Them Changes is an album by American artist Buddy Miles, released in June 1970. It reached number 8 on the 1970 Jazz Albums chart, number 35 on the Billboard 200 and number 14 on the 1971 R&B albums charts. definitely worth the extra effort to try to locate.
In 1970, after the Buddy Miles Express split up, Miles began a collaboration with Hendrix and bassist Billy Cox. Together, they formed Band of Gypsys, producing one self-titled live album before disbanding. Later in 1970, while recording the album We Got To Live Together, Buddy Miles learned of the death of Hendrix, which he mentions on the inner cover of the album. Released in 1971, We Got To Live Together was produced by Miles and Robin McBride. It comprises five songs, including the instrumental "Easy Greasy". When the Buddy Miles Band released its live album, it again included "Them Changes", which had become Miles' signature song. The song was released a fourth time on a live record Miles recorded with Carlos Santana. In 1973, Miles recorded an album with The Gun's Adrian Gurvitz called Chapter VII.
Alto Saxophone – Robert Pittman Arranged By – Buddy Miles, The Freedom ExpressBass, Bass – Billy CoxDrums, Vocals – Buddy MilesOrgan – Bob ParkinsRhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar – Wally RossunoloTenor Saxophone – James Tatum (2)Trumpet – Teddy BlandinWritten-By – B. Miles. A2. I Still Love You, Anyway. Acoustic Guitar – Charlie KarpArranged By – Buddy Miles, Charlie KarpBacking Vocals – Bob Hogins, Buddy Miles, Robin McBrideHarpsichord, Piano – Robin McBrideLead Vocals – Buddy MilesOrgan, Piano – Bob HoginsWritten-By – C. Karp.
Well, my mind is going through them changes I feel just like committing a crime Every time you see me goin' somewhere I know I'm goin' outta my mind, yeah Oh, my baby she left me the other day And we were havin' a lot of fun Oh, she knew I just loved her so And that's the reason why she. had to run. It's all right You know what I mean All right What I say All right Oh, yeah. Well, my mind is going through them changes I feel just like commitin' a crime Every time ya see me goin' somewhere I feel like I'm goin' outta my mind, yeah Every day that she left me alone She didn't have much to say, no no Every time she stepped out on me She didn't know how I feel, yeah. How'd I feel, how'd I feel, baby She didn't know what I feel like Every time, she just see me She Didn't know No, No Oh, my darling, darling Oh, Oh. More on Genius.
Bloomfield invited Miles to join up, and the band made its debut at the Monterey Pop Festival; unfortunately, the original lineup splintered in 1968. With founder Bloomfield gone, Miles briefly took over leadership of the band on its second studio album, which failed to reignite the public's interest. With the Electric Flag's horn section in tow, Miles split to form his own group, the similarly eclectic Buddy Miles Express. Hendrix also produced the Miles Express' follow-up, 1969's Electric Church, and disbanded his backing band the Experience later that year; shortly afterward, Hendrix, Miles, and bassist Billy Cox formed Band of Gypsys, one of the first all-black rock bands.
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Producer – Robin McBrideWritten-By – B. Miles*
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Producer – Lou ReiznerWritten-By – B. Miles*, B. Rich*
- Distributed By – London Records Of Canada Ltd.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Label A): 1-46043
- Matrix / Runout (Label B): 1-43256
- Matrix / Runout (Runout A): 1-46043 F
- Matrix / Runout (Runout B): 1-43256 F
|6052 009||Buddy Miles And The Freedom Express||Buddy Miles And The Freedom Express - Them Changes (7", Single, Mono)||Mercury||6052 009||Germany||1970|
|6052 056||Buddy Miles||Them Changes / We Got To Live Together (7")||Mercury||6052 056||Italy||1976|
|73228||Buddy Miles||Them Changes (7")||Mercury||73228||US||1971|
|6052 056||Buddy Miles||Them Changes / We Got To Live Together (7", Single, Mono)||Mercury||6052 056||Greece||Unknown|
|73228||Buddy Miles||Them Changes (7", Single)||Mercury||73228||US||1971|