Smokey Wilson – Smoke N’ Fire (1993)

Artist: Smokey Wilson
Title: Smoke N’ Fire
Year Of Release: 1993
Label: Bullseye Blues
Genre: West Coast Blues
Quality: 320 kbps
Total Time: 48:54
Total Size: 122 MB

01. Don’t Burn Down L.A. (3:36)
02. You Took Everything From Me (4:40)
03. Smoke N’ Fire (3:52)
04. Tired Of Cryin’ (3:39)
05. 88Th Street Blues (6:25)
06. Killing Floor (5:38)
07. Tired Of Waiting On You (3:10)
08. Nobody’s Bid’ness (4:11)
09. I Didn’t Know (4:21)
10. Just Messin’ Around (4:15)
11. Why Don’t You Let Me Be (5:02)

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. ~Review by Ron Wynn

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