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Líder: CharliGirl868
Política de associação: Aberta
Criado em: 7 Dez 2006
A group dedicated to the memory and music of Ms. Phyllis Hyman. As well as other influences that made Phyllis' music so special.



Play her loud, play her proud, play her all day long

Check out the Phyllis Hyman group at its new home [formerly located at MSN Groups]

The MSN Group is now closed and all memberships must be made at the new site.

Check out and join the newly formed Phyllis Hyman Channel on Youtube Phyllis Hyman 4 Ever! (Kook Kats 4 Phyllis):

Tthe long awaited book:
Strength of A Woman: The Phyllis Hyman Story is now out of print, but you may be able to purchase a used copy on Amazon. Be warned, they are expensive. Unfortunately, the website of the the author, Jason A. Michael is no longer active.

Watch vintage Phyllis on Youtube

Phyllis Hyman Tribute Video set to Magic Mona

Phyllis Hyman Tribute Video set to The Love Too Good to Last

Phyllis Hyman Tribute Video set to Gonna Make Changes and Loving Your Losing You

Search for Phyllis Hyman items on Ebay

One good reason to stay
A poem for Phyllis Hyman

They said you tried
squeezed laughter from stone
Whenever you could
Hurdled yourself out of bed and fog
Long enough to send your songs across the night
They said you were a fighter in these photographs you flash a black & white
Of doe eyed and regal crowned
No one can doubt your strength

They called you Pepper
Mistook your rage for something
Other than the pain it protected
They said it was the men that
left you small in king size
Empty of bed
Said it was the weight And the wait
The freedom that life denied you
The drugs providing synthetic sex
They said the loneliness ate you
When no one heard --
You were a half breath of ache
Before the first note
The hurt that lingered like last call after the final curtain
When it was just you and you

Aching to be rid of yourself
Begging sleeping backs
And closed doors for a good reason to stay
A reason to try
To push beyond the pain for one more day
Allow another bit of morning to stun
You into beauty
Maybe you wouldve remembered the
Caught the chord that impressed even you
Wrapped that ego around your shoulders
Rise into your six feet and 4 inch heels
Breathe air and fire and stone
Phyllis, you were an impossible quest for calm
an unattainable tomorrow
That press and push of a yesterday that
Bound you

And we your lost daughters study your song
Search for meaning between each and every line
Anything to put a purpose to the hollow that throbs with us
Phyllis, we have so many questions

Did you see God before you left?
Did she look like you?
All long limbed and full lipped
round faced and ethereal beauty
If you had would you have done it anyway?
refused your own reflection that last morning
Or would you have sighed into recognition
Exhaled a low, slow mournful blues
Into the heavens
Felt like this was where you needed to be

Was Lady there?
Did she welcome you as kindred
Or beg you to return
To tell your story to the new voices that would
Hold you as example
What would you say to Amy?
To Britney?
Was it you that saved Mary?
Can you save Lauryn?

We need a song, Phyllis
Something like you
A pretty stained glass held to catch the light
Something honest and real
We need a song, Phyllis
put a bit of beauty inside this shell we fling from pain to pain
Drenched in our own denial and hollow pillar
Each of us adding a lyric
Another reason to welcome morning
Despite the empty
Despite the lonely
The fatigue eating through our bones
We are all tired.
All feel on odd days that this heartbreak will be the last one
We need a song
A poem to carve and crawl under
Something to see ourselves in
Something beautiful
Something fragile and fire
Something like you, Phyllis
A good enough reason to stay

(all rights reserved)
Original poem by Basseyworld
Posted with permission

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  • Musicaddict1975

    She was so exceptional --

    6 Mar 2012 Responder
  • PFE2008

    Hi everyone :-) thanx for the invitation to the group Charliegirl.... "gonna make changes.... gonna make minds aware"

    10 Out 2008 Responder
  • llehcin

    I wish I understood how they talley top artists. Maybe they tally the number of members who scrobble the same artist in a weeks period.

    23 Abr 2008 Responder
  • TMoor

    So how -- in the Phyllis Hyman group -- does Phyllis Hyman chart so low among top artists and tracks?

    21 Abr 2008 Responder
  • llehcin

    41 members!!!

    17 Mar 2008 Responder
  • EccentricLady

    Hello ,Everybody! I have been a fan of Ms.Phyllis Hyman since I was 7 years old. Beautiful Voice! Her legacy will live forever.

    15 Mar 2008 Responder
  • llehcin

    Loving the sparklee marquee!

    4 Jan 2008 Responder
  • 80sfever

    I decided to become a Phyllisian since I heard her stuff with Buddah Squad and Mtume & Lucas. Her voice is giving me the chills!

    27 Dez 2007 Responder
  • CharliGirl868

    Happy PPP all my phellow Phyllisians. Play it loud for Phyllis!

    2 Nov 2007 Responder
  • ikenmargaretha

    We wait you to warm our Phryday, Ginger!. Feel free to wear anything..!..:D

    26 Out 2007 Responder
  • gingerweir

    Happy PPP every one. I've got my best frock on!

    26 Out 2007 Responder
  • rhythmnbeatz

    What's up GROUP... hope to meet as many of you on the moon as I can. Big thanks to TMOOR for introducing me to this. rhythmnbeatz

    23 Out 2007 Responder
  • MrStyle

    But I like Ashanti and with my return...she shall return :)

    21 Ago 2007 Responder
  • llehcin

    I'm loving the top artists us Phyllisians are spinning. Last time I checked Ashanti was on it and I cringed in pain and horror.

    7 Jul 2007 Responder
  • llehcin

    Happy Birthday Phyllis!!! You are greatly missed.

    7 Jul 2007 Responder
  • smoothjazzweb

    Strange how some artist never come on your radar. Phyllis Hyman was introduced to me very recently. I am blown away bu her song interpretation and depth of soul. She reaches deep when she sings and you feel every note. Thanks for inviting me to join CharliGirl868 ;-)

    29 Jun 2007 Responder
  • kipolyunochnik

    I'm giving it a go and starting with my fav song too^_^

    27 Jun 2007 Responder
  • CharliGirl868

    Happy PPP everybody!!!

    1 Jun 2007 Responder
  • CruelMan

    Looks like I'm having the same problem again. *sighs* Sorry guys, I'm still loving Phyllis.

    28 Abr 2007 Responder
  • CruelMan

    Playing it loud and proud, but is not scrobbling my tracks! Erh!

    20 Abr 2007 Responder
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