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Little Milton

b. James Milton Campbell Jnr., 7th September 1934, Inverness, Mississippi, U.S.A.

d. 4th August 2005, Memphis Tennessee, U.S.A.

Born in Mississippi, Little Milton played guitar from the age of 12.

He legally dropped the James when he discovered that he had a brother of the same name on his father's side.

Milton made his first public appearances as a teenager in the blues bars and cafes on Greenville's celebrated Nelson Street.

He first appeared on record accompanying pianist Willie Love in the early 50's, then appeared under his own name on three singles issued on Sam Phillips' Sun label under the guidance of Ike Turner.

Although their working relationship continued throughout the decade, it was on signing to Chicago's Chess / Checker outlet that Milton's career flourished.

Milton had a hit in 1965 with the optimistic 'We're Gonna Make It', and followed it with other releases, including 'Who's Cheating Who?' in 1965, and 'Grits Ain't Groceries' in 1968.

He remained with Chess until 1971, whereupon he relocated to the Stax imprint.

Milton also worked alongside Sonny Boy Williamson III.

'That's What Love Will Do' returned the singer to the R & B chart after a two-year absence, but despite his appearance in the Wattstax film, Little Milton was unable to maintain a consistent recording career.

In the 90's he was with Delmark Records.

His most recent album 'Think Of Me' was released in May 2005.

Little Milton passed away from a stroke in August 2005.

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We're Gonna Make It (Checker 1965)

Little Milton Sings Big Blues (Checker 1966)

Grits Ain't Groceries (Chess 1969)

If Walls Could Talk (Chess 1970)

Waiting For Little Milton (Stax 1973)

Blues 'N'Soul (Stax 1974)

Montreux Festival (Stax 1974)

Me For You, You For Me (Glades 1976)

Friend Of Mine (Glades 1976)

shared with Jackie Ross: In Perspective (1981)

I Need Your Love So Bad (MCA 1982)

Age Ain't Nothing But A Number (MCA 1983)

Playin' For Keeps (Malaco 1984)

Annie Mae's Cafe (Malaco 1987)

Movin' To The Country (Malaco 1987)

I Will Survive (Malaco 1988)

Too Much Pain (Malaco 1990)

Reality (1992)

Im A Gambler (Malaco 1994)

Live At Westville Prison (Delmark 1995)

Cheatin' Habit (Malaco 1996)

Guitar Man (Malaco 2002)

Think Of Me (Malaco 2005)

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