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Billie Holiday - Body and Soul (1957) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011] Audio CD Layer

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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.

VA - Jazz Me Tonight (2019)

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VA - Jazz Me Tonight (2019)

VA - Jazz Me Tonight (2019)
WEB Rip | FLAC with auCDtect | scans | 645 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 262 mb
Genre: jazz, vocal jazz

Jazz Me Tonight is a 2019 compilation of soothing jazz to get you to the right place. This is a digital release which doesn't have a label attached to it but it's all the original versions by the original artists.

Billie Holiday - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billie Holiday (2002)

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Billie Holiday - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billie Holiday (2002)

Billie Holiday - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billie Holiday (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 159 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 95 Mb | 00:41:12
Vocal Jazz, Oldies | Label: Hip-O Records

While it can't hope to compete with the impressive box sets of her work or even more specialized single-disc collections, 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billie Holiday still manages to present a fair amount of her most definitive work from the '40s, even though it's only 12 tracks long. "Strange Fruit," "Lover Man," "Lady Sings the Blues," and "My Man" are all here, along with "Fine and Mellow," "'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do," and "I Loves You Porgy." Not surprisingly since its track listing is so small, this collection is somewhat unfocused and definitely incomplete, but it offers a tantalizing taste of Billie Holiday's most musically fruitful period.

Billie Holiday - The Ben Webster / Harry Edison Sessions (2009) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Billie Holiday - The Ben Webster / Harry Edison Sessions (2009) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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.

Lee Konitz - Strings for Holiday (A Tribute to Billie Holiday) (1996)

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Lee Konitz - Strings for Holiday (A Tribute to Billie Holiday) (1996)

Lee Konitz - Strings for Holiday (A Tribute to Billie Holiday) (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 359 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 139 MB | Covers - 45 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Enja Records (ENJ-9304 2)

Always eager to record in new situations, on this CD Lee Konitz is showcased with a string sextet (two violins, violas and cellos), bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Matt Wilson. The cool-toned altoist pays tribute during a dozen songs to both Billie Holiday and (in a more subtle fashion) tenor great Lester Young, two of his early idols. Daniel Schnyder contributed all of the arrangements for the set. Rather than weighing down the proceedings, Schnyder has the strings adding rich harmonies and phrases that seem to anticipate the leader's phrases, and they even swing. Lee Konitz, who added a vibrato to his sound for the project so he could recreate some of Billie Holiday's feeling, handles the ballads and medium-tempo material beautifully. Highlights include "The Man I Love," "I Cried For You," "All Of Me" and "Easy Living." A memorable and heartfelt effort by all concerned.

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, Standarts, 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.

V.A. - The Complete Verve Remixed [4CD Box Set] (2005)

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V.A. - The Complete Verve Remixed [4CD Box Set] (2005)

V.A. - The Complete Verve Remixed [4CD Box Set] (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,68 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 601 MB | Covers - 33 MB
Genre: House, Downtempo, Nu Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Electro Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (B0005434-02)

Only six months after the third volume of Verve Remixed was released, Verve issued this, a box combining the three volumes of the series with an additional disc of extra remixes. Though variously rooted in hip-hop, rave and dance clubs sensibilities, the art of mixology has evolved into a potent staple of contemporary pop music. That mainstreaming reached a new zenith with the release of the first installment of Verve Remixed in 2002 and continued to expand via two subsequent collections of eclectic Jazz/R&B-rooted remixes that found a growing, enthusiasitc audience at public radio and other adult-oriented radio outlets. This set compiles those three savory, largely Downtempo anthologies of Jazz-DJ Fusion, from the reworked takes on classic vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and Billie Holiday that dominated the first set to the follow-up editions' more expansive palette…

VA - Ultimate... Divas: 4 CDs Of The Greatest Female Voices (2015) [Re-Up]

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VA - Ultimate... Divas: 4 CDs Of The Greatest Female Voices (2015) [Re-Up]

VA - Ultimate… Divas: 4 CDs Of The Greatest Female Voices (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.72 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 615 Mb | Scans ~ 42 Mb
Label: Sony Music | # 88875085812 | Time: 04:28:34
Vocal Pop, Dance Pop, Pop/Rock, R&B, Soul, Vocal Jazz

72 Tracks. Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Toni Braxton, Billie Holiday, Bonnie Tyler, Nina Simone, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Gladys Knight, Jennifer Rush, Anastacia, Dionne Warwick, Alison Moyet, Etta James, Rita Ora, Bette Midler, Alicia Keys, Chaka Khan, Leona Lewis, Pink, Eartha Kitt, Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Carly Simon, Aaliyah, Delta Goodrem, Labelle, Gossip and more, and many more…

VA - Unforgettable: Jazz Love Songs (2001) {GMG}

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VA - Unforgettable: Jazz Love Songs (2001) {GMG}

VA - Unforgettable: Jazz Love Songs (2001) {GMG}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 298 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 132 mb
Genre: jazz, vocal jazz, blues

Unforgettable: Jazz Love Songs is a 2001 Russian-made compilation CD of powerful jazz music of the romantic variety. This was released by GMG Records, listed as ООО «ГМГ-Компакт» elsewhere.

VA - I Get A Kick Out Of You: The Cole Porter Songbook, Volume II (1991)

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VA - I Get A Kick Out Of You: The Cole Porter Songbook, Volume II (1991)

VA - I Get A Kick Out Of You: The Cole Porter Songbook, Volume II (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb | 00:56:29
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Standarts | Label: Verve/Polygram | # 511 070-2

Terrific versions of classic Cole Porter songs recorded by jazz's greatest vocalists… Louis Armstrong, Anita O'Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Helen Merrill, Dinah Washington, Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughan, Shirley Horn, Billie Holiday, Fred Astaire, Blossom Dearie, Morgana King, and Betty Carter.

Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday & others - Jazz Ladies [Recorded 1954-1965] (2006)

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Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday & others - Jazz Ladies [Recorded 1954-1965] (2006)

Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday & others - Jazz Ladies [Recorded 1954-1965] (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 289 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 124 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (2600814)

The Jazz Club series is an attractive addition to the Verve catalogue. With it's modern design and popular choice of repertoire, the Jazz Club is not only opened for Jazz fans, but for everyone that loves good music.

Billie Holiday - The Real... Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

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Billie Holiday - The Real... Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

Billie Holiday - The Real… Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 625 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 540 Mb | Scans included | 03:49:35
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop, Standarts | Label: Columbia/Sony | # 88691900762

UK three CD collection from the influential Jazz vocalist. While her life may have been tragic, her music has remained an integral part of American Jazz history and is constantly discovered by a new generation or rediscovered year after a year. This three CD collection features 78 tracks including 'God Bless the Child', 'Pennies from Heaven', 'Gloomy Sunday' and many others.

Billie Holiday - Lady In Satin (1958) [Sony Mastersound, 24 KT Gold CD, 1995] (Repost)

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Billie Holiday - Lady In Satin (1958) [Sony Mastersound, 24 KT Gold CD, 1995] (Repost)

Billie Holiday - Lady In Satin (1958) [Sony Mastersound, 24 KT Gold CD, 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 244 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers - 205 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia (CK 53814)

This was Billie Holiday's penultimate album, recorded when her body was telling her enough was enough. During the sessions with arranger Ray Ellis she was drinking vodka neat, as if it were tap water. Despite her ravaged voice (the sweetness had long gone), she was still an incredible singer. The feeling and tension she manages to put into almost every track set this album as one of her finest achievements. "You've Changed" and "I Get Along Without You Very Well" are high art performances from the singer who saw life from the bottom up.

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

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

Billie Holiday - Billie's Best [Recorded 1952-1959] (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 265 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
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…

Billie Holiday - Music For Torching: The Billie Holiday Story Volume 5 [Recorded 1955] (1995)

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Billie Holiday - Music For Torching: The Billie Holiday Story Volume 5 [Recorded 1955] (1995)

Billie Holiday - Music For Torching: The Billie Holiday Story Volume 5 [Recorded 1955] (1995)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 320 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 181 MB | Covers - 122 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (527 455-2)

The overall feeling on this 1955 recording, which was originally titled Velvet Mood, is strictly after-hours: the party is long over but a few close friends remain for nightcaps and, is that the sun peeking through the windowà? With slow tempo songs outnumbering not-so-slow songs fourteen to four, producer Norman Granz may or may not have had concept album on his mind. Whatever the case, he brought together a brilliant cross-section of cats who evidently put Billie entirely at ease and in the mood - no small feat when one considers her spotty later recordings.
Lady Day's renderings here of "It Had to Be You" and "Isn't This a Lovely Day?" are timeless gems…