and im still sad today
One of my favorite singers, she was truly awesome, love & miss you. Continue to RIP beautiful lady...
Special hello to the new and old relationship s I have shared with you in the DC
stantheman17
Wow,Her music is forever. ..
Still one of my Top 5 Female vocalist of all time.....Lov e you Baby !!!!
t_snchz
I second that Reginald.... . . M y . . . m y . . . . .
There will never be another Phyllis Hyman, she is greatly missed.....
miss her so much...
If only she knew our love..
My big sister Janet foster taught me about this muzic in 1976 R I P I MISS YOU SO MUCH��
jhsmith1998
Every time I hear her music it takes me back to that day. She was so talented. That Living All Alone album was my favorite. She is missed tremendously
Gone but not fotgott
i miss your sweet vice
What a Beautiful woman voice like a queen i still miss her she was my sisters favorite singer and mine i play her over and over can never get enough of her RIP
Sexy
Love n miss u sooo much Ms.P.Hyman always!!!
sandymoore74 2
Phyllis Hyman is a song bird and she will always be missed by me. I love her songs and the way she carried herself.She had a natural beauty that says she was a Nubian Queen for sure. Ilove listening to her music still.
A great sexy singer...... . B l e s s this angel in heaven.
Your voice brings me there!! You are an ANGEL!!! Rest in paradise Phyllis Hyman
I had jazz classic that u or anyone would killed for n yes Phyllis was my favorite played album oh I'm telling my age now! Don't believe me just call 1-800 0-Heaven ask for my moma she tell u my boy spined her tunes alot plus Ms.Hyman up there in heaven with my mother where all beautiful people go.Thank you PANDORA!
Pandora stop u gonna make me be crying all day.Man I miss this beautiful Nubian Queen Songstress!
Now Pandora u gonna see a big old ma bawling this the most wonderfulest songstress I ever heard love her n still her n miss her always, rest in peace Ms.Hyman love you always.Thank you for sharing your angelic voice with us!!!
Her music relaxed me to the point where I had one of best major league seasons pitching for the Mariners. Also was lucky to see her in Fortt Worth a couple weeks before her passing. RIP Ms. Hyman
chas.1962
I saw her Last Concert and you could tell through Songs that night that She was so Depressed, My Prayers are still with her Family
This song is so beautiful, truly this young woman wss clearly
This is one of my "girls" !!! Her music just takes me "there" !!!!!!!!!
I was Phyllis Hyman in 1985 I was winning talent show in Newark N.J singing all her song. I miss u so much. R.I.P
Meet me on the moon......mo v e s me everytime i hear it.
nsantos11
Phylis Hyman one of the best!! A voice of an angel. One classy lady gone way too soon. I purchased your album with McCoy Tyner and waited one evening at the theater where u performing 'Sophisticat e d l a d i e s ! ! ! Just to have you autograph the album. I sure do treasure that and your music will live on forever in my heart❤️
Love her music, just relax me to the fullest.
All her songs are so beautiful if you take the time to break it apart..
Every time I hear her sing it saddens me because she was phenomenal.. . . R . I . P . .
She was the best her voice was amazing rip forever
She will be forever an inspiration and reminder of my younger years. Her songs were so profoundly deep as well as universal. She is truly missed
My love what a beautiful voice and exciting lady.. I caught her show in London while stationed at RAF Lakenheath USAF. Much love to her music.
4 ever n my heart bigg dogg Baltimore
I was living in NYC when this album was released, I had the opportunity of seeing her at the Apollo....an d to this day I've purchases this CD 3 times....
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