Features Song Lyrics for Esther Phillips's Release Me album. 2. Hello Walls Lyrics. Esther Phillips Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. Lyricapsule: The Surfaris Drop ‘Wipe Out’; June 22, 1963. RIFF’d: Nas’ ‘Nasir’. Lyricapsule: The Byrds Drop ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’; June 21, 1965.
Original Album Series. The Best of Esther Phillips. Release Me - The Best of Little Esther Phillips. What a Difference a Day Makes.
Esther Phillips (born Esther Mae Jones; December 23, 1935 – August 7, 1984) was an American singer, best known for her R&B vocals. She was a versatile singer and also performed pop, country, jazz, blues and soul music. She was born Esther Mae Jones in Galveston, Texas. Her parents divorced when she was an adolescent, and she divided her time between her father, in Houston, and her mother, in the Watts section of Los Angeles.
Esther Phillips (born December 23, 1935, Galveston, Texas, USA - died August 7, 1984, Carson, California, USA) was an American soul and blues singer who was an influence on many other artists including Aretha Franklin. A mature singer at age fourteen, she won the amateur talent contest in 1949 at the Barrelhouse Club owned by Johnny Otis. Otis was so impressed he added her to his traveling revue, the California Rhythm and Blues Caravan, billed as 'Little Esther Phillips'. Her first hit record was "Double Crossing Blues" ( R+B), recorded in 1950 for Savoy Records. 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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Notesdutch only release.
credit as "little ester".
|NX-5555||Esther Phillips||Release Me / Don't Feel Rained On (7", Single)||Lenox Records||NX-5555||US||1962|
|1470X||Esther Phillips||Release Me (7", Single)||Quality||1470X||Canada||1962|
|MSS 2013||Esther Phillips||Release Me (7", Single)||Stateside||MSS 2013||New Zealand||Unknown|
|45-2411||Esther Phillips||Release Me (7", Single)||Atlantic||45-2411||US||Unknown|
|45-2411||Esther Phillips||Release Me (7", Single, Promo)||Atlantic||45-2411||US||Unknown|