Several sources have reported that Buddy Miles died of congestive heart failure late Tuesday night at his home in Austin, Texas. He’s best known for his work with Jimi Hendrix. That’s Miles you hear on skins on “Band of Gypsys” album, as well as on “Rainy Day, Dream Away” and “Still Raining, Still Dreaming” from “Electric Ladyland” album. But his illustrious career also found him playing with other rock and soul heavyweights, the likes of Wilson Pickett, Stevie Wonder and David Bowie.
An official statement has been posted on his Web site.