Phillips, Esther [Jones, Esther Mae]
- Jim Miller
(b Galveston, TX, Dec 23, 1935; d Carson, CA, Aug 7, 1984). American blues singer. She began singing in church as a child. In 1948 she won first prize in an amateur talent show in Los Angeles, and the following year joined the band of Johnny Otis, performing under the name Little Esther. With Otis she recorded “Double Crossing Blues” (...