Eskew Reeder Jr.

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Eskew Reeder Jr.
His first and most known performance name was Esquerita.
Other performance names (according to the singles below):
- Eskew Reeder:
Green Door/I Waited Too Long (Minit #648) (1962)
Never Again/We Had Love (Minit #658) (1962)
A Tear/Johnny Little (Everest #2025) (1963)
- Eskew Reeder Jr.:
The Flu/Undivided Love (Instant # 3258) (1963)
I Woke Up This Morning/I Woke Up This Morning Part Two (Instant #3268) (1963)
- S.Q. Reeder:
I Want To Know/Just In Time (Okeh #7239) (1966)
Tell The World About You/Two Ton Tessie (Okeh #7254) (1966)
- Eskew "Esque-Rita" Reeder:
Dew Drop Inn/You Better Believe In Me (Cross-Tone #1007) (1967)
- Magnificient Malochi:
Mama Your Daddy's Come Home/As Time Goes By (Brunswick #55359) (4/1968)

Capitol Records released the LP "Esquerita" in 1959, his only album in the traditional sense (that is, not a compilation of earlier singles, or re-issues).

Annotation last modified on 2011-11-20 06:18 UTC.

Also performs as: Eskew "Esque-Rita" Reeder, Eskew Reeder, Esquerita, Magnificient Malochi, S.Q. Reeder


Esquerita was the stage name of singer, songwriter and pianist Eskew Reeder Jr, originally known as Steven Quincy Reeder Jr. and also known as S.Q. Reeder and SQ Jr. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, he was born on November 20, 1935, and died in Harlem, New York on October 23, 1986, aged 50, of AIDS. He is credited with influencing rock and roll pioneer Little Richard, though the extent and nature of Reeder's influence or vice versa is uncertain.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Northern Soul Fever Various Artists 1
1996 Crescent City Soul: Sound of New Orleans Various Artists 2
2001 Northern Soul: Cream of 60's Soul Various Artists 1
2005 The Minit & Instant Story Various Artists 1
2010 New Orleans Funk Experience Various Artists 1

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