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Smokey Wilson

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.
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 - 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 Robinson & The Miracles - Time Out (1969) & Four In Blue (1969) [2001, Remastered Reissue]

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Time Out (1969) & Four In Blue (1969) [2001, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul, Pop-Soul, Motown | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:19:08 | 567,25 Mb
Label: Motown/Universal MCA Music (UK) Ltd. (UK) | Cat.# 013186-2 | Released: 2001-06-26 (1969)

Berry Gordy hated these two-fers: too much for too little money; but he doesn't own the masters anymore and Universal International has revitalized the concept via digitally remastered CDs. This combo features Time Out, which spawned the hits "Doggone Right," "Baby, Baby Don't Cry," "Abraham, Martin & John," the popular B-side "Here I Go Again," an uptempo take of "My Girl," and two fine Smokey Robinson songs: "Once I Got to Know You (Couldn't Help But Love You)" and "I'll Take You Anyway That You Come." Four in Blue, aka the Miracles' forgotten album, has some good moments that few know about because none of its tracks emerged as single; not even a B-side. "You Send Me (With Your Good Loving)" sounds like a hit; "When Nobody Cares," a cry for racial tolerance; "Don't Say You Love Me," a great Richard Morris production; and Holland, Dozier, Holland's "My World Is Empty." Not as arresting as Time Out, but solid.

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 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.
Leonard Cohen - Upon A Smokey Evening (Fm Broadcast From The Beethovenhalle, Bonn 3rd December 1979) (2017) [Bootleg]

Leonard Cohen - Upon A Smokey Evening (Fm Broadcast From The Beethovenhalle, Bonn 3rd December 1979) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:52:35 | 567 Mb
Folk Rock, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Golden Rain

On 13th October 1979, Leonard Cohen began his most extensive tour to date in support of his sixth studio album, 'Recent Songs', with a concert in Gothenburg, Sweden. Entitled 'The Smokey Life Tour', this 48-concert European leg of what would eventually become a world tour (ultimately encompassing too Australia, the USA, and in November 1980, Israel) progressed through Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, England and Ireland. This concert, from Bonn's prestigious 2,000 capacity Beethovenhalle, was recorded towards the end of the European extravaganza on 3rd December, and, as is evident, the cast were performing superbly by this juncture.