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)  Music

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)  Music

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.

Marquise Knox - Black And Blue (Live) (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Aug. 5, 2017
Marquise Knox - Black And Blue (Live) (2017)

Marquise Knox - Black And Blue (Live) (2017)
Electric Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:02:23 | 145 MB
Label: Marquise Knox Entertainment

Load that CD player and prepare to hang out in a familiar, comfortable seat. You've found something special. Marquise Knox is that master bluesman who takes you deep into the kind of blues that has mostly disappeared today. This set from the 2016 Bowlful of Blues in Iowa give you a taste of what the young man from St. Louis can do with an audience.

Morgan Burks Thoughts Of Autumn  Graphics

Posted by angus77 at Sept. 6, 2016
Morgan Burks Thoughts Of Autumn

Morgan Burks Thoughts Of Autumn
Photoshop ATN | CS+ | 2 MB

Various Artists - Bluesed Up Soul Classics (2016)  Music

Posted by vItOrrEs2009 at Feb. 8, 2016
Various Artists - Bluesed Up Soul Classics (2016)

V. A. - Bluesed Up Soul Classics (2016)
Label: Alligator Records | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 102:54 min | 238 mb
Blues Soul

Good compiled a collection that aims to show all the achievements to publish his record company, today weighs a lot - and so it tries to go to a music fan in a friendly with the experience of the condition called a cult collection. A similar explanatory blues collection weighs more. Fortunately, Alligator Records company's leadership in the person of President Bruce Ayglauera and Vice President Bob DePuha - not just professionals, but also music lovers, not at all not to lose the passion for the subject of your business.

Morgan Burks - MB Light & Tone Overlays  Graphics

Posted by angus77 at May 26, 2015
Morgan Burks - MB Light & Tone Overlays

Morgan Burks - MB Light & Tone Overlays
PNG Overlays | 34 MB