Esther Phillips (born Esther Mae Jones; December 23, 1935 – August 7, 1984) was an American singer, best known for her R&B vocals. She rose to prominence in 1950, scoring several major R&B hits including "Double Crossing Blues" and "Mistrustin' Blues" under the moniker "Little Esther". In the 1960s, she achieved chart success with the country song "Release Me" and recorded in the pop, jazz, blues and soul genres. Phillips received a Grammy nomination for her single "Home Is Where the Hatred Is" in 1973 and her disco recording of "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" was a major hit in 1975. She died from liver and kidney failure due to long-term drug abuse in 1984.
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||84871||7/15/1953||If you want me||Esther Phillips||vocalist|
|Decca||84872||7/15/1953||Talkin' all out my head||Esther Phillips||vocalist|
|Decca||84873||7/15/1953||Sit down back||Esther Phillips||vocalist|
|Decca||84874||7/15/1953||He's a no good man||Esther Phillips||vocalist|
|Decca||85277||9/29/1953||Stop cryin'||Esther Phillips||vocalist|
|Decca||85278||9/29/1953||Please don't send me||Esther Phillips||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Phillips, Esther," accessed December 6, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/337554.
Phillips, Esther. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 6, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/337554.
"Phillips, Esther." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 6 December 2023.
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