Eddy’s 80s Grooves part 25: On The Beat

Prince (Under The Cherry Moon)
Again music from and inspired by the 1980s! The tracks by Beverly Girl and Chromeo were released last week. Enjoy this new episode of Eddy's 80s Grooves!

Singer Phyllis Hyman had completed her album Sing a Song by 1978 and readied it for release, but Buddah Records found itself acquired by Arista Records in a recent deal headed by the ultimate svengali, Clive Davis. Sing a Song was deemed “uncommercial,” scrapped and released as the retooled Somewhere in My Lifetime the same year. In the meantime she recorded You Know How to Love Me. It became 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 (who recently passed away) on board. She released six more albums for Arista and PIR Records the following years. One of them was Can’t We Fall in Love Again, which brought us You Sure Look Good to Me, a little bit reminiscent of the Pointer Sisters' hit He's So Shy. Tragically, Phyllis Hyman took her own life on June 30, 1995. Despite the dark twist at the end of her story, Hyman has become even more influential as the years passed by. She turned out to be a unique singer.

Tracklist:

Chromeo Feat. Amber Mark – Just Friends (2018)
Phyllis Hyman ‎– You Sure Look Good To Me (1981)
Juicy ‎– Don't Cha Wanna (1982)
Aurra – Such A Feeling [Shep Pettibone 12” Mix] (1982)
The B.B. & Q. Band ‎– On The Beat (1981)
Melba Moore – Love’s Comin’ At Ya (1982)
Rainy Davis – Sweetheart (1986)
Beau Williams ‎– I’ll Be True (1986)
Second Image ‎– Can't Keep Holding On (1981)
Le Flex – The Night Is Almost Gone (2018)
AlterSun – Subway Dream (2018)
The Night Game – Bad Girls Don’t Cry (2018)
The Chi-Lites – Touch Me (1983)
Prince & The Revolution – Mountains (1986)
Oscar Perry – You've Got My Nose Open (1986)
Beverly Girl – Change Begins With You (2018)
The S.O.S. Band ‎– No One's Gonna Love You (1984)



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