Music: Big Little Girl

"Little Esther" Jones is only 14; but she is a big girl (137 lbs.) with a big voice and a following that may set other coffee-colored coloraturas such as Lena Home and Dinah Washington looking over their shoulders. One of Little Esther's records, Double Crossing Blues, has been among the ten bestselling "race" records for 22 weeks; two others, Cupid's Boogie and Mistrustin' Blues, have been up in the big time more than a month.

In Omaha, where she was in the midst of a cross-country tour last week, a happy doorman at the Dreamland Ballroom nodded close to 1,000 frenzied Little...

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