Bessie Albertson

Bessie (2015)  Video

Posted by NaVi7 at Nov. 4, 2015
Bessie (2015)

Bessie (2015)
BDRip | AVI / XviD, 1542 Kbps | 720x406 | 1h 51mn | 1.37 GB
Italian: AC3, 192 Kbps (2 ch) | Subtitles: None
Genre: Biography | Drama | Music

L’incredibile storia della leggendaria cantante blues Bessie Smith, da quando era una semplice e giovane cantante che lottava per sopravvivere sino ai successi che negli anni Venti l’hanno trasformata nell’imperatrice del blues rendendola un’icona…
Words and Songs of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone: Sound Motion, Blues Spirit, and African Memory

Words and Songs of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone: Sound Motion, Blues Spirit, and African Memory by MELANIE E.. BRATCHER
English | 2007 | ISBN: 0415980291 | ASIN: B001XUA9XY | 278 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

For the past eight years, I have been engaged in the study of African culture,
primarily African dance, African American music, and African aesthetics. Music can be a cultural form of expression that unifies, even arouses, large numbers of people. This is certainly true for African music as it is manifested in African American songs and sounds. In this study, I explore selected song performances of Bessie Smith (1894–1937), Billie Holiday (1915–1959), and Nina Simone (1933–2003) through the prism of African aesthetics.

Bessie (2015)  Video

Posted by NaVi7 at Aug. 17, 2015
Bessie (2015)

Bessie (2015)
BDRip | MKV / AVC, 956 Kbps | 720x406 | 1h 47mn | 1.03 GB
German: AC3, 384 Kbps (6 ch) | Subtitles: None
Genre: Biography | Drama | Music

Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts in Tennessee: Obwohl Bessie Smith (Queen Latifah) unter widrigen Umständen als Waisenkind aufwächst, zeigt sich schon früh, dass sie ein einzigartiges Talent im Bereich des Entertainments ist. Bald nimmt die Bluessängerin Ma Rainey (Mo’Nique ) das Mädchen unter ihre Fittiche und legt damit die Weichen für ihre beispiellose Karriere. „I Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl“ und „Downhearted Blues“ sind die sinnlichen Hits, die sie zum Superstar machen werden. Doch auch hinter den Kulissen führt Bessie ein aufregendes Leben, denn ihr Alltag ist geprägt durch ein ausschweifendes Partyleben mit zig Affären. Als schwarze Frau, die keine Kompromisse eingeht, wurde sie zu einer frühen Ikone des Feminismus. Aber wie so oft im Leben sollte dem rasanten Aufstieg ein tiefer Fall folgen.

Bessie (2015)  Video

Posted by JohnSmith at Aug. 14, 2015
Bessie (2015)

Bessie (2015)
BDRip | MKV / AVC@940 kb/s | 720x406 | 1h 51mn | 844 MB | English: AAC, 110 kb/s (2 ch)
BRRip | MKV / AVC@1480 kb/s | 720x400 | 1h 51mn | 1.46 GB | English: AC3, 384 kb/s (6 ch)
BDRip 720p | MKV / AVC@5472 kb/s | 1280x720 | 1h 51mn | 5.46 GB | English: DTS, 1509 kb/s (6 ch)
Genre: Biography | Drama | Music

The story of legendary blues performer, Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.

303 Tricky Chess Tactics by Bruce Albertson  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at June 16, 2015
303 Tricky Chess Tactics by Bruce Albertson

303 Tricky Chess Tactics by Bruce Albertson
English | Jan 1, 1999 | ISBN: 1580420109 | 187 Pages | PDF | 7 MB

Both a fascinating challenge and a great training tool, these tricky tactical problems are not only fun to solve, but great for advanced beginners, intermediate, and expert players to use as tools to improve their game.

Ireland For Dummies (Dummies Travel) by Elizabeth Albertson  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at June 14, 2015
Ireland For Dummies (Dummies Travel) by Elizabeth Albertson

Ireland For Dummies (Dummies Travel) by Elizabeth Albertson
English | Feb 27, 2007 | ISBN: 0470105720 | 507 Pages | PDF | 12 MB

Relatively tiny Ireland (32,600 sq. miles) packs great attractions into a small area. You can pack a lot of diverse experiences into your trip with this book as your guide. Climb the cliffs. Kiss the blarney stone.

Bessie (2015)  Video

Posted by vivid23 at June 2, 2015
Bessie (2015)

Bessie (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | MKV/x264 @ 3507 Kbps | 111mn | Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None | 3.10 GB
Genre: Documentary

Queen Latifah stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in this HBO Films presentation, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees from a screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois. With a story by Dee Rees and Horton Foote, the film focuses on Smith’s transformation from a struggling young singer into “The Empress of the Blues,” who became one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and is an enduring icon today. Bessie also stars Michael Kenneth Williams, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter, Tory Kittles, Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg, with Charles S. Dutton and Mo’Nique. Executive produced by Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, Lili Fini Zanuck, Richard D. Zanuck, Shelby Stone, and Randi Michel. Ron Schmidt produces.

Blues Empress in Black Chattanooga: Bessie Smith and the Emerging Urban South  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at Dec. 8, 2014
Blues Empress in Black Chattanooga: Bessie Smith and the Emerging Urban South

Michelle Scott, "Blues Empress in Black Chattanooga: Bessie Smith and the Emerging Urban South"
English | ISBN: 0252075455, 0252033388 | 2008 | 216 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Blues Legends - Bessie Smith (2005)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Nov. 14, 2014
Blues Legends - Bessie Smith (2005)

Blues Legends - Bessie Smith (2005)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 5 179 Kbps, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, AC-3 2ch. at 384 Kbps
Genre: Blues | Label: Navarre Corporation | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 23 Aug 2005 | Runtime: 49 min. | 1,93 GB (DVD5)

The first major blues and jazz singer on record and one of the most powerful of all time, Bessie Smith rightly earned the title of "The Empress of the Blues." Even on her first records in 1923, her passionate voice overcame the primitive recording quality of the day and still communicates easily to today's listeners (which is not true of any other singer from that early period). At a time when the blues were in and most vocalists (particularly vaudevillians) were being dubbed "blues singers," Bessie Smith simply had no competition.

Rare Birds: An American Family by Dan Bessie  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Oct. 19, 2014
Rare Birds: An American Family by Dan Bessie

Rare Birds: An American Family by Dan Bessie
The University Press of Kentucky | October 19, 2000 | English | ISBN: 0813121795 | 305 pages | PDF | 4 MB

What does a writer do when he's got a family that includes a blacklisted member of the Hollywood Ten, the brains behind Tony the Tiger and the Marlboro Man, a trio of gay puppeteers, the world's leading birdwatcher, sixties hippies, a Dutch stowaway who served in an all-black regiment during the American Civil War, a mother of unusual compassion and understanding, and a convicted murderer? He tells their stories and secrets, illuminating 150 years of American life along the way. Dan Bessie begins the journey through his family history with his great-grandfather in the cargo hold of a ship bound for New York on the storm-tossed Atlantic.