Esther Phillips - From A Whisper To A Scream (1972/2013)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 38:02 minutes | 1,05 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 38:02 minutes | 782 MBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
A platinum-selling singer, Esther Phillips had a long and storied career and all of her recordings for KUDU (sub-label of CTI) have something nice on them, but this is probably the best one. The credits for “From A Whisper To A Scream“, Esther’s 1972 Kudu debut – considered by many to be her finest album for the label – lists such renowned players as Hank Crawford on sax, Eric Gale and Cornell Dupree on guitar, Bernard Purdie on drums, Richard Tee on keyboards and Gordon Edwards on bass. Also enlisting the cream of background singers (Joshie Armstead, Hilda Harris and Tasha Thomas) giving Esther just the right vocal cushion for her blues-tinged interpretations of works by everyone from poet/singer Gil Scott-Heron and the great Marvin Gaye to New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint and soul man Eddie Floyd.