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Buddy Miles, R.I.P.

By admin Published: February 28, 2008

Buddy Miles
(LA Times photo, Buddy Miles in the early '70s)

The famous drummer and singer has died. You may think he's getting a place in this space because, as the obit notes, he was the lead voice of the California Raisins. Not really. I'm just a fan, and I'm not even thinking of the Hendrix stuff. He's here because he did a thunderous version of "Don't Mess With Cupid," back in the day and because "Them Changes" is one of those songs that will always be in my head (it's on the needing-an-update "Songs in the Key of My Life" list with this blog).

I recommend "The Best of Buddy Miles," not only for "Them Changes" but for his versions of "Midnight Rider" and "Down by the River," and for "Train." Missing him.

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