Esther Phillips

Esther Phillips

Esther Phillips

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What a Diff'rence a Day Makes
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Release Me
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Girl from Ipanema
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And I Love Him
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Home Is Where the Hatred Is

Albums

  • I'm a Bad Bad Girl

    Jun 2020 • 1 song

  • Gee Baby / Wild Child

    Jun 2020 • 2 songs

  • The Chains / Feel Like I Wanna Cry

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Esther Phillips

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Esther Phillips was perhaps too versatile for her own good, at least commercially speaking; while she was adept at singing blues, early R&B, gritty soul, jazz, straight-up pop, disco, and even country, her record companies often lacked a clear idea of how to market her, which prevented her from reaching as wide an audience as she otherwise might have. An acquired taste for some, Phillips' voice had an idiosyncratic, nasal quality that often earned comparisons to Nina Simone, although she herself counted Dinah Washington as a chief inspiration. Phillips' career began when she w...
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