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Show Of Strength

Michael Burks Audio CD
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“Diamond-hard blues-rock...fierce, original, beautiful guitar and an exquisite growl of a voice...powerhouse blues that strikes like a hammer blow.” —Billboard

Guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Michael “Iron Man” Burks was a modern-day blues hero. His “Iron Man” moniker was born from his hours-long, intensely physical performances, his fearsome ... Read more in Amazon's Michael Burks Store

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  • Audio CD (20 Aug 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Alligator
  • ASIN: B008DL44TG
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,824 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Count On You 4:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Take A Chance On Me, Baby 5:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Storm Warning 4:140.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Can You Read Between The Lines? 5:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Cross Eyed Woman 6:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Little Juke Joint 6:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. 24 Hour Blues 5:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Valley Of Tears 4:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Since I Been Loving You 7:300.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I Want To Get You Back 4:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. What Does It Take To Please You? 4:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Feel Like Going Home 5:390.79  Buy MP3 

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'Show Of Strength', recorded earlier this year, is absolutely bursting with the white-hot intensity that made Burks one of the greatest bluesmen of his generation. His sudden death in May of this year robbed the blues world of one of its brightest stars. A powerhouse performer, Michael Burks was one of the blues' top live draws, headlining festivals all over the world. His records were equally celebrated, with his last release, 2008's 'Iron Man', called "a knockout" by Mojo magazine and "exceptional, exquisite and wicked" in Billboard. 'Show Of Strength' is Michael Burks at his peak, exploding with fierce, gritty guitar work and smoky, soul-charged singing. From the fiery opener, "Count On You," to the majestic closer, Charlie Rich's "Feel Like Going Home," it's shot through and through with the immense strength and spirit of this modern-day blues hero. Also available ALCD4878 'Make It Rain'. ALCD4892 'I Smell Smoke'. ALCD4923 'Iron Man'

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Michael at his Best 24 Aug 2012
By Stever
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Another superbly powerful blues album from Michael Burks. Since his first release, 'Make it Rain', for Alligator Records in 2001 he has shown that he was the No 1 bluesman of his generation. His soulfull voice coupled with his piercing guitar are again demonstrated on 'Show of Strength'. '24 Hour Blues', from the Bobby Bland 'Dreamer' album, along with the evocative 'Cross Eyed Woman' are my stand out tracks.

RIP Michael.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One last great blues CD from Iron Man 22 Aug 2012
Format:Audio CD
Just got the Michael Burks album, Show of Strength.
Once again, so great music. This is one of his best albums he had made!
Only one bad thing to say: The Iron Man is gone. R.I.P., Michael Burks.
To all the rest: Enjoy the great music!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real "tour de force" 21 Mar 2013
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
Not the most technically adept modern (blues) guitarist but it defies me to determine how he elicited such a beautiful tone from his guitars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album 12 Nov 2013
By Bassman
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
Great modern blues album, well worth a listen. Highly recommended.
Takes a bit of time to be delivered by US sellers, worth the wait, for the money saved.
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