Phyllis Hyman - You Know How To Love Me


Phyllis Hyman - You Know How To Love Me

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You Know How To Love Me
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Studio album by Phylis Hyman
Released October 23, 1979
Recorded 1979
Genre
  • R&B
  • soul
  • disco
Length 46:30
Label Arista
Producer James Mtume & Reggie Lucas
Phylis Hyman chronology
Somewhere in My Lifetime
(1979)
You Know How to Love Me
(1979)
Can't We Fall in Love Again
(1981)

 

  "You Know How to Love Me" was the fourth album by American soul singer-songwriter Phylis Hyman. It was released by Arista Records in 1979, and produced by James Mtume & Reggie Lucas.

 
Reception
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars
Smash Hits 8/10

Writing in Smash Hits, Bev Hillier described You Know How to Love Me as a "great album" that was "relaxing, pleasant, easy listening and anything similar that you can think of". Hillier went on to describe Hyman's voice as "amazing and perfectly used".

According to the Allmusic review by Jose F. Promis, "The album never truly realized its full potential, but does include the song that would become one of Hyman's signature tunes, "You Know How to Love Me." The song was never a blockbuster hit, but has grown into a classic, covered by artists such as Lisa Stansfield and Robin S". The album reached number ten on the R&B charts in 1980. The single, "You Know How to Love Me" was club smash reaching number six on the dance charts.

Track listing

Side One:

  1. "You Know How to Love Me" (Reggie Lucas, James Mtume) - 7:37
  2. "Some Way" (Reggie Lucas, James Mtume) - 5:13
  3. "Under Your Spell" (Reggie Lucas, James Mtume) - 4:40
  4. "This Feeling Must Be Love" - 3:48

Side Two:

  1. "But I Love You" - 3:07
  2. "Heavenly" (Reggie Lucas, James Mtume) - 4:33
  3. "Hold On" - 4:15
  4. "Give a Little More" - 4:07
  5. "Complete Me" - 5:26

 

Personnel

  • Phylis Hyman - lead and backing vocals
  • James Mtume - keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
  • Reggie Lucas - guitar, backing vocals
  • Howard King - drums
  • Ed "Tree" Moore - guitar
  • Basil Fearington - bass
  • Harry Whitaker, Hubert Eaves - keyboards
  • Ed Walsh - Synthesizer
  • Gwen Guthrie, Syndi Jordan, Tawatha - backing vocals

Charts

Year Chart positions
US US R&B
1980 50 10

Singles

Year Single Chart positions
US US R&B US Dance
1980 "You Know How to Love Me" 12 (1980) 6
"Under Your Spell" 37

 

 

 

Phyllis Hyman - You Know How To Love Me

U.S. Arista AL 9509 (1979).

Album produced by James Mtume and Reggie Lucas.

Album manufactured in the United States of America.

The vinyl record has remained in excellent condition.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.

The album cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minor signs of wear.

The original inner sleeve has marker pen ink and a retail outlet rubber stamp mark.

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