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Billie Holiday - Billie's Best [Recorded 1952-1959] (1992)

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Billie Holiday - Billie's Best [Recorded 1952-1959] (1992)

Billie Holiday - Billie's Best [Recorded 1952-1959] (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 252 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 142 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 513 943-2)

There is no end in sight to the debate over Billie Holiday's career as a vocalist: Is the essence of her art to be found in her early recordings for Columbia or in the recordings she made for Verve at the end of her short and, by all accounts, miserable life? The early work finds her in clearer voice and singing with energy and conviction, while in the later recordings her voice is ravaged, yet more soulful and perhaps more nuanced. In 1992 Verve made its case for the latter position by releasing a monumental ten-disc box set containing everything Holiday recorded for the company between 1945-1959, and simultaneously released this 16-track sampler as a palliative to those who didn't have 150 dollars lying around. Nothing here will settle the argument for good, but this album does offer a good cross section of the latter part of her career, from the small-ensemble work with pianists Oscar Peterson and Jimmy Rowles…

Billie Holiday - Billie Holiday Essentials: The Greatest Songs of the Jazz Diva (2024)

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Billie Holiday - Billie Holiday Essentials: The Greatest Songs of the Jazz Diva (2024)

Billie Holiday - Billie Holiday Essentials: The Greatest Songs of the Jazz Diva (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 834 MB
5:59:21 | Jazz, Swing, Blues | Label: Wagram Music

Billie Holiday's newly released album, "Billie Holiday Essentials: The Greatest Songs of the Jazz Diva," is a comprehensive collection celebrating the iconic singer's most beloved tracks. This compilation features some of her most significant works, showcasing her unique voice and emotive delivery that have left a lasting impact on jazz and blues music.

Billie Holiday - Classic Lady Day (2017)

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Billie Holiday - Classic Lady Day (2017)

Billie Holiday - Classic Lady Day (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 859 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 525 Mb | Scans included | 03:22:49
Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve Records

Billie Holiday was an American jazz musician & singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly 30 years. Nicknamed "Lady Day," by her friend & music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music & pop singing. The Billie Holiday Verve CD collection contains a selection her best-loved albums. Songs By Billie Holiday, A Recital By Billie Holiday, Velvet Moods - Songs By Billie Holiday, Lady Sings The Blues & All Or Nothing At All are housed in a hard-case boxset.

VA - Cole Porter Song Book: The Platinum Collection (1998) 2CD

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VA - Cole Porter Song Book: The Platinum Collection (1998) 2CD

VA - Cole Porter Song Book: The Platinum Collection (1998) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 342 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:52:03
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Standards, Swing | Label: Start | # PC622

Cole Porter was one of a handful of American musical colossi. He had the genius to conjure up improbable rhyming lyrics to catchy melodies delivering not only a single song but as often or not a whole conundrum of numbers collected within the sphere of a show. This collection of 40 songs exemplifies the talent of Cole Porter and is a testament (tribute) to his longevity in musical history. Wit, humour, sophistication, rhythmic and key changes are small change to his ability.Who else could win a challenge to produce 'Miss Otis Regrets' after questioned whether he could write lyrics from the next words he heard? The cast of star celebrities in this collection say it all. Sinatra, Bennett, Crosby, Ella, Billie, Nat, Marlene, Judy to name a few. Also, the bigger bands of not so long ago, Nat Gonella, Jack Hylton, Geraldo. These need preservation orders and what better than endorse the master composer Mr Cole Porter? Add this to your collection.

Billie Holiday - The Best of Billie Holiday: The Master Takes And Singles [Recorded 1935-1942, 4CD Box Set] (2008)

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Billie Holiday - The Best of Billie Holiday: The Master Takes And Singles [Recorded 1935-1942, 4CD Box Set] (2008)

Billie Holiday - The Best of Billie Holiday: The Master Takes And Singles [Recorded 1935-1942, 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, Swing | 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 - Rare Live Recordings 1934-1959 (2007) 5CD Box Set

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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) ~ 834 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 751 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standards, Vocal Pop | Label: ESP Disk | # ESP 4039 | Time: 05:28:24

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 - Timeless Classic Albums (2017)

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Billie Holiday - Timeless Classic Albums (2017)

Billie Holiday - Timeless Classic Albums (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 744 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 443 Mb | 03:13:02
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Traditional Pop | Label: DOL

Vinylogy label presents the new 5CD box set including 5 original albums of the great artists. All the recordings are digitally remastered in superb high quality sound by 32bit/44,1kHz sampling rate. Each of the discs are packed in a beautiful miniature LP paper sleeve. The best choice for music fans and collectors. Album list: Disc 1.Billie Holiday At Jazz At The Philharmonic / Disc 2. Music for Torching / Disc 3. Lady sings the Blues / Disc 4. Velvet Mood / Disc 5. Rare West Coast Recordings.

VA - Too Marvelous: A Collection Of Jazz Classics (2001)

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VA - Too Marvelous: A Collection Of Jazz Classics (2001)

VA - Too Marvelous: A Collection Of Jazz Classics (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 350 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:04
Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Cool, Bop | Label: Hear Music | # 314520769-2

A Collection Of Jazz Classics. 13 Tracks. Billie Holiday, Jimmy Smith, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong, Stan Getz, Gene Ammons, Mose Allison, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Oscar Peterson Trio, Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster.

Billie Holiday - INTEGRAL BILLIE HOLIDAY 1946 - 1959 (2024)

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Billie Holiday - INTEGRAL BILLIE HOLIDAY 1946 - 1959 (2024)

Billie Holiday - INTEGRAL BILLIE HOLIDAY 1946 - 1959 (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 725 MB
5:03:47 | Jazz, Vocal, Swing | Label: Diggers Factory

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.

VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

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VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

VA - Then… Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 761 Mb | Scans ~ 36 Mb
Label: AP Music Ltd. | # AUPCD 125 | Time: 04:04:20
Cool, Bop, Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz

4CD Box Set. 72 tracks featuring Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Claude Thornhill, Nat King Cole, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt, Julie London, Art Pepper and many, many more…

Metropolitan Jazz Octet & Dee Alexander - It's Too Hot for Words: Celebrating Billie Holiday (2019)

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Metropolitan Jazz Octet & Dee Alexander - It's Too Hot for Words: Celebrating Billie Holiday (2019)

Metropolitan Jazz Octet & Dee Alexander - It's Too Hot for Words: Celebrating Billie Holiday (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 272 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 115 Mb | Covers included | 00:50:02
Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Delmark Records

'Too Hot For Words' blends the tight-knit swing of the Metropolitan Jazz Octet with the unerring musicianship of Dee Alexander to mark the 60th anniversary of Billie Holiday's departure from the planet, mixing Holiday classics with some of Lady Day's lesser- known repertoire. The arrangements sparkle, and Alexander shines as bright as ever. But at no point does she attempt to mimic Holiday. (What would be the point of that)? And the arrangements don't try to imitate the little 'orchestras' that accompanied Holiday's greatest recordings. (No point in that either.) These new settings respect the songs, but reframe them for our era. The album becomes a sort of telescoping time capsule: sterling musicians of the 21st century, building upon an octet sound crafted 50 years earlier, revitalizing songs that Holiday began recording in the 1930s.

Billie Holiday - The Ben Webster / Harry Edison Sessions (2009) 2CDs

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Billie Holiday - The Ben Webster / Harry Edison Sessions (2009) 2CDs

Billie Holiday - The Ben Webster / Harry Edison Sessions (2009) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 589 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 353 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb
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.

Billie Holiday - Fine And Mellow (1979) {1985, Reissue}

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Billie Holiday - Fine And Mellow (1979) {1985, Reissue}

Billie Holiday - Fine And Mellow (1979) {1985, Reissue}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 177 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 157 Mb
Full Scans | 00:46:06 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz / Swing / Traditional Pop / Standarts
Commodore / TELDEC #8.24055 / 8.24055 ZP

Quintessential jazz singer whose reedy voice and laconic style made her a legend for the ages. 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.

Roy Eldridge - Little Jazz (1989)

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Roy Eldridge - Little Jazz (1989)

Roy Eldridge - Little Jazz (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans ~ 67 Mb
Big Band, Swing, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Columbia | # CK 45275 | Time: 01:01:18

This CD contains the best recordings from the early years of the fiery trumpeter Roy Eldridge. Eldridge, one of the great swing trumpeters and a powerful player into the 1970s, is heard with Teddy Hill's orchestra, backing singer Putney Dandridge, on four titles with Fletcher Henderson (including the hit "Christopher Columbus"), starring on a four-song session with Teddy Wilson, joining Billie Holiday on "Falling in Love Again," soloing on two numbers with Mildred Bailey (his "I'm Nobody's Baby" solo is years ahead of its time), and, best of all, leading a small group through six songs (plus an alternate) from his own explosive sessions of January 1937. This brilliant music is essential for all serious jazz collections.

Billie Holiday - Perfect Complete Collection (1993) 12 CDs, Japanese Limited Edition Box Set

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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, Standards | 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.