[JPL] Buddy Miles

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Thu Feb 28 11:00:21 EST 2008

I was just listening to Band Of Gypsy's yesterday afternoon. I guess Buddy's spirit was in the air


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From: Jae Sinnett <jaejazz at yahoo.com>
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> Yep, I know, this doesn't have much to do with jazz but man...he was part of 
> some classic musical adventures. I've had great times listening to Buddy Miles. 
> Bless you brother...
>   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”).
> In lieu of flowers; the family has asked to please make donations to the Jazz 
> Foundation of America specifically in Buddy Miles' name to assist with funeral, 
> and other expenses at www.jazzfoundation.org ; The Jazz Foundation of America, 
> at 322 West 48th Street, New York, NY, 10036, Attn.: Amy Cusma. 
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