Archive for March, 2008


Electric Church

Most notably remembered for being the flamboyant drummer in Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys, Buddy Miles died two weeks ago. I thought it fit to give a tribute. In addition to being 1/3 of the shortlived Gypsys, George “Buddy” Miles had also played with the likes of Wilson Pickett, Mike Bloomfield, John McLaughlin, George Clinton, Carlos Santana, and Bootsy Collins. When asked how he wanted to be remembered, his response was this:

“The baddest of the bad. People say I’m the baddest drummer. If that’s true, thank you world.”

I think that says it all. Here’s one of his very best. “Them Changes” is now part of Clapton’s set on tour as a tribute. It is rumored that Buddy heard Clapton playing it through his cell phone the day before he died. Whether true or not, thats pretty damn cool.

The Band of Gypsys (live 1970): Changes

King Curtis (also live 1970): Them Changes