You Know How To Love Me [Bonus Tracks]

You Know How To Love Me [Bonus Tracks]

by Phyllis HymanPhyllis Hyman

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Overview

You Know How to Love Me was Phyllis Hyman's most successful album and was carefully tailored to become the artist's crossover breakthrough, with prolific producer/songwriters James Mtume and Reggie Lucas on board. The end result is a carefully constructed blend of contemporary disco-styled songs and ballads, some better than others, and the more routine tracks are always rescued by Hyman stellar pipes. The album never truly realized its full potential, but does include the song that would become one of Hyman's signature tunes, "You Know How to Love Me." The song was never a blockbuster hit, but has grown into a classic, covered by artists such as Lisa Stansfield and Robin S. Other highlights include the excellent quiet storm of "Some Way," which allows Hyman's husky voice to shine; the somber, sublime piano ballad "But I Love You"; and the jazzy saxophone ballad "Complete Me." You Know How to Love Me is as close as Hyman truly came to becoming a commercial force and is an important and essential chapter in this star's musical legacy. The album was re-released in 2002, boasting excellent liner notes by biographer David Nathan, rare photos, and a bonus track, "You're the One," recorded in 1977, which blends in perfectly with the rest of the disc. This is the case of an album that was not a blockbuster upon initial release, but, like a great overlooked film, has grown into a classic whose importance will only increase with the passing of time.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/01/2017
Label: Funkytown Grooves
UPC: 0810736021541
catalogNumber: 12805660
Rank: 30741

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Phyllis Hyman   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Gwen Guthrie   Background Vocals
Gary Bartz   Saxophone,Soloist
Hubert Eaves   Keyboards,Rhythm Section
Reggie Lucas   Guitar,Background Vocals,Rhythm Section
Tawatha Agee   Background Vocals
Howard King   Drums,Rhythm Section
James Mtume   Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Rhythm Section
Ed Tree Moore   Guitar,Rhythm Section
Hugh Whitaker   Keyboards,Rhythm Section
Basil Fearington   Bass,Rhythm Section
Syndi Jordan   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Phyllis Hyman   Composer
Chuck Jackson   Producer
Misha Segal   Composer
Jean Carn   Vocal Arrangements
Hubert Eaves   Composer
Reggie Lucas   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Wade Marcus   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Tawatha Agee   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Morgan Ames   Composer
Larkin Arnold   Executive Producer
Norman Connors   Producer
Jim Dougherty   Engineer
Bruce Hawes   Composer
McKinley Jackson   Arranger
James Mtume   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Narada Michael Walden   Composer,Producer
Brian Potter   Composer
Howard Schneider   Composer
Daryl Simmons   Composer
Alex Henderson   Liner Notes
Gene Bianca   String Contractor
Tony Calvert   Reissue Producer
Larry Alexander   Composer
Randy Mahon   Interview Coordinator
Jeffrey Cohen   Composer
Brad Carton   Composer
Bill Beard   Composer
Rick Cordera   Composer
Peyton Scott   Composer

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