Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Buddy Miles ''Them Changes''

Buddy Miles

''Them Changes''
( LP Mercury Records, 1970 )
Catalog # SR 61280

A1 - Them Changes 3:20
A2 - I Still Love You, Anyway 4:13
A3 - Heart's Delight 4:06
A4 - Dreams 4:52
B1 - Down By The River 6:20
B2 - Memphis Train 2:55
B3 - Paul B. Allen, Omaha, Nebraska 5:31
B4 - Your Feeling Is Mine 2:11

Personnel & Credits:
Fred Allen Vocals (bckgr)
Lee Allen & His Band Trumpet, Vocals (bckgr)
Lee Allen Saxophone
Teddy Blandin Trumpet
Fred Breitberg Assistant Engineer
Burnell Caldewell Photography
Peter Carter Trumpet
Billy Cox Bass, Fuzz Bass
John Craig Design Consultant
Steve Cropper Producer
Warren Dewey Engineer
Richard Germinaro Design
Tom T. Hall Trumpet
Tom Hall Trumpet
Marlo Henderson Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Vocals (bckgr)
Alan Hendler Engineer
Duane Hitchings Organ
Bob Hogins Organ, Piano, Trombone, Arranger, Keyboards, Piano (Electric), Vocals (bckgr), Soloist
David Hull Bass, Vocals (bckgr)
Dwayne Hutchings Organ
Charlie Karp Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Arranger, Guitar (Electric), Vocals (bckgr), Soloist, Guitar (Leslie)
Andre Lewis Organ, Piano (Electric), Vocals (bckgr), Clavinet, Soloist, Vocal Harmony
Robin McBride Piano, Keyboards, Vocals (bckgr), Producer, Electric Harpsichord
Jim McCarty Guitar
Buddy Miles Bass, Guitar, Arranger, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Producer
Bob Parkins Organ
Gilles Petard Reissue Producer
Robert Pittman Saxophone, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)
Roland Robinson Bass
Wally Rossunolo Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm)
Dean Rudland Liner Notes
Desmond Strobel Art Direction
Bruce Swedien Mixing Engineer
James Tatum Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)
Mark Williams Sax (Tenor), Vocals (bckgr)
Mark Williams Wind
Phil Wood Piano, Flugelhorn, Vocals (bckgr)
Phil Woods Horn
Gérard Woog Supervisor
Toby Wynn Saxophone, Sax (Baritone)

This 1970 release by former Band of Gypsy's drummer Buddy Miles is, quite simply, one of the great lost treasures of soul inspired rock music. From the funky drive of the title track to Miles' plaintive singing on "I Still Love You, Anyway" and Greg Allman's "Dreams," the album is filled with the best qualities of both genres. Not only does Miles prove himself to be a great interpretor of songs, but with the title track and "Heart's Delight," he demonstrates his ability to write solid material on his own. Complimented by the Memphis Horns, Miles' songs soar and swing as hard as any Stax release, and his voice, underutilized when he played with the Electric Flag and Hendrix, combines the nuance of soul singing with the grit of rock. Them Changes is definately worth the extra effort to try to locate.
By Steve Kurutz (AMG)

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