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  posted on 5/6/2012 at 09:37 PM
In the Atlanta airport, returning from tour of Europe. Did he ever sit in with Warren/Derek or the Allmans?

He was on my list of people I'd really like to see live.

http://www.americanbluesscene.com/2012/05/celebrated-alligator-recording-ar tist-michael-burks-dead-at-54/

 
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  posted on 5/6/2012 at 10:12 PM
I am unaware of any sit in with Warren of ABB. I do not have any of Michael s discs, but heard some of his music over the years. He was a great talent, sad loss. Learned of it from Jimmy Thackery's facebook post. RIP Micheal Burks.
 

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  posted on 5/7/2012 at 12:34 AM
Dang, another Blues Great gone...and still a young man....RIP Mr. Burks. Gone but you music will play on.
So sad.

 

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  posted on 5/7/2012 at 02:26 AM
I'm devastated. Michael was carrying the torch. An amazing player and singer, certainly the most soulful Bluesman. This loss is a lot like Luther Allison, just way too young. I'm the same age as Michael and have seen too many of my generation pass on too young. This is a huge loss, for the blues and all the people he touched. He was a very nice person also, who loved to talk and never turned away from those approaching him. As far as playing with Warren, he has, but never did get a chance to sit in with ABB. RIP Michael, I will miss you.

 

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  posted on 5/7/2012 at 05:21 AM
RIP Michael. Your kind spirit and smoking Les Paul will be missed.
Just saw Michael back in March. Great bluesman!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPHGWSQbN1Q

 

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  posted on 5/7/2012 at 06:09 AM
No!

I was going to see him at the Chesapeake Blues festival in two weeks and I was really looking forward to it.

This is a shame.

R.I.P., Michael.

 

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  posted on 5/7/2012 at 10:29 AM
a tragic loss, R.I.P. Michael
 
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  posted on 5/7/2012 at 11:41 AM
Bummer, Micheal was one of my favorite's. RIP Micheal.
 

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  posted on 5/7/2012 at 05:57 PM
Sheep (Seth) turned me on to him three years ago and my jaw was on the floor the entire show!! The only time I saw him, and I was really looking forward to catching him again. What a monster of a player. And I met him, Seth and I talked to him between sets. This huge, somewhat intimidating looking black dude was so soft spoken and nice.
I'm really sad to hear this.

 

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  posted on 5/7/2012 at 07:27 PM
My brother's been raving about him for years. I was hoping to see him some day.

 

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  posted on 5/7/2012 at 08:07 PM
I was a big fan and saw him live several times.
RIP Michael, you will be missed.

 

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  posted on 5/7/2012 at 08:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP_aCGTbHxU

I was at this annual show in DC. (that's me clapping at the start of the video)

 

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  posted on 5/7/2012 at 08:41 PM
Great blues talent.

R.I.P Michael "Iron Man" Burks

 

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  posted on 5/7/2012 at 11:14 PM
quote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP_aCGTbHxU

I was at this annual show in DC. (that's me clapping at the start of the video)


Very nice clip of Michael wailing while walking the audience. Thanks.

 

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  posted on 5/8/2012 at 05:47 AM
Here's a show the local PBS station did on Michael a few years ago when he was in town for a local blues festival.

http://video.whyy.org/video/1396178711/

Very interesting interview.

Also check out "more full episodes". Some pretty good stuff.

[Edited on 5/8/2012 by michaelsio]

 

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