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    Passing of drum legend Buddy Miles.


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    Date: February 27, 2008 11:46:13 PM EST
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    Subject: Blues Blast Extra - Legendary Drummer Buddy Miles 1947 – 2008
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    IllinoisBlues.com is saddened by the passing of drum legend Buddy Miles. He will be missed!

    Buddy Miles 9/5/1947 – 2/26/2008
    Legendary Drummer Buddy Miles passed away this Tuesday, peacefully at his home in Austin, TX. He was (60) sixty years old. He suffered from congestive heart failure but the official cause of death is not known.

    Buddy performed with some of the greatest names in music including Stevie Wonder, Muddy Waters, Michael Bloomfield, Wilson Pickett, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, David Crosby, Jack Bruce, Eric Burden, Peter Torque, Billy Gibbons, Prince, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmy Vaughan, Rick James, Kool and the Gang, Jr. Brown, Ike Turner, Pinetop Perkins, Jr. Wells, Koko Taylor, Johnny Taylor, Barry White, Aretha Franklin, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Carlos Santana, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Billy Cox, David Bowie and others.

    Buddy Miles recorded over 70 albums and performed in numerous world tours, television commercials and videos. He is best known for his work with Jimi Hendrix and bass player Billy Cox in Band of Gypsys.

    Band of Gypsys recorded one album appropriately titled “Band of Gypsys” in 1970 at Fillmore East in New York. Two of the songs on the album were written by Miles. ("We Gotta Live Together" and "Changes”).

    "Changes" ... He will be missed.
    Styxx

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    Re: Passing of drum legend Buddy Miles.

    Say, is it true that Buddy had perfect pitch? I've heard that before. He sure was a great singer to boot.
    Yes, I believe so but most would differ just on the assumption that "drummers aren't musicians". Really ...

    I have many album with Buddy playing on them. He visited Buffalo some time back with his own band Buddy Miles Express and I was lucky to see him perform. Better live than on vinyl.
    Styxx

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