Esther Phillips - And I Love Him



This is wonderful.


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  1. Yes, wonderful is just the word for it. I became an Esther fan rawther late in life, leading me to believe that the well's not QUITE dried up.

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    1. There's always something more, regardless of how jaded one might be. Thanks to the internet!

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    2. And by "jaded", of course, I was referring to me. "Bitter" is another word that comes to mind, but I digress.

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  2. Every other version of this song, I always assumed "him" deserved to be loved. The way she sings it, however, I think the bastard not only broke, but also stomped on her heart.

    And she is still right there, no matter how wrong she knows it is to be so.

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  3. one of my all time favorite albums: "home is where the hatred is."

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  4. This is so beautiful! It reminds me of a hundred years ago, when I was chasing an older man who loved Billie Holiday, and I just couldn't get her. I do now.

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  5. A remarkable (and, as noted above, ambiguous) version of the song.

    I clearly don't know enough about the lady, but I'm intrigued by her tightly wound affect. Her body appears to be doing a very intent double-time mambo up against the languid beat of the song, and her voice appears to be coming from somewhere else entirely.

    And I can't help thinking that the bridesmaid dress was not her own choice...

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  6. I had no idea her life was riddled with addiction and that she died at only 49. Very sad.

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    1. How very sad - another fabulous talent gone too soon... Jx

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  7. Gorgeous clip - thanks Thom!

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