Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sun, Chess, Stax....

Although he was often compared to both BB King and Bobby Blue Band, Little Milton never quite achieved the crossover success of either of them.

Little Milton originally recorded for Sun Records, before releasing material for Chess and Stax. His early recordings were very blues influenced but his albums from the 70's on the Stax label are most definitely of the soul variety. He was backed often by Stax stalwarts The Memphis Horns and combined with his distinctive choppy guitar sounds and his gritty, expressive vocals made some great soul tracks that are up there with the likes of Sam Cooke and Bobby Bland.

He also recorded some tracks for the now defunct Checker label in the 60's including this little number that reached Number 1 on the R'n'B chart in the mid 1960's....

Little Milton - We're Gonna Make It

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