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Esther Phillips - Here's Esther ... Are You Ready? / Good Black Is Hard To Crack Album
Esther Phillips - Here's Esther ... Are You Ready? / Good Black Is Hard To Crack Album
Performer: Esther Phillips
Title: Here's Esther ... Are You Ready? / Good Black Is Hard To Crack
Label: Soul Music.com Records
Country: UK
Released: 17 Jan 2011
Cat: SMCR2 5007
Rating: 4.2/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2754 mb | MP3 size: 1716 mb | WMA size: 2890 mb
Genre: Funk

1Philadelphia Freedom
Written-By – Bernie Taupin, Elton John
2Reaching Out For Love With Love
Written-By – Alvin Fields, Cissy Houston, Doug Frank
3Oo Oop Oo Oop
Written-By – Alvin Fields, Michael Zager
4Bedtime Stories
Written-By – Jonah Ellis
5Cry To Me
Written-By – David Cameron, Sam Dees
6We've Got A Good Thing Going
Written-By – Berry Gordy Jr, Deke Richards, Fonze Mizell, Freddie Perren
7You Can't See Thunder
Written-By – Barry Richards, Bobby Hart
8Woman Enough
Written-By – Jim Lang
9City Lights
Written-By – Joel Webster, Mabelle John
10I'll Close My Eyes
Written-By – Eunice Burgess, James Burgess, Red Rowe
Written-By – Willie Nelson
12Our Day Will Come
Written-By – Bob Hilliard, Mort Garson
13Mr. Melody
Written-By – Chuck Jackson , Marvin Yancy
14I Hope You'll Be Very Unhappy Without Me
Written-By – Bill LaBounty, Jay F. Senter
Written-By – James McClelland, Jerry Peters, Lynn Mack
16Pull Yourself Together
Written-By – S. Anderson
17Love Makes A Woman
Written-By – Carl Davis, Eugene Record, Gerald Sims, William Sanders


  • Alto SaxophoneHank Crawford (tracks: 14 to 16)
  • Arranged ByBenjamin Wright (tracks: 1 to 8), Bill Meyers (tracks: 1 to 8), Charles C. Mims Jr. (tracks: 1 to 8), Kenny Mason (tracks: 1 to 8)
  • Backing VocalsAlexandra Brown (tracks: 1 to 8), Julia Waters Tillman (tracks: 9, 10, 12 to 17), Marti McCall (tracks: 9, 10, 12 to 17), Maxine Waters Willard (tracks: 9, 10, 12 to 17), Obie Jessie (tracks: 1 to 8), Roy Galloway (tracks: 1 to 8), Stephanie Spruill (tracks: 1 to 8)
  • Backing Vocals, Arranged By [Vocals]Sam Dees (tracks: 11)
  • Drums, BongosMelvin Webb (tracks: 9 to 17)
  • Electric BassSteve Kenoly (tracks: 9 to 17)
  • Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes]Eric Daniels (tracks: 9 to 17)
  • EngineerDavid Costell (tracks: 9 to 17)
  • Executive-ProducerBobby Martin (tracks: 9 to 17), Esther Williams
  • GuitarGemi Taylor (tracks: 9 to 17), Greg Poree (tracks: 9 to 17), Wilton Rabb (tracks: 9 to 17)
  • Mastered ByBernie Gruman (tracks: 9 to 17)
  • Producer, Arranged By, Backing VocalsHarvey Mason (tracks: 1 to 8)
  • Producer, Synthesizer [Moog], Synthesizer [Oberheim OBX], Arranged By [Rhythm, Horn, Vocal And Synthesized Strings], Programmed By [Moog Synthesizer]Benny Golson (tracks: 9 to 17)
  • Programmed By [Oberheim OBX]Geoff Farr (tracks: 9 to 17)
  • TromboneGarnet Brown (tracks: 9 to 17), George Bohannon (tracks: 9 to 17), Maurice Spears (tracks: 9 to 17), Thurman Green (tracks: 9 to 17)
  • TrumpetBobby Bryant (tracks: 9 to 17), Eugene "Snooky" Young (tracks: 9 to 17), Oscar Brashear (tracks: 9 to 17)


  • Barcode (Text): 5 013929 070738
  • Barcode (String): 5013929070738


  • Marketed By – Cherry Red Records Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Cherry Red Records Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Soul Music.com Records
  • Copyright (c) – Soul Music.com Records
  • Licensed From – Universal Music Operations Ltd.


Such was the case with the final two albums by Esther Phillips, Here's You Ready 1979 and Good Black Is Hard to Crack 1981, here combined onto one CD with historical liner notes. As producer Harvey Mason recalls in those notes, he and Phillips had a mandate from Mercury to mostly do uptempo material for Here's You Ready, resulting in an album dominated by disco dance tunes as that genre neared the end of its peak popularity. Tracks featured on this video are clips of Our Day Will Come, Bedtime Stories, I'll Close My Eyes,-We've Got A Good Thing Goin', City Lights and Changin. ESTHER PHILLIPS: Here's You ReadyGood Black Is Hard To Crack 4:47. City Lights - Esther Phillips 4:19. ESTHER PHILLIPS: Here's You ReadyGood Black Is Hard To Crack Video 2 5:01. Esther phillips -- changin' 5:40. Songs in album Esther Phillips - Good Black Is Hard To Crack 1981. Esther Phillips - Crazy. Esther Phillips - Reaching Out For Love With Love. Esther Phillips - Cry To Me. Esther Phillips - Pull Yourself Together. Esther Phillips - Woman Enough. Esther Phillips - You Can't See Thunder. Esther Phillips - We've Got A Good Thing Going. Esther Phillips - City Lights. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Listen free to Esther Phillips Here's Esther. Are You Ready Good Black Is Hard To Crack Mr. Melody, Philadelphia Freedom and more. 17 tracks 73:57. Do you know any background info about this album Start the wiki. Artist images. 19 more. Esther Phillips. 153,406 listeners. скачать торрент torrent торент скачать DTS CD SACD-R Hi-Res stereo оцифровки Vinyl-Rip DVD-Audio скачать музыку бесплатно скачать без регистрации. Features Song Lyrics for Esther Phillips's Here's Esther Are You Ready, Good Black Is Hard to Crack album. Philadelphia Freedom Lyrics. Esther Phillips Lyrics provided by . Do you like this album Leave a review. GOOD BLACK IS HARD TO CRACK This was Esther's final Mercury album. Once again - the material is first class. A combination of good pop, soul, disco etc. There was one more album made after this one, in 1984, called 'A way to say goodbye' which as yet has not been released on IS available as a different title from 'FA FA SAD SONG. also worth having. Why this superb artiste did not get the recognition she deserved will always be a mystery to me. Artist: Esther Phillips Title Of Album: Here's Esther Are You Ready, Good Black Is Hard To Crack Year Of Release: 1979 1981 2011 Label: Records SMCR2 5007 Country: USA Genre: Soul, Jazz, Blues, R&B Quality: FLAC tracks. log Bitrate: Lossless Total Time: 01:16:55 Total Size: 548 MB Scans WebSite: Esther Phillips. We've Got A Good Thing Going 5:09 16. City Lights 4:18 17. Changin' 5:37. Download, Скачать: 1 2. 3 Tracks. songs table. The Best of Esther Phillips. Black-Eyed Blues. SongMeanings is a place for discussion and discovery. 1,097,225 Lyrics. 110,886 Artists