Monday, January 02, 2006

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


Anonymous Kenny Lust said...

Git Murning, Rev
Took some time to get out of my
New Year's Day After Coma, but
here I am, alive and kicking....
and just in time
to wish you a truly
Great & Hipshakin' 2005!

10:58 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Cheers Kenny ! (I think we're in 2006 mate)

11:11 AM  
Blogger Fire of lovE said...

And what a story that is !!!!!

11:25 AM  
Blogger The Dock Savage said...

Thanks for the Little Esther mp3s. Great tunes that I'm glad to now have mp3 copies of.

An Esther Phillips song that I've long been curious about, but never plunked down the cash for, was “Home Is Where The Hate Is.”

6:33 PM  
Blogger Fire of lovE said...

Home Is Where The Hate Is is on the rerealese "Anthology" from 2003

link here

7:01 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Thanx Fire. Believe it or not, I've never heard the track ! By the way Olaf, I'm pretty sad 'bout I.C. !

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Dan said...

Bonne et belle idée révérend que de commencer l'année avec la voix de la petite Esther.

Bonne année 2006

8:51 PM  
Blogger Fire of lovE said...

No problem Rev. The lord works in mysterious ways.....

8:56 PM  
Anonymous fuzz-tone said...

I am much envious of yours blog, becouse it is too much beautiful !!!

10:55 PM  
Blogger The Dock Savage said...

Fire_Of_LovE, thanks for the Anthology tip.

Rev. Frost, It's nice of you to say that about IC. I'll probably bring it back eventually.

12:17 AM  
Blogger countrygrrl said...

fantabulous as i have little esther here on the hard drive anytime chhers and a happy and musical new year from a fan in bonnie scotland.

6:14 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Cheers !

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Matt said...

One of my favorite songs ever has to be Esther Phillips' version of "Cherry Red".

Thanks for a great post.

3:55 PM  

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