Loving You, Losing You the first track on Phyllis Hyman's self-named 1977 l.p. has become one of the definitive morning music/sleaze tracks. I've included it in a previous mega-post about morning music. Here I have a zip with more versions including the Lary Sanders edit. LOVING DOWNLOAD
Written and composed by the genius Tom Bell who is responsible for so much great music, the song has more of a bittersweet feel then ever due to Phyllis Hyman's suicide on June 30, 1995. Though the song is from her debut l.p. it's not her first single. Tall dark and lovely Phyllis was quite the looker! I really hate to think about the pain she was going through to have taken her own life. She did have a difficult career. I think she had some bitterness over the fact that no label ever really was able to give her the huge success that she deserved. Though she did have a few R and B hits, even a #1 in the early 90's and her talent and constant touring brought her to play at some prestigious venues. I remember when living in N.Y.C. in the 90's she seemed to play pretty often. I regret never having gone to one of her shows as I also greatly regret never seeing Angela Bofill another songbird who I adore. Angela too had a hard time and suffered from a paralyzing stroke, that left her hardly able to speak.