The Legacy of Phyllis Hyman

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
There have been numerous attempts at summarizing Phyllis Hyman's career on one disc. Most have been severely flawed, whether it has come down to missing hit singles or poor selection of album cuts. And while Hyman didn't have that many chart hits at least when compared to several of her contemporaries, there has always been the need for a double-disc compilation that goes deeper -- allowing space for all the major singles and album cuts that deserve more attention. The Legacy of Phyllis Hyman fills that void. Although it might be a little too much for the person who just wants the songs heard on the radio, it's the next best thing to having all of her studio albums all of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
There have been numerous attempts at summarizing Phyllis Hyman's career on one disc. Most have been severely flawed, whether it has come down to missing hit singles or poor selection of album cuts. And while Hyman didn't have that many chart hits at least when compared to several of her contemporaries, there has always been the need for a double-disc compilation that goes deeper -- allowing space for all the major singles and album cuts that deserve more attention. The Legacy of Phyllis Hyman fills that void. Although it might be a little too much for the person who just wants the songs heard on the radio, it's the next best thing to having all of her studio albums all of which are spotty in varying degrees.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/1996
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 078221893824
  • Catalog Number: 18938
  • Sales rank: 33,760

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Phyllis Hyman Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Background Vocals, Whistle (Instrument)
Gwen Guthrie Background Vocals
Barry Manilow Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Gary Bartz Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bill Easley Clarinet, Saxophone
Herbie Hancock Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Bobby Lyle Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Onaje Allan Gumbs Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Lloyd Mayers Piano
Joe Temperley Clarinet, Saxophone
David Sancious Keyboards
Bill Summers Percussion
Jean Carn Background Vocals
David T. Walker Guitar
Dexter Wansel Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Sharon Redd Background Vocals
Carter Jefferson Saxophone
Reggie Lucas Guitar, Background Vocals
John Davis Keyboards
Norris Turney Clarinet, Saxophone
Britt Woodman Trombone
Tasha Thomas Background Vocals
Lambchops Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Kamau Adilifu Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Tawatha Agee Background Vocals
Maxine Anderson Background Vocals
Bob Babbitt Bass
Art Baron Trombone
Leroy Bell Guitar, Percussion, Drums
Thom Bell Synthesizer, Piano, Conductor, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Carla Benson Background Vocals
Evette Benton Background Vocals
Frederick Berry Horn
Cynthia Biggs Background Vocals
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
George Bohannon Horn
Randy Bowland Guitar
Eddie "Bongo" Brown Percussion
Randy Cantor Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Mayra Casales Percussion
Roland Chambers Guitar
Charles Veal Conductor
Gerald Chavis Trumpet
Neil Clarke Percussion, Conga, Timbales, Timpani
Tony Coleman Percussion
Charles Collins Drums
Norman Connors Percussion, Conga, Drums, Timbales, Timpani, Track Performer
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Ann Esther Davis Background Vocals
Krystal Davis Background Vocals
Don Renaldo Strings, Horn
Nathan East Bass
Scott Edwards Bass
Bobby Eli Guitar
Jack Faith Saxophone
Basil Fearrington Bass
Michael Foreman Bass
Paul Fox Synthesizer
Joe Fusco Guitar
James Gadson Drums
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Barry Hall Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Charlene Holloway Background Vocals
Annette Hardeman Background Vocals
Billy Harner Background Vocals
Dennis Harris Guitar
Marlo Henderson Guitar
Michael Henderson Bass
Debra Henry Background Vocals
Barbara Ingram Background Vocals
Anthony Jackson Bass
Darryl Jackson Percussion
Casey James Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, Keyboards
Joseph B. Jefferson Background Vocals
Quinton Joseph Drums
Howard King Drums
Kelly Kool Background Vocals
John Lehman Background Vocals
Keith Loving Guitar
James Mtume Synthesizer, Percussion, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Al Martinez Background Vocals
Harvey Mason Sr. Timbales, Timpani
Myrna Matthews Background Vocals
Timothy May Guitar
Sid McGinnis Guitar
Earl McIntyre Trombone
George Merrill Synthesizer, Keyboards
Narada Michael Walden Drums
Lloyd Michaels Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Sidney Muldrow French Horn
Bill Neale Guitar
Nate Neblett Drums
Shunzo Ohno Trumpet
Jerry Peters Keyboards
Greg Poree Guitar
Raymond Lee Pounds Drums
Richard Pratt Drums
Vincent Prudente Trombone
Lee Ritenour Guitar
Richard Rome Keyboards
John Rowin Guitar
Clifford Rudd Drums
Robert Russell Bass
Corrado Rustici Guitar
Julia Tillman Waters Background Vocals
Skip Scarborough Keyboards
Vel Selvan Horn
Charles Simmons Percussion
Herb Smith Guitar
Joseph Smithers Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Craig Snyder Guitar
Evan Solot Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Michael Stanton Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Jerry Steinholtz Percussion
Maretha Stewart Background Vocals
Ernest Straughter Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Sybil Thomas Background Vocals
Ian Underwood Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Wayne Wallace Horn
Ed Walsh Synthesizer, Keyboards
Larry Washington Percussion
Maxine Willard Waters Background Vocals
The Waters Background Vocals
Oren Waters Background Vocals
Eddie Watkins Bass
Melvin Webb Percussion
Harry Whitaker Synthesizer, Keyboards
Janet Wright Background Vocals
Ronald Zito Drums
Jimmy Maeulen Percussion
Charles Connors Trombone
Davida Johnson Concert Master
Harold "Geezil" Minerve Clarinet, Saxophone
Ed Shea Percussion
Rudy Stevenson Banjo, Guitar
Sonny Burke Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Edward Moore Guitar
Art Webb Flute
Brian Castor Trombone, Saxophone
(Ex) Cat Heads Percussion
Randy Jackson Bass
Dominick Fiore Bass, Tuba, fender rhodes
John Longo Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Nathan Watts Bass
Don Alisa Percussion, Conga, Timbales, Timpani
Paul Schaeffer Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Nathaniel Nelblett Drums
Louis Russell Guitar
Rocky White Percussion
Swingin' Strings and Horns Strings, Horn
Chuck Jackson Percussion
David A. Young Saxophone
Steve Green Bass
Greg Scott Saxophone
John Barnes Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Albert Richmond French Horn
David Young Clarinet
Mark Johnson Trombone
Steve Roberts Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Barry Manilow Producer, rhythm arrangement
Mercer Ellington Director
Onaje Allan Gumbs Arranger
Terry Burrus Arranger, Producer
Jean Carn Vocal Arrangements
Ron Dante Producer
Dexter Wansel Arranger, Producer
Reggie Lucas Producer, rhythm arrangement
Wade Marcus Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
John Davis Arranger, Producer
Tawatha Agee Vocal Arrangements
Al Cohn Orchestration
Larry Alexander Producer
Larkin Arnold Executive Producer
Thom Bell Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer
Carla Benson Contributor
Dick Berkhe Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Roland Chambers Producer
Charles Veal Contributor
F. Byron Clark Engineer
Don Cody Engineer
Tony Coleman Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Norman Connors Producer
John Covertino Engineer
Michael Delugg Engineer
Jim Dougherty Engineer
Skip Drinkwater Producer, Engineer
Paul Fox Programming
David Frazier Engineer
Michael Frondelli Engineer
Jim Gallagher Engineer
Kenny Gamble Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer
Bruce Hawes Composer
Leon Huff Executive Producer
Peter Humphreys Engineer
McKinley Jackson Arranger, rhythm arrangement
Ron Johnson Engineer
Frank Kejmar Engineer
Joaquin J. Lopes Engineer
James Mtume Producer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Scott MacMinn Engineer
Jay Mark Engineer
Lewis Merenstein Executive Producer
Narada Michael Walden Producer
Don Murray Engineer
John Nowland Engineer
Joseph M. Palmaccio Mastering
Jerry Peters Arranger, Producer
Johnny Potoker Engineer
Kenny Present Engineer
Tim Sadler Engineer
Skip Scarborough Arranger, Producer, rhythm arrangement
Jerry Schoenbaum Producer
Arthur Stoppe Engineer
Jackson Swartz Engineer
Tommy Vicari Engineer
Bruce Weeden Engineer
Johnny Pate Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Neal Teeman Engineer
Carla Bandini Engineer
Craig Michaels Engineer
Mike Tarsia Engineer
William Whittman Engineer
Thomas Z. Shepard Producer
Dave Crawford Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Adam Silverman Engineer
Randy Abrams Engineer
Jimmy Santis Engineer
Joe Sidora Engineer
Bob Winard Engineer
Melanie West Engineer
Clayton Riley Liner Notes
Barry Craig Engineer
Linda Randazzo Engineer
Steve Williams Engineer
Chuck Jackson Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
John Cramer Engineer
Reginald Lewis Vocal Arrangements
J.B. Jefferson Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Blessed by her music!!!

    It seems like yesterday that I was in my car listening to the radio when I heard the news. Many people I know claim that her music was and is so sad and perhaps I'd agree with them to a degree. However, I've learned through her music a good deal about life, love, love of one's self and relationships. As an unknown Poet once said... "Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. To handle yourself use your head and to handle others use your heart!" Though Ms. Hyman wasn't a "personal friend" I feel like I've known her most of my life and her music resonates in my mind and heart! Love and miss you much Phyllis Hyman! You've given so much to and for your fans and have earned your rest!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Legacy

    Phyliss Hyman was the one that defined the immortal soul of woman. Her songs, her music, and her abundant beauty compares to nothing else. She was as the ocean, always powerful, enchanting, and as beautiful as life itself, which is somewhat frightening to know that the ocean of death took her soul. Despite the fear, the mystery, and the shroud of in depth sadness that comes attached to the story of this artists life through every song, it brings more of an in depth power and meaning when listening to the lyrics of her music. Songs (from her last album, I Refuse to Be Lonely), and other songs before that, truly seem to come closer to her last golden tears of sorrow. Wherever she is now, the world was always calling for her as the place she is at now, where forever, the music of love will always call to her in peace.

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