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Greatest Hits (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection)
     

Greatest Hits (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection)

by Little Milton
 
Milton Campbell was a blues chameleon in his early recording career for Sun and Bobbin, changing styles seemingly with every record he made. But he found his groove -- a Bobby Bland-style R&B with a bluesy edge to it -- when he came to Chess Records in 1963. These 16 tracks collect the highlights of his six-year tenure at the label, featuring the hits "We're Gonna

Overview

Milton Campbell was a blues chameleon in his early recording career for Sun and Bobbin, changing styles seemingly with every record he made. But he found his groove -- a Bobby Bland-style R&B with a bluesy edge to it -- when he came to Chess Records in 1963. These 16 tracks collect the highlights of his six-year tenure at the label, featuring the hits "We're Gonna Make It," "Who's Cheating Who?" and "If Walls Could Talk." The majority of the sides feature strong horn charts courtesy of Oliver Sain and Gene Barge, the core of Milton's sound during this period. The stylistic connection of Milton to Bland is no more stronger evidenced than on his cover of "Blind Man," but equal mention in the soulful department must go to the heart-wrenching ballad "Let Me Down Easy" and "Poor Man's Song," one of two songs collected here that Campbell had a hand in writing. Interesting updates of Little Willie John's "All Around the World" ("Grits Ain't Groceries"), Chuck Willis' "I Feel So Bad" and Rosco Gordon's "Just a Little Bit" complete the package. As part of MCA's Chess 50th Anniversary Series, this sweats the two-disc Welcome to the Club: The Essential Chess Recordings down to a perfect introductory package to this sometimes misunderstood (is he blues? soul? R&B?) artist.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/1997
Label:
Fontana Mca
UPC:
0076732938621
catalogNumber:
9386
Rank:
29080

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Little Milton   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Cash McCall   Guitar
James Carr   Tenor Saxophone
Donny Hathaway   Keyboards
Maurice White   Drums
Phil Upchurch   Guitar
Oliver Sain   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
David Hines   Trumpet
Sonny Thompson   Piano
Fontella Bass   Piano
Ben Branch   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Campbell   Trumpet
Leonard Caston   Piano
Ira Gates   Drums
Maurice Jennings   Drums
Floyd Morris   Piano
George Patterson   Saxophone
Louis Satterfield   Bass
Gerald Sims   Guitar
Charles Stepney   Piano
Tom Washington   Piano
John Watson   Trombone
Murray Watson   Trumpet
Roosevelt T. Williams   Bass
Lawrence Taylor   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Jerry Walker   Drums
Larry Prothe   Trumpet
Gems   Vocals
Radiants   Vocals
Robert "Sax" Crowder   Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Oliver Sain   Producer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Calvin Carter   Producer
Leonard Chess   Producer
Phil Chess   Producer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Allan Reuss   Composer
Billy Davis   Producer
Tommy Karen   Composer
Rainy Robinson   Composer

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