Continuing our programme to re-issue the classic late 70s/early 80s albums recorded for Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff’s Philadelphia International label. All the releases feature packaging containing expert annotation and photos.
Soul diva Phyllis Hyman had already enjoyed a very successful career on Buddah and Arista, by the time she signed to Philadelphia International in 1986. Mainly produced by Thom Bell, her debut album “Living All Alone” was an instant success, reaching # 11, whilst the title track reached # 12 as a single. The album also charted in the UK.
Second album “Prime Of My Life”, issued in 1991, was the biggest album of her career, reaching # 10, and producing three hit singles in “Don’t Want Change The World” (# 1), “Living In Confusion” (# 9), and “When You Get Right Down To It” (# 10).
Sadly Phyllis was a troubled soul, and committed suicide after finishing her third PIR album. That album, along with a fourth album of unissued material will be released as our second Phyllis Hyman package.