As one of the most highly regarded soul/jazz/R&B singers of her day, Esther Phillips has a recorded legacy of enduring quality. Here Raven has assembled 18 of the finest recordings she made for Creed Taylor's Kudu label between 1971 and 1976. Under the astute production guidance of Taylor, her seven albums mined a vein of Afro-American consciousness with soul/jazz recordings that remain relevant to this day. Spearheaded by her graphic interpretation of Gil Scott-Heron's wrenching tale of drug addiction, "Home Is Where The Hatred Is", this anthology also includes the US R&B hits "From A Whisper To A Scream", "I've Never Found A Man (To Love Me Like You Do)" and "What A Diff'rence A Day Makes", plus outstanding album tracks. Accompainiment features the cream of American jazz/funk musicians, including George Benson, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Maceo Parker, Bernard Purdie, Cornell Dupree, Joe Beck, Eric Gale and Richard Tee. With Digitally Remastered sound, this CD highlights the incredible audio strengths of the original Kudu recordings.