Remembering Esther Phillips

Esther Phillips died 36-years ago today, on August 7th, 1984, aged just 48. Esther lead a storied, and troubled life. Aged just 13, Esther Mae Jones won an amateur talent contest in 1949 at the Largo Theatre in Watts on 103rd St, she was seen by Johnny Otis who almost … Continue reading Remembering Esther Phillips