JIMI HENDRIX Sidemen Return With New BAND OF GYPSYS Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: Jimi Hendrix's BAND OF GYPSYS is back, more than 35 years after his death. Drummer Buddy Miles and bassist Billy Cox have released a new CD/DVD combo titled "The Band Of Gypsys Return", which features nine live and studio recordings. Included on the album are Hendrix classics such as "Foxey Lady", "Stone Free" and "Machine Gun", as well as two new songs that Cox wrote as a tribute to the R&B circuit where he, Miles, and Hendrix learned their craft. Guitar work on "The Band Of Gypsys Return" comes from Eric Gales, Kenny Olsen from Kid Rock's band, Andy Aledort from Guitar World magazine, and former EARTH, WIND & FIRE singer-guitarist Sheldon Reynolds.

Highlights on the DVD include footage of the song "Power Of Soul" being worked up in the studio, and live versions of "Foxey Lady" and "Who Knows", as well as interviews with both Cox and Miles.

Miles met Hendrix on the road in 1965, while Cox's relationship with Hendrix goes back even farther — they met in 1961 at Fort Campbell in Kentucky, when both were in the U.S. Army.

For the past two decades, Miles has probably been best known as the lead voice of the CALIFORNIA RAISINS.


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