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Little Esther Phillips (1935–1984)

One of the premiere r&b vocalists of the 1950s through the 1980s, 'Little Esther' Phillips possessed both great talent and even greater demons. When she was an adolescent, her parents divorced, and she was forced to divide her time between her father in Houston and her mother in the Watts area of Los Angeles. Although she was brought up singing in... See full bio »

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 2007/I Crazy Love (Documentary) (performer: "Release Me and Let Me Love Again")
 2002 La bande du drugstore (performer: "Try me" - as Esther Phillips)
 2000/I Committed (performer: "Release Me (And Let Love In)" - as Esther Phillips)
 1996 The Sunchaser (performer: "What a Difference a Day Makes" - as Esther Phillips)
 1996 The Nanny (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Pup in Paris (1996) ... (performer: "I Love Paris")
 1990 Cry-Baby (performer: "I'M A BAD, BAD GIRL")
 1975 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Candice Bergen/Esther Phillips (1975) ... (performer: "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes", "I Can Stand a Little Rain" - as Esther Phillips)
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I'm just a singer. If I like a song it doesn't matter to me where it comes from -- I can do it my way.

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In 1949 she caught the attention of bluesman Johnny Otis in a talent contest in his L.A. nightclub, and soon she was in his revue. See more »

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