Flashback Friday: Soul II Soul and Phyllis Hyman

I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood for some ’80s soul. Here’s what’s poppin this fine Friday.

club classics vol 1

Soul II Soul, Club Classics Vol. 1 (1989)

If you have a pulse and at least one functioning ear, I’m willing to bet you’re familiar with at least one or two Soul II Soul singles. But there’s more where those came from – Soul II Soul’s debut album is an insanely addictive club record, crammed with the dance hits that made them famous. The album is definitely worth a spin.

Also check out:

“Keep on Movin'”

“Holdin’ On”

Living all alone

Phyllis Hyman, Living All Alone (1986)

Living All Alone may be Hyman’s seventh album, but this was my introduction to her music – and that otherworldly voice she possesses. The title track became one of her signature hits and a true showcase of her vocal prowess. Sadly, a decade later she took her own life but this album remains a strong testament to her legacy.

Also check out:

“Ain’t You Had Enough Love?”

“Old Friend”

Now, it’s your turn. Email soulinstereoblog@gmail.com  hit me up on Twitter @etbowser, or stop by the comments section and share your Flashback Friday album. Leave a couple of sentences describing what makes it so great. I’ll feature your album on the blog.


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