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Esther Phillips

Little Esther with The Johnny Otis Orchestra (members Johnny Otis, Esther Mae Jones, Lee Graves, Don Johnson, George Washington, James Von Streeter, Walter Henry, Lorenzo Holden, Devonia Williams, Mario Delagarde, Leard Bell, ...................)

Savoy 731 - Double Crossing Blues* / Ain't Nothing Shakin'** - 1950 *backing vocals by The Robins (members Ty Terrell, Roy Richards, Billy Richards and Bobby Nunn). **vocals by Leon Sims.
Savoy 735 - Misery / Mistrustin' Blues* - 1950 *with vocals by Mel Walker.

Little Esther with Johnny Otis & His Orchestra (members Esther Mae Jones, Johnny Otis, .......)

Modern 20-748 - Mean Ole Gal / Good Old Blues – 1950

Little Esther with The Johnny Otis Orchestra (members Johnny Otis, Esther Mae Jones, Lee Graves, Don Johnson, George Washington, James Von Streeter, Walter Henry, Lorenzo Holden, Devonia Williams, Mario Delagarde, Leard Bell, ...................)

Savoy 750 - Cupid's Boogie / Just Can't Get Free* - 1950 *credited backing group was The Beltones who in reality were The Metronomes (members Leon Harrison, John Carroll, William Duffy and Maurice Hicks)
Savoy 759 - Deceivin Blues* / Lost Dream Blues - 1950 *with vocals by Mel Walker. **with vocals by Mel Walker and Lee Graves.


The Johnny Otis Congregation (Johnny Otis, Esther Mae Jones, Lee Graves, Don Johnson, George Washington, James Von Streeter, Walter Henry, Lorenzo Holden, Devonia Williams, Mario Delagarde, Leard Bell, ...................)

Savoy 764 - Wedding Boogie* / Faraway Blues  - 1950 *with vocals by Mel Walker.

Little Esther & Junior with The Johnny Otis Orchestra (members Esther Mae Jones, Johnny Otis, ....................................................)

Savoy 775 - Love Will Break Your Heart / I Don't Care - 1950

Little Esther With Earle Warren Orchestra 

Federal 12016 - The Deacon Moves In* / Other Lips, Other Arms** - 1951 *lead Little Esther and Charlie White (Backed By The Remaining Dominoes Billy Ward, Clyde McPhatter, Charlie White, William Joseph Lamonte and Bill Brown)  **Little Esther solo.

Little Esther with The Johnny Otis Orchestra

Regent 1036 - Hangover Blues / I Dream - 1951 

Little Esther 

Federal 12023 - I'm A Bad, Bad Girl / Don't Make A Fool Out Of Me – 1951

Little Esther And The Dominoes With Earle Warren Orchestra (members Esther Mae Jones, Billy Ward, Clyde McPhatter, Charlie White, William Joseph Lamonte and Bill Brown

Federal 12036 - Heart To Heart / Looking For A Man To Satisfy My Soul* - 1951 *flip by Little Esther. 

Little Esther  

Federal 12042 - Cryin' And Singin' The Blues / Tell Him That I Need Him So - 1951 

Little Esther & Junior / The Vocaleers 

Savoy 824 - Get Together Blues / Chitlin' Switch* - 1951 *Flip By The Vocaleers. 

Little Esther and Mel With the J. and O. Orchestra 

Federal 12055 - Ring-A-Ding Doo / The Crying Blues - 1952 

Little Esther  

Federal 12063 - Summertime / The Storm (Copies exist as Blue Vinyl issues.)
Federal 12065 - You Better Beware / I'll Be There - 1952 (Blue Vinyl Copies Are Scarce)
Federal 12078 - Aged And Mellow / Bring My Lovin' Back To Me – 1952
Federal 12090 - Somebody New / Ramblin' Blues – 1952

Little Esther & Bobby Nunn / Little Esther

Federal 12100 - Saturday Night Daddy / Mainliner* - 1952 *Flip By Little Esther.

Esther Phillips with Little Willie Littlefield

Federal 12108 - Last Laugh Blues / Flesh, Blood And Bones - 1952

Esther Phillips with Little Willie Littlefield / Little Willie Littlefield

Federal 12115 - Hollerin' And Screamin' / Turn The Lamps Down Low* - 1953 *flip by Little Willie Littlefield.

Little Esther &
Bobby Nunn / Little Esther

Federal 12122 - You Took My Love Too Fast / Street Lights* - 1953 *Flip By Little Esther.

Esther Phillips

Federal 12126 - Hound Dog* / Sweet Lips - 1953 *also recorded in 1952 by Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton on Peacock 1612 and in 1956 by Elvis Presley on RCA-Victor 47-6604.
Federal 12142 - Cherry Wine / Love Oh Love - 1953 
Decca 28804 - If You Want Me / Talkin' All Out Of My Head – 1953
Decca 48305 - Please Don't Send Me Home / Stop Crying – 1953
Decca 48314 - Sit Back Down / He's A No Good Man – 1954
Savoy 1193 - You Can Bet Your Life / 'Tain't Whatcha Say It's Whatcha Do – 1956
Savoy 1516 - Longing In My Heart / If It's News To Me – 1957
Savoy 1563 - It's So Good / Do You Ever Think Of Me – 1959

Little Esther & Clyde McPhatter / Little Esther 

Federal 12344 - Heart To Heart / I Paid My Dues - 1959 *Flip By Little Esther. 

Little Esther

Warwick 610 - Gee Baby / Wild Child – 1961
 

Esther Phillips "Little Esther" 

Lenox 5555 - Release Me* / Don't Feel Rained On - 1962 *also released in 1949 by Eddie Miller on 4-Star 1407 and in 1952 by Jimmy Heap on Capitol 2518

"Little Esther" Phillips

Lenox 5560 - Am I That Easy To Forget / I Really Don't Want To Know – 1963

"Little Esther" Phillips & "Big Al" Downing

Lenox 5565 - You Never Miss Your Water (Till The Well Runs Dry) / If You Want It (I've Got It) – 1963

Esther Phillips

Lenox 5570 - Why Should We Try Anymore / While It Lasted – 1963
Lenox 5575 - Don't Let Me Go / Why Was I Born – 1963
Lenox 5577 - A Lover's Hymn / God Bless The Child Who's Got His Own – 1963

Little Esther with Jimmy Ricks

Atlantic 2223 - Double Crossing Blues / Hello Walls - 1964

Little Esther Phillips 

Atlantic 2229 - No Headstone On My Grave / Mo Jo Hannah - 1964
Atlantic 2251 - It's Too Soon To Know / You're The Reason I'm Living - 1964

(Little) Esther Phillips

Atlantic 2265 - Half A Heart / Some Things You Never Get Used To - 1964

Esther Phillips  (born Esther Mae Jones on the 23-December-1935 in Galveston, Texas --- died 7-August-1984 at U. C. L. A. Harbor Medical Center in Carson, California --- cause: liver and kidney failure)

Atlantic 2281 - And I Love Him* / Shangri-La - 1965 *a gender changed "answer song" of the 1964 release by The Beatles titled "And I Love Her" on Capitol 5235.

Atlantic 2294 - Moonglow - Theme From Picnic / Makin' Whoopee – 1965
Atlantic 2304 - Let Me Know When It's Over / I Saw Me – 1965

Atlantic 2324 - Just Say Goodbye* / I Could Have Told You - 1966 *recorded 22-December-1965 in NYC. 

Atlantic 2335 - When A Woman Loves A Man* / Ups And Downs - 1966 *a gender changed "answer song" of the 1966 release by Percy Sledge titled "When A Man Loves A Woman" on Atlantic 2326.
Atlantic 2360 - Somebody Else Is Taking My Place / When Love Comes To The Human Race – 1966
Atlantic 2370 - Fever / Try Me – 1966
Atlantic 2411 - Release Me / Don't Feel Rained – 1967
Atlantic 2417 - I'm Sorry / Cheater Man* - 1967 *also recorded in 1967 by Irma Thomas on Chess 2010.
Roulette 7031 - Too Late To Worry, Too Blue To Cry /  I'm In The Mood For Love (Moody's Mood For Love) - 1969 (with orchestra conducted by Ernie Freeman)
Roulette 7049 - Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You / Sweet Dreams – 1969
Roulette 7059 - Nobody But You / Too Much Of A Man – 1969

Esther Phillips with The Dixie Flyers (members Esther Phillips (vocals), Jim Dickinson (piano and guitar), Charlie Freeman (guitar), Tommy McClure (bass), Mike Utley (organ) and Sammy Creason (drums))

Atlantic 2745 - Brand New Day / Set Me Free – 1970
Atlantic 2775 - Crazy Love / All God Has Is Us – 1970

Esther Phillips

Atlantic 2783 - Catch Me I'm Falling* / Woman Will Do Wrong - 1971 *Recorded 21-May-1970 at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida.
Atlantic 2800 - Cry Me A River Blues / I'm Getting 'Long Alright – 1971
Kudu 904 - Home Is Where The Hatred Is* / Til My Back Ain't Got No Bone - 1972 *also recorded in 1971 by Gil Scott-Heron on the Lp "Pieces Of A Man" Flying Dutch Man LPFDUT-10143.
Kudu 906 - Baby I'm For Real / That's All Right With Me – 1972
Kudu 910 - I've Never Found A Man (To Love Me Like You Do) / Cherry Red – 1972
Kudu 915 - Use Me / Let Me In Your Life – 1973
Kudu 917 - Justified / Too Many Roads – 1973
Kudu 921 - Such A Night / Can't Trust Your Neighbor With Your Baby – 1974
Kudu 922 - Disposable Society / Doing Our Thing – 1974
Kudu 925 - What A Diff'rence A Day Makes* / Turn Around, Look At Me - 1975 *Also recorded in 1959 by Dinah Washington on Mercury 71435.
Kudu 929 - For All We Know / Fever* - 1976 *also recorded in 1956 by Little Willie John on King 4935 and in 1962 by Barbara English & The Fashions on Roulette 4450.
Kudu 936 - Boy I Really Tied One On / Magic's In The Air – 1976
Kudu 938 - Higher And Higher / All The Way Down – 1976
Mercury 73967 - Love Addict / I've Never Been A Woman Before – 1977
Mercury Mk-44 - Love Addict (Edited Version) (7:24) / Love Addict (Edited Version) (7:24) - 1977 (12" Promo Issue Only) 
Mercury 74030 - There You Go Again (There She Goes Again) / Stormy Weather – 1978
Mercury 74060 - Oo Oop Oo Oop / I'll Close My Eyes – 1979
Mercury Mk-90 - Oo Oop Oo Oop (5:30) / Oo Oop Oo Oop (3:34) - 1979 (12" Promo Issue Only)
Mercury 74077 - Our Day Will Come / Mr. Melody – 1979
Mercury Mk-101 - Our Day Will Come (5:28) / Our Day Will Come (5:28) - 1979 (12" Promo Issue Only)
Winning 1001 - Turn Me Out / Turn Me Out (Instrumental) – 1983
Winning Wroh 1002 - Turn Me Out (Extended Dance Version) (5:51) / Turn Me Out (Extended Single Dance Mix Version) (4:39) - 1983 (12" Release)

Esther Phillips / Barbara Greene

Collectables Col 033827 - Release Me / Young Boy* - ? *flip by Barbara Greene.

Billy Boy Arnold / Esther Phillips 

Shag Archive 109 - Yellow Rose From
Texas / Nobody But You* - ? *flip by Esther Phillips.
 

Updates by Steve Dikovics