Throwback time, hopefully you remember this joint, and can reminisce, but if you are a lil young, take a moment and check out this classic from Monifah featuring Heavy D & McGruff — “I Miss You (Come Back Home),” from 1995. It was actually released as a single off the soundtrack to the popular NYC police drama ‘New York Undercover,’ before leading her debut album Moods…Moments in 1996.
Phyllis Linda Hyman was a actress/singer, born in Philadelphia, raised in Pittsburgh. The popular, six-foot soul and jazz beauty, was signed to Arista, where she released her self titled album “Phyllis Hyman,” which produced the hit single “Somewhere in My Lifetime.” Her further hits included “The Answer is You,” “Meet Me On The Moon,” “Living All Alone” and “Don’t Want To Change The World.” In 1986, she signed with the Philadelphia International label, recorded albums “Living All Alone” (1986), “Prime of My Life” (1991) and appeared in the Spike Lee film “School Daze” (1988). Into the early ’90s, she was performing live shows at large urban theaters such as Harlem’s ‘Apollo,’ Oakland’s ‘Paramount’ and ‘Fox Theatre’ in St. Louis.
On the afternoon of June 30, 1995, Hyman committed suicide by overdosing on pentobarbital and secobarbital in her New York City apartment. She was 45.
FUN FACT: Phyllis was the cousin of actor Earle Hyman (best known for his recurring role on TV’s The Cosby Show as Cliff’s father, Russell Huxtable).
Just a lil somethin’ to get that Summer holiday weekend started!
It’s a slow day online today, and this song randomly came into my mind today, so why not. It feels like Summer here, and this is a great feel good record. Enjoy!
Tom Tom Club is an American new wave band founded in 1981 by husband-and-wife team Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, both also known for being bandmembers of Talking Heads.
Probably one of the most sampled records of all time.
Who sampled this?
Ready For The World may be most famous for their 1985 hit “Oh Sheila” but their second hit 1986′s “Love You Down” is one of my favorite R&B ballads of the 80′s. Many of you might be more familiar with Inoj’s uptempo remake from 1997, which is a great Summer record, and with Summer feeling like it is already here I felt like sharing this.
When Jermaine Dupri released Ghost Town DJ’s 1996 hit “My Boo” he gave us one of the biggest records that summer; more importantly a piece of summer-time childhood memories.
“My Boo” was featured on So-So Def’s Bass All-Stars Compilation disc, Find it here.
I remember being 7 years old when this record came out and I would replace the name Iesha with which ever girl I was crushing on at the time. Back then it was my baby sitters daughter Fabby! ooooh memories, And since I didn’t know all the words I would mumble most of it and just blurt out her name and the bits I knew. Shouts to Shirley.