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Smokey Wilson - The Man From Mars (1997)  Music

Posted by gribovar at July 21, 2020
Smokey Wilson - The Man From Mars (1997)

Smokey Wilson - The Man From Mars (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 444 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 147 MB | Covers - 19 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Bullseye Blues (CD BB 9581)

This West Coast-based guitarist shines brilliantly on his third album for Bullseye Blues. While some of his earlier locally produced efforts have been uneven affairs, here kudos must go forth to producer and keyboard sideman Ron Levy. Levy keeps Wilson's guitar tone at sting and bite level 10 and his vocals right up front and toasty, surrounding him with a solid rhythm section and spare horn stabs. Eight of the 12 songs here are from Smokey's prolific pen, including "You Don't Drink What I Drink," and the title track, "Too Drunk To Drive," "Don't Tangle With Me," and "Black Widow," winners all. A quartet of covers (Magic Sam's "Easy Baby," Elmore James' "Something Inside Of Me" and a pair of Howlin' Wolf tunes, "Louise" and "44 Blues," with the latter featuring a guest turn from James Harman) rounds out this excellent session. Those who can't get enough of nasty, stinging lead guitar lines would do well to investigate this album.

Smokey Wilson - Smoke N' Fire (1993)  Music

Posted by gribovar at July 22, 2020
Smokey Wilson - Smoke N' Fire (1993)

Smokey Wilson - Smoke N' Fire (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 272 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 115 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Bullseye Blues (CD BB 9534)

Transplanted Mississippian Smokey Wilson has made plenty of records, but usually for poorly distributed regional labels. So although he is far from a newcomer, he might as well be a fledgling rookie to the average listener. The songs, aside from the lyrically commendable but awkward "Don't Burn Down L.A.," are primarily his own urgent expositions on love, life's unfairness, and pain. His playing blends slamming fills, chunky riffs, and sonic barrages mixed with expert uses of distortion, bent notes, and flashy chords. This is the kind of no-nonsense set that has earned Rounder/Bullseye its exemplary reputation.

Smokey Wilson - Smoke 'N' Fire (1993/2019)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 25, 2019
Smokey Wilson - Smoke 'N' Fire (1993/2019)

Smokey Wilson - Smoke 'N' Fire (1993/2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 269 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 115 MB | 00:48:49
Blues | Label: Bullseye Blues

Transplanted Mississippian Smokey Wilson has made plenty of records, but usually for poorly distributed regional labels. So although he is far from a newcomer, he might as well be a fledgling rookie to the average listener. The songs, aside from the lyrically commendable but awkward "Don't Burn Down L.A.," are primarily his own urgent expositions on love, life's unfairness, and pain. His playing blends slamming fills, chunky riffs, and sonic barrages mixed with expert uses of distortion, bent notes, and flashy chords. This is the kind of no-nonsense set that has earned Rounder/Bullseye its exemplary reputation.

VA - The Best Of Shattered Dreams (2019)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at April 10, 2019
VA - The Best Of Shattered Dreams (2019)

VA - The Best Of Shattered Dreams (2019)
FLAC (tracks) / MP3 320 kbps | 1:17:27 | 161 Mb / 346 Mb
Genre: Blues, Funk / Label: Ace Records

As Mark Barry succinctly stated, this is a truly wonderful selection of sides from well known to unfairly obscure artists. Among the well known are Lowell Fulson, Albert King. The obscure include the smoking Smoky Wilson and the great harmonica player Little Sonny (Aaron Willis) from Detroit. You'll be hard pressed to find a better reflection of this transitional period in the Blues.
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - What Love Has... Joined Together (1970/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192 kHz]

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - What Love Has…Joined Together (1970/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 33:44 minutes | 1,27 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 33:44 minutes | 722 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This top 10 R&B concept album from Smokey Robinson & The Miracles contains nothing but covers of love songs by Burt Bacharach, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Beatles and others. Produced by Smokey Robinson, "What Love Has…Joined Together" was one of the most rare albums in the Motown catalogue, for years out of print and almost impossible to find.
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Going To A Go-Go (1965/2016) [Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Going To A Go-Go (1965/2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/192kHz | Front Cover | 1.38GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Motown

Though its title track ignited a nationwide fad for go-go music, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles' Going to a Go-Go LP certainly wasn't just a cash-in effort. It's one of the best records the group put out, and the first six songs make for the best side of any original Motown LP of the '60s (granted, all but one are also available on dozens of Miracles compilations). The four biggest hits were among the best in a set of Miracles archetypes: the throwback to the aching '50s doo wop ballad ("Ooo Baby, Baby"), the flashy up-tempo dance song ("Going to a Go-Go"), the dancing-with-tears-in-my-eyes jerker ("The Tracks of My Tears"), and the mid-tempo orchestral epic ("My Girl Has Gone"). "Choosey Beggar" is one of the sweetest of all Robinson's lead vocals, with stunning background work by the rest of the Miracles.

Smokey Robinson - Smokey (1973) [1990, Reissue]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Sept. 27, 2020
Smokey Robinson - Smokey (1973) [1990, Reissue]

Smokey Robinson - Smokey (1973) [1990, Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Smooth Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 39:27 | 340,15 Mb
Label: Motown (USA) | Cat.# 3746351342 | Released: 1990 (1973-06-19)

"Smokey" is the debut studio album by American soul singer, songwriter, and producer Smokey Robinson. It was released on June 19, 1973, by Tamla Records and was Robinson's first solo record after his departure from The Miracles. The album featured the single "Sweet Harmony", which was his tribute to his former singing partners in the Miracles: Bobby Rogers, Pete Moore and Ronnie White. "Smokey" was arranged by Dave Blumberg, Gene Page and Willie Hutch. It also featured the song "Baby Come Close", his first solo hit single, and the single "Just My Soul Responding", a protest song dealing with ghetto life in America, and the plight of the American Indian. "Smokey" peaked at #70 on the Billboard albums chart, on which it spent 19 weeks.
Smokey Smothers - Sings The Backporch Blues (1962) {Ace Records CDCHD858, Reissued & Expanded rel 2002)

Smokey Smothers - Sings The Backporch Blues (1962) {Ace Records CDCHD858, Reissued & Expanded rel 2002)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 239 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962, 2002 King / Federal / Ace Records | CDCHD 858
Blues / Electric Chicago Blues / Regional Blues

Otis "Smokey" Smothers's 1962 LP Sings the Backporch Blues is a rare and coveted blues album. This CD puts it into wide circulation and then some, not only presenting all 12 of the songs from the original album (as the first dozen tunes on the disc), but adding nine alternate takes and four tracks from 1962-1963 singles. The album is perhaps overestimated due to its rarity, but it's solid Chicago blues, owing much to the sort of mid-tempo shuffle that Jimmy Reed had made so much in vogue by the early '60s.

Smokey Robinson - Pure Smokey (1974) [1992, Reissue]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Oct. 12, 2019
Smokey Robinson - Pure Smokey (1974) [1992, Reissue]

Smokey Robinson - Pure Smokey (1974) [1992, Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Smooth Soul, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 33:52 | 236,98 Mb
Label: Motown Record Company (USA) | Cat.# 3746351682 | Released: 1992-04-13 (1974-03-15)

"Pure Smokey" is Smokey Robinson's 2nd post-Miracles album, released in 1974. It features the single "Virgin Man." Several songs were written by Robinson with fellow Miracle Marv Tarplin, who left the group a year after Robinson's departure to join him in California and assist him in his solo projects.

Smokey Robinson - Time Flies When You're Having Fun (2009)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 3, 2020
Smokey Robinson - Time Flies When You're Having Fun (2009)

Smokey Robinson - Time Flies When You're Having Fun (2009)
featuring Carlos Santana, Joss Stone and India.Arie

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
R&B, Soul, Pop-Soul | Label: Robso Records | # 8 51404 00200 4 | 00:57:25

The time that has flown is Smokey's 50 years in the business, but it could just as well refer to the number of years since Robinson has released a smooth soul album: almost 20 full years! Smokey, of course, has stayed active during the interim, both on-stage and on record, but Time Flies When You're Having Fun marks a return to the coolly simmering quiet storm that was his stock in trade during the '70s and '80s. Apart from production techniques, not much has changed in Smokey's music during the time off, either: this is still smooth, unhurried soul that vacillates between elegance and supper-club classiness. Of course, since these are two sides of the same coin, they fit together seamlessly, with the only question being whether the immaculately polished music veers toward the corny, but whenever it does, Smokey's impeccably tailored vocals steer it back to toward the sweetly romantic. After all these years, Smokey still makes it all seem easy – so easy that it's puzzling why he hasn't made a record like this in so long, because as this comforting, velvety album proves, nobody does it better than he.