Little Milton

Little Milton ( born September 7, 1934 in Inverness, Mississippi; † August 4, 2005 in Memphis, Tennessee), actually Milton Campbell, Jr., was an American blues guitarist and singer. His best-known hits are likely Grits Is not Groceries and We're Going To Make It be.

The musical influences of Little Milton were T -Bone Walker, BB King, Roy Brown and Big Joe Turner. He made his first recordings at Sun Records with the support of Ike Turner and his band. In 1958 he moved to St. Louis, where he built the Bobbin label with Oliver Sain, in which, inter alia, Albert King was under contract.

In 1961 he signed with Checker, an offshoot of Chess Records. In the following nine years he recorded over 100 songs, some of which were Top Ten hits. Who's Cheating Who? even reached the peak of the R & B charts. 1971 Little Milton moved to Stax Records. His style changed, he worked with strings and the Memphis Horns, with "Big" Joe Turner and Willie " Too Big" Hall.

1988 Little Milton was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.

From 1984 to 2004 Little Milton was with the Southern soul label Malaco under contract. There he had with "The Blues is Alright" a hit in the Chitlin 'Circuit, the R & B club scene of the South of the United States. The album "Welcome to Little Milton " united mainly duets with rock and blues artists such as Lucinda Williams, Delbert McClinton, Peter Wolf ( ex- J.Geils band) and Keb Mo '. In Malaco he has presented mostly good albums in the soul-blues style of the south, which were also included in the famous Muscle Shoals studios in some cases.

In 2005 he published a CD with Telarc, entitled "Think of Me ", produced by Jon Tiven, a good album in the classic soul - blues southern-style, spiced with elements of sixties music.