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Buddy MilesAudio CD
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listen  2. Miss LadyBuddy Miles 4:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. 69 Freedom SpecialBuddy Miles 4:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. TexasBuddy Miles 7:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Them Changes (Album Version)Buddy Miles 3:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  9. We Got To Live TogetherBuddy Miles11:57Album Only
listen10. Joe TexBuddy Miles 4:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Don't Keep Me WonderingBuddy Miles 2:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Midnight RiderBuddy Miles 3:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Wholesale LoveBuddy Miles 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Down By The River (Live)Buddy Miles13:28Album Only

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  • Audio CD (March 25, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fontana Island
  • ASIN: B000001DTE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,963 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Buddy's best known for playing with Jimi Hendrix, but on his own he recorded half a dozen albums for Mercury, for whose release collectors have been, er, beating the drums for years! And this 14-track collection, his first-ever, neatly plucks out the highlights: Them Changes; We Got to Live Together; Down by the River ; the Hendrix-produced Miss Lady; Dreams; Midnight Rider; Texas , and more, with notes.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A reason for the suits to read these reviews March 15, 2001
Format:Audio CD
If they do, they will see that there is a cry out for more of Buddy Miles work to be released. This album is O.K., but more than anything else, it proves the old adage: "In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king". This has some of Buddy Miles' fine work. But, it simply whets the appetite for more. I'll bet that close to half the reviews of this album reference the fact that we would like more of his catalogue on disc.
The good news: The recording is great. Hearing the opening of "Them Changes" is like hearing from an old friend who has come back from school. Also, the songs are the full length versions we remember from back in the day. It is great to hear them, as is "We Got to Live Together".
The only bad news is what is missing. I would pay real money to get a copy of the Them Changes album on CD. While I did like the live version of "Down By the River", there is NOTHING like the studio version from that album. Also missed is "Hearts Delight".
Until that CD comes out, this will have to do.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bring on more of Buddy Miles!!! May 24, 1999
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Maybe 25 years ago, I picked up the 2-record set, Buddy Miles Live, and really thrived on it. I went to a record store a couple of years ago to ask on Miles' music availibility. The clerk looked on a microfiche and found that, "There's a Christmas album by him." I somehow couldn't imagine Buddy Miles' band doing "Silent Night." I think that most people think of Buddy Miles as the guy who played on a Hendrix album or two. That he did. But his top-40 realm was limited. So his exposure too was limited. That's too bad. Miles' music is a mix of soul and jazz--if I can call it that. There's some great drum work (Miles is, after all, the drummer) and other great instrumental work. It's got a driving spirit rivaling that of other soul stars, like Otis Redding, with less focus on any one person and more on the whole band.
This album is stellar. The only reason I hesitate to give it 5 (or 6!) stars is that I can't find much of the rest of his music on CD. I'll tell you what: if someone releases, say, Buddy Miles Live on CD, I'll up this superb disk to 5 stars!!
Listen to it, and enjoy it. And thanks to for having it available!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars IT'S NICE BUT . . . June 12, 2000
By Charles
Format:Audio CD
Okay, I'm a die-hard Buddy Miles fan and I'm well familiar with his work. With the exception of the song, "TAKE IT OFF HIM, PUT IT ON ME", from the WE GOT TO LIVE TOGETHER album not being included, THE GREATEST HITS CD is a great collection of the stuff he did under the Mercury label. All the cuts are in their original full-length.
Still (and this is the reason why I only gave it four stars), it would've been a hundred times better if it was a whole anthology. Great memorable jams from not only Mercury Records but also the stuff he did on Casablanca, the SNEAK ATTACK album on Atlantic; the recent albums (HELL AND BACK, MILES AWAY FROM HOME & TRIBUTE TO JIMI HENDRIX) and, most of all, the three back to back classic albums he did on the Columbia label. All the cuts being in full length just like they were on the GREATEST HITS CD.
It doesn't matter how many CD's it would take . . . 3,4;5, whatever, if you're a fan (like I am) you'll buy it.
Plus, not only have the full live version of "DOWN BY THE RIVER" but the studio one as well.
Now, putting all that together, that would've been great . . . an entire full-length ANTHOLOGY collection!
I hope, some how, this gets back to him. Or if he or the record-companies are not interested, at lease; for a limited time, re-issue the old albums (especially the ones on Columbia) in CD format.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Significant stylist. November 2, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Here is a solid collection from an artist who has contributed mightily to the rock and soul scene - too bad he seems to be considered as only "the guy who did 'Them Changes', then was with Hendrix for a while, then did the 'California Raisins' thing..."
It's interesting that Buddy is perhaps a more impressive singer than instrumentalist, and this thought does point to two missing ballads which would have brought this review to a *five*, namely, "I Still Love You, Anyway" from the "Them Changes" album, and "Last Words Of Love", from "More Miles Per Gallon". I recall the latter tune as performed on the "In Concert" TV show, circa. '76. He sang it stage front and devastated the audience.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A convincing talent, not fully convincingly presented September 4, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Some of the cuts on this CD are all-time classics, innovative, catchy and demonstrative of real writing and playing talent. Others are likely to be appealing to Buddy Miles fans more than others. And still others suggest that this "best of" compilation, like too many others, doesn't fully skim the cream. If you want to own 1 sampler of Buddy Miles's work, this CD may be as good as any. Otherwise, dig further into his archives.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BUDDY 'S THE BADDEST AND THE BEST October 4, 1999
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Many Miles to Buddy Miles February 10, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Buddy Miles is truly one the unsung heros of my generation. Whether he's playing by himself or featured with Santana, Malo or Hendrix, he is one of the greatest drummers in the business. I have been blessed to actually attend one of his shows and his band was tight! He sounded exactly like his recordings. I have loved him always. I miss his music so much. No one can do "Down By The River" the way he did. He had a technique unmatched by no one in the business. I have fond memories of myself, doing the funky chicken and the penguine on the dance floor. I strongly suggest that you purchase this album and try to sit down and listen to it all. I bet you will be out of your seat before he's done! I danced many miles when Buddy was on the stereo.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Of
Great music from the past.If you like late 60,s and early seventies music from the late Buddy Miles you wont go wrong with this cd.
Published 19 months ago by Robert A. Olds
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Buddy Miles
I had heard these songs since I was a young guy in the 70's. Them changes was my favorite. I heard it on the internet one day and had to figure out who was singing the song. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Christopher W. Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Buddy Miles the best of
I have searched for down by the river for years and there it was i love it
Published on May 23, 2011 by Gregory S. Chatman
4.0 out of 5 stars RIP Buddy
I do not know where to begin as I didn't know what to expect from the whole CD. I bought it for "Changes" because I love the way it gets peoples attention. Read more
Published on December 1, 2010 by first2leave
5.0 out of 5 stars very pleasing...
The album arrived very quickly and in perfect condition. It was a gift, and the person who received it was very pleased with it!
Published on October 23, 2009 by Linda N. Geracie
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy with confidence from this seller!
I purchased a CD entitled...the Best of Buddy Miles. I recieved it in 2 days,and it was in "like new" condition. Read more
Published on May 13, 2009 by Richard G. Leiser
5.0 out of 5 stars soul, deep as the ocean
this is probably one of the best albums I own, and I own a lot of albums. I work for a music publishing company, so you might imagine how much music I have access to. Read more
Published on January 28, 2009 by jp
4.0 out of 5 stars Buddy Miles.
I remembered, 'Down by the River,' 'Them Changes,' and, 'We've got to live together.' Just read on CNN that Buddy Miles died.
Published on February 28, 2008 by Dirk M. Sampath
5.0 out of 5 stars It's All Here!
Most of you may know Buddy Miles from the Hendrix's Band of Gypsies. However, at the same time The Jimi Hendrix Experience was cranking out their albums, Buddy Miles put out some... Read more
Published on March 15, 2006 by Robert A. Guthenberg
4.0 out of 5 stars Buddy Miles Live
One of my favorite albums of all time and probably one of the best live R&B alums ever is the "Buddy Miles Live" released originally as a two vinyl set. Read more
Published on July 23, 2001 by S. Pettis
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