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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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127 Hours Soundtrack
Cry-Baby Soundtrack
Committed Soundtrack
Love is in the Air Soundtrack


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 2019 Nous finirons ensemble (performer: "Brand New Day" - as Esther Phillips)
 2017 Wonderstruck (performer: "All the Way Down" - as Esther Phillips)
 2013 Love is in the Air (performer: "Try Me" - as Esther Phillips)
 2010 127 Hours (performer: "If you Love me" (Hymne à l'Amour))
 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 Nanny (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Pup in Paris (1996) ... (performer: "I Love Paris")
 1996 The Sunchaser (performer: "What a Difference a Day Makes" - as Esther Phillips)
 1990 Cry-Baby (performer: "I'M A BAD, BAD GIRL")
 1979 Stone Cold Dead (performer: "Use Me" - as Esther Phillips)
 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)
 1975 Ring Parade (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 October 1975 (1975) ... (performer: "What a diff'rence a day makes" - as Esther Phillips)
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Alternate Names:

Esther Phillips

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Personal Quote:

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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