Floyd Miles
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Floyd Miles
Floyd Miles
Born (1943-04-13)April 13, 1943
Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.
Died January 25, 2018(2018-01-25) (aged 74)
Genres Electric blues, soul blues[1]
Guitarist, singer, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals, drums
Labels Ichiban Records, Kingsnake Records, Beloved Records, Rock House Records
Website http://www.floydmiles.com

Floyd Miles (April 13, 1943 - January 25, 2018) was an American electric blues and soul blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He released four solo albums from 1992 onwards.[1]

Life and career

Miles was born and bred in Daytona Beach, growing up as the youngest of 11 children.[2] He left home at the age of 15.[3]

His musical career really started when playing with The Universals, a soul band which were locally popular in the early 1960s.[1] At the time Miles was a singing drummer for the band, and he befriended both Gregg and Duane Allman, who lived nearby and jammed with the band.[4][2]

After playing drums and singing with several other local groups, Miles founded his own band, which backied musicians such as Arthur Conley, Erma Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, Eddie Floyd and Percy Sledge. Through his friendship of the Allmans, Miles moved on to supply guitar backing for Clarence Carter.[1][3] He later performed with the London Symphony Orchestra.[3]

His debut solo album was Crazy Man (1992), which included musical assistance from Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts.[5]Goin' Back to Daytona was released in 1994. Miles gained greater national prominence when he played on tour with the ensemble Gregg Allman & Friends.[1]

His third album, Mountain to Climb (1999), was released by Beloved Records. His last recording, Another Man Will, produced by Roy Roberts, was released in 2002.[1][6] Miles performed at the Boundary Waters Blues Festival and, in 1996 and 2009, at the Sarasota Blues Fest.[7]


Miles died on January 25, 2018, at the age of 74.[8]


Year Title Record label
1992 Crazy Man Ichiban
1996 Goin' Back to Daytona Kingsnake
1999 Mountain to Clumb Beloved
2002 Another Man Will Rock House


See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Jason Ankeny. "Floyd Miles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Buffalo, Michael Smith (October 2004). "Floyd Miles". Retrieved 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Floyd Miles biodata". Floydmiles.com. Retrieved 2012. 
  4. ^ "Young Duane Allman: The Floyd Miles Interview". Jasobrecht.com. Retrieved 2012. 
  5. ^ "Floyd Miles, Crazy Man: Credits". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012. 
  6. ^ "Floyd Miles, Another Man Will: Credits". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012. 
  7. ^ Galipault, Gerry. "Little Feat Steps Up". HeraldTribune.com. Retrieved 2012. 
  8. ^ Saunders, Emmeline (January 26, 2018). "Blues musician and singer Floyd Miles dies aged 74". Mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 2018. 

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