Original Album Series (Esther Phillips) (5CD)

Original Album Series (Esther Phillips) (5CD)

After 3 years and over 1 million sales worldwide, the ‘Original Album Series’ continues to offer music lovers the easiest way to get their hands on the catalogue of the world’s biggest artists. Each one houses 5 albums all with their original artwork and music in slipcase form. With near 100 artists available and covering all manner of genres and era’s it’s the most convenient and affordable way to enjoy timeless music!

A remarkable vocalist who could holler gritty R&B lyrics, bring soul to torchy ballads, add charm and wit to the standards of the American Songbook, and make a Beatles song almost her own, Esther Phillips was formidably versatile, equally at ease with jazz, soul, country, pop and rhythm and blues.  Famous for her bittersweet vocal sound and distinctive phrasing she was, in the words of Atlantic boss Ahmet Ertegun “one of the best singers he had ever heard”. Signed to Atlantic in 1964, she released a series of well-crafted albums, arranged by the likes of Ray Ellis and King Curtis.  Here is some of the best of her output for the label.

  1. And I Love Him (Atl 8102)
  2. The Country Side Of Esther Phillips (Atl 8130)
  3. Esther Phillips Sings (Atl 8122)
  4. Burnin' (Atl 1565)
  5. Confessin' The Blues (Atl 1680)