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Gospel Legend Rev."Lady"Esther Ford

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Dr.Chad Logan

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"Lady" Esther Ford was born December 30,1930 her musical career began at the early age of five. She was billed as the "Child Wonder Gospel Singer" and she toured with her maternal grandfather, the late Rev. Edgar Haywood of Charles County, Maryland on the Southern Maryland revival circuit. In 1957, she was contacted by Madam Gertrude Ward to became a member of the world famous Clara Ward Singers of Philadelphia, PA. Albertina Walker of the famous Caravans also contacted her during that same week, Lady Esther sent her musician Professor Leroy Dulley to the Caravans and she joined the Ward Singers. Lady Esther did several recordings with the Ward singers the first was,"LIVE AT TOWN HALL" while still in the Ward singers she was asked by Marion Williams to sing with her on her very first recordingd which she did. Lady Esther also appeared at New York City's famed" RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL" with the Willa Ward Singers in the Marc Platt Production"The Gospel Truth"as a featured singer for a total of eight weeks.In early 2009 Lady Esther was honored at the Notre Dame college in Baltimore Maryland for her seventy three year contribution to gospel music. Lady Esther was one of those who paved the way for our artist of today,The road was not easy when she use to tour here in the united states during the fifties and the JD Fowler productions did a magnificent job of making her contributions known to the over capacity crowd which inspired her to get back into the race. Lady Esther is currently in the studio doing a new album of old favorites which will be released this fall,In the meantime we invite you to listen to the songs we have provided on this page for your pleasure. Some are recordings of songs from albums she had released previously and several are from live performances this year. For information and bookings contact: Citadel Religious Productions, 215-287-5783 or 410-443-4134