Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Buddy Miles--Memphis Train

I am personally unaware of any other popular musicians that hail from Omaha, Nebraska.  Buddy Miles is the only one.  He had a great set of pipes and played some mean fatback drum.  Buddy first hit the big scene back in the Summer of Love era with his stint as drummer for a group called The Electric Flag.  Buddy knows his Blues.  In The Electric Flag he played alongside a couple of solid bluesmen, Nick Gravenites and Michael Bloomfield.

As you probably know, Buddy advanced beyond The Electric Flag and became part of Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsies.  He later released several solo albums.  On his "Them Changes" album from 1970, Buddy cover's Rufus Thomas' "Memphis Train."  It really is more of a Soul song, but who really cares

A relatively unknown bit of trivia about Buddy Miles is that he was the original voice of the lead raisin singing "Heard It Through The Grapevine" for the California Raisin TV campaign of the 1980's.

Anyway, take a listen below to Buddy Mile's version of "Memphis Train."

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