Billie Holiday Commodore

33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day (repost)

Dorian Lynskey, "33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day"
ISBN: 0061670154 | 2011 | EPUB/MOBI | 688 pages | 1 MB/1 MB
Billie Holiday - The Ben Webster / Harry Edison Sessions (2009) 2CD [Re-Up]

Billie Holiday - The Ben Webster / Harry Edison Sessions (2009) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 660 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 413 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing, Easy Listening | Label: Lone Hill Jazz | # LHJ 10355 | Time: 02:34:06

The complete memorable recordings made by Billie Holiday in 1956-57 backed by a small group including Ben Webster, Harry Edison, Jimmy Rowles and Barney Kessel. A complete Holiday set recorded at Newport during the same period has been added as a bonus. Includes 16-page booklet.
Sherry Dyanne and Michiel Borstlap - Lady Sings The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday (2016)

Sherry Dyanne and Michiel Borstlap - Lady Sings The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday (2016)
Blies, Vocal Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:50:20 | 118 MB
Label: GP Music | Release Year: 2016

Dutch jazz-singer Sherry Dyanne is one of the most intriguing vocalists who is able to perform true renditions of the repertoire of Billie Holiday. Together with master pianist she toured extensively. This album is beautiful showcase of their love for Billie Holiday. Sherry Dyanne is a soul and jazz singer with a very distinctive retro sound. This sound teleports you to the days of Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, home cooked apple pie and nostalgic jazz clubs. Sherry has a stunning live reputation and has now released her first album 'Sing me a song'. This debut hosts a selection self-written, beautiful songs and long forgotten tracks from yesteryear. Sherry's love for authenticity in life and music, has succeeded in creating a timeless atmosphere on this heartfelt album.

Billie Holiday - Billie's Best (1992)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Sept. 24, 2016
Billie Holiday - Billie's Best (1992)

Billie Holiday - Billie's Best (1992)
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Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve Records, #:314 513 943-2 | 1992 | 01:00:36

This selection is drawn from Billie Holiday's Verve recordings of the mid-1950s. It was a time when her voice was already showing some wear and tear, but the same experiences that tattered the voice brought it an unmatched expressiveness. Her voice possessed a unique presence, a sound that seems lit up by a resilient vitality. Producer Norman Granz set Holiday among the small jazz combos that suited her talents best, groups that included some of the finest soloists of her generation, such as trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison and saxophonists Benny Carter and Ben Webster. Granz also supplied ideal rhythm sections, with pianist Jimmy Rowles and guitarists Kenny Burrell and Barney Kessel making appearances here. There's more room to stretch out than was available on the early Columbia and Commodore recordings, and the results are relaxed and profound treatments of some great songs. –Stuart Broomer

Billie Holiday - Simply Billie Holiday (2009) 2CD  Music

Posted by SuniR at Aug. 25, 2016
Billie Holiday - Simply Billie Holiday (2009) 2CD

Billie Holiday - Simply Billie Holiday (2009) 2CD
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 256 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 269 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Oldies | Label: Union Square Music, SIMPLYCD 223 | 2009 | 02:02:16

2 CD SET, Billie Holiday: her life, her style and her voice made her the undisputed queen of song, and the greatest jazz musicians of her time came to pay homage. These 2CDs contain some of her most famous performances; songs that, once heard, became forever hers…and yours.
Billie Holiday - Rare Live Recordings 1934-1959 (2007) 5CD Box Set

Billie Holiday - Rare Live Recordings 1934-1959 (2007) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 873 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 66 Mb | Time: 05:28:24
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standarts, Vocal Pop | Label: ESP Disk | # ESP 4039

These rare treasures take you all across Billie's career-from '35, the year she debuted at the Apollo and first charted, to '59, the year she died. The stunning early performances include a 20-year-old Billie with Ellington in '35 and a 1937 radio broadcast from the Savoy Hotel in NY with the Basie Orchestra; you'll also hear rare rehearsal tapes, her Monterey '58 performance, songs on The Eddie Condon Show, The Tonight Show, The Steve Allen Show, an impromptu recording of Billie and friends singing My Yiddish Mamma, and more with Art Tatum, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Hodges, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins and more! Includes 129 tracks: Swing Brother Swing; Fine and Mellow; I'll Get By; Billie's Blues; All of Me; Lover Man; Them There Eyes; You're My Thrill; I Cover the Waterfront; Porgy; Tenderly; God Bless the Child; My Man; Moanin' Low; Ghost of a Chance, and more.

Billie Holiday - The Essential Billie Holiday (2002)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at June 20, 2016
Billie Holiday - The Essential Billie Holiday (2002)

Billie Holiday - The Essential Billie Holiday (2002)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 184 min | 438 MB
Label: Soho | Rel: 2002

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.
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.
Billie Holiday - The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve 1945-1959 (1992) [10CD Box Set] {Verve-PolyGram}

Billie Holiday - The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve 1945-1959 (1992) [10CD Box Set] {Verve-PolyGram}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.63 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.66 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 526 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1992 Verve / PolyGram | 517 658-2
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Swing / Classic Female Blues / Traditional Pop

This is a rather incredible collection: ten CDs enclosed in a tight black box that includes every one of the recordings Verve owns of Billie Holiday, not only the many studio recordings of 1952-57 (which feature Lady Day joined by such jazz all-stars as trumpeters Charlie Shavers and Harry "Sweets" Edison, altoist Benny Carter, and the tenors of Flip Phillips, Paul Quinichette and Ben Webster). Also included are prime performances at Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts in 1945-1947, an enjoyable European gig from 1954, her "comeback" Carnegie Hall concert of 1956, Holiday's rather sad final studio album from 1959, and even lengthy tapes from two informal rehearsals. It's a perfect purchase for the true Billie Holiday fanatic.

Billie Holiday - The Centennial Collection (2015)  

Posted by mark70 at June 15, 2015
Billie Holiday - The Centennial Collection (2015)

Billie Holiday - The Centennial Collection (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 59:32 min | 140 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Blues | Label: Columbia

The recordings on Billie Holiday: The Centennial Collection represent some of the finest performances recorded by Billie Holiday during the height of her career, from 1935-1945, and showcase the range of her artistry through some of her most successful, and most beloved singles. Recorded and released before Columbia Records introduced the first LP album in 1948, the tracks on The Centennial Collection include several signature songs Billie originally cut (as 78rpm singles) for the Brunswick, Vocalion, OKeh, Commodore and Decca labels during her creative peak.