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Music Monday: Esther Phillips // "I Wish You Love"

Monday, March 31, 2014

I first heard "I Wish You Love," sung by Sam Cooke, a little more than two years ago, and it had such an impact on me because it was so relevant at the time - I had lost someone I loved and wasn't sure how to keep a friendship going with a broken heart. I remember wanting nothing more than to feel love as selflessly as the song described. I must have played that song at least 50 times that week. (I'm one to repeat a song I'm lovin' /guiltyascharged) Ah, le amour...

Just a few days ago, on a Newark Jazz radio station I often default to, I heard Esther Phillips' version of "I Wish You Love." I recognized the song right away, and that alone excited me, but her voice was just ... unforgettable. I quickly ran to Spotify & YouTube to find more.

It's the last day of Women's History Month and I haven't posted a single thing about it, so let this be my contribution. If you know nothing about this amazing voice, take a second to listen and if you do, I'd love to know which are your Esther Phillips favorites~

With the weather 50+ and rainy in NYC today, an Esther Phillips playlist is all I need!~

Did you know "I Wish You Love" was based on a French song? - You're welcome ;}

I hope you're all having a great Monday!

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