Billie Holiday Commodore Recordings

Billie Holiday - The Complete Commodore Recordings, 1939-1944 (1997) {2CD Set GRP Records CMD 24012}

Billie Holiday - The Complete Commodore Recordings, 1939-1944 (1997) {2CD Set GRP Records CMD 24012}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 353 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 290 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 86 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1939-44, 1997 Commodore / GRP Records | CMD 24012
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Swing / Classic Female Blues / Traditional Pop

Throughout these sessions, a window into Billie Holiday's creative process is provided by the inclusion of alternate takes. Many of them are rare, although all have previously been issued on one or another of the labels that have interacted with Commodore over the years. As alternates for records on other labels also reveal, once Billie conceptualized her approach to a song, she seldom varied the basic template. She seemed to decide the best way to organize the expressive gifts at her disposal and "photograph" in her mind a musical image of how she would do the number. Once that image was in place, subsequent versions for the most part differed only in matters of nuance or animation.
Billie Holiday - Perfect Complete Collection (1993) 12 CDs, Japanese Limited Edition Box Set

Billie Holiday - Perfect Complete Collection (1993)
12 CDs, Japanese Limited Edition Box Set
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.87 Gb | MP3 (CBR320) ~ 1.67 Gb | Scans ~ 425 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standarts | Label: Sound Hills | # SSCD8005/16 | Time: 12:24:19

This luxury bounded box (13x13x2″) contain 12 CD for a total of 236 tracks, almost all the live tracks recorded by Billie Holiday along her career. It’s an essential item for those who want to explore this side of her discography. It contains almost all the tracks mentioned below in this live discography.

Billie Holiday - 1952 (2003)  Music

Posted by Domestos at May 27, 2018
Billie Holiday - 1952 (2003)

Billie Holiday - The Chronological Classics: 1952 (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 153.61 Mb | 67:51 | Covers
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Classics - 1285

Billie Holiday's recording career can be viewed in three distinct phases. The singer's evolution begins with the Vocalion/OKeh/Columbia years, steadily maturing throughout the Commodore, Decca, and latter-day Columbia sessions, then ripening into music of incredible poignancy as she recorded almost exclusively with Norman Granz for his Clef and Verve labels during the 1950s.
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 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 - Lady In Satin: The Centennial Edition (2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz] REPOST

Billie Holiday - Lady In Satin: The Centennial Edition (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 167:00 minutes | 3,61 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Lady In Satin" is Billie Holiday’s penultimate masterpiece. The 1958 gem is one of her finest achievements and a full display of her immortal vocal abilities. It is one of jazz’s bestselling albums and was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. This Centennial Edition features a set of extensive liner notes, plus two bonus discs covering the complete Lady In Satin sesseions. The recordings were transferred from the original three-track tapes to a hi-res Pro Tools file by Vic Anesini, and remixed and remastered in 24-bit audio by Maria Triana at Battery Studios, NYC. Absolutely essential.
Billie Holiday - Solitude (1956/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz] REPOST

Billie Holiday - Solitude (1956/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 38:40 minutes | 1,65 GB
Studio Mono Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Most of the songs on this session were originally released on 10-inch vinyl in 1952 under the title Billie Holiday Sings; four additional tunes were added to this 1956 LP version, now renamed Solitude. Holiday is backed by some impressive musicians including Oscar Peterson on piano, Ray Brown on double bass, Barney Kessel on guitar and drummer Alvin Stoller on these standards, among them Blue Moon and I Only Have Eyes For You.

Billie Holiday - Ken Burns Jazz (2000)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 26, 2018
Billie Holiday - Ken Burns Jazz (2000)

Billie Holiday - Ken Burns Jazz (2000)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 260 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 160 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 107 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Standards | Verve Records #549 081-2

In conjunction with the release of Ken Burns' ten-part, 19-hour epic PBS documentary Jazz, Columbia issued 22 single-disc compilations devoted to jazz's most significant artists, as well as a five-disc historical summary. Since the individual compilations attempt to present balanced overviews of each artist's career, tracks from multiple labels have thankfully been licensed where appropriate. That's especially nice in the case of Billie Holiday, who recorded excellent and essential work for Columbia, Commodore, Decca, and Verve. Since her signature numbers were also spread out over those labels, and since Ken Burns Jazz includes pretty much all of her best-known songs, this makes an excellent introduction and an even better single-disc retrospective.
Billie Holiday - The Best of Billie Holiday: The Master Takes And Singles [4CD Box Set] (2008) (Repost)

Billie Holiday - The Best of Billie Holiday: The Master Takes And Singles [4CD Box Set] (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 633 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 566 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony BMG (88697301262)

It's fitting that singer Billie Holiday began the most celebrated part of her career with Columbia in 1933, when the country was in the throes of the depression, and ended it in 1942, when the world was gripped by war. Her anguished delivery fit in perfectly with the times. As she projected the torments of her life through music, she gave us an escape from our own troubles, by reminding us of how bad life could get. Regardless, Holiday's sublime Columbia recordings, which originally appeared on the Brunswick, Vocalion and Okeh labels, are among the true treasures of jazz. The complete recordings were released a few years ago in a mammoth box set. This four CD collection pares the material down considerably, although the producers have not just taken the cream of the crop…