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Loving You Losing You: Classic Balladry
Phyllis Hyman
Loving You Losing You: Classic Balladry
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Phyllis Hyman
Title: Loving You Losing You: Classic Balladry
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Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 3/26/1996
Release Date: 3/26/1996
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Contemporary Blues, Vocal Jazz, Adult Contemporary, Vocal Pop, Soul, Quiet Storm
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078636683829, 068381568120

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Soulful, Talented, Tragic
Luis Hernandez | New York, New York, USA | 06/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Before leaving this world for the next, the late Phyllis Hyman contributed her voice in singing some of the most beautiful ballads I have ever heard. This album, a short compilation of her greatest hits, was the album that introduced me to the legend that Hyman was and forever would be. Songs like "Gonna Make Changes," and "Betcha By Golly Wow," showcase the true vocal talent his singer had. Unlike many of today's soul singers, Hyman's vocals are pure innocence and her style can never be reproduced in today's world of sythesizers and sampling.If you want to discover one of the greatest jazz voices the music world has ever known, then by this album. Let me warn you, that once you have listened to this album, you will be craving more and more of this talented vocalist."
A must hve for yor music collection
verneda johnson | Tennessee | 12/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"No music collection is complete without this piecce. Phyllis is one artist who did not get the recognition that I felt she deserved"
Getting Inside the Lyrics
Bridgette E. Hahn | Port Angeles, WA., USA | 06/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Phyllis Hyman burst onto the scene in 1979 with a couple of #1 R&B/pop dance tracks (You Know How To Love Me and Don't Wanna Change The World), however, her true audience grew to love her as a soulful balladeer, and she is remembered that way by the audience she created in her nearly 20 year career as a popular recording artist. This CD compilation showcases her best-loved ballads. Her interpretation of the lyrics ingnited the love affair she enjoyed with her R&B and jazz fans. This album is based upon her Buddha recordings from the 1977-1978 period. These classic ballads formed a permanent part of her repertoire. While she usually only sang the tunes "Betcha By Golly Wow" and "I Don't Wanna Lose You" in live performances, most of the other songs are well loved by her fans.
Four songs from her debut album for Buddha are also included here, "I Don't Want To Lose You," "Loving You, Losing You," "No One Can Love You More," and "Was Yesterday Such A Long Time Ago." Five of the other songs are taken from the Sing A Song ablum that was never released inside the US, as well as the Hyman-written song "Gonna Make Changes" which exposes some of her social outlooks and concerns. One of the compilation's gems is the standard "Here's That Rainy Day," which is beautifully executed in the interpretive style she is so loved for. "Sounds Like A Love Song" was discovered in the vaults of Buddha records by producer Paul Williams, and would have been another number one hit if it had been released.
Certainly no one collection of Hyman's recordings could capture the genius of Hyman's artistry, but this compilation represents some of the finest material she ever recorded, and many of her fans will find some gems among them. This compilation will prove that Phyllis Hyman's voice and body of work is timeless and will be enjoyed by R&B fans for years to come. If you want to listen to a truly soulful artist with a hypnotic voice unlike any in the industry today, then discover Phyllis Hyman."