Friday, February 29, 2008

RIP: Buddy Miles

Drummer Buddy Miles is dead. A quick note from Left I:

Buddy Miles, who drummed with Jimi Hendrix, the Electric Flag, and others, has died. In his honor, have a listen to the Electric Flag's song, "Another Country," with lyrics starting:
If I could lose
All my troubles
By running away
No, no I wouldn't stay
No I wouldn't
...
Find yourself another country.
No doubt we all feel that way sometimes, whether it be personal troubles or the troubles of the world. Keeping up the fight, sometimes in the face of very long odds indeed, is a difficult proposition.
And, if you haven't had enough Buddy Miles and the Electric Flag, here's an earlier post of their hit, "Killing Floor."
Tonight I'll be playing Doriella Du Fontaine (an early rap tune in which Buddy Miles and Jimi Hendrix performed the instrumental backing for one of the Last Poets members, Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, who was then going by Lightnin' Rod) on my radio show in his honor.

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