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Little Milton


  • [Little Milton was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1988.]

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  • Instance Of

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  • Variants

    • Campbell, Milton, 1934-
    • Milton, Little
    • Campbell, James Milton
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1934-09-07
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2005-08-04
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Chess Records (Firm)
        • Organization: (naf) Malaco Records
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Bobbin Records (Firm)
        • Organization: Checkers label (Firm)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Inverness (Miss.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Memphis (Tenn.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

    • Occupation

  • Use For

  • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Little Milton, his greatest sides [SR] p1983:label (Little Milton); container (Little Milton Campbell)
    • found: New Rolling stone enc. of rock & roll(Little Milton; b. Milton Campbell, Sept. 7, 1934, Inverness, Miss.; blues singer, guitarist)
    • found: New York times WWW site, Aug. 5, 2005(Little Milton; b. James Milton Campbell, Sept. 7, 1934, Inverness, Miss.; d. yesterday [Aug. 4, 2005], Memphis, aged 71; bluesman with a gritty voice and a sensuous guitar style who had hits throughout the 1960s and 70s)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 5, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Milton, Little; James Milton Campbell Jr.; blues musician/ singer, songwriter, guitarist; born 07 September 1934 in Inverness, Mississippi, United States; became very popular with the band leader Ike Turner in Missouri; formed his own band; moved to St. Louis, Missouri (1958); together with DJ Bob Lyons formed the label Bobbin Records; joined Chess Records in Chicago, Illinois, as an artist on the Checkers label (1962); the hit recording, "We're Gonna Make It" climbed the R&B charts to number one (1965); signed with the Jackson-based Malaco Records in Mississippi (1984); recorded fourteen hit albums; earned the W.C. Handy Blues Award for Entertainer of the Year (1988); Malaco Records released an album entitled "Welcome to Little Milton", a collection of duets which was nominated for the distinguished Grammy Award (1999); was headlined a Memphis Blues festival in London, England (2005); final album, "Think of Me" (2005); died 04 August 2005 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States)
  • General Notes

    • [Little Milton was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1988.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1992-12-11: new
    • 2018-02-07: revised
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