3/7/17 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Phyllis Hyman, Gregg Burge and Hinton Battle- It Don’t Mean a Thing! From Sophisticated Ladies

Tony Award nominated Phyllis Hyman performing Ellington classic It Don’t Mean A Thing From Sophisticated Ladies. She’s accompanied by Tony Award Winner Hinton Battle and Gregg Burge. Continue reading

10/29/15 O&A NYC Throwback Thursday: Phyllis Hyman- Living All Alone (1986)

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Living All Alone is the seventh album by American soul singer-songwriter Phyllis Hyman. Philadelphia International Records released the album in 1986.  Hyman with Billy Preston on organ performed Living All Alone on The Night Life hosted by David Brenner. There is an interview that follows her performance. Continue reading

Shall We Dance Friday: Sophisticated Ladies- Hinton Battle, Phyllis Hyman, Greg Burge and Paula Kelly

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Sophisticated Ladies starring Gregory Hines, Hinton Battle, Phyllis Hyman, Greg Burge and Paula Kelly is a musical revue based on the music of Duke Ellington. The musical opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on March 1, 1981 and closed on January 2, 1983 after 767 performances and fifteen previews.  Continue reading