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Little Milton Campbell was an accomplished blues musician. A performer known for his extraordinary technique, soulful voice, and unique blend of musical styles, Milton was also admired for his staying power. A talented musician and shrewd businessman, he recorded and performed consistently for over 50 years. While Milton may not have developed the clearly identifiable sound of some of his peers, which may explain why he never became a “top forty” favorite, he managed to use his extraordinary musical skills to change with the times. Until his death in 2005, Milton provided his audiences with contemporary music while staying true to his Mississippi Delta roots. Whether performing a solo with an acoustic guitar or playing an electric guitar backed by keyboard, bass, and drums, Little Milton was an authentic, grassroots blues artist.

Milton first made it big in 1965, when he recorded “We're Gonna Make It,” a song that hit home during the height of the Civil Rights Era. It remained number one on Billboard magazine's R&B singles chart for many weeks. An accomplished songwriter, Milton wrote many well known songs, including “Grits Ain't Groceries” and “If Walls Could Talk.” The song that helped define him as a blues legend was “The Blues Is Alright,” unofficially recognized as the “International Blues Anthem.” In 1988 Little Milton was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame and won the W.C. Handy Award for Blues Entertainer of the Year.

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Album Think of Me by Little Milton

Think of Me

Telarc Records
2005

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Welcome to Little...

Malaco Music Group
1999

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