Michael Charles continues the “Under the Covers” series of CD singles with Disc Two “Going Down”, one more outstanding guitar driven performance as MC pays homage to Don Nix writer and the guitar master and performer of Going Down, Jeff Beck.
Disc Two’s bonus cut “The Sky Is Crying” is probably the most significant bonus cut for MC. Genuine sentiment flows from this great Elmore James song as Michael recalls time spent with the late George Baze. George, the late Junior Wells guitarist, was instrumental in the beginning of Michael’s introduction to America and Chicago Blues. A gifted friend, an awesome vocalist, his memory lives on through this recording.
As with all of the Under the Covers CD singles, we mark this series truly as a “release for the fans” and once again artwork designed by Jamie Coghill of Michael’s Australian record label, Newmarket Music, features a picture taken by one of MC’s fans, Paula Buechley.
The union of Newmarket Music’s and Moonlight Label’s recording artist, Michael Charles and Chicago’s Hip Hop artist, Magisty has produced, Charles 24th release. “Connected”: a fusion of Charles accomplished, intense, blues guitar, Magisty’s fresh, passionate rhyme, and the songwriting abilities of the two brings together blues and hip hop, experience and innocence, roughness and refinement, to create an album unlike any you have ever heard before, and most likely, will ever hear again! Music audiences across the spectrum and across the globe will find themselves connected.
Michael Charles, best known in the circles for his phenomenal guitar performances, really lays it on the line with this latest release, I‘m Nobody‘s Fool.
The 2006 CD release, I’m Nobody’s Fool, celebrates the reunion of this Australian born artist, Michael Charles and his long time producer, Greg Williams of Dex Audio Melbourne Australia. Greg engineered and co-produced most of Charles' earlier recordings from 1985 to 1992, and now the two of them rejoined efforts to create what may be Charles’ most flavorful release thus far. Michael's albums always highlight his prolific song writing, but in I'm Nobody's Fool, his guitar takes over . This album is probably the closest you'll get to him and his live sound on stage.
Home Through The Streets was the third vinyl by Australian Blues Rocker, Michael Charles. Originally released in 1986, tunes from Home Through The Streets charted in Charles’ homeland. In keeping with the intentions of MC’s record labels, Moonlight Label in the USA and Newmarket Music in Australia, to re-release all of MC’s former recordings, Home Through The Streets, released in November 2008 includes the original album tracks, three new versions of three songs from the original album, plus three live bonus cuts. This 2008 CD is digitally re-mastered by Greg Williams of Dex Audio, Australia who co-produced and engineered the original 1986 vinyl. The first thousand CD’s manufactured are a special edition release and display the logo of the Arizona Blind and Deaf Children’s Foundation. This edition commemorates Michael’s performance at the 2008 Arizona Blind and Deaf Children’s Foundation fundraiser in Tucson, Arizona USA and Moonlight Label donated fifty percent of the profits, directly to the foundation, on behalf of Michael Charles.