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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 ...

Lelan Rogers

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 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: The Time Is Now

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 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

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 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 and programme 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 ...


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