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RICHARD WILSON - SMILING MOON

"Smiling Moon" is an album that harkens back to the golden age of jazz and swing - but also the organ trios of the 1950's and 60's.
Recorded on analog tape at Electraphonic Recording in Memphis - the album was cut live using drums,Hammond organ and Wurlitzer piano as well as solo guitar.
Passionate yet smooth vocals carry the 6 original tunes, that are reminiscent of a bygone age of swinging gospel blues - as well as smooth ballads!

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RICHARD WILSON -SWEET CARESS

"Sweet Caress" is a grooving blues and jazz EP of original compositions.
You can hear the echoes of Howling Wolf , Curtis Mayfield,Bobby Darin as well as the Hammond organ grooves of Jimmy Smith.

Recorded live using analog open reel tape at Electraphonic Recording and Dynamic Score Records in Memphis,TN.
Richard Wilson is now based in Memphis,TN and the influences of this city is imbued in the compositions.

 

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RICHARD WILSON -FOUR THOUSAND MILES

All original smooth blues and gospel: if you like the smoothness of Bobby Darin with the blues shuffles of Howling Wolf and a little gospel, tinged with jazz overtones - this is for you - an all original genre!

Drawing from swinging blues , gospel and jazz influences - you can hear the echoes of Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters , Magic Sam , Les Paul ,Mose Allison , The Staple Singers , Curtis Mayfield and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Richard Wilson is now based in Memphis,TN and the influences of this city are imbued in the compositions.

 

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RICHARD WILSON -Made In America - Volume 1

This album came off the back of 100 songs all written over a 4 year period.
Environment definitely played a big part in the conception of this album - having lived in California and Arizona for 20 years playing all kinds of juke joints and bars.
Roots blues , gospel and country are in my DNA and vinyl record collection : Hank Williams,Buck Owens,Muddy Waters and Pee Wee Crayton to name a few.
They all end up in my writing too.
The arrangements and production are very simple and "old school" for this album: basically vocals, guitar and drums cut live with minimal overdubs.

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RICHARD WILSON -Made In America - Volume 2

This album is the companion album to "Made In America-Volume 1" - and comes off the back of 100 songs written in a 4 year period.
Having lived for 20 years in California and Arizona - playing many juke joints and bars- environment played a big part in the conception of this album.
Roots blues, gospel and country is in my DNA - artists such as Howling Wolf,Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Buck Owens seep into my songwriting.
The arrangements and production of this album are very simple - just cut live with guitar ,vocals and drums - with minimal overdubs.

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RICHARD WILSON -Nothing To Lose

"Nothing To Lose"  continues (like the previous release "Different Drum') in a swinging jazz / blues/ folk direction.
The all original compositions draw on the swinging blues influences of: Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters , Magic Sam , Les Paul , Cab Calloway ,Mose Allison and the other Chess and Sun Records recordings of the 1950's.

The album was cut live in the studio with minimal overdubs.

Featuring just me on guitar and vocals -and drums played by James Chapman.

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RICHARD WILSON -Different Drum

"Different Drum"  moves in a swinging jazz / blues/ folk direction.

The album draws on the influences of Les Paul , Cab Calloway ,Mose Allison and Be Bop rhythms of the 50's.
However there is also a strong folk element present - as this music is truly original and hard to pigeon hole into one genre.

The lyrical content is a continuum from earlier albums and explores the spectrum of human emotion.

Augmented by drums and bass on several tracks, this album is played with energy and passion and was cut live in the studio, in an "old school " manner.

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RICHARD WILSON -Something To Say

The final CD in the trilogy of albums exploring the spectrum of human emotion.

Stylistically this CD gives a nod to British folk and British acoustic music in general.

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RICHARD WILSON -Foreign Lands

The lyrical theme follows an examination of contemporary life and all the thoughts and emotions we deal with.
This is the second in the trilogy of albums - the first one being : "Its Never Too Late" .
The arrangements are simple and acoustic - with the track "Foreign Lands" constructed of multi-tracked dulcimer and 3 part harmony vocals.
Different guitar tunings, capos and time signatures are used to elicit different moods too.
Its for you to enjoy and start the journey!

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