Esther Phillips

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…
Esther Phillips - Capricorn Princess 1976 (Expanded Edition 2016)

Esther Phillips - Capricorn Princess 1976 (Expanded Edition 2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:43:28 | 102 MB
Genre: Soul, Jazz, Funk, RnB | Label: Legacy Recordings

Legacy Recordings is proud to present an expanded edition of “Capricorn Princess,” the 1976 final Kudu album by the late, great Esther Phillips with two bonus tracks making their CD debut: a single edit of ‘All The Way Down’ (first recorded by Esther’s long-time friend Etta James) and the rare 12” single mix of ‘Magic’s In The Air’ and Janis Ian’s ‘Boy, I Really Tied One On’.
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 with Beck - For All We Know (1976) [2007, Japanese Reissue]

Esther Phillips with Beck - For All We Know (1976) [2007, Japanese Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Jazz Blues, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-300dpi (JPEG) | 34:23 Min | 237,97 Mb
Label: King Record Co., Ltd. (Japan) | Released: 2007, March, 7

This 1976 Kudu date under Esther Phillips' name is notable for two major reasons, and both of them are Joe Beck. While Creed Taylor produced the date, all of the sets arrangements were done by Beck, who wove an entire band's sound around the smoking, soulful grooves of his guitar. His playing is the other reason this set is so memorable: Beck is at his most inspired and fluidly funky; he is present everywhere in the mix but nonetheless crafts the strengths of the ensemble around Phillips' unusual voice.
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)  

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 - Burnin': Live At Freddie Jett's Pied Piper Club, L.A. (1970/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Esther Phillips - Burnin' (1970/2011)
- Live At Freddie Jett's Pied Piper Club, L.A. -

FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 35:36 minutes | 1,27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This exquisite live recording by the versatile Esther Phillips is infused with touches of R&B, jazz and soul. The vocal powerhouse showcases her unmatched interpretive skills during her performance recorded at Freddie Jett’s Pied Piper. The heart-wrenching set features a stellar line-up of pianist Jack Wilson, organist Richard Tee, guitarist Cornell Dupree and bassist Chuck Rainey. Included in the set was Phillips’ hit single “Release Me,” which topped the Billboard’s R&B singles chart. The recording remains one of Esther Phillips’ finest performances ever captured as a hi-res download.
Esther Phillips – From A Whisper To A Scream (1971) (Epic-CTI Recordings)

Esther Phillips – From A Whisper To A Scream (1971) (Epic-CTI Recordings)
1971 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 340Mb+14Mb

Having visited the rougher side of life, "Home Is Where The Hatred Is" is sung as though Esther's soul is turned inside-out. Written by Gil Scott-Heron, it is achingly beautiful. The title song "From A Whisper To A Scream" is one of the rawest blues tunes ever! Written by blues great Allen Toussaint, he must have been thrilled with Esther's rendition. Esther's vocal has funky tones in "Til My Back Ain't Got No Bone" accompanied by a soulful sax solo. Her vocal expression is perfection! You can feel the wanting in Esther's heavy vocal "Baby, I'm For Real", a ballad which was written by Marvin Gaye. Nothing can compare to sultry Esther singing "Your Love Is So Doggone Good". This steamy number is so thick you could cut it with a knife. When Esther sings "How Blue Can You Get?" written by Leonard Feather she IS about as blue as it gets. Full-bodied blues, Esther's hot interpretation of "Scarred Knees" is thankfully over six minutes long. "Brother, Brother" is a soulful tribute like none other for its songwriter, Carole King. Completely tender, Esther's artistry is very fine when she sings "Don't Run And Hide". "A Beautiful Friendship" is a mature and beautiful ending for the album. The arrangements contained bass, drums, guitar, percussion, organ, piano, trumpet, flugelhorn and three saxophones: alto, tenor, baritone. In addition are such seldom used instruments (by today's standards): trombone, violin, viola, cello, and harp. This alone tells you how full-bodied these blues arrangements are.