Thomas Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books (1993)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 12, 2017
Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books (1993)

Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb | 01:02:43
Vocal Jazz, Standarts, Swing, Vocal Pop | Label: Verve/Polygram | # 519 804-2

Simply a grand and eloquent performance put together by Verve records highlighting the best years of Ella Fitzgerald – that sassy, charming legendary singer in jazz. The Best of the Songbooks features a captivating lineup of some of jazz's greatest composers and arrangers. It is here that Fitzgerald records and sings songs of Cole Porter, Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, and Johnny Mercer.

Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books: The Ballads (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 11, 2017
Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books: The Ballads (1994)

Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of The Song Books: The Ballads (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans ~ 89 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Standarts, Vocal Pop | Label: Verve/Polygram | # 521 867-2 | 01:04:27

Though her career stretched from the '30s to the '80s and she's widely considered possibly the greatest female jazz singer or all time, Ella Fitzgerald will probably forever be best known for a mid-'50s collection of albums collectively called the Songbooks, where she devoted entire albums to the works of such composers as Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, and Duke Ellington. THE BEST OF THE SONGBOOKS: THE BALLADS is one of the many compilations based on these recordings, and one of the best. From its beautiful, informative packaging to its gorgeously remastered sound, this 16-track, 64-minute collection treats the material with the respect it deserves. The material, of course, is first-rate, wall-to-wall standards from Johnny Mercer's wistful "Laura" to Ellington's sly "Do Nothin' Til You Hear From Me." Fitzgerald's performances are equally outstanding, as are the mostly big-band arrangements. This is as good as jazz ballad collections get.
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At Juan-Les-Pins (1964) 2CD Expanded Reissue 2002

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At Juan-Les-Pins (1964) 2CD Expanded Reissue 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 496 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 256 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Standarts, Vocal Pop | Label: Verve | # 589 656-2 | 02:35:35

Ella recorded some incredible live albums-and this one, taped at a jazz festival on the French Riviera in '64, is among the best. Ella, Tommy Flanagan, Roy Eldridge and the rest of her band thrill the crowd with Hello, Dolly!; Day In, Day Out; The Lady Is a Tramp; Them There Eyes; A-Tisket, A-Tasket; Blues in the Night; Summertime , and 42 more. The first time all the music from both nights has been available; more than half the cuts are unissued!
Thomas Zehetmair, Ruth Killius - Manto and Madrigals (2011) (Repost)

Thomas Zehetmair, Ruth Killius - Manto and Madrigals (2011)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 49:31 | 223 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series | Catalog: 476 3827

Husband and wife team violinist Thomas Zehetmair and violist Ruth Killius have divided their performing and recording careers between standard and contemporary repertoire. On this CD they tackle a diverse selection of 20th and 21st century repertoire for their instruments. Giacinto Scelsi's 1957 Manto for viola and female voice is in the three movements. The first two, for viola alone, betray little direction or focus and are relentlessly, gratingly dissonant. The third movement with voice is intriguing in its interweaving of the contrasting timbres and is altogether engaging.

Paradise Lost: A Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Dec. 15, 2017
Paradise Lost: A Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald [Audiobook]

Paradise Lost: A Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald [Audiobook] by David S. Brown
English | November 14th, 2017 | ASIN: B076ZSXD1N, ISBN: 1541462459 | MP3@64 kbps | 15 hrs 29 mins | 425.82 MB
Narrator: David Colacci

Pigeonholed in popular memory as a Jazz Age epicurean, a playboy, and an emblem of the Lost Generation, F. Scott Fitzgerald was at heart a moralist struck by the nation's shifting mood and manners after World War I. In Paradise Lost, David Brown contends that Fitzgerald's deepest allegiances were to a fading antebellum world he associated with his father's Chesapeake Bay roots.
Ella Fitzgerald and Andre Previn - Nice Work If You Can Get It (1983)

Ella Fitzgerald and Andre Previn - Nice Work If You Can Get It (1983)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 154 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 89 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo (025218014021)

Ella Fitzgerald, who in the late '50s recorded the very extensive George and Ira Gershwin Songbook, revisits their music on this duet outing with pianist André Previn. Her voice was past her prime by this point, but she was able to bring out a lot of the beauty in the ten songs, giving the classic melodies and lyrics tasteful and lightly swinging treatment. Nice Work If You Can Get It is not an essential CD but is a reasonably enjoyable outing.

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella in London (1974)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 14, 2017
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella in London (1974)

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella in London (1974)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 194 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 115 MB | Covers - 56 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo (J33J 20033)

This is one of Ella Fitzgerald's most enjoyable recordings from her later years. With pianist Tommy Flanagan, guitarist Joe Pass, bassist Keter Betts, and drummer Bobby Durham serving as a backup group (not a bad band), she swings everything from "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "It Don't Mean a Thing" to "Lemon Drop" and even Carole King's "You've Got a Friend." Her ballad interpretations are only topped by her scatting talents. This set serves as a perfect introduction to the mature Ella Fitzgerald.

Not Thomas - Sara Gethin  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at Dec. 14, 2017
Not Thomas - Sara Gethin

Not Thomas - Sara Gethin
English | 2017 | 376 Pages | ISBN: 1909983624 | EPUB | 1.13 MB

She’s knocking on the front door. She’s knocking and knocking. I’m not opening the door. I’m not letting her in. I’m behind the black chair. I’m waiting for her to go away. Tomos lives with his mother. He longs to return to another place, the place he thinks of as home, and the people who lived there, but he’s not allowed to see them again. He is five years old and at school, which he loves. Miss teaches him about all sorts of things, and she listens to him. Sometimes he’s hungry and Miss gives him her extra sandwiches. She gives him a warm coat from Lost Property, too. There are things Tomos cannot talk about – except to Cwtchy – and then, just before Easter, the things come to a head.
Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington - The Stockholm Concert, 1966 (1984)

Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington - The Stockholm Concert, 1966 (1984)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 218 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 88 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo (00025218024228)

After an auspicious beginning with the Chick Webb band and long solo run featuring a celebrated string of songbook albums on Verve (Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, etc.), Ella Fitzgerald maintained her high profile from the mid-'60s onward, mostly by touring the world and - to a lesser extent - recording a series of enjoyable dates for Pablo. This informal-sounding, never before released Stockholm concert recording from 1966 shows why Fitzgerald as primarily a live performer is not such a bad thing. Backed by Duke Ellington's orchestra and her own trio of pianist Jimmy Jones, bassist Joe Comfort, and drummer Gus Johnson, she shows off her incredible interpretive skills on a mix of standards heavy with Ellington and Strayhorn classics…
Thomas Hamblin and the Bowery Theatre: The New York Reign of "Blood and Thunder" Melodramas

Thomas Hamblin and the Bowery Theatre: The New York Reign of "Blood and Thunder" Melodramas (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History) by Thomas A. Bogar
English | 11 Jan. 2018 | ISBN: 3319684051 | 316 Pages | PDF (True) | 3.58 MB

This book recounts the personal and professional life of Thomas Souness Hamblin (1800-1853), Shakespearean actor and Bowery Theatre manager. Primarily responsible for the popularity of “blood and thunder”