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.
VA - 17th Annual Blues Masters At The Crossroads: 6 Performance Collection (2015) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

VA - 17th Annual Blues Masters At The Crossroads: 6 Performance Collection (2015)
6CD Box Set | DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 323:57 min | 8,26 GB
FLAC Stereo (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 323:57 minutes | 6,32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet(s)

Blues Masters at the Crossroads. A global audience returns year-after-year to worship the blues at Blue Heaven Studios in Salina, Kansas. For the first time Analogue Productions presenting six sets recorded live in 2014 at Blues Masters at the Crossroads October 17-18. And it's the first live blues concert recorded entirely in Direct Stream Digital. Includes the sets by Rip Lee Pryor, Moreland & Arbuckle, Joe Beard+Lazy Lester, George Brock, Marquise Knox and his band, Sonny Green, and none-other than the soul-blues belter Mighty Sam McClain.
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.
Narada Michael Walden - Awakening (1979) & The Dance Of Life (1979) [2008, Remastered Reissue]

Narada Michael Walden - Awakening (1979) & The Dance Of Life (1979) [2008, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Jazz-Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 84:45 Min | 521,64 Mb
Label: Edsel Records (EU) | Cat.# EDSD 2022 | Released: 2008-06-02 (1979)

On "Awakening", Narada Michael Walden placed aside the jazz fusion leanings of his early albums in favor of a more radio-friendly sound. The strategy worked, with Walden having his first Top Ten R&B single, "I Don't Want Nobody Else (To Dance With You)," which also charted number 47 on the pop charts in early 1979 and Awakening breaking into the R&B Top 15. The follow-up single, the mid-tempo groover "Give Your Love a Chance" featured grand arrangements by Patrick Adams. Walden displays his hyperkinetic drumming skills on "They Want the Feeling." Other standouts are "Love Me Only," the beautiful radio-aired album track "Listen to Me," and the tender "Will You Ever Know."

Charlotte Jane - Herbert Michael George Photoshoot 2017  Girls

Posted by nrg at Dec. 15, 2017
Charlotte Jane - Herbert Michael George Photoshoot 2017

Charlotte Jane - Herbert Michael George Photoshoot
30 jpg | 1050*696 | 4.87 MB
Australian model

Swarm and Steel - Michael R. Fletcher  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at Dec. 15, 2017
Swarm and Steel - Michael R. Fletcher

Swarm and Steel - Michael R. Fletcher
English | 2017 | 400 Pages | ISBN: 1940456894 | EPUB | 1.22 MB

To escape the hell she created, a woman must team up with a novice warrior and return to her homeland in this gritty epic fantasy where delusions are literally made real.
Zerfall awakens in an alley, wounded and unable to remember her past. Chased by an assassin out into the endless wastes of the desert, she is caught, disfigured, and left for dead. Her scabbard is empty, but the need for answers—and the pull of her sword—will draw her back to the city-states…