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Esther Phillips

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Esther Phillips

Discography by Bill Millar, Soul Music Monthly, February 1967

Had Little Esther been born in the 1920s instead of the 1930s, I feel sure she would have become as widely admired as that other ...

Behind the scenes with Lelan Rogers

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 23 July 1971

LELAN ROGERS first sprang to prominence as the man who brought national success to Esther Phillips with 'Release Me'. In the decade that has passed, ...

Esther Phillips: Twenty-Five Years A Star

Profile by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 14 July 1972

A MORE apt title could surely not have been found for the initial Kudu set by Miss Esther Phillips. From A Whisper To A Scream ...

Esther Phillips

Review and Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 15 December 1972

IT'S ALWAYS a very gratifying and rewarding experience to see an artist in whom you have particular faith and in who you strongly believe, finally ...

Esther Phillips: Ronnie Scott's Club, London

Live Review by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 8 June 1973

NO MATTER which aspect of the music appeals to you everyone has one or two artists who they hold up with great reverence against the ...

Esther Phillips: The Time Is Now

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 5 August 1975

CERTAINLY one of the most gratifying experiences is to see an artiste you've admired over a period of years finally get that long overdue recognition ...

Esther Phillips: Laissez-Faire in Bouffant Hair

Interview by Fred Dellar, New Musical Express, 11 October 1975

ESTHER PHILLIPS doesn't get too knocked out when she scores with a hit single. ...

Esther Phillips: what a difference a disco hit made

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 30 March 1976

MS. PHILLIPS feels that new doors have opened up for her since 'Day'. She deeply regrets the cancellation of her Euro tour but looks forward ...

Esther Phillips: Alone Again

Obituary by Fred Dellar, New Musical Express, 25 August 1984

ESTHER PHILLIPS died on 7 August. I read this somewhere in the small print of a national newspaper. "LOS ANGELES – Blues and jazz singer ...

'Little' Esther Phillips: Better Beware

Sleeve notes by Barney Hoskyns, Charly, July 1990

OF ALL the blues-shouting earth mamas who dominated the distaff side of R&B in the early '50s, easily the most disarming was Little Esther, born ...

Pee Wee Ellis' work with Esther Phillips: A tale of the tape

Memoir by Dan Nooger, Soul Source, 29 September 2021

PEE WEE ELLIS, best known for his groundbreaking work with James Brown, had worked as Esther Phillips' bandleader back in the 1970s. In an interview ...


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