Phyllis Hyman (album)

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Phyllis Hyman
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Studio album by Phyllis Hyman
Released April 2, 1977
Recorded 1976
Studio

Total Experience Recording Studios
(Hollywood, California)
Sigma Sound Studios
(New York City, New York)

Record Plant
(New York City, New York)
Genre
Length 44:34
Label Buddah
Producer Larry Alexander, John Davis, Jerry Peters, and Sandy Torano
Phyllis Hyman chronology
Phyllis Hyman
(1977)
Sing a Song
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Phyllis Hyman is the self-titled solo debut studio album by American soul singer-songwriter Phyllis Hyman. It was released by Buddah Records in 1977. The album charted at #107 on the Billboard 200 chart, [2] of the singles released from the album: "No One Can Love You More" was the most successful, charting at #58 in the Billboard Hot Soul singles chart.[3]

Album information[edit]

After recording a cover version of The Stylistics' 1971 hit "Betcha by Golly, Wow" that appeared on Norman Connors' 1976 "You Are My Starship" album, Hyman was signed to Buddah and began work on her debut. The album featured the hits "Loving You - Losing You," and "I Don't Want to Lose You," a R&B ballad (originally recorded by The Spinners). Phyllis Hyman has since been re-issued on CD. This re-issue is out of print, however eight of the tracks are available on The Best of Phyllis Hyman - The Buddah Years issued by Sequel Records in 1990. In 1996 RCA records issued the CD Loving You, Losing You, The Classic Balladry of Phyllis Hyman that included a previously unreleased track from the 1977 recording session; "Sounds Like a Love Song".

Track listing[edit]

Side One:

  1. "Loving You - Losing You" (Thom Bell) - 7:41
  2. "No One Can Love You More" (Skip Scarborough) - 4:20
  3. "One Thing on My Mind" (Evie Sands, Richard Germinaro) - 5:30
  4. "I Don't Want to Lose You" (Thom Bell, Linda Creed) - 5:31
  5. "Deliver the Love" (Onaje Allan Gumbs, Ausar Sahw) 3:02

Side Two:

  1. "Was Yesterday Such a Long Time Ago" (M. Goode, Buddy Scott) - 4:55
  2. "Night Bird Gets the Love" (Muhyi Shakoor, Clarence Carter) - 4:20
  3. "Beautiful Man of Mine" (Larry Alexander) - 6:20
  4. "Children of the World" (Hubert Eaves III) - 2:55

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phyllis Hyman debut album". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Phyllis Hyman - Phyllis Hyman". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  3. ^ "Phyllis Hyman". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-05.