Tribute to Bessie Smith

Jimmy Cobb, Larry Coryell, Joey DeFrancesco - Tribute to Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery (2012) [HDTV 1080i]

Jimmy Cobb, Larry Coryell, Joey DeFrancesco - Tribute to Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery (2012) [HDTV 1080i]
AVC Main@L4.0, 1920x1080 (16:9), 4.0 Mbps, 25fps | MP2 256 Kbps, 2ch | 00:55:37 | 1.7 Gb
Post-Bop, Straight-Ahead Jazz | Mezzo Live HD | HDTV->MKV

Legendary jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb, jazz-rock pioneer Larry Coryell, and virtuoso organist Joey DeFrancesco perform live at Porgy & Bess club, Vienna, 12 July 2012.
Billy Bang (with Sun Ra, John Ore & Andrew Cyrille) - A Tribute To Stuff Smith

Billy Bang (with Sun Ra, John Ore & Andrew Cyrille) - A Tribute To Stuff Smith
Flac & MP3, 320 kbps | 235.2 MB & 94.3 MB | Rec. 1992 | Label: Soul Note | CD 1992
Recorded on September 20, 21 & 22, 1992, at Sear Sound

Bessie Smith - Expensive Bling (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at April 20, 2016
Bessie Smith - Expensive Bling (2016)

Bessie Smith - Expensive Bling (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 72:36 min | 169 MB
Genre: Blues, Jazz | Label: Cappo Digital

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).
LaVern Baker - LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith (1958) Reissue 1997

LaVern Baker - LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith (1958) Reissue 1997
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Jump Blues | Label: Sequel/Atlantic | # RSA CD 914 | Time: 00:42:04

This is an album that should not have worked. LaVern Baker (a fine R&B singer) was joined by all-stars from mainstream jazz (including trumpeter Buck Clayton, trombonist Vic Dickenson, tenor-saxophonist Paul Quinichette and pianist Nat Pierce) for twelve songs associated with the great '20s blues singer Bessie Smith. Despite the potentially conflicting styles, this project is quite successful and often exciting. The arrangements by Phil Moore, Nat Pierce, and Ernie Wilkins do not attempt to re-create the original recordings; Baker sings in her own style (rather than trying to emulate Bessie Smith), and the hot solos work well with her vocals.

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.

Bessie Smith - The Essential Bessie Smith (1997)  Music

Posted by thingska at Sept. 7, 2010
Bessie Smith - The Essential Bessie Smith (1997)

Bessie Smith - The Essential Bessie Smith (1997)
2CD | EAC-Rip | FLAC-image +cue +log +Booklet/SCANS | September 23, 1997 | 457 Mb
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony | Hotfile, Fileserve

Bessie Smith was crowned the Empress of the Blues, and, while this moniker was well deserved, she was much more. A prolific recording artist, Smith was quite an eclectic performer. In fact, she may have been one of the first true crossover artists. This neat two-disc set gives the listener a good sampling of her wide repertoire. Smith is backed up by some of the best jazz musicians of her era. Her rendition of "St Louis Blues" for example, features the horn work of a young Louis Armstrong.

Dinah Washington - Sings Bessie Smith (1958)  

Posted by brekk at Oct. 27, 2009
Dinah Washington - Sings Bessie Smith (1958)

Dinah Washington - Sings Bessie Smith (1958)
jazz | 1CD | EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | no cover | 350MB
Verve | rec. 1958 | RAR +5% recovery

Recorded at Universal Studios, Chicago, Illinois on December 30, 1957 and January 7 & 20, 1958 and live at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island on July 6, 1958.

Patricia Kaas - Scene De Vie (1990) [FLAC]  Music

Posted by gravisus at Sept. 28, 2008
Patricia Kaas - Scene De Vie (1990) [FLAC]

Patricia Kaas - Scene De Vie
Genre: French Pop | CUE FLAC LOG | lossless | 265 Mb+5% recover

VA - SQUIDHAT '77 A Las Vegas Punk Rock Tribute To 1977 (2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at April 24, 2017
VA - SQUIDHAT '77 A Las Vegas Punk Rock Tribute To 1977 (2017)

VA - SQUIDHAT '77 A Las Vegas Punk Rock Tribute To 1977 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:08:08 | 174 Mb
Genre: Rock, Punk, Indie / Label: SquidHat Records

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the greatest year in rock n roll history SquidHat Records is proud to release SQUIDHAT '77. This 22 track compilation features Las Vegas' best punk bands paying tribute to the iconic songs that cemented arena rock, invented punk and changed music forever. From The Ramones to Fleetwood Mac to ELO and beyond, hear what the next generation of young musicians has to say about the songs and the year that defined our generation.