Little Esther !
Hey Hey Hey !Welcome Back y’all !
One more time all together : ‘happy new year, best wishes, etc…..’ (thanks a bunch for your emails by the way)
Ok let’s start 2006 on the good foot shall we?
Esther Phillips (or Little Esther as she was known as then) recorded her first work with Johnny Otis in 1949 at the grand age of 13 years old (she was already part of his band), then in 1950 became the youngest R&B singer to have a #1 US R&B hit ("Double Crossing Blues").
The following year yielded six more Top Ten R&B hits, although from 1952 success dried up with Phillips then moving on from Johnny Otis and Savoy to new label Lenox.
Taking the name Esther Phillips in 1962 (scoring her first hit in ten years with "Release Me"), she had a brief comeback with a few recordings and appearances here and there, but that’s another story folks !
Little Esther - I'm a Bad, Bad Girl
Little Esther - Looking For a Man
Little Esther - The Deacon Moves On