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".
Esther Phillips fait ses débuts en 1949, sous le nom de Little Esther, au sein de l'orchestre de Johnny Otis qui lui fera, par ailleurs, enregistrer le simple Double Crossing Blues avec les Robins qui sera n° 1 des ventes Rhythm and blues.
Phillips ultimately got well enough to launch a comeback in 1962. Now billed as Esther Phillips instead of Little Esther, she recorded a country tune, "Release Me," with producer Bob Gans. This went to number 1 on R&B and number 8 on the pop listings. After several other minor R&B hits on Lenox, she was signed by Atlantic Records.
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UK hit 1975 peaked at No.6, 8 weeks on chart
Esther is the eponymous heroine of the Book of Esther. In the Achaemenid Empire , the Persian king Ahasuerus seeks a new wife after his queen, Vashti , is deposed for disobeying him. Hadassah, a Jewess who goes by the name of Esther, is chosen to fulfill this role due to her beauty.
After these things, when the wrath of king Ahasuerus was appeased, he remembered Vashti, and what she had done, and what was decreed against her. Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king: And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the fair young virgins unto ...