Editor’s Pick – Esther Phillips 1972 classic album “Alone Again, Naturally”

In 1972, during the height of her comeback, Esther Phillips recorded this Grammy-nominated album with producer Creed Taylor. With a solid collection of tunes and some of the best studio players of the era (George Benson, Maceo Parker, Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, Ron Carter, Richard Tee, and Billy Cobham), Esther Phillips found the perfect setting for her soulful, wise, and weary voice to shine. Forget neo-soul. Forget oversampled jazzy R&B clichés. Forget retro-pop. This is the real deal! Esther Phillips had the goods and you can hear her deliver on this album, one of the finest of her career. Check it out at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/estherphillips