Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Esther Phillips – Home Is Where The Hatred Is (Kudu)

Galveston, TX-born Esther Phillips got gifted with a unique voice which allowed her to showcase her versatility while embracing many different genres. Immortalized with her Disco cover version of Dinah Washington‘s ‘What A Diff’rence A Day Makes’ back in 1975, she also perfectly managed to appropriate Gil Scott-Heron‘s ‘Home Is Where The Hatred Is’ for herself, taken from her 1971 released ‘A Whisper To A Scream’ album, featuring Hank Crawford on alto sax with strings arranged by Don Sebesky and production work by the likes of label head Creed Taylor

Esther sadly passed, aged 48, at UCLA Medical Center in Carson, California on Aug. 07, 1984 from liver and kidney failure due to drug addiction.

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