Billie Holiday Commodore Recordings

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…

Billie Holiday - Solitude (1952) [Reissue 1993]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 17, 2017
Billie Holiday - Solitude (1952) [Reissue 1993]

Billie Holiday - Solitude (1952) [Reissue 1993]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 183 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 122 MB | Covers - 60 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (519 810-2)

Billie Holiday's first recordings for Norman Granz' Clef Records present a vocalist truly at the top of her craft, although she would begin a rapid decline soon thereafter. This 1952 recording (originally issued as a 10" LP, Billie Holiday Sings) places Holiday in front of small piano and tenor saxophone-led groups including jazz luminaries such as Oscar Peterson and Charlie Shavers, where her gentle phrasing sets the tone for the sessions, evoking lazy evenings and dreamy afternoons. The alcoholism and heroin use that would be her downfall by the end of this decade seems to be almost unfathomable during these recordings since Holiday is in as fine a voice as her work in the '30s, and the musical environment seems ideal for these slow torch songs…
Billie Holiday - Lady Day: The Best Of Billie Holiday (2001) 2CD

Billie Holiday - Lady Day: The Best Of Billie Holiday (2001) 2CD
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 107:10 min | 222 Mb (5% Rec.)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Blues, Oldies | Label: Columbia / Legacys

Forget for a moment that The Best of Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday was tied into the release of the superb box set, Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia (1933-1944), thereby offering a bit of advertisement to the full-fledged set. That doesn't matter – even if there was never a box set, this would have been a welcome addition to Billie Holiday's catalog, since it's the first concise, yet comprehensive, introduction to her groundbreaking, perhaps greatest, recordings.
Valentina Mattarozzi - I Am Billie (Tribute To Billie Holiday) (2017)

Valentina Mattarozzi - I Am Billie (Tribute To Billie Holiday) (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:47:02 | 108.07 Mb | Cover
Vocal Jazz | Country: Italy (Bologna) | Label: Playaudio

Questo album dedicato alla straordinaria figura di Billie Holiday è parte integrante del progetto teatrale “IO sono Billie”, scritto e interpretato da Valentina Mattarozzi. Essenziale come lo spettacolo stesso, proprio perchè si vuole raggiungere l’essenza della sua espressione artistica e arrivare al nucleo della sua anima che ha generato la magia dell’interpretazione di Lady Day. Senza usare inutili sovrastrutture, che coprirebbero la bellezza della semplicità di Billie, la quale colpiva profondamente i cuori degli ascoltatori, motivati da quella scossa emotiva che puntualmente forniva durante i propri concerti.
Billie Holiday - Lady In Satin (1958/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/176,4kHz] RE-UP

Billie Holiday - Lady In Satin (1958/2002/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/176,4 kHz | Time - 40:14 minutes | 1,86 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"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. Joined by the Ray Ellis Orchestra, Holiday dazzles on tunes including “For Heaven's Sake,” “You Don't Know What Love Is” and “I'm A Fool To Want You.” The album is one of Holiday’s personal favorites and an emotional listen from start to finish. It is one of jazz’s bestselling albums and was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. Absolutely essential.

Billie Holiday  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Nov. 22, 2017
Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday by José Muñoz, Carlos Sampayo
English | May 25, 2017 | ISBN: 1681120933 | PDF | 80 pages | 26.3 MB
Billie Holiday - Body and Soul (1957) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011] Audio CD Layer

Billie Holiday - Body and Soul (1957) Remastered 2011
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 193 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 99 Mb | Scans included | 00:40:49
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Blues | Label: Analogue Productions/Verve | # CVRJ 8197 SA, B0015629-06

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. Small jazz groups brought out the best in Billie Holiday - especially groups as good as the one heard on this classic 1957 recording. Ben Webster, Harry "Sweets" Edison and the other members of this stellar ensemble were not just gifted soloists but sensitive accompanists as well. Lady Day was rarely more ably supported than she was on this program of sturdy standards, including three gems by the Gershwin brothers -and she rarely sounded more luminous. Originally released in 1957.
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.