Esther Phillips

Esther Phillips - Alone Again, Naturally 1972 (Expanded Edition 2016)

Esther Phillips - Alone Again, Naturally 1972 (Expanded Edition 2016)
Soul, Jazz, Funk, RnB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:50:23 | 116 MB
Label: Legacy Recordings | Release Year: 2016

Following the 1972 release of her groundbreaking From A Whisper To A Scream album, Esther Phillips who had enjoyed hits as a child star (Little Esther) in the 50s and as a R&B/jazz stylist in the 60s was experiencing a career rejuvenation with Creed Taylor s Kudu label after kicking a long-time drug addiction and a spell in rehab. Keeping with the same basic formula of surrounding the distinctive soulful vocalist with redoubtable arranger Don Sebesky, top class label mates Hank Crawford, George Benson, Eric Gale and Ron Carter and all-star players (James Brown alumni Maceo Parker and rhythm arranger Pee Wee Ellis, Billy Cobham, Richard Tee, Cornell Dupree, Ralph MacDonald and Gordon Edwards), producer Taylor provided the perfect setting for Esther s interpretative skills. The result was the best-selling Alone Again Naturally, a Top 20 jazz and Top 30 R&B album in 1973.
Esther Phillips - Burnin': Live At Freddie Jett's Pied Piper, L.A. & Confessin' the Blues (1998)

Esther Phillips - Burnin': Live At Freddie Jett's Pied Piper, L.A. & Confessin' the Blues (1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Rhino, COL-CD-6243 | ~ 450 or 193 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz / Blues / R&B / Soul

In 1998, Collectables released Burnin'/Confessin' the Blues, which contained two complete albums – Burnin' (1970, originally released on Atlantic) and Confessin' the Blues (1976, originally released on Atlantic) – by Esther Phillips on one compact disc…
Little Esther Phillips - Am I That Easy To Forget? 1950-1962 (2013)

Little Esther Phillips - Am I That Easy To Forget? 1950-1962 (2013)
Blues, R&B, Soul | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 77 min | 182 MB
Label: Jasmine Records | Rel: 2013

Little Esther (Phillips) was certainly one of the greatest female vocalists in R&B, with a hit parade career that stretched from 1950, encompassing soul music in the '60s and disco in the '70s, and somewhere in between she built an enviable reputation as a jazz singer too. Includes her 1962 hit version of "Release Me" which was later a hit for Englebert Humperdink. Features wonderful vocal backings from, Johnny Otis, The Robins and The Dominoes.
Esther Phillips - And I Love Him! (1965) & Esther (1966) [2CD] [1999, Reissue]

Esther Phillips - And I Love Him! (1965) & Esther (1966) [2CD] [1999, Reissue]
R&B, Jazz, Jazz Blues | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-600dpi (JPEG) | 65:17 Min | 328,31 Mb
Label: Collectables Records Corp. (USA) | Released: 1999, May, 18

This Collectables compilation packages Esther Phillips' first two LPs for Atlantic, 1965's And I Love Him! and the following year's Esther Phillips Sings. Gradually switching from an R&B chart name to a pop singer with a subtle power over the blues and jazz, Phillips didn't hit the charts much during the year ("And I Love Him" was the big exception), but she did record great versions of some solid material: "Shangri-La," "It's All Right With Me," "Every Time We Say Goodbye," and others. The sound is solid as well, leaving this collection as a great next step after the Atlantic wrap-up, The Best of Esther Phillips (1962-1970).
Esther Phillips - The Country Side Of Esther Phillips (1966) & Set Me Free (1986) [2CD] [2001, Reissue]

Esther Phillips - The Country Side Of Esther Phillips (1966) & Set Me Free (1986) [2CD] [2001, Reissue]
R&B, Jazz, Jazz Blues | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-600dpi (JPEG) | 32:10+73:32 Min | 551,19 Mb
Label: Collectables Records Corp. (USA) | Released: 2011, July, 31

This two-disc set from Collectables features a pair of out of print Esther Phillips LPs: The Country Side of Esther Phillips and Set Me Free, both originally issued on Atlantic Records. Highlights among the 36 tracks include "I Really Don't Want to Know," "Crazy Love," "Am I That Easy to Forget," and "Catch Me I'm Fallin'."
Esther Phillips - You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby (1977) & All About Esther Phillips (1978) [2011, Reissue]

Esther Phillips - You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby (1977) & All About Esther Phillips (1978) [2011, Reissue]
R&B, Funk/Soul, Blues, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-600dpi (JPEG) | 79:57 Min | 548,04 Mb
Label: Soul Music.Com (UK) | Released: 2011, January, 17

This reissue from Cherry Red/Soul Music features a pair of LPs by singer Esther Phillips, You've Come a Long Way, Baby and All About Esther Phillips, originally issued in 1977 and 1978. Highlights among the 17 tracks include "Into the Mystic," "You Think of Him (You Think of Her)," and "If I Fall in Love by Morning."
Esther Phillips - Performance (1974) [2007, Japanese Reissue]

Esther Phillips - Performance (1974) [2007, Japanese Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Soul-Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-300dpi (JPEG) | 35:32 Min | 230,60 Mb
Label: King Record Co., Ltd. (Japan) | Released: 2007, March, 7

Originally released in 1974, Performance is the fourth of seven albums that vocalist Esther Phillips recorded for Kudu, an offshoot of Creed Taylor's CTI label. Arranged and conducted by Pee Wee Ellis with assistance from Eugene McDaniels and Taylor, the session assembles a celebrated choice of soul, fusion, and mainstream jazz musicians including, Bob James, Richard Tee, Hubert Laws, Bernard Purdie, Pepper Adams, and Michael Brecker.
Esther Phillips - Here's Esther...Are You Ready? (1979) & Good Black Is Hard To Crack (1981) [2011, Reissue]

Esther Phillips - Here's Esther…Are You Ready? (1979) & Good Black Is Hard To Crack (1981) [2011, Reissue]
R&B, Funk/Soul, Blues, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Artwork-300dpi (JPEG) | 76:55 Min | 558,43 Mb
Label: Soul Music.Com (UK) | Released: 2011, January, 17

With few exceptions, greats who established themselves during soul's golden era were not well served by the disco era, when arrangements and material often poorly suited their abilities. Such was the case with the final two albums by , (1979) and (1981), here combined onto one CD with historical liner notes.

Esther Phillips - Better Beware (1999)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 14, 2015
Esther Phillips - Better Beware (1999)

Esther Phillips - Better Beware (1999)
Jazz, Blues, RnB, Soul | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 53 min | 127 MB
Label: King | Rel: 1999

Better Beware is a compilation of recordings from Esther Phillips's early career when she was known as 'Little Esther.' The singer had already achieved a considerable amount of success in 1951 with a string of hits recorded for the Savoy label, but she soon moved to Federal Records, where she stayed until 1953. BETTER BEWARE documents Little Esther's tenure at Federal, so while it's missing Savoy hits like "Double Crossin' Blues" it contains plenty of the bright, soulful R&B she built her name on. The charms of Phillips's distinctively girlish voice are evident on "Looking for a Man," "I'm a Bad, Bad Girl," and "The Storm," among others.

Esther Phillips - Confessin' The Blues (1976)  

Posted by TmanHome at April 3, 2014
Esther Phillips - Confessin' The Blues (1976)

Esther Phillips - Confessin' The Blues (1976)
RnB, Blues, Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48 min | 112 MB
Label: Atlantic, Rhino | Rel: 1976

Confessin' the Blues has translated to CD beautifully. The first seven numbers show off Esther Phillips doing sophisticated, big-band blues, backed by a small orchestra led by Onzy Matthews, giving direct and pointed yet elegant performances of "Confessin' the Blues," "I'm Gettin' 'Long Alright," and "C. C. Rider." The last four numbers, which comprise nearly 24 minutes, have Phillips doing a jazzier set to start with, backed by a leaner band (most notably Jack Wilson on piano), in a set produced for record by King Curtis.