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Esther Phillips - From A Whisper To A Scream
Esther Phillips
From A Whisper To A Scream
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Kudu)
14,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Classic Kudu-style jazz funk!- "Home is Where the Hatred is" sampled by Ahmad for "Come Widdit" andHard Knocks for "Young Guns"- "That's All Right with Me" sampled by Faith for "Heaven Only Knows",Jeru for "Whatever",LL Cool J for "Pink Cookies in a Plastic Bag" andMobb Deep for "Give up the Goods (Just Step)"
Esther Phillips - From A Whisper To A Scream
Esther Phillips
From A Whisper To A Scream
LP | 1971 | UK | Reissue (Pure Pleasure)
25,99 €*
Release:1971 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of Esther Phillips finest '70s releases, From "A Whisper To A Scream" is the first of seven albums the singer recorded for CTI offshoot Kudu. Arranged and conducted by Pee Wee Ellis, the December 1971 session also involved principal players such as bassist Gordon Edwards, drummer Bernard Purdie, percussionist Airto, guitarists Cornell Dupree and Eric Gale, keyboardist Richard Tee, and saxophonists Hank Crawford and David Liebman. Setting the tone for Phillips' Kudu era, "Whisper" offers a series of spacious, yet fully arranged ballads of burning heartache, along with a handful of relatively funky numbers that do nothing to compromise her talent, dishing out loads of classy grit. It's a definite point of departure from the likes of "Esther Phillips Sings" and "And I Love Him!", her field of contemporaries closer to Al Green and Aretha Franklin than before. She grabs onto "Home Is Where The Hatred Is," Gil Scott-Heron's most harrowing rumination on drug dependency -- which, at that point, wasn't even a year old -- as if it were her very own, and it's all the more poignant given its parallels with her own life. (It’s meaning was only compounded by her death in 1984.) Though there is absolutely nothing lacking in the album's more energetic moments, it's still the ballads that shine brightest, like the alternately fragile and explosive "From A Whisper To A Scream" (Allen Toussaint) and a staggering "Baby, I'm for Real" (Marvin and Anna Gordy, made popular by the Originals) so vulnerable yet commanding that it really should've closed the album.
Esther Phillips - Alone Again, Naturally
Esther Phillips
Alone Again, Naturally
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Kudu)
14,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Another solid album by Esther with the Kudu/CTI all-star cast playing ... Ron Carter, George Benson etc.
Esther Phillips - At Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall / Hamburg '78
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