Buddy Miles Express – Bogger Bear (1973)

FrontCover1.JPGBooger Bear was an album released by The Buddy Miles Express in 1973. It was released in both stereo and quadraphonic formats. It made the Billboard charts in 1974.

The album received a positive review in the November, 23, 1973 issue of Billboard. The reviewer referred to it as a production of the first order with time and care being put into the selections. The songs “Why” and “United Nations Stomp”, both composed by Miles were singled out as solid entries. The album was also released in the Quadraphonic SQ Matrix. A review in the February, 24 issue Billboard for Quadrasonic albums mentioned the spectrum being opened up by the Columbia sound engineers. It also made the distinction between this album and most of the others that relied on the “Front” stereo approach, with the music in Booger Bear actually surrounding the listener. (by wikipedia)

Buddy Miles (1972)Not as good as them changes or express your skull but what is really. probably my 3rd favorite buddy miles album but it is pretty hard to beat the first two i mentioned (by R. Hale)

One of my favorite Post-Band of Gypsys albums by Buddy Miles. You can clearly feel it in the bluesy guitar work.
RIP Booger Bear! (by an amazom customer)

‘And we here real funky version of the Kinks classic “You Really Got Me” and a superb jazzy blues tune called “Louie’s Blues”.


Donny Beck (keyboards, background vocals)
Steve Busfield (guitar)
Mingo Lewis (percussion)
Buddy Miles (vocals, drums, bass, guitar)
Roland Robinson (bass, drums on 03.)
Bill Atwood (trumpet)
Robert Hogans (organ on 05.)
Pat O’Hara (trombone)
Peter Welker (trumpet)
background vocals:
Annie Sampson – Jo Baker – Steve Busfield
The Campbell-Kurban String Section


01. Booger Bear (Miles) 5.25
02. Thinking Of You (Messina) 4.25
03. Why (Miles) 3.52
04. You Really Got Me (Davies) 4.40
05. Love (Miles/Pantos) 3.45
06. United Nations Stomp (Miles) 4.44
07. Crazy Love (Miles) 3.06
08. You Are Everything (Creed/Bell) 4.10
09. Louie’s Blues (Miles) 7.27



Buddy Miles
George Allen “Buddy” Miles Jr. (September 5, 1947 – February 26, 2008)

Buddy Miles Regiment – Sneak Attack (1981)

FrontCover1.JPGSneak Attack is an album released in 1981 by the Buddy Miles Regiment, a band headed by American rock guitarist and drummer Buddy Miles. The album was released as an 11-track two-LP vinyl set, and includes tracks that were recorded live at the CIM prison facility in Chino, California. It was co-produced by Jim Paris and recorded and mastered at three different recording studios in Los Angeles, California, including the live show at Chino State Prison where Miles formed an all-inmate band while serving time there. (by wikipedia)

Even this album was released by a major label (Atlantic Records), it´s a more or less unknown album.

But you can hear the power of Buddy Miles … with great tunes like “Latin Rock Fusion” (the organ reminds me to the early Santana music).

And we here a reál strong horn section … and two cover versions:

“Sunshine Of Your Love” (yes, the Cream monster song – listen to the guitar solo !)” and “Dust In TheWind” (yes, the Kansas top hit !)

And if you like a fine mixture between Rock, Soul, Funk & Blues … than you have to listen to this exciting album ! And Dolly Durante did a real good job as the female lead singer.

And on the three live recordings we hear the great Sugarcane Harris on elecric violin !


J.P. Cevoni (guitar)
L.D. Dixon (keyboards)
Dolly Durante (vocals)
Bary McLaughlin (percussion)
Buddy Miles (drums, guitar, bass, vocals)
John Murray (keyboards)
Monty Lee Stark (vibraphone)
Wayne Bergoron (trumpet)
Lory Cole (trombone)

Brandon Fields (saxophone)
Richard Griffith (trumpet)
Jeff Jorgenson (saxophone)
Tobie Wynn (saxophone, tambourine)
Harry Bluestone – Mari Tsmura Botnick – Marshall  Sosson – Sheldon Sanov – Marvin Limonick – Endre Granat – Hack Shulman – Erno Neufeld
Gary Nuttycombe – David Schwartz – Alan Harshman – Linn Subotnick
Jesse Ehrlich – Armand Kproff
Anthony Ashby


Live at the CIM prison facility Chino, California (on 09. – 11.)
Alton Crook Harris (drums)
Don Sugarcane Harris (violin)
Jack Gill (guitar)
Buddy Miles (vocals, bass)
Gabe Osroscoe (voals)
L.B. Wisedal (guitar)


01. Latin Rock Fusion (Miles) 6.49
02. Can You Hold Me (Miles) 5.27
03. Sunshine Of Your Love (Bruce/Brown/Clapton) 5.36
04. I’ve Made My Mind Up (Miles) 7.32
05. Working Hard Every Day (Miles)10.27
06. Colossus (Miles) 4.54
07. Let’s Make It Together (Miles) 8.01
08. Jazz Fusion (Miles) 4.23
09. Hold Her Tight (Miles) 4.48
10. Dust In The Wind (Livgren) 5.36
11. For Your Precious Love (A.Brooks/Butler/R.Brooks) 7.47




George Allen “Buddy” Miles Jr. (September 5, 1947 – February 26, 2008)