Michael Burks

Michael Burks - Iron Man (2008)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 6, 2016
Michael Burks - Iron Man (2008)

Michael Burks - Iron Man (2008)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 454 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4923 | Time: 01:00:20

Michael Burks' third release on Alligator Records, Iron Man, is as close to being a live album as you can get from a studio performance. This could be attributed to Burks using his seasoned road band on this date instead of the Memphis studio musicians used previously on Make It Rain and I Smell Smoke. Alongside Burks' searing Flying V strut, Wayne Sharp's greasy Hammond B-3 dominates this set, reveling in soul and rock influences, including a cover version of Free's "Fire and Water," a definite nod to the blues-rock audience Burks has gained over his 30-plus years on the road. While Iron Man is an overall inspired modern electric blues disc, a few missteps hamper the session. "Ashes in My Ashtray," penned by Chicago bluesman Jimmy Johnson, would have made a better instrumental in this particular case, as the lyrics get in the way of an intense Burks guitar performance.

Michael Burks - I Smell Smoke (2003)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 30, 2016
Michael Burks - I Smell Smoke (2003)

Michael Burks - I Smell Smoke (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 392 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Alligator Records | # ALCD 4892 | Time: 00:51:46

A continuation of the sound established on his Alligator debut, I Smell Smoke is even more impressive than its much-heralded predecessor. While vocally Michael Burks still invites comparison to Albert King, especially on gospel-fried ballads like "Lie to Me" (the Flying V guitar he sports on this album's cover shot further reinforces the similarities between the two artists), his guitar work has become more electrified and confident. With a tone sounding at times like Eric Clapton's psychedelic work in Cream and a rugged four-piece band supporting him, this is a tough, uncompromising contemporary blues/blues-rock/R&B album that doesn't pull punches. Co-produced and mixed by veteran Jim Gaines, the sound is professional but not polished, with Burks' strong persona commanding attention. However, the songs – which are far above average – are as important as the performance. Mostly written by outside sources, Burks avoids the crowd-pleasing covers that populate his live shows, instead digging into obscure tunes such as Latimore's "Let the Doorknob Hit You," delivering them with his gutsy punch.

Michael Burks - I'm A Bluesman (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at July 31, 2016
Michael Burks - I'm A Bluesman (2016)

Michael Burks - I'm A Bluesman
Electric Blues, Blues Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 50:26 min | 123 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Iron Man Music | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2016

It is with great pleasure that Iron Man Records proudly presents “I’m A Bluesman” by the late and beloved Michael “Iron Man” Burks. The recording is very representative of the talents that firmly established Michael in the blues circuit as he was obviously destined for stardom. Just sample a few of the clips and It won't take long to understand why he became an international blues star.

Michael Burks - From The Inside Out (1999)  

Posted by countryfreak at May 7, 2010
Michael Burks - From The Inside Out (1999)

Michael Burks - From The Inside Out (1999)
Easy CD-DA Rip | FLAC (Images) + CUE, NO LOG | 294 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Blues | Label: Vent | Catalog Number: VR-30014 | Release Date: 1999 | RAR 5% Rec. | RS.com

Michael "Iron Man" Burks - Show Of Strength (2012)  

Posted by gribovar at Aug. 24, 2012
Michael "Iron Man" Burks - Show Of Strength (2012)

Michael "Iron Man" Burks - Show Of Strength (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 474 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 202 MB | Covers included
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Alligator Records (ALCD 4951)

On May 6th, 2012, Michael Burks was returning from a European tour while his wife, Bobbie, awaited him at home. Michael never arrived; he died on May 6th of heart failure, at a mere 54 years old. It's a tragic and untimely end to a bluesman who was in his prime, as evidenced by the impassioned performance and superior songs on his fourth Alligator studio waxing. Burks' husky build was mirrored in his similarly styled vocals and meaty guitar tone, all of which are in full force throughout these dozen tracks. Like his previous disc, this features his road band whose keyboard player, Wayne Sharp, is a major component of Burks' soulful sound.
Wayne Sharp and the SharpShooter Band - Living With The Blues (2013)

Wayne Sharp and the SharpShooter Band - Living With The Blues (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 314 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 125 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Rock | Label: Wayne Sharp & The Sharpshooter Band | 884501883696

After 12 years and over 2500 shows around the world with blues master, Michael Burks on Alligator Records, Wayne Sharp is a recognizable and known blues talent on the international circuit. He's sung and played Hammond B3 organ from Australia to Russia. His last album with Michael Burks, Show of Strength, has garnered four Blues Music Awards nominations for the 2013 April awards. During Wayne's career with Michael Burks, they received 14 Blues Music Awards nominations on a total of four CD's for Alligator Records. Since Michael Burk's untimely passing May 2012, Wayne has opted to do what he has alwarys done… keep playing the blues! On this CD, Wayne's passionate vocals are finally unleashed. So in that spirit, this album represents the rekindling of a dream.
"The First Electronic Computer: The Atanasoff Story" by Alice R. Burks, Arthur W. Burks (Repost)

The First Electronic Computer: The Atanasoff Story
Univ. of Michigan Press | 1992 | 0472100904 0472081047 9780472100903 | 399 pages | djvu | 7 Mb
Tells of the design, construction, and subsequent controversy over the first special-purpose electronic computer

Michael Cooper - Are We Cool (2004)  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Dec. 10, 2016
Michael Cooper - Are We Cool (2004)

Michael Cooper - Are We Cool (2004)
R&B, Soul, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-300dpi (PNG) | 54:07 Min | 430,37 Mb
Label: Thump Records, Inc. (USA) | Released: 2004-07-20

Former member of Con Funk Shun is back with fifth solo album. This time on the Thump label entitled, "Are We Cool". Cooper has enjoyed considerable success as a solo artist and this release is no exception. The veteran soul singer doesn't disappoint here. Funk lovers will also hear that famous Con Funk Shun horn section that made them mainstays on the R&B charts all through the late 70's and 80's. On the initial listen a stand out track will be hard to pick since there are so many, but 'Butter Luv' the lead off track, 'Are We Cool', 'Remember L.O.V.E.', 'Marry Me Again', & 'Club Feenz', highlight Cooper's creative R&B genius. Very cool album. Yes Coop....we are very cool.

Michael Kamen - Die Hard (1988) (OST, Limited Edition)  Music

Posted by uff at Dec. 10, 2016
Michael Kamen - Die Hard (1988) (OST, Limited Edition)

Michael Kamen - Die Hard (1988) (OST, Limited Edition)
Soundtrack | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
La-La Land Records, LLLCD 1188 | rel: 2011 | 660Mb

This has to be one of the best action scores written for an '80s action flick. The late Michael Kamen had previously written scores for David Cronenberg's 'The Dead Zone' (a great score in itself) and Richard Donner's 'Lethal Weapon' (not as good, it was co-written with Eric Clapton & had too much focus on rock/electric guitar in it). This 2-CD set includes the full score, plus some unused/alternate tracks.

An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story (2013)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Dec. 10, 2016
An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story (2013)

An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story (2013)
HDTV | 1280x718 | .MKV/AVC @ 2155 Kbps | 42mn 33s | 788 MiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary | Biography | Crime | History

When will be An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story next episode air date? Is An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story renewed or cancelled? Where to countdown An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story air dates? Is An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story worth watching? In 1986 Michael Morton’s wife Christine is brutally murdered in front of their only child, and Michael is convicted of the crime. Locked away in Texas prisons for a quarter century, he has years to ponder questions of justice and innocence, truth and fate.