- Performer:Esther Phillips
- Title:Best of the Mercury Years
- Style:Jazz Blues,Regional Blues,Soul,West Coast Blues,Early R&B,Pop-Soul
- Date of release:June 20, 2006
- Size FLAC version1231 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1883 megabytes
- Size WMA version1431 megabytes
- Formats:RA AUD DMF MPC ASF AAC
Although former child R&B star Esther Phillips really hit her mature peak in the '60s, commercially she had a hard time finding a niche. Release Me," her uptown R&B version of a country song, made the pop Top Ten in 1962. This two-CD, 40-song set is an excellent distillation of work that isn't well known even by R&B devotees, drawing from about half a dozen albums and numerous singles, mostly from Atlantic, but also including 45s she made for Roulette in 1969; about half of the songs on this collection, in fact, were never issued on an album.
Esther can sing now friends. I bought this cd for one tune and was greatly pleased to enjoy the rest of the cuts. Most of album was recorded in Nashville and a bit over produced for me would love to hear a number of these stripped down and dirty. As the title indicates, this collection does not include her 1950's hits (as "Little Esther") or her later work on Kudu and Mercury (but contrary to the title, the songs were recorded from 1962 to 1971). The songs included are her recordings for Lennox, Atlantic, and Roulette. This non-chronological compilation consists of mostly pop, jazz, and R&B ballads; the soulfully-funky bluesy-rock of "Mojo Hannah" is an anomaly.
Esther Phillips (born Esther Mae Jones; December 23, 1935 – August 7, 1984) was an American singer, best known for her R&B vocals. She was a versatile singer and also performed pop, country, jazz, blues and soul music. She was born Esther Mae Jones in Galveston, Texas. Her parents divorced when she was an adolescent, and she divided her time between her father, in Houston, and her mother, in the Watts section of Los Angeles.
This album has an average beat per minute of 123 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 98/148 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Mercuroyale - The Best Of The Mercury Years. 1. Blood of the Wolf. Album starts at BPM, ends at BPM (+0), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing).
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Esther Phillips (December 23, 1935 – August 7, 1984) was an American singer. Phillips was known for her R&B vocals, but she was a versatile singer, also performing pop, country, jazz, blues and soul music. Esther Phillips (December 23, 1935 – August 7, 1984) was an American singer. Let us know what you think of the Last.
CreditsSandy Linzer - Composer
Esther Phillips - Primary Artist
Denny Randell - Composer
|1||Our Day Will Come||Esther Phillips|
|2||Native New Yorker Sandy Linzer / Denny Randell||Esther Phillips|
|3||We've Got a Good Thing Going||Esther Phillips|
|5||You've Been a Good Ole Wagon||Esther Phillips|
|6||Cry to Me||Esther Phillips|
|7||Unselfish Love||Esther Phillips|
|8||There You Go Again (There She Goes Again) Stormy Weather||Esther Phillips|
|9||Woman Enough||Esther Phillips|
|10||Pull Yourself Together||Esther Phillips|
|11||Bedtime Stories||Esther Phillips|
|12||You Think of Him||Esther Phillips|
|13||Love Addict||Esther Phillips|
|14||Into the Mystic||Esther Phillips|
|15||I Hope You'll Be Very Unhappy||Esther Phillips|
|17||In a Soft & Subtle Way||Esther Phillips|