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|Buddy Miles Express|
Hell & Back
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Buddy Miles re-emerges with a sonic jolt of hard rhythm & blues on his most powerful recording ever, fusing the deepest circuits of soul, gospel, funk and rock 'n roll while channeling the influences of Wilson Pickett, Jim... more »
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Buddy Miles re-emerges with a sonic jolt of hard rhythm & blues on his most powerful recording ever, fusing the deepest circuits of soul, gospel, funk and rock 'n roll while channeling the influences of Wilson Pickett, Jimi Hendrix, Funkadelic and more. Fast-forward to the present day, with the re-release of Hell and Back, and the legacy of Hendrix-as well as the influences of other artists with whom Miles has worked-still burns brightly, fueled by deeply soulful performances and a rootsy emphasis on the funk. Mixing original compositions with reworkings of some favorite standards, Hell and Back recalls the funky exuberance of the string of albums that Miles and the Express recorded in the 1970s for the Casablanca label. But for all its '70s funk flavor, Hell and Back also boasts a technological edge that hurtles the music forward into the 21st century. Whether it's silky soul, sizzling fatback rhythms, or over-the-top crunch, the Buddy Miles Express has come a long way down the highway, coming up with a whole new thang to expand even further on the ever-shifting boundaries of the black rock canon.
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Dan D. from CHARLOTTE, NC
Reviewed on 4/17/2011...
Buddy Miles Cooks and Sings
Earsby | Norman, OK United States | 08/23/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Here's a great example of a more-recent Buddy Miles recording. I bought this because I read that Bill Laswell Produced it and I am glad I did. Miles pounds out great straight-ahead R&B rhythms and true to Laswell's recordings you can hear everything clearly. Buddy's singing is great, too. He has great range and represents himself well. Other personnel include Jeff Levine on Organ, Piano, and Clavinet, and his B-3 playing really makes this recording heat up. Then there's Kevon Smith and Nicky Skopelitis on guitars. The solo on All Along the Watchtower sizzles(I don't know who plays it, though). Joe Thomas on Bass. Then the Uptown Horns play on Hell and Back with great effect.
It is refreshing to hear a legendary drummer still Rocking and crooning a great-sounding CD. This would not be for everyone. If you are only interested in tried and true radio-worn fare, get something else. But if you're a drummer or musician or an appreciator of great Soulful and bluesy Rock, this could be a nice addition to your collection."
Buddy oh Buddy
Don Wilson | Lynbrook, NY USA | 06/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Buddy Miles has long been one of the most undrrated drummers & vocalists of all time. I have seen im in concert many times going back to the Electric Flag & with the Band Of Gypsys & he was always the backing force of the band & the man can sing.I knew how taleneted Buddy was before I purchased this album & was not disappointed at all."