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VA - The Rough Guide to Jazz and Blues Legends: Billie Holiday (2010)

VA - The Rough Guide to Jazz and Blues Legends: Billie Holiday (2010)
XLD | Lossless | Flac(Tracks+Cue+Log) | No Covers | 317Mb
MP3 | 320KBPS | 240MB | Genre: Jazz

Billie Holiday is celebrated for the highly personal, intimate and emotional style that she brought to every note she recorded. Lovingly compiled and remastered, this special edition spanning her career includes a groundbreaking tribute to the original divas that helped establish the role of the jazz singer. Compiled by the author of the ‘Rough Guide to the Blues' book and well known music journalist Nigel Williamson
Billie Holiday - Songs For Distingue Lovers (1957) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

Billie Holiday - Songs For Distingué Lovers (1957) [Remastered 2012]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included | 00:33:16
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standarts | Label: Analogue Productions/Verve | # CVRJ 6021 SA, B0016709-06

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. It is undeniable that Billie Holiday's singing changed in her later years. Her voice darkened and shifted to a lower range. Her economy of means distilled her sound to its expressive essence - a kind of heightened speech. The classic LP Songs For Distingue Lovers has also deepened and become burnished with time. Maybe it's that still-arresting word, "distingue"; maybe it's that iconic, tinted image of Lady Day on the cover. But now that legendary LP, with the singer's best studio work of the Fifties, is available as a Hybrid SACD!
Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All (1958) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All (1958) [Remastered 2012]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included | 00:51:12
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standarts | Label: Analogue Productions/Verve | # CVRJ 8329 SA

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. After the publication of her autobiography, Lady Sings The Blues, Billie Holiday was doing good business in clubs in what turned out to be a last burst of stardom. We cannot know why she stopped recording for Norman Granz after January 1957, but All or Nothing at All, is a magnificent culmination of her years with the producer. As this set demonstrates in the subtle blending and dissolving of moods within one number as well as in the emotional changes throughout the program as a whole, perhaps the primary reason Holiday was always able to reach so deeply into her listeners is that more than any other jazz singer, she could communicate the complexities of feeling in which we are all involved. This audiophile hybrid SACD remastering from Analogue Productions offers listeners the best possible sound quality.
Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday by Angela Y. Davis
English | October 5th, 2011 | ASIN: B0036S4DVK, ISBN: 0679771263 | 465 pages | AZW3 | 2.23 MB

From one of this country's most important intellectuals comes a brilliant analysis of the blues tradition that examines the careers of three crucial black women blues singers through a feminist lens. Angela Davis provides the historical, social, and political contexts with which to reinterpret the performances and lyrics of Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday as powerful articulations of an alternative consciousness profoundly at odds with mainstream American culture.
Billie Holiday - The Real... Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs

Billie Holiday - The Real… Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 625 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 540 Mb | Scans included | 03:49:35
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop, Standarts | Label: Columbia/Sony | # 88691900762

UK three CD collection from the influential Jazz vocalist. While her life may have been tragic, her music has remained an integral part of American Jazz history and is constantly discovered by a new generation or rediscovered year after a year. This three CD collection features 78 tracks including 'God Bless the Child', 'Pennies from Heaven', 'Gloomy Sunday' and many others.
Billie Holiday - Lady In Autumn: The Best Of The Verve Years (1991)

Billie Holiday - Lady In Autumn: The Best Of The Verve Years (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image) +cue, log, scans, digital booklet - 579 MB | 02:08:29
Jazz, Blues, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve

The received wisdom on the tragic torch singer's later work–of these 35 tracks, six were recorded in 1946 and '47, and the rest in the '50s is that her interpretive skill made up for the collapse of her voice. In fact, the serious cracks in her pitch don't appear until the second disc of this set, and it doesn't approach the febrile croak of Lady in Satin until the END. But she relies on a handful of vocal tricks, and some numbers that had been in her repertoire for ages, to approximate the glory that her voice once was. At times, though, the results are lovely and heartbroken rather than saddening, especially with the simpatico musical backing she got in these sessions.

Billie Holiday - Don't Explain (1990) {Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 5, 2017
Billie Holiday - Don't Explain (1990) {Reissue}

Billie Holiday - Don't Explain (1990) {Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 236 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 102 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz / Swing / Traditional Pop / Standarts
Magic Music #30016-CD | Unofficial Release

Quintessential jazz singer whose reedy voice and laconic style made her a legend for the ages. The first popular jazz singer to move audiences with the intense, personal feeling of classic blues, Billie Holiday changed the art of American pop vocals forever. More than a half-century after her death, it's difficult to believe that prior to her emergence, jazz and pop singers were tied to the Tin Pan Alley tradition and rarely personalized their songs; only blues singers like Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey actually gave the impression they had lived through what they were singing…
Billie Holiday - Fine And Mellow 1939 And 1944 (1979) {1985, Reissue}

Billie Holiday - Fine And Mellow 1939 And 1944 (1979) {1985, Reissue}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 176 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 156 Mb
Scans Included (PNG, 400 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Traditional Pop, Standarts | Commodore / TELDEC #8.24055 / 8.24055 ZP

Quintessential jazz singer whose reedy voice and laconic style made her a legend for the ages. The first popular jazz singer to move audiences with the intense, personal feeling of classic blues, Billie Holiday changed the art of American pop vocals forever. More than a half-century after her death, it's difficult to believe that prior to her emergence, jazz and pop singers were tied to the Tin Pan Alley tradition and rarely personalized their songs; only blues singers like Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey actually gave the impression they had lived through what they were singing. Billie Holiday's highly stylized reading of this blues tradition revolutionized traditional pop…

Billie Holiday - More Hits Than Ever (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 7, 2017
Billie Holiday - More Hits Than Ever (2017)

Billie Holiday - More Hits Than Ever (2017)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:45:37 | 517 MB
Label: Fresh Spring Music | Release Year: 2017

The first popular jazz singer to move audiences with the intense, personal feeling of classic blues, Billie Holiday changed the art of American pop vocals forever. More than a half-century after her death, it's difficult to believe that prior to her emergence, jazz and pop singers were tied to the Tin Pan Alley tradition and rarely personalized their songs; only blues singers like Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey actually gave the impression they had lived through what they were singing. Billie Holiday's highly stylized reading of this blues tradition revolutionized traditional pop, ripping the decades-long tradition of song plugging in two by refusing to compromise her artistry for either the song or the band. She made clear her debts to Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong (in her autobiography she admitted, "I always wanted Bessie's big sound and Pops' feeling"), but in truth her style was virtually her own, quite a shock in an age of interchangeable crooners and band singers.

Billie Holiday - A Flag For Lady Day (1956)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Jan. 7, 2017
Billie Holiday - A Flag For Lady Day (1956)

Billie Holiday - A Flag For Lady Day (1956)
Jazz, Jazz Vocal | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 51 min | 119 MB
Label: World Record Club | Rel:1956

Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills, which made up for her limited range and lack of formal music education. There were other jazz singers with equal talent, but Holiday had a voice that captured the attention of her audience.