For Real

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All Music Guide - Ken Chang
For Real is another strong soul/blues cocktail served up by Little Milton, although it runs a bit heavy in the ballad department. Granted, Milton is plenty versatile enough to adopt the sentimental croon required to cover "To Love Somebody" and "A Rainy Night in Georgia," but he's really at his best when he's tearing into the blues with a guitar in his hands. Two slow blues numbers steal the show here: "Blues for Mr. C," which is a straightforward 12-bar burner, and "If That's What You Wanna Do," which rides a slicker, urban groove in the circa-'70s Albert King tradition. These two songs are the only originals on the entire album. The more upbeat R&B material on For Real ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Chang
For Real is another strong soul/blues cocktail served up by Little Milton, although it runs a bit heavy in the ballad department. Granted, Milton is plenty versatile enough to adopt the sentimental croon required to cover "To Love Somebody" and "A Rainy Night in Georgia," but he's really at his best when he's tearing into the blues with a guitar in his hands. Two slow blues numbers steal the show here: "Blues for Mr. C," which is a straightforward 12-bar burner, and "If That's What You Wanna Do," which rides a slicker, urban groove in the circa-'70s Albert King tradition. These two songs are the only originals on the entire album. The more upbeat R&B material on For Real generally hits its mark, albeit with a thick coat of production polish that could have used some thinning out. Not exactly the cream of the crop of his work on Malaco, but this album gets the job done.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/26/1998
  • Label: Malaco Records
  • UPC: 048021749423
  • Catalog Number: 7494
  • Sales rank: 150,135

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Little Milton Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Tom "Bones" Malone Flute, Trombone, Saxophone
Thomisene Anderson Background Vocals
Jewel Bass Background Vocals
Chalmers Davis Keyboards
Forest Gordon Drums
Willie James Hatten Bass
David Hood Bass
Jim Horn Flute, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone
Clayton Ivey Keyboards
Jimmy Johnson Guitar
Will McFarlane Guitar
Doug Moffet Flute, Saxophone
Steve Patrick Trumpet, Flugelhorn
James Robertson Drums
Charles Rose Trombone
Harvey Thompson Saxophone
Jim Williamson Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Eddie Rasberry Guitar
Quanda Brooks Background Vocals
Bessie Guitar
Technical Credits
Chuck Brooks Producer
Little Milton Producer
Milton Campbell Producer
Tommy Couch Producer
Jerry Masters Engineer
Charles Rose Horn Arrangements
Wolf Stephenson Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Kent Bruce Engineer, Mastering
Dennis J. Heckler Cover Design
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