The Legacy of Phyllis Hyman

The Legacy of Phyllis Hyman

by Phyllis Hyman


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The Legacy of Phyllis Hyman

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).

Product Details

Release Date: 10/29/1996
Label: Arista
UPC: 0078221893824
catalogNumber: 18938
Rank: 32907

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Phyllis Hyman   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
Martinez   Background Vocals
Harvey Mason   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
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
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
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
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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The Legacy of Phyllis Hyman 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.