Jazz Moods:hot CD (2005)

Artist: Esther Phillips

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Product Overview


Label Sony
SKU 63974568
UPC 827969364123
UPC 14 00827969364123
Format CD
Release Date 4/19/2005
Author Esther Phillips
Associated Artist/Work Little Esther
Associated Artist/Work Philips, Esther
Associated Artist/Work Philips, Little Esther
Technical Info
Producer Richard Seidel (Compilation)
CatalogID 93641
Lable Name Sony Music Distribution (USA)
Released 04/19/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00827969364123
Album Notes and Credits
Esther Phillips moved around from label to label and from style to style throughout most of the 1950s and '60s. After signing with the Kudu label in the early '70s, Phillips released three albums that are among the finest in her catalogue. Jazzy, funky R&B arrangements complete with horns, light strings, and Fender Rhodes, and smoothly grooving rhythm sections provide context for Phillip's distinctive vocals, which sound both thin and rich, smooth and gritty at once.
The Phillips entry in the JAZZ MOODS series collects the best tracks from the singer's Kudu output. From the smoldering cover of Eddie Floyd's "'Til My Back Ain't Got No Bone" to the drowsy blues of Duke Ellington's "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good," Phillips is in fine voice here, and the musicians on hand lend superb support. Her disco-inflected version of "What a Difference a Day Makes" turns Dinah Washington's version on its head, her rendition of "Use Me" smoothes out the slinky funk of Bill Withers's original, and her impassioned interpretation of Gil Scott-Heron's "Home Is Where the Hatred Is" is near-perfect. These recordings are classic early-'70s soul: sophisticated, earthy, and as compelling today as when they were released.
Disc 1
1 'Til My Back Ain't Got No Bone
2 Home Is Where The Hatred Is
3 Your Love Is So Doggone Good
4 What A Difference A Day Makes
5 From A Whisper To A Scream
6 Use Me
7 I Can Stand A Little Rain
8 Black-Eyed Blues
9 Mister Magic
10 I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
11 Hurtin' House
Product Attributes
Artist Phillips,Esther
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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