Billie Marten

Billie Marten - Writing of Blues and Yellows (Deluxe Version) (2016)

Billie Marten - Writing of Blues and Yellows (Deluxe Version)
Indie Folk, Indie Pop, Singer-Songwriter | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 72:01 min | 175 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Chess Club/RCA Victor | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2016

2016 debut album from the British singer/songwriter. She first came to prominence at the age of twelve when a video on YouTube of her singing attracted thousands of views. She released her first EP at the age of fifteen in 2014, and her second EP a year later. At the end of 2015 she was nominated for the BBC Sound of 2016 award.

Marten Sandén - La casa senza specchi  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at Nov. 4, 2017
Marten Sandén - La casa senza specchi

Marten Sandén - La casa senza specchi
Italian | 2017 | 210 pages | ISBN: 8817095419 | EPUB | 2,6 MB

Thomasine vive da mesi nella grande casa di Henrietta, dove ci sono tante camere e lunghi corridoi, ma nemmeno uno specchio. Suo padre passa le giornate al capezzale dell'anziana prozia malata, mentre lei gira per la casa con i cugini: la piccola Signe, l'odioso Erland, e Wilma, più grande, che fa la prima superiore e ha due anni più di Thomasine. Un giorno Signe scopre che gli specchi di casa sono tutti ammucchiati nell'armadio di una stanza ottagonale. Thomasine e Signe ci entrano insieme, chiudono l'anta alle loro spalle e… quando ne escono, si ritrovano in una casa che è uguale e diversa al tempo stesso. Di cosa si tratta? E chi è quella ragazzina, Hetty, vestita alla marinara? Ciò che i cugini scoprono non è affatto un altro mondo. Può far paura, a tratti, ma li aiuterà in un modo che non avrebbero mai creduto possibile.
Billie Holiday - Lady In Satin (1958/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/176,4kHz] RE-UP

Billie Holiday - Lady In Satin (1958/2002/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/176,4 kHz | Time - 40:14 minutes | 1,86 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"Lady In Satin" is Billie Holiday’s penultimate masterpiece. The 1958 gem is one of her finest achievements and a full display of her immortal vocal abilities. Joined by the Ray Ellis Orchestra, Holiday dazzles on tunes including “For Heaven's Sake,” “You Don't Know What Love Is” and “I'm A Fool To Want You.” The album is one of Holiday’s personal favorites and an emotional listen from start to finish. It is one of jazz’s bestselling albums and was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. Absolutely essential.

Billie Holiday  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Nov. 22, 2017
Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday by José Muñoz, Carlos Sampayo
English | May 25, 2017 | ISBN: 1681120933 | PDF | 80 pages | 26.3 MB
Billie Holiday - Lady Day: The Best Of Billie Holiday (2001) 2CD

Billie Holiday - Lady Day: The Best Of Billie Holiday (2001) 2CD
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 107:10 min | 222 Mb (5% Rec.)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Blues, Oldies | Label: Columbia / Legacys

Forget for a moment that The Best of Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday was tied into the release of the superb box set, Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia (1933-1944), thereby offering a bit of advertisement to the full-fledged set. That doesn't matter – even if there was never a box set, this would have been a welcome addition to Billie Holiday's catalog, since it's the first concise, yet comprehensive, introduction to her groundbreaking, perhaps greatest, recordings.
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.

Billie Davis - Tell Him: The Decca Years (2005) [Repost]  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 21, 2017
Billie Davis - Tell Him: The Decca Years (2005) [Repost]

Billie Davis - Tell Him: The Decca Years (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Early Pop/Rock, Pop, British Invasion | Label: Spectrum | # 981 817-1 | 00:56:36

This is a superb collection comprised of Billie Davis' singles for England's Decca Records, most of them dating between 1967 and 1970 (with four tracks from her 1963 stint with the label), and augmented with a handful of tracks from her self-titled 1970 album. It's all superb girl group-style pop, with a distinctly American, soulful edge and even an occasional psychedelic intrusion, highlighted by her spirited rendition of "I Want You to Be My Baby" and her impassioned version of "Wasn't It You," among other tracks. There's not a loser in the bunch and, in fact, the songs all show an amazing consistency despite origins as different as Joe Cocker, Carole King, Ian Anderson (yes, she covered "Living in the Past"), and Neil Diamond. Strangely enough, the appending of the four early Decca sides at the end of the CD is sort of jarring, throwing listeners back to an earlier (though still eminently enjoyable) era of British pop/rock. The sound is excellent throughout and the CD comes with an excellent career overview on Davis.
Billie Holiday - Songs For Distingue Lovers (1957) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

Billie Holiday - Songs For Distingué Lovers (1957) [Remastered 2012]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included | 00:33:16
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standarts | Label: Analogue Productions/Verve | # CVRJ 6021 SA, B0016709-06

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. It is undeniable that Billie Holiday's singing changed in her later years. Her voice darkened and shifted to a lower range. Her economy of means distilled her sound to its expressive essence - a kind of heightened speech. The classic LP Songs For Distingue Lovers has also deepened and become burnished with time. Maybe it's that still-arresting word, "distingue"; maybe it's that iconic, tinted image of Lady Day on the cover. But now that legendary LP, with the singer's best studio work of the Fifties, is available as a Hybrid SACD!
Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All (1958) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All (1958) [Remastered 2012]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included | 00:51:12
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standarts | Label: Analogue Productions/Verve | # CVRJ 8329 SA

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. After the publication of her autobiography, Lady Sings The Blues, Billie Holiday was doing good business in clubs in what turned out to be a last burst of stardom. We cannot know why she stopped recording for Norman Granz after January 1957, but All or Nothing at All, is a magnificent culmination of her years with the producer. As this set demonstrates in the subtle blending and dissolving of moods within one number as well as in the emotional changes throughout the program as a whole, perhaps the primary reason Holiday was always able to reach so deeply into her listeners is that more than any other jazz singer, she could communicate the complexities of feeling in which we are all involved. This audiophile hybrid SACD remastering from Analogue Productions offers listeners the best possible sound quality.
Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday by Angela Y. Davis
English | October 5th, 2011 | ASIN: B0036S4DVK, ISBN: 0679771263 | 465 pages | AZW3 | 2.23 MB

From one of this country's most important intellectuals comes a brilliant analysis of the blues tradition that examines the careers of three crucial black women blues singers through a feminist lens. Angela Davis provides the historical, social, and political contexts with which to reinterpret the performances and lyrics of Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday as powerful articulations of an alternative consciousness profoundly at odds with mainstream American culture.