Aretha Sings The Blues

John Lee Hooker - Sings The Blues (1961) & Sings Blues (1960) {Soul Jam Records 600843 rel 2014}

John Lee Hooker - Sings The Blues (1961) & Sings Blues (1960) {Soul Jam Records 600843 rel 2014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 359 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 180 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 47 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remastered
© 1960-61, 2014 Crown / King / Soul Jam Records | 600843
Blues / Electric Blues / Delta Blues / Acoustic Blues / Detroit Blues / Blues Revival

John Lee Hooker developed a “talking blues” style that became his trademark. Though similar to the early Delta tradition, his metrically free approach and unique sound would make him a staple of Detroit blues. Often called the “King of the Boogie,” Hooker's driving, rhythmic approach to guitar playing has become an integral part of the blues. This quintessential release includes two albums from the beginning of his career: Sings the Blues (Crown 1961) and Sings Blues (King 1960). Although the two records share nearly identical titles, each contains a different and excellent track list. The former LP features great electric numbers such as “Hug and Squeeze (You),” “Good Rockin' Mama,” and “The Syndicate,” while the latter contains Hooker's solo recordings originally issued on the Modern label. Both albums have been remastered and packaged together in this very special collector's edition, which also includes 5 bonus tracks from the same period.
John Lee Hooker - Burnin' & Plays And Sings The Blues (1961-62) {The Definitive Remastered Edition - Hoodoo Records rel 2014}

John Lee Hooker - Burnin' & Plays And Sings The Blues (1961-62) {The Definitive Remastered Edition - Hoodoo Records 263481 rel 2014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 425 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 178 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 59 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remastered
© 1961-62, 2014 Vee Jay / Chess / Hoodoo Records | 263481
Blues / Electric Blues / Delta Blues / Acoustic Blues / Detroit Blues / Blues Revival

John Lee Hooker developed a “talking blues” style that became his trademark. Though similar to the early Delta tradition, his metrically free approach and unique sound would make him a staple of the Detroit blues tradition. Often called the “King of the Boogie,” Hooker's driving, rhythmic approach to guitar playing has become an integral part of the blues. His thunderous electric guitar sounded raw, while his basic technique was riveting.
Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004

Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Blues, Soul-Blues, Vocal Jazz | Label: BMG/RCA | # BVCJ-37368, 82876-60795-2 | Time: 00:32:35

Nina Simone Sings the Blues, issued in 1967, was her RCA label debut, and was a brave departure from the material she had been recording for Phillips. Indeed, her final album for that label, High Priestess of Soul, featured the singer, pianist, and songwriter fronting a virtual orchestra. Here, Simone is backed by a pair of guitarists (Eric Gale and Rudy Stevenson), bassist (Bob Bushnell), drummer (Bernard "Pretty" Purdie), organist (Ernie Hayes), and harmonica player who doubled on saxophone (Buddy Lucas). Simone handled the piano chores. The song selection is key here. Because for all intents and purposes this is perhaps the rawest record Simone ever cut. It opens with the sultry, nocturnal, slow-burning original "Do I Move You," which doesn't beg the question but demands an answer: "Do I move you?/Are you willin'?/Do I groove you?/Is it thrillin'?/Do I soothe you?/Tell the truth now?/Do I move you?/Are you loose now?/The answer better be yeah…It pleases me…." As the guitarists slip and slide around her husky vocal, a harmonica wails in the space between, and Simone's piano is the authority, hard and purposely slow.

Jane Austen Sings the Blues  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksenya.b at Oct. 3, 2015
Jane Austen Sings the Blues

"Jane Austen Sings the Blues" by Nora Foster Stovel
PDF SCAN | 2009 | 304 pages | ISBN: 0888645104 | English | 25.6 MB

Bruce Stovel championed Jane Austen studies and blues music with equal measures of expertise and passion. The outpouring of affection at the celebration of Bruce's life and at a subsequent musical tribute inspired the plan for a book that would celebrate Bruce as teacher, Austen scholar, and blues aficionado.

Lady Sings the Blues (1972)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Feb. 14, 2015
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
English | DVDRip | MKV | AVC, 1789 Kbps | 712x368 | 23.976 fps | 2.00 GB
Audio: AC-3, 192 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 02:24:00 minutes | Subtitles: English, Spanish (embedded)
Genre: Biography | Drama | Music

Born Elinore Harris, Billie Holiday had a difficult teen and young adulthood period, which included working in brothels, both as a cleaning woman and a prostitute, and being raped. Through this difficulty, she dreamed of becoming a jazz singer. She got her initial singing break when she applied at a Harlem club that was looking for a dancer, but where she got hired as a singer. There, she met and fell in love with the suave Louis McKay.

Aretha Franklin - The Early Years (2008)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 21, 2015
Aretha Franklin - The Early Years (2008)

Aretha Franklin - The Early Years (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 373 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: R&B, Soul, Gospel, Soul-Jazz | Label: Blue Label/SPV | # SPV 305712 CD | Time: 00:56:30

These days she's known as the Queen of Soul, and indeed has been since she came to the fore belting out such well known hits as 'Respect', 'Chain Of Fools' and 'Say A Little Prayer' in the late '60s, scoring no less than ten Top 10 hits over an 18-month period from 1967-68. The rarely heard but strikingly effective recordings on 'The Early Years' come from a period when Franklin was signed to Columbia Records and offer a unique insight into the development of this amazing artist. Unlike SPV's companion piece, 'Aretha Sings The Blues', which as the title implies concentrates on a selection of blues-based recordings, 'The Early Years' is notable for the range of styles, from pop, blues, jazz, gospel and soul, that the young Franklin was able to instil into her music with the air of a seasoned veteran.

Lady Sings The Blues (1972)  Video

Posted by Efgrapha at Nov. 20, 2014
Lady Sings The Blues (1972)

Lady Sings The Blues (1972)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 16:9 (720x480) VBR | 02:23:51 | 8.03 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps or AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Musical Drama, Showbiz Drama, Biopic

Diana Ross plays the magnificent, tragic song stylist Billie Holiday, who while writhing in a strait jacket in a prison cell, awaiting sentencing on drug charges, reflects on her turbulent life. Raped in her youth by a drunk (Adolph Caesar), then compelled to work as a domestic in a Harlem whorehouse, Holliday is encouraged to try for a singing career by the bordello's pianist (Richard Pryor). She rises as high as it is possible to go in the white-dominated show business world of the 1930s, but can't handle the pressure and turns to narcotics. The film takes several liberties with the 44-year existence of "Lady Day." Among the Billie Holiday standards performed by Ross are "My Man," "I Cried for You," "Lover Man," "Them There Eyes," and the title song.

Lady Sings the Blues (the 50th Anniversary Edition)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ChrisRedfield at Sept. 30, 2013
Lady Sings the Blues (the 50th Anniversary Edition)

Billie Holiday, ‎William Dufty, David Ritz - Lady Sings the Blues (the 50th Anniversary Edition)
Published: 2006-07-25 | ISBN: 0767923863 | EPUB + MOBI | 256 pages | 3 MB

Ella Fitzgerald - Bluella: E. Fitzgerald Sings the Blues (1996)  Music

Posted by Oceandrop at Dec. 22, 2011
Ella Fitzgerald - Bluella: E. Fitzgerald Sings the Blues (1996)

Ella Fitzgerald - Bluella: E. Fitzgerald Sings the Blues (1996)
Jazz (Vocal) | EAC Rip | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG | mp3@320 | 401 MB. & 170 MB.
300dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) included | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (1996) | Label: Pablo Records | Catalog# 002521-8096027 | 63:37 min.

Part of a Fantasy sampler series that features musicians (and in this case a notable vocalist) performing the blues, this CD features Ella Fitzgerald on 11 performances taken from a variety of sessions. Although she never specialized in the blues, Ella had no difficulty swinging over blues changes and sometimes putting strong emotion into the lowdown variety. There is one song apiece from the 1950s and '60s, while the remainder of the program dates from 1971-1979.

Lady Sings The Blues (1972)  Video

Posted by serpmolot at Dec. 4, 2011
Lady Sings The Blues (1972)

Lady Sings The Blues (1972)
DVDRip | AVI | ~144 min | XviD 640x272 ~900 kbps avg | 1.36 GB
audio: English | Dolby AC3 6 ch ~448 Kbps | Sub: English, Russian
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance | Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations

Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.