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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)
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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 - Lady Sings The Blues (1956/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Billie Holiday - Lady Sings The Blues (1956/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:59 minutes | 670 MB
Studio Mono Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A delicate and deeply felt collection of recordings, originally released to coincide with the publication of Billie’s autobiography in 1956. In the years since the album title has been appropriated on a number of Billie Holiday collections, but the original album has never been on CD until 2007.

Billie Holiday - 1945-1948 (1999)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 30, 2018
Billie Holiday - 1945-1948 (1999)

Billie Holiday - 1945-1948 (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 179 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 167 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1040)

Trading in the loose combo swing of her Columbia recordings for some sophisticated charts by Sy Oliver and Gordon Jenkins, Billie Holiday cut some of her best sides while at Decca during the latter half of the '40s. And even though Decca's own two-disc Complete Recordings set is highly recommended, this single volume still offers a fine overview for those not quite ready to fully commit. The absence of "God Bless the Child" notwithstanding, the mix covers most of Lady Day's Decca highlights, including "Deep Song," "Big Stuff," "Porgy," and her own "Don't Explain." There's also some quality duet work with Louis Armstrong and fine contributions from clarinetist Edmond Hall, trumpeter Billy Butterfield, and guitarist Mundell Lowe. A fine and generous sampling of Holiday at her peak.

Billie Holiday - 1944 (1995)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 29, 2018
Billie Holiday - 1944 (1995)

Billie Holiday - 1944 (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 223 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 169 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 806)

Recording Date: January 18, 1944 - November 8, 1944.
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…

Billie Holiday - 1940-1942 (1993)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 28, 2018
Billie Holiday - 1940-1942 (1993)

Billie Holiday - 1940-1942 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 296 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 680)

Offering a viable alternative to Columbia's popular Quintessential series of Billie Holiday's 1933-1942 sides, Classics' multi-disc survey of the singer's early material features a handful of additional tracks per disc and oftentimes better sound. This is not to say the Columbia titles are to be overlooked, but if you come across one of these fine imports, don't hesitate in picking it up. This mix of Holiday's 1940-1942 material is especially recommended; the songs mark the end of her Columbia stay, showing the first signs of a voice mellowed and toughened by a life of nightlife dissipation. In addition to such classics as "God Bless the Child" and "Solitude," Holiday delivers often overlooked highlights like "Jim" and "I Cover the Waterfront"…

Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra - 1939-1940 (1991)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 26, 2018
Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra - 1939-1940 (1991)

Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra - 1939-1940 (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 293 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 163 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 601)

This volume of the Classics Chronological series places Billie Holiday's music in historical context to an unusual degree, as her recordings for the Columbia and Commodore labels have until now been reissued separately because of copyright and catalog ownership. The songs parceled together here were recorded at a crossroads in Holiday's career. The setting for the first - in what would constitute great changes in her life and music - was Barney Josephson's Café Society Downtown. Located at 2 Sheridan Square, this was Manhattan's first fully integrated nightclub. Its clientele included a number of politically progressive intellectuals and social activists…
Billie Holiday - The Essential Billie Holiday: Carnegie Hall Concert Recorded Live (1961/2015) [24-bit/192kHz] REPOST

Billie Holiday - The Essential Billie Holiday: Carnegie Hall Concert Recorded Live (1961/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 44:33 minutes | 2,18 GB
Studio Mono Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This live concert album, recorded at two packed shows at Carnegie Hall in November 1956, contains the biographical narration that accompanied the music during the concerts, recited by Gilbert Millstein of The New York Times. Billie Holiday is backed by the Chico Hamilton Quintet featuring guitarist Kenny Burrell and two horn sections including Coleman Hawkins and Al Cohn on tenor sax and Roy Eldridge and Buck Clayton on trumpet.
Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday At Newport (1958/2015) [24-bit/192kHz] REPOST

Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday At Newport (1958/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 44:28 minutes | 2,36 GB
Studio Mono Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A live album from the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival, this album combines individual performances recorded at separate shows two days apart from two of the most popular female singers of the era. Billie Holiday is backed by Mal Waldron on piano, Joe Benjamin on double bass and drummer Jo Jones; Ella Fitzgerald's band includes Don Abney on piano, Wendell Marshall on double bass and Jones again on drums.
Billie Holiday - Velvet Mood (1956/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz] REPOST

Billie Holiday - Velvet Mood (1956/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:39 minutes | 1,87 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This 1956 album of standards from Billie Holiday has long been out of print, despite receiving a five star review in DownBeat magazine when released. Holiday was always very demanding about the quality of her musicians and this session was no exception; she is backed by a superb sextet that features Benny Carter on alto sax, Harry “Sweets” Edison on trumpet, Barney Kessel on guitar and Larry Bunker on drums.
Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All (1958/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/192] RE-UP

Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All (1958/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 51:16 minutes | 2,15 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Recorded in 1956 and 1957, All Or Nothing At All was one of Billie Holiday's last releases before her death in 1959. A collection of jazz and pop standards by the Gershwins, Irving Berlin and Duke Ellington, among others, the album was produced by legendary producer Norman Granz. Holiday runs the emotional gamut from summery optimism (Love Is Here To Stay) to pathos-rich musings (Ill Wind) backed by a strong studio lineup of veterans including Red Mitchell on bass and Ben Webster on tenor saxophone.